Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art (Soros Center for Contemporary Art) was founded by the Open Society Fund Bosnia and Herzegovina at the end of 1996. Since 2000, SCCA has operated as an independent, non-profit professional organization.
In 1998 SCCA established multimedia – video, film and TV – production department. From its beginnings, SCCA has produced and organized numerous exhibitions, art actions, workshops, seminars, lectures and presentations in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad; the Center has supported the production of artworks, produced a number of multimedia works, art videos and films, published catalogues and other art publications, and assembled art documentation.
Ćumurija 3, 71000
Duplex 100m2 was first founded in 2004 as Duplex 10m2 by the French artist Pierre Courtin. Reopening in 2012 on a more extended surface in a large apartment, Duplex 100m2 is not exactly a gallery, but rather an experimental venue functioning as a platform which combines an exhibition space, and a workshop. Fulfilling the role of an agency supporting and promoting the art scene of Bosnia and Herzegovina, it also fosters the development and creation of artistic projects, and is willing to be a space more open, more accessible to artists, a place of liberty, exchanges, and sharing between the art world and the public.
Obala Kulina Bana 22, first floor
Launched in 1992 during the war in the Balkans, Ars Aevi begun as an international cultural project initiated by a group of intellectuals in Sarajevo. Renowned local and international contemporary artists were invited to donate some of their works as a symbol of solidarity and support for the city during the Siege. The artworks forming the collection arrived in Sarajevo in 1999 and the cultural project of the beginning soon grew to become a Museum of contemporary art in its own. Today, this collection is considered one of the most important collections of modern art in South-eastern Europe and can be viewed at the Ars Aevi Art Depot in Dom Mladih. The design for the – yet unbuilt – new museum was put forth by the Italian architect, Renzo Piano, who also donated the materials used in the construction of the pedestrian bridge that spans the Miljacka River near the site of the future Ars Aevi Museum.
Terezija bb, 71000 Sarajevo
The Association for Culture and Art CRVENA was founded on the 8th of March 2010 in Sarajevo. Founders of CRVENA are artists, musicians, curators, architects, engineers, cooks, economists, journalists, human rights and cultural workers, workers and activists. Crvena is membership-based organization with over 40 members, founded around principles and the critical potential of feminist politics. Their work is dedicated to the betterment of the society through activist and artistic engagement with relations of oppression, domination and violence over woman and man and concerned with the issue of building communities of critique, of action, of self-defence. Crvena aims to create supportive and sustainable environment for productive interaction of individuals and groups committed to same principles of the organization of work and society. Through this bringing together the association seeks to initiate, develop and maintain a culture of sharing, collaboration and participation in communal and public matters of all members of the society and community.
Hamdije Cemerlica 11
Ceka Charlama gallery
The Ceka Charlama gallery, located in Sarajevo and led by renowned artist Jusuf Hadžifejzović, has been one of the most active independent art organizations in Bosnia. Through projects such as Subdokumenta and Emporio Dangularium, it has presented some of the most important artists from the country, the region and the international scene. The permanent exhibition includes pieces by artists such as Vlado Martek, Dimitri Prigov, Nešo Paripović, Milija Pavićević, Raša Todosijević, Saša Bukvić, Maja Bajević, Alma Suljević, Damir Nikšić, Danica Dakić and many others. Charlama has also hosted a number of students from European art academies such as Vienna, Stockholm and Berlin Bauhaus Academy.
Privredni grad “Skenderija” Terezije BB
SKLOP is an association for contemporary art in Sarajevo, founded in 2017 by the art historian Sandra Bradvić. The main activities of SKLOP are research, documentation and artist representation. The exhibition space and the office are located at Radićeva street 2, in the very center of Sarajevo. Since 2017, SKLOP is the new partner for the organization of The ZVONO Award, the Young Visual Artists Award for young visual artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Radićeva 2, (3rd floor)
Kuma International is dedicated to visual arts and aesthetics in the aftermath of war and violence, war memories, trauma and identity from post-conflict societies, focusing mainly on Bosnia-Herzegovina and former Yugoslavia. Our original approach is the intersection between academic research and a concrete platform for exhibition projects and community engagement which creates a unique synergy between researchers, academics, curators and visual artists on one side and the local community on the other. Kuma International is based on the idea of creating a safe environment for production and discussion, in which artists, researchers and members of the local community can connect and reflect on the role of art produced in the context of conflict and trauma. Kuma has a particular focus on the Bosnian diaspora. It gives the opportunity to all Bosnian artists scattered around the world to gather in Sarajevo and to be supported in their artistic projects. With a multidisciplinary perspective and interdisciplinary approach, Kuma provides a platform to facilitate the development and production of socially engaged art projects from post-conflict societies. At the same time, it offers a forum for direct exchange between professionals from the region and abroad, as well as a point of interaction with local communities.