Photo by Ivana Spiroska

Darko Aleksovski (1989) is a visual artist working on the intersection between images and writings. His practice is formed through different visual languages and ongoing research processes, as well as the relations between personal and collective memories.

Aleksovski holds MFA and BFA Degrees from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje. He participated as an artist-in-residence at bm:ukk Artist-in-Residence Program (Vienna, Austria), Deutsche Börse Residency Program at Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt, Germany), the Digital Residency Program at SCS Centar-Jadro (Skopje, N. Macedonia), and the CreArt Artist-in-Residence Program at Atelierhaus Salzamt (Linz, Austria).

Notable group international exhibitions include Traces and Memories, Counihan Gallery in Brunswick (Melbourne, 2021), What would happen if? The choice to build an alternative future, Museo Santa Joana (Aveiro, 2020), Paying Attention, Akademie Graz (Graz, 2019), The Tokyo Art Book Fair 2017, Warehouse TERRADA (Tokyo, 2017), Streetlight, Revisited, Wedge (Chicago, 2019), and 55. Oktobarski Salon – Disappearing Things, The Museum of the City of Belgrade (Belgrade, 2014). He is currently based in Veles, North Macedonia.

Artist's website, Instagram and Vimeo.

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1. A Small Handbook for Daydreaming, 2021, series of self-published zines; 2. Places for Daydreaming, 2021, details from the CreArt Artist-in-Residence Program at Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria; 3. Places for Daydreaming, 2020, details from the Digital Residency Programme at SCS Centar-Jadro, Skopje, N. Macedonia; 4. Never Not in Love, 2021, Installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, N. Macedonia. Photo by Maja Argakijeva; 5. Never Not in Love, 2019, Installation view, PrivatePrint Studio, Skopje, N. Macedonia. Photo by Zoran Shekerov; 6. Growing, 2016, Installation view, PrivatePrint Studio, Skopje, N. Macedonia. Photo by Petar Tasevski.
Artist statement

My current artistic interests are focused on the notions of personal identities in relation to different ways of remembering and forgetting, as well as ideas of belonging, alienation, unrequited love and loneliness. One of the terms around which I base my current research is landscapes of astonishment – a term proposed by José Esteban Muñoz as a way to “surpass the limitations of an alienating presentness [which] allows one to see a different time and place.” Another term is agoraphilia – proposed by Paul B. Preciado as an amorous passion triggered by a city in which the material limits between the city’s streets and one’s body become so blurred that “the map becomes anatomy.” In the past two years, working with these ideas inspired an expansive ongoing visual research in a series of paintings, writings, an artist’s book and a series of self-published zines dedicated to daydreaming about places and memories.

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