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Zoran Poposki MFA, PhD, ILPVAM, FRSA is an award-winning transdisciplinary artist, curator, and art educator based in Hong Kong. Poposki explores cultural translation, liminality, identity, and public space through painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, performance, video, and publishing.

His work has been shown in 70+ exhibitions, screenings and festivals worldwide, including: 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana, XIII Cairo Biennale, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Xi'an Art Museum in China, National Gallery of Macedonia, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Art Basel Hong Kong, City Art Museum Ljubljana, Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Center in St. Petersburg, Museu da Vila Velha Portugal, National Museum of Montenegro, Museo de Arte de Ponce San Juan in Puerto Rico, Art Stays Festival of Contemporary Art in Slovenia, University of Sharjah, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester, etc. His public art projects have been presented on urban LED screens, video billboards, posters and billboards in NYC, Skopje, Dublin, Hong Kong, and the demilitarized zone between South Korea and North Korea.  

Poposki has exhibited alongside some of the major names in contemporary artistic production, including: Gerhard Richter, Nam Jun Paik, Allora and Calzadilla, Xu Bing, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Jenny Holzer, Olafur Eliasson, William Eggleston, Thomas Ruff, Robert Cahen, Sebastiao Salgado, etc. His works have been selected for curated and juried exhibitions by prominent international curators and critics, including: Deborah Cullen (Director and Head Curator, Gallery of the Columbia University New York), Elisabeth Sussman (Curator, Whitney Museum, NYC), Donald Kuspit (Professor Emeritus of art history and philosophy, SUNY), etc.

 

Poposki's curatorial projects have been presented at: Hong Kong Arts Centre, Osage Gallery Hong Kong, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Manchester, Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery Hong Kong, Videotage Hong Kong, ArtStays International Festival of Contemporary Art Slovenia, Gallery 3D Mestre, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, etc.

 

Awards include: CEC Artslink Award (New York), ArtSlant Prize Showcase Juried Winner (Los Angeles), Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA, London), Rise Art Prize Shortlist (London), Global Art Awards Finalist/Painting (Dubai, in association with The Wall Street Journal), etc.

Education: Executive Certificate in International Leadership in Visual Arts Management (New York University, University of Deusto, Guggenheim Bilbao), PhD Cultural Studies (EuroBalkan University Skopje), MFA New Media (Donau Universitat Krems, Austria and Transart Institute NYC). 

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's work is collected in the Luciano Benetton Foundation's Imago Mundi collection (Italy) and in the Videotage Media Art Collection (Hong Kong), featured in The Guardian, and archived in the AUP archive (a project of e-flux in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery London), Ocean Archive by TBA21-Academy, and in Google Arts & Culture

   

EXHIBITIONS - GROUP

2020

  • Crossing Border Border Crossing_International Festival of Intermedia 2020, JCCAC Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong

  • ImagoRevolution: In the time of Covid19. Online and and Nellimya Arthouse, Switzerland

  • What Now? Online exhibition, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven CT, USA 

2019

  • XIII Cairo Biennale, Museum of Modern Egyptian Art, Cairo, Egypt 

2018

  • Join The Dots / Unire le distanze, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy 

  • Translation(s) I-III: Translating New Territories, Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong (curators: Zoran Poposki and Laurence Wood)

2017

  • Crossing Border/ Border Crossing: International Festival of Intermedia, JCCAC Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong (curators: Andrew Lam (Hong Kong), Wang Jing (New York-Shenzhen) Donna Yuen Man Hei (Hong Kong))

  • Silk Road Wold Imagination Journey Exhibition, Xi'an Art Museum, Xi'an, China (curated by Andrew Lam)

  • Intermediae, Matadero, Madrid, Spain

  • Film Focus: Translation(s) III; Bodies in Transit, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester, UK

  • 15th Art Stays International Festival of Contemporary Art, Ptuj, Slovenia

  • Face to Face: Imago Mundi Collection Exhibition, Bosnian Cultural Centre, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2016

  • 5th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Woolloomooloo/Moonshiner, Taipei, Taiwan (as part of Both Sides Now III: Final Frontiers)

  • Both Sides Now III: Final Frontiers, ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Exeter Phoenix, and Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre Leicester, UK (curated by Isaac Leung and Jamie Wyld)

  • Both Sides Now III: Final Frontiers, Fabrica, Brighton, UK (curated by Isaac Leung/Videotage and Jamie Wyld/videoclub)

  • Asia Contemporary Art Show, The Conrad, Hong Kong

  • 14 Art Stays Festival of Contemporary Art, Ptuj, Slovenia

  • 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

2015

  • 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)

  • Vo prvo lice, National Museum Bitola, Macedonia

  • In the First Person, National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje (curated by Maja Cankulovska Mihajlovska)

2014

  • 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)

2013

  • Interruption: 30th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, MGLC-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 Exhibition, Viridian 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)

2012

  • 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 Dots, Kamloops Art Gallery and Thompson Rivers University Gallery, Kamloops BC, Canada (curated by Tricia Sellmer and Craig Willms)

  • Video in Progress 3: Fields of the Performative, Koroska galerija likovnih umetnosti (Koroska Art Gallery), Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia (curated by Kolektiva)

2011 

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

  • Interference-Schaduwspel, Breda, Netherlands 

  • Not so Distant Memory, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington DE, USA (curated by Bosko Boskovic)

  • CYBERFEST 11 International Cyber Art Festival, Sergey 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 Portraiture, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, USA (curated by Marjorie Vecchio)

2010 

  • 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)

2009 

  • 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)

2008 

  • 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

  • Trajectories, WooLoo New Life Gallery, Berlin, Germany (curated by Sixten Kai Nielsen and Martin Rosengaard)

2007 

  • 30 Macedonian artists, Culture Center Ohrid, Macedonia

2006 

  • Alpan International, Alpan Gallery, Huntington, Long Island, NY (Juror: Prof. Donald Kuspit, SUNY The State University of New York at Stony Brook)

  • Open Studio, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, USA

  • Multimedia Cultural Center Dialma Ruggiero, La Spezia, Italy



EXHIBITIONS - SOLO

2017 

  • Theoria, National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia

2015 

  • Translating Hong Kong, CCA Art Gallery, HKIEd, Hong Kong

2010 

  • ​By Way of Introduction, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Portland (OR), USA

  • Portrait of the Artist as a Cultural Worker, public performance, City Square, Skopje, Macedonia

2008 

  • Tocka Culture Center, Skopje, Macedonia

2007 

2006 

  • Gallery24, Berlin, Germany

  • Culture Center Grigor Prlicev, Ohrid, Macedonia

  • Gallery Twenty-four, Paris, France

  • Tocka Culture Center Skopje, Macedonia 

2004

  • Culture Center Marko Cepenkov, Prilep, Macedonia

2003 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2019
•    A Foreign Land, A New Home: Shaun Tan's The Arrival, Hong Kong Arts Centre (curatorial project/ curator: Zoran Poposki)
2018
•    Translation(s) I-III: Translating New Territories, Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong (curators: Zoran Poposki and Laurence Wood)
2017
•    Film Focus: Translation(s) III: Bodies in Transit, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester, UK (curators: Zoran Poposki and Laurence Wood)
•    Translation(s) III: Bodies in Transit, 15th Art Stays International Festival of Contemporary Art, Ptuj, Slovenia (curators: Zoran Poposki and Laurence Wood)
2016
•    Making Art with the Community, Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery, Hong Kong (curated by Zoran Poposki)
2015
•    Translation(s) II: Translating the City, 13th Festival of Contemporary Art ARTSTAYS, Ptuj, Slovenia (curated by Zoran Poposki and Laurence Wood)
•    Translation(s) II: Translating the City, Videotage, Hong Kong (curated by Zoran Poposki and Laurence Wood)
2014
•    Translation(s): Artstays Export and Preview, Gallery 3D, Mestre, Venice, Italy (curated by Laurence Wood and Zoran Poposki)
2013
•    Translation(s), Chazou Art Gallery, Kamloops BC, Canada (curated by Laurence Wood and Zoran Poposki)
•    Translation(s), 11th International Festival of Contemporary Art ART STAYS, Ptuj, Slovenia (curated by Laurence Wood and Zoran Poposki)
•    Translation(s), Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, Hong Kong SAR China (curated by Laurence Wood and Zoran Poposki)

 


LECTURES AND TALKS

2017 The Moving Homeland: Reimagining Hong Kong Culture While Translating Macedonian Poetry, Kowloon City Book Fair, Hong Kong (with Marija Todorova and Huang Yu Heidi)

2017 International Forum on Crossing Border | Border Crossing | International Festival of Intermedia 2017, JCCAC, Hong Kong 
2016 Artist Talk: Zoran Poposki, Slovenski Trg - Oder, Ptuj, Slovenia

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
2012 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
2012 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
2011 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 


AWARDS, GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

2019 Fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts, London

2018 Rise Art Prize, London, Shortlisted

[Jury: Audrey Yeo (Founder and Director of Yeo Workshop Gallery, Singapore), Emilya Colliver (Founder and Director of Art Pharmacy Consulting and Art Pharmacy online, Australia), Nathalie Johnston (Founder and Director of Myanm/art, Myanmar), Amelia Abdullahsani (curator, art advisor and collector, CEO of the advisory firm Ameliorate International, UK), Alice Russotti (researcher, Singapore), Mandy d'Abo (Founder and Director of Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong), and Vicky Xu (Founder and CEO of Areteos Art Consultancy, Hong Kong)]

2017 ILPVAM Scholarship, Fundacion Gondra Barandiaran, Bilbao 

2017 Global Art Awards, Finalist, Painting Award, Armani Dubai, The Middle East Art Collector Association in association with The Wall Street Journal 

[jury: Mahmood Bin Karam Al Farsi (UAE, Commercial Director Arab Fashion Council, Manager for Abu Dhabi Media. Jury Member of the UAE Government. Film Producer at Keller Edde Studios, Los Angeles, California), Sophie Neuendorf (USA, Artnet Director, Gallery Network & Partnerships), José Ignació Ruiz Caparrós (China, President at Anacart & Caelis Gallery), Cristoph Noe (Hong Kong, LarrysList / Art Collector Society Contributor at Forbes, Art & Culture), Joobin Bekhrad (Toronto, Award-winning writer, Founder and Editor of REORIENT, Guest Editor of Columbia University’s Columbia Journal), Daryl Goh (Singapore, Founding Curator at NPE Art), Jean Minguet (France, ArtPrice Head Economist & Art Market Analyst), Ghada Kunash (UAE, Founder of The Workshop - Dubai. Art Gallery owner Fann - A' - Porter)]

2016 9th Artslant Prize Showcase 2016, Juried Winner, New Media

[jury: Chelsea Guerdat (Director of Operations, Apexart), Andrew Lee (Assistant Director, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York), and Agustina Ferreyra (director and owner, Galeria Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan] 

2016 57th Venice Biennale, National Pavilion of Republic of Macedonia (Shortlisted)  
2013 Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, USA
2011 DAAD/Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität ProArt Scholarship, München, Germany
2010 ArtsLink Award, CEC ArtsLink Foundation, New York, USA
2010 DIA Beacon, New York, residency
2009 Young Visual Artist Award DENES 09 Finalist, Contemporary Art Center Skopje & Civil Society Foundation New York
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



RECOGNITION


2020 Recommended Artist from Jury, Premio Combat Prize 2020, Italy 

[Jury: Lorenzo Balbi (director of MAMbo Museo d’arte Moderna, Bologna), Kiki Mazzucchelli (London - São Paulo, curator of 2016 Site Santa Fe Biennial),  Francesca Baboni (editor for Artribune magazine and member of the board of directors of Fondazione Il Correggio), Andrea Bruciati (director of Villa Adriana e Villa d’Este, Tivoli, artistic director at ArtVerona Fair in Verona from 2014 to 2016 and the Biennial of  Young Creatives of Europe 2015), CampoBase (curatorial collective), Stefano Taddei (art critic and independent curator)]

2017 Featured in The Guardian's Outside the Box, chosen by Tate Modern photography curator Shoair Mavlian

2017 Artslant Artist Showcase Winner, Drawing / Painting / Abstract / New Media

2016 Artslant Artist Showcase Winner, Drawing / Abstract / New Media

2015 Featured in The Guardian's Art About Human Consciousness, chosen by Wellcome Collection curator Emily Sargent
2015 Featured in The Guardian's In the Flesh, chosen by Tate curator Flavia Frigeri
2015 Artslant Artist Showcase Winner, Drawing / Abstract

2014 Artslant Artist Showcase Winner, Abstract
2012 Artslant Artist Showcase Winner, Mixed Media

2009 Saatchi Online Top 10 New Media Artists, London

2007 Best of 123Soho 2007 Art Show, New York

2006 Digital Color Artist of the Month, Los Angeles

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