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Zeljka Blaksic

Visiting Assistant Professor

School of Art

Gita Blak AKA Željka Blakšić is a visual artist, filmmaker, and educator invested in the moving image, performativity of archival practices and countercultural histories. She uses analogue lens-based media (photography, 16mm film), prints and artists books to honor the tensions between personal and collective histories on the edge of erasure. She often collaborates with musicians, activists, urbanists, and students, through workshops and performances, creating sites to practice collectivity within the framework of contemporary art.

Blak holds an MFA from The School of Visual Arts (SVA) – Photography, Video and Related Media (NY) and BFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Most recently she was a participant at the Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program in NYC.  She presented her work at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Anonymous Gallery (NY), AIR Gallery (NY), BRIC Brooklyn, The Kitchen (NY), Framer Framed (Amsterdam), Gallery Augusta (Helsinki), Urban Festival (Zagreb), Gallery of SESI (São Paulo), The Khyber Center for the Arts (Halifax, CA) among many others. Selected awards include the Residency Unlimited & National Endowment for the Arts Award, Fondazione Pistoletto Residency (Italy), MuseumsQuartier Program (Vienna), Recess Session (NY), A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Program (NY), Paula Rhodes Award (NY), and Alserkal Avenue in Dubai (UAE).