Nada Prlja

2012

One city two voices - NP, 2007, site specific public art, metal construction 3 x 2.4m, 120 light bulbs

One city two voices - NP, 2007, site specific public art, metal construction 3 x 2.4m, 120 light bulbs

Prlja is an artist whose work deals with the complex situations of inequality and injustice in societies. Prlja’s main aim is to affect society in the most direct of ways; challenging critical discourse around issues of current politics, nationalism, transition of ex-socialist countries, human rights, migration, etc. Using different media, her projects are multi-layered, site or condition-specific. She works mainly in installation, video installation, live art or public art. Research is an underlying aspect of her work, informing both the form and substance of her projects. Each work adopts a site or context specific quality, which may vary from project to project. Her work maintains a conceptual and aesthetic authenticity, which refuses to compromise with the demands of an increasingly commercial art world.

Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Prlja lived in Skopje, Macedonia from 1981-1999. Since 1998 she has lived and worked in London, UK. She received an MPhil research degree from the Royal College of Arts, London, after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Skopje, Macedonia (and previously from the National High School of Fine Art in Skopje). Prlja took part in following Biennales: 7th Berlin Biennale, Berlin (forthcoming), Manifesta 8, Murcia (2010) and International Printmaking Biennale, Ljubljana (2009). Prlja lectures in Istituto Marangoni and London Metropolitan University. She is Board Member of Open Space, Vienna.

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Advanced Science of Morphology, 2006-ongoing, site specific public art, 26 flags (1.4x2.5m each), 26 flag poles (8m high)

Advanced Science of Morphology, 2006-ongoing, site specific public art, 26 flags (1.4x2.5m each), 26 flag poles (8m high)