An artist Ana Knezevic, who lives and works in New York, premieres on the internet a VR installation, “Voiding the Void,” first shown in physical space in April 2019 in New York, at her solo exhibition at the Culture Hub.
After that solo and then group exhibition in On Canal art district in Soho, VR installation Voiding the Void has also made its world premiere online at SteamVR platform, in collaboration with Ana Knezevic with Chameleon VR Gallery – an online virtual reality platform that presents exhibitions of contemporary art.
Installation Voiding the Void it can be viewed online for free until Aug. 27, Ana Knezevic, who is currently at, told #stayhome the New York situation, one of the biggest hotspots of the current pandemic
VR installation Voiding the Void it premiered April 26-27, 2019 at her solo exhibition at Culture Hubas part of a one-year residency arts program at the New York-based institution for experiments in art and technology.
Installation Voiding the Void it was realized from a grant that Knezevic received from Culture Hub, and the collaborators on that project were the architect Marija Milovanović from Belgrade and a VR expert Alex Lashkhi from Tbilisi.
In addition to the exhibition, the Culture Hub presented the work of Ana Knezevic in the video series Undefined Spaces, which includes short documentary videos of the artist's experiences and work. Through interviews and project documentation, the series presents unique perspectives and struggles that artists face as they take risks to make new discoveries.
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“On Canal” is part of the Art Ideas District, which they organize Wallplay and the coconut team Vibes. Wallplay is a member of NEW INC, the world’s first incubator to run the museum. NEW INC founded the New Museum in 2013 and is dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship in art, design and technology.
Artistic practice Ana Knezevic, which has been living and working in New York since 2013, includes 2D work and space installations, and since 2017, virtual reality installations as well. Her primary focus is light-sound installations, where she has been exploring the relationships and cross sections of space, light and sound since 2003. Harmony, balance and symmetry are key elements in her work.
Born in Belgrade in 1976, where she graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in 2002, Ana Knezevic also studied painting at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston (2003/2004). She has exhibited at numerous art events and exhibitions in Serbia, including the October 2005 Salon and the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art 2015. She has won prestigious awards for her installations, including the Vladimir Velickovic Award for 2009. She has also received three New York awards grant: CEC ArtsLink 2012, Polok-Krasner 2017/2018 and Culture Hub 2018/19.
Among her most important art projects in the public space is “Radio Light 487796 – Cluster”, which was presented in Belgrade in 2006 and is dedicated to Never Tesla, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of that great scientist. Ana Knezevic visited New York and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2012 as a recipient of the CEC ArtsLink Foundation residency as part of the program TIMARA, known for its alumni in the world of music production, software for design, composition, film and video.
In addition to Serbia, Ana Knezevic has exhibited in the USA, France, Hungary and Bulgaria.
In New York, she has introduced herself so far in 2017 at the Mobile Augmented Reality Lab by VR installation A Place to Hold You (2003-2017), which she realized with money from the Polok-Krasner grant, and a wall installation Inner Tuning at the Celestial Mechanics group exhibition at the end of 2017 at Art Work Advisory in Harlem.