Ana Janevski

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Ana Janevski (1976, Belgrade) is Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art. She holds an MA at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris on the Articulation of Balkanism in Contemporary Art. From 2007 to 2011, she held the position of Curator at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland, where she curated, among many other projects, the large-scale exhibition As Soon As I Open My Eyes I See a Film, on the topic of Yugoslav experimental film and art from the 1960s and 1970s. She also edited a book with the same title. In 2010 she co-curated the first extensive show about experimental film in Yugoslavia, This Is All Film! Experimental Film in Yugoslavia 1951–1991, at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana. Janevski also co-curated, with Pierre Bal-Blanc, the performance exhibition The Living Currency and co-organized the performance series Words in the World at MoMA. Janevski launched the periodical Muzeum in 2007 which has developed into quarterly publication inviting writers, philosophers and artists to discuss contemporary art.

  • 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]