Elena Chemerska is the winner of 2021 DENES Award for Young Visual Artists in North Macedonia.
Her artistic research is focused on relationships between aesthetics, materiality, and politics. Her interests lie in thinking about the ways in which we create a basis for the future in relation to memory and the way we attempt to grasp history in its image. She works primarily in painting, drawing, installation and video, and is currently exploring documentary filmmaking.
Elena’s work has been presented in North Macedonia and internationally. She is the author of the book Monument to Freedom – Conversations, Private Print Studio, Skopje (2019). Exhibitions include: Ostrale Biennale O21, Robotron-Kantine, Dresden, Germany (2021); Biennial of Young Artists, MoCA, Skopje (2021); Fuori Visioni Festival 6 | Il confine-Atto II, Piacenza, Italy (2021); Thresholds of No-Body in Particular in collaboration with Ivana Mirchevska, YCC, Skopje (2020); Monumental Fluxus, Expoplu, Nijmegen (2019); “Transition” video screening, Eye Museum, Amsterdam (2018) etc.
In 2021 she received the Prince Claus Seed Award in the Netherlands.