Workshop tutors 2007/08

Zemira AlajbegovićZemira Alajbegović
She received her degree in Sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana. From 1982 to 1988 she was leading member of multimedia group FV 112/15 and Disco FV. In the 80’s, she co-founded the independent video production FV video. Between 1983 and 1989, she was member of the group Borghesia. In the 90’s, she was active in the frame of the tandem ZANK (together with Neven Korda). She is author of numerous documentaries, music clips, dance videos, TV TV programmes on arts and culture and video films. Her latest works include the documentaries Between Four Walls and Time Slices that were presented at numerous international festivals, as well as the music clip Vortex. She is currently preparing a documentary film Invisible Territory on Marko Peljhan and a short film Quickly/Slowly. She collaborated on the project Videodocument and in the preparation of programmes on video art in Slovenia. She works as free-lance artist, director and journalist.

Eda ČuferEda Čufer
Dramaturg, curator and writer. Her texts on theatre, dance, visual arts, culture and politics have been published in numerous publications at home and abroad.

In the 80’s, she collaborated as dramaturg with the director Dragan Živadinov. In 1983, she was co-founder of the Theatre of Sisters of Scipion Nasica. In the 90’s, she collaborated as dramaturg with choreographer Iztok Kovač and his dance company En-Knap as well as with director Marko Peljhan in the frame of Project Atol. Between 1991 and 1999, she collaborated as dramaturg with the group IRWIN on projects that dealt with a new perception and understanding of relations between the West and the East in the period of post-Socialism. In the frame of these projects, she was editor of numerous books and catalogues: NSK Moscow Embassy: How the East Sees the East, 1992; Transnacionala: Highway Collisions Between East and West at the Crossroads of Art, 2000; Interpol: The Art Exhibition Which Divided East and West, 2001. She co-curated the exhibitions: In Search of Balkania, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria, 2002 and Call me Istanbul, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2004 (both together with Roger Conover and Peter Weibl).

Neven KordaNeven Korda
Studied Sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana. From 1982 to 1989 he was the leading member of the theatre group FV 112/15, as well as the Disco FV and the band Borghesia, where he was in charge of the visuals and director of their video clips. In the 80’s, he co-founded the independent production house FV Video that produced numerous artistic, music and documentary video projects. In the 90’s, he continued his creation in the field of artistic video together with Zemira Alajbegović (ZANK) and also worked as video editor, author of TV programmes, director and executor. He is currently entirely dedicated to video: he is the head of independent Pure Video Practice. More at:

Suzana MilevskaSuzana Milevska (1961)
Born in Bitola, Macedonia. She is a curator and visual culture theorist based in Skopje. Currently she is a Lecturer in Visual Culture and the Director of the Visual and Cultural Research Centre, “Euro-Balkan” Institute. She earned her PhD in 2006 from the Visual Cultures Department, Goldsmiths College – University of London where she was teaching from 2003 to 2005. In 2004 she was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. She won the ORS Grant (2002-2004) and in 2001 the Getty Curatorial Research Grant. In 1999 she was a curator in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (ArtsLink Grant). In 2007 she curated the regional workshop “Curatorial Translation.” In 2006 she curated Hristina Ivanoska’s “Naming of the Bridge Rosa Plaveva and Nakie Bajram,” at the Foundation of Women’s Art, London. As one of the curators of the International Contemporary Art Biennial – National Gallery, Prague, in 2005 she curated the “Workers’ Club” – exhibition and conference. In 2004 she was the national curator of the Macedonian section of “Cosmopolis” – Microcosmos X Macrocosmos, at the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki. In 2004 she co-curated (with Julia Schäfer) the “Unbalanced Allocation of Space,” at GFZK (Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst), Leipzig, and in 2003 she curated a TV Leipzig talk-show programme “Divided Sky/Re-unified Territories,” part of Introducing Sites II in GFZK, Leipzig. She curated over 70 exhibitions in Skopje, Istanbul, Stockholm, Berlin, Bonn, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Prague, London, etc.
She is a member of IKT (the International Association of Curators) and A.I.C.A. (International Association of Art Critics) and an International Correspondent for the Feminist Review – London, Contemporary, London, and springerin, Vienna.

Miško ŠuvakovićMiško Šuvaković (1954)
Born in Belgrade. He received his Ph.D in 1993 at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade. He is Professor at the Faculty of Music Art. He teaches Art Theory at Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Arts. He teaches History and Theory of Contemporary Art as Guest Lecturer at the School of Architecture in Belgrade. He also teaches Performing Arts Theory as Guest Lecturer within the frame of the Philosophy and Theory of Visual Culture programme at the Faculty of Humanistic Studies in Koper. He was member of the conceptualist group 143 (1975-80) as well as member of the informal theoretical community “Community for Space Research “ (1982-89). He participated in the editorial work on the magazines “Catalogue 143” (Belgrade, 1976-77), “Mental Space” (Belgrade, 1982-87), “Transcatalogue” (Novi Sad, 1995-98), “Walking Theory” (Belgrade, from 2001), the magazine “Difference” (Tuzla, 2002), “Sarajevo Notebooks” (Sarajevo, Zagreb, Belgrade, Ljubljana, 2005), “Art Look” (Warszaw, 2006). He is Honorary member of Slovenian Aesthetics Association. He has published the following books: Language Scenes (1989), Pas Tout (1994), Prolegomena for Analytical Aesthetics (1995), Postmodernism (1995), The Asymmetrical Other (1996), Aesthetics of Abstract Painting (1998), Glossary of Modern and Post-modern Visual Arts and Theory after 1950 (1999), Paragrams of body/figure (2001), Martek-Fatal Figures of Artist: Essays on 20th-Century Art and Culture in South-Eastern, Eastern and Central Europe through the work of Vlado Martek (2002), Impossible Histories – Historical Avant-gardes, Neo-avant-gardes, and Post-avant-gardes in Yugoslavia, 1918-1991 (2003), The Politics of Painting (2004), Glossary of Contemporary Art (2005), Discursive Analysis (2006), Case Studies (2006) and Farenheit 387: Theoretical Confessions (2006) etc.