The Museum of Contemporary Art  Skopje _ Organising Institution

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Image by Amanito, Artwork on the wall Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska.

The Museum of Contemporary Art  Skopje (MoCA) is the most competent and influential cultural institution in Northern Macedonia, dedicated to discovering, treasuring and preserving the great cultural and artistic values of our time.  MoCA Skopje is also the first museum of solidarity. It is the result  of the global solidarity demonstrated in the immediate aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake that devastated the capital city of Skopje in 1963, when both the Yugoslavian community and the wider world, showed an unprecedented readiness to support the renovation of our ravaged town.  The building of MoCA in Skopje was the result of an architectural competition and donated to the city by the Polish government, while the museum’s international

collection consists of works of art donated to the museum by hundreds of artists worldwide, including Picasso and other giants of 20th century art.

Since the beginning of its foundation, this new public institution has achieved affirmation through the museum’s dynamic and intense exhibition activity. To date, MoCA Skopje has organized over 1.000 domestic and international projects, including the representation of the Macedonian Pavillion at the Biennale in Venice (1976, 1993, 2003, and 2005) as well as numerous presentations of Macedonian art in various cultural centers in most of the major European cities, including Paris, London, Rome, Munich, Tokyo, Stockholm, Athens, Belgrade and Zagreb, to name but a few. In addition to its significant and extensive collection of both national and international art, the Museum also organizes and presents prominent domestic and international exhibition projects in the field of art, photography, architecture, design and new media.

The museum’s participation at the 58th Venice Biennale with the project Subversion to Red by the artist Nada Prlja, is one of the key projects that will be realized as part of MoCA’s program of activities, one the first national representations of the Republic of North Macedonia internationally.

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