Elena Trencheva

Elena Trencheva (b.1980, Skopje, Macedonia) graduated from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. In 2012 Elena completed an MA in Art History. She was coordinator of the project ``Curatorial Translation``, organized by the Center for Visual and Cultural Research, Euro-Balkan Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities Research in Skopje (2007). She also co-curated ``Art Dialogues`` annual exhibitions, organized by ``Smart Media``, and is an author of several articles reflecting on contemporary art. Since 2011 Elena is a member of the Center for Visual Studies in Skopje.  She participated at The Third Visual Culture in Europe Meeting, in Trondheim (2012). Elena gave a lecture about Women Artists in Macedonia at Jagiellonian University, Institute of Slavonic Studies (2011, 2013).    

Jovanka Popova

Jovanka Popova (b.1980, Skopje, Macedonia) is an art historian and curator. She is postgraduate student at the Institute of History of Art and Archaeology, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje. She has two years teaching experience as a younger assistant at the same institute. She has organized and co-curated number of contemporary art exhibitions and curatorial projects in Skopje (“Alarm Container”,  “Skopje Urban Stories: City Lab Project”, “Alarm 2:1”, performative event “5 minutes of independence”, curatorial project “Skopje: The Ultimate Stories of Personal Memories 1960-2000 vol.1”, discursive event “Woman and a Half”, AKTO 8 Festival for Contemporary Arts: “Lectures in Nature and Society”, curatorial project “Art and Dictatorship”, “Living Libraries, Archives of Civil Disobediance”), and collaborated in several international curatorial and educational research projects (“DVD Project”- international video art project, “Deschooling classroom”, organized by TkH, Belgrade and Kontrapunkt, Skopje). She has also participated and held lectures in several international conferences and workshops (International workshop – “Reading the City: Urban Space and Memory”, Skopje and Berlin; “In Between Science and Fiction: Possible City Project”, International Symposium on Visual Culture, Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul; “Graffiti Language”, International Conference (CIHA Colloquium), Aesthetics and Techniques of Lines between Drawing and Writing, Kunsthistorisches Institute in Florenz; Ecologies of the Visual-3td Visual Culture in Europe Meeting, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim). Currently, she is a part of press to exit project space team in Skopje.

Velimir Zernovski

Velimir Zernovski (b. 1981, Skopje, Macedonia) graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje. Currently, he is postgraduate student at the Department of Cultural Studies at “Euro-Balkan” Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities Research in Skopje. He realized solo exhibitions in Macedonia and abroad: New York (2010, 2012), Paris (2011), Vienna (2009, 2011), Freiburg (2009), Skopje (2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013); he took part in group exhibitions in Slovenia, Kosovo, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Macedonia, Turkey and USA. He curated and co-curated several projects and exhibitions and participated in many international projects and collaborations. He was working as a curatorial assistant at press to exit project space-special project of the Swiss Cultural Program in Macedonia, currently working as a researcher at University Euro-Balkan; He is member of the Program Board of ITI (International Theatre Institute - Macedonia); and actively participating in the program of The Coalition “Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities”. From 2008 Zernovski is co-founder and president of FRIK Cultural Initiatives development Formation, organization which is working on motivation of socially engaged art production and society democratization, beyond prejudices and stereotypes. Through the media of drawings, videos, installations, object installations in public space, writing and publishing artist books he is exploring notions of identity, urbanity and popular culture as well as sexuality and gender identity.