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Nežka Zamar is an interdisciplinary artist, who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, obtaining her BA diploma in 2013. She continued her studies in visual arts at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, and later graduated with her MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Her practice focuses on questioning and pushing the limits of identity and individuality of a language, expanding the interspace between materiality and concept. Backed with documentation and academic research, her subjects are represented through different artistic mediums, often conglomerated in spatial installations and site-specific projects. Her works draw  from complex relationships between subjects that manifest as the material of her objects and the objects of her work. From 2012 onwards she participated in numerous residencies, art talks, and projects, such as a collaboration with the Albaninan Pavillion at the Architecture Biennale in Venice, and a public intervention and book presentation at Mediterranea Young Artists Biennale. Over the years her work has been internationally exhibited in both group and solo shows, including at Bait al-Zaibaq, Ramallah (PS), Greenpointgallery, Brooklyn, NYC (USA), East Slovak Gallery, Košice (SK), Museo di Santa Maria della Scala, Siena (IT), Teatrino del Palazzo Grassi, Venice (IT), Museo del Paesaggio, Torre del Mosto (VE) (IT), Tulla Culture Center, Tirana (AL), Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI), P74 Gallery, Ljubljana (SI), Monitor Gallery, Rome (IT).
She lives and works between Venice (IT), Ljubljana (SI) and Istanbul (TR).
​An inherent part of my working practice is a hermeneutical approach to Chaos regarding all the elements that constitute it: a precious collection of objets trouvé and their interchangeable relationships. My practice operates within the interspace where the concept can be considered a found object and the found object considered a concept. An integrative approach to artistic languages used for representation is also a part of it; each of them can be considered the subiectum, a focal point of artistic research. I follow this modus operandi throughout the entire working process, starting with observation, documentation, and reinterpretation. This approach is further elaborated by work with different mediums, developing the materiality alongside the concept, applying them to each other accordingly, analysing them and pushing their limits. Considering myself a side-kick of artworks-in-process and a translator of stories surrounding us, I more often than not find myself researching down numerous rabbit holes, not just to understand the particularities of the subject in question, but to draw the lines, and find new connections. 

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Born in 1990, Šempeter pri Gorici, Slovenia

ONGOING

Translate, curated by Gianluca Cappellazzo, Spazio 21, Lodi (MI), Italy

EDUCATION

2018

MA of Fine Arts in Visual Arts and Painting at Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2015

Erasmus + Exchange Programme in Visual Arts and Painting at Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar

Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

2013

BA of Fine Arts in Visual Arts and Painting at Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Venice, Italy

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

Off the Hook; Likely to Happen, curated by Urška Aplinc, Kula Cetinjska Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia

2021

Wunderbar, Bardadino, Venice, Italy 

Vaccanza - The Mountain Tropical Experience, curated by Gianluca D'Incà Levis, Nuovo Spazio di Casso al Vajont, Italy

Hydra Pace Final Presentation, curated by Petra Houskovà and Husam Abusalem, East Slovak Gallery, Košice, Slovakia

Hydra Pace Final Presentation, curated by Petra Houskovà and Husam Abusalem, Bait al-Zaibaq, Ramallah, Palestine 

Ona, curated by Vladimir Bačič, DLUSP, Lokarjeva galerija, Ajdovščina, Slovenia

2020

Primordial Finds, curated by Gianluca Cappellazzo, Sharevolution Contemporary Art Gallery, Genova, Italy

Izolacija življenja / Isolation of life, curated by Vladimir Bačič, Lokarjeva galerija, Ajdovščina, Slovenia

Mozaik, curated by Vladimir Bačič, Lokarjeva galerija, Ajdovščina, Slovenia

2019

Fin de Siecle, Provenance of Subject, curated by Zala Orel, Galerija Layerjeve hiše, Kranj, Slovenia 

A tutta Malutta, art talk and art walk, Venice, Italy

Salon, curated by Shawn James, Greenpointgallery, Brooklyn, NYC

Spin Off, Simposio di Pittura, Gervasutti Foundation, Venice, Italy

Alfa za bete, curated by Jalovo in collaboration with Lucija Smodiš, Pekarna magdalenske mreže, Galerija K18, Maribor, Slovenia

AIR4, curated by Piera Ravnikar, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Antikulturna Antiproslava, curated by Miha Kosovel, Carinarnica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

2018

Il Gemello Cattivo, Progetto e mostra di Fondazione Malutta, Museo di Santa Maria della Scala, Siena, Italy

La Torre Maluttona e Il Mercato Babelico, curated by Paola Capata, Monitor Gallery, Rome, Italy

Opera Prima, curated by Paola Bristol and Riccardo Caldura, in collaboration with Daniele Capra, Giuliana Carbi Jesurun and Trieste Contemporanea, Atrio Monumentale, Trieste, Italy

2017

La costruzione di un errore, curated by Angela Vettese, art talk and exhibition, Teatrino del Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

Perpendicular, curated by Fondazione Malutta, Parallel Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Trigger Party, Marselleria Milano, Milan, Italy

Transparent travel, in collaboration with The two gullivers, Ca’ Soranzo, Venice, Italy

La Fritata, curated by La poltrona viola Art Studio, Trieste, Italy

Cabinet, One of us, Tutti la chiamano la casa delle ragazze, Rachele Maistrello, curated by Zoe de Luca, Museo di Livorno, Livorno, Italy

Tutti la chiamano la casa delle ragazze, book presentation and a site specific public art intervention in Tirana, Young Artists Biennale (HOME), Tirana, Albania

Passengers that come and go, curated by Rubin Beqo, Tulla Culture Center, Tirana, Albania

Collezione Malutta and Black market, curated by Paola Capata, Monitor Gallery, Rome, Italy

2016

Tutti la chiamano la casa delle ragazze, curated by Carlo Sala, art book publication and presentation, Treviso, Italy

Fondazione Malutta meets the Albanian Pavilion, curated by Fondazione Malutta and the Albanian Pavilion, Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy

Fondazione Malutta, Radoso Darbu Galerija, Riga, Latvia

2015

Rob Pruitt Flea Market,  Finding Goran Gogić, curated by Aurora Fonda, A plus A Gallery, Venice, Italy,

2014

Uncharted Festival of Arts, Art kontakt, curated by Andi Tepelena, Porto Palermo, Albania

Mutatosi in una pioggia d’oro: Painting as performace, curated by Andrea Bruciati and White Fish Tank, Marzocca (AN), Italy

Paesaggi e non. Omaggio a Gofredo Parise, Museo del paesaggio, curated by Saverio Simi De Burgis, Torre del Mosto (VE), Italy

Bela manipulacija – White manipulation, curated by Lucija Smodiš & Rezidenca Maistrova, Pekarna magdalenske mreže, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Maschere d’artista, Ca’ Soranzo, Venice, Italy

La Collezione Fondazione Malutta, Ex-ospizio, Fondamenta delle Terese, Venice, Italy

2013

Da Venezia A Porta Venezia,  Casa delle Ragazze, curated by Caroline Corbetta, IL CREPACCIO, Milan, Italy

Art Night, Talento senza uomini, curated by Carlo di Raco, Fine Arts Academy of Venice, Italy

2012

Art Night - Atelier F, curated by Carlo Di Raco, Martino Scavezzon, Miriam Pertegato, Fine Arts Academy of Venice, Italy

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

Sequence of Spaces, curated by Nina Skumavc, P74 Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2016

Personalini, curated by Thomas Braida, Finestra illuminata art studio, Venice, Italy

Pred svojim pragom, bi-personal exhibition with Enej Gala, curated by Petra Paravan, Galerija Rika Debenjaka, Kanal, Slovenia

2015

Potencial jutranje kave, curated by Špela Lutman, Galerija Mostovna, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

2012

Nežka Zamar, curated by Jure Poša, ZM Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Nežka Zamar in collaboration with MedeArt, Medea (GO), Italy

 

WORKSHOPS & RESIDENCIES

2021

Hydra Pace, Platform for Artistic Collaboration and Exchange in collaboration with Dobra Vaga gallery, Kair Košice Artist in Residence, Ramallah Municipality and Anna Lindh Foundation, artist in residency, Slovakia, Slovenia, Palestine 

Dolomiti Contemporanee, artist in residency, Nuovo Spazio di Casso - ex Villaggio Eni Borca di Cadore, Italy 

2020

Odprti Atelje, artist in residency, Galerija DobraVaga, Ljubljana, Slovenia 

2019

7. International Summer Campus, residency with scholarship, Künstlerstadt Kalbe, Germany

2019

Simposio di Pittura, workshop and exhibition, Santa Caterina, Venice, Italy

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Atelier F, workshop and exhibition, curated by Carlo Di Raco, Martino Scavezzon and Miriam Pertegato in collaboration with the Academies of Fine Arts from Napoli, Catania, Urbino, Reggio di Calabria and Brera (IT), Venice, Italy

2014

Uncharted Festival of Arts, Art Kontakt, workshop and exhibition, curated by Andi Tepelena, Porto Palermo, Albania

2012

Atelier F, workshop and exhibition, curated by Carlo Di Raco, Martino Scavezzon, Miriam Pertegato Magazzino n°35 , Forte Marghera, Venice, Italy

2011

Atelier F, workshop and exhibition, curated by Carlo Di Raco, Martino Scavezzon, Miriam Pertegato with the participation of Paolo Dolzan, Forte Marghera, Venice, Italy

2010

Atelier F, workshop and exhibition, curated by Carlo Di Raco, Miriam Pertegato, JAŠA, Martino Scavezzon, Magazzino n°35 Forte Marghera, Venice, Italy

Cadavre exquis, open laboratory of Drawing and Painting and a collective exhibition curated by Carlo Di Raco, Ivana D’Agostino, Domenico Papa with the participation of JAŠA, Magazino del Sale n°3 Fondamenta degli Incurabili, Venice, Italy

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

2021

Hydra Pace Platform for Artistic Collaboration and Exchange in collaboration with Dobra Vaga gallery, Kair Košice Artist in Residence, Ramallah Municipality and Anna Lindh Foundation, residency with scholarship, Slovakia, Slovenia, Palestine 

2020

Odprti Atelje, residency with scholarship, Galerija DobraVaga, Ljubljana, Slovenia 

2019

7. International Summer Campus, residency with scholarship, Künstlerstadt Kalbe, Germany 

2015

Erasmus + scholarship at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

Urška Aplinc, Lene Lekše, Ana Likar, Mia Paller, Matic Pandel, Lea Topolovec, Nežka Zamar, Kino Šiška Center for Urban Culture, Ljubljana, 2022, Likely to Happen, exhibition catalogue

Anja Zver, Rok Avbar, Hydra Pace, Kino Šiška Center for Urban Culture, August 2021, Ljubljana (SI), residency catalogue, final publication 

Gianluca Cappellazzo, Sharevolution Contemporary Art, Primordial Finds, edited by Chiara Pinardi, Genova, (IT), exhibition review

Vladimir Bačič, Lokarjeva Galerija, Mozaik 2020, Ajdovščina (SI), exhibition catalogue  

Fin-de-siecle, Galerija Layerjeve hiše in stolpa Škrlovec, Kranj (SI), exhibition review 

Iza Košir, Mladina, AIR4 (100 artists) (100 artworks), Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI), article

Santa Maria della Scala Museum, Il Gemello cattivo, Siena (IT), article 

Justine Luce, Rachele Maistrello, Alice Modenesi, Barbara Prenka, Sulltane Tusha, Nežka Zamar, Tutti la chiamano la casa delle ragazze, produced by Studio Cortellazzo Wiel & Associati, graphic design by Multiplo Studio, 2016, Treviso (IT), book 

Cristiana Colli e Pippo Ciorra, Mappe LAB IV edizione, Demanio Marittimo, Mutatosi in una pioggia d'oro, edited by Gagliardini Editore, July 2014, magazine, article

Giorgio Baldo, Stefano Cecchetto, Paesaggi e non. Omaggio a Gofredo Parise, Museo del Paesaggio, June 2014, Torre di Mosto (IT), exhibition catalogue

Petra Paravan, Pred svojim paragom, Galerija Rika Debenjaka, April 2016, Kanal ob Soči (SI), exhibition review

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