Maja Bekan (1975) is performance and visual artists from Serbia, based in The Netherlands.
Bekan’s work explores and questions the potentials of mediation and delegation of the (art) work. She is interested in a collaborative and social approach and how taking part can create a productive stage, exploring more closely the personal histories, truths, economies and social relations within it. She works on long term research-based projects that involve different levels of collaborations, and that are presented to the public in the form of performances, specifically created environments, video/audio/text based installations and public conversations.
Bekan received a master’s degree in Fine Art at Piet Zwart Institute & Fine Art at the University of Plymouth (2008). She is a co-founder and developer of the Rotterdam based artists' initiative ADA, Area for Debate and Art.
In 2008 she initiated long-term research project 'P for Performance', as a method of initiating situations and using performance as a tool for investigating collective intimacy and performance as a stage of knowledge production. She was artist in residence at Delfina Foundation London, AIR Laboratory (U-jazdowski) Warsaw, IFP Beijing China and AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz.