Somerset House Studios resident

Marija Bozinovska Jones

Artist exploring links between social, computational and organic architectures.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Marija Bozinovska Jones (MBJ) works across audiovisual formats, installation, ephemeral mediums and in live context. Her works revolve around technological amplification and cryptic ways of forging subjectivity. Often mapping biochemical onto algorithmic components, she probes notions of selfhood from subatomic level to networked presence on planetary scale and beyond.

Bozinovska Jones has recently presented work at Abandon Normal Devices online, Chronus Art Centre in Shanghai, Transmediale / Haus Der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Tate Exchange/ Tate Modern in London, Sonic Acts Academy in Amsterdam, Rewire at the Hague, MUTEK in Montreal and Buenos Aires and at CTM/ Berghain and Deutschlandradio Kultur as the recipient of the Radio Labs award.

"MBJ is not all human. She is a combination of live, processed and simulated...."

Mimi Chu, Frieze, 2019
Fascia 181006190131” at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin - Photo Credit: Adam Berry
Fascia 181006190131” at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin - Photo: Adam Berry

Grounded in a belief that world making is an intrinsically collective process, MBJ regularly collaborates with researchers, programmers, holistic practitioners and other artists. Within the frame of the residency Marija Bozinovska Jones focuses on exploring affective conditioning and multitude sensing.

Past residency activities include a research based project with Dr. Alessandro Gandini at the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College to produce FabricatedIntimacy.Tech and the ’Self Optimization’ series, with contributors from the fields of behavioural economics, AI/neuroscience and devotional practices. Most recently, MBJ produced Beginningless Mind, a flagship commission for Abandon Normal Devices, Somerset House Studios and University of Salford Art Collection.

Raindrop cake at "Self Optimization" at Hyper Functional Ultra Healthy, Somerset House