Katarina Zdjelar

Studio practice

Katarina Zdjelar is an artist and a core tutor for studio practice at the MA Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

She was born in Belgrade, and works mainly in the medium of video. Her work explores the way one body encounters another as a site of resistance and possibility, pointing to the fragile agency of collective action in the present. Voice, music, sound and language have been the core interests throughout her practice. Her most recent works look at potentials and legacies of pacifist (proto) feminist practices, including that of Käthe Kollwitz and Dore Hoyer as well as it includes practices of contemporary makers.

Zdjelar holds an MA in Fine Art from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, where she currently lives and works. She is also a graduate of the University of Arts Belgrade and has completed a residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten among other programmes.

Zdjelar represented Serbia at the 53rd Venice Biennale and has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally at such venues as Berlin Biennale; Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; Frieze Foundation, London; Casino, Luxembourg; The Chelsea Art Museum; De Appel, Amsterdam; Hartware Medien Kunstverein, Dortmund; Museum of Contemporary Art MACBA Barcelona; MCOB Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade; Museum Sztuki Lodz and Powerhouse, Toronto. She has been awarded several prizes including the MMSU Award of the 24thZagreb Salon (2019) and The Dolf Henkes Prize (2017), and was nomi­nated for the Dutch Prix de Rome Award in 2017 and 2010. She is on the board of Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.