Ilija Prokopiev is a visual artist and a culturologist. He works in the field of art, memory, and history in societies without art institutional infrastructure. He has participated in numerous projects, biennials and group exhibitions such as: Focus Ex-Yugoslavia and Albania, Vienna, Austria, 2016; Heroes for one day, Skopje, Macedonia, 2016; Biennial of Young Artists 2015 - Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Macedonia; 42nd Osten Biennial of Drawing, Skopje, Macedonia, 2015; Deadpan Exchange, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2011; XV Biennale de la Méditerranée BJCEM, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2011; Memorial Sculpture for the Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia, permanently installed, Skopje, Macedonia, 2011, among others. His more significant solo exhibitions are: Tyrannicide, Prima Center Berlin, Germany, 2015; It's always the others who die, Ko-Ra Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia,2015; Drawings, Open Graphic Studio- Museum of the City of Skopje, Macedonia, 2010; In a Search for a New Place, E-Werk, Freiburg, Germany, 2009. In 2011 he won the award DENES – Young Visual Artist Award, for the work "Studies of Very Large Drawings," and in 2012 was an artist-in-residence at ISCP studio in New York. In 2016 he co-founded Private Print, publishing studio for artists' books and related publications.