Maja Ciric

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is an independent curator and an art critic.

She is a citizen of both Belgrade, Serbia and the

Holds a BA in Art History from the University of Belgrade, a Diploma in Cultural and Gender Studies from AAOM, Belgrade and a Diploma in the interdisciplinary postgraduate program Transit Spaces, Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany. She is an alumna of the Gwangju Biennale International Course for Curators. She has a PhD in Art and Media Theory at the University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia.

She is a recipient of the Lazar Trifunović Award for Art Criticism (Belgrade), the CEC ArtsLink Independent Projects Award (New York), the ISCP Curator Award (New York) and Curatorial Research Award awarded by the Dedalus Foundation (New York).

Her curatorial practice, based on terms of criticality and post-globalism, complements the mainstream cultural production and produces alternative knowledge about social, political and aesthetic transformations. Her theory and practice are challenging the dominant curatorial geopolitics. Her areas of research include the following: a) curating as an institutional critique; b) the methodology and epistemology of curating; c) the transnational circulation of ideas and curating; d) new artists and artistic practices.

She has been curating projects transnationally (a selection): Mediterranea 18, Young Artists Biennial, Tirana, Albania, (2017); Aryan Zebra: Hesselholdt&Mejlvang, Revolver Publishing (2016); Debatable Screenings, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California (2016); Observations From the Edge, Belgrade, Serbia (2016); Within One’s Grasp, Àngels Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2015); Los Privilegiados, El Salón, Madrid, Spain (2015); Displacement of All Places, UQBAR, Berlin, Germany (2015); Stone, Wood and Paradise Syndrome, 1933 Contemporary, Shanghai, China (2013); We’re Everything to Each Other, LGP, Coventry, Great Britain (2013); The Power to Host, ISCP, New York, USA (2011); I Am What I Am, 25th Nadežda Petrović Memorial, Čačak, Serbia (2010); Beyond Theory, Kunsthalle Exerngasse, Vienna (2008); Mobile Studios, Belgrade, Serbia, (2006) etc.

She was the curator of the Serbian Pavilion at 52nd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia and the Commissioner of the Serbian Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. She worked as a cultural developer in Dubai, UAE.

She gave lectures about curating and the curatorial at the Universities such as China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China; Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany; Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv, Israel and in self-organized schools such as New Collection, Belgrade, Serbia.

She is a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics), IKT (International association of curators of contemporary art) and IC I (Independent Curators International).