Within the Artists-in-Residence Program, CCA is delighted to host the artist Vanja Smiljanić. Born in 1986 in, Belgrade, Serbia, Smiljanić received her Postgraduate Master in Artistic Research from A.pass, Brussels (2015), an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute (2012) and Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (2019) and a degree in Fine Arts from the Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa (2009). In her practice she often utilizes the model of performance-lecture as a way to bridge fictitious and experiential universes, comprising technical apparatus, diagrams and sci-fi povera sculptures. Connecting otherwise unparalleled reality systems, Vanja's work attests the foundation of ideologies as alienated regimes, recurring to her own body as a vessel for narration, often shifting between the position of oracle and storyteller. Vanja currently lives and works in Cologne and will be staying in Studio Verde during June 2023.




2021          Young Artists Biennale, “School of Waters”, Mediterranea 19, San Marino, SM

2019          Vanja Smiljanić | The Anthem Of New Earth/remastered, KAI 10 | Athena                               Foundation, Dusseldorf, DE


2021          Staying with the Trouble, Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London, UK

2020          Cybernetics of the Poor, Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier, Vienna, AU

2019          kjubh-Nietenblattedition Nr. 17 & Group Show, kjubh e.V., Cologne, DE

                 IKOB Feminist Art Prize, IKOB, Eupen, BE

                 Metaphyse, kjubh e.V., Cologne, DE