Simonida Filipova Kitanovska

Simonida Filipova Kitanovska

Skopje, Kozle, Macedonia

About Simonida Filipova Kitanovska

Born in 1965, in Skopje, North Macedonia. She graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje in 1988, with professor Dimitar Kondovski and professor Rodoljub Anastasov. Member of the Association of Artists of Macedonia since 1988. 1988-1997 stayed and worked in Boston, USA. Simonida Filipova Kitanovska has been professional artist all her life. Right after graduation her work was featured at the National Art Gallery as she was recognize as one of the leading artists in the country. Her thirty year career was marked by numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Canada and U.S.A. Mrs. Filipova Kitanovska was awarded in many occasions for her artistic excellence. In 1991-1997 she lived in U.S.A. and exhibited at Boston and Agora Gallery in Soho, New York City. As a painter and visual artist she expressed herself in different media - oil, acrylic, installation, combined techniques and video. However, last nine years her work is almost exclusively dedicated to exploration of watercolor. Her very first watercolor paintings early on in her career earned her a special prize at prestigious national competition. Years later she found that this technique that is fast drying, often full with unpredictability yet precise and unmerciful to mistakes or corrections, match her own character, explosive expression and gesture, drawing using color and unquenched thirst for realizing ideas to the inviting white surface instantly.

Education

Graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje

Events

Video Art
2006 - SHADOW
2003 - MASK
Installations and performance
2012 – art performance with Novak Shljunski (Slovenia),
Museum of the City of Skopje, Skopje
2010 – art performance – opening of Karposh Summer Culture Festival
2009 – art performance “See the Music, Hear the Image, Win a Book”,
Square “Macedonia”, Skopje
Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Dorian Wilson, soloists Anna
Durlovski-soprano, Blagoja Nacovski-tenor, painters Simonida Filipova-Kitanovska
and Nehat Beqiri
2007 – performance “Root”, water-nest, bird with Bart Uchida, Valbona Atanasovska and
Ibrahim Bedi
1999 – “Waste and Creation“, installation in collaboration with youth environmental organization
“MARS“, Youth Cultural Center, Skopje
Special projects
With Bart Uchida and Agnes Novak
2001 - Park “Elmhurst“, art project, Boston
2002- Dorchester House, Boston, USA
Study visit / workshops abroad
2009 – PARIS, Cite des Arts, March-April

Exhibitions

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2018 - MKC Galler, Skopje, Macedonia
- Cultural Center, Novi Sad, Serbia
- Gallery “Balkan Bridges”, Kragujevac, Serbia
- House of Culture, Demir Hisar, Macedonia
2016 - Contemplor Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria

- Palais Esterhazy, Vienna, Austria

2015 - Gallery “Do Bob”, Ljubljana ,Slovenia
- Gallery “Kult” , Gostivar, Macedonia
2014 – National Gallery, Mala Stanica, Skopje
2013 – Prima Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2012 – Cultural Informative Center of Macedonia in Sofia, Bulgaria
2011 – Army Hall, Skopje, Gallery TUKAD MUNGA,
Ljubljana, Slovenia, Galerija8, Bezisten, Skopje
2010 – Gallery OKO, Skopje, FONTIKUS Gallery,
Groznjan, Istra, Mali Likovni Salon, Novi Sad
2009 - Cultural Informative Center, Skopje
2008 - Cultural Informative Center, Skopje
2000 – Craon, France
1999 – Uranija, Ohrid
1998 – National Gallery “Daut-Pashin Amam”, Skopje
1994 - Gallery “Trident”, Boston, USA
1993 - Gallery “Agora”, New York – Soho, USA
1992 - Gallery “224“, Boston, USA
1991 - Gallery “Most”, Belgrade
1990 - National Gallery “Daut-Pashin Amam”, Skopje,
Gallery “Zograf”, Skopje, House of Culture, Kumanovo
1989- MCM, Skopje, Top-galerija, Karlovac, Croatia

ART SYMPOSIUM AND FESTIVALS

2020 - Jaipur, India
2019 - Florianopolis, Brazil
2019 - Fabriano, Italy
2019 - Urbino, Italy
2019 - Costa Brava, Spain
2019 - Caudete, Spain
2018 - Urbino, Italy
2014 – Santa Cruz, Portugal
2014 - Berovo
2014 - Ohrid
2013 – Berovo, Ohrid
2012 – Watercolors colony, Ohrid
2011 - International painting art campus - Romania
2011 - Ohrid
2010 – Pogradec, Albania, Shibenik, Zlarin island, Croatia
2009 – Gevgelija, Apolonija, Bitola, De Niro, Kriva Palanka,
Joakim Osogovski, Ohrid
2007 – Arka, Skopje
1999 – Knezhino, Kichevo
1997 – St. Joakim Osogovski, Kriva Palanka
1990 – Echka, Zrenjanin, Galichnik, Slavonski Brod, Croatia
1989 – Ozalj, Croatia
1988 – Ivanjica, Yugoslavia

PRIZES

2018 - Best Abstraction, Biennale Costa Rica, San Joan, Costa Rica
2017 - Osten Award - Artist of the Year
2014 – Vangel Kodzoman Award, small format painting, Skopje
2013 - Grand Prix, International competition for watercolors, Skopje
2012 – Prize for watercolors; International competition, Skopje
2008 – Dimitar Pandilov, miniature painting, Association of Artists of Macedonia
1997 - Dimitar Pandilov, miniature painting, Association of Artists of Macedonia
1989 - Yugoslav Biennial of Watercolor, BAJ, Karlovac
Simonida Filipova - Kitanovska’s works have been exhibited at more than one hundred group exhibitions in Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, France, USA, Germany, Bulgaria, Australia, Romania, Armenia, Greece, India, Costa Rica, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Canada, Finland, Russia, Italy.