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Jelena Micić

Jelena Micić, "was ich mache", 2020, Archival installation, Courtesy of Jelena Micić

Artist Name: Jelena Micić
Residency Dates: October – November, 2023
Born: 1986
Hometown: Knjaževac, Serbia
Lives & Works: Vienna, Austria
URL: | Instagram: @jelena.ljubomir.micic
2020 | Textual sculpture class at Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
2012 | MA in Philosophy at University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
2010 | Graduated philologist of Scandinavian languages at University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia


Jelena Micić is the winner of the 2021 Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos Award.

Jelena Micić lives and works in Vienna as an artist and artistic director of the WIENWOCHE festival for art and activism. She is also the board member of D/Arts – Project Office for Diversity and Urban Dialogue in Austria and co-founder of the informal group UMETNIK*. Her artistic practice includes ready-made installations and in situ interventions exploring the socio-political aspects of color (systems).

Select co-curated exhibitions include: MULTIPLE SINGULARITIES at xhibitE, Vienna (2020); Spezialschule für Bildhauerei at XhibitE, Vienna (2019); BALKANIZATION at Friday Exit, Vienna (2016); EX – Experiment and Explore: A Selection of Photographs from the Photo Association of Serbia’s Archive at Gallery SKC, Belgrade (2014).

Solo exhibitions include: SALA UZORAKA at Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade (2022); CRVENA ANALIZA at ULUS, Belgrade (2022); Alles in Ordnung at Museum of the City of Vienna/MUSA Startgalerie, Vienna (2021); I learned from the best at DKSG, Belgrade (2021); was ich mache at Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (2020); MOLERAJ at Temporary Parapet, Bratislava (2019); NO-YELLOW at Reflektor Gallery, Užice (2018); BOJNA POLJA at KCNS, Fine Arts Salon. Novi Sad (2017); ANEKUMENA at DOB, Belgrade (2016); FORMA.izam at Gallery SKC, Belgrade (2014).

Works by Jelena Micić are in the public collections of Museum of the City of Vienna, Collection of the City of Vienna, Federal Collection (Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport, Republic of Austria) and the Paper Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

She received the Ö1 Talentestipendium Bildende Kunst scholarship (2018), and the kültüř gemma! Fellowship (2018).


Support: Jelena Micić’s residency is made possible with support from the The Trust for Mutual Understanding.


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