Office: ECH 1215
Department of Fine Arts
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Tel.: 519.888.4567, ext. 42614
Bojana Videkanic is a performance artist and an art historian/theorist born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (former Yugoslavia) now residing in Canada. Her performance art practice mines personal experiences of displacement, movement, and identity as these intersect with larger political, social and cultural questions. Videkanic is an assistant professor in fine arts at the University of Waterloo, and a board member of the 7a*11d International Performance Art Festival Toronto. Videkanic has exhibited at festivals such as Nuit Blanche Toronto, 7a*11d International Performance Art Festival Toronto, MS:T International Festival from Calgary, Hemispherica, Montreal, IPA (International Performance Art) Platform and Workshop, Bristol, IMAF Serbia, Toronto Free Gallery etc. Currently she is working on a project involving ideas of body in the age of neurocapitalism. Her academic research examines history of modernist art in the socialist Yugoslavia. She is currently writing a book on socialist modernism entitled “Nonaligned Modernities: Yugoslav Art and Culture 1945-1990”. Videkanic is a recipient of SSHRC: Insight Development Grant for her curatorial research project “Scarborough Guild of the Arts” opening in June 2017, and SSHRC: Connection Grant for the symposium and exhibition “This Could be the Place” co-curated with Ivan Jurakic, as well as a Canada Council artist travel grant, and visual arts project grants.
View the curriculum vitae (PDF).