my side stories
09/06/2017 – 09/14/2017
Reception for the Artist on Friday, September 8th, from 7 to 9pm
In the era of universal exposure and disclosure of privacy, the vast world of the artist is still most visible through the narrow prism of his publicly exposed works. Applying cognitive leaps in the history of her artistic development and practice, acting as a “researcher,” “collector,” “curator,” and “story-teller,” Gordana Vrencoska exposes, structures, and maps her (so far) unexposed artistic experiences. “These collage-like or assemblage-like, spatially installation-wise set ready-made objects redefine the meaning of the finished object in the semantic field of art which comes to redefining them in a ready-made objects with a past. She determines her own game of picking her own personal items, works of art, experiences, events, and memories, while by extracting artifacts from the collected archives of valuable memories of the past she is able to create a fragmented visual archeology of memory” – Gorancho Gjorgievski, the project curator wrote in the exhibition catalogue.
Prior to NYC, Unexposed: my side stories was presented at the National Gallery of Macedonia – Skopje, in October 2016. The project is supported by the Macedonian Ministry of Culture.
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Interdiciplinary Artist, Designer and Educator.
2016 PhD in Folklore Studies, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje.
2005 MA Design Studies, Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London.
1997 BA Painting and Fashion Design, Faculty of Fine Arts Skopje, UKIM.
Taking on research and conceptual approach, she deals with personal, socio-cultural and political themes in her art. Vrencoska has mounted 13 solo shows and numerous group exhibitions in Macedonia, Germany, Poland, G. Britain, Italy, Belgium, China, USA, Austria, Croatia and other countries. She has received a number of grants and awards, with Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. grant for artists in 2014/15, among others. Since 2006 Vrencoska teaches at the European University, Faculty of Art and Design in Skopje.