International weekend: Lana Čmajčanin

Female President

Video Performance, 3' 17" | 2005

I will never Talk About the War Again

Video Performance, 9' 41" | 2011                               

[in collaboration with Adela Jušić]

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Tailoring and Sewing 

Digital Print: posters, billboards, magazine ads, postcards 

dimensions variable | 2011  


Woman With a Candle

HD Video, 18' 17''| 2011                                      

[in collaboration with Igor Grubić]

The content of my work fluctuates depending on the main points of the researching theme. The choice of media ranges from large scale reliefs, video, sound, performance, actions to site-specific works. In relation with the broader plan of social narratives as well as in identity discourses through my works I am frequently interested in the effects of prominent issues from recent or past history with special emphasis on the position of women in relation with the war experience, identity, society and religion.

Recommended by Cătălina Coşoiu

Lana Čmajčanin

born 1983 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and from the University of Sarajevo, sculpture department. 

Cofounder of the Association for Art and Culture Crvena. 

Member of Artists Association of B&H.

Lives and works in Sarajevo. 


1998 – 2002

Secondary School for Applied Arts, department of sculpture, class of Professor Stjepo Gavrić, Sarajevo, B&H

2002 – 2007

Academy of Fine Arts, department of sculpture, class of Professor Mustafa Skopljak, Sarajevo, B&H



Temporary Here; Közelítés Művészeti Egyesület/Approach Art Association, The European Capital of Culture, Pcés, Hungary


On the place of the face; 10m² Gallery, Sarajevo, B&H

World with my Eyes; Public space, – Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art, Sarajevo, B&H


Topography of human faces, graduation exhibition; Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Sarajevo, B&H




I Will Never Talk About The War Again; Färgfabriken – Centre for contemporary Art, Architecture, Society,  Stockholm, Sweden, Curated by Vladan Jeremić

Spaceship Yugoslavia – The Suspension of Time; Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst – NGBK, Berlin, Germany, Curated by Anita Šurkić, Arman Kulašić, Arnela Mujkanović, Dejan Marković, Jovana Komnenić, Katja Sudec, Naomi Hennig

Oslo Video Art Symposium – Salon of Film & Video Art; Gallery Atopia – film & videokunst, Oslo, Norway.  Selected by Igor Bošnjak

The Biennale of Contemporary Art D-O Ark Underground; Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Curated by Branislav Dimitrijević and Petar Ćuković

Prolonged Exposure – The Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv; Tel Aviv, Israel, Curated by Maayan Shele

I Advocate Feminism: ArtPoint Gallery – KulturKontakt Austria; Vienna, Austria, Curated by Olivia Nitis


Decolonial Aesthetics; Bogotá, Colombia, Selected by Marina Gržinić

Exposures – SpaPort biennale 2009/2010; Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Curated by Ivana Bago & Antonia Majača

Belgrade Summer Festival – BELEF: The Film Programme: Open Cinema; The Belgrade Fort, Belgrade, Serbia, Selected by Igor Bošnjak

International Women’s Film Festival | Israel; Section – Women in War Zones – Balkan, Rehovot, Israel

Tvrđava@rt 2010; The Brod Fortress, Slavonski Brod, Croatia, Curated by Ivan Šereme

Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund | Köln; Section – Focus: Balkan & Neighbours, Dortmund – Cologne, Germany, Selected by Marina Gržinić 


She Personally; Huizer Museum Het Schoutenhuis, Huizen, Netherlands, Curated by Branka Vujanović

Contemporary Bosnian Art in Struggle with a Dead Hares; Cultural Centre Banski Dvor, Banja Luka, B&H, Curated by Igor Bošn

City of Women;  Kinodvor, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Curated by Dunja Kukovec

Global South; International Festival of Contemporary art – City of Women; P74 Center and Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Curated by Dunja Kukovec part III; Independent platform for contemporary art: video/film/performance/new media; Academy of Fine Arts, Trebinje, B&H                 Curated by Igor Bošnjak

Ars Kozara – Art in Nature laboratory; Kozara, B&H

Am I That Name?; SC Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia,  Curated by Wo_kolektiv / Jelena Graovac, Marijana Rimanić & Tanja Špoljar

Urania; Multifunctional pavilion Burence, ArtAtak project, Sarajevo Center of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo, B&H

Ricami di Bosnia; thoughts and views of Bosnia and Herzegovina women’s , Turin, Italiy


Spa-Port; International Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art – Side programme; University Campus, Banja Luka, B&H, Curated by Ana Nikitović

Festival Days of Sarajevo; Center for Cultural Decontamination – CZKD, Pavilion Veljkovic, Belgrade, Serbia

Models of TRANSformation – Youth Salon 2008; City Gallery Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, B&H, Curated by Asja Mandić and Branka Vujanović

She Personally; Museum of Zenica City, Zenica, B&H, Curated by Branka Vujanović


Who are those girls?; 2. International Festival of women arts – PitchWise; Historical Museum of B&H, Sarajevo, B&H

Female body shape; Gallery of Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo, B&H

Who are those girls?; BetonSalon, Museums Quartier 21, Vienna, Austria


The Exhibition of Young B&H Artists, National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, B&H


Scharfe Brise; International Art Festival, Bremen, Germany

4th Balkan Youth Festival – International Festival for Young Artist; Litohoro, Pieria, Greece



M.ICA Institute of Contemporary Art; Miskolc, Hungary

Temporary City; Közelítés Művészeti Egyesület/Approach Art Association, The European Capital of Culture, Pcés, Hungary 


MANO teritorija | ART territory; The European Capital of Culture, Vilnius, Lithuania


Hochschule für Kunst Bremen – University of the Arts Bremen; Class of professor Bernd Altenstein, Bremen, Germany

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