Lana Zdravković

About artist / group: 

LANA ZDRAVKOVIĆ is a researcher, publicist, political activist, cultural producer and artist (not necessarily in that order). She graduated in comparative literature and sociology of culture at the Faculty of Arts, University of Belgrade, with the thesis Samuel Beckett, the Innovator of Romanesque Form. She has a PhD in philosophy from the Faculty of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nova Gorica (Comparative studies of ideas and cultures, philosophical module: the transformation of modern thought – philosophy, psychoanalysis, culture) with the thesis Politics of Emancipation: Thought-Practice of the Militant Subject.

In her work she nurtures synergies between theoretical, activist and artistic approach to research of: politics of emancipation, thought-practice of the militant subject, radical equality, political/engaged/critical art. She passionately faces rethinking of the issues such as: power of presentation and excess of representation, potential of subversive artwork, opening of the spaces of equality as processes of redistribution of the sensible, scandal of the embodiment, identity and belonging. She has carried out numerous group and solo projects as part of the artistic tandem KITCH (since 1999) and is also the co-founder of the Institute for Art Production and Research KITCH (since 2006). Her favorite forms of expression are video, multimedia installations and performance.