Ana Janevski

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Ana Janevski (1976, Belgrade) is a curator in the Department of Media and Performance at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. She has organized more than 30 performances by artists including Yvonne Rainer, Simone Forti, Trajal Harrell, Boris Charmatz, Jérôme Bel, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and Rabih Mroué, among others. She has been involved in the programming of MoMA’s Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Studio, where she curated Nora Turato: pool 5 (2022), Studio Residency: Okwui Okpokwasili (2022), David Tudor and Composers Inside Electronics Inc.: Rainforest V (variation 1) (2019), and Sung Hwan Kim: Temper Clay (2021, with Martha Joseph). She is currently preparing a retrospective of Joan Jonas (2024). Her collaboratively organized exhibitions at MoMA include Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done (2018), with Thomas (T.) Jean Lax and Martha Joseph; Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection (2016), with Eva Respini and Sarah Suzuki; and Projects 100: Akram Zaatari (2103), with Eva Respini. From 2007 to 2011, she held the position of curator at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, where she curated, among many other projects, the large-scale exhibition and accompanying publication As Soon As I Open My Eyes I See a Film, which focused on Yugoslav experimental film and art from the 1960s and 1970s (2011). She regularly contributes to and co-edits publications on performance, the body, and the history of art in Eastern Europe. She received her MPhil at L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris and her MA at Sorbonne Nouvelle University Paris 3. (2023)

  • editor, with Stefano Marson, Braco Dimitrijevic, Rome: Studio d'Arte Contemporanea Pino Casagrande, 2004, 79 pp.
  • editor, As Soon As I Open My Eyes I See a Film: Experiment in the Art of Yugoslavia in the 1960s and 1970s, Warsaw: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2010, 259 pp.
    • Kiedy rano otwieram oczy, widzę film: eksperyment w sztuce Jugosławii w latach 60. i 70., Warsaw: Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej, 2010, 259 pp. (Polish)
  • editor, Boris Charmatz: Modern Dance, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2017, 144 pp. [1]
  • editor, with Cosmin Costinaș, Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive? The New Performance Turn, Its Histories and Its Institutions, Berlin: Sternberg Press, and Hong Kong: Para Site, 2018, 224 pp. [2]
  • editor, with Roxana Marcoci and Ksenia Nouril, Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2018, 408 pp.
  • editor, with Thomas J. Lax, Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2018, 200 pp. [3]