[Faculty of Fine Arts – Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje, Macedonia]
(in sessions: A Comparative View: Cultural Institutions In Post-Yugoslav Transformations, 21 Jan, 15.45 – 17.30 and in conversation with Sanja Iveković, 22 Jan, 16.00 – 17.30)
Dr. Suzana Milevska is a theorist of visual art and culture based in Skopje, Macedonia. Currently she teaches art history and theory of visual art at the Faculty of Fine Arts – University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. From 2008 – 2010 she taught fine arts and digital arts at the New-York University in Skopje and she taught art history and analysis of styles at the Accademia Italiana Skopje and she was its Dean. From 2006 to 2008, she was the Director of the Center for Visual and Cultural Research at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Institute “Euro-Balkan” in Skopje and she taught Visual Culture at its research degree M.A. in Gender Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths College in London (2006) where she thought from 2003 to 2005. In 2004, she was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Library of Congress. Her research and curatorial interests include post colonial critique in arts, visual culture, feminism and gender theory. Since 1992 she curates exhibitions, conferences, long-life learning and other participatory projects. She was a member of the Advisory Board at the Contemporary Art Museum in Kumamoto, Japan (2004/2005). Her most recent research and curatorial project The Renaming Machine consists of series exhibitions and conferences discussing the politics of renaming and overwriting memory in art and visual culture (2008-2010). Recently she published her book Gender Difference in the Balkans (Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag, 2010) and edited The Research Machine (Ljubljana: P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute, 2010).