MS Sanja PAHOKI

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Positions

  • Academic

Research expertise

  • Photography, Contemporary Art Practices (Humour, Scandinavian Angst and Lars Von Trier)
Sanja Pahoki uses photography, video, neon and text to explore observations from everyday life. Existential issues such as the nature of self, identity and the role of anxiety are recurring themes in her work. As the autobiographical is the initial inspiration for much of Sanja's work, humour is often employed as a strategy to direct attention away from the personal to shared universal concerns. Sanja Pahoki has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Melbourne majoring in Psychology and Philosophy. In 2000 Sanja graduated with a BFA (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2006, Sanja completed a MFA from the VCA. Her work has been exhibited both nationally (ACCA @ Mirka at Tolarno Hotel, Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Plimsoll Gallery in Hobart, Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney, Queensland University of Technology) and internationally (Japan, Shanghai, Vienna, Berlin, Paris and Rotterdam). Sanja was a committee member of Kings Artist Run Initiative and a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary Artist Space. In 2008 & 2012, Sanja attended a studio residency in Reykjavik, Iceland and a 3-month OZCO residency in Helsinki in 2010. Sanja Pahoki is represented by Sarah Scout, Melbourne.

Subject Areas

  • Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
  • The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)

Available for supervision

Yes.
My interest lies in the way photography impacts on contemporary life and artistic practice. Psychological and philosophical ideas to do with who we are and the influence of time and place on identity is of great significance.

Contact Details

Phone Number: 9035 9483
email: srpahoki@unimelb.edu.au

Exhibitions

Being Kazimir Malevich
Start: Friday, May 13th 2016 End: Friday, June 9th 2017
Making Art In Iceland
Start: Monday, November 14th 2016 End: Thursday, November 17th 2016
lol
Start: Thursday, July 14th 2016 End: Friday, August 5th 2016
Splash
Start: Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 End: Friday, July 15th 2016
Groundwork
Start: Friday, February 12th 2016 End: Wednesday, March 23rd 2016
Wow
Start: Friday, February 12th 2016 End: Friday, March 11th 2016
As If: Echoes from London
Start: Saturday, November 7th 2015 End: Friday, November 6th 2015
The Pahoki Family: A Portrait
Start: Thursday, September 24th 2015 End: Friday, October 2nd 2015
Milk and Cookies
Start: Thursday, May 21st 2015 End: Wednesday, May 20th 2015
Written in Light
Start: Saturday, February 14th 2015 End: Saturday, May 9th 2015
Baby Shot Me Down
Start: Saturday, March 14th 2015 End: Friday, May 1st 2015
The Future of Fashion is Now
Start: Thursday, October 29th 2015 End: Friday, February 27th 2015
The Future of Fashion is Now
Start: Saturday, October 11th 2014 End: Saturday, January 17th 2015
Floorwork (solo)
Start: Monday, December 15th 2014 End: Monday, December 15th 2014
Floorwork
Start: Saturday, October 4th 2014 End: Friday, October 3rd 2014
Western Ring Road
Start: Tuesday, February 4th 2014 End: Saturday, March 8th 2014
Groundwork
Start: Friday, February 7th 2014 End: Friday, February 28th 2014
To the Centre of the Earth and Back (Iceland)
Start: Thursday, October 11th 2012 End: Saturday, November 9th 2013
Wow - Does it Matter?
Start: Sunday, October 6th 2013 End: Friday, October 25th 2013
English as a Second Language
Start: Thursday, September 5th 2013 End: Friday, September 27th 2013
I then realised ( the boundaries were all in my head)
Start: Wednesday, March 13th 2013 End: Friday, April 12th 2013
How to Make Art In Iceland: View from the Car or Not that Far Away from the Car
Start: Saturday, March 2nd 2013 End: Saturday, March 2nd 2013
Nothing, Something, Something, Somethink
Start: Thursday, August 23rd 2012 End: Saturday, September 15th 2012
It's like killing two birds with two stones
Start: Saturday, June 2nd 2012 End: Friday, June 29th 2012
Because My Grandmother Died - Blake Prize
Start: Friday, September 16th 2011 End: Friday, October 14th 2011
Hevy
Start: Saturday, August 6th 2011 End: Friday, September 2nd 2011
I then realised ( the boundaries were all in my head)
Start: Wednesday, July 27th 2011 End: Friday, August 26th 2011
I have loved and I have been loved
Start: Thursday, June 23rd 2011 End: Friday, July 15th 2011
Because My Grandmother Died - Light Projects
Start: Saturday, May 14th 2011 End: Thursday, June 2nd 2011
A quarter turn on every screw
Start: Friday, April 9th 2010 End: Friday, April 30th 2010
Moaning Performance

Publications

Journal Articles Refereed

PAHOKI S, BROOKE K, MOLINA-GARCIA J (2015), QCP Project ARCH, Vol 1, Issue 1

Publications of Creative Research

PAHOKI S (2016), Long Distance Relationship
PAHOKI S (2014), Kamera Lehti

Education and Training

  • Master of Fine Art MFA , Victorian College of the Arts, 2007
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) BFA , Victorian College of the Arts, 2001
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts BFA , Victorian College of the Arts, 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts BA , University of Melbourne, 1988

Awards and honours

  • Helsinki Studio, Australia Council for the Arts, 2010
  • Ian Potter Cultural Grant, Ian Potter, 2008
  • Artery Student Award, Hutchins School, 2005
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Melbourne, 2004
  • Pat Corrigan Artist Grant, National Association of Visual Arts, 2002
  • Award for Critical Merit, Victorian Campus Art Prize and Exhibition, University of Melbourne, 2000
  • Theodor Urbach Encouragement Award, Victorian College of the Arts, 1999
  • Friends of the VCA Encouragement Award, Victorian College of the Arts, 1996
SIM International Studio Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2012 Helsinki Studio Residency, Australia Council for the Arts, 2010 Ian Potter Cultural Grant, 2008 SIM International Studio Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2008 Student Award, Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart, 2005 Australian Postgraduate Award, 2004-6 Pat Corrigan Artists' Grant, 2002 Award for Critical Merit, Victorian Campus Art Prize and Exhibition, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne, 2000 Theodor Urbach Encouragement Award, VCA, 1999 Friends of the VCA Encouragement Award, 1996