Vesna Pavlović (Belgrade, Serbia) obtained her MFA degree in visual arts from Columbia University in 2007. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University where she teaches photography and digital media. Her projects develop as anthropological studies, analyzing different cultures and their visual representations through particular phenomena. She is interested in the experience of history and the changes it brings to society and culture. Issues of taste, desire and expectation, the friction of performance, set in different contexts, are prevailing themes in her work. She has exhibited widely, including solo shows at the Museum of History of Yugoslavia in Belgrade, and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. She has been featured in group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Tennis Palace Art Museum in Helsinki, Carinthian Museum of Modern Art in Klagenfurt, Austria, Photographers’ Gallery in London, Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, FRAC Center for Contemporary Art in Dunkerke, France, and Photobiennale 2010 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Vesna Pavlović is the recipient of Robert Penn Warren Fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Her exhibition “Vesna Pavlović: Projected Histories” will be presented at the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery at the Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville in June 2011.