Yane Calovski

Yane Calovski
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 Calovski’s practice is concerned with the tradition of research and translation, relating empirical ideas to art historical reference analysis leading to works situated in the site-specificity of a new cultural and political geography.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 Bregenz, Tate Britain, European Kunsthalle, The Nederland Media Art Institute, Baltic Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art - Skopje and other venues. His art was also shown at the Helsinki Photography Biennial, 2nd Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground 2012 and Manifesta 7, among others. The works were also presented at FRIEZE London, Art Basel, Vienna Art Fair, Istanbul Contemporary and ARCO Madrid. For his practice, he has been awarded the ORTung 2012 Fellowship, the Allianz Kulturstiftung 2004 Fellowship and other recognitions.