Klelija Zhivkovikj, born in 1989, is a transdisciplinary artist based in Skopje, North Macedonia. Formally trained across several design disciplines, her work is a theoretical, material and experiential inquiry into boundaries, the physical, psychological, emotional or spiritual barriers we construct to both help us know ourselves as beings that occupy space, and provide an interface for contact with our surroundings.
In 2021, Studio Private Print published her first artist book “Prototyping tenderness: a personal log of a dying world”, and hosted her first solo exhibition by the same name. She was awarded the “Ladislav Barisic” award from AICA Macedonia for her research proposal “Design for resurgence” in 2022. She has participated in several group exhibitions in North Macedonia and Austria, including “It’s easier to breathe underground” and The Biennial of Young Artists and the Museum of Contemporary Art - Skopje. In 2023, she was one of the recipients of the “DENES” award.