The Dr. Éva Kahán Foundation is pleased to present an exhibition by artist Bilijana Đurđević (1973, Belgrade) at Kahán Art Space Vienna.
The works of Biljana Đurđević examine the state of human existence under the conditions of violent systems. Her paintings, animations and sound works, reduced to the essential, refer to the contemporary state of exploitative working practices worldwide and those who might only dream of a “good life”. In the midst of current social and economic changes, the artist’s exhibition in the Kahán Art Space spotlights the rise of the gig economy and the globalisation of markets, touches on themes of pollution, de-population, and the endemic exploitations of people in her native Balkan region. She holds an MA and PhD from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, and was also a guest lecturer at Parsons the New School for Design in New York from 2010 to 2011. Her work has been extensively exhibited internationally.
Biljana Đurđević (b. 1973, Belgrade, Serbia) received MA and PhD from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1997 with a dissertation entitled Hypnerotomachia Poliphili or Yearning for Love in the Dreams in 2013. Đurđević is one of the most important contemporary artists in Serbia. In addition to her skill in painting, Đurđević’s works are charged with anxiety, tension, fear and conflict, inspired alternately by great paintings of classical art or her own inner turmoil. Recent solo shows include: Instrument of Activity, shown in the Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Goethe Institute, Belgrade and the Gallery of Contemporary Art, Smederevo, Serbia; Dark is the Forest, the Čolaković Legacy, Belgrade; Living in Oblivion, Museet Moderna, Stockholm; and Aesthetics of Violence, Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel. She was also a guest lecturer at Parsons the New School for Design from 2010 to 2011.