Ana Vilenica

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Ana Vilenica (1978, Pančevo, Yugoslavia) is an urban and cultural researcher and art theoretician.

She holds a PhD from the University of Arts in Belgrade and defended her theses in Theory of Art and Media with a title “Theory and practice of activism in art in second half of XX century”.

Ana Vilenica spent two years working at Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (2012-2014), where she did a research on role of art and culture in urban regeneration in Serbia and implications of regeneration art on neo-colonial modernisation of so called periphery of Europe.

She contributes regularly to journals, books and online portals. She edited the book Postajanje majkom u vreme neoliberalnog kapitalizma (Becoming a Mother in Neoliberal Capitalism, Uzbuna, Belgrade, 2013; 2nd ed., 2016) and co-edited the books Na ruševinama kreativnog grada (On the Ruins of Creative City,, Novi Sad, 2012) and Fragments for Studies on Art Organisations, vol. 1 (, Novi Sad, 2021).

She is a post-doctoral Marie Curie Research Fellow at School of Arts and Creative Industries, London South Bank University, where she has been working on a project tackling issues around role of art in so-called housing crises based on case studies in London and in Belgrade.

She is a member of the Serbian anti-emission organization The Roof, the Radical Housing Journal Editorial Collective, the editorial team of Interface: a Journal for and about Social Movements for Central and Eastern Europe, and E.A.S.T (Essential Autonomous Struggles Transnational). (2021), (2021)