Marija Bozinovska Jones (MBJ) explores links between social, computational and organic architectures. Working across audiovisual formats, installation, ephemeral mediums and in live context, her works revolve around technological amplification and unpack cryptic ways of forging subjectivity. MBJ often maps biochemical onto algorithmic components, probing notions of selfhood from subatomic level to networked presence on planetary scale and beyond. Grounded in a belief that a worldmaking is an intrinsically collective process, MBJ regularly collaborates with researchers, programmers, holistic practitioners and other artists.
Recent activities involve: Beginningless Mind, a flagship commision for Abandon Normal Devices, Somerset House and University of Salford art Collection online, FabricatedIntimacy.Tech at Chronus Art Center, Shanghai as part of a research project with Dr. Alessandro Gandini at the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College and SHS Technologically Fabricated Intimacy, ‘Self Optimization’ with the Mycological Twist at Mostyn, and at Higher Resolution at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern in London, Wysing Polyphonic at Wysing Arts Centre, Affective Infrastructures Study Circle at Transmediale, Creamcake’s symposium Interrupted = “Cyfem and Queer>” in Berlin, podcast for Furtherfield/Serpentine Marathon, panel presentations for Moneylab: Tolkenizing Culture with the Blockchain for the Institute of Network Cultures, Self Optimization/ Hyper Functional Ultra Healthy at Somerset House in London, performed lecture at the Sense of Self discourse programme at the Hague NL and OFcourse at M50 in Shanghai CN.
Past exhibitions include: Swamp Protocol at Arebyte and Gossamer Fog in London (2019), Paying Attention at Akademie Graz AT (2019),D’EST online and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow RU (2019), Playbour: Work, Pleasure, Survival at Furtherfield, London, UK (2018), New Gradients of Measure at Banner Repeater, London, UK (2018), Nocturnal City at Somerset House, London, UK (2017), Relics from the De-Crypt at Gossamer Fog, London, UK (2017), We’re Having a Great Time 🙂at Rockelmann&, Berlin DE, (2016) and techSent at Enclave Projects, London UK (2016) and In the Future We Will All Be Modern at Arcadia Missa, London (2014) among others. Solo exhibitions number:The Future of the Past. A political rave curated by F.Y.R.O.M.at Fischer und Fischer, Berlin DE (2013); Фolkoteka 2.0, MKC, Skopje, MK (2013) and at KNIPSU, Bergen, NO (2013).
Festival performances include: CTM Berlin DE and Inversia Murmansk RU (2020), Transmediale (2019) at HKW Berlin DE, Sonic Acts Academy in Amsterdam and Rewire at the Hague NL, MUTEK in Montreal CA and Buenos Aires AR (2018), Vorspiel Berlin DE (2017), RadioLabs award commissioned by CTM premiered at Berghain, Berlin DE and MIRA/ Scope Sessions (2016) and DE:SONANZ (2015) Skopje MK. Music collaborators include JG Biberkopf and 33EMYBW among others, while with Iydes, they contributed towards the 3D Additivist Manifesto.
Past practice has encompassed co-producing audioplay for Deutschlandradio Kultur and CTM Festival 2016, tactical media DreamHolidaysUnlimited.com 2015, online and Art Night 2017, collaboration with the macedonian activist choir and NGO Freedom Square 2013 and participatory experience at Green Ray/ Enclave Projects in London UK 2016.
MBJ graduated MA in Computing at Goldsmiths and is current studio resident at Somerset House Studios in London.
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