Teodora Jeremić is an art historian and curator.
Born in 1991 in Belgrade, where she lives and works. Graduated in Art History on Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade in 2015. At the moment enrolled in MA studies at the same faculty, focusing on local and regional “abject” art practices in post-yugoslavian contemporary art. As an independent curator so far has curated several group and solo exhibitions. Currently works as Project Manager in Hestia Art Residency Exhibitions Bureau, a space focusing on art practices and contemporary issues in Eastern Europe, Latin America and the MENA region. Works also as Editor of Culture in BURO. magazine.
My work is mainly focused on the contemporary art practices of Southeast Europe and ex-Yugoslavia countries. Deeply rooted in the idea of invisibility/visibility, my curatorial practice is based on the belief that creating visibility comes as a potential solution and a model for confronting and combating any systemic oppression (racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia…) and that art has the crucial role in that combat as well as in recognizing uncertainty and fallibility of any sort of constituted knowledge. In that sense, my practice is an invitation for a closer look “underneath” and “inside”, both on individual and collective level, as a way of dealing with complex historic- psycho-socio-cultural constitutional narratives, in order to bring repressed and silenced to the light. Therefore, curating for me represents translational platform with a hope of healing, (re)connecting and generating possible new understandings.
Having a transdisciplinary approach my curatorial work often plays with terms and concepts “borrowed” from other disciplines and examines stereotypes, politics of hidden or repressed, notions of identity (personal and collective) and how it is being formed, experienced and performed.
Keywords: identity, gender, feminism, boundaries, local, decoloniality, marginality, affection, conflict, communication, emotion, dialogue, mythology, hybridism, inclusion, collaboration, history