Tanja Ostojić

Tanja Ostojić

Tanja Ostojić (1972* Yugoslavia) is Berlin and Belgrade based interdisciplinary and performance artist, researcher and educator who has been expanding the borders of contemporary art globally. She is primarily known as a pioneer of institutional gender critique and for her work in the field of socially and politically engaged feminist art, and art in public space. Her artworks have a high level of theoretical reference and have been analysed in numerous books, journals and anthologies. Ostojić studied sculpture at the University of the Arts Belgrade, Serbia (BA 1995, MA 1998), visual arts at the Ecole Regionale des Beaux-Arts Nantes, France (1998-99) and received Albert Einstein Research Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research at the Graduate School of the University of the Arts, Berlin (2012-14). She received numerous prizes, grants and fellowships and has published several books and essays. Her artworks are included in relevant museum collections.

Since 1993, Ostojić has worked as an independent artist and in the fields of research and education. Her performance art and exhibition practice has taken her to prominent art venues such as the Venice Biennale (2001 and 2011), Brooklyn Museum in New York (2007), Busan Biennale in South Korea (2016), among others. She showed her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions and at performance, theatre, video, film, and digital media festivals worldwide. Ostojić is currently a lecturer at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.


Tanja Ostojić: “I’ll Be Your Angel”, 2001
4 days performance with Harald Szeemann, Plato of Humankind, 49th Venice Biennale 
Photo: Borut Krajnc  
Courtesy: Tanja Ostojić

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