The central event of the OSTEN BIENNIAL of DRAWING Skopje 2022 and OSTEN ART FESTIVAL Skopje 2021/22 was held on February 22, 2023 in the National Gallery of the R. N. Macedonia – Chifte Hammam, with a large exhibition of works by almost 160 international artists from more than 40 countries. At the same time, the awarded and selected cartoonists from the 54th World Gallery of Cartoons Skopje 2022 were exhibited, and the awarded artists […]

Resilience – Stories of women inspiring change

Coming soon The World Press Photo Foundation and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with the Macedonian Centre for Photography and National Gallery present a selection of stories, awarded in the World Press Photo contests from 2000 to 2021, that highlight the resilience and challenges of women, girls and communities around the world. The exhibition conveys the commitment of the Netherlands to women’s rights and gender equality and justice, and explores […]

“Spaces of oblivion” by Aleksandra Petrusevska Ristovska in Mala stanica

The new reality confronts us with fundamental problems accumulated for decades; it faces us with the realization that the social fabric is fragile in dealing with the new challenges which require collective solutions. And when in front of a network of crossroads, we have a feeling that the basic existence is endangered. Albeit in times of crisis, culture and art come last, this double marginalization can, in turn, be a chance to look at reality […]


At the OSTEN BIENNIAL of DRAWING Skopje 2020 – 260 artists from 44 countries participated with 819 works! Out of them, 135 artists were short-listed by the selector Emil ALEKSIEV, N. Macedonia and 75 artists were selected as finalists. Out of the finalists, the international jury: Katrin BECKER, Germany (Art Director at the “Kindl” Contemporary Art Center, Berlin), Lars KÆRULF MØLLER, Denmark (Director of the Bornholms Museum) and Zsolt PETRANYI, Hungary (Head of contemporary arts […]

OSTEN biennial of drawing 2020 in Chifte hammam

75 Years OSTEN – exhibitions at the National Gallery of N. Macedonia Chifte Hammam Skopje 1 – 10 October 2020 OSTEN BIENNIAL of DRAWING Skopje 2020 Exhibited artists: Adrianna WASINSKA-FABAIN, Australia | Aleksander MYJAK, Poland | Alexandros MAGANIOTIS, Greece | Anahid   HAGOBIAN, Uruguay | Andreas TOMBLIN, Cyprus | Anna PLAVINSKAYA, USA | Anna MONTANARO, Italy |Atanas MATSOUREFF, Bulgaria | Atanas ATANASOSKI, N. Macedonia | Awni SAMI , Netherlands | Biljana JEVTIC, Serbia | Blagoja  NIKOLOVSKI, […]

Mice Jankulovski Micko – Solo Exhibition 50 Years of Artistic Production

MICKO Mice Jankulovski since his early age has started with painting and parallel he is very active in the field of drawing, graphic cartoon and satirical painting on glass. The work on animation films and palindromes are researches through which he was satisfied his curiosity and need to express himself in other media, but in the same time those experiences has built him as an artist, so today the art professionals recognize him as multimedia […]

Exhibition “Anonymous is the answer”

We live in a time when the choice and way of showing the past is crucial for the democratization of modern society. History is a collective memory that gives meaning to our political existence and action. Whether our livelihoods and professional endeavors will be lead towards emphasizing that which is public, common and developmental, or towards more individualization and growth, typical of today’s global capitalism, is also dependent on how we value the past and […]

International group exhibition “Observation without an observer”

Time and venue: Monday, 17 October 2016, 19 hrs., Cifte Amam, Skopje The international group exhibition “Observation without an observer” is composed of works wherein presence, the human body, the figure, corporeality itself, and their “modifications” appear as both motif and “object” in terms of artistic considerations as well as the artists’ perceptions. The works not only have a subjective significance, but they also express the sociocultural issues/environments that catalyze and give rise to these […]

Systemic matrix or matrix in the system

In one state there is an exhaustive classification of organisms (institutions, bodies) that are part of the system and operate according to certain rules imposed by the highest governing elements in the hierarchical organization. We are all part of such systems (some kind of manipulated puppets) in which we should fit, and function by set principles and norms. Often we can not fit into the molds, we feel trapped and endangered, our intellect and sound […]

Aleksandar Kondev – Retrospective

Aleksandar Kondev (1950) is one of those Macedonian photographers and artists whose work is indellibly linked with the development of the photographic art in the country. We are also at liberty to say that Kondev’s work is an integral part of the highest achievements of Macedonian photography starting from the second part of the 20th century up to today. He has been an active force for the past five decades in the varied and divergent […]