Bojana Pejić

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Born 1948 in Belgrade. Art historian and curator. Lives in Berlin. Studied History of Art at the Faculty of Philosophy in the University of Belgrade. From 1977 to 1991 she was curator at the Student Cultural Center of Belgrade University and organized many exhibitions of Yugoslav and international art. Started to write art criticism in 1971 and was editor of art theory journal Moment, Belgrade (1984 - 1991).

Since 1991 she has lived in Berlin. She organized an international symposium The Body in Communism at the Literaturhaus – Berlin in 1995. She was Chief curator of the exhibition After the Wall - Art and Culture in post-Communist Europe organized by theModerna Museet , Stockholm, (1999), which was also presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art – Foundation Ludwig, Budapest (2000) and at HamburgerBahnhof , Berlin (2000-2001). She was one of the co-curators of the exhibition Aspects/Positions held in the Museum of Contemporary Art – Foundation Ludwig, Vienna in 1999. Between 2002 and 2004, she was one of international advisers of the Contemporary Art Museum in Kumamoto (Japan) where she also curated a retrospective of Marina Abramovic (2003), which also toured to Morigame (Japan). In 2003, she had the Rudolf Arnheim guest professorship at the Humboldt University in Berlin (history of art). She was adviser of the project “De/Construction of Monument “organized by the Center for Contemporary Art in Sarajevo where she also held seminars at the Academy of Fine Arts dedicated to the “Communist Body.” (2004-2005) In May 2005 she has defended her Ph.D. “The Communist Body – An Archeology of Images: Politics of Representation and Spatialization of Power the SFR Yugoslavia (1945 -1991)” (in preparation for publishing). She was a Maria Goeppert-Mayer guest professor for International Gender Research at the Institute for Cultural Studies at the University in Oldenburg (2006-2007).