Born 1976 in Dubrovnik/Croatia.
Vesna Vuković is a translator, curator and researcher, a member of the Zagreb-based collective [BLOK], associate, and periodic lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb and the Art Academy Split. She writes and publishes here and there.
Vukovic’s work is dedicated to the art in public space and its relation to the politics of public domain. Her curatorial practice explores inbetween-spaces of generation, production and representation of ß contemporary art, as a form of expanded exhibition, as well as spatial organization of the public sphere. As researcher she delves into the function of a curator, especially in the status of curator within art in public space.
From 2013 she co-edits the program Stvarnost prostora (Lives of Space) at Croatian Radio 3, which deals with the social processes that produce the city space, beyond its building.
Projects and exhibitions, as curator: UrbanFestival, an annual series of interventions in public spaces, Zagreb, 2001–2009; Milk, communication project with Kristina Leko, 2003; Invisible Zagreb, Gallery Nova, Zagreb, 2005; Re-Collecting the City – Re-Collecting the Time, Gallery Nova, Zagreb, 2006; If you meet them on the streets, join…, series of interventions in public spaces, Zagreb, 2008; Money etc, Gallery Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb, 2010; Yesterday Tomorrow, Petrova Gora, Gallery Nova, 2012; Between Worlds II, Gallery Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb, 2013.
Publications, as editor: Save as…city.doc, Frakcija magazine 30/31, 2004; Politics of Space, UrbanFestival catalogue, 2006; Operation:City – manual for living in neo-liberal reality, 2008, How we regret…, UrbanFestival catalogue, 2008, Removed from the Crowd. Unexpected Encounters I, 2011; Micropolitics: Notebook, 2011; Jučer sutra (Yesterday Tomorrow), supplement in magazine for culture and social issues Zarez, 2012; On Art and Money (working title), performing art magazine Frakcija 62/63 (to be published).
Vesna Vukovic is a participant in the exchange program between the Akademie Schloss Solitude and Croatian artists from the Center for Independent Culture and Youth (POGON), Zagreb.