Mia Cuk, Curator in Residence 2023
Mia Ćuk (1988) is an artist who frequently assumes curatorial, editorial and organizational roles as parts of her artistic practice. Working both in theory and in practice, her research encompasses the notions of urban histories and intimate topographies, domesticity and time, anonymous archives and personal collections, records of surfaces and sentiments— which she articulates as site specific experiences, ephemeral installations, book-objects and texts. Most commonly she engages in diaristic narrative forms which document her personal trajectories.
She is the co-founder of Footnote- Centre for Image and Text, an artist-run studio, a community space and a residency programme in Belgrade dedicated to experimentation, research and production in the field of arts and self-publishing. In 2022, as the artistic director of the Artget gallery at the Cultural Centre of Belgrade, she curated a series of exhibitions exploring the affective, performative and embodied aspects of photographic and post-photographic practices. She has previously taught at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad and as a guest lecturer on different graduate and postgraduate programmes within Erasmus + framework.
Some of her recent presentations include: From the water I notice the top of an orange tree, site specific essay and reading at the garden of Flora gallery/ Dubrovnik, audio installation The Department of Ocassioanlity, 59th October Salon/ reading room of the University Library of Belgrade, video essay Blackberries by night (Museum of Contemporary Arts of Skopje, The Youth Centre od Belgrade), group exhibition Inside the Seismograph/ U10 gallery, Belgrade, photographic installation The ship has sunk from within/ Artget gallery, Cultural Centre of Belgrade. Her works are included in permanent collections of Belgrade Youth Center, University of Westminster and Wiener Städtische art collection.
Mia holds a Bachelor’s diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Novi Sad, and a Master’s degree in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster, London.
She lives in Belgrade and works internationally.