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Birth year

Lives in
Hong Kong


DUK/TI, 2008, MFA
EUBA, 2013, PhD

exhibition/performance, digital, photography, conceptual, performance, video-art, mixed-media, abstract


Zoran Poposki (PhD, MFA) is a transdisciplinary artist, art educator, and researcher based in Hong Kong.

Poposki explores cultural translation, liminality, identity, and public space through printmaking, painting, drawing, photography, performance, video, and publishing.

His work has been shown in more than 60 exhibitions, screenings and festivals worldwide, including: Art Basel Hong Kong, 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana, SOHOinOttakring and Thyssen-Bornemisza 21 Art Contemporary Vienna, Museu da Vila Velha Portugal, The Danish National School of Performing Arts Copenhagen, National Museum of Montenegro, Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Center St. Petersburg, City Art Museum Ljubljana, Museo de Arte de Ponce San Juan, National Gallery of Macedonia, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, University of Sharjah, etc. His public art projects have been presented on urban LED screens, video billboards, posters and billboards in NYC, Skopje, Dublin, Hong Kong, etc.  

Artist residencies include: SVA School of Visual Arts (New York), Wooloo (Berlin), PNCA Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR), VSC Vermont Studio Center, etc.

Poposki is author of a book on artist interventions in public space and recipient of CEC Artslink Award (NYC) and VSC Artist Grant.



Making Art with the Community, Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery, Hong Kong (curated by Zoran Poposki)
Videotage Media Art Collection, Art Basel Hong Kong
US, Them and You, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT, USA

DMZ Pilgrimage International Art Festival, South Korea
13th Festival of Contemporary Art ARTSTAYS, Ptuj, Slovenia

Translating the City, Videotage, Hong Kong (curated by Zoran Poposki and Laurence Wood)
In the First Person, National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje (curated by Maja Cankulovska Mihajlovska)

Net/Rrjet 6, Art Gallery, Faculty of Art, University of Prishtina, Kosovo
Videopoetry, .gif - Encontro de Artes Visuais, Museu da Vila Velha, Vila Real, Portugal
Experimental drawing: DLUM, Palac Lucerna, Prague, Czech Republic
Translation(s): Artstays Export and Preview, Gallery 3D, Mestre, Venice, Italy (curated by Laurence Wood and Zoran Poposki)
Videopoetry Internacional Fonlad Festival, Pavilhao Centro de Portugal, Coimbra, Portugal (curated by Mario Gutiérrez Cru)
Videopoesia: Charla-Encuentro con Artistas, Evento Preparatorio V Festival Internacional de Videopoesía - VideoBardo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (curated by Mario Gutiérrez Cru)


Interruption: 30th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic ArtsMGLC-International Centre for Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia (curated by Deborah Cullen, director and chief curator of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, NYC)
NotFestival2013, The Danish National School of Performing Arts (Statens Scenekunstskole), Copenhagen, Denmark
Translation(s), Chazou Art Gallery, Kamloops BC, Canada (curated by Laurence Wood and Zoran Poposki)

11th International Festival of Contemporary Art ART STAYS, Ptuj, Slovenia
Twenty-fourth International Juried ExhibitionViridian Artists Inc. Gallery, New York City (juror: Elisabeth Sussman, curator at the Whitney Museum, NYC)
Curatorial Workshop PAC
National Museum of Montenegro, Cetinje (curatorial project by Goran Gjorgievski)
Translation(s), Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, Hong Kong SAR China (curated by Laurence Wood and Zoran Poposki)

No-Festival of Video-art and Animation, Ufa, Russia

Urban Dreams, Centre for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
NOT Festival, Dansehallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark
10th International Festival of Contemporary Art ART STAYS, Ptuj, Slovenia (part of European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012)
Connecting the DotsKamloops Art Gallery and Thompson Rivers University Gallery, Kamloops BC, Canada (curated by Tricia Sellmer and Craig Willms)
Video in Progress 3: Fields of the PerformativeKoroska galerija likovnih umetnosti (Koroska Art Gallery), Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia (curated by Kolektiva)

Hacked Places / Hacked Faces, City Museum/Open Graphic Studio, Skopje (curated by Ivana Vaseva and Jovanka Popova)

Interference-Schaduwspel, Breda, Netherlands 
Not so Distant MemoryDelaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington DE, USA (curated by Bosko Boskovic)
CYBERFEST 11 International Cyber Art FestivalSergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Center, St. Petersburg, Russia (curated by Bosko Boskovic)
6 AKTO Festival of Contemporary Art, Bitola, Macedonia
9 Art Stays Festival of Contemporary Art, Ptuj, Slovenia (curated by Jernej Fabrici and Marika Vicari)
Festival Internacional de Videoarte Proyector, Off Limits, Madrid, Spain
Skopje: between science and fiction, Open Graphic Studio/City Museum, Skopje, Macedonia (curated by Jovanka Popova)
The Joy of Living, Art Pavilion, Podgorica, Montenegro
The Joy of Living, City Museum, Skopje, Macedonia

Brief Histories, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (curated by Fawz Cabra and Isak Berbic)
Upstart public art campaign, Dublin, Ireland
College Art Association CAA 2011 Annual Conference Media Lounge, New York, USA (curated by Bosko Boskovic)
Not So Distant Memory
Center for Book Arts, New York, USA (curated by Bosko Boskovic)
MYSELF: A Survey of Contemporary PortraitureSheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, USA (curated by Marjorie Vecchio)

III Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Camaguey, Cuba
SpecifyOthers, Sanctioned Array/Big Screen Project (public screening on 30 ft. x 16.5 ft. HD Format LED screen, 6th Ave and 29th Street), NYC (curated by SpecifyOthers)
Curatorial Workshop, City Art Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia (curatorial project by Goran Gjorgievski)
Spaces In-between, ConcentArt, Berlin, Germany
Proyector 2010, Espacio Menosuno, Madrid, Spain
DLUM Biennial: Winter Salon, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia (curated by Tomur Atagok)

Video in Progress 3, Center for Urban Culture Kino Siska and Photon Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia (curated by Kolektiva)
The beautiful city will rise again, DLUM/Skopje Summer Festival, public installation, City Square, Skopje, Macedonia (curated by Maja Cankulovska)
Open Call, Brina Thurston for Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London (curated by Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado)
Refresh: Projections of new media at MAP, Museo de Arte de Ponce, San Juan, Puerto Rico (curated by Maria Arlette de la Serna)
Contemporary Macedonian Artists, Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
Young Visual Artist Award YVAA Denes, City Museum, Skopje, Macedonia
Identitetet, Kosovo Art Gallery, Prishtina, Kosovo
Identities, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje (curated by Mira Gacina)

DLUM Annual Exhibition, City Museum, Skopje, Macedonia
MFA Exhibition, OK Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz, Austria
Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, USA

Kargart Uluslararasi Video Festivali, Istanbul, Turkey
Borderlands, South Seattle Community College Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
WooLoo New Life Gallery, Berlin, Germany (curated by Sixten Kai Nielsen and Martin Rosengaard)

30 Macedonian artists, Culture Center Ohrid, Macedonia

Alpan International
Alpan Gallery, Huntington, Long Island, NY (Juror: Prof. Donald Kuspit, SUNY at Stony Brook)
Open Studio, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, USA
Multimedia Cultural Center Dialma Ruggiero, La Spezia, Italy


2015 Translating Hong Kong, CCA Art Gallery, HKIEd, Hong Kong
By Way of IntroductionPacific Northwest College of Art, Portland (OR)
2010 Portrait of the Artist as a Cultural Worker, public performance, City Square, Skopje, Macedonia
2008 Abstract Politics
Tocka Culture Center, Skopje, Macedonia
2007 The Border
Tocka Culture Center, Skopje, Macedonia
The Border, Il Ramo D’Oro – Napoli, Italy (with Michele D’Alterio, IT)
National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia
2006 Hush, Gallery24, Berlin, Germany
2006 Culture Center Grigor Prlicev, Ohrid, Macedonia
2006 Hush, Gallery Twenty-four, Paris, France
2005 Hush
Tocka Culture Center Skopje, Macedonia
2004 Culture Center Marko Cepenkov, Prilep, Macedonia
2003 Journey of Desire
Tocka Culture Center, Skopje, Macedonia


2015 Memento: Visual Memory and Monumental Amnesia, Faculty of Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong
2015 Invited Guest Speaker: Translating Hong Kong, Hong Kong Book Fair, Hong Kong
2015 Visualizing memory and history: a multimedia translation of Dung Kai-cheung's Atlas, English Language and Literature Department, Hong Kong Baptist University

2013 Translation and Transcoding in Contemporary Artistic Practice, Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Art in Translation (Translation Seminar Series), Centre for Translation, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
2012 Making Public: Civic Art and Public Discourse (OxTalk), Ox Warehouse, Macau, China
 Artistic Praxis as the Open Pursuit of Questions (in Place of Conclusions): A Transdisciplinary Colloquium, Institut für künstlerische Forschung, Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF) "Konrad Wolf," Potsdam - Babelsberg, Germany (with Victoria Hindley
2011 Spaces of Power, Art Stays Summer Academy of Contemporary Art, Dom Kulture, Ptuj, Slovenia
Working Conversation: Performance Lecture, SOHOinOttakring and Thyssen-Bornemisza 21 Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (with Victoria Hindley)
2011 Architecture of a Divided City, Panel, Museum of the City of Skopje
2010 Art and Social Practice, MFA Art and Social Practice, Portland State University, Portland
2010 Beyond Relational Aesthetics, MFA CAP/Studio, Portland State University, Portland
2010 Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communications, South East European University, Tetovo, Macedonia 
2010 Truth-telling: Public Art as Parrhesia, TransartCollective, Tanzfabrik, Berlin, Germany
2010 Usurpation-Public Space-(Re)Contextualisation, City Museum, Skopje
2009 Art-Text-Discourse, Department of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Philology, Skopje University 


2013 Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant
2011 DAAD/Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität ProArt Scholarship, München, Germany
2010 CEC ArtsLink Award, New York
2010 DIA Beacon, New York, residency
2009 Young Visual Artist Award DENES 09, Contemporary Art Center Skopje & Civil Society Foundation New York, finalist
2009 iD+consonni Sondika 09, Spain – Special Mention/Z+E+M Collective 
2009 Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje Best Young Artist Award, shortlisted
2009 Publication Grant (Monograph), Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia
2008 WOOLOO, Berlin, Germany, residency
2007/08 Foundation M Scholarship Award, Austria
2007 National Fellowship for Talented Young Artists, Ministry of Culture of R Macedonia

2016 Winner, 1st Artslant Artist Showcase Competition: Drawing
2015 The Guardian's Art about human consciousness, chosen by Wellcome Collection curator Emily Sargent
2015 The Guardian's In the flesh, chosen by Tate curator Flavia Frigeri
2015 Winner, 6th Artslant Artist Showcase Competition: Drawing
2015 Winner, 4th Artslant Artist Showcase Competition: Abstract,
2014 Winner, 6th Artslant Artist Showcase Competition: Abstract,
2014 Winner, 5th Artslant Artist Showcase Competition: Abstract,
2012 Winner, Artslant Artist Showcase: Mixed Media,
2009 Saatchi Online Top 10 New Media Artists,
2007 Best of 123Soho 2007 Art Show,
2006 Digital Color Artist of the Month,


Recent Exhibits

zoran poposki participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2016 Videotage Media Art Collection
Art Basel Hong Kong
Mar, 2016 Us, Them & You
Studio Place Arts
Jul, 2015 13th Festival of Contemporary Art ARTSTAYS
Jun, 2015 Translation(s) II: Translating the City
Apr, 2015 Translating Hong Kong
CCA Art Gallery
Nov, 2014 .gif - Encontro de Artes Visuais
Museu da Vila Velha
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