Cristina Calderoni * Vera Klimenteyva *
Selma Selman * Bojana Stamenkovic
Is an Italian artist, she studied visual and applied arts at the Academy of fine Arts in Venice. Calderoni has a nomadic nature and focuses her artistic practice on the precariousness of the sites. She analyzes and discovers them as a social, political and aesthetical metaphor of our living. Calderoni has a transdisciplinary research; she works with site-specific action, including installation, performance, participation projects, sound, photo and sculpture.
She has been part of artist in residency program as La Fragua (ES), Dolomiti Contemporanee (IT), Encosta (BR).
Currently works and lives in Vienna.
Visual artist focused on topics of identity, over identification, religion, social role models, deconstruction and transformation. In her artworks she seeks explanations and answers to various questions in regard of nowadays situation of different contents, which often deal with spiritual aspects, gender roles, such concepts as home, cultural heritage, unconditional love, stereotypical national features and symbolism.
Working in fields of fine arts and graphic design, using techniques of printmaking, painting, photography and digital collage.
Selman´s struggle with the statelessness, multi-generational trauma and survival. Land and body becomes sites of emancipation and persecution for Selman, wich the artist explores in video-works, paintings and performance work. Selma Selman complicates the notions of what it means to maintain self-sovereignty as a foreigner in her land of origin and he current home. Ultimately, her search for political resistance situates this confrontation within the gendered and radicalized presumptions about citizenship, belonging and identify.
Visual artist, cultural worker, and activist in the field of women's rights and cultural awakening in underdeveloped areas. After an extensive experience in the NGO sector of the Serbian culture scene, she is currently studying and working in the management team for the post-graduate master program ecm — educating/curating/managing at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. With her colleague Jelena Fužinato she founded the artistic group Rouge in 2011, in which they examine the issues of gender, the status of women, identity, and the field of labor migration.