Late viewing: Sanja Pahoki

Image: Sanja Pahoki, [The Fall], 2021.

Image: Sanja Pahoki, The Fall, 2021.

When

29 April 2022

Friday, 5-8pm (AEST)

Venue

Sarah Scout Presents [i]
Level 1/12 Collins St, Melbourne
Thu – Sat, 12pm – 5pm

Themes

Mortality
Society

Price

Free, bookings required

Join us for a special evening viewing of Sanja Pahoki’s exhibition A Detail Which Catches the Eye.

The work of Croatian-born, Melbourne based Sanja Pahoki continually hovers between melancholy and angst. Existential issues such as the nature of self and the role of anxiety are recurring themes, while individual works constitute elements of a larger self-portrait, documenting and archiving Pahoki’s relationship to those important to her—most particularly her family. She embraces the sentimental as well as the domestic in her practice, however, as the autobiographical is the initial inspiration for much work, Pahoki often engages humour or ambivalence as a strategy to direct attention away from the personal and toward shared universal concerns.

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Artist

  • Sanja Pahoki (AU)

    Born Osijek, Croatia
    Lives and works Melbourne, Australia

    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. In 2018, Sanja was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy from Monash University. Pahoki’s artwork has been exhibited both nationally (ACCA @ Mirka at Tolarno Hotel, Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney) and internationally (Brussels, Japan, Shanghai, Vienna, Berlin, Paris and Rotterdam). Pahoki is currently the Head of Photography at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She is represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne.

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

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