Vladan Jeremić (b. 1975) is artist and curator. In his artistic practice, he researches the intersection between contemporary art and social activism and uses the mediums of drawing, text and video. Since 2002 he has been developing a joint artistic and curatorial practice with Rena Raedle which explores the overlapping space between art and politics. In their artistic work they focus on the social and economic conditions of reproduction. Vladan Jeremić is also co-founder of ArtLeaks and editor of the ArtLeaks Gazette. He lives and works in Belgrade.
Ivan Grubanov received education at the Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, Delfina Studios in London and Casa de Velazquez in Madrid.
Vladimir Perić (1962), a multimedia artist, studied graphics and photography at the University of Applied Arts and Design in Belgrade. His work of pluralistic expression, which belongs to the field of conceptual art, can be divided into three phases - a creative period when he exhibited under the pseudonym Talent (1986-1996), then as the founder and member of the artistic group Talent Factory (1996-2006), after which he exhibited under his own name and within a new ten-year project Museum of Childhood (2006-2016).
Born in Belgrade in 1986. Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, department of Painting, in 2010. She regularly exhibits her work through international workshops, exhibitions and in public space since 2006. She took part in many group exhibitions and had two solo shows in Belgrade. From 2007 – 2010, she was a part of nKA/ICA, Independent Cultural Association, and from May 2012 is a part of the U10 team. During three months in 2013/14 she was an artist in residence in Glo’Art Center in Belgium. She currently lives and works in Belgrade.
Sava Knežević, born in 1985 in Belgrade. Sava has a Master degree in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade (2011). He has exibited on number of exhibitions in Serbia and abroad. He is member of the ULUS since 2012. Currently he is a collaborator at U10 Art Space in Belgrade, working on managing exhibitions and events.
Iva Kuzmanović was born in 1984 in Belgrade, where she graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, department of Painting in 2011 in the class of prof. Čedomir Vasić. After a long standing consistent exhibiting activity, a large number of group exhibitions, workshops, public space interventions and commissioned works in the scope of various artistic manifestations, she sums up her work with the exhibition Sarcasm detecting machine and for the first time presents her work in a solo show.
Born in 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia. Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, department of Painting (2011). She enrolled the Master program Art&Science at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 2012. She participated in a number of group exhibitions across Europe. She also worked as an organiser and curated several shows. She participated in the international workshop Real Presence from 2006-2010 and collaborated with nKA/ICA run by curator BiljanaTomic since 2007. She has had a solo show at U10 in Belgrade in 2012, and a solo show in Bildetage, Vienna in the scope of the Orpheus ’14 Residence Program.
Nemanja Nikolić graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 2010, department of Painting. Currently a student of doctoral art studies at same faculty. Since 2008 his works was exhibited on numerous solo and group exhibitions. Participated in a number of festivals in Serbia and abroad. He is author of two murals in public places in Belgrade. Nemanja Nikolić is initiator and co-founder of Belgrade based U10 Art Space. Lives and works in Belgrade.
Marija Šević, born in 1987 in Aranđelovac. She graduated in Painting in the class of Jovan Sivački at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade in 2011. From October 2008 till February 2009, she resided at l’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Montpellier, selected by the Faculty of Fine Arts. As a scholar of the French government, she resided at l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, from October 2010 to February 2011 in the classes of professors Claude Closky and James Rielly. Since 2007 she has been a member of nKA/ICA – Independent Cultural Association, Magacin MKM, Belgrade. She currently lives and works in Belgrade.
Mrdjan Bajic Serbian sculptor and artist. Born in 1957 in Belgrade. He graduated from the sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts under Professor John Kratohvil.
Miloš Tomić is a multimedia artist whose projects span film, photography, collages, and sculpture. Tomić studied directing and then animation—experiences that continue to influence his practice. His subjects are either comprised of or preoccupied with disposable or disposed objects. In fact, his doctoral thesis was titled “Preciousness of discarded objects, i.e. trash as the material for film, photography…” His object-based works are modified quotidian objects, like shoes sewn shut or brushes with thorns instead of bristles. Tomić also has a category of sculpture called “Pearls” which, as he describes, are “to be understood as things that are precious, wrongly forgotten or lost somewhere, but now found.”
Dejan Kaludjerović (b. 1972) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, where he gained a Master degree in visual arts in 2004. Since the beginning of this career, he has been examining social issues like the relation between childhood and consumerism, the mechanisms of identity formation and the stability of representational forms. Using a wide range of media which embraces painting, drawing, object, video and installation, the methodological tools of the artist range from recycling and copying to re-enacting, through which he criticises homogeneity embedded in popular culture. He lives and works in Vienna.
Saša Tkačenko was born in 1979, he is a visual artist based in Belgrade. He holds an M.A. in Sculpture from Belgrade University of Arts, Faculty of Applied Arts. Saša participated in many group, as well as solo shows internationally and locally. Saša Tkačenko’s work examines his attitude toward the social phenomena that affect the environment in which he works and lives. Starting from the visual manifestations, symbols and representations of the occurrences that he aims to understand and analyze by deploying the method of reduction of formal language, he translates the given phenomena into reduced images, simultaneously playing with their content and given meanings. Through sculpture, installation and video he then develops reduced visual settings in a tense dialogue with the space and creates situations for the observer to experience the uncertainties of his persistent reexaminations of symptoms that strongly affect his everyday realities.
Slobodan Stosic was born in Novi Sad, where he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts. He was the winner of the 2012 Mangelos Award.Slobodan Stosic’s work focuses on personal reflections, lies and subversion from within. The combination creates an absurd whole, a break in which relations between power and art suddenly become visible and meaningless. He works in order to prove that nothing exists except the ‘in between.’
Dejan Kaludjerovic was born in Belgrade. He was studying at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna in the class of Erwin Wurm and gained MA in visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, in 2004. For the achievements in visual arts, Kaludjerovic has been granted honorable Austrian citizenship. Since the beginning of his career in Belgrade the mid 1990s, Dejan Kaludjerovic has been exploring the conjunction between consumerism and childhood, to analyse identity formation and stability of representational forms. Most of his paintings, drawings, objects, videos and installations, employ the processes of recycling, copying and reenacting, thus creating patterns that simulate mechanical reproduction, and criticise homogeneity embedded in popular culture.
Aleksandra Domanoviç was born in 1981, Novi Sad, Serbia, based in Berlin, Germany. Domanoviç’s sculptures and video expand the scope of conventional technological history by illuminating feminist, cyberfeminist, and Eastern European contributions to the development of science and the Internet. Born in the former Yugoslavia but now based in Berlin, Domanoviç builds on the notion that Ada Lovelace was the first computer programmer and that the history of computing is inherently feminist. A recurring feature in her videos, prints, and modeled sculptures is the hand, which functions as a reference to the 1963 Belgrade Hand, an important development in the history of controllable prosthetics. This motif also alludes to early 1990s cyberfeminism, which was invested in the notion of the cyborg as a utopian feminist figure.
Bojan Šarčević was born in Belgrade in 1974. He studied at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, graduating in 1997, and undertook postgraduate study at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 1999 to 2000. He lives and works in Berlin and Paris.
Bojana S. Knežević
Bojana S. Knežević was born in Novi Sad, Serbia. She is an interdisciplinary artist and art journalist, active in the field of video, performance, film, experimental sound, audio-visual installations and art education. She finished BA and MA studies (New Media Visual Arts) at the Department of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts Novi Sad. Currently she is the final year Ph.D. student at Interdisciplinary arts studies (Digital Arts), University of Arts in Belgrade. Lives and works in Belgrade. In her artistic research she is conceptually and thematically tied to different identity micro-politics and recycling of manifold cultural and media content. Her artwork focuses on the role of an individual in the contemporary society, on the problem of identity, relationship between an individual and media, contemporary loneliness and fears, alienation and absurd moments in contemporary communication. She is interested in abounded (or hidden) scenes (and topics) and unheard voices, which she reveals to the audience in a specially designed (contextual) environment. Even though she does not perceive herself as a performer, methodology of her artistic research is strongly connected to the performance, which she investigates and uses in the creative process on many different levels. Her artistic practice involves recycling (other) people’s emotions and intimate thoughts in respond to various topics and presenting them to the observers – who are also actively involved in the process of the art piece contextualization. By opening up the space for multi-layered interpretations, she encourages complex communication and interaction between the audience and the artwork. She has presented her artworks at many exhibitions and festivals in her home country and abroad.
Siniša Ilić was born in1977 Belgrade. He is a visual artist working also in the field of performance art. His work includes drawing, painting, installation, video аnd artist books. Ilić’s practice addresses social phenomena and mechanisms, exploring forms of labour, tension, social violence and states of uncertainty. Siniša Ilić is a co-founder and member of TkH (Walking Theory) art and theory platform which was founded by a group for theoretican and artists at the end of 2000 in Belgrade. TkH main objective is to reinforce the critical and experimental practices/discourses in contemporary arts in the local context, as well as to affirm them in a wider, regional and international context.
Through her sculptures and videos, Ivana Basic asserts the body as a dense and finite space of confinement and examines the conditions and consequences of that space, its boundaries, its matter, its durability and its weight. Fusing synthetic materials such as silicone and living materials such as wax and oil paint, Basic enfleshes hollow and bruised forms that are at once bodies and habitats. Residing in the liminal space between life and death these sculptural forms test the boundaries of ‘human minimality’ while examining what constitutes the notion of “wholeness”. For the viewer, Basic’s work evokes both the repulsion and the beauty inherent to the pain and fragility of corporeality. Through the duality of her practice Basic negotiates the complex conditions of mortality and speculates on scenarios beyond death and singularity.
Saša Tkačenko was born in 1979 and currently lives and works in Belgrade. His artistic practice is based on appearances of spaces and their transformation when exposed to other media, as well as translating their architectural features to fields of sculpture and installation. Tkačenko’s works thus create dynamic situations in which the audience plays a constituent part. Since 2008, he has participated in exhibitions in Serbia and abroad, including shows in institutions.