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Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Iskra Dimitrova

Skopje,
Macedonia

Born in Skopje (1965). Graduated Philosophy from the Faculty of Philosophy (1988) and Sculpture from the School of Fine Arts (1990), University “Sts. Kiril and Metodi,” Skopje.

Carried out a number of solo multimedia projects and installations: Skopje, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2006, Madison, USA, 1993, Vrsac, Yugoslavia, 1996, Rochdale, England, 1996, Zagreb, Croatia, 1996, Tokyo, 2003 and Yokohama, Japan 2004. Unofficial presentation of Macedonia at the 48th Venice Biennial. Participated on 9. 1/2 New Macedonian Art, Skopje, (1995), the 5th International Biennial, Maribor (Slovenia, 1996), Liquor amnii - Macedonian and American women artists, Skopje (1996) and Providence (USA, 1997), Biennial of Contemporary Art, Selestat (France, 1997), Women Creators between the Two Seas, Thessalonica (Greece, 1997), Radiations, Skopje (1998) and Tokyo (2001), Brown Sugar, Nurnberg (Germany, 1999), Narcissisms, Skopje (1999), After the Wall, Stockholm (1999), Onufri, Tirana (1999), Tik tak tok, Skopje (2000) and Dundee (2002), Intercontinental meeting, Larisa (Greece, 2002), Urban gene, Tokyo (2002) and Vernacular Spirit, Aomori (Japan, 2003). Lives and works in Skopje, Macedonia.

Feminist Artist Statement

I explore the general human issues, presented from the intimate perspective. The female sensibility is a recognizable aspect of my artworks and the main reason I consider my art feminist.

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Thalamos

A dough cast of the authors’ body. The light is constantly changing to total darkness and vice versa. Author’s voice.

Thalamos

A dough cast of the authors’ body. The light is constantly changing to total darkness and vice versa. Author’s voice.

Thanatometamorphosis

(first installation of the project “Memento mori”)

Black wax cast of the authors’ body, black liquid, pool, light, authors’ voice

Bridal Chamber

(second installation of the project “Memento mori”)

Paper cast of the authors’ body, fluorescent wool, black light, author’s voice

Remains

(third installation of the project “Memento mori”)

Wax cast of the author’s body, lime, marble, changing light, authors’ voice

Funiculus umbilicalis (Umbilical Cord)

Silicone cast of the authors’ torso, table, steam, plexiglas, authors’ voice

WC (Wonderful Creatures)

coffin, lap top, sensors, sound/spoken text

historyofasexuality

Barber chair, 16 digital photographs, razor, frame,
barbers perfume bottle, belt, scissors, brush, barbershop’s odor, sound

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