Kostana Banovic

Installaties, Performance, Tekenkunst


Koštana Banović is an artist and filmmaker based in the Netherlands, working in various disciplines such as drawing, performance, video and film. Ritual is a recurring element in her work, as a choreography, a reflection of history, and an action that activates objects, materials and aesthetics, and blurs boundaries. Her cinematic practice addresses the interaction between experimental and cinéma vérité documentary styles, and includes a reflexivity belonging to the genre of the 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 Senegal, Brazil and the countries of former Yugoslavia. Banović is currently artistic director of KAMEN Artist Residency in Bosnia- Herzegovina, managing director of Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (ENFF) in The Hague in the Netherlands, and co-curator of Ellipsis, folds of memory, multidisciplinary art program between Sarajevo and Beirut.


  • Centraal Museum Utrecht (solo exhibition)
  • GIEFF-German International Ethnographic Film Festival
  • Terra, Kikinda, Serbia (solo)
  • KC Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina (solo exhibition)
  • An Anticolonial Museum, Museum of African Art, Belgrade, Serbia


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