Ana Frangovska (b. 1978) is an art historian, curator, and head of an exhibition department at the National Gallery of Macedonia.
With over twenty years of curatorial, educational and research experience in contemporary visual art she has realized numerous international curatorial projects including “In Search of Common Ground”, Center for Contemporary Art, Baku – Azerbaijan; “Transfiguring”, Czech Center Prague, Prague – Czech Republic (2014); “Breat and Sault”, Porcia Palace, Vienna – Austria (2013); “Silentio Pathologia”, Elpida Hadzi Vasileva, Pavilion of the Republic of Macedonia at the 55th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia – Italy (2013); “Black and White or Not”, CAM, Casoria Museum of Contemporary Art, Naples – Italy, as well as numerous other.
Dragan Hristov (b. 1980) is the founder of the Macedonian experimental fashion brand Ludus established in 2010. During his studies at the Academy of Art in Brera, Milan, he started the Ludus Concept store as a co-founder and artistic director, out of which the brand name of his fashion line would emerge.
At present, he is fully committed to the development of unisex collections as an author and designer. He engaged in the organization of temporary sales events in Macedonia, such as a Super Design Pop-up Store at the gallery in the YCC, Skopje and several others throughout the editions of Skopje Design Week. With his fashion line he has participated in numerous international exhibitions, commercial design markets and trade fairs in Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Bulgaria, while during the last two seasons he started presenting his brand at the Ljubljana Fashion Week.
Slobodan Velevski (b. 1976) and Marija Mano Velevska
(b. 1977) are associate professors at the Faculty of Architecture, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, in Skopje, where they co-lead master design studio in architectural-urbanism entitled Patterns of Growth.
The prior working experience of Slobodan includes architectural offices such as Shigery Ban Architects Paris, David Chipperfield Architects Berlin, and Space Syntax Lab in London. Marija finished her master in architecture at DIA in Dessau, Germany and Chur, Switzerland working in the classes of Neil Leach, Roger Bolthauser and Jürg Conzett.
In 2018, together they co-curated the Macedonian national pavilion at the 16thInternational Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia with the project Freeingspace which reflects on the fragmentary nature of the contemporary city and sees the concept of freedom as embedded in the multitude of current socio-spatial and political realities. The exhibited projects include collaboration with several young architectural groups on a design task for the city of Skopje.
They are also authors and editors of several publications including Conversations (2010) comprised of interviews with eminent architects and educators (such as Elia Zenghelis, Alexander Brodsky, Neil Leach, Carlo Ratti, and Dietmar Steiner among others), and design studio series ‘Patterns of Growth’ with the books: Microcity (2016), Residual Form (2017) and Un-natural Ecologies (2018).