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Biography of Endi Poskovic
Elvedin (Endi) Pošković was born in 1969 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was then the former Repyublic of Yugoslavia ; Poskovic graduated from Sarajevo High School of Applied Arts and Sarajevo Principal Music School Mladen Pozajiċin in 1986 before attending the University of Sarajavo Academy of Fine Arts from which he graduated in 1990. In the summer of 1990, Poskovic left Yugoslavia to study in Norway on a Norwegian Government scholarship where he enrolled in Norwegian language immersion program at Nordmøre Folkehøgskolein Surnadal and studied drawing and painting.
From Norway, Poskovic moved to the United States in 1991 to study with Harvey Breverman and Adele Henderson at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, where he graduated in 1993 with a Master of Fine Arts a degree in art practice.
Since 1991, Endi Poskovic has lived in New York, Indiana, California, North Carolina, Illinois, Nebraska, and Michigan where he has taught at several universities and colleges. In 2008, Poskovic moved to Ann Arbor Ann where he now teaches at the University of Michigan as Professor of Art and Design in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and Faculty Associate in the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.
In 2015, Poskovic was awarded a Fulbright Program FFulbright U.S. Senior Scholar Grant for 2015-2016 academic year to Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, Poland, to research the formative years of the Kraków International Triennial and the role it played in the democratization of art and education in Poland and beyond.Since 2003, Poskovic has actively traveled to China and Japan to research wood-block printing, painting, and papermaking. He has studied at China Academy of Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts, and Tokyo University of the Arts and visited Beijing, Changsha, Handzhou, Nagoya, Suzhou and Tokyo.Working in a range of print media from relief printing, intaglio, lithography to hybrid techniques, Poskovic's early graphic works typically juxtapose a strong central image with seemingly unrelated text in a foreign or imaginary language evoking a multileveled meaning. His works have been exhibited worldwide in numerous important international biennials and triennials, and have brought him many notable awards and honors, including grants and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the United States Fulbright Commission, the John D. Rockefeller Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Norwegian Government, the Camargo Foundation, the Flemish Ministry of Culture, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Macdowell, the Bellagio Center and the Art Matters Foundation, among others. Museum collections which hold works by the artist include the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn, the Fondation Fernet Branca in France, the Alive Jincheon Printmaking Museum in South Korea, the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art and many others.