Zernovski Velimir biography

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Zernovski Velimir works and lives at Skopje and Belgrade. He has graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje where he is MA candidate at the moment. He is also MA candidate at the Department of Cultural Studies at “Euro-Balkan” Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities Research in Skopje.

Through the media of drawings, videos, installations, object installations in public space, writing and publishing artist books he is exploring notions of identity, urbanity and popular culture.

Zernovski realized number of solo exhibitions in: New York (2010, 2012), Paris (2011), Vienna (2009, 2011), Freiburg (2009), Skopje (2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013); Belgrade (2014); Skopje (2015);  he took part in group exhibitions in Slovenia, Kosovo, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and USA. He curated and co-curated several projects and exhibitions and participated in many international projects and collaborations.

He was working as a curatorial assistant at ‘press to exit project space’ – special project of the Swiss Cultural Program in Macedonia, worked as a researcher at University Euro-Balkan 2011-2013 and actively participated in the program of The Coalition “Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities” 2011-2015. From 2013 Zernovski is co-founder of IPAK Center – Research Center for Cultures, Politics and Identities in Belgrade, Serbia.
From 2008 Zernovski is co-founder and president of FRIK Cultural Initiatives development Formation, organization which is working on motivation of socially engaged art production and society democratization, beyond prejudices and stereotypes.

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