Natalija Vujošević is an artist and curator based in Montenegro. Vujošević’s artist practice is built from experiences of life in ruins of society, on the sidelines of global capitalism — the fatal transition to the Western Balkans, the neo-colonial politics, and the occupation of natural resources on the Adriatic coast.
The focus of Vujošević’s curatorial research and practice is the presentation of constructs and archives through exhibition-making, seeking renewed modes of communication, engagement, and understanding through new interpretations and expanded forms. She is the founder and director of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Montenegro, a nonprofit center launched in 2015 dedicated to contemporary art theory, education, research, and archives. The Institute, in cooperation with Trust For Mutual Understanding New York, established the first award for young artists in Montenegro. It is working with the National Library of Montenegro to develop an alternative book collection that consists of art theory, philosophy, and humanistic science written in the last three decades (after Yugoslavia).
Vujošević’s artistic practice has been presented internationally. On two occasions, her artistic work has been included in the Montenegrin pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Her recent exhibitions include Fulfillment Center at Denver’s Black Cube Nomadic Museum, Bigger than Myself Heroic Voices from ex-Yugoslavia, curated by Zdenka Badovinac, at Rome’s MAXXI Museum.
Vujošević was appointed curator of the Montenegrin pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale.