SANJA PAHOKI completed a PhD at Monash University in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Philosophy) from the University of Melbourne, and completed a BFA (Honours) in 2000 and an MFA in 2006 both at the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne. Her work has been widely exhibited nationally including at Heide Museum of Art, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney and Queensland University of Technology and internationally in Tokyo, Shanghai, Vienna, Berlin, Paris and Rotterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include: Being Kazimir Malevich, Monash University, Melbourne (2018); Neon Piss, Superdeals, Brussels (2017); Floorwork, 55 Sydenham Road, Sydney (2017); Pissing, TCB Inc, Melbourne (2017); Groundwork, Dudspace, Melbourne (2014), among others.
Pahoki was a committee member of Kings Artist Run Initiative (2004–2007) and a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary Artist Space (2007–2009), and is currently an Artistic Director Associate of Blindside Gallery, Melbourne. she has undertaken numerous residencies including at Superdeals, Brussels (2017), in Reykjavik, Iceland (in 2008 and 2012) and in Helsinki (2010). Pahoki is currently a Senior Lecturer in Photography at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.