PROFILE

Maja Zećo [maya zecho] is a Ph.D. researcher in sound and place based at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University and supported by the Sonic Arts Programme of the University of Aberdeen and Sound festival. She is interested in the ways in which soundscapes shape our sense of place, belonging and identity.

Originally from Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) her practice spans art performance-live art, and audio-visual installation.

CONTACT: maja.zeco@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Enrolled in Practice-led Ph.D at Robert Gordon University/2015

  • Collaborating institutions are the University of Aberdeen-Music Programme, and Sound festival, Banchory. Reworded with studentship of Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH)
  • Topic: Placing Sound: The Role of Aurality and Visuality in Locating Identities

Master of Arts in Visual Arts and Communication Design/2013

  • Topic: Visualization of Electronic Dance Music through Digital Media
  • International University of Sarajevo, Department of Arts, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and Communication Design/2010

  • International University of Sarajevo, Department of Arts, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

LECTURES, EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

2017     

  • Performance “One Thousand Pomegranate Seeds” (Horsecross, Perth, 2017)
  • Presentation “Sarajevo-Encountering the past by listening today” at Sound of Memory Symposium, Goldsmiths, London
  • Workshop on sound visualization and VJing, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen

 2016 

  • Performance and solo exhibition “Grains of Sound-Negotiating Identities”, Sound Festival, Woodend Barn, Banchory
  • Performance “Hold In/Breathe Out”, Sonada festival, Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen
  • Lecture-performance “Placing Sonic Dialogues”, Sound Thought Conference, CCA, Glasgow
  • Performance sketch, Slow Cooker Workshop series, Peacock Gallery, Aberdeen
  • Sound art workshop, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen

2015

  • AV piece with Dr. Suk-Jun Kim at Rediscoveries, concert series organised by Aberdeen University, Peacock Gallery, Aberdeen
  • Workshop Assistant at the Street Art Workshop organized by Cultural Heritage Without Borders organization, Sarajevo
  • Video live act at the International Street Art Festival with Nedim Cisic (MIDI Brigade) and Mensur Demir, Mostar
  • Lecturer and organiser of the VJ Workshop at International University of Sarajevo

2014     

  • Video live act at the performance “A Century of Peace After The Century of Wars” (commemoration of assassination of Franz and Sophie Ferdinand) by East West Center, Sarajevo
  • AV Performance, Project „Thaas“, Timur Sijaric (Saxophone), Maja Zeco (Live visuals), International University of Sarajevo
  • AV Performance of the Liminalit Ensemble, Duplex Gallery, Sarajevo

2013

  • The Final Round of the competition at the Wien “Muth” Conservatorium “Fidelio-Wettbewerb scholarship“ (AV Project „Thaas“)
  • Contributor to the Comparative Film Glossary in Bosnian, English and Turkish, Publisher Svjetlost, Sarajevo
  • Lecturer and Moderator at the International Conference on Education, Culture and Identity at International University of Sarajevo (Lecture: Music Visualization Through Digital Media)
  • Group exhibition of the illustrations “Voli me/ne voli me” (Loves Me/Loves Me Not), Art Gallery of B&H, followed by the exhibition in Croatia, Turkey and Austria
  • Production of the video installation for the project Kaverne Grada (City Caverns) by Lamila Simisic, Art Gallery of B&H

2012

  • AV Performance, Liminalit Ensemble at Zelenkovac Jazz Festival
  • AV Performance, Liminalit Ensemble in PG, Sarajevo
  • Live video performance for World Urbanism Forum in Sarajevo
  • AV Performance, Liminalit Ensemble in Art House Cinema Kriterion
  • Live video performance –Opening of educational center HMKD Sunce-Jadran Film, Zagreb
  • Published in art catalog: Duplex/10m2 Exhibitions inventory 2004-2011

2011

  • Live video performance at MAF- Multimedia art festival, Sarajevo
  • AV Performance, Liminalit Ensemble, Solstice- Psychedelic Gathering, Amsterdam
  • AV Performance, Liminalit Ensemble in CeKa Charlama Gallery, Sarajevo
  • Participant in the art performance “Halali” by Cultural Association Ambrosia, 10m2/Duplex Gallery, Sarajevo
  • AV Performance, Liminalit Ensemble, Duplex/10m2 Gallery, Sarajevo

2010      – Solo exhibition “Body Claustrophobia”, Duplex/10m2 Gallery, Sarajevo

2009      – Group exhibition, “One night exhibition” in Austria (Vienna)