Milijana Babić

Photo: Nada Žgank / Archive: City of Women

Biography

 

Milijana Babić (1974) is a visual artist whose work often enters the field of live art. She lives and works in Rijeka, Croatia. She graduated in sculpture at the Durban Institute of Technology, Durban, Republic of South Africa, 2001, and received her MA at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007. She is a long-term collaborator of the City of Women, as an artists and festival team member. Since 2007, she has been associated with the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka, working as an assistant lecturer and in development of a newstudy programme, Media Arts and Practices. She is a member of the Rijeka-based artist-run space Delta 5. Her work has been exhibited internationally.

 

Source: City of Women

Artist's statement

Starting point of my work is my own position as an individual and an artist, in a society which doesn’t care about the individual and doesn’t need artists. Personal struggles and challenges become triggers for various projects, which more and more include my presence. Ambiguity, irony and aesthetic minimalism are constants in my work, while public space remains my favourite studio / exhibiting space.

Source: Interakcje

Artwork

Art event

Documentation

Publication

Umetniška dela

Type Document, Public art, Action, Durational performance, Public intervention, Ongoing project
Date 2011 – 2012
City of production Rijeka

Evaluation of a-year-and-a-half-long project, in which the artist worked as a cleaner, a waitress, a vendor, a distributor... In all cases, apart from the work found “through a connection”, she was underpaid and treated as a[]

Type Document, Public art, Public intervention, Ongoing project
Date 2011 – 2012
City of production Rijeka

Transcripts of text messages and telephone conversations related to the Visual artists urgently looking for any kind of work ad published in local advertising newspapers (Burza, Butiga) during the year-and-a-half-long[]

Type Public art, Newspaper, Public intervention, Ongoing project
Date 2011 – 2012
City of production Rijeka

The ad Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work was published continuously for a year and a half in local advertising publications. During the project, the artist worked as a cleaner, a waitress, a vendor, a[]

Subtitle Looking for A Job
Type Public art, Documentary video, Multichannel video, Action, Durational performance, Public intervention, Ongoing project
Date 2011 – 2012
City of production Rijeka
Format 1920x1080
Duration 04:01

The video is a documentation of a year-and-a-half-long action of looking for work, evolving around an ad stating: Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work, which was published continuously in local advertising[]

Type Public art, Documentary video, Multichannel video, Action, Durational performance, Public intervention, Ongoing project
Date 2011 – 2012
City of production Rijeka
Format 1920x1080
Duration 05:20

The video is a documentation of a year-and-a-half-long action of looking for work, evolving around an ad stating: Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work, which was published continuously in local advertising[]

Type Public art, Documentary video, Multichannel video, Action, Durational performance, Public intervention, Ongoing project
Date 2011 – 2012
City of production Rijeka
Format 1920x1080
Duration 04:30

The video is a documentation of a year-and-a-half-long action of looking for work, evolving around an ad stating: Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work, which was published continuously in local advertising[]

Type Public art, Documentary video, Multichannel video, Action, Durational performance, Public intervention, Ongoing project
Date 2011 – 2012
City of production Rijeka
Format 1920x1080
Duration 04:58

The video is a documentation of a year-and-a-half-long action of looking for work, evolving around an ad stating: Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work, which was published continuously in local advertising[]

Type Public art, Documentary video, Multichannel video, Action, Durational performance, Public intervention, Ongoing project
Date 2011 – 2012
City of production Rijeka
Format 1920x1080
Duration 11:45

The video is a documentation of a year-and-a-half-long action of looking for work, evolving around an ad stating: Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work, which was published continuously in local advertising[]

Type Public art, Documentary video, Multichannel video, Action, Durational performance, Public intervention, Ongoing project
Date 2011 – 2012
City of production Rijeka
Format 1920x1080
Duration 09:16

The video is a documentation of a year-and-a-half-long action of looking for work, evolving around an ad stating: Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work, which was published continuously in local advertising[]

Type Public art, Documentary video, Multichannel video, Action, Durational performance, Public intervention, Ongoing project
Date 2011 – 2012
City of production Rijeka
Format 1920x1080
Duration 12:31

The video is a documentation of a year-and-a-half-long action of looking for work, evolving around an ad stating: Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work, which was published continuously in local advertising[]

Type Artist statement
Date 2 October 2013
City of production Ljubljana
Format 1920x1080
Duration 02:14

The exhibition was based on the documentation of a year-and-a-half-long action of looking for work, evolving around an ad stating: Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work, which was published continuously in local[]

Type Solo exhibition
Date 2 October 2013 – 13 October 2013
City of production Ljubljana
Format 1920x1080
Duration 04:55

The exhibition was based on the documentation of a year-and-a-half-long action of looking for work, evolving around an ad stating: Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work, which was published continuously in local[]

Type Solo exhibition
Date 2 October 2013
City of production Ljubljana
Format 1920x1080
Duration 07:26

The exhibition was based on the documentation of a year-and-a-half-long action of looking for work, evolving around an ad stating: Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work, which was published continuously in local[]

Type Interactive installation, Participatory performance, Participatory project, Relational project
Date 5 October 2011
City of production Ljubljana
Format 1920x1080
Duration 18:26

The work represents a collective game of building card towers. Apart from being just a game, the tower of cards is also an expression, meaning structure or argument built on a shaky foundation or on one that will collapse if a necessary (but[]

Subtitle Exhibition opening
Type Solo exhibition
Date 9 October 2003 – 17 October 2003
City of production Ljubljana
Format 720x576
Duration 02:34

 

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