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Bojana Videkanic

Bojana Videkanic is an associate professor of art history and visual culture at the University of Waterloo, ON Canada. She is a practicing artist, curator and an art historian. Her book “Nonaligned Modernism: Socialist Postcolonial Aesthetics in Yugoslavia, 1945-1985” was published by McGill-Queens University Press in 2020.  Videkanić’s art historical research focuses on the 20th century socialist art in Yugoslavia and its contributions to the rise of global modernisms, socialist art, and anti-imperialist cultural networks between the Second and Third Worlds. Currently, she is working on comparative study between Yugoslav Naïve and partisan art and anti-imperialist and Marxist art as it developed outside West. Her performance art practice mines personal experiences of displacement, movement, and identity as these intersect with larger political, social and cultural questions. Videkanic is a board member of the 7a*11d International Performance Art Festival Toronto. She has exhibited at performance festivals such as Nuit Blanche Toronto, 7a*11d International Performance Art Festival Toronto, MS:T International Festival from Calgary, Hemispherica- Montreal, IPA (International Performance Art) Platform and Workshop, Bristol, IMAF-Serbia, etc.