Eva Sajovic 

is is a Slovene born artist photographer, living and working in London. Her focus is on socially engaged, participatory practice through which she explores the drivers ofglobal displacement such as regeneration, poverty, trafficking, culture andclimate change.

Her practice covers twostrands Participatory social action projects (for example skill exchangeproject The People’s Bureau, based in Elephant & Castle) and Photographicsocial portraiture, where shecollaborates closely with
the subject to construct the image.

Sajovicexhibits internationally and had her work commissioned by Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, The National Archives, Ffotogallery,Cuming museum, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, 47/04, PARC, Siobhan DaviesDance; and supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation,the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, the European Commission, DaratAl Funun Foundation, University of The Arts and the Ministry of CultureSlovenia.

She is an Associate Lecturer at UAL’s Central Saint Martins andTheory Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art.

In 2015 she became Tate Exchange Associate with the People’s Bureau project.

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RECENT COMMISSIONS, PROJECTS AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Ri/Costruire Insieme (Re/Construct Together), In/Visible Cities, Italy (2016); Beating TheBounds, London College of Communication and The Cultural Capital Exchange (2016); 500 Flowers and The Mother Plant, PARC&LCC (2016); Memory and Place, Siobhan Davies Dance (2016); The People’s Bureau, supported by Tate Modern, Arts Council England and Delancey (2014/15); Hidden Presence, ChepstowMuseum/ Ffotogallery / Diffusion (2013-2015); Age of Plenty, 47/04/ In/Visible Cities, Italy (2015); The Roles We Play, ATD Fourth World /National Lottery Fund /Joseph Rowntree Foundation/ 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning then touring to thirty European locations (2009 -2015); Factory of Confessions, Whitechapel Gallery (2012); DreamMakers, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning/ Paul Hamlyn Foundation (2009-2011); Caribbean Through A Lens, The NationalArchives (2012); Home From HomeSouthwark Council (2007-2010), exhibited at the Cuming Museum (2012); Collecting Home, Cuming Museum/ ArtsCouncil England (2011/12); Be-Longing, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning / Arts Council England (2010); Exile, Arts Palace Lviv, Ukraine (2009); Slovenes Abroad, Foreigners in Slovenia, Star Gallery of the European Commission, London (2008); Call the Witness, Roma Media Archive, Roma Pavilion, 54th VeniceBiennale (2011).

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ESSAYS, FEATURES & REVIEWS:

+ Age Of Plenty, Fotografija magazine, by Natasa Kovsca, November 2015

Hidden Presence - Reflective essay # 1 by Dr Shawn Sobers, University of the West of England, Bristol; Reflective essay # 2 by Dr Alex Southern, Wales Centre for Equity in Education, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, 2015

+ A UK Without Poverty, Joseph Rowntree Foundation publication, September 2014

The Roles We Play - Essay by Ruth Lister, Member of the House of Lords, Emeritus Professor, Loughborough University, 2014

Citizenship and Belonging, Engage 32 by Eva Sajovic, 2014

+ DreamMakers, Roma: Europe is Ours Autograph ABP, May 2013 

DreamMakers - Essay by Engin Isin, Professor of Citizenship, Politics and International Studies and Director of Citizenship, Identities and Governance at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University, 2013

+ Surviving History, Essay by Damian Le Bas, 2010

BOOKS & CATALOGUES:

The Roles We Play  book (edition of 4000) and website publishedby ATD Fourth World, July 2014

DreamMakers book (edition of 200) and website, published by 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning. 

Collecting Home, book, Cuming museum, August 2012

Studio at the Elephant, book, July 2012

Home from Home, book and website of photographs and stories by Eva Sajovic and Sarah Butler, July 2010

Elephant 21, book, Mayhem publishers, July 2010

Be-Longing, Traveller’s stories,Traveller’s Lives, exhibition catalogue, 198 CAL, June 2010

Mapping the Invisible, EU-ROMA GYPSIES, ed. Lucy Orta, Black Dog Publishers, May 2010

Pavee Widden, book of photographs and stories, published by STAG and Southwark Council, 2009

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SELECTED TALKS:

Material & Mater: An Insight Through Photography, with Melanie King and Corinne Silva, UAL Philosophy Society, April 2016.

Hidden Presence at Jumping The Barrier, The National Museum of Wales, commissioned by Engage, 15 March 2016.

Reflection on performativity in Participatory Art Practice, talk at a seminar led by Timothy Ashplant, Kings CollegeLondon, 3 March 2016.

Weaving Migrations,  A Pause for Reflection, London College of Communication, February 2016

Hidden Presence, the project and the methodology behind. Artist in conversation with Dr. Shawn Sobers, BayArt, Cardiff, 13 October 2015.

Socially Engaged Art Practice, In/VisibleCities Festival, June 2015

Collaborative Practice and the Social Justice, The Roles We Play exhibition, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, 4 November 2014.

If you got them by the archives (sic), their hearts and minds will follow, workshop and talk at Discovering Communities, Discovering Collections, The Library of Birmingham, 30 October 2014.

DreamMakers Book Launch and Talk at V&A Museum, 1 June 2014 as part of the GRTHM launch.

DreamMakers - A Case study at Participation, Photography and the Politics ofSpace, Engage/NEPAN conference, Aberdeen, March 2013 (http://nepan.wordpress.com/tag/eva-sajovic/)

On collaborative art practice in relation to my work, Hackney museum, June 2013.

On working with marginalised communities, in particular the Roma, Gypsy and Traveller, InIva, September 2012.

Discussing Pavee Widden project, Institute of Sustainability, London college of Fashion, curated by Lycu Orta, September 2010.

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