12.03.–05.06.2022

Kristina Benjocki

At sunset we retreat once again, up the hill, to where we can watch the skeins of water reflect colours we've never seen before

Opening: 11.03.2022, 18:00

IKOB — Museum of Contemporary Art presents a major solo exhibition with the artist Kristina Benjocki, the first significant presentation of her work in Belgium. Benjocki’s work explores the political mechanisms of forgetting and remembering in the context of former East and West Europe, and materializes through film, installation, audio and textile. Engaging with the local history of the cloth industry in Eupen, the exhibition is a poetic interrogation of how textile production intersects with stories of political resistance and the construction of cultural identity.

Kristina Benjocki (b. 1984) studied at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. She has also been an artist-in-residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Benjocki’s work has been exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka (Croatia), the American University of Beirut Art Gallery, and Izolyatsia in Kyiv. In 2022, besides her presentation at IKOB, she will present solo exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Legat Čolaković and at the National Museum Zrenjanin. From 2019 until 2023 her practice is supported by the Mondriaan Fund.