Biljana Ćirić


Biljana Ćirić was the curator of the Serbian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022, presenting the solo exhibition of Vladimir Nikolić, Walking with Water. She was also the co-curator of the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennale for Contemporary Art (Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2015), curator-in-residency at the Kadist Art Foundation (Paris, France, 2015), and a research fellow at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Høvikodden, Norway, 2016). Her recent exhibitions include An Inquiry: Modes of Encounter, presented by Times Museum, Guangzhou, China (2019); When the Other Meets the Other Other, presented by the Cultural Center of Belgrade, Serbia (2017); Proposals for Surrender, presented by McAM in Shanghai, China (2016/2017); and This Exhibition Will Tell You Everything about FY Art Foundations, presented in FY Art Foundation space in Shenzhen, China (2017).
In 2013, Ćirić initiated the seminar platform “From a History of Exhibitions towards a Future of Exhibition Making,” focused on China and Southeast Asia. The assembly platform was hosted by ST PAUL St Gallery at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand (2013), Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai (2018), and Times Museum in Guangzhou (2019). The book of the same name was published by Sternberg Press in 2019. Her research on artists-organized exhibitions in Shanghai was published, among others, in the books History in Making: Shanghai 1979–2006 published by the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA); and Active Withdrawals: Life and Deaths of Institutional Critique, co-edited with Nikita Yingqian Cai and published by Black Dog Publishing.
In 2018, she established the educational platform “What Could/Should Curating Do?” whereas in 2012, she was nominated for the ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award. Currently, she is developing a long-term project titled As you go…. the roads under your feet, towards the new future, and working on a practice-based PhD in Curatorial Practice at Monash University of Melbourne, Australia.