Ana Knezevic

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ARTIST STATEMENT

Ana Kneževic creates light and sound installations and public projects that interconnect science, technology and art. By reducing visual elements, she brings new spatial experiences to viewers, heightening their awareness of the immaterial and invisible.

For the CultureHub Residency, she will be working on a new VR project, Voiding the Void, that explores invisible spatial realms and their possible interactions with real space. Voiding the Void will explore intersections of light, space, time and movement. Meditative sine wave sounds will change pitch and volume in relation to the participant’s movement through the space, involving the viewer in a dialog between internal and external. The project will be realized with architectural software 3D Studio Max, developed in Unity VR and actualized in the HTC VIVE VR set.


PROFILE

Ana Kneževic (Belgrade, Serbia,1976) completed her BFA/MFA degree in painting at the University of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Serbia in 2002. She studied MFA in painting at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston in 2003/04.

Ana has exhibited her art in all leading galleries and art venues in her home country including the exhibition space of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade (2015). For her installation work, she has received prestigious national awards including the “Vladimir Veličković” prize in 2009. Ana's work is featured in important collections of Serbian contemporary art.

In addition to her gallery practice career as an installation artist, Ana is recognized in Serbia as a public art artist and involved with national level projects. Beyond Serbia, she has exhibited in the USA, France, Hungary, and Bulgaria. She has been awarded the two major New York City art grants: International CEC ArtsLink Residency Award in 2012 and, most recently, a Pollock-Krasner award for 2017/2018. She has lived and worked in New York City since 2013.

www.anaknezevic.net


SELECTED WORK