BIO


Bojana works on various personal and commissioned projects. While her work mostly consists of printmaking and bookmaking, these practices regularly transform themselves into larger installation works.

Born in Belgrade, Serbia, she moved to the United States in 2014, and in 2018 earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from San Francisco Art Institute in printmaking. Currently in Brooklyn, Bojana has exhibited in Root Division, 1890 Bryant Street Studios, Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI Print Gallery, Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, and various alternative spaces; as well as The Russian House, Glasnik Gallery, and Museum of History of Yugoslavia in Belgrade, Serbia.




ARTIST STATEMENT


Utilizing the process of printmaking, I create direct and sincere work. Issues concerning the construction of home, feelings of belonging and being grounded while at the same time displaced, are the dominant themes. Love pain, élan, melancholy, yearning, sentiment, and bittersweet longing with all its bliss and sadness are the essence and motivation behind the practice; fantasies of utopias constructed from ideas and practices of existing, past and present heterotopias. 


Working and creating allows me to unobtrusively rebuild and ground my ideals through my pieces, to have a safe playground and dwell on the memory while transforming it. Conceptual methodology I use is consistent, even though certain pieces are carried out through traditional printmaking methods, while some take on more modern techniques of photography and video work. This process creates a space that captures layers of identity and its intersectionality, as is reflected from self. The images are being transformed so that they can be present as a cohesive whole. Additionally, distributive and accessible aspects of printmaking allow me to share the original experience with many people as a political act of love.


Landscapes hold the traces of social/political impact, and I capture them as poetic representations. The collage of concrete structures - a hint to socialist architecture I grew up in as a monument of the past, with the position or absence of bodies as the exploration of urban setting assemblages considers the human impact on their surrounding, and its repetition. The similarity of public spaces becomes blurred in a dream; the scene becomes romantic, pink, soft an d nostalgic







 


CV



EDUCATION

2018
Bachelor of Fine Arts

San Francisco Art Institute
PRINTMAKING / art + technology

EXHIBITIONS

2020 
TUNNELS OF THE MIND, Screening on ZAZ 10 Gallery Billboard, Times Square, New York
OPEN BOOK SHOW 7,  Open Windows Cooperative, SF, CA / online archive

2019
SPRING 2019 BFA Show , San Francisco Art Institute , San Francisco, CA
The Love Train , SOMA Street Park , CA
Book smart, American Bookbinders Museum, San Francisco, CA
OPEN BOOK SHOW 6, Arion Press , CA
3, All Gold, Berkeley, CA

2018 
Fall 2018 BFA Show, SFMOMA Artist Gallery + Gallery 308, San Francisco, CA
Open Book Show 5, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2018/2019 Clyde & Community Art Awards, Clyde & Co’s San Francisco office
Open Book Show 3, + Printmaking Department Fundraiser/Organized the fundraiser + participated in the exhibition and sale/ 1890 Bryant Street Studios, San Francisco, CA
Really Big Print Show!, /Co-curated + participated in the exhibition/ The Print Gallery, San Francisco, CA
You Were Here, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017
The 2nd Open Book Show,Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Inadequacy, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015
Lamorinda Arts Council 12th Annual High School Visual Arts Exhibition, Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, Orinda, CA

2014
Sochi Winter Olympics Poster Exhibition, The Russian House, Belgrade, Serbia; Sochi, Russia
"Serbia and the world 1914 - 2014" / "Srbija i svet 1914 - 2014"- Hundred Years of First World War, Glasnik Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia

2004
“Brisanje 2004” (Deletion 2004), Exhibition/ International Interdisciplinary Project, Museum of History of Yugoslavia, Belgrade, Serbia


AWARDS & HONORS

2019             Bronze Roller Award, San Francisco, California
2019             Recognition of Academic Achievement Award, San Francisco Art Institute, SF,CA
2018             2018/2019 Clyde & Community Art Awards
2018             35th Artists’ Book Contest, The Anne Bemer Memorial Library, San Francisco, CA
2015-2018  Continuing Merit Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2015             Awards for Photography, 2D art and Digital Design, Lamorinda Arts Council, Orinda, CA


COLLECTIONS
Private Collection, Edinburgh, Scotland
Anne Bremer Memorial Library, San Francisco Art Institute

WORK EXPERINECE

Present /2020
Art School LLC

Present /2013
Freelance Graphic Design and Illustration

2020/2016
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California                                                      

2019
ArtSeed, San Francisco, California

2019
Johansson Projects, Oakland, California

2018
Mission Grafica, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, California  

2016 
Shapeshifters Cinema,Oakland, California

TEACHING

2018  Instructor, (Screen-printing)                                                                                                   
San Francisco Art Institute Young Artist Program, San Francisco
                                                                                                                                                          

o  Sold work at multiple Art Fairs, including Roadworks Steamroller Printmaking Festival, Cheap Thrills, San Francisco Zine Fest, Concentrate.