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I Was Born Into These Lands

I Was Born Into These Lands
Date Thursday, February 2 - Sunday, March 19, 2017
FeaturingEndi Poskovic
Location Olson Gallery - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
SponsorsBethel University Department of Art and Design

Event Description

Endi Poskovic's practice in print media considers a range of technologies of reproduction as a way to explore certain characteristics of graphic image--translation, multiplicity, seriality--and to establish collaborative and evocative exchange with other artists, designers, and creative thinkers. Through his graphic work, Poskovic seeks to construct representations that suggest broader themes of exile, memory, and reconciliation.

Hear Poskovic share about his work: Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 8, 2017  |  6 p.m.

About the Artist

Endi Poskovic is a print artist whose graphic imagery suggests dichotomies that exist in life and whose visual narratives explore universal themes of displacement, memory, transformation and revival. Poskovic’s graphic works have been exhibited worldwide in numerous important international biennials and triennials. Comprehensive individual exhibitions of Poskovic’s work have been organized nationally and internationally. 

His works are represented in numerous public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Royal Antwerp Museum of Fine Arts, China Academy of Art, Fogg Art Museum-Harvard University, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, Orange County Museum of Art (California), Kennedy Museum of American Art, Musée d'Art Contemporain Fernet Branca-Saint-Louis, (France), University of British Columbia, Jincheon Museum (South Korea), and many others.

Endi Poskovic is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, John D. Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Center Italy, J. William Fulbright Commission Senior Research Fellowship to Poland, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Camargo Foundation, Art Matters Foundation, New York State Arts Council, MacDowell Colony, and many others.

Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and raised in Herzegovina, Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, Endi Poskovic studied music and art from an early age and during the 1980s performed traditional music of the Balkans at festivals throughout Europe and the Middle East. He completed his B.F.A. at the University of Sarajevo Academy of Fine Art. Poskovic moved to the United States to study at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he earned his M.F.A. in 1993. Poskovic is a professor at the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and associate faculty in the University of Michigan-Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.


Contact Michelle Westmark Wingard, gallery director, at 651.638.6527 or m-westmark@bethel.edu.