Bio / CV

Yane Calovski is an artist, researcher, cultural activist, and a co-founder of Press to Exit Project Space. His interdisciplinary practice is built upon potentials of archiving by converging and augmenting a method similar to the immediacy of drawing. Calovski’s concerns range from the ways we analyze, understand and archive objects situated in the site-specificity of various cultural and political geographies. He has exhibited in individual and group exhibition at Kohta Konsthall – Helsinki, Museum of Contemporary Art – Zagreb, Guangdong Museum of Art, Malmö Konstmuseum, Bunkier Sztuki – Kraków, Bauhaus Foundation – Dessau, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Salzburger Kunstverein, Tate Britain, European Kunsthalle, Baltic Art Center, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius; Drawing Center, New York, and other venues. Calovski’s work is part of numerous public and private collections including Philadelphia Museum of Art, Van Abbemuseum, Deutsche Bank Collection and Art Telekom Collection. Collaboratively, with Hristina Ivanoska, he represented Macedonia at the 56th Venice Biennial (2015). His work was featured at the Helsinki Photography Biennial (2014), D-0 ARK Underground 2012, Manifesta 7 (Bolzano, 2008) and Manifesta 3 (Ljubljana, 2000). Calovski has been awarded a number of residencies and fellowships including IASPIS Residency (2018), ORTung Fellowship (2012), Allianz Kulturstiftung Fellowship (2004) and Pew Fellowship in the Arts (2001). He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1996) and Bennington College (1997), and attended the studio programs of CCA Kitakyushu (1999-2000) and the Jan van Eyck Academy (2002-2004). He lives and works in Skopje and Berlin.

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