Ivana Bago is an independent scholar, writer and curator based in Zagreb. She holds a PhD in Art History and Visual Culture from Duke University and is the co-founder (with Antonia Majaca) of Delve | Institute for Duration, Location and Variables. Her writings on (post)Yugoslav art, contemporary art, and theory have been published in academic journals, exhibition catalogs, as well as magazines such as e-flux journal and Artforum. She is on the editorial board of the journal ARTMargins. She has given invited lectures in venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, American University Beirut, Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Royal College of Art in London, and has taught at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna, the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb and WHW Akademija. She is the recipient of the Igor Zabel Award Grant for 2020. Her curatorial projects include: Meeting Points: Documents in the Making, 1968-1982, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 2023; Moving Forwards, Counting Backwards, MUAC, Mexico City, 2012; Where Everything is Yet to Happen, Spaport Biennale, Banja Luka, 2009/10; The Orange Dog and Other Tales, Zagreb, 2009; Stalking with Stories, Apexart, New York, 2007. She is currently working on her book manuscript Notating the Muted Tone: A History of Yugoslav Aesthetics, and developing a research and publishing project on Sanja Iveković’s artistic work and personal archive.
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