Kostana Banovic

Digitale kunst, Installaties, Performance


Koštana Banović (b. 1960, Sarajevo) is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. She works with various media including drawing, performance, (video-)installation, and film. Her cinematic practise addresses the interaction between experimental and cinéma vérité documentary styles, and includes a reflexivity belonging to the category of essay-film. Her films have been numerously awarded and screened at film festivals internationally, such as the IFFR in Rotterdam and Ji.hlava IDFF in Jihlava. She has exhibited across multiple international exhibition platforms, cultural-exchange residencies, and performed long-lasting artistic research in especially Bahia, Brazil and the countries of Former Yugoslavia. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. She has also actively engaged in several art-educational and pedagogical contexts, was long-time teacher at the University of Arts in Utrecht (HKU) in the Fine Arts department, and guest teacher at various (post-)graduate institutes such as the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem and the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. Currently artistic director of KAMEN Artist Residency in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and managing director of Eastern Neighbours Film Festival in Den Hague in the Netherlands.


  • Beldocs - International Documentary Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Works of Mercy (installation, video), CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Museum of African Art, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Beautiful Distress, De School and Nieuw Dakota Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • JIDFF – Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
  • WM Gallery Amsterdam


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