Lana Čmajčanin

Lana Čmajčanin was born in Srajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1983 and for four last years she is based in Vienna. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Sarajevo and is currently a PhD scholar at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Čmajčanin is engaged in an art practice that has a strong reference to a specific place, addresses the issues of geopolitical mapping, the political framework and distinctly includes the role of women and the female body. Furthermore, in her work, Lana explores the impact of political and social power structures and control mechanisms and questions the issues of responsibility and manipulation. She explores the geopolitical and structural violence, the politics of memory, and the practices of nationalist politics and neoliberal management of trauma. Her cross-disciplinary practice encompasses installations, video works, objects, photography, performances, and sound installations. She participated in numerous international exhibition and festivals and exhibited in many galleries and museums across the world. Selected solo and group exhibitions include: MAXXI - The National centre for the Contemporary Art and Architecture Rome, Rome; Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna; Framer Framed, Amsterdam; Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna; New York Foundation for the Arts, New York; Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou; Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana; Pera Museum, Istanbul; Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna; Good Children Gallery, New Orleans; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka; Galerie du Jour agnès b, Paris; Künstlerhaus Graz; Centre for Contemporary Art, Architecture, Society, Stockholm; NGBK- Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin; CCA-The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. Her work was presented at the Venice Biennale, Autostrada Biennale, Moscow International Biennale, D-0 ARK - Biennial of Contemporary Art. Čmajčanin has won several awards and scholarship including the special Award of the 54th October Salon. Lana Čmajčanin is one of co-founders and members of the Association of Culture and Art CRVENA.