I was born in Niš, Serbia, where I completed my architecture degree. While still in high school, I was involved in anti-war activism, and during my studies, I joined a local initiative dealing with the rights and visibility of the LGBTIQ people in southern Serbia. I have been living in Vienna since 2012 and currently work as a youth worker with girls* and young women*.

My photography work is focused on bodies, identities, and people’s narratives. It is strongly influenced by intersectional feminist thought and many years of queer activism. My tool is mostly a digital camera, and portraiture is the medium through which I approach my subjects. The motivation to take a portrait – whether of myself or other people – stems, not only from my fascination with bodies but includes everything that surrounds and interacts with them: colors, light, objects; for that reason, I often use 35 mm lens. Portraiture is my way of confronting social norms and their effects on our mental and physical wellbeing – it´s a method that allows for the expression of struggle, as much as pride and rebellion. For me, the act of taking a portrait is a process of connecting empathetically to the person I photograph. This connection is the basis for what is encaptured in the portrait.

 

Education

2016/2017
Friedl Kubelka, School for Artistic Photography, Vienna

2008
M. Sc. in Architecture, Faculty for Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Niš

 

Next:
Exhibition At Home, Cafe Villa Vida
November 2022

 

Solo Shows

2022
Exhibition At Home, Foto Wien

2019
Peace and Quiet, Lazy Life, Vienna
At Home, Fett+Zucker, Vienna (within EuroPride)

 

Group Shows

2020
Space20, Schloss25
Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival

2019
Double-Sided Sticky Tape, Turner Contemporary, Margate, EN

2017
Photo: Vienna, MAK – Austrian Museum for Applied Arts

2016
Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

 

Residencies 

2022
New Friendships, St. Pölten
QM&A Collective 

 

Collaborations

2022
Toilet installation „Isolation“ by Zoe Gudović, Brut Wien

2019
Colonial Cocktail of Stefani Sourial, Brut Wien

2018
Who will take my dreams away, Denice Bourbon and Veza Fernandez

 

Featuring 

2021
The Gap, No. 190
Female Photographers Vienna (online)

2016
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