Ismar Cirkinagic was born in 1973 in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and has lived in Denmark since 1992.
He graduated in 2006 from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, the class of profesor Ursula Reuter Christiansen, with generation of artists such as Danh Vo, Emil Westman Herz and A-Kassen. He has widely shown in Denmark at Nikolaj Kunsthallen, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Overgaden - institute of contemporary art, Søro Art Museum, Esbjerg Art Museum, HEART Contemporary Art Museum, ARoS Art Museum. Internationally he has exhibited in CDAV, Cuba; Liverpool Biennale-City States, UK; MAC Belfast, North Ireland; Artsi Museum, Finland; Miami PULSE, US; The Lviv National Art Gallery, Ukraine, Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo BiH etc. In 2010 he received a 3 years grant from The Danish Arts Council. Two of his shows had received the prize of The Danish Ministry of Culture, and one was nominated for the AICA prize. His work is part of private and public collections such as ARoS Art Museum, National Museum of Photography, Søro Art Museum and the Danish Arts Foundation and Copenhagen Municipality. Until 2020 he will be a jury member of the board at the Association for Contemporary Artists’ Society (Kunstnersamfundet) at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
The residency of Ismar Cirkinagic in Artista X Artista and the exhibition curated by Tijana Miskovic is kindly supported by Danish Arts Council. Thanks also to: GOOD WORK PRODUCTIONS/Nina Wengel, Mira Kongstein and Xiomara Rangel Sandoval.