artist

Endi Poskovic

1969

Details

male
born   1969,
live in USA

About

Endi Poskovic's graphic works have been exhibited worldwide in numerous important international biennials and triennials, and have brought him many notable awards and honors, including grants and fellowships from Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, United States Fulbright Commission, Rockefeller Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Norwegian Government, Camargo Foundation, Flemish Ministry of Culture, New York State Council on the Arts, and Art Matters Foundation, among others. Museum collections which hold works by the artist include Philadelphia Museum of Art, Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, and many others. Poskovic is Professor at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design.


BIOGRAPHY

Endi Poskovic is a print artist whose graphic imagery suggests dichotomies that exist in life and whose visual narratives explore universal themes of displacement, memory, transformation and revival.

Poskovic’s graphic works have been exhibited worldwide in numerous important international biennials and triennials including Shanghai Print International Biennial, China, Bienal Internacional de Grabado Caixanova, Spain, Taichung International Biennial, Taiwan, Resurrecting the Phantom: Print in the Post-Print Biennial at China Academy of Art, China, Krakow International Triennial, Poland, la Biennale Internationale d'Estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Canada, Belgrade Printmaking Triennial, Serbia, Egyptian International Triennial, Egypt, Deutsche Internationale Triennale-Frechen, Germany, Tallinn International Triennial, Estonia, Xylon International Triennale, France, Varna Biennale, Bulgaria, Warsaw Impact Biennale, Poland, Ljubljana International Biennale, Slovenia, New Prints Series at the International Print Center New York as well as numerous others.

Comprehensive surveys of Poskovic’s work have been organized by Philadelphia Print Center (2001), Plains Art Museum (2001), Des Moines Art Center (2006), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (2007), Interlochen Arts Academy Dow Center for the Arts (2008), Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium, which traveled to Stad Leuven Academie en Conservatorium and Academie voor Beeldende Kunst, Ghent (2009), Gallery 72, Omaha (2013), SUNY-Fredonia Rockefeller Arts Center (2014), Tidaholm Konstlitografiska Museet, Sweden (2015), and most recently CAA Museum of Art in China (2015).

Endi Poskovic is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, John D. Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Center Italy, J. William Fulbright Commission Senior Research Fellowship to Poland, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Camargo Foundation, Open Studio Toronto-Ontario Arts Council, Indiana Arts Commission, Art Matters Foundation, New York State Arts Council, Durfee Foundation, Flemish Ministry of Culture-Frans Masereel Centrum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, McColl Center for Visual Arts, Can Serrat International Art Centre in Spain, MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Kala Art Institute, Valparaiso Foundation in Spain, Norwegian Government as well as research and teaching funding from the University of Michigan including the Office of Vice-President for Research Creative Arts Fund, International Institute Experiential Learning Fund for Teaching Abroad, Confucius Institute, Center for Japanese Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, Copernicus Endowment, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, and others.

Poskovic’s works are represented in numerous public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Royal Antwerp Museum of Fine Arts, China Academy of Art, Centre National des Arts Plastiques Cairo, Fogg Art Museum-Harvard University, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, New Orleans Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Orange County Museum of Art, California, Kennedy Museum of American Art, the University of Iowa Museum of Art, Des Moines Art Center, Tampa Museum of Fine Arts, Vaasa Ostrobothnian Museum, Finland, Musée d'Art Contemporain Fernet Branca-Saint-Louis, France, University of British Columbia, Jincheon Museum, South Korea and many others.

Endi Poskovic studied music and art from an early age and during the 1980s performed traditional music of the Balkans at festivals throughout Europe and the Middle East. He completed his B.F.A. at the University of Sarajevo Academy of Fine Arts, Poskovic and studied Nynorsk language and culture in Norway for an entire year on Norwegian Government sponsored Minnefondet Scholarship. From Norway, Poskovic moved to the United States to study at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he earned M.F.A. in 1993.

Poskovic is Professor at the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, and Associate Faculty in the University of Michigan-Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. Prior to joining the University of Michigan faculty in 2008, Poskovic had taught at Whittier College, Daemen College, Ball State University, California State University-Long Beach, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Columbia College Chicago. He has lectured extensively and participated in numerous international conferences at universities and museums throughout Asia, Europe, Middle East, and North America.

In 2012 and 2015, Poskovic was invited to serve on the International Jury of the Krakow International Triennial, the largest and the longest running international forum in the field of print media.

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