Residency Unlimited


Talks | Mar 24 2023 6:30-8:00pm

RU Talk: The Letter, the Veil, the Looter: Đejmi Hadrović in conversation with Lilia Kudelia

Zahida is a Feminist 2016 © Dejmi Hadrovic, BiH

Friday March 24, 2023 | 6:30-8:00pm
Works by the artist on view starting Thursday March 23 | 12:00-6:00pm

Location: Residency Unlimited
360 Court Street (main green church doors), Brooklyn NY 11231 (map)

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Join us for an exhibition pop-up, screening of selected works, and artist talk with the 2022 OHO award winner Đejmi Hadrović. Đejmi’s practice is guided by matrilineal histories and performative inquiries that become her means to survey socio-economic conditions in the Balkan society. Balancing between autobiographical and political, the presentation will carry us from the socialist times in Yugoslavia to the turbo-capitalist contemporary Slovenia. A letter, a veil, and a looter will appear as the central characters in the talk. Finally, together with Ukrainian-born curator Lilia Kudelia, Đejmi Hadrović will reflect on the question: What does it mean to define yourself as a post-war artist in the age of continuing wars?

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RU Talk: The Letter, the Veil, the Looter: Đejmi Hadrović in conversation with Lilia Kudelia


Đejmi Hadrović is a media artist in photography, video, installation, and performance art. She studied philosophy, culture, and anthropology and continued her master’s studies focusing on Time-based media at the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz in Austria. In 2017 she became a Ph.D. scholar at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Click here to read Đejmi's full bio.

Lilia Kudelia is a curator and art historian whose research interests span across modern and contemporary movements with particular focus on the visual arts in the post-communist states and the intersection of art and technology. She is the Visual Resource Curator at the Art & Art History Department at the University of Texas Arlington and also serves as a curator at the Ukrainian Museum in New York. Click here to read Lilia's full bio.

This program benefits from the support of The Trust for Mutual Understanding and Austrian Cultural Forum New York.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.