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Breda Beban

Work is about subjectivity and emotion on the edges of bigger stories about politics, geography and love.

Breda Beban

Biographical details:

Breda Beban was born in Serbia, raised in Macedonia and Croatia.

Recent exhibitions and presentations of Beban's work have taken place as part of the British Art Show 6 (touring exhibition, 2005/06); at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia (2006); at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid (2005); Tate Modern (2004); National Film Theatre, London and Cinema Zuid, Amsterdam (2003). Her films were part of Artists' Film and Video, ArtNow Lightbox, Tate Britain and A Century of Artists' Film in Britain, Tate Britain (2003).

In 2002 Beban curated Imaginary Balkans, a group exhibition which was on show at Site Gallery, Sheffield (2002); Cornerhouse, Manchester and at the Stills Gallery, Edinburgh (2003). The exhibition features in Themes in Contemporary Art edited by Gill Perry and Paul Wood (Yale University Press, 2005).

Beban is a curator/creative producer of imagine art after, a multi-stage project whose first stage, an online dialogue, was hosted by Guardian Unlimited (Nov/Dec 2005). The exhibition will be hosted by Tate Britain in Autumn 2007.

Beban was a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Arts, UK, 2001. Her film Jason's Dream received the Silver Award for Music Film & Video, Worldfest, Houston International Film Festival, USA, 1998.

Beban lives and works in London and Sheffield where she is a Professor of Visual Arts and a Reader in Media at the Sheffield Hallam University.

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