Neda Firfova is a designer and a researcher. Her work questions the printed medium as a symbol of established truth in the digital age, and the modernist invention of the grid as a basic tool for the democratic distribution of printed information.

Her work is often articulated in printed media but it just as often extends itself into conceptual acts, ready-mades, or performative events. Suggesting more open approaches towards information distributions, her work frequently stresses reverse editiorial processes, such that it invites—and integrates—interventions by collaborators, and the audience. These experiments contribute to a mode of inquiry that re-frames and re-purposes the way graphic designers claim authority by delivering work exclusively on paper and by means of multiplication.

She held a design researcher position at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maasticht, The Netherlands (2009-11). She currently works as a researcher at Musashino Art University.

In 2013 she founded the design studio and platform (modesty).


Selected Exhibitions

Always Ready
solo exhibition
MKC Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia
24th April, 2014 – 8th May, 2014

Rival Brain
group exhibition
Silberkuppe Gallery, Berlin, Germany
July, 2013

The Beginning
group exhibition
Wild West Active Space, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
4th December, 2012 – 17th January, 2013

Re-enactment
group exhibition
TICA Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana, Albania.
28th October – 17th November, 2012

Paper Jam
solo exhibition
Gingrich, Tokyo, Japan.
2nd March – 17th March, 2012

255 804km2 - Young Art from the Former Yugoslavia
group exhibition
BROT Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
27th May – 23rd June, 2011

On Site Lab
group exhibition
Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo, Japan
20 – 30th November, 2010

Tokyo Void
group exhibition
Sumida Park Riverside Gallery, Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan
2 – 18th November, 2010

Inflation of Radical Phrases as opposed to a Lack of Radical Movement
poster project
JVE Gallery Space & Lumiere Cinema, Maastricht, The Netherlands
28th and 29th June, 2010

255 804km2 - Young Art from the Former Yugoslavia
group exhibition
Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
18th July – 4th September, 2010

Zensko Pismo
group exhibition
Remont, Belgrade, Serbia
07 – 17th June, 2010

Scratch and White Wine
performative interactive event and book launch
LUDUS concept store, Skopje, Macedonia
21st April, 2010.

Scratch and Wine
performative interactive event and book launch
VACANT, Tokyo, Japan
18th December, 2009


Extra Artisan Trade Workshop Import Complete Export Programme

solo exhibition
VACANT, Tokyo, Japan
18 – 30th December 2009

Sorry I couldn’t be there
solo exhibition
Michimori Shoten, Tottori, Japan
November 2009

Something to do with boredom
solo exhibition
JVE gallery space, Maastricht, Netherlands
September 2009


Typeless, Meaningful.

solo exhibition
Store, Tokyo, Japan
February 2009

Tama Art University Graphic Design Master Class
group exhibition
Ganka Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
March 2009


DENES

Nominee for Young Visual Artist Award of the Year
Museum of the City of Skopje, Macedonia
May, 2008

Simple words with Kana Simplified
solo exhibition and presentation
press to exit project space, Skopje
January, 2007

Logocities
conference and group exhibition
Montreal, Canada
May, 2007

Citism group exhibition
Press to exit project space, Skopje. February, 2006
Kontekst gallery, Belgrade. March, 2006
Mobile Studios, Sofija. May, 2006

Exhibiting with EMI Prototypes (Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska),
Multiplications Exhibition
Museum of the City of Skopje, Macedonia
July, 2004

Neda Firfova is a designer and a researcher. Her work questions the printed medium as a symbol of established truth in the digital age, and the modernist invention of the grid as a basic tool for the democratic distribution of printed information.

Her work is often articulated in printed media but it just as often extends itself into conceptual acts, ready-mades, or performative events. Suggesting more open approaches towards information distributions, her work frequently stresses reverse editiorial processes, such that it invites—and integrates—interventions by collaborators, and the audience. These experiments contribute to a mode of inquiry that re-frames and re-purposes the way graphic designers claim authority by delivering work exclusively on paper and by means of multiplication.

She held a design researcher position at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maasticht, The Netherlands (2009-11). She currently works as a researcher at Musashino Art University.

In 2013 she founded the design studio and platform (modesty).


Selected Exhibitions

Always Ready
solo exhibition
MKC Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia
24th April, 2014 – 8th May, 2014

Rival Brain
group exhibition
Silberkuppe Gallery, Berlin, Germany
July, 2013

The Beginning
group exhibition
Wild West Active Space, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
4th December, 2012 – 17th January, 2013

Re-enactment
group exhibition
TICA Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana, Albania.
28th October – 17th November, 2012

Paper Jam
solo exhibition
Gingrich, Tokyo, Japan.
2nd March – 17th March, 2012

255 804km2 - Young Art from the Former Yugoslavia
group exhibition
BROT Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
27th May – 23rd June, 2011

On Site Lab
group exhibition
Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo, Japan
20 – 30th November, 2010

Tokyo Void
group exhibition
Sumida Park Riverside Gallery, Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan
2 – 18th November, 2010

Inflation of Radical Phrases as opposed to a Lack of Radical Movement
poster project
JVE Gallery Space & Lumiere Cinema, Maastricht, The Netherlands
28th and 29th June, 2010

255 804km2 - Young Art from the Former Yugoslavia
group exhibition
Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
18th July – 4th September, 2010

Zensko Pismo
group exhibition
Remont, Belgrade, Serbia
07 – 17th June, 2010

Scratch and White Wine
performative interactive event and book launch
LUDUS concept store, Skopje, Macedonia
21st April, 2010.

Scratch and Wine
performative interactive event and book launch
VACANT, Tokyo, Japan
18th December, 2009


Extra Artisan Trade Workshop Import Complete Export Programme

solo exhibition
VACANT, Tokyo, Japan
18 – 30th December 2009

Sorry I couldn’t be there
solo exhibition
Michimori Shoten, Tottori, Japan
November 2009

Something to do with boredom
solo exhibition
JVE gallery space, Maastricht, Netherlands
September 2009


Typeless, Meaningful.

solo exhibition
Store, Tokyo, Japan
February 2009

Tama Art University Graphic Design Master Class
group exhibition
Ganka Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
March 2009


DENES

Nominee for Young Visual Artist Award of the Year
Museum of the City of Skopje, Macedonia
May, 2008

Simple words with Kana Simplified
solo exhibition and presentation
press to exit project space, Skopje
January, 2007

Logocities
conference and group exhibition
Montreal, Canada
May, 2007

Citism group exhibition
Press to exit project space, Skopje. February, 2006
Kontekst gallery, Belgrade. March, 2006
Mobile Studios, Sofija. May, 2006

Exhibiting with EMI Prototypes (Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska),
Multiplications Exhibition
Museum of the City of Skopje, Macedonia
July, 2004