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WAP: Bojana Ginn
11am - 5pm
2017/2018 Working Artist Project
This round of Working Artist Project was curated by Joey Orr, the Andrew W. Mellon Curator for Research at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas.
About the Exhibition
What if a sculpture or an image is a question, pondering who we are and where we are headed in relation to nature, technology, and creativity?
The interest in line, the interest in fiber and pixel and what they can become in the context of time, space, and materials, is still the essence of my personal explorations: the mechanics of inspiration and visual thinking, the ethics of transhumanism, and a phygital mind.
While exploring the same subjects, the work has grown in scale.
It’s unclear to me if sculptures and moving images are interior or exterior spaces. They can be both. Connections of mind and body, material and immaterial, ancient and contemporary, bio and tech, all are complexities which are not opposites. If light is a machine, what is the spirituality of technology?
Building structures as questions induce countless little responses, reactions, decisions, shaping the space into a subjective mass of thoughts, memories, hopes, possibilities, but mostly, a desire for more tenderness.
About Bojana Ginn
Interdisciplinary artist and former MD and scientist Bojana Ginn graduated from Medical School in Belgrade, Serbia in 2001, and completed her MFA in Sculpture at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2013. Merging art, science, and technology, Bojana creates multimedia installations, sculpture, and photography.
One of her first student works resonated with the international SciArt community and was presented at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium in Brussels, and also in Ghent, Boston, and Baltimore. While at SCAD, Bojana was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and for the Outstanding Achievement Award, International Sculpture Center. After completing her studies, as a resident artist of the prestigious Studio Residency at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Bojana was awarded a 2014 Tanne Foundation Award that she shares with her husband and artistic partner, Brian Ginn.
Bojana was honored to be an artist in residence for the 2015 Global Summit on Ethics in Bio-Engineering. For her trans-disciplinary work, her unorthodox use of materials, and her incorporation of video and sound digital technology, Bojana was a finalist for the 2015 World Technology Award in Art. Her work and writings are shown and published in Atlanta, nationally, and in Europe. Her video work was exhibited at the 2016 Venice Architectural Biennale. Most recently Ginn was honored with the 2018 Ellsworth Kelly Award, alongside The Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art at Augusta University. She lives with her husband and son in Decatur, GA and serves as a fellow of The World Technology Network, NYC. Ginn is represented by Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
Featured Image: Installation detail, courtesy of the artist