Olja Triaška Stefanović artist *1978, Novi Sad, Serbia
Olja Triaška Stefanović is a photographer and visual artist born in former Yugoslavia. During the Balkans war in 90's, she settled in Slovakia permanently. Her latest projects, primarily react to war and ethnic conflicts in the Balkan where she explores her own memory, breakup of Yugoslavia, family history, formation of new nations and new geographies in the context of Central and East Europe. In 2020 she presented to public her interdisciplinary art project consists of exhibition and book “Brotherhood and Unity”. Beside this topic, in her visual researches we can find also a special interest in the space, history and architecture of Eastern Europe. She regularly exhibits both in Slovakia and internationally. She is the laureate for 2019 Foundation Novum – Grant for contemporary Artist in Bratislava, Laureate of the Mayor's Prize in Bratislava – Grant Bratislava, granted within the Slovak Press Photo, in 2015 she was declared the photographer of the year in Slovakia by Central European House of Photography and in 2010 she was the finalist of 4th Award of National gallery in Prague for young artist - “Award 333”. She cooperate on many publications focused on architecture - Friedrich WIENWURM ARCHITECT, Moravčíková, H. SLOVART, 2014, SHARED CITIES ATLAS, Post-socialist Cities and Active Citizenship in Central Europe, Editor: Helena Dudova, nai010 publishers, Rotterdam, Netherland, 2019, AT THE END OF THE ROAD, Stefanović Triaška.O. / Dulla M., : Slovart, 2017 – 127, Modern and/or alebo Totalitarian, Moravčíková H. , SLOVART, 2013 – 311. Book Friedrich Weinwurm – Architect was among the prize winners DAM Architectural Book Award 2015, Frankfurt, Germany and announced as one of the 10 best book of architecture in the world. Her works are part of permanent collections of Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, and City Gallery in Nitra, Slovakia. She works as an Associate professor at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, currently Head of the Department of Photography and New Media. She lives and works in Bratislava.
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