Iskra Dimitrova was born in Skopje (1965). BA in Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University “Kiril and Metodij” – Skopje (1988) and BFA in Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, University “Kiril and Metodij” – Skopje (1990). Study trip in United States (1993). Artist in residence at Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Japan 2003. Works on multimedia projects, performances and installations. Author of the public site specific urban installation Faith Hope Love, Skopje 2012.
Selection of individual multimedia projects and installations: Skopje (1991 – 1994, 1997 in Museum of Contemporary Art, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2016, 2019; Madison, USA, 1993; Vrsac and Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 1996; Manchester, Rochdale Gallery, 1996; Hamburg (University) 2000; Venezia BIennale1999 (unofficial participation); Tokyo, Youkobo Art Space, 2003; Yokohama Museum, 2004; Stip 2008.
Selection of group exhibitions:
International Festival, Sofia (Bulgaria, 1994); 5th International Biennial, Maribor (Slovenia, 1996); Liquor amnii – Macedonian and American women artists, Skopje (1996) and Providence (USA, 1997); Biennial of Contemporary Art, Selestat (France, 1997); Women artists between the Two Seas, The Salonique (Greece, 1997); New Macedonian Art – Radiations, Skopje (1998) and Tokyo (2000); After the Wall, Stockholm (Moderna Museet, 1999); Brown Sugar, Nurnberg (Germany, 1999); Narcissismѕ, Skopje (Museum of Contemporary Art, 1999); Onufri, Tirana (Albania, 1999); Urban Gene, Tachikawa International Art Festival (Japan, 2002); Global Feminisms, New York (2007, Brooklyn Museum); super(h)EROS, Skopje, 2007, National Gallery of Macedonia; Venezia via MKC, Skopje and Vienna 2009; Synesthesia (Austrian Parliament), Vienna; Gender CheCk (MUMOK – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig), 2009; Solidarity, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, 2014; Transfiguring – Imago mundi, Contemporary Macedonian Art, Czech Center Prague 2014 and Treviso Museum, Italy, 2016.
Workshops and lectures: Brooklyn Museum 2007, Tachikawa 2002, 2004-2005, Yokohama Museum 2004, Artist in residence at Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Japan 2003; Skopje Faculty of Fine Arts 1995, Boston 1997, Medison 1993