Re/Shaping The City
I selfie, therefore I am - The magical world of selfies - Between art and social vitrification - Antonello Tolve
Since completing my education, my curiosity has led me to discover new cultures and ways of life. Traveling has made me realize the importance of the ability to think and dream in different languages, immerse myself in the richness of other cultures, and understand the essence of what my own has to offer.
I was born in Cetinje, which can be described more as a place of transit than a city. The mountains that have shaped it have unconsciously shaped my thinking as well. Thanks to Cetinje, I understood the 'sublime' of Kant and the influence of space on the further development of critical-creative thinking. The mountains, the snow, and the endless rains that shape them have made me understand that my 'childhood baggage' is something that I always carry with me and that will always be part of my artistic expression. '
My name is Milica Jankovic. I am a multidisciplinary artist with training in drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture, nurtured by a keen interest in Western philosophy, literature, auteur cinema, and poetry. Between studio research, site-specific installations, and experimental pedagogical practice, I have been immersed in a context that has led me to experiment with different materials and art forms, preparing the ground for further development in new media art practice.
Guided by my interest in directly observing what surrounds me, I have focused my artistic research on exploring everyday life and its layering. In doing so, I have created my heterotopias, detached from the usual laws of space and time created from the mixture of images chaotically stored in my 'mental diary'. My work is mainly focused on installations, sometimes wrapped in a miniature form and sometimes expanded into an oversized form characterized by the absence of the body.
MILICA JANKOVIC (1990) is a visual artist from Montenegro who lives and works in Italy. She was selected as one of 64 European cultural representatives in the We Are Europe platform for multimedia art festivals (Todaysart Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands - 2021).
She is the founder of the non-profit cultural organization Atelie22, winner of the Waiting For The Better Future project supported and funded by Prince Claus Culture Foundation (Amsterdam, The Netherlands); initiator and organizer of the International Multimedia Festival Re / Shaping The City in Cetinje, Montenegro (2021); editor and publisher of the book "I selfie, therefore I am - The magical world of selfies - Between art and social vitrification", author and art critic Antonello Tolve (2021).
In 2019 she presented her works as part of the group exhibition Logos Mundi (Matera, Italy); she participated in the Meet Leshan & Jincheng Art Residency in the Sichuan region, China, where her works were exhibited in group exhibitions in Leshan and Beijing; and she collaborated with the Department of Stage Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata in the implementation of site-specific installations in the historic center of the city of Macerata for the Opera and Theater Festival - Rosso Desiderio.
In recent years she has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions and festivals both in Montenegro and abroad (Netherlands, Italy, France, Portugal, Lithuania, Finland, Canada, countries of former Yugoslavia, and China).
- First prize at the 53° Contemporary Winter Art Salon - Herceg Novi, Montenegro (2020).
- First prize for the installation at the 15° International Biennial of Miniature Art - Serbia (2020).
- Recognition for the importance of the expressed concept, 69°Premio G.B.Salvi, Paessaggi multipli, (2019, Italy).
Milica graduated from FFA Cetinje, Department of Graphic Arts (2012) with a Spec. Art Graphic degree. She studied at Vilnius Art Academy (2017) in Lithuania, Department of Drawing in extended form (MA exchange studies). She is currently finishing her second MA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata (Italy), Multimedia Art Department. Since 2017 she has been actively developing and presenting her artistic practice.
Since March 2022 she has been working as a collaborator for the International Multimedia Festival GAME OVER Cu(o)ture Future - Reinventing Technology, organized by VILLAM and Arshake, Rome, Italy. In the meantime, she worked as an assistant in the Erasmus office at the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata, Italy (2022), collaborating on several international projects.