BIOGRAPHIES

ЕXHIBITION SPACE 1

Viktorija Eremeeva Naumoska
Born in Skopje, 1954. Received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Faculty of Architecture at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje; MA of Architecture degree from the Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade. From 2002 till 2005, she works as Head of the Department for Spatial Planning at the Agency for Spatial Planning in Macedonia. In 2006, she becomes Associate Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Design (FAD) at UACS (American University College Skopje). In 2012, she was awarded the prize “November 13” by the City of Skopje, for her special contribution towards the development of the architectural education in the Republic of Macedonia.

Maksim Naumovski
Born in Skopje, 1983. Received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Faculty of Architecture at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje. Completed postgraduate studies at the School of Architecture and Design (SAD) at the University American College Skopje, where, since 2009, he works as a part-time teaching assistant From 2014 he is a teaching assistant and PhD candidate at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at the Institute of Urbanism, Technical University of Vienna. In parallel with his academic activites, he has been collaborating with Oliver Ilievski on a number of projects, amongst which the interior refurbishment of the headquarters of the constuction company Granit in Skopje, for which the young architects recieved a special award at the BIMAS Biennal 2014.

Mitko Hadzi-Pulja
Born in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, Hadzi-Pulja is Professor at the Ss. Cyril & Methodius University in Skopje, Faculty of Architecture, Institute for Architectural design, teaching the following courses: Interior Architecture, Architectural Design, Theory of Form, Architectural Composition.
Education: he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje (1982); Specialization at the Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade University (1990); Master of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, (1996); Ph.D. at the Faculty of Architecture at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, (theme: “On the phenomenology of architectural space – biocultural approach”). Teaching and educational activities: In a series of projects within the educational activity, projects are defined as a research tool, reviewing and stimulating architectural discourse, probing for new approaches and expanding the field of architectural research in relation to learning and design. Selected projects: Residential building SMS, John Kennedy St., Skopje, MK; Zahos House, Edesa, GR. (MBMHP); Commercial building, Macedonia Square, Skopje, MK (MBMHP); Macedonian-Italian Educational Center, University St. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, MK (MBMHP); Church of St. Ilija Govrlevo, MK (MBMHP); Single-family house Kostov, Mavrovo, MK (MBMHP); Courtyard, and spatial programming interventions, Velmej, MK (MBMHP)

Martin Guleski
Born in 1945, Guleski is an architect and professor. He studied architecture (1964-69) at the Polytechnic of Lviv, Ukraine, followed by a year at MARCHI in Moscow (1985-86), an MA from the University of Belgrade (1984-‘86), recieving his PHD from the Faculty of Architecture of the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius “ in Skopje, (1992). He was a longtime professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius“ in Skopje (teaching primarily within the Department of Design of Public Buildings, at the Institute of Architectural Design), and was a long-time collaborator of Professors Zivko Popovski, Boris Cipan and Slavko Brezovski, as well as with the architectural practice AJVAR. He is currently a professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Design (FAD) at UACS (American University College Skopje) of the University American College in Skopje.

Vlatko P. Korobar
Born in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Skopje of the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius“ in Skopje; MA in Planning at the Faculty of Geography in Skopje; PhD degree from the Faculty of Architecture in Skopje. Has followed academic programmes at the University of Liverpool, Department of Civic Design, and at the University of Cambridge, School of Architecture and the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies. Works as Professor of Urban Design and Plannings at the Faculty of Architecture of the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius“ in Skopje (where he was also the Dean for a period of two mandates). Has been an external critic and has conducted workshops at the School of Architecture in Antwerpen, the Gazi University in Ankara, the School of Architecture Ion Mincu in Bucharest and at the University of Volos. Has organised and participated in numerous conferences at home and abroad and in numerous sessions of the International Summer School of Architecture “St. Joachim Osogovski” in Macedonia. He is a Licenced Architect and Licenced Urban Planner, as well as member of the Association of Architects of Macedonia and of the Chamber of Architects of Macedonia. Has won several Grand Prix awards for architecture from the Association of Architects of Macedonia. Has curated the Macedonian pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2004 and exhibited in the Macedonian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008. Has been on the editorial boards of national and international reviews for architecture and planning. Currently writes for A10.

Violeta Bakalchev
is an Architect and Assistant Professor who obtained her MSc in the field of Architecture and Design from the University American College Skopje, School of Architecture and Design, in Macedonia. She is currently holding the position of Assistant Professor at University American College Skopje, where she teaches subjects related to architectural design. She has worked on a number of design projects and research projects in Macedonia and in the neighbouring countries. Her research interests are primarily related to different aspects of modernist residential projects – and their role as a reference point for the research of the permanence and variability of the spatial and programmatic basis of modernity.

Minas Bakalchev (See ЕXHIBITION SPACE  3)

Zoran Petrovski
is an art historian working as a curator in the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Skopje, Macedonia. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, majoring in art history. He was director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje between 1993 until 2000, where he is currently  curator and head of the Film, Photography and Video Department. His more important curatorial projects include Abstraction in Macedonian Art 1960/1990; 9 ½; New Macedonian Art; Small Talk (co-curated with Luchezar Boyadjiev); Street – Milcho Manchevski / Night Vision -Jovan Sumkovski (in Stockholm); and Dusan Percinkov: Retrospective. He has also participated in several international projects, including: In The Gorges of Balkans (at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel); Bound/less Borders (in Belgrade); and Regards projetés: art vidéo dans les Balkans (in Strasbourg). In 1993, he curated the Macedonian participation at the 45th Venice Biennale of Art, and in 1996 at the 23. Sao Paolo Biennial. In 2004, he was assistant to the commissioner of the Macedonian participation at the 9th Venice Architectural Biennale. He is a member of the National section of AICA.

ЕXHIBITION SPACE  2

Domnika Boskova
is an architect and educator working until (and beyond) her recent retirement, at the Faculty of Architecture at the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje, teaching the following subjects: Descriptive Geometry, Perpective, Theory and Architectural Surveying, and Foundations of Architectural Design. She is a longtime associate of architects Goce Adzi-Mitrevski and Dimitrije Golubovski, as part of the design team led by Prof. Zivko Popovski.

Jovan Ivanovski, PhD
is an Architect and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture – Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, teaching Architectural Design courses. He holds a Diploma in architecture from the Faculty of Architecture in Skopje and a Master of Architecture from the Dessau Institute of Architecture. His main research interest is the process of post-socialist transition of Balkan cities and their architecture. He practiced architecture at various offices in Germany and Switzerland. He is a co-founder and member of the Studio for Contemporary Architecture Skopje (SCArS), within which he has participated on numerous architectural competitions of local and international character, gaining several awards. He was curator of the Macedonian pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Vlado Deskov
Born in Skopje in 1977. Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje in 2004. Since 2007 he is a teaching assistant at the School of Architecture and Design at the University American College Skopje. His research interest focuses on the city of Skopje and its architecture, as well as the influence of economic, political and social transformations of society on the way in which the city changes, and their impact on architecture. As a co-founder and member of the architectural group Studio for Contemporary Architecture Skopje (SCArS) he has participated in and won a number of awards at international and local architectural competitions. He was one of the authors representing Macedonia at the 2008 and 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb.

Paolina Milusheva
Born in Strumica, Macedonia in 1987, graduated from the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius“, Faculty of Architecture, Skopje, Macedonia, with a project for multifunctional housing and new typologies, for the Madzir Maalo neighbourhood in Skopje. After her graduation, she starts teaching at the University American College Skopje, Faculty of Architecture and Design. She has participated in the following exhibitions: OUTBOX 2010; Invisible Skopje; ‘60s: The World, Skopje and Skopjani, and was a collaborator in the team representing the Macedonian pavilion in the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture. In parallel with her academic and research activities, she has worked on both local and international architectural competitions and workshops.

Biljana Temelkovska
Born in Skopje, Macedonia (1987). Graduate from the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, Faculty of Architecture, Skopje, Macedonia. During her studies, she took part in designing various graphic and art applications for BIGOSS – an engineering, consulting and publishing firm in Skopje. After graduation, she starts working in the “Spatial Planning Agency”, Macedonia. She participated in various exhibitions, including: OUTBOX 2010; Invisible Skopje; ‘60s: The World, Skopje and Skopjani, as well as in several architectural competitions and workshops.

Ivan Nikolovski
(1986) is an architect, graduating from the Faculty of Architecture of the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, in Skopje, Macedonia. He is currently working at Af Design Depo and as a teaching assistant at the School of Architecture and Design at the University American College Skopje. As a member in STArS (SCArS), he was part of the project team of several local architectural competitions. He was also part of the exhibitions “OUTBOX 2010” and “Invisible Skopje”. In 2011, he participated on the workshop “After Urban Sprawl” in Bologna, Italy.

Sanja Lilitkin
(1986) is an architect, graduating from the Faculty of Architecture of the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, in Skopje, Macedonia, in 2011. She worked for two years in Tetraktis, an architectural studio in Skopje. As a member in STArS (SCArS), she was part of the project team of several local architectural competitions. She was also part of the exhibitions “OUTBOX 2010” and “Invisible Skopje”, and n 2011, participated in the workshop “After urban sprawl” in Bologna, Italy.

Nina Karangeleska Todorovska
obtained her BSc graduate diploma in 2009 from the Faculty of Architecture of the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, in Skopje, Macedonia. In 2009, she enrolled in MSc studies at the Faculty of Architecture and Design, University American College Skopje (UACS). During 2008/2009 she worked as a collaborator at the Faculty of Architecture at the State University and since 2009 is engaged as a collaborator at the Faculty of Architecture and Design, UACS. She has participated in several awarded competitions and numerous projects, including the research project Invisible Skopje. In 2011 and 2012, she was an integral part of the Skopje Architecture Week event, performing the role of Chief Program and Guest Coordinator.

Martin Efremovski
Born in Skopje, where he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”. After graduating, he works with studio “FormLab” on developing sustainable and  modular prefabricated timberframe houses. He is currently following the Advanced Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites at the RLICC. and doing his Master thesis research, while working as a collaborator with BVdW architects in Brussels. He has taken part in many international and local architectural workshops, seminars and conferences.

Sanja Taseva
(1987), born in Skopje. After finishing the studies at the Faculty of Architecture – Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia, she works as an architect at Syndicate Studio, and as an external collaborator at Faculty of Architecture in Skopje, assisting in the courses of interior architecture and industrial design. She subsequently starts with the advanced masters studies at the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, KU Leuven. In 2013, she worked as an intern at the ABC Research Department, at the Politecnico di Milano. She has participated and gained acknowledgments in many local and international architectural competitions, amongst which is the UNESCO competition for a cultural centre in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. She is currently working on  her master thesis and as an intern at BVdW architects, Brussels.

Bisera Krckovska
(1992) born in Skopje, is a student in the fifth year of studies at the Faculty of Architecture at the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia. Besides doing her master thesis, she is currently working as an intern at the architectural office BMA. In parallel with her studies, she has participated in many extracurricular projects, such as the exhibition “Invisible Skopje / Places of everyday urban living”; the project for the Macedonian Pavilion “Absorbing Modernity:1914 – 2014” at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia; the exhibition “1960s: World, Skopje and Its Citizens” as part of the 8th “White Night in Skopje” events, etc. In 2014, she initiated a project entitled Monochrome Modern, which assembles small-scale drawings and collages – a project which was last presented as a solo exhibition “Ever Pure” in Rotterdam, in 2015.

Aleksandar Baldazarski
Born 1986,  he is an architect and multimedia artist, who is presently working in ADI Studio in Skopje. Drawing on his experience in the architectural field, he balances his free-lance work with several other activities, such as photography, graphic design and music production. His graphic and photography skills come to the fore in the exhibition “Invisible Skopje / Places of everyday urban living” and in the posters he makes for various music events in the city of Skopje. He has also been active in “DSPH” – electronic arts movement and “Disphilharmonia” – an experimental laptop quartet, bent on audio visual work, as well as his own music project B.ATL.

Vlado Danailov
(1990, Gevgelija) is interested in architecture, art and literature. He obtained his Master degree from the Faculty of Architecture, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje in September 2013, with the project “Gold Institute and other Interventions on the Banks of Tabachka and Mancina River in Kratovo“, mentored by prof. Aneta Hristova Popovska. In 2013/2014, Vlado was enrolled as a researcher at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow, where he developed the project “Dwelling Without a House”: a model that offered an integrated approach to housing and planning policies. Vlado enjoys dark chocolate, jazz music and swimming. He is currently an associate teaching assistant at the Faculty of Architecture, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (within the course ‘Design of Public Buildings’) and the School of Architecture and Design (within the course ‘Architectural Design’ and ‘Building Constructions’) at UACS in Skopje.

Monika Novakovik
(1990, Skopje) is an architect who finds inspiration in art, literature and music. She obtained her Master degree at the Faculty of Architecture, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje in October 2013, with a project mentored by prof. Aneta Hristova Popovska. Following this, she continued experimenting through various design and research projects. Her professional interests took her on a journey to Rotterdam where she worked in practice at the architecture studio KRILL (May – July 2014). Monika entered academia as a teaching assistant at both the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje (within the course ‘Design of Public Buildings’) and the School of Architecture and Design at the University American College Skopje.

Gordan Vitevski
(1989, Skopje) is an architect interested in different scales of architectural and urban theory and practice. He obtained his Masters degree from the Faculty of Architecture, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje with excellence, in Оctober 2014, with the project „Transport Center as a body—spatial substance for the regeneration of the fragmented context in Skopje“, mentored by prof. Mitko Hadji Pulja. He was awarded the ‘Frank Manning’ award and the ‘Engineer’s Ring’ award from the Chamber of Engineers of Macedonia. During his studies, Gordan spent a year as an intern-architect working on architectural competitions and design development projects at ‘David Chipperfield Architects’ in Berlin (2013). Currently, he works as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, within the course ‘Architectural Design and Urban Planning’.

Slobodan Velevski
PhD (b.1976). Gratuated at the Faculty of Architecture of Ss.Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje in 2002. He concluded his masters studies at the Dessau Institute of Architecture in Germany (in 2007), and a PhD at the Faculty of Architecture in Skopje (in 2013). His professional experience ranges from engagement at architectural offices such as Shigeru Ban Arhitects, Paris (2005) and David Chipperfield Architects, Berlin (2006), to practice at the Space Syntax research Lab in London (2007). Over this period, he was part of the winning teams of several prestigious competitions in the field of architecture and urbanism. He is co-author of the book Conversations published in 2010. Currently he works as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture in Skopje department of Urbanism.

Marija Mano Velevska
PhD (b.1977). Works as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, teaching within the courses of Arhitectural Design and Design Studio. She graduated in Skopje (2002) and continued her Master studies (2006-2008) at Dessau Institute of Architecture (Germany) and Chur Institute of Architecture (Switzerland). Obtained a Doctorate (2013) at the Faculty of Architecture in Skopje with research that examines the “Architectural manifestations in contemporary society of consumption”. The focus of her work relies on learning architecture by combining design practice and architecture theory. She is co-author of the book Conversations (2010).

Ognen Marina
PhD in Architecture and Urbanism. He works as Associate Professor at Faculty of Architecture, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje. His main field of interest is in dynamic 3D city models and novel structures in architecture. He is a member of ENHR and a partner in various research projects developing digital tools for the spatial analysis of urban development. He is author of several publications related to the analysis, assessment and modeling of urban development and structures in architecture.

ЕXHIBITION SPACE 3

Damjan Momirovski
graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje, in 2009. Since 2012, he is working at the Municipality of Centar, Skopje. He is currently enrolled in the postgraduate study program at the University American College Skopje, where he works as an associate. As a member of an informal architecture team, he has participated and won several awards at local architectural competitions. He was also part of the team that represented Macedonia at the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2012. His primary interests are related to changes in social groups and their needs in terms of architecture and public spaces, particularly in relation to the city of Skopje.

Gjorgje Jovanovik
(Skopje, 1980) is an artist who graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje (2003). Selected solo shows: Invention for You Wonderful People, MOCA, (Skopje, 2014); Fragmented Archive of the Artist from the Country in Transition, (New York, 2010); It’s Complicated, (Graz, 2010). Selected performances: The Confession of a Cake Monster (performed in New York, Vienna, Ljubljana, Belgrade, Prishtina, Rovinj and Skopje, 2008-2013); The Depression of the New Year’s Eve (Skopje, 2005). Selected group exhibitions:  Balkon zum Balkan, Stadlishe Kunsthaus Baden Baden; Vienna Independent Shorts, Stadtkino -Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Skopje; Solidarity-Unfinished Project, MOCA, Skopje, (2014); Balkan? (Oslo 10, Basel); Participation-Participatory Practices as Artistic Strategy, Tirana Express, Tirana  (2013); Re-locate, Rumeli Han, Istanbul, (2011); 255.804 km2, Hilger Brot KunstHalle, Vienna. For his practice, he has been awarded with the award for young visual artist “Denes” (2009), the award for best video at the Alternative Film/Video festival in Belgrade (2009); the special award at the Akto Festival in Bitola (2012) and the award of the 10th Biennial of Young Artist, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, Macedonia (2013).

Minas Bakalchev
is an architect and professor at the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Architecture, Skopje, where he is also currently the Dean of the Architecture Faculty. He graduated as dip.Ing. Arch from Faculty of Architecture, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje; holds an MSc from the Faculty of Architecture, University in Beograd, and is a Dr. in technical science at the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje. He was co-curator of the Macedonian national pavilion in the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2006, recieving a special mention for the project ‘City of Possible Worlds’. Under the acronym MBMHP, he works together with Mitko Hadzi Pulja on architectural projects, workshops and exhibitions. They have recieved numerous city and national awards for many of their works. He believes that architecture can change the world in a way that the world can change us.

Filip Jovanovski
(Bitola, 1979), is a visual artist and civic activist. Completed his postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje, Department of Painting (2012). Solo exhibitions: Decision (2010); Glotzt nicht so romantisch (2011), Prima Center Berlin; Three Easy Pieces: Proposal for an opera in three acts (2012), Cultural Center Bitola; The Power of the Spartakists or the Power of Love (2014), Open Graphic Studio, Skopje. He has participated in several group exhibitions: Biennial of Young Artists (2009/2011/2013); SEAfair (Fair of electronic arts); Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje (2010); Festival Perforacije – Zagreb (2010); Festival Synchronizing Cities (2010), Victory Obsessed (2013), Poznan, Poland; Parallel Universe (2014), Duplex 100m2; Storytelling As an Art Practice, TICA Tirana Institute for Contemporary Arts (2014). He is winner of the young visual artist award DENES 2013. Since 2007, he is the artistic director of the festival for contemporary art AKTO in Bitola, Macedonia and a founding member of: Cooperative Initiative (2012 – ), an informal collective of contemporary artists; the activist organization Freedom Square (2010 – ), JADRO organisatino of NGO’s (2012 – ), and the civil initiative I LOVE GTC.

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