Violeta Capovska was born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1967, graduating at the University of Cyril and Methodius, Academy of Fine Arts, Skopje in 1991 and completed MA in Fine Art at RMIT, Melbourne in 1995. Her earlier body of work includes Land-print projects (1994 and 1996), Small Lake-Pelister Macedonia (2280m alt) and Bodily fluids (1999). Narratives of the subject of early motherhood reflected in her video Mother’s Group, Melbourne and Skopje (2000) and the print work Untitled (2008). In 2004 Capovska was an Artist in residence at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, exploring the subject of hysteria, resulting in the video work The Love Sick Girl (2004) and Hypnosis (2004). In the third video work of the trilogy Therapy (2011), Capovska investigates the theme of psychotherapy. Her body of work also includes the installation Lustre (2006), and the print-media project Naming names (2008-2010). Capovska has exhibited at Dianne Tanzer Gallery in Melbourne, National Gallery of Macedonia and numerous group exhibitions in Australia, Japan and Europe. Capovska’s work has been included in many public collections: National Gallery of Australia, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, National Gallery of Macedonia, Museum of Contemporary Art- Skopje, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and many other private collections.
Violeta Capovska lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.