Tanja Ostojić is a Berlin-based performance and interdisciplinary artist, researcher, educator and cultural activist who studied art in Serbia, France, and Germany. From 2012 to 2014 she was a fellow at the Graduate School of the University of the Arts Berlin. She uses diverse media in her performative and artistic research, thereby examining social configurations, power relationships, feminist issues, racisms, economy, and bio-politics between others. She works predominantly from the migrant woman’s perspective, whilst political positioning and ethical participation define the approaches of her work.
Since 1994 she has presented her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions and festivals worldwide, including: Lexicon of Tanja Ostojić, MoCA Belgrade Salon (2017); Feminism is Politics!, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York (2016); Busan Biennale, South Korea (2016); HOMOSEXUALITY_IES, Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin (2015); Economy, CCA Glasgow (2013); Tanja Ostojić: Body, Politics, Agency, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana (2012); Call the Witness, Roma Pavilion, Venice Biennale (2011); Integration Impossible? Politics of Migration in the Artwork of Tanja Ostojić 2000-07, Kunstpavillon Innsbruck, Austria (2008); Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York (2006); and Plato of Humankind, Venice Biennale (2001).
Ostojić has performed at, among others: Misplaced Women?, Art in Public Space Tyrol, Innsbruck, Austria (2018), 7a*11d – International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto, Canada (2016); Volksbühne Berlin (2016); KRASS, Kampnagel, Hamburg (2010 and 2016); Live action, Gothenburg, Sweden (2015); Spoken World Festival, Kaaitheater Brussels (2010); Re.act.feminism, AdK, Berlin, and Performa New York (2009); ICA, London (1999); and Manifesta 2, Luxembourg (1998).
Ostojić’s work maintains a high level of theoretical reference and has been acquired by a growing number of museum collections. She has given talks, lectures, workshops, and seminars at academic conferences and at art universities around Europe and in the Americas, including Misplaced Women?, at Live Art Development Agency, London (2016). She has published several books, including: Lexicon of Tanjas Ostojić, ed. by Ostojić (LADA: London, 2018); Integration Impossible? The Politics of Migration in the Artwork of Tanja Ostojić, ed. by Ostojić and M. Gržinić (Berlin: argobooks, 2009); Strategies of Success/Curators Series, ed. by Ostojić (Bourges and Belgrade: La Box & SKC, 2004). tanjaostojicshop.wordpress.com