Žana Kozomora is an emerging, interdisciplinary artist, curator and arts administrator originally from Sarajevo, BiH, and currently living and working in Kitchener-Waterloo, the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. She is a graduate of the Honours B.A. Fine Arts Studio Program at the University of Waterloo with a Professional Practice Specialization. She has completed studio residencies with the Dundas Valley School of Art and Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. She has recently exhibited her work with Open Sesame, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Xpace Cultural Centre, and Factory Media Centre. Recent curatorial projects include curating a solo exhibition of the artist collective XVK at Cambridge Galleries | Idea Exchange, and acting as assistant to Co-curators Jane Tingley and Alain Thibault for the multi-modal art exhibition INTERACTION. She is currently in the role of Curatorial Assistant at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and sits on the Board of CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area).
Žana Kozomora’s visual practice consists of mining archives of objects, photos, and documentation which reference migrant history and the politics of transplanted heritage. She utilizes interdisciplinary methods of printmaking, drawing, video and media installation to investigate constructed notions of space, place, and identity mediated through contemporary media.