Irena Pejovic: You Are a Mobile Architecture

Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, 10. 07. – 09. 09. 2018

 

You Are a Mobile Architecture is an ongoing investigation of the architecting within the environments of moving.

It has no fixed meaning and no fixed form. It’s a haptic space, a smooth space where wind whistles, wood cracks.

It requires all to participate in its becoming. It requires an open process of making, to allow for a work that is live, a form that is in forming.

The exhibition consists of a multi-sensorial event that choreographs movements through propositions such as: wearables, modular forms, the photographic object, sound as a location, materiality as the event, techniques of ordering by nature and humans, and what is occurring.

Irena Pejovic (b. 1981, Gevgelija, Macedonia) is an interdisciplinary artist based in NJ. She received her BFA and MFA from Montclair State University. Pejovic makes events that go beyond the visual realm, choreographing movements that turn the audience into an explorer of a world that is active and becoming—as a set of unfolding relationships—in a way that they have not before. In her work, the audience is moving-sensing, using vision, sound, navigation, feeling texture, color, scale, being both mobile and immobile.

Recent solo exhibitions include Nancy Dryfoos Gallery at Kean University, Union, NJ; Galerija Karas, Zagreb, Croatia; Gallery MC, New York; Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ. Selected group exhibitions include: 2017. Self-Portraits Fundacion ´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2016, Transart Triennale, Manila, Philippines and Berlin, Germany, Filmideo, Index Art Center and Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; 2015. Forms of Repetition, Glasshouse Artlifelab, Brooklyn, NY, an evening dedicated to durational performances.; dirt-e, curated by Ben Davis, Central Booking, New York City; 2013. Stars in My Pocket like Grains of Sand, curated by Jayson Keeling, Lower East Side Printshop, New York City.

Irena Pejovic was part of SWIM, a theatre piece by Robert Whitman, presented at the Alexander Kasser Theatre in Montclair (2015) and at Fridman Gallery in New York City (2016), in cooperation with Dia Art Foundation and Julie Martin, Director of Experiments in Art and Technology . She was awarded the 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship by the New Jersey State on the Arts and has received exhibition and publishing grants by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia (2018), Croatian Ministry of Culture (2014) and the City of Gevgelija, Macedonia (2018, 2015, 2014), 2014: UMD John L. N. Bitove, C.M. Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Award (2014) and Step Beyond Travel Grant (2013) by the European Cultural Foundation. In 2012, she served as a member of the Board of Directors at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey. Her work is included in the Contemporary Print Collection of the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, Croatia. She has taught at Montclair State University, Kean University and has appeared as a visiting artist at New Jersey City University.

The exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Culture