Suzana Milevska

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Dr. Suzana Milevska is a theorist and curator of visual art and culture based in Skopje, Macedonia. Currently she teaches history and theory of art at the Faculty of Fine Arts – University Ss. Cyril and Methodius of Skopje. From 2006 to 2008, she was the Director of the Center for Visual and Cultural Research at the Euro-Balkan Institute in Skopje and she taught Visual Culture at the M.A. Programme in Gender Studies. She holds a PhD in visual culture from Goldsmiths College-London. In 2004, she was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Library of Congress. Since 1992 she curated over 80 international exhibitions, conferences and other projects (in Skopje, Istanbul, Stockholm, London, Berlin, Bonn, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Vienna, etc.) She was one of the national coordinators for the International Istanbul Biennale (1995-1999), and for the Thessaloniki Biennale (2005) and one of the co-curators of the International Contemporary Art Biennial at the National Gallery in Prague (2005) with “The Workers’ Club”.

Her interdisciplinary project “The Renaming Machine” (2008-2010) consisted of series of exhibitions and conferences (Ljubljana, Skopje, Pristina, Zagreb, Vienna, etc.) that resulted with the book The Renaming Machine edited by Milevska (P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute, Ljubljana, 2010). She was a researcher for the projects “East Art Map” (initiated by IRWIN, 2001-6) and “Gender Check” (curated by Bojana Pejic, MUMOK, Vienna, 2009-10) and for “Call the Witness – Roma Pavilion”, at the 54 International Art Exhibition –Venice Biennale-Collateral Event, 2011 and curated the exhibitions “Call the Witness”, BAK, Utrecht, and “Roma Protocol” at the Austrian Parliament. Recently she published her book Gender Difference in the Balkans (Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag, 2010).