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Biljana Ciric

Biljana Ciric graduated from East China Normal University in Shanghai with a M.A in Art history. She was the director of the Curatorial Department at the Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art and the China networking curator for the 2006 Singapore Biennale.


Biljana Ciric graduated from East China Normal University in Shanghai with a M.A in Art history. She was the director of the Curatorial Department at the Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art and the China networking curator for the 2006 Singapore Biennale. Her ambitious ongoing project Migration Addicts was presented at the 52nd Venice Biennale in the 2007 Collateral Events and in the Shenzhen/Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture. Her exhibition projects include Strategies from Within - Contemporary Art Practices in Vietnam and Cambodia (Ke Center of Contemporary Arts) and a major retrospective of Yoko Ono (Ke Center for Contemporary Art, Guangdong Museum of Art). Ciric was the curator of the public art project intrude 366 in 2008 and curated History in Making: Shanghai 1979-2009, 30 Years Retrospective of Shanghai Contemporary Culture in 2009. Her recent projects are Contemporaneity –Contemporary Art of Indonesia presented at Shanghai’s MoCA and Body as a Museum at Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm.

Ciric initiated project Taking the Stage OVER one year ongoing investigation related to performative aspects of art presenting works of Bestue Vives, Tino Sehgal, Antti Laitinen among others. She was co-curator of Asia Triennale Manchester 2011.

She is regular contributor for Broadsheet, Yi Shu Journal, Flash Art, Independent Critic  and other art publications.

Her recent book contributions include Playing by the Rules: Alternative Thinking/Alternative spaces published by Apexart NY,  as well series of publication related to Shanghai Contemporary Art from 1979-2009.First book among series History in Making: Shanghai 1979-2009 Artists Interviews and Work Archive was published by Shanghai Peoples Fine Arts Publishing House in 2010. Upcoming publication is Shanghai 1979-2009:History of Exhibitions in English as well as Institution for the Future, publication co-edited in collaboration with Sally Lai and published by Chinese Art Centre with contributions from Tino Sehgal, Dorothea Von Hantellamann, Joao Ribas, Jens Hoffmann among others.

Currently she is working as an independent curator based in Shanghai.