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Gjorgji Despodov

Gjorgji Despodov "In Defense of the abandoned billboard", digital drawing printed on self-adhesive PVC foil, plexiglass cut-outs, 150x105 cm, Collaboration with Contemporary Art Center - Skopje.

Artist Name: Gjorgji Despodov
Residency Dates: July – August 2024
Born: 1996
Hometown: Prilep, North Macedonia
Lives & Works: The Hague, Netherlands
URL: Instagram: @despodovv
2023 – 2025 | Master’s of Non Linear Narrative Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Netherlands
2015 – 2019 | Bachelor’s of Advertising Design National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria


Despodov is the 2023 recipient of the DENES Award for Young Visual Artists in North Macedonia.

Gjorgji Despodov is a multidisciplinary artist born in Prilep, North Macedonia and currently based in the Netherlands where he is pursuing a master’s degree in Non Linear Narrative program at the Royal Academy of Art in Hague. He works with virtual and augmented reality concepts, and the use of different digital media: illustration, video, 3D animation, and installation. The interpretations and use of familiar objects serve as an extension of his personal experiences, tapping into general truths. His artistic practice exists between physical and digital environments, where the story unfolds through carefully crafted things.

He took part in various festivals and group exhibitions in North Macedonia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Austria, China, the Netherlands, and France. During 2021, PrivatePrint Studio from Skopje published his first art book “SKIP AD” which was sponsored by Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development.


Support: Gjorgji Despodov’s residency is made possible with support from the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

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