Snezana PesicSnezana is Ser­bian — Cana­dian scenog­ra­pher and design educator.

Her work has been seen across Canada and inter­na­tion­ally. In Canada, she col­lab­o­rated with com­pa­nies such as Cana­dian Opera Com­pany, Banff Cen­tre, Cana­dian Stage, The Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre of the Arts, Royal Man­i­toba The­atre Cen­tre, Tar­ragon The­atre, The­atre New Brunswick, Against the Grain, Ghost River, Obsid­ian, Vol­cano, Odyssey The­atre, Native Earth and Cahoots, among oth­ers. As the designer and design edu­ca­tor, Snezana worked within the Uni­ver­sity of Alberta, Dal­housie Uni­ver­sity, Keyano Col­lage, George Brown The­atre School, Banff Cen­tre and Glenn Gould School. Cur­rently, she is pro­fes­sor of design at the Drama Cen­tre at the Uni­ver­sity of Toronto.

Pesic is recip­i­ent of Betty Mitchell Award for out­stand­ing light­ing design and pro­duc­tion, Prix Rideau Award nom­i­nee for out­stand­ing set and cos­tume design and was short­listed for the Pauline McGib­bon Award for emerg­ing the­atre artist (Ontario). She is a grad­u­ate of the MFA pro­gram in The­atre Design at the Uni­ver­sity of Alberta and the BFA /​MFA pro­grams in Cos­tume Design at the Uni­ver­sity of Bel­grade, Serbia.

Her work was pre­sented in numer­ous inter­na­tional exhi­bi­tions, includ­ing Prague Qua­dren­nial (2007, 2011 and 2015), and World Stage Design in (2009, Seoul and 2013, Cardiff). Snezana designed and curated the Cana­dian National Exhi­bi­tion, Indi­vid­u­al­ity and Inter­con­nec­tion, at the Prague Qua­dren­nial 2019. Under her lead­er­ship, Cana­dian National Exhi­bi­tion was hon­oured a pres­ti­gious inter­na­tional award (Prague Qua­dren­nial 2019 Award for the Excel­lence in Per­for­mance Design), rec­og­niz­ing work of exhibit­ing designer Michael Levine.

Recently, Snezana par­tic­i­pated at Cos­tume Agency research project at Nor­we­gian Acad­emy of the Arts in Oslo, for which she designed cos­tumes and directed cos­tume dri­ven per­for­mance Mod­i­fied Bod­ies. The per­for­mance, together with Snezana’s short film Suture, is a result of design based cre­ative research that explores rela­tion­ship between flesh and gar­ment and impact of cos­metic surgery on con­tem­po­rary fash­ion silhouette.

Snezana is mem­ber of Asso­ci­ated Design­ers of Canada (ADC) and IATSE Local ADC659.