About

Hana Miletić was born in Zagreb (1982), she lives and works in Brussels and Zagreb. In her work she explores the residues and upheavals of political changes, whereby she focuses on the formation of subjectivity, on the level of both the individual and the community. She describes her artistic practice as street photography via which she documents objects and narratives. Photography serves as a means of orientation in her ongoing exploration of social realities. She has a multiform practice that includes, among others, sculptures, textiles, performances, workshops, printed matter and writing.

The last three years she has developed a weaving practice in community weaving workshops in Brussels. It is a practice that, on the one hand, allows her to connect with a craft rooted in her family’s female genealogy and, on the other hand, provides her with time to engage with its metaphorical social implications. Her cultural roots inform her work, while her research reflects the consequences of political practices and economic influences that reiterate across time and place. Via re-enactment and scrutiny, she addresses inventive approaches to scarcities, damages and obstacles, aiming to bring minor actions and practices to attention and committing to the subversive potential of finding alternative modes of dealing with existing measures, administrations and ideologies.

 Education

 

2009 MFA in Photography, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp

2006 Photography, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

2005 MA in Art History and Archaeology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels

2004 Gender Studies, Universiteit Utrecht (UU), Utrecht

 

 Awards and residencies

 

2016 Associated artist at Beursschouwburg, Brussels (until 2021)

2016 Residency Chantier, La Bellone, Brussels

2015 Winner BOZAR Prize, Young Belgian Art Prize, Brussels

2015 Residency Van Eyck, Maastricht

2014 Residency Lokaal01, Antwerp

2013 Winner Fondation Henri Servais Prize, Art’Contest, Brussels

2013 Finalist Radoslav Putar Award, Young Visual Artists Awards (YVAA), Zagreb

2011 WinnerBNP Paribas Fortis Young Artistic Talent Award for Photography

2009 Winner Photography Award, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp

 

 Collections

 

BNP Paribas Fortis

Flemish Community

Flemish Parliament

Fotomuseum Winterthur,

Winterthur

Mu.ZEE, Ostend

Various private collections

 Solo exhibitions

 

2018 Dependencies, WIELS, Brussels

2017 Care Taking, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam

2016 Materials, Beursschouwburg, Brussels

2015 Street Photography, RIOT, Ghent

2015 Coif Mode, The Office for Photography, Spot Gallery, Zagreb

2015 Street Photography, Poppositions Off-Fair, with RIOT, Canal Wharf, Brussels

2014 Tenir paroles, Lokaal01, Antwerp

2014 Coif Mode, with Outlandish, Poppositions Off-Fair, Dexia Art Center, Brussels

2013 Sint-Annabos, Antwerp, PM Gallery, Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU), Zagreb

2012 EURO Cars, Weekender, Amsterdam

 

 Performances

 

2018 Softwares, activated by LadyVines, Precarious Pavilions – The New Local, Muntplein / Place de la Monnaie, Brussels

2017 txt, Is Not Written Plain (draft I), with Globe Aroma, The Big Conversation on Feminism, Beursschouwburg, Brussels

2017 Little Blues Booklet, performed by Virginie Honvoh, and Tenir paroles, performed by Ibrahim Khayar, APE at M HKA, Performing the Book, M HKA, Antwerp

2016 Little Blues Booklet, performed by Virginie Honvoh, Festival Indiscipline, Palais De Tokyo, Paris

2016 Little Blues Booklet, performed by Virginie Honvoh, P/////AKT, Amsterdam

2016 Your Facades Are Peeling off like Red Onions, performed by Vid Jeraj, Kunsthalle3000, Vienna

2015 Your Facades Are Peeling off like Red Onions, performed by Sven Dehens, Bâtard Festival, Closing The Space Between Us, Beursschouwburg, Brussels & Veem House for Performance, Amsterdam

2015 Your Facades Are Peeling off like Red Onions, performed by Pierre Silverberg, Mark Pezinger Verlag: Growing Up Is Giving Up, Rosa Brux, Brussels

2015 Tenir paroles, in collaboration with Ula Sickle, performed by Rosette Bodoque & Ibrahim Khayar, Festival Bâtard & MAF (Mestizo Arts Festival), Arenberg theatre, Antwerp

2015 Tenir paroles, performed by Pascale Marthine Tayou, The Young Belgian Art Prize, BOZAR, Brussels

2015 Tenir paroles, performed by Ibrahim Khayar, Forms of Togetherness (and Separation), WIELS, Brussels

 

 Curatorial projects and workshops

 

2018 Felt workshop, with Globe Aroma, Festival SuperVliegSuperMouche, Brussels

2018 Felt workshop, with Globe Aroma, Kunstenfestivaldesart, WIELS, Brussels

2017 Two evenings of poetry, cocktails and a workshop on the construction of the W.E., in collaboration with Aleppo, Poppositions Off-Fair, Dexia Art Center, Brussels

2016 Materials programme: Reading group on feminism and the commons, led by Charlotte Van Buylaere, Beursschouwburg, Brussels

2016 Materials programme: Workshop and Wikipedia editing session, led by Just For The Record, Beursschouwburg, Brussels

2016 Materials programme: Workshop Reading Public Sculpture from A Feminist Perspective, led by [BLOK], Beursschouwburg, Brussels

2016 DJ Workshop for Women, facilitated by Side Room, RIOT, Ghent

2015 Disassemblies, series of events programmed by KIAD, various locations in Maastricht and Amsterdam

2014 Co-initiator and member of the reading group Knowledge is a Does (KIAD) (ongoing)

 

 Publications

 

2016 Little Blues Booklet, APE #068

2015 Mister Zeff fka La Frénétick, APE #059, (single)

2015 Your Facades Are Peeling off like Red Onions, Mark Pezinger Verlag

2014 Tenir paroles, APE #046

2014 Coif Mode, APE #038

2013 The Molem Collective, APE #026, (LP)

2012 Class of 2008, APE #019

2011 EURO Cars, APE #013

2011 Molem (website)

 Group exhibitions

 

2018 Signal or Noise, The Photographic II, S.M.A.K., Ghent

2018 The Hobbyist, Looking for Passion, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Rencontres d’Arles, Arles

2018 A conversation between collections from Kinshasa and Ostend, Mu.ZEE, Ostend

2018 B-Sides, Saloon at Komplot, Brussels

2018 1938 – Geburtstagsfest mit Gästen, Sprengel Museum, Hannover

2017 The Hobbyist – Hobbies, Photography and the Hobby of Photography, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur

2017 APE at M HKA, Performing the Book, M HKA, Antwerp

2017 The Brussels Museum of Photography, i.a. Recyclart, WIELS Art Book Fair, Brussels

2017 Sharjah Biennial 13 Tamawuj, Sharjah

2017 Performing the Border, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna

2017 Legitimate Rehearsals, D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig

2017 The Multiple versus Series versus the Unique, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam

2017 Art Rotterdam, with Annie Gentils Gallery, Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam

2016 Intergalactic Dust, Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp

2016 Circluding and other fluid exchanges, Van Eyck, Maastricht

2016 The New Circumstances, Croxhapox, Ghent

2016 Soft Structures – Textile Turns, CIAP, Hasselt

2016 From Diaspora to Diversities, Remont, Belgrade

2016 Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur

2015 Forme e Anti Forme, Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan

2015 This Is (Not) My World, Croatian Photographic Association, Klovićevi Dvori Gallery, Zagreb

2015 The Young Belgian Art Prize, BOZAR, Brussels

2015 The Edition Show, RIOT, Ghent

2015 Every Tree Stands In Silent Thought, Galženica Gallery, Velika Gorica

2015 Ghent Art Book Fair, 019, Ghent

2015 Capital Artists, The Brussels Art Institute, Brussels

2015 The Sea – Salut d’honneur Jan Hoet, Mu.ZEE, Hotel Bero, Ostend

2015 Open Studios, Van Eyck, Maastricht

2014 Photo Levallois Festival, Multimedia library Gustave Eiffel, Paris

2014 BORG 2014, Antwerp

2014 Corpus Lingua, Van Eyck, Maastricht

2014 The Word Presents The Belgian Six, BOZAR, Brussels

2014 A specter from the land of If #2, Stilll Gallery, Antwerp

2014 Ecological Fallacy, Helsinki Photography Biennial, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

2013 Palletical, Wolke, Brussels

2013 Art’Contest, De Markten, Brussels

2013 You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet: Music and Photography, FotoMuseum, Antwerp

2013 48th Salon Zagreb: Identity, HDLU, Zagreb

2013 Radoslav Putar Emerging Artist Award, Galženica Gallery, Velika Gorica

2012 Artist’s Books (HR), Institute of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

2012 31st Youth Salon: Where To Elect There Is but One, HDLU, Zagreb

2012 .tiff, Young Belgian Talent by FoMu Antwerp, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

2012 Garagisme Magazine: Lancement du premier numéro, Galerie Ofr., Paris

2011 Audio/Visual, New York Photo Festival, New York

2010 45th Salon Zagreb: The Market, HDLU, Zagreb

2010 I Avoid Places Where I’m Expected, Galženica Gallery, Velika Gorica

2009 XIV Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (BJCEM), Skopje

2008 Various Photographs, New York Photo Festival, New York

2007 Billboard Project, Antwerp

 Press, catalogues and contributions

 

2018 E.C. Feiss, ‘Photography as Support System’, Camera Austria, n° 144

2018 Ellen Mara De Wachter, ‘Hana Miletić: Weaving, Stitching, Pulling at Threads’, Frieze Magazine, 27/07/2018

2018 ‘B-Sides at SALOON, hosted by Komplot Brussels’, Daily Lazy

2018 Septembre Tiberghien, ‘Ce qui nous lie’, L’art même 76

2018 ‘Hana Miletić “Dependencies” at WIELS, Brussels’, Hana Miletić in conversation with Vincent van Velsen, Mousse Magazine, 13/07/2018

2018 Kurt Snoekx,’B-Sides in Saloon’, BRUZZ, 11/07/2018

2018 ‘Hana Miletić – Dependencies’, KubaParis, Zeitschrift für junge Kunst, 28/06/2018

2018 Anne-Marie Poels, ‘Weef- en viltwerk van Hana Miletić in WIELS’, H ART #182, 21/06/2018

2018 Sandra Križić Roban, ‘Hana Miletić: Zavisnosti (Dependencies)’, Triptih, HRT – HR3, 12/06/2018

2018 Jan Braet, ‘Artroze’, Knack, 06/06/2018

2018 Kurt Snoekx, ‘Hana Miletić: Dependencies’, BRUZZ, 24/05/2018

2018 Grete Simkuté, ‘Hana Miletić: Weaving, Street Photography and Politics’, Tique Art Paper #2: Contemporary Camera, 2018

2018 Eva Decaesstecker, ‘Hana Miletić – Het plooibare weefsel’, Rekto:Verso, 09/05/2018

2018 Pompidou, Klara, 09/05/2018

2018 Valerie Verhack, ‘Hana Miletić. Portret van een helende praktijk’, Metropolis M, n° 2

2017 Knowledge is a Does, ‘Haptic Reading, Listen with Skin’, Data Feels apart, n° 1 [contribution]

2017 Frits de Coninck, ‘Kunst als sociaal weefsel’, Museumtijdschrift, n° 6

2017 The Haptic, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam [contribution]

2017 Roman Gerold, ‘Die Grenzen der grenzenlosen Welt’, Der Standard, 06/06/2017

2017 Fiep van Bodegom, ‘Het eiland van de pijnbomen en later ook de jeugd’, Samplekanon, 30/05/2017

2017 Nat Muller, ‘A Poetic Sharjah Biennial for a World in Turmoil’, Hyperallergic, 12/05/2017

2017 E.C. Feiss, Hana Miletić, Karisa Senavitis & Kym Ward, ‘Tastbaar lezen, luisteren met de huid’, Metropolis M, nr 2 [contribution]

2017 Raphael Fonesca, ‘Tendencias’, Em Alta, Harper’s Bazaar Art, Brasil, April

2016 ‘Hana Miletić, Street Photography’, Edition F11, Office for Photography, Zagreb

2016 Young Belgian Art Prize 2015 limited edition, BOZAR, Brussels [contribution]

2016 ‘Six Questions: Hana Miletić’, Tique | art paper, 23/11/2016 [contribution]

2016 Charlotte Crevits, ‘Hana Miletić, Materials’, De Witte Raaf, n° 184, November-December

2016 Tom Engels (ed.), relentless, Bâtard Festival, Brussels [contribution]

2016 Pompidou, Klara, 24/10/2016

2016 Bie Vancraeynest, ‘Het beeld’, De Standaard, 17/09/2016

2016 Sarah Késenne, ‘Weven en samenweken’, H ART, #160

2016 Kurt Snoekx, ‘Hana Miletic, Material Girl’, BRUZZ, #1536

2016 Knowledge is a Does, ‘Materials’, Beursschouwburg, Brussels [exh. text]

2016 ‘Her Fabric’, Heresies, Girls Like Us, issue 8

2016 ‘Hana Miletić’, Tumult.fm, Urgent.fm, 13/01/2016

2016 ‘Street Photography’, Democratic Jungle, curated by Josephine Van De Walle [contribution]

2015 Wouter Hillaert, ‘Er broeit iets op Bâtard’, De Standaard, 05/12/2015

2015 Your Façades Are Peeling off like Red Onions, Bâtard Festival reader, Closing The Space Between Us, Beursschouwburg, Brussels & Veem House for Performance, Amsterdam [contribution]

2015 Sofie Crabbé, ‘Hana Miletić’, H ART, #149

2015 Leen Lesire, ‘Un bel été quand même – Een schone zomer in Bozar’, Kif Kif, 11/09/2015

2015 Mélanie Noiret, ‘Sémiotique engagée’, L’Echo, 19/08/2015

2015 Nicholas Lewis, ‘The throwaway project: Hana Miletić’, The Word Magazine, 19/08/2015

2015 E.C. Feiss & Hana Miletić, ‘Assets: Two Questions’, The Young Belgian Art Prize 2015, BOZAR, Brussels [exh. cat.]

2015 ‘De jonge garde’, cobra.be, 19/06/2015

2015 Your Façades Are Peeling off like Red Onions, Flections [contribution]

2015 Sam Steverlynck, ‘Capital Artists brengt jonge Brusselse kunstenaars in kaart in het BAI_’, H ART magazine, 30/04/2015

2014 Happy Hour, Klara, 24/10/2014

2014 Joni Horemans, ‘Op een goede tentoonstelling staan geen grenzen’, Cult!, De Morgen, 27/08/2014

2014 Lander Deweer, ‘Zes keer raak’, De Morgen, 17/06/2014

2014 Garitte Lauranne, ‘Six Belges, une expo’, La Libre Belgique, 14/06/2014

2014 ‘Hana Miletić – Coif Mode’, Josef Chladek. On Photo Books and Books, 31/05/2014

2014 Eric Bracke, ‘Fotocollectie domweg vergeten’, De Morgen, 28/05/2014

2014 ‘De reconstructie van het gemis’, Cobra.be, 27/05/2014

2014 Jean-Marc Bodson, ‘Images imaginées’, La Libre Belgique, 16/05/2014

2014 Bruno Roels, ‘Schilderen met foto’s’, De Standaard, 09/05/2014

2014 Valerie Verhack, ‘Art Brussels, Bustling Brussels, Metropolis M, 27/04/2014

2014 Bernard Roisin, ‘Art Brussels a son “off”‘, L’Echo, 25/04/2014

2013 ’Hana Miletić – Class of 2008′, Josef Chladek. On Photo Books and Books, 06/10/2013

2013 ‘Book du jour: Class of 2008 by Hana Miletić’, Self Publish, Be Happy, 08/07/2013

2013 Ivan Dorotić, ‘Kolekcijom tenisica do socijalnih pitanja’, Vizkultura, 22/05/2013

2013 ‘APE founder Jurgen Maelfeyt on The Molem Collective’, The Word Magazine, 17/04/2013

2013 ‘EURO Cars’, Self Publish, Be Happy, 02/01/2013

2012 Lise Lotte ten Voorde, ‘Sober met een kwinkslag’, Tubelight, 24/12/2012

2012 .tiff Magazine, Young Belgian Photography, FotoMuseum Antwerp, 2012

2012 Garagisme Magazine, Issue 001-Protoype, 2012 [contribution]

2011 I Avoid Places Where I’m Expected, Galženica Gallery, Zagreb 2011 [exh. cat.]

2011 Svako drvo stoji i misli, Galženica Gallery, Zagreb 2011 [exh. cat.]

2010 45th Salon Zagreb: The Market, HDLU, Zagreb, 2010 [exh. cat.]

2009 XIV Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (BJCEM), Skopje 03-13/09/2009, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, 2009 [exh. cat.]

 

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