Tatjana Macic

  • , Netherlands
Tatjana Macic is visual artist, writer and researcher based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is deploying her artistic practice as an agency to blur boundaries between visual art, theory and language.She holds a BFA from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, and a MFA in Theory and History of Contemporary Art from the University of Amsterdam. Informed by the theories of Bourdieu and Deleuze, in thesis research Macic focused on curatorial practices, innovation and politics in turbulent times.Critical thinking about power structures, collective memory, embodiment and mythology are recurring interests in her work. Her eclectic and hybrid practice manifests in an array of disciplines and media. Resulting in research-based inter-disciplinary artworks, lecture-performances, collages, installations, interventions in public space, internet art and graphic novels. Her artwork is widely shown for example at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the 53rd Venice Biennale Collateral Events, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Gallery of Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina, Royal Dutch Institute of the Tropes in Amsterdam, Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam, Cabinet Gallery in New York, USA, Scryption Museum in Tilburg, Centre for Contemporary Art in Negotin, Serbia, FAD in Barcelona Spain and Kunst Vlaai in Amsterdam.In addition, she writes poetry and prose, focusing primarily on innovation of syntax, simulacrum and the power of image in the context of language. Literary works often relate to image, or are part of spatial installations.Macic teaches Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, where she is also Head of Research and Discourse. She is a guest lecturer at the ArtEZ University of the Arts, the Sandberg Institute, University of Arts Utrecht, Katholische Privat-Universität Linz in Austria, Accademia dell'Arte in Tuscany in Italy and the University of Amsterdam.Recently Tatjana founded Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru- an initiative for art and research, which questions conditions and forms for artistic practice, research and critical thinking.