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Dr. Suzana Milevska is a theorist and curator of visual art and culture from Macedonia. Her theoretical and curatorial interests include postcolonial critique of hegemonic power regimes of representation, feminist art and gender theory, participatory and collaborative art practices. From 2013-2015 she was the first Endowed Professor for Central and South European Art Histories at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar. She holds a PhD in visual culture from Goldsmiths College-London. She taught at the Gender Studies Institute, at the Faculty of Fine Arts and was the director of the Centre for Visual and Cultural Research in Skopje. She also lectured at many academic and art institutions worldwide (Columbia University-New York, Oxford University-Oxford, Alvar Aalto University-Helsinki, IUAV –Venice, The School of Art Institute - Chicago, TATE Modern, KIASMA-Helsinki, MUMOK Vienna, Moderna Museet-Stockholm, etc.). In 2010 Milevska published the book Gender Difference in the Balkans (Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag, 2010) and The Renaming Machine: The Book. In 2011 she was a researcher for the project Call the Witness – Roma Pavilion at the 54 International Art Exhibition –Venice Biennale-Collateral Event and curated the exhibitions Call the Witness”, BAK, Utrecht, and “Roma Protocol at the Austrian Parliament. In 2012 she won the Igor Zabel Award for Culture and ALICE Award for Political Curating.


Selected publications / contributions:

  • 'Gender Difference in the Balkans: Archives of representations of gender difference and agency in visual culture and contemporary art', in the Balkans, Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag, 2010
  • The Renaming Machine: the Book, (Suzana Milevska, ed.) P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute, Ljubljana, 2010
  • 'Curating as an Agency of Cultural and Geopolitical Change', in Continuing Dialogues. A Tribute To Igor Zabel, Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2008
  • 'The Hope and Potentiality of the Paradigm of Regional Identity', in Manifesta 7 Companion, Milano: Silvana Editoriale, 2008
  • New Feminism: worlds of feminism, queer and networking conditions, Vienna: Löcker Verlag, 2007
  • 'Resistance that Cannot be Recognised as Such,—an interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak', in Conversations with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, London: Seagull Books, 2007
  • 'Is Balkan Art History Global', in Is Art History Global? London: Routledge, 2007
  • 'Macedonian Art Stories', in East Art Map. Contemporary Art and Eastern Europe, ed. IRWIN, London: Afterall, 2006
  • 'The Readymade and the Question of Fabrication of Objects and Subjects', in Primary Documents – A Sourcebook for Eastern and Central European Art since the 1950s. New York: 2002.

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