Hristina Ivanoska (1974, Skopje) completed her BFA (1997) and MFA (2013) at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje. Currently she is a PhD-in-Practice candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Ivanoska works with objects, texts, drawings, videos and installations, often interdisciplinary and as a critical investigation into the experience of present-day social and political systems and their relationship to theory and history. Ivanoska has exhibited at Abbaye aux Dames (Salle des Abbesses), Caen, France (2015), the National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje (2014), Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz (2013), the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest (2013), the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2012, 2004), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje (2014, 2012, 2011), the Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava (2011), Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin (2011), Open Space – Zentrum für Kunstprojekte, Vienna (2010),
Yane Calovski studied sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, (1992-1996) and earned a BA from Bennington College (1997). He participated in the post-graduate studio programs at both the CCA Kitakyushu (1999-2000), and the Jan van Eyck Academy (2002-2004), and holds a Masters degree in media and culture production from Linkoping University in Sweden (2010). Calovski’s practice is concerned with the tradition of research and translation, relating empirical ideas to art historical reference analysis leading to works situated in the site-specificity of a new cultural and political geography. He often deals with places of history, and collects local vernacular culture, such as objects; stories and songs, for re-creation, showing that contemporary conceptual art could create new and innovative scenarios and surfaces for indigenous knowledge to interact with history and society. Calovski has exhibited, screened and published his context-oriented and drawing-based works internationally including: Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Kunsthalle Bregenz, Salzburger Kunstverein, Akbank Art Center, Tate Britain, European Kunsthalle, The Nederland Media Art Institute, Kronika – Bytom, Konshallen Brandts, Baltic Art Center, the Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, AR/GE Kunst, The Drawing Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art - Skopje and other venues. His art was also shown at the Helsinki Photography Biennial 2014, 2nd Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground 2012, SpaPort International 2010, Manifesta 7 (2008), PR 04 and Manifesta 3 (2000). The works were also presented at the FRIEZE London, Art Basel, Vienna Art Fair, Istanbul Contemporary and ARCO Madrid. For his practice, he has been awarded ORTung 2012 Fellowship, Allianz Kulturstiftung 2004 Fellowship, the Pew Fellowship in the Arts 2001, and other recognitions.
Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski are collaborating since 2000. In 2004 they co-founded the art and curatorial research platform ‘press to exit project space’ in Skopje. Their projects have been presented in various international contexts and at institutions including Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2014), HDLU- Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb (2009), ŻAK | BRANICKA Gallery, Berlin (2008), Kronika Gallery, Bytom, Poland (2007), and other venues. Their individual and collaborative works are part of a number of public and private collections, including Deutsche Bank Collection, Art Telekom Collection, Van Abbemuseum, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, and others.
They are represented by ŻAK | BRANICKA in Berlin.