NEWS - Lana Čmajčanin - visual artist

Geographical Indication

03 Mart - 05 April 2018
Opening on Saturday at 8:00 PM
Tulla - Culture Center
Tirana, Albania 

Lana Čmajčanin was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1983. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Sarajevo. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her work encompasses installations, video works, performances and sound installations. She is one of the founders and members of the Association for Culture and Art - CRVENA.

Čmajčanin’s socially engaged artistic practice is often situated and has a strong reference to a specific place, the political framework, the war and post-war situation in B&H and more widely also distinctly includes the role of women and the female body. 

She is not afraid to be engaged with even the most traumatic issues of the space she comes from. Her work presents an un-bribable political agenda and she succeeds in translating and transmitting local realities and experiences in a universal code that is comprehensible to an international audience. 

Lana Čmajčanin has shown her works in many international exhibitions and has participated in several Artists-in-Residence Programmes. She has won several awards and scholarships including the Special Award of the 54th October Salon. 

She has also been nominated for the Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.