Isidora Gajic

Biography

 

 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

 

CV

 

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

 

Residency

2014        Miguel Rio Branco residency, Araras, Brazil

2013        Duvivier residency, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012        ISSP, Kuldiga, Latvia

 

Award 

2012        NEW Dutch Talent

 

Publications

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              

 

Projects

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

     

Education

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

Visual artist