Vanja Vukovic was born in 1971 in Montenegro and moved to Germany at the age of four. She studied Communication Design / Photography at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences graduating with a diploma, including one semester of Media Arts at Portsmouth University, United Kingdom. A few years later she completed one year of studies in Fine Arts taught by Martha Rosler and Wolfgang Tillmans at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany.
Her main focus is the urban space. Her art deals not so much with objects as with perceptions that lets the observer understand the photographed world. In the process, the genres of photography, photomontage, video and performance intertwine at times. This also includes observing photographic activity itself and detecting the camera’s spatial impact. She has published several books and catalogues. Her work has been shown internationally. She lives and works in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
"Vanja Vukovic’s work deals with the weak points of public space and public life, with the downsides of a prospering, urban mobility area and the people and things that pervade it. This also includes observing the activity of photography itself and detecting the camera’s spatial impact. Her art deals not so much with objects as with perceptions that let the observer understand the photographed world. In the process, the genres of photography, video and performance intertwine at times."