SHE IS AN ARTIST WHOSE WORKS ARE EXHIBITED WORLDWIDE AND INCLUDED IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GALLERIES, MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS
Vesna Pavlović obtained her MFA degree in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2007. She is an Associate Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Her projects examine the evolving relationship between memory in contemporary culture and the technologies of photographic image production. Expanding the photographic image beyond its frame, traditional format, and the narrative is central to her strategies. She examines photographic representation of political and cultural histories, which include photographic archives and related artifacts.
In the 1990s, in Belgrade, Pavlović worked closely with the feminist pacifist group Women in Black. She provided artistic witness to the disintegration of her native Yugoslavia through her documentary work. She is the recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award in 2018, George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation grant in 2017, and Art Matters Foundation grant in 2012.
Pavlović has exhibited widely, including solo shows at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, and Museum of History of Yugoslavia in Belgrade. Selection of group shows includes Untitled, 12th Istanbul Biennial, 2011, Turkey; Metropolitan Arts Center in Belfast, Northern Ireland;
Württembergischen Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, Germany; KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia; Zachęta, National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland; New Art Gallery Walsall, UK; Bucharest Biennale 5, Romania; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA; Le Quartier Center for Contemporary Art, Quimper, France; and Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK.
The book, Vesna Pavlović’s Lost Art: Photography, Display, and the Archive was published by Hanes Art Gallery at Wake Forest University in 2018.