Isidora Gajic aims to transform feelings and relationships into photographs. Using images as a form of visual poetry, which blurs fiction and documentaries. Exploring themes such as the feminine energy, birth of nature, culture, daily moods, fairy tales, and time.
She creates handmade books, image collages, and multimedia visual dialogues with photographs.
Isidora has exhibited throughout Brazil, the Netherlands, Serbia and Latvia, in dual and group shows at venues such as SESC institution in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, KCG cultural center in Serbia, and ISSP Latvia – gallery & museum of photography. Solo shows in Rio de Janeiro at Gallery Silvia Cintra + Box 4 and in Sao Paulo at Gallery Wickbol. Won the Dutch Talent award in 2012 (by GUP Publications). Attended Residencies such as ISSP in Latvia (2012), and with artist Miguel Rio Branco in Brazil (2014-2016). In 2018, French publishing house L’Editeur du Dimanche and Brazilian Editora Madalena published Isidora’s book of photography Ecume.
Born in 1988 in Belgrade, Serbia, while she grew up in Hungary and Switzerland. After finishing secondary education, she moved to Holland, where she attended the FotoFactory school of photography in Amsterdam, where she obtained a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Art and Photography).
Isidora worked at the World Press Photo (Amsterdam 2010-2012), and as a manager of archives and creative production, book designing for artist such as: Paul Blanka and Miguel Rio Branco (2011-2018).
Further collaborative projects with photography and textile at Alessa in Rio de Janeiro (2018-2019).
Her work is represented by Silvia Cintra + Box 4 Gallery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2020 Flutuações, Galeria Silvia Cintra Box 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2019-20 Dual show with Miguel Rio Branco, Habaneras, SESC, Quitandinha, Brazil
2016 Teias e Tramas , Gabriel Wickbold Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil
2015 Dual show with Miguel Rio Branco; Swann’s Way, Estudio 321, São Paulo, Brazil
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 Autumn show, Pavillon des arts Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade, Serbia
2018 Ecume book presentation- Grand Palais-Paris Photo, France
2nd Inspira Ocupa, Petropolis, Brazil
2017 Inspira Ocupa, Petropolis, Brazil
Galeria Mul.ti.plo; Solar. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Galeria Silvia Cintra Box 4: De Acervo. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016 Galeria A2 + Mul.ti.plo, Petropolis, Brazil
Olhar Feminino; SESC Quitandinha, Petropolis, Brazil
2015 Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014 Cultural Center “Grad”, Belgrade, Serbia
2013 Templo, Gavea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 The FotoFactrory show, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ISSP Residency show, Kuldiga, Latvia
2014 Miguel Rio Branco residency, Araras, Brazil
2013 Duvivier residency, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 ISSP, Kuldiga, Latvia
2012 NEW Dutch Talent
Kurir International, September issue 2017
GUP Magazine, Brazil issue, 2014
FC Magazine - Natural issue pp.88-95. 2013
NEW Dutch Talent book, 2012
SHUTR Fotomagazine, 2012
NRC NEXT, 2012
GUP Magazine, 2012
2019 - Alessa cloths design with photographs of Isidora. Collection: Arte para vestir.
2013-2017 working with Miguel Rio Branco; Book designing, Image research and archiving, preparation of exhibitions, managing the studio.
2013 Creative assistant to Paul Blanka, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012 World Press Photo; Image research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010 Kahmann Gallery, Amterdam, The Netherlands
2008-2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, The FotoFactory, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005-2007 Britannica International School (graduated; Advanced Supplementary (AS) certifications) Budapest, Hungary
2004-2005 Ecole d’Humanite, Boarding school, (secondary education) Hasliberg, Switzerland