Vida Knežević

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Vida Knežević (1980, Zrenjanin, Serbia) is an art historian, curator, cultural worker and member of the Kontekst Collective, whose work represents a process of connecting critical theory and practice, artistic production with wider social action. From 2006 to 2010 she worked on the Kontekst Gallery project. From 2008 to 2010, she taught at the College of Fine and Applied Arts of Vocational Studies in Belgrade. In 2019, she defended her doctoral thesis entitled Theory and Practice of the Critical Left in Yugoslav Culture (Yugoslav Art between the Two World Wars and the Revolutionary Social Movement). Since 2014, she has been one of the editors of the educational project and media website Maš, where she deals with the relationship between cultural, artistic and media production, economy, politics and activism. She is the author of numerous projects and exhibitions in the field of curatorial, artistic and activist practices: "Critical Machine" (2014 - in progress); "We Have Built Cities for You: On the Contradictions of Yugoslav Socialism" (2017-2018); "Unexpected Encounters" (2013); "On Solidarity" (2013); "Continuous Moment of Art. Re-enactment of the Unknown" (2012); "From Creative Work to Creative City" (2011); "Urban Machines and Spaces of Struggle" (2010); "Without Borders? Some Critical Reflections on European and Global Borders Conditions" (2009); "Deviation: Contemporary Art Scene of Prishtina (2007/2008)"; and others. (2021)