Tanja Balac was born in Skopje in 1968. She graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje, in 1991, at the division of painting. Paving her artistic and professional path over the years, in 2008 she received her Master’s degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje at the division of painting. Member of the Association of Artists of Macedonia (DLUM) since 1996, she was also its president in the period of 2006-2013. Among her many professional visits outside the borders of her country, the study visit in Paris in 2003 is well worth mentioning. Her professional and artistic experience has been constantly enriched by work and study visits abroad, participation at conferences and workshops. Besides paintings, Tanja is also interested in creating installations, video art projects, and art performances. At present, she lives and works in Skopje.

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EXHIBITIONS

2022 “Displaced” Zagreb, Croatia - KIC Cultural Information Center

2021 “30 years Artworks” Skopje - National Gallery of Macedonia

2020 “Space Distances” Wien, Austria - Gallery of Macedonian Embassy In Wien

2019 “Invisible Exposure” Belgrade, Serbia - Gallery “Progres”

2017 “1800K” with Omer Kaleshi Paris, France - Gallery of Macedonian Embassy in Paris

2017 “Red Land”, “The Birth of the Nation” Photo Exebition Berlin, Germany - Projektraum OKK-Organ kritischer-Kuns

2015 “Invisible Exposure” Skopje Macedonia - Gallery of NLB Tutunska banka

2013 “Space Distances” Ljubljana, Slovenia - Gallery “Ljubljanski Grad”

2012 “Space Distances” Skopje, Macedonia - Gallery “Oko”

2010 “Play of Presence of the Absent” Prishtina, Kosovo - Umetnicka Galerija

2009 “Play of Presence of the Absent” Istanbul, Turkey - Nazim Hikmet Taxim Art Gallery

2008 “Play of Presence of the Absent” Skopje, Macedonia - National Gallery of Macedonia “Mala Stanica”

2008 “Play of Presence of the Absent” Sofia, Bulgaria - Macedonian Cultural and Information Center in Sofia

2007 “Urban Landscape” Malme, Sweden - J.T& Art Gallery

2006 “Urban Landscape” Maribor, Slovenia - Gallery of the DLUM (Association of Fine Art Artists in Maribor)

2005 “Urban Landscape I” Moscow, Russia - Gallery at the “House of nationalities”

2004 “Urban Landscape I” Paris, France - Cité des Arts

2004 “Urban Landscape I” Novi Sad, Serbia- Cultural Center Novi Sad

2003 “1000-Kilometre-Long Love” Skopje, Macedonia - Museum of the City of Skopje

2002 “1000-Kilometre-Long Love” Belgrade, Serbia - Gallery “Beograd”

2002 “1000-Kilometre-Long Love” Zrenjanin, Serbia - Gallery “Duhovni Centar”

2002 “1000-Kilometre-Long Love” Banja Luka, R. Srpska - Art gallery 1999 “For The Children of Yugoslavia”, humanitarian exhibition тogether with Ljupco Bojarov and Vujka Radivojevik Bojarov Skopje, Macedonia - JAT O"ce

1997 Exhibition on the occasion of the “Metodija Ivanovski-Mende” award Skopje, Macedonia - Cultural Information Centre (KIC)

1996 “Stories” Skopje, Macedonia - Cultural Information Center (KIC)

1996 “Stories” Kichevo, Macedonia - Cultural Center “Koco Racin”

1996 “Stories” Kumanovo, Macedonia - Art Gallery

1992 Tetovo, Macedonia - Cultural Center

1992 Skopje, Macedonia - Cultural Information Center (KIC)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

She has participated on numerous group exhibitions,

in her homeland and abroad: France, USA, Poland,

Bulgaria, Serbia, Russia, Sweden, to name a few.

INSTALLATIONS

2020 “The Following Day”, Winter Salon National Gallery of Macedonia

2018 “Perceptio Inversa” video installation, Winter Salon National Gallery of Macedonia

2016 “Privacy o!” video installation, Winter Salon National Gallery of Macedonija

2014 “Trip@ih” video installation, Winter salon National Gallery of Macedonia

2013 “Who is the Audience” work in progress

2012 “Breathing to Life by Signing a Name” Winter salon Bezisten Old Bazar Skopje

2012 “Breathing to Life by Signing a Name” Installation Ohrid, Macedonia - Ohrid Summer Festival

2009 “Suitcase Full of Sadness” Museum of the City of Skopje

EXPERIMENTAL FILMS

2020 “Stuck Together” – 5’35” Screenings

• Sydney Short Film Festival 2021 (Australia) – Finalist

• Santorini Film Festival 2021 (Greece) – Finalist

• Rome Independent Prisma Awards 2020 (Italy)

– O"cial Selection

Awards

• Anarchy Film Festival 2020 (Manchester, UK)

– Award Winner

2018 “Memorabilia” – 7’15” Screenings

• Cica Museum: Czong Institute for Contemporary art 2019 (Seoul, South Korea) – O"cial Selection

Awards

• West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival 2019 (USA)

– Award Winner

• Florence Biennale - International Biennial of Contemporary Art 2019 (Italy) – 4th Place Experimental Video

2017 “Red Land” – 15’ 43” Screenings

• Projektraum OKK-Organ kritischer-Kunst

–Videoprojection 2018 (Berlin, Germany)

• National Gallery of Macedonia 2017 (Skopje, Macedonia)

2016 “The Birth of a Nation” – 12’ 26” Screenings

• Projektraum OKK-Organ kritischer-Kunst

–Videoprojection 2018 (Berlin, Germany)

• National Gallery of Macedonia 2016 (Skopje, Macedonia) 2014 “Citizens 2” – 12’ 26”

Screenings

• Bonington Gallery Trent University 2016 (Nottingham, UK)

2013 “Citizens” – 4’ 48”

Screenings

• Bonington Gallery Trent University 2016 (Nottingham, UK)

• Futureidentities 2013 (Venice, Italy)

• Square “Macedonia” 2013 (Skopje, Macedonia)

AWARDS

2020 Manchester, England - Award from Anarchy Film Festival and Young Creative Leaders “Stuck Together” - Experimental film

2019 Florence, Italy - 4th place in Video Art category “Lorenzo il Magnifico” award at the Florence Biennale - Experimental film “Memorabilia”

2019 West Virginia, USA - 1st place at the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival

-Experimental film “Memorabilia”

2015 Skopje, Macedonia - National Gallery of Macedonia, “Nereshki majstori” award for painting - DLUM

2003 Skopje, Macedonia - Award for painting at the exhibition “Landscape” - DLUM Gallery

2001 Skopje, Macedonia - “Nikola Martinovski” award for drawing at the exhibition “DLUM - drawing”

- National University Library “St. Kliment Ohridski”

1996 Skopje, Macedonia - “Metodija Ivanovski - Mende” award at the exhibition “Small Scale Painting” - Cultural Information Center