Maja Bajevic

Bosnian, b. 1967

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Maja Bajevic

Bosnian, b. 1967

Biography

Born in Sarajevo, and witness to the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia, Maja Bajevic addresses abuses of power and religion, geopolitics, violence, and globalization in her work. As she once stated: “Since neither the war nor political games avoided me, I could not avoid them later on.” Through videos, performances, installations, and photographs, she gives voice to those whose lives are destroyed by local and global power struggles. She is especially interested in foregrounding women and minority populations, groups excluded from cultural and historical narratives. She is also keen to reveal the fragility of nations and the manipulation underlying nationalist expressions. Her work has been included in two Venice Biennales and celebrated worldwide. Bajevic also founded Fast Forward, a platform for art, culture, and self-expression, through which she hopes to heal the world.

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Biography

Born in Sarajevo, and witness to the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia, Maja Bajevic addresses abuses of power and religion, geopolitics, violence, and globalization in her work. As she once stated: “Since neither the war nor political games avoided me, I could not avoid them later on.” Through videos, performances, installations, and photographs, she gives voice to those whose lives are destroyed by local and global power struggles. She is especially interested in foregrounding women and minority populations, groups excluded from cultural and historical narratives. She is also keen to reveal the fragility of nations and the manipulation underlying nationalist expressions. Her work has been included in two Venice Biennales and celebrated worldwide. Bajevic also founded Fast Forward, a platform for art, culture, and self-expression, through which she hopes to heal the world.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
user
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
group
Group show at a major institution
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), and 1 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
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