Symposium / Biennale Matter Of Art (17th May - 18th May)

Who are We Talking With? What Can Institutions (Un)Learn from Artists?
symposium organized as part of the first edition of the
Biennale Matter of Art / Ve věci umění held in Prague, Czech Republic.

Participants: – Tereza Stejskalová, Vít Havránek, Veronika Janatková (CZ), Krytyka Polityczna - Igor Stokfiszewski (PL), Željka Blakšić alias Gita Blak (HR), James & Brea McAnnaly/ The Luminary (USA), Emília Rigová (SK), Andang Kelana (ID), Sráč Sam (CZ), Jiří Skála (CZ), Ruti Sela (ILl), Chto Delat - Dmitry Vilensky (RU), Alarm - Saša Uhlová, Jan Bělíček (CZ), Illia Gladshtein (UA), Mark Wilson (United Kingdom), Alex Martinis Roe (GB), Jonas Staal (NL), Marcus Steinweg (DE), Lucy Lopez (GB)
Moderators: Tereza Stöckelová, Igor Stokfiszewski, James McAnnaly, Anna Remešová

During the symposium, artists, art ensembles and delegates from art institutions will meet to debate issues concerning cultural projects, institutions and audiences.

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(Un)Commoning Voices & (Non)Communal Bodies – 26th of April at Reading, UK

26/04/19 — 02/06/19

Curated by Maayan Sheleff and Sarah Spies.

Zbyněk Baladrán, Željka Blakšić, Marco Godoy, Mikhail Karikis, Tali Keren, Rory Pilgrim, Jack Tan, and Katarina Zdjelar

OpenHand OpenSpace

(Un)Commoning Voices & (Non)Communal Bodies is a series of workshops, performances, and an exhibition, interrogating the relationship between artistic practices and protest movements via the performative scores of collective bodies and voices.  The interdisciplinary program was inspired by the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp which was active from 1981 to 2000. It was established by women to protest nuclear weapons being sited near Reading at RAF Greenham Common.

Other participating artists, speakers, and writers:

Susan Gibb, Marco Godoy, Chto Delat/Dmitry Vilensky, Noam Inbar and Nir Shauloff, Jamila Johnson-Small/Last Yearz Interesting Negro and Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome, Mikhail Karikis, Tali Keren, André Lepecki, Florian Malzacher, Public MovementMichal Oppenheim, Rory Pilgrim, Yvonne Rainer, Edgar Schmitz, Jack Tan, Nina Wakeford, Catherine Wood, Sara Wookey and Katarina Zdjelar.

54th Zagreb Salon of Visual Arts. “Without Anesthesia” exhibition

+ March 26th, opening at Home of HDLU (Zagreb, Croatia)

Curated by Branka Benčić and Tevž Logar.......”Considering the background and perspective of the Zagreb Salon the curatorial proposal is formed kaleidoscopically, as a reflection of multiple perspectives and positions. On the one hand, with a twenty-year break, we recall the City scapes (1998) Salon, curated by Igor Zabela, on which this exhibition leans, contemplating continuities and discontinuities, opportunities and perspectives, filled and unfulfilled potentials and aspirations, curatorial practices and institutional history of the exhibition”.......

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Performance in collaboration with WYWY and a group of DXB skaters, on March 18th as part of the Open Studios at Alserkal Residency.

Starts at 6.30pm!

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Screening in Beijing, Dec 9th, as part of "Nine Days to See"

Organized by Bo Wang and conceived by Song Yi, Guo Jinhong & Kou Ta

Clearing Agent (2015), Zeljka Blaksic aka Gita Blak
Dedicated to (2017), William Song
Senses of Time (2017), Wenhua Shi
Where It Flows Out Into Plains (2016), Hiroshi Sunairi
The Fall (2018), Edwin Lo
(better not) Set This Hat on Fire (2011), Heather Renée Russ
If I come back to this life, I’d like to be an American Dentist (2011), Manuel Molina Martagon
A Charming Summer in the Ice City (unfinished), Jacob Dreyer, Benny Shaffer & Bo Wang

5pm - post midnight, Dec 9th, 2018.

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The book is published by Nero Books and BOZAR with essays by Alexandra Danilova, Paul Dujardin, Oriol Fontdevila, Boris Groys, Krzy Gutfranski, Suzannah Victoria Beatrice Henty, Vlad Morariu, Michal Novotný , Nina Power, Jan Sowa, Katalin Timar, Wato Tsereteli, Joanna Warsza, Peter Weibel and art projects by Željka Blakšić (Gita Blak), Vika Eksta, Vitalij Strigunkov and METASITU.

Additionally, there will be a whole day conference at BOZAR
Free entrance. From 9:30 to 18:30


Whisper – Talk – Sing – Scream, at Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf

D’EST: A Multi-Curatorial Online Platform for Video Art from the Former “East” and “West”

Beginning in 2018, D’EST will be established as a contemporary video art platform that maps female and collective positions that reflect the post-socialist transformation along topical focuses. Online as well as at different cinemas, festivals and art institutions, D’EST opens up artistic approaches to geographic, horizontal and gender critical historiographies.

WHISPER – TALK – SING – SCREAM will be presented as part of a screening chapter of the D'EST online platform for video art, PERFORMING WORDS, UTTERING PERFORMANCE, curated by Inga Lace, Anna Bitkina  and Maria Veits. In collaboration with Kunstverein für die Rheinlande, Westfalen Duesseldorf and Filmwerkstatt Duesseldorf on the June 30th at Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf.

Participating artists: Željka Blakšić aka Gita Blak, Katrina Neiburga, Katarina Zdjelar, Gluklya (Natalya Pershina-Yakimanskaya), Cooperative Shvemy, Emilija Škarnulytė, Polina Kanis, CORO Collective (Eglė Budvytytė, Goda Budvytytė, Ieva Misevičiūtė) and Ira Eduardovna

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"Collective – Poetic – Refusal" Talk at FRAMER FRAMED November 12 with Tereza Stejskalová and Charles Esche

On the occasion of the closing of the exhibition It Won’t Be Long Now, Comrades! at Framer Framed and the launch of the publication of theSchool of Missing Studies, we invite you to the presentations by Van Abbemuseum director Charles Esche and It Won’t Be Long Now, Comrades! artists Željka Blakšic aka Gita Blak and Tereza Stejskalová. In their presentations, the guest speakers will dive into the concept of ‘the missing’ in different ways. What losses are we experiencing in the process and as a result of modernization? What (historical) details are left out of larger narratives? And how can we set our own pedagogical terms and use art create new spaces of imagination and learning? 
The talks are followed by an informal discussion.

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During November and December 2017 will be in Vienna working on a project as part of the Q21 residency program.  


Cittadellarte - Michelangelo Pistoletto Foundation, Italy

"Revolution, Desire, Mediation" curated by Aria Spinelli part of the Contemporary Encounters program conceived by: kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga, Latvia) and Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, Italy) under the umbrella of UNIDEE – University of Ideas.

Residency/Production at Cittadellarte in Biella, Italy developed within the framework of UNIDEE – University of Ideas

September, 2017



Exhibition at El Museo de Los Sures


Rashmi Viswanathan

Los Sures - New York

Opening: July 10 

From 07/07/17- 07/30/17

Lecture at Montclair State University

Lecture is a part of the Art Forum speakers' series at Montclair State University, Department of Art and Design (New Jersey).

April 13, 2017 at 6pm

Art Forum is a speakers' series featuring notable artists, designers, art historians and art critics from around the world who come to campus to present their work and ideas in an open forum.  The course introduces students to the creative process, philosophies of art, and the role of art in life. Admission is free and open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as the general public. The program is organized by Montclair University professors: Andrew Atkinsonand Cathy Bebout. Past Art Forum speakers have included notables such as Chakaia Booker, Jane Hammond, Will Cotton, Aziz + Cucher, Inka Essenhigh, Judy Fox, Roxy Paine, Ursala Von Rydingsvard, and Seymour Chwast. Other MSU speakers: Kiki Smith, Jeff Koons, James Rosenquist, and Vik Muniz, to mention only a few.