Alma Gačanin (Sarajevo, 23 November 1988 at 5:05 a.m.) lives and works as an artist, regardless of the work she is doing at any given moment. Her work is based on researching the specifics of labour and the precariousness of certain professions for which she attended professional trainings. She obtained her master’s degree in fine arts education at the Teaching Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo. She engages in drawing, photography, video, and performance. She is particularly interested in the position of women in capitalism, biopolitics, value theory and social reproduction. She won the best artist in Bosnia and Herzegovina award – ZVONO 2022 and was a finalist of the same award in 2016. She represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean in Milan in 2015. She is a feminist in her private life and her roles as artist-worker. Recently, she worked as a flight attendant in Saudi Arabia, touching directly on the problems of precariat and repressive patriarchy, questioning the good life through something we consider a dream job. She is currently working in a client facing role for a foreign company. She writes poetry, and has published poems in magazines, anthologies and web portals in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region.
Galerija Novembar, Belgrade
ECONOMY OF WOMEN’S WORK
Zanatski Centar, Pristina
Exhibition of the finalists of ZVONO Award 2022
UNDER YOUR GAZE,
Centar za kulturnu dekontaminaciju, Group Show, Curator: Ana Simona Zelenović, Belgrade
Historical Musem in Sarajevo, Manifesto Gallery, Group Show, Curator: Adna Muslija;
Historical Museum in Sarajevo, Group Show, Curator: Ana Simona Zelenović;
Youth Biennials, Belgrade, Good Life (billboard project), Curator:Senka Latinović;
2020 WORKOUT, Solo Show, Galerija ZVONO, Sarajevo, July;
Mothers and Daughters/Night Shifter, Historijski muzej, Sarajevo, September, Pitchwise, Solo Show;
2019 Art Talk, Saturday Night in The Studio, Berlin;
2016 Solo Show Drugi mi nedostaje, Gallery Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, May;
Performance “Hoću vraga/I Will In Fuck”, ZVONO Café Gallery, Sarajevo, July.
Exhibition “Ja ću raditi šta ja hoću/I Will Do What I Want” of a 30 days performance piece (1st-30th June), ZVONO Café Gallery, Sarajevo, July.
Performance ”Ne podliježe selekciji”, Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, April.
2014 Solo Show ‘Aural Stimuli’ in Gallery BlackBOX
Group Shows, Festivals, Workshops, Projects, Awards
2022 ZVONO Award Winner-YVAA The Young Visual Artist Award for young visual artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina up to the age of 35.
2022 Politička škola za umjetnike (i sve zainteresirane), [BLOK] – Lokalna baza za osvježavanje kulture, Zagreb;
Video Art Forum, First Video Festival in KSA, Damam;
In parallel, Group Show, Galerie Centrum Graz, May/ Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, September;;
Live performance, SKLOP, Sarajevo-Graz, FB live event, May;
2016 Public Art- Performance “Painting”, collaboration with Art Group ZVONO, Festival of Street Art, Sarajevo;
Group exhibition, Festival Sarajevska Zima, Ars Aevi, Sarajevo, March;
ZVONO Award finalists exhibition (top four finalists) in Duplex 100m2, Sarajevo, May;
Dislocation, Group Show of young artists in Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, May;
Contemporary Refresh, a group show of the young artist, Gallery Brodac, Sarajevo, July;
CREATORS exhibition of contemporary art, Charlama Depo, Sarajevo, August;
2015 Factory of Memories, project of Tirana Express and Association for Culture and Art CRVENA;
Workshop of literature and Multimedia, CK13, Sremski Karlovci, Serbia, November;
Group exhibition of BJCEM 17 candidates, IPC Galerija, Sarajevo, May(selected as a Bosnian representative for the category of Visual Arts)
The Images of Our Time, group exhibition, Pera Musezi-Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, September-October;
Group Exhibition BJCEM 17, Fabrica del Vappore, Milano, October;
2013 Art in public space, Sound Installation in public space, ”Aural Stimuli” (By Alma Gačanin and Melisa Vreto), Project Bauhaus Goes South – East Europe „City Lab Mostar 2013“
2012 GEMMAKUNSTSCHAUN 2012, International Art Biennale in Villach, Austria;
Best graduate student, Education in Art Department Award, Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo;
2011 TRANSFORM 2011 – International Students’ Exhibition, The National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2009 EYCI Art Exposition at the Gallery of Roman Petrovic, 2nd prize for creativity and innovation;