Maja Ćirić is a freelance curator, art historian, art critic and art consultant from Belgrade. Her latest independent projects include shows such as Becoming Minor (KCB, Belgrade, 2005), Offbeat: Look and See the Violence Against Women (SKC, Belgrade, 2007), Beyond Theory (WUK, Vienna and SUSHI Visual Arts and Performance Space, San Diego 2008).
She is also involved in institutional projects. She was the curator of the Serbian Pavilion at 52. International Art Exhibition La Biennale de Venezia (2007) and The New Visual Tendencies Festival (Dom Omladine, Belgrade, 2007). She collaborated with Remont /Independent Artistic Association on the 46. October Art Salon (2005) and Mobile Studios Project (2006). Trans-national experience is essential to her practice. She collaborated with the Shanghai Zendai Moma Museum and worked as an art consultant in Dubai ( 2008).
Her areas of interest, amongst other, are gender theory and new media practices.
She received the Lazar Trifunović Award for Art Criticism and the ArtsLink Independent Projects Award.
In her lecture held in the Ernst Museum she will map and present different curatorial methodologies that were used in order to (de) construct the political or social Other (The Balkans, The Orient, Far East, America, Women, Trans-nationalism as a concept).