press to exit project space was established in 2004 by artists Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski as a special program-based artist initiative for research and production in the field of visual arts and curatorial practices. The three main programs of activities are: The Visiting Curatorial Initiative, New Project Productions and lectures, publications and exhibitions which explore ways of generating ideas, projects and collaborations with artists and curators from Macedonia, Europe and beyond.
The Visiting Curatorial Initiative is set up to provide an opportunity for emerging international curators to research and produce new projects in Macedonia, to share their knowledge and gain understanding of the local and regional cultural context. Since 2004 we have worked with Sebastian Cichocki, Basak Senova, Agnieszka Kurant, Marko Stamenkovic, Goran Petrovic and others.
The New Project Productions series is designed to engage emerging artists, curators, designers and cultural theorists in residences and production of new content reflecting on social, cultural and political realities. Since 2004 we have worked with Jeanne van Heeswijk, Daniela Paes Leao, Inga Zimprich, STEALTH, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss and others.
The Lectures, Presentations and Exhibitions series is an ongoing and dynamic program that has welcomed Wolfgang Tillmans, Marjetica Potrc, Kyong Park, Suzana Milevska, NORM, Peet Pienaar, Tadej Pogacar, Jens Hanning, Albert Heta, Anders Kreuger, Kris Gruijthujsen, kuda.org, and others.