Yane Calovski was born in 1973 in Skopje, Macedonia and moved to the United States with his family in 1991 before moving back to Macedonia in 2004. studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, (1992-1996) and Bennington College (1997), and has participated in the post-graduate studio programs at both the CCA Kitakyushu (1999-2000), and the Jan van Eyck Academy (2002-2004). He holds a masters degree from Linkoping University in Sweden (2011). For his practice, he has been awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts (2001) among other grants and residences.
In 2004, he co-founded the art and curatorial research platform "press to exit project space" in Skopje with artist Hristina Ivanoska with whom he often collaborates on projects such as Oskar Hansen's Museum of Contemporary Art (2007).
The art practice of Yane Calovski is concerned with experiential ideas often situated in the site specificity of a new cultural and political geography, often addressing the incompleteness and lapsing of narratives and history. His objects, drawings, videos and installations often emerge from his evolving experience within disparate international contexts, and have been shown internationally in individual and group exhibitions at venues such as Tate Britain (London), Museum of Contemporary Art (Skopje), The European Kunsthalle (Cologne), Contemporary Art Center (Vilnius), Konshallen Brandts (Odense), Kronika (Bytom), Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Drawing Center (New York), and others. He has also exhibited at Manifesta 3 (Ljubljana, 2000) and Manifesta 7 (Bolzano, 2008).
Yane Calovski lives and works in Skopje. The artist is represented by Żak | Branicka in Berlin.