Sanja Ivekovic – Silvia Eiblmayr

Thu, 17 December, 7 p.m.

Sanja Ivekovic (born in Zagreb) was the first woman on Croatia’s art scene to call herself a feminist artist. Since the early 1970s she has been dealing with the tensions between female identity and political reality, using various media such as photographs, videos, performances and installations. She often uses her own person as a starting point for her work, put into a broader social context, which allows her to analyse her personal situation reflected by macro-social developments. Since 1994 Sanja has been lecturing at the Center for Women’s Studies in Zagreb and is one of the founders of Electra, The Women Arts Center in Zagreb. She lives and works in Zagreb.

Silvia Eiblmayr is an art historian, curator, lecturer and author. She was director of the Salzburg Kunstverein, director of the Galerie im Taxispalais / Galerie des Landes Tirol from 1999 to 2008 and was appointed commissioner of the Austrian pavilion at the Venice Biennial (with Valie Export) in 2009. She lectures in Austria and abroad (selection): visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich; University of Essen; University of Art, Linz; 1988-2003 Academy/University of Fine Arts, Vienna; 1999-2009 IKM/ University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. She has written and edited numerous texts and publications on modernism and contemporary art. Silvia lives and works in Vienna.