MAR-tutor Katarina Zdjelar, winner of the Dolf Henkes Prijs 2016

Artistic Research (ma) Award

The exhibition with works of all nominees of the Dolf Henkes Award 2016 opened on Thursday 15 December 2016. The winner was announced on Thursday 9 February, during Art Rotterdam.

Installation at TENT Rotterdam - Foto: Aad Hoogendoorn

About Katarina Zdjelar:

“Katarina Zdjelar makes a deep impression with her oeuvre, in which themes such as identity, authority and community form centre stage. Using the individual as a starting point, she manages to lay bare social issues and changes in society in her videos, sound works and books. Language is an ever recurring element, which she applies in several layers and simultaneously. She builds up a consistent oeuvre, in which she remains committed to her principle, medium and themes in an often appealing, penetrating visual language. Her work does not disclose itself immediately: it challenges the observer to have a second look, give closer consideration and reflect.” Katarina Zdjelar (1979, Belgrade, Serbia) studied Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Her work has been shown at a.o. ICA London, Ellen de Bruijne Projects in Amsterdam, Casco in Utrecht, and TENT Rotterdam.

The Dolf Henkes Award is an initiative of the Henkes Foundation. This foundation aims, among other things, to create a favourable artistic climate in Rotterdam. 

Exhibition on view until 19 Feb. 2017 | TENT, Rotterdam

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Top: Katarina Zdjelar, Untitled (A Song) video still 2016

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