Resident Artist | Eva Sajovic
Eva Sajovic is a Slovene born artist photographer, living and working in London. Her focus is on socially engaged, participatory practice working with issues of identity, displacement, be-longing and representation.
For Sajovic participatory art is a tool to create platforms from which people can speak for themselves and self-represent. It is a political process since once the personal enters the public domain it becomes political and creates opportunity for art to act as a counter and a challenge to the mainstream narratives.
Recent commissions and awards include: Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, The National Archives, Ffotogallery, Cuming museum, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, 47/04 (QuarantaSetteZeroQuattro), Photography Archive Research Centre, London College of Communication, Siobhan Davies Dance, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, the European Commission, Darat Al Funun Foundation Jordan, University of The Arts and the Ministry of Culture Slovenia.
Sajovic is an Associate Lecturer at UAL’s Central Saint Martins and Theory Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art. In 2015 she became Tate Exchange Associate with the People’s Bureau project.
“As part of Taking Part Residency at Photofusion I am hoping to continue working with marginalized communities in London affected by processes of ‘urban regeneration’, using participatory photography as a tool to create counter narratives to the prevalent mainstream narrative. While forces of displacement are pushing people to migrate, more and more walls are being put up limiting freedom of movement. The ‘migration crisis’ relates not just to those fleeing war, poverty and environmental degradation in the developing world; it can be seen also much closer to home.” Eva Sajovic