Đejmi Hadrović (RS)

Residency: June - July 2021

Đejmi Hadrović is a media artist working in photography, video, installation art and performance art. She studied philosophy, culture and anthropology and further continued her master’s studies focusing on Time-based media at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Austria. In 2017 she became a PhD scholar at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

“As an integral part of mass culture, video art gives a voice to those marginalized by the elites that dominate in the reproduction of identity. When presented on-screen, those on the margins of society build a discourse against the dominant hegemony in society. Svetlana Slapšak, one of the most prominent gender studies scholars from the former Yugoslavia, claims that “universal knowledge in which women’s voices are absent has no epistemological validity”. Therefore I want to draw broad attention to the impossible situation of the women who were sexually abused in the most recent Yugoslav wars and who were later invisible in the post-war cultural, social and political space.”

– Đejmi Hadrović

The residency is organized as a part of the HYDRA PACE – Platform for Artistic Collaboration and Exchange project. Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Union are the main partners of the project. The residency program of KAIR Košice Artist Residence is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.