Shira Wolfe










Shira Wolfe is a Dutch-American poet and writer who lives and works between Belgrade, Amsterdam and Berlin.

She is a regular contributor to Artland Magazine, where she writes about the contemporary art world and art history.

With a background in practice-based-research, theatre and curatorial studies, she combines her experience as a researcher and artist with her insight into the cultural landscapes of countries in Eastern and Western Europe, the United States, and the Middle East.  




Artland

    

2017 – present Writer for Artland Magazine

Exhibition reviews include:
2022
Marina Abramović in Amsterdam: No Intermission & 7 Deaths of Maria Callas
The Iranian Rebel Women of Soheila Sokhanvari

2021
Ecology of Separations. The Multifaceted Artistic Practice of Étienne Chambaud

2020
Berlin’s Beloved Berghain Transforms into Contemporary Art Space
Bertien van Manen at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
George Rouy at Peres Projects, Berlin
Five Unforgettable Artworks at Museum Berggruen

2019
Marina Abramović – The Cleaner at Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade
Rembrandt-Velázquez at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
The Kröller-Müller Museum
Spirits of the Soil, Raquel van Haver at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Robert Frank at C/O Berlin
Elizabeth Jaeger at Klemm’s, Berlin

2018
October Salon Belgrade Art Biennial

Interviews with artists and art world professionals include: 
2022
Shirin Neshat
Jeffrey Gibson
Joseph Lee

2019
Raquel van Haver
Samuel Bassett
Suyeon Kim

Artist features and in-depth pieces about art history include:
2022
5 Artists to Watch During Miami Art Week 2022
Bill Brandt: The Beautiful and the Sinister
The Anti-war Art of Ukrainian Folk Artist Maria Prymachenko

2021
Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Sidney Nolan
The Other Jim Jarmusch: Collage Art by the Founding Father of Independent Cinema
The Other John Cage: The Composer’s Visual Art
The Other Sergei Parajanov: The Collages of the Magician of Cinema
Saving Nina Simone’s Childhood Home: From Singer’s Home to Artist Retreat 
The Other Pasolini: The Drawings and Paintings of the Great Film Director
Unveiling Renée Stotijn’s Hidden Art

2020
The Other Alejandro Jodorowsky - The Visual Expression of the Cult Film Director
5 Artists Whose Diaries Are as Inspiring as Their Art
The Other David Lynch - The Paintings of Contemporary Cinema’s Master of Surrealism
Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Etel Adnan
Stories of Iconic Artworks: Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Surrounded Islands

2019
5 Contemporary Collage Artists Adding New Layers
Stories of Iconic Artworks: Diego Rivera’s Rockefeller Mural
Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Harold Shapinsky
Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Ming Smith
































Mark

Poetry



|2022|

Wider Wings
Limited art edition (32 copies) of Wider Wings, the poetry collection following Wider Than the Sky, collecting the second year of my daily poetry project. 

Each consists of 12 folded double-sided DIN A4 sheets in a plastic cassette case, 14 x 10,5 cm, and comes with 12 illustrations and a signed and numbered original lino-cut by Laslo Antal. Currently available in English, Dutch and Serbian coming soon.

Price: €30 + shipping
Contact me at shira.y.wolfe@gmail.com to buy a copy and enquire after shipping costs.



                                                    




Wider Than the Sky 
Second print-run of the limited art edition, comprised of one year of daily poems.

This is a limited art edition of 30 copies. Each consists of 13 folded double-sided DIN A4 sheets in a plastic cassette case, 14 x 10,5 cm, and comes with 12 illustrations and a signed and numbered original print by Laslo Antal. Available in English, Dutch and Serbian. 

Price: €30 + shipping
Contact me at shira.y.wolfe@gmail.com to buy a copy and enquire after shipping costs. 





Dichtersmarathon 2022, Perdu
Participated in Perdu’s annual Dichtersmarathon (Poetry Marathon) with excerpts from the poetry collection Wider Than the Sky and from the forthcoming book Jugoslovenska Kinoteka.



|2021|

Wider Than the Sky
A year of daily haiku

The poetry collection Wider Than the Sky compiles one year of daily haiku poems by Shira Wolfe, with illustrations by
Laslo Antal, an
d reveals the details of a life lived between Belgrade, Amsterdam and Berlin. The poetry collection appeared in English, Dutch and Serbian.  

This is a limited art edition of 31 copies. Each consists of 13 folded double-sided DIN A4 sheets in a plastic case, 14 x 10,5 cm, and comes with a signed original artwork by Laslo. The last copies in this limited edition are currently on sale at the following bookstores:

Perdu (Amsterdam)
Boekie Woekie, books by artists (Amsterdam)
Saint George’s English bookstore (Berlin)





|2020|

Haiku poetry published in haiku magazine Under the Bashō



Art communications



2017 – present

Offering structural advice and support to artists working across different fields, in particular visual artists and music. Connecting artists to spaces and people that fit, and organising exhibitions and concerts.   

Laslo Antal visual art
Website
Instagram

Judith Wolfe visual art
Website
Instagram

Andy Pavlov music
Youtube
Spotify
Facebook

Co-founder Talas Creative Therapies



2017 – present

Talas Creative Therapies is the first dramatherapy organisation in Serbia, organising dramatherapy workshops for vulnerable groups and experience groups in Belgrade, Serbia. The members of Talas are engaged in the writing of academic articles and participation in conferences to contribute to the knowledge in the field. The aim of the work is to help people access their creativity and work on their biographical material in a safe way through the aesthetic distance of characters, stories and a variety of art forms.

In June 2021, we published an article about our dramatherapy project with refugees in Serbia in Dramatherapy, a Sage Journals publication. Access the article here:
“In/visible Faces: dramatherapy as a tool for creating a space of possibilities with refugees”