Aneta Stojnic, PhD
Art, Theory, Psychoanalysis
Born in Belgrade (Yugoslavia), based in New York City.
Aneta’s work is characterized by a strong connection between theory and practice. Her main areas of professional interest include psychoanalysis, performance and media studies, gender studies, decoliniality, and artistic and theoretical practices that affirm critical thinking at the intersection of psychoanalyses, art, culture and politics.
Currently she is an advanced psychoanalytic candidate at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, IPTAR in New York, where she has previously completed the Respecialization and the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (CAP) programs. Since 2021 she’s been on the faculty of IPTAR’s CAP program where she teaches clinical writing. Aneta serves on the Arts and Society committee at IPTAR and on the board of IPTAR Clinical Centre.
Until 2017 Aneta Stojnić has held a position of an assistant professor at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade, teaching several courses at MA and PhD study programs in Transdisciplinary Humanities and Theory of Art and Media. Previously she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with a project topic “Liminal Spaces and Shifting Realities in Contemporary Performance: Body, Politics, Technologies”, and Basileus postdoctoral research-fellow at Ghent University, (Belgium) Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Research centre S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media) with the project “Politics of Body in the 21st century”. Aneta Stojnić obtained her PhD at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Interdisciplinary Studies – Theory of Art and Media, in 2013. During her PhD studies she was a visiting researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 2010, 2012 and 2013 with Ernst-Mach Scholarship and the OeAd (Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research) scholarships. She was the artist in residence at TanzQuartier Vienna in 2011, and the writer in residence at KulturKontakt Austria in 2012.
Aneta Stojnić has published four books: two co-edited volumes Shifting Corporealities in Contemporary Performance: Danger, Im/mobility and Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2018), Regimes of Invisibility in Contemporary Art, Theory and Culture: Image, Racialization, History (Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2017) and two single authored volumes Theory of performance in digital art: towards a new political performance (Orion Art, Belgrade, 2015, in Serbian) and a monograph on Jacques Lacan’s psychoanalytic discourse Jacques Lacan (Orion Art, Belgrade, 2016, in Serbian). She has authored numerous academic papers and essays on contemporary art and media published in renowned journals such as Performance Research; Théâtre/Public; n.paradoxa; AM Journal for Art and Media Studies; IDENTITIES Journal for Gender, Politics and Culture; Documenta: tijdschrift voor theater; and has contributed chapters to the books and volumes published by Palgrave Macmillan, Modernes Theater, Sternberg Press and Löcker, among others.
Aneta is one of the editors of magazine ROOM – A Sketchbook for Analytic Action.
She is also on the editorial boards of AM Journal of Art and Media Studies and INSAM Journal of Contemporary Music Art and Technology.
As an artist and curator she has collaborated with institutions and organizations such as: TanzQuartier Wien, Spring Festival (Uthrecht), Segal Theatre / CUNY Graduate Center (New York), Les Laboratoires d’Aubervillier (Paris), Quartier21 (Vienna), Dansens Hus Stockholm, Odin Teatret (Denmark), Chto Delat? (St. Petersburg), BITEF Theatre (Belgrade), Open Space (Vienna), MAIZ (Linz), AMRO festival (Linz), TkH Walking Theory (Belgrade/Berlin), October Salon (Belgrade) and many others. With Jon McKenzie Aneta realised a number of performance and media projects under the name McKenzie Stojnić .
She regularly presents her work and research at conferences and festivals worldwide.