Lana Čmajčanin

BIOGRAPHY

Lana Čmajčanin (b. 1983, Sarajevo) lives and works between Sarajevo and Vienna. She has an MA from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Sarajevo and is currently a PhD scholar at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Čmajčanin is engaged in an art practice that has a strong reference to a specific place, addresses the issues of geopolitical mapping, the political framework and distinctly includes the role of women and the female body. Furthermore, in her work, Lana explores the impact of political and social power structures and control mechanisms and question the issues of responsibility and manipulation.

She explores the geopolitical and structural violence, the politics of memory, the practices of nationalist politics and neoliberal management of trauma. Čmajčanin has participated in more than 100 international exhibitions and presented her work in numerous galleries and museums across the world.