Residency Unlimited


2023 | NYC | Artist

Ivana Mirchevska

Medium Crevice, Alternative set of footholds for ascending, DENES Award, National Gallery of North Macedonia, 2022

Artist Name: Ivana Mirchevska
Residency Dates: March - April 2023
Born: 1992
Hometown: Skopje, North Macedonia
Lives & Works: Skopje
URL:  Artist portfolio 
2015 - 2019 | MFA, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, School of Visual Arts, Milan, Italy
2011 - 2015 | BFA, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of “St.Cyril and Methodius” Department of Painting, Skopje, North Macedonia Study Program in Visual Arts
2013 | Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy


Ivana Mirchevska is the recipient of the 2022 Denes Award for Young Visual Artist in North Macedonia.

Ivana Mirchevska is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher working across moving images, text and installation. Her research is drawn to topics that come from the intersection between the technologies of vision, the spatial configuration of the gaze and the body. In her recent work, whilst engaging with the operationality and materiality of the contemporary screen, she is looking into the interconnection between affective and phenomenological nuances of belonging and image making practices such as concealment, masking, and orientation.

Her most recent works and artistic engagements include: "Humanoid troubles" an ongoing participative art project in collaboration with KSP Centar Jadro (2022), “Medium Crevice: Alternative Set of Footholds for Ascending” at Gallery Ko-Ra, Skopje (2021) and DENES AWARD, National Gallery Multimedia Center Mala Stanica, Skopje (2022), an artist book “At an angle of 45 degrees” published by Studio Private Print, “Notes From Surfacing: At an Angle of 45 Degrees” at Studio Private Print (2021), including collaborative projects such as: Swimming in the Sticky Lake at YCC Gallery, Skopje (2021) and Thresholds of Nobody in Particular, Firstborn Girl Festival, Skopje (2020).

Her work has been shown in the context of Supernova Regeneration Festival, Denver, USA (2021); Dislocations, Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities (2021); Youth Biennial Belgrade, Serbia (2021); Fuori Visioni Festival 6| Tra muro e confine-Atto I e II, Piacenza, Italy (2020-2021); The Biennial of Young Artists, MOCA- Skopje (2021) and others.

Click here to watch the artist's interview published on YVAA Instagram (September 23, 2022).

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