Artists

Danube dialogues 2019

Ana-Mihaela Adam (Hunedoara County, Romania, 1964)
She studied the classes of the tapestry and graphic department of the “Ioan Andreescu” Art Academy in Cluj-Napoca. Graduated in the graphic art department (1986-1992). She is a member of the Romanian Union of Fine Arts since 1993. Since 1992. Ana Adam cooperation with the “Dacia”, “Sedona”, “Brumar”, Hartmann and Elena Francisc publishing houses. Since 1994 she is a teacher at the Fine Arts High-School in Timisoara. Since 2002-2004 she cooperation with the Art-Therapy Center “dr. Eliza Ionescu” Timisoara, Romania. She had numerous solo and group exhibitions, in country and abroad (France, Spain, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, Germany, Brazil, Portugal).1999 she got UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Fellowship – Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal. She got the “Invitation” for One month residency – Kunsthaus, Essen, Germany in 2001. She got The Austrian Airlines Prize Cultural excellence in 2002. She participated at “Paper Island” – Exhibition, Workshop, Symposium – Pecs and Siklos, Hungary in 2007.

Radoš Antonijević (Pančevo, Serbia, 1969)
He grew up in Smederevo. He started studying sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1992, and graduated in 1997 as a student of the generation. From 1997 to 2000 he attended MA studies at the same Faculty. From 1999 to 2001, he worked on the founding of the City Gallery in Smederevo, and then became its first curator. Radoš started working at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 2001 as an assistant, in 2007 he was elected an assistant professor, and since 2016 he has been working as an associate professor. He has been teaching Sculpting at the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka since 2000. From 2010 to 2013 he participated in the founding and work of the group of artists The Third Belgrade. He defended his doctoral thesis on Form Correctives – a guide through sculptural phenomena in 2014.

Albena Baeva (Sofia, Bulgaria, 1983)
She has two MAs; in Restoration (2008) and in Digital Art (2010) from the National Academy of Art in Sofia where she specializes in art technology practices from 12th to the 21st century. In 2011 she was awarded the international Essl Art Award for contemporary art and Vienna Insurance Group Special Invitation. In her interactive installations for urban spaces, galleries, theatre and dance she uses new technologies and creative programming. She is co-founder of Runabot project, a platform for interdisciplinary performances, studio for interactive design Reaktiv and experimental lab Symbiomatter. Within Runabout project she works with musicians, dancers, poets and engineers to create new interactive performance instruments. Her works have been shown in museums for contemporary art like Essl (Austria, 2011), EMMA (Finland, 2013), Museum for contemporary art Vojvodina (Serbia, 2015), at galleries and festivals for video and performance in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and USA.

Danica Bićanić (Novi Sad, Serbia, 1985)
She acquired the masters degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad – Sculpture Department, in 2010. Since 2006, she had eight solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions, as well as several performances in Serbia and abroad (Romania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Kingdom, SAD, Bulgaria, Russia, Greece, Austria and Germany). She was granted for several awards for artistic work. She was granted the Award for Most successful graduate work at the Sculpture Department (2008), “Art Clinics” Award “Perspective” for perspective student in category Sculpture (2008), “University of Novi Sad Award for excellent results achieved in the field of arts” (2009). She is a member of the Presidency of Union of Associations of Fine Artists of Vojvodina. Currently she is a student in the PhD program in fine arts at the Academy of Arts Novi Sad.

Iglika Christova (Sofia, Bulgaria, 1979)
Visual artist with a dual Franco-Bulgarian nationality, Iglika Christova currently lives in Paris. Studying at the School of Fine Arts in Sofia, she continued her learning in France to perfect her knowledge, developing her artistic practice at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré, then through the interdisciplinary fields of Arts & Sciences of art at Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Iglika Christovas work proposes a theoretical and plastic study on the influence of microcosm on creative processes. Her artistic practice is based on the drawing as a universal and experimental language exploring the microcosm of living matter. As part of this research between art and science, Iglika Christova collaborates with various scientists in the field of biology.

Lana Čmajčanin (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1983)
She lives and works between Sarajevo and Vienna. She has an MA from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Sarajevo and is currently a PhD scholar at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Čmajčanin is engaged in an art practice that has a strong reference to a specific place, addresses the issues of geopolitical mapping, the political framework and distinctly includes the role of women and the female body. Furthermore, in her work, Lana explores the impact of political and social power structures and control mechanisms and question the issues of responsibility and manipulation. She explores the geopolitical and structural violence, the politics of memory, the practices of nationalist politics and neoliberal management of trauma. She has participated in numerous international exhibitions and festivals and exhibited in numerous galleries and museums across the world. Čmajčanin artworks were presented and shown at Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou; Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana; Pera Museum, Istanbul; Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna; Good Children Gallery, New Orleans; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia; Galerie du Jour agnès b, Paris; Künstlerhaus Graz; Centre for Contemporary Art, Architecture, Society, Stockholm; NGBK- Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin; CCA-The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, to name a few.

Goran Despotovski (Vršac, Serbia, 1972)
Graduated and earned his master’s degree in painting at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He has exhibited at fifty-eight solo and numerous group exhibitions in the country and abroad, such as Subdued Existence, Banja Luka, Republika Srpska (2015), Kosice, Slovakia (2015) and Taichung, Taiwan (2014); Premonition/Blood/Hope, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria (2014); Identities Association for History, Co-operation and Reconciliation, Golubić, Croatia (2014); There will be no miracles here, Facing Belgrade – ein Einblick in die zeitgenössischen Kunstszene Serbiens, Karlsruhe, Germany (2013); Real life presence, organization MSUV and Landesmuseum Joanneum – Kunstlerhaus Graz, Graz, Austria (2009) He has been awarded several times. Author of projects Difference, Image and Book of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. Professor at the Academy of Arts of the University of Novi Sad at the Department of Painting. President of the Association of Fine Artists of Vojvodina since 2017. In 2018, he received the D.F.A Degree at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad.

Tatjana Dimitrijević (Sombor, Serbia, 1965)
Tatjana Dimitrijević graduated in 1988 from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Department of Painting. From 2012 to 2016, she worked as an editor of fine art programmes at the Laza Kostić Cultural Centre in Sombor. From 1989 to 2012, she was a professor of fine arts in primary and secondary schools. Tatjana Dimitrijević had nine solo exhibitions and participated in numerous collective exhibitions. She took part in several art colonies in Serbia and abroad, as well as in more than 30 accredited professional seminars in the field of fine arts pedagogy, contemporary teaching methodology, art history, aesthetics and developmental psychology. She organized more than 20 art workshops and lectures for children and young people. From 2009 to 2016, she organized street art events at Holy Trinity Square in Sombor.

Nóra Fekete  (Debrecen, Hungary, 1975)
She graduated from the Academy of Arts and Crafts (today MOME 1996-2001) and Academy of Fine Arts, Rome 2000/2001. She is a member of the National Association of Hungarian Creators  2001. In her works she uses unique techniques from the silk paint to the collage and embroidery. She tries to find a transition way between fine art and craft, functional textiles and the one-of-a-kind artworks.

Vladimir Frelih (Osijek, Croatia,1963)
Vladimir Frelih graduated from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and received a master’s degree in 2000. In his professional artistic work, he often deals with the concept of visualizing the media edges of both digital and analogous material media and their mutual communication, translatability, self-comprehensibility or compatibility. The final product, a work of art, is often an aesthetic, formative side effect underlying conceptual content, be it video, video installation, photography, web, computer program or object and image in all its variations. The individual, the community, the society are inseparable elements of artistic and pedagogical thinking. He exhibits in solo and group exhibitions and participates in various artistic projects, institutional and non-institutional. He has received several awards, and his artworks are part of numerous public and private collections and contemporary art foundations (Kunstmuseum Bonn, Stadt Düsseldorf, Museum of Contemporary art in Zagreb). He teaches photography, video and film, as well as multimedia at the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek. Since 2011, he has also been teaching contemporary art practice and methods of art research at the Academy of Arts Novi Sad as a visiting professor.

Patricija Gilyte (Kaunas, Lithuania, 1972)
The visual repertoire of Germany-based Lithuanian artist Patricija Gilyte includes performative sculpture, video art and site specific installation. She graduated with a Master of Arts degree from Vilnius Art Academy, Kaunas Art Institute in 2000, and moved to Germany to continue her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Her work has been shown in various exhibitions and video festivals internationally, was supported by grants and developed during the residencies and collaborative projects. She has received numerous solo exhibitions at institutions worldwide.

Ida Hiršenfelder (Slovenia, 1977)
Ljubljana based media art curator, critic and sound artist. Her focus research areas are media archaeology and archives of media art. She was a member of Theremidi Orchestra noise collective. She works at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, +MUSM on projects related to digital archives. In collaboration with Saša Spačal she made a series of sonoseizmic installations (Crust, 2014, Sonoseismic Earth, 2015-2017) and other sound experiments. With Spačal she is also a co-initiator of ČIPke Platform for Women with a Sense for Science, Technology and Art. Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden in collaboration with Robertina Šebjanič and Aleš Hieng – Zergon was exhibited at Ars Electronica festival (2016) Radical Atoms exhibition in Linz and Device_art 5.016 exhibition in Montreal. Her sound composition were performed on Topographies of Sound festival, on radioCona, radia.fm, Radio ARS – 3 Programme of Radio Slovenia, ORF Kunstradio. Web: https://beepblip.org/

Aleš Hieng – Zergon (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1984)
Chemical engineer by profession as well as a DJ, producer of electronic music and sound artist who also works in the field of audiovisual performances and in the vast field of DIY electronics. He is interested in club music as well as in sonic and audiovisual experimentations. His sounds range from deep house and techno to idm, noise and abstract drone music. He is a member of Synaptic Crew since 2003. He’s been releasing audio tracks on Chilli Space compilations since 2007. In 2012 he released Escalator EP on Synaptic Pathways label, and in 2016 his track got featured on a compilation released by Slovenian net-label Kamizdat. He’s a co-author of an audio-visual performance echo 10-9 together with Robertina Šebjanič. Notable events & appearances: Grajska Gospoda w/ Masayoshi Fujita, Grad Lemberg; MFRU/Kiblix, Maribor; Sonica Festival, Ljubljana; Strictly Analog Festival, Ljubljana; AMRO Festival, Linz; Piksel Festival, Bergen; Touch Me Festival, Zagreb; MusicTechFest/Earzoom, Ljubljana; Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana; ZNFI, Trbovlje; Ars Electronica, Linz. Web: https://zergon.org/

Danica Jevđović (Užice, Serbia, 1992)
She completed her Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts at the Academy of Arts, Painting Department and Masters degree in Applied Arts – Book graphics and Illustration also at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. She is a member of an art group SUEuKI and Association of Visual Artist Užice, as well as a participant of many collective and solo exhibitions. She participated in many group and solo exhibitions, international and local. Awarded multiple times by the University of Novi Sad for academic achievements (school year 2011/2012,   2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015). Received Dositeja scholarships by Fund for Young Talents of the Republic of Serbia in 2015. and 2016. Special award for the comic The Tunnel at the international comic festival Veles 2016in North Macedonia. She also received a reward 1000 Zato from The Fond ,,Nomen est omen” – Dobanovački  for encouraging research and artistic creativity of students enrolled in Graphic communication Master program as well as a diploma Nadežda Petrović given by Fund Akademikfrom Užice for promoting and affirming  humane and academic values.

Erika Kapronczai (Szigetvar, Hungary, 1985)
Graduated from the University of Pécs – Faculty of Sciences (PTE BTK) in Aesthetics and also received a degree as a Film Director from the University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE) in 2015. After making various short films (Well under the Sun – 2013; episode THREESOME in the omnibus film Meanwhile in Budapest – 2014) she co-founded and became the creative producer of the Dreamempire startup project from 2013. Kapronczai has since held exhibitions at the National Gallery of Indonesia (Jakarta, Indonesia), the A38 ship (Budapest, Hungary) and has also showcased the Dreampire project at the Central European University – CEU (Budapest, Hungary). Erika lives and works in Budapest.

Branimir Karanović  (Belgrade, 1950)
He graduated in 1974 from the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, in the class of prof. Božidar Džmerković. He obtained his master’s degree in 1976 at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade (class of prof. Marko Krsmanović). Since 1974, he has been exhibiting at solo exhibitions (Belgrade, Novi Sad, Zagreb, Rijeka, Ljubljana, Venice, Thessaloniki, Paris, Prague , etc.) and collective exhibitions at home and abroad (Belgrade, Krakow, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Thessaloniki, New York, Tuzla, Berlin, Ulaanbaatar, Paris, Madrid, Vienna, Tokyo, Houston, etc.). He has won numerous awards in the country and abroad. From 1978 to 1997 he worked as the professor of photography at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, and since 1996 he has been working as the professor of photography at the Graphics Department of the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade. In his work, he focuses on graphics and photography.

Kramar (Vienna, 1971)
He lives in Vienna, Sabara and Tiraspol (Moldova). He has been interested in photography since childhood. He has been traveling and exploring the Eastern Bloc and their successor countries since a young age. He works in the field of art and design as an international, engaged and conceptual photographer. Since the 1990s, Kramar has been working on various projects related to picture, media, art and books in Austria, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. He is a recipient of the Austrian Film Office and the Robert Bosch Foundation fellowships.

Roman Kroke (North Sea Coast of Germany)
Berlin based interdisciplinary artist,  illustrator, curator, former lawyer. Direction of seminars as lecturer at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). Development, coordination and direction of international projects: exhibitions, workshops and lectures. Interdisciplinary approach: Kroke’s projects aim at establishing a dialogue between the arts, natural sciences, philosophy, history, literature and pedagogy. Partnerships with universities, scientific research institutes, schools, memorial sites, prisons, museums, foundations and TV productions. His artworks and interviews have repeatedly been part of documentary movies shown on the European culture channel ARTE.

Gordana Kuč (Berane, Montenegro, 1970)
Gordana Kuč graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje in 1993, and received a master’s degree there in 2002. She has been a member of the Association of Fine Artists of Montenegro since 1994. So far, she has had seven solo and over fifty collective exhibitions. She participated in numerous very significant exhibitions and events in Montenegro and abroad. She exhibited in Vienna, Paris, Brussels, London, Zurich, Cairo, Beijing, as well as Ljubljana, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Skopje, etc. She won the following awards: “Milunović, Stijović, Lubarda” at the 72nd Traditional Exhibition of the Association of Fine Artists Montenegro (2017); Grand Prix at the 32nd Montenegrin Art Salon “November 13” (2010); Herceg Novi Winter Fine Art Salon (2008). Her artworks are found in renown museum and gallery collections, as well as in private collections. In addition to her active artistic work, Gordana Kuč worked as a curator at the Center for Contemporary Art of Montenegro and as an independent advisor at the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro.

Sanja Latinović (Belgrade, Serbia, 1983)
Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Department of Sculpture. In 2016 she finished MA for Performance Art at HKB, Berne, Switzerland. Although a sculptor by vocation, Sanja focuses her work mainly on performance, video work and photography, choosing those carefully as the fields of her artistic expression in order to question the very medium of sculpture by exploring its transformative potential in the relations matter-space-form-idea. Sanja’s thematic preoccupations are mainly about problematizing the complex functioning of an individual in today’s world, our everyday confrontations with numerous and various forms of social determinations, imperatives, pressures. Dealing more with the emotionally psychological dimension of those relations, the artist proposes and articulates her own views through unpretentious, simplified visual solutions/performances forming them into a kind of metaphores about syndromes, states and processes that characterise the complex global image of the society. In the period from 2009 to 2014 she was a member of the Third Belgrade association with which she participated in many joint actions. Sanja Latinovic initiated the formation of Group 04, which is a generation of graduated sculptors from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade (2004), her classmates. Their field of interest is based on the position of the artist in the society.

Zmago Lenárdič (1959, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
After having studied philosophy and sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy, he enrolled in the study of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in 1984. Then he gained a DAAD scholarship and acquired more expert knowledge at the Atelierhaus Worpswede. So far, he has realized over 30 solo exhibitions, painterly video installations, over 20 art videos, and participated at film festivals with his short films. In the 15-year long period as a freelancer in culture, he was active at home and abroad, receiving several expert awards, he represented Slovenia internationally at symposia and capitals of culture (Kopenhagen), and as artist- in-residence (Worpswede, Kleinsassen, New York, Düsseldorf), for the most part creating artworks eluding the existing and known paradigmatic patterns of the national visual scene. Since 2003 he has been employed at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana –  professor for the subject of Painting.

Márta Mákkai (Budapest, 1952)
She studied at the Hungarian Applied Art University, Budapest, at woved materials department. At the high school she studied painting. Her woved and painted tapestry are made by one individual technique. The topics are symbolic, stylized motifs, or figurative, landscape, plant-ornamental compositions. She has been doing art flags for exhibitions and festivals. Clothing and home textiles can be seen at exhibitions. She has performed at numerous exhibitions, abroad at group art flag exhibitions at Brussels, at EU headquarters, at Turnhout. Prizes: 2002. Szombathelyi Textilbiennálé, Rózsa Anna award, 2017. Balatontárlat, Balatonfüred city award, 2018. Keresztény Ikonográfiai Biennálé award, 2019. Ferenczy Noémi award. Works in public collections: Szombathelyi Képtár, Balaton Múzeum, Keszthely, Kecskeméti Képtár.

Pavlo Makov (St. Petersburg, Russia, 1958)
He lives and works in Kharkov (Ukraine). He graduated from the Crimean Art College Department of Painting (Simferopol, Ukraine, 1979); at the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts (1978); and at the Kharkov Art and Industrial Institute (1984). He is a member of the Artists’ Union of Ukraine, member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (London), and a correspondent member of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts, since 2006. Pavlo Makov is a participant and a winner of numerous awards at graphic exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad. He is also a contributor to art projects in Ukraine and abroad. His works are exhibited in museum collections in Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, U.S.A. and other countries.

Lazar Marković (Novi Sad, Serbia, 1960)
Lazar Marković graduated in graphic arts from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He received his master’s degree in graphic design from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He also holds a master’s degree from the Protestant Theological Seminary in Novi Sad, and a master’s degree from the Faculty of Management at Union University in Belgrade. In addition , he received a master’s degree in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, and a master’s degree in sculpture from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. At the moment, he attends specialised courses in terracotta sculpture at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. So far, he exhibited at 59 solo exhibitions (Novi Sad, Belgrade, Budapest, La Paz, etc.) and about 300 collective exhibitions in Serbia and abroad (Rome, Tokyo, Miami, Amsterdam, Thessaloniki, Lodz, Miszkolc, Budapest, Hollabrunn, Skopje, Belgrade, Novi Sad, etc.). He has also exhibited photography in six solo exhibitions.

Dragan Matić (Bački Petrovac, Serbia, 1966)
Dragan Matić graduated in painting from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in 1991. In 2000, he also received a master’s degree in painting. He works at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad as a full professor, teaching the following courses: Painting, Technology of Painting Techniques, Art Techniques and Extended Space of Painting. His artistic work includes the medium of painting, ready-made, digital photography, video, performance, electronic sound, robot design. Dragan Matić is a member of the Multiflex and Happy Trash Production art groups and a recipient of several awards for his art work. From 2009 to 2012 , he taught painting as a visiting professor at the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek, Croatia. He is also involved in conservation and restoration, as well as in the fine art education of people with hearing loss.

Nemanja Nikolić (Valjevo, Serbia, 1987)
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 2007 his works was exhibited on numerous solo and group exhibitions in Serbia and abroad. He has won several art awards, such as Award for drawing from Vladimir Veličković Fund, special award for mural and wall installation from Raiffeisen Bank and Gallery 12HUB and Award for an exceptional creative innovation from Miloš Bajić Fund. His works featured in many private and public collections including ABN AMRO collection in Amsterdam, The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, WAP Foundation in Seoul, The Ekard Collection in Hague, Telenor Collection in Belgrade, Collection of October Salon (Cultural Center of Belgrade) etc. Nemanja Nikolić is initiator of Belgrade based U10 Art Space. Lives and works in Belgrade.

Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak Jr.
Ana Nedeljković was born in Belgrade in 1978. She graduated in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. She was awarded a PhD in art practice at the same faculty. She is a visual artist, director and animator and is also active in art education.

Nikola Majdak Jr. was born in Slovenia in 1972. He has an MFA from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, camera department.  For the past 20 years he has been a freelance cameraman, animator, director and lecturer.
Their first film “Rabbitland” (2013) was awarded the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale. It has also received numerous other awards and has been shown at more than a hundred festivals worldwide.Their second film “Untravel” (2018) was also screened at numerous festivals including Berlinale, Annecy and Sundance, and nominated for the Annie Award.

Ghenadie Popescu (Moldova, 1971)
He lives and works in Chisinau.He is interested in local (post-communist) particularities of common visions about identity, tradition, geopolitical mixture.  Using different  forms of expression such a performance, video, animation he refers to the absurdity of the world he lives and works in.  He studied at the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts, Painting Department, on the basis of free attendance, Chisinau, Moldova.  Since 2012 mostly has involved in personal stop-motion animation projects. The group exhibition:  Expanded space, Bucharest, RO(2017);  Attention borders, Labirint gallery, Lublin, Arsenal gallery Bialystok, PL(2017);  Cronograf Documentary Film Festival, Chisinau, MD(2013-17); One six of the Earth, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilia y Leon, ES,  ZKM Karlsruhe, DE;   Shaping the new, Kosice, SK  (2011);

Jovana Popić (Zadar, Croatia, 1977)
Began her formal art studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade under the Serbian State Scholarship for Science and Art Talents. In 2006 she received the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Scholarship and later the President’s Prize toward her master’s degree under Rebecca Horn at the Universität der Künste-Berlin. Other awards include the Sennheiser’s Future Audio Artist Award, Codice MIA 2016 Award, Award of Ulrich and Burga Knispel Foundation, grants of the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Karl Hofer Gesellschaft, the United Kingdom of Norway,  and other various artist grants and residencies. Popić has exhibited work in Europe, United States and Asia. She presently lives in Berlin. Education: University of Belgrade, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting, Master of Fine Arts (1999 – 2003); University of Art Berlin, Multimedia, master class Rebecca Horn, Bachelor of Fine Arts (2003 – 2008); University of Art Berlin, Multimedia, master class Rebecca Horn, Master of Fine Arts (2008 – 2009).

Andrea Ruttka (Budapest, Hungary, 1954)
She studied at the  Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts and earned a MA degree at the Design Department.. Also, she studied at Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts – evening course. Prizes: Industrial Textile Biennal/Award, Szombathely (1985); International Flag Bienall/Award, Szombathely (1998);  International Flag Triennial/Award, Szombathely (2003); Textile Artist of Year/ Award (2011); Artwork.com /Award (2017).

Rudolf Sikora ( Slovakia, 1946)
He has been one of the most original figures of Slovak visual art since the early 1970s. He based his work on a peculiar synthesis of  “new sensibility” and conceptual thinking and later he enriched it with post-modern inspirations. He was involved in several areas of art; his work with painting, drawing, graphic art, photography, action art, the creation of objects and installations, and social activism is an inseparable aspect of his personality. Sikora studied at the Academy of Fine Arts an Design in Bratislava under Prof. Dezider Milly and Prof. Peter Matejka (1963 – 1969), where he later worked as professor (1990 – 2004), and continued in his pedagogical activities at the Faculty of Arts of the Technical University of Košice (until 2011). He lives in Bratislava. He presented retrospective of his works at the National Gallery in Prague (Against Myself, 2006) and the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava (2008). Representation in collections: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Kupferstich Kabinett, Stadtsgalerie Dresden, Dresden; Photosammlung Museum Ludwig, Cologne ; Galerie der Stadt Esslingen, Museum Bochum, Bochum; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Národní galerie v Praze, Prague; Slovenská národná galéria, Bratislava etc

Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau are internationally renowned media artists, researchers and pioneers of interactive art.
They worked at the IAMAS International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences in Gifu, Japan, at the ATR Media Integration and Communications Research Lab in Kyoto Japan, the MIT CAVS in Cambridge US, the Beckmann Institute in Champaign Urbana, IL, USA, the NTT-InterCommunication Center in Tokyo. In 2004 they sset up the department for Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria where they are both professors. Sommerer is also a Visiting Professor at CAFA Central Academy of Fine Arts Bejing in 2019, a Visiting Professor at Tsukuba University in 2018 and an Obel Guest Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark from 2014-2016. Mignonneau was a Chair International Professor at Paris 8 University in France in 2015. Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau created around 40 interactive artworks that have been exhibited in around 350 international exhibitions. She received numerous awards, f.e. the 2016 ARCO BEEP Award in Madrid Spain, the 2012 Wu Guanzhong Art and Science Innovation Prize which was bestowed by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and the 1994 Golden Nica  Prix Ars Electronica Award. http://www.interface.ufg.ac.at/christa-laurent, http://www.interface.ufg.ac.at

Eszter Söptei (Celldömölk, Hungary, 1988)
She graduated in Fashion and Textile Design and completed textile design specialization at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. Her work is characterized by geometrical clarity and closeness. She strives to go beyond conventional use in textiles. Her goal is to change a plane surface textile to spatial textile.

Villő Steiner (Budapest, Hungary, 1970)
She graduated from Moholy-Nagy University of Craft and Design – Department of Textile, specialized in printed material design. In  2003 she got  Erasmus Scholarship at the University of Fine Arts Athens. She exhibited at many individual and solo exhibition in the country and abroad.

Jelena Sredanović (Novi Sad, Serbia, 1982)
She graduated in from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in 2005 and obtained Magister degree in 2009. She earned PhD degree at the University of Arts in Belgrade in 2016. Jelena Sredanović exhibited on numerous solo and group exhibitions and  won several prizes for her work: 2017. Honorable mention Diploma, First International Printmaking Biennial Yerevan, Yerevan; 2017. First Award at the Third International Printmaking Triennial Belgrade, 2014. The Ministry of Culture Purchase Award at the Small Print Form Exhibition 2014, 2010. Veliki pečat Award, Gallery Grafički kolektiv, Belgrade, 2009. Second Award at “Walter Kotschatzky Kunst-Preis 2009” exhibition, MUMOK-Museum of Modern Art, Vienna; First Award at NS Salon 2009 Exhibition, Cultural Centre of Novi Sad, Novi Sad. Jelena is an Assistant Professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. She is a member of the Association of Artists of Vojvodina.

Bojan Stojčić (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1988)
He is artist from Bosnia and Herzegovina, who graduated Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, and finished his master thesis about drawing in the same institution. His work was shown in multiple national and international exhibitions. Among other prizes and recognitions, Bojan Stojčić was a ZVONO award finalist (2014.) and was awarded «Best classical drawing» et the National drawing Biennale of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2014). His works are collected by the Deutche Telekom, Digital Art Collection, the Agnès b Foundation, The Duplex collection and privates collection in Austria, France, BiH, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland.

Andrea Szilágyi (Oradea, Romania, 1977)
She is a freelance leather goods designer. Since 2004 she has designed shoes and bags in limited edition for her own brand NES. In 2008 she made an active move more attentive to sustainable consumption and launched series of Conscious collections, giving second life to beautiful items of vintage materials. She is working with, eco-friendly leather with vegetal tanning, pre- and post – consumer recycled fur & leather, leather substitutes, such as Pinatex and natural raw gum. Thus tailor made options naturally made her move forward towards one of a kind solutions, ephemeral designs, and eventually fine arts. In 2017, she was nominated in the accessory designer category for the Glamour Women of the Year award in Hungary. Education: Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Design at the University of Fine Art, Bucharest, 2003 Diploma of Fashion Studies at Studio BERC OT, Paris 2002

Robertina Šebjanič (Slovenia, 1975)
She is working in the cross field of art – technology – science. Her art – research focus has recently been  oriented towards the exploration of water habitats and marine life which serves as a starting point to investigate and tackle the philosophical questions on the intersection of art, technology and science. Her ideas and concepts are often realized in collaboration with others, through interdisciplinary and informal integration in her work. She is a member of Hackteria Network and Theremidi Orchestra. She was awarded with an Honorary Mention @Prix Ars Electronica 2016 and nominated for STARTS2016 and for the White Aphroid award. She was SHAPE platform 2017 artist and in 2018 she was a resident at Ars Electronica (EMAP/EMARE). She performed / exhibited at numerous solo and group exhibitions as well as in galleries and festivals.

Ivana Tomanović (Novi Sad, Serbia, 1971)
She graduated from the Faculty of Film and Television (FAMU) in Prague – Photography Department. From 2001 to 2015, she worked as an editor in the magazine for culture of photography – ReFoto (Belgrade). As an associate professor, she teaches photography at the Academy of Arts, of the University of Novi Sad and at the Academy of Arts of the Alfa University in Belgrade. She was the Artistic Director at Artget Gallery of the Cultural Centre of Belgrade for the season of 2016. She lectures regularly on the theory of photography and participates in numerous panel discussions within the framework of the festivals, workshops and congresses dedicated to photography and visual arts. So far, she has published over three hundred articles in the Refoto Magazine, catalogues of exhibitions, books, and magazines. Ivana has been jurying numerous exhibitions in the country and abroad. She is the representative of Serbia in the “Transeurope” project dedicated to European contemporary photography. Her photographic work is predominantly dedicated to subjective research work through the fields of documentary photography and mise-en-scene.

Miloš Trakilović (Tuzla, Yugoslavia, 1989) is an artist living and working in The Netherlands and Berlin. He holds a MFA from the University of Arts in Berlin where he graduated in the Experimental Film and New Media department. His practice centers around the politics of perception and is often informed by a personal history stemming from the experience of war exploring issues of dissolution, fragmentation and memory. His most recent work examines the role of vision in the construction of meaning and production of power following the digital turnover. His practice employs a strong research element and his work is most often situated within digital media taking on the form of moving image, video installations as well as texts and lectures.

Čedomir Vasić (Belgrade, Sebia, 1948)
He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, where he also obtained a master’s degree in 1973. As a holder of the Fulbright Programme scholarship, he spent the 1975/76 academic year at the University of California in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles studying video and computer arts. He has been exhibiting since 1969. He organized a large number of solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in the country and abroad. He taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. Together with Vladan Radovanović, he introduced Interdisciplinary Art Studies to the University of Art where he worked as a professor for multi-media art. He was the Rector of the University of Art in Belgrade (2004-2009). For his artistic and educational work he received many prestigious awards and recognitions. He lives and works in Belgrade.

Júlia Végh (Budapest, Hungary, 1990)
Graduated from the Painting Department of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (MKE) in 2016. She also studied at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain. Art prizes Végh has won include ‘The Universal Sea – Pure or Plastic?‘ Art Prize (2018), initiated by the Institute for Art and Innovation (Berlin, Germany); the ESSL Art Award CEE (2015); and she was also awarded the Art Prize of the Barcsay Jenő Foundation of Fine Art (2014) and the prestigious scholarship of the Barcsay Award (2012). Group exhibitions include those organized by ESSL Museum (Klosterneuburg), Rochester Contemporary Art Center (New York), Whiteconcept Gallery (Berlin), Brody Studios (London) and Art Market Budapest (Budapest). Júlia lives and works in Budapest.

Mariam Zakarian (the mountains of Armenia, 1987)
She is a Danish-Armenian multidisciplinary artist based in Copenhagen. Her work includes classical, traditional art, new media art using cutting edge digital technology, as well as performances and installations. Mariam is one of the first independent artists to create large, immersive virtual reality applications in room-scale, uniting visuals, music and interaction in alternate worlds, which one may enter physically. Her project Amaryllis VR, which deals with uniquely human concepts such as mortality, physicality and spirituality through the technologies of the future, has been exhibited at major tech and fine art events on 3 continents. Mariam holds an M.Sc. in Media Technology, specializing in VR, and has worked with the medium since 2014. She creates her VR art pieces solo from start to finish. Besides working actively with the medium, she speaks about VR, fine art and the importance of considering the human aspects when creating the technology of the future.

Bosiljka Zirojević Lečić (Novi Sad, Serbia, 1971)
Graduated and postgraduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad  at the Painting Department. Since 2000 she has worked at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad at the Department of Fine Arts, currently as a Professor. Member of ULUV (Association of Fine Arts in Vojvodina) and ULUS (The Serbian Association of Fine Arts) since year 1995. Also, she is a member of art group Multiflex where collaborates with other artists on multimedia artistic projects. From 1992 she has participated in over 120 group exhibitions in the region and abroad: Serbia, Poland, Italy, China, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Great Britain, Austria… Nominated by numerous fine arts critics in different national selections of artists within contemporary art scene. She has had 20 solo exhibitions and received several awards for art work. She coordinated many projects in the field of art and education. Engaged in research of traditional and new visual media, their parallels and overlapping. Relation of the internal and the external space is a field where she explores the possibilities of expression, abstraction, through different mediums and disciplines (art, ecology, urbanism, visual culture…).

Jia Shanguo
Master degree of Central Academy of Fine Arts, member of Chinese Artists Association, member of Experimental Art Committee of Shandong Province Artists Association

Li Jie 
Teacher of Guizhou University, member of Chinese Artists Association.

Li Shun 
Born in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province in 1988, graduated from School of Intermedia Art of China Academy of Art, now works and lives in Hangzhou.

Liu Ke  
Director of Oil Painting Dept. and deputy dean of Painting Art School of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

Liu Zhaowu 
Professor and doctoral supervisor, dean of Art College of Jilin Art University.

Su Xing 
Member of Lacquer Painting Art Committee of Chinese Artists Association, member of Chinese Artists Association, member of council of Guangdong Province Artists Association, deputy chairman of Guangzhou City Artists Association, director of Lacquer Painting Art Committee of Guangdong Province Artists Association.

TAMEN + (Lai Sheng and Yang Xiagang)
The group was founded in 2004, which has become one of the most experimental art groups of Chinese contemporary artists. LAI Sheng and YANG Xiaogang are teaching at School of New Media Art and Design of Beihang University.

Tian Wei 
Born in 1973, teacher of Mixed Media Research Class at Central Academy of Fine Arts. Now works and lives in Beijing.

Wang Changming
Chinese contemporary artist. Born in Wuxi city, Jiangsu Province in 1964. Graduated from Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts. Artist of the Open University of China.

WU Shoufeng
Director of Art Museum (Yanjiao) of Central Academy of Fine Arts

Wu Xiaohai
Born in 1972, graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts with Master Degree, teaching at Mural Painting Dept. of Central Academy of Fine Arts

Zeng Xi
Director of Basic Section of Oil Painting Dept., Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

Zhang Chun
Party chief of the Communist Party of China of Renmin University of China School of Arts, director of Center for Arts Education, professor and doctoral supervisor

Zhao Siqing
Graduated from Print Dept. of Academy of Arts&Design, Tsinghua University

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Balanescu, Aura (Braila, Romania, 1969). As a graduate of BA/MA (2003) Sculpture Department and PhD studies (2010) in Visual Arts at Fine Arts Faculty, West University of Timișoara, she is known for her theoretical and practical explorations on media sculpture, from the stereoscopic representation to the interactive and immersive digital installation. She attended International Conferences such as Stereo & Immersive Media, Lusofona University of Humanities and Technology Lisbon (2018), Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Re:Trace Krems / Gottweig / Vienna (2017) and Re:Make Riga (2013). Also, she participated in numerous exhibitions, residences and festivals in Romania (Elektro Arts Cluj, 2018) and abroad (Vienna, Paris, London). In 2014, she co-founded Avantpost, a collaborative and transdisciplinary platform for manifesting and archiving local artists that work at the border of art, science and technology. 

Bavčević, Gildo (Split, Croatia, 1979). He got his master degree (2013) at the Department for Film and Media Art at the Academy of Arts in Split. He is a multimedia artist, author of performances, video performances, video installations, short films, sound design. In addition to four individual exhibitions he participated at numerous group exhibitions and festivals in the country and abroad such as Red Eu and Kunsthof Jena (Germany) Coexistence For A New Adriatic Koine, arTVision, Pino Pascali Foundation, 24th Soral Ose Art (Geneva), Mediterranean 16th Biennial of Young Artists of Europe and Mediterranean (Ancona), Video Dumbo Experimental Film Festival (New York) and many other. He was the finalist at the Radoslav Putar Prize competition, winner of the award at the 39th Split Salon for video Performance titled The Plastic Man Machine and first prize at the 46th Review of Croatian Film Creative Work for a documentary film titled Solidarity Network. Glido works as an assistant at the Academy of Arts in Split. He is a member of the Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association and Croatian Association of Fine Artists of Split.

Bićanić, Danica (Novi Sad, Serbia, 1985). She acquired the masters degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad – Sculpture Department, in 2010. She is a member of the Association of Visual Artists of Vojvodina. Since 2006, she has seven solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions, as well as several performances in Serbia and abroad (Romania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, United Kingdom, SAD, Bulgaria, Russia, Greece). She was granted the Award for Most Successful Graduate Work at the Sculpture Department (2008), Art Clinics Award “Perspective” for perspective student in category Sculpture (2008), University of Novi Sad Award for excellent results achieved in the field of arts (2009). Currently she is student in the PhD program in fine arts at the Academy of Arts Novi Sad.

Blagojev, Mirjana (Zrenjanin, Serbia, 1974).
She completed her bachelor and master studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Department for Sculpture (2007) and also at Ecole Supèrieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg, France, in the Object-Glass Department (2005). Currently attending PhD studies at the Academy of Arts Novi Sad, where she is employed in the subject of sculpture as a docent. She is a member of SULUV and ESGAA (European Studio Glass Art Association). She participated in the realization of numerous international projects as well as at numerous art symposia and colonies, exhibited at several solo and group exhibitions in the country and abroad, realized study visits in the form of lectures and workshops at the Universities of Pecs (Hungary), Faculty of Architecture Prague (Czech Republic), Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava (Slovakia), Art Academy, Split (Croatia).

Chekachkov, Igor (Kharkiv, Ukraine, 1989).
Started as a photojournalist in 2008, he covered a wide range of cultural, mass and sports events. Since 2013 author has engaged with art photography which he still explores. The boundaries between public and intimate spaces are his main focus today. His work has been published in Forbes, National Geographic, The Guardian (UK), Le Monde (France), Wirtschafts Wochesince (Germany), Forbes (Ukraine) and others. He also continues to exhibit his prints internationally in both solo and group exhibitions, including work in the La Quitreme Image, Paris (2014), Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris (2015), Ukrainian Museum, New York (2015), Ukrainian Cultural Center, Los Angeles (2015), Odessa // Batumi festival (2017) and many others. Member of UPHA (Ukrainian Photographic Alternative) and National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine.

Despotovski, Goran (Vršac, Serbia, 1972).
Graduated and acquired his master degree in painting at the Academy of Arts of the University of Novi Sad where he currently works. He has exhibited at fifty five solo and at several collective exhibitions in the country and abroad, such as: Prigušena Egzistencija (Muted Existence), Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska (2015); Košice, Slovakia (2015) and Taichung, Taiwan (2014); Premonition/Blood/Hope, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria (2014); Identities Association for History, Co-operation and Reconciliation, Golubić, Croatia (2014); There will be no miracles here, Facing Belgrade – ein Einblick in die zeitgenössischen Kunstszene Serbiens, Karlsruhe, Germany (2013); Real life presence, MSUV organisation and Landesmuseum Joanneum – Kunstlerhaus Graz, Graz, Austria (2009). He has been awarded a multitude of awards. Goran is the author of the project titled Razlike, Slika i Knjiga (Difference, Image and Book) of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He is the President of the Association of Visual Artists of Vojvodina (since 2017). The title of PhD in arts – Visual Arts (2018) he acquired at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad.

Dukić, Davor (Karlovac, Croatia 1979). He graduated in 2002 from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Sculpture department. The same year he attended European Summer School, Faculty of Arts of March Bloch, University and Apollonia in Strasbourg. He got MFA and PhD from Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade. He won numerous prizes: Award of the XI Biennial of Yugoslav Student Drawing, Belgrade (2001); “Perspectives XXIX” award, Belgrade (2002); Award for sculptural proposal for the entrance of Faculty of Drama Arts, Belgrade, Serbia (2004); Award of 38. Herceg Novi Winter Salon, Herceg Novi, Montenegro (2005); Sculpture acquired by the City of Belgrade at the Competition for Museum of Belgrade art collection (2006); First prize at the Public competition for monument dedicated to Miloš Obrenović in Požega, Serbia (2014); First prize for public competition for bas-relief portrait of Miodrag B. Protic, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (2015); Gallery and Audience of the 29th Memorial of Nadežda Petrović (2018).Artworks in public and private collections: Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton collection, Treviso; Collection of Belgrade Polytechnic; City Museum of Belgrade; Museum of Mining and Metallurgy Bor. Sculptures in public places: Monument of Bob Marley, Banatski Sokolac (2008); The bust of Louis Barthou, the French Embassy in Belgrade (2009); The bust of Đorđe Predin Badža, Bečej (2013); Monument of knez Miloš Obrenović, Požega (2015); The bust of Borislav Pekić, Beograd (2015); The monument to fallen members of the MUP, Novi Beograd (2018). He had numerous solo and group exhibitions in the country and abroad.

Dulić, Spartak (Subotica, Serbia, 1970).
Graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Zagreb at the Graphic Department (1998). He worked on restoration at the Croatian Restoration Institute in Zagreb, and later in education as a teacher and professor of professional courses in visual arts and applied arts in Osijek and Subotica. Since 2007, he has been the director and curator of the “Dr. Vinko Perčić” Gallery in Subotica. He has exhibited at a number of individual exhibitions in Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia, and along with painting he includes performances and installations in the artistic practice.

Fiodorova, Tatiana (Chisinau, Republica Moldova). Moldavian artist, curator and educator working with current political and social themes, often evaluated in contextual relation to the history of the Soviet Union. This results in works of installation, live performance, public art, video and artists’ books. Fiodorova’s work has been shown at Biennial of contemporary photography and moving image, Iasi, Romania (2016), The Delhi Photo Festival (2015), Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011, 2015), Torino PERFORMANCEART (2013), “Atlantis 11” at the Venice Biennale (2011), Kunst- und Kulturfestival, Berlin (2011), and Periferic Biennial 8, Romania (2008).

Grlić, Martina (Zagreb, Croatia, 1982).
She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Since 2010, she has participated actively at Croatian art scene and exhibited at eleven individual and several group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad (Spain, France, Slovenia, China, Poland. etc.). Martina was awarded the Erste Bank First Prize for a young artist, New Fragments 8. (2012) and the Prize of Hrvatska Poštanska Banka for a young artist at the 4th Biennial of Painting in Zagreb (2017). She participated in the Glo’art residential programme in Belgium (2014). Martina is a member of the Croatian Association of Fine Artists (HDLU) and Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association (HZSU). 

Kojić, Stevan (Kikinda, Serbia, 1973).
He completed his BA (1997) and MA (1999) at department od Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. He is a professor of New Media Department at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje. Artistic field of Stevan Kojić lies at the intersection of science, art and technology. He usually implements his interdisciplinary research thought spatial installation, digital animation and photography. His is winner of prize “Ilija Kolarević”, FLU, Belgrade (2000); prize at V International Biennale of Young Artists “Time Codes”, Center for Contemporary Culture “Konkordija”, Vršac 2002.; 2 META Foundation, Biennale for Visual Art, Pančevo – Bucuresti, 2002; XXI Salon of Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pančevo, 2003; Great prize at 39th salon of Novi Sad, at the Gallery of Matica srpska, Novi Sad, 2010. 

Macura, Nikola (Novi Sad, Serbia, 1978).
He is a graduate and master of arts at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, where he is currently employed at the Department of Sculpture, as assistant professor. He has exhibited at several collective and solo exhibitions in the country and abroad. He organized several art actions exploring the potential of sculpture in communication with the environment, positioned in a particular social context. Since 2000 he has participated in several activities of LED ART, and from 2002 to 2012 he is active in the work of the Art Clinic. He has led numerous workshops (My Superhero, Sculptures and installations in Novi Sad, STREET ART…). He is currently engaged in organizing and conducting studies for sound installations.

drMáriás (Béla Máriás) (Novi Sad, Serbia, 1966). Painter and visual artist, novelist and musician, frontman of the Tudósok band. Studied at the University of Art in Belgrade. In 1991 moved to Hungary from Yugoslavia where he resides since. His multi-disciplinal art can be featured as having strong and critical attitude that deals with existential questions deriving from East-European identity, historic and political context. His artistic language implements elements of avantgarde, dadaism, pop art, soc art and surrealist attitude. He defines his artistic activity as social surgery. Leader, singer, saxophone and trumpet player of the Tudósok band (The Scientists) that gave more hundreds of concerts from Russia through Europe to the United States. Had solo exhibitions in Budapest, London, Belgrade, Vienna, Ljubljana, Peking, Prague and New York. His prose has been published in Hungary and China.

Mercioiu Popa, Liliana (Târgu-Jiu, Romania, 1975). Lives and works in Timişoara (Romania). Graduated in 1998 from the Faculty of Arts and Design, Painting Department. in Timişoara. Since 1999 she teaches painting at the Faculty of Arts and Design in Timişoara. In 2008 got PhD degree in Visual Arts, with paper “Poetic Arts in 20th-century Fine Art”. Organizes art events with students in dedicated, alternative or public spaces. Interferes with artistic groups of Timişoara: In-Format (in 2001) and Avantpost (since 2015). Her works were seen in solo exhibitions such as: “Medial Space”, Bucharest (Romania), 2016; “Variable Geometry”, Timisoara, 2014 or “About Fluidity”, Novi Sad (Serbia), 2013 or in collective ones – “Universallowed”, Timişoara (Romania), 2017; “Hidden Agenda”, Bucharest, (Romania), 2016; “What about you?”/”The Connection with the Present”, Art Encounters Biennial, Timişoara (Romania); “Possible-Unsure”, Timişoara (Romania), 2011, “In the Light of Utopia”, London (United Kingdom), 2010; “7 Terraces Open to the World”, Essen (Germany), 2009. 

Mijatović, Kata (Branjina, Croatia, 1956).
Multimedia artist. She was a member of the informal art group Močvara/Baranja (1988-1991), as well as of the artistic council of the Baranja Art Colony /BUK/ (2005-2010). She studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze, and later continued her studies at the Academy of Visual Arts (ALU) in Zagreb where she graduated (1997). Since 2005 he has been running the AŽ Atelier Žitnjak Gallery in Zagreb, and since 2007 she has been a member of the PLEH art group. She participated at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013) as a representative of Croatia with the project Between the Heaven and the Earth /curator Branko Franceschi/. Kata lives and works in Zagreb as an independent artist. 

Pavelić, Zoran (Osijek, Croatia, 1961).
Multimedia artist. He is the founder of the informal art group Močvara-Baranja (1988-1991). He graduated painting at the Academy of Visual Arts in Zagreb (1998). He has been exhibiting since 1984. Zoran was a member of the BUK Art Council (2005-2010), the Atelier Žitnjak artistic organisation (since 2005), Council of the PM Gallery of Extended Arts, and President and member of the PLEH artistic organisation (2000-2007). He won the competition for the artistic memorial intervention “Osunčana mesta” Memorial Park, Virtual Museum Dotrščina, Zagreb (2017). The basic features of the artistic creative work of Zoran Pavelić are the tendency of conceptual integration of certain segments of one’s own artistic work, as well as the problematization of the role of an artist, art and art institutions in the socio-political context of time and space. He lives and works in Zagreb as an independent artist.

Perkov, Vedran (Split, Croatia, 1972).
In 2002 he graduated painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. He has been exhibiting since 1999 and he has participated at more than 60 group and 20 individual exhibitions in the country and abroad. Vedran has also participated at workshops and Artist-in-Residence programmes in Croatia, Italy, Sweden, Latvia, Algeria, France, Canada and USA. He was awarded Radoslav Putar Prize, great Split Salon Prize (2007) and the Third Prize at the HT – Croatian Contemporary Art Prize exhibition (2018). He initiated and conducted many art projects. His works can be found in the Art Gallery in Split and Museum of Contemporary Art of Istria in Pula while his sculpture Golf Emperor was set at Zlarin. Vedran works as an assistant professor at the Fine Arts Department of the Academy of Art in Split.

Skaličan, Ján (Bratislava, Slovakia, 1989). He got BA (2016) and MA (2018) degree in Photography and New Media at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. Got First prize in the Slovak Press Photo in the category Students and young photographers up to 25 years (2014). He is a co-founder and member of  dsk. (art group with Ľuboš Kotlár, Iva Durkáčová) and co-founder, organizer and curator of Žumpa Gallery in Bratislava. He was presenting his work at exhibitions in Slovakia and other countries.

Schmidt, Wolfgang (Witten, Ruhr, Germany, 1966). Studied Object Design at FH Dortmund (diploma with Werner Nöfer & Pit Moog) focusing on art in public space and art in building. Since than the main topic of all his following works is serial processing of a figure. He participates in national and international individual and group exhibitions since 1995. He was first art assistant to Prof. HD Schrader, Hamburg, international exhibitions and competitions (1992–2000). Worked as curator, artistic director for Kunstbox, national biennial artist fair in Dortmund (2009–15). He was nominated for several art prizes: Ennepe-Ruhr (2015), Dortmunder Grafik (2002), scholarship for drawing, Iserlohn (2003) and other.

Stefanovič Trijaška, Olja (Novi Sad, Serbia, 1978). She got PhD from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design at the Department of Photography and New Media in Bratislava, Slovakia (2007). Teaches at the Department of Photography and New Media at the same academy. Finalist of Award 333 organised by National gallery in Prague, CZ (2010) and a photographer of the year in Slovakia in 2015.  Awarded for project “New Bratislava” by special Bratislava grant and prize by the Mayor of Bratislava, within the Slovak Press Photo award (2017). She was presenting her work at many group and solo exhibitions in Slovakia and abroad.  Her works are part of collection of city gallery in Nitra, Nitrianská gáleria.

Škulec, Rastislav (Lug, Serbia, 1962).
He has finished painting (1989) at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (class of professor Jovan Rakidžić). He is one of the founders of Novi Sad’s social organization Yellow House (1988). Together with Zoran Pantelic, he founded an art group “Absolutely Sculptural” (1990), which later became an “Association Absolutely” with which he worked until 1996. He then founded the pseudo-group “Absolute Fraction” (1996-2000) and worked on projects of conceptual character whose realization is not related to exhibiting spaces and galleries. He is still intensively engaged in sculpture, painting and drawing, and returned to the art scene in 2000 with a solo exhibition of sculptures in the gallery “Zlatno oko”. He participated in numerous art colonies, the most important of which are the Symposium Terra in Kikinda (1993). In Vršac, he participated in the art colony “Art Encounters – Trail of Paje Jovanović”, where he created a sculpture for the public space (2005). He also created a large sculpture for the public space in Apatin (2008).

Thuma, Gerlinde (Vienna, Austria, 1962).
Studied painting and film animation in Maria Lassnig’s master class at the University of Applied Art in Vienna. The principle of developing a continual temporal progression using a drawing that becomes a moving image in an animated film is something that Thuma has continued to develop in her double paintings. While film lets the images proceed one after the other, painting stops the passage of time. The before and after immanent in time is conserved in the process of painting and in the application of many glazed layers of color over one another, and also in charcoal drawing, a medium whose developmental process presupposes temporality.

Velciov, Nicolae (Timișoara, Romania, 1968). Graduated (2013) and got MA degree (2015) from Painting Department at Fine Arts Faculty, West University Timișoara. His work deals with the combination of artistic genres by switching from painting to the art object, video installation and land art. He has participated in various exhibitions (Universallowed, Timișoara, 2017), land art symposiums (AData Camp, Plovdiv, 2018, Rusenski Lom Natural Park. Nisovo, 2016, Process Space Art Festival, Ruse, 2016) and artistic residencies (Cetate Art Danube, 418 Gallery, 2018, Entities at the Crossroads Artforum, Bahnhof Langmeil, 2015, Maudite soit la guerre, Méricourt, 2013), manifesting his experience from Romania to abroad (Austria, Bulgaria, Franța, Germania). He co-founded the Avantpost platform in 2014.

Vujanović, Miloš (Podgorica, Montenegro, 1965). Graduated (1991) and got a Master’s degree (2000) from the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad. He experimented in various disciplines of visual arts. He founded art group Art Circus in 1995 and worked with it until 2001, after which he continued his independent artistic activity. He has collaborated with art groups Led Art, Croporaton, Urban District 16_11. He started exhibiting in 1989, and since then he has had one hundred collective and individual exhibitions in the country and abroad. He won several awards for his art work, illustrations, and pedagogical work. He is a member of the Association of Artists in Serbia (ULUS) and Union of the Associations of Artists in Vojvodina (SULUV). Works as full professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and part time professor at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad. He published a collection of short stories titled Ignorance (1996). He has made several short films, video works and animations. From 2010. he is interested in relationship between art and science. 

Valchev, Alexander (Sofia, Bulgaria, 1973). He has finished master studies of Sculpture (1998) at National Academy of Arts and master studies of Photography (2013) at New Bulgarian University, both in Sofia. He has won several art prizes for his work: Born Independent – 100 Years Independent Bulgaria (2009), PHODAR 5th Photographic Biennial Pleven, Bulgaria (2007); UBA’s Award for Young Artist in National Sculpture Exhibition (2000); First Prize for Young Artist in 7th “Fare Arte” in Sardegna, Cagliari, Italia (1995), Artist in Residence Cite Internationale Des Arts in Paris (2003) and in CCN Graz (2007). Exhibited his work in many solo and group exhibitions in Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Romania. Lives and works in Sofia.

Utenkov, Andrey (Ukraine, 1987). Freelance artist, organizer of contemporary art exhibitions, creator of concepts. Organizer and participant of performances and performance workshops with teachers from Europe in Ukraine. Worked as dolphin therapist and clinical psychologist in dolphinarium “Nemo”, Odessa and as dolphin therapist for children with special needs (2012-2018). Since 2014 he is a leader and teacher in Playback Theatre “Kak Doma”, ”OS”. The same year he also became participant of performance-project Singul.AR (augmented reality).

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diSTRUKTURA. Group members, Milica Milićević (1979) and Milan Bosnić (1969) graduated from the master’s degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Department of Painting. They act as an artist duo since 2005. They express the ideas in various media, mostly in photography, painting, drawing and video. Exhibited in Serbia, Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia and Finland. Their works are in private, public and corporate collections in Austria, Slovenia and Serbia. Participated in numerous AIR, symposia and workshops in the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Egypt and Finland. They live and work in Belgrade.

Žolt Kovač (1975, Pančevo, Serbia). MA in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade (2002), where he enrolled in the Doctoral art studies in 2010. He attended the School of History and Theory of Painting, Center for Contemporary Art in Belgrade (2000-2002). He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. As the professor in the College of Professional Studies at the Belgrade Polytechnic, he teaches Drawing, Painting, Portfolio and presentations and Multimedia presentations. Co-founder and editor of the online magazine of contemporary art Supervizuelna. He plays bass guitar in an alternative group Jarboli. He lives in Belgrade.

Ivana Ivković (1979, Belgrade, Serbia). She graduated in painting and drawing and holds a MA degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. Since 2002, she has exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. She was a finalist for Politika’s Award for the most successful exhibition (2007 and 2010). She has received numerous scholarships (Austria, USA, Turkey, Canada, Lebanon, Greece, India, Morocco, Denmark, Germany, Italy). Her works can be found in important collections in Belgrade, New York, Basel, Lisbon and Turkey.

Škart is a collective founded in 1990 at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade. While experimenting through their work, they focus primarily between the medium of poetry and design. “Architecture of the human relationships” is their main concept.
Through the constant flux within the collective, present since its very beginning, members collaboratively work to develop new values.They are particularly capable through the process of making, to embrace ‘beautiful’ mistakes and tirelessly strive to combine work with pleasure.

Nela Hasanbegović (1984, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina). BA (2007) and MA (2010) sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 2013 she attended doctoral studies of sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. Through solo and group exhibitions actively she participates in contemporary foreign and domestic art scene. In her artistic work she uses a variety of media from sculpture and objects to installations, performances and videos. She has won several prestigious awards, honors and scholarships. Since 2012 she has worked at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo as an assistant (Methodology of art education).

Daniel Premec (1976, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina). BA (2001) and MA (2008) from the Department of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, where he is currently employed as a senior assistant. Since 2012, he attended doctoral studies Arts, Department of Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. Actively participates in contemporary foreign and domestic art scene. The works carried out in various media: as sculpture, installation, object, performance or video. He has won a several prestigious awards, honors and scholarships.

Milena Jovićević (1976, Cetinje, Montenegro). She graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje (1999), specialized in the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Le Mans, France (2000). Moreover, she graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Supériure-Arts in Paris (2004), where she finished postgraduate studies (2005) and holds a MSc degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje, Montenegro (2008). PhD thesis at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia (2012). She participated in numerous symposia and AIR programs. She has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. Since 2004 she has worked at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje. She lives and works in Podgorica.

Radovan Čerevka (1980, Košice, Slovakia). He graduated from the Department of Fine Arts and Multimedia at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Košice (2006). He studied new media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (2003-2004). He worked as an assistant professor of audio-visual and multimedia production at the Academy of Arts in Bistrica. He holds a PhD from the Department of Multimedia at the Academy in Bratislava (2011). Since 2009 he has worked as an assistant professor of Free creative 3D at the Academy of Arts in Košice. He has received a large number of scholarships and awards for his work. He has exhibited solo and in group exhibitions in the country and abroad. He lives and works in Košice.

Ulrike Kessl (1962 Rottweil, Germany). BA and MA studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dusseldorf. She won a scholarship at the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques (1991). As an assistant and lecturer worked at art Academies in Paris (1992), Dortmund (1996-1998), Bielefeld (1999), Berlin (2003-2004), Münster (2012-2013). She has won scholarships in France, Germany, Texas and Ireland. She presented her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. Her works are in private and public collections.

Michael Endlicher (1960, Vienna, Austria). He graduated in Business Economics. He is a visual artist and a writer. In his multimedia work, he explores the interconnection between picture and language. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions and is a member of several art associations. He lives and works in Vienna.

Franz Stefan Kohl (1959, Tulln, Austria). For years, he studied music before he devoted himself to the visual arts in the field of geometric abstract painting. Since 2001, he has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and his work is represented in numerous private and public collections. He lives and works in Vienna and Bergwerk.

György Olajos (1953, Budapest, Hungary). Graphics specializes in the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest (1979-1984). He received numerous grants and awards, including the Munkácsy prize. He has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions of graphics, as well as many solo exhibitions. He performed several murals. He works as a professor of graphics at art school Jaschik Álmos in Budapest.

Ana Petrović (1985, Bjelovar, Croatia). She graduated from the Art Academy Osijek (2011). At the same academy she continued to work as an assistant at the Artistic branch of animated film and New media. Co-founder of the artistic organization POPUP which operates since 2012, and which aims to expand awareness of contemporary art exhibiting in alternative venues. She exhibits her work in solo and group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. She lives and works in Osijek.

Venelin Shurelov (1977, Bulgaria). Phd of Stage design at the National Academy of Art in Bulgaria (2009). Co-founder and a lecturer at the MA program of Digital arts at the National Academy of Arts and part of curatorial team of DA Fest, International Digital Art Festival in Sofia. He is the founder Subhuman Theatre (2004) and international art group Via Pontica (2002). He is the author of numerous interactive installations/performances. He was a guest lecturer at Towson University in the United States. He has made a large number of sets, solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions and festivals in Europe and the United States. He lives and works in Sofia.

Velimir Žernovski (1981, Skopje, Macedonia). He had solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Vienna, Freiburg, Skopje and Belgrade, and group in Slovenia, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and the United States. Curator and participant in numerous international projects and exhibitions.

Uroš Weinberger (1975). BA (2003) and MA in painting (2005) from the Academy of Fine Arts Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He continued his studies at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria (2002). He has won several awards for his work and participated in the AIR programs. In addition to painting, occasionally deals with sound and video installations. He is an active member of the Slovenian music group Moveknowledgement. He has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions (Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Italy, South Africa). His works are in private and public collections. He lives and works in Ljubljana.

Lukas Kellner (1984, Pilsen) completed his studies at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen in 2013. He completed there a Master’s degree in Multimedia Studio and since 2013 is an assistant professor. He is orientated on the videoart pieces and combined his ideas with principes of advertising and commercial sphere, in the past years he has created numerous works which were shown in exhibitions and simposiums in Czech Republic and around Europe (Belgium, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina). The subject of his work is mainly focused on self-portrait, performative parts, human identity and our childhood experiences. It is an integral part of communication between the works and the environment where it is located. Lukas himself says: “For me is a camera like my third eye. Through the camera I find new points of view and almost every time camera provides me a new fact in my work, new horizone. The final approach is usually performance or video, but if there is an interesting connection between those I prefer using both.“

Tatiana Fiodorova  (1976, Chisinau, Moldova). As a an artist she is involved with the arts in diverse roles as a visual artist, teacher, curator, and art manager. Fiodorova’s art works include installations, live performances, public art, video and digital media. The content of her works tends to reflect the contemporary world in response to current issues: social, political and aesthetic. Very often she touches upon issues related to the local conflicts and problems of Moldova, such as the integration of Moldova into the European context and the problem of identity for the citizens of Moldova. She lives and works in Chisinau, Moldova.

Danube Dialogues 2014

Art Dialogue

Jan Triaška (1977 Novi Sad, Serbia) has graduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (1999). Finished PhD studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (2007). He has had many international group and solo exhibitions. Lives and works in Bratislava.

Jozef Klaćik (1949 Stara Pazova, Serbia) has a degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. Works as professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He is active in the field of painting, graphics, multimedia, film and literature. He has had several international group and solo exhibitions. Lives and works in Novi Sad.

Marek Kvetan (1976 Bratislava, Slovakia)  has a degree from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Department of Painting (2001). Received many grants and awards. Participated in AIR programs. He has had many international group and solo exhibitions. Lives and works in Bratislava.

Martin Derner (1973 Košice, Slovakia) has a degree from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. Lecturer at the Department of Printmaking Faculty of Fine Arts, Banská Bystrica. His work is related to direct intervention on different supports, with mixed media. He has participated in many group and solo exhibitions, symposiums. Lives and works in Bratislava.

Mira Brtka (1930 Novi Banovci – 2014 Zemun, Serbia). Graduated from the Film Academy in Belgrade, Serbia (1953) and the Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Painting in Rome, Italy (1963). She was a movie director, sculptor, fashion designer and painter. Member of the art group Illumination. She had participated in many international group and solo exhibitions.

Olja Triaška Stefanović (1978 Novi Sad, Serbia). Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design at the Department of Photography and New Media in Bratislava (2001). Works at the Department of Photography and New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design. She was presenting her work at many group and solo exhibitions internationally. Lives and works in Bratislava.

Rastislav Škulec (1962 Lug, Serbia). Graduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Department of Painting (1989). He is active in the field of  sculpture and painting. Works as a lecturer. He has had several international group and solo exhibitions. Lives and works in Begeč.

Viktor Frešo (1974 Bratislava, Slovakia). Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic (2005). He has had many group and solo exhibitions internationally. Received several awards. Lives and works in Czech Republic.

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Tadej Pogačar (1960, Ljubljana, Slovenia). Lives and works in Ljubljana and was a graduate and postgraduate (1990) at the Academy of Fine Arts of Ljubljana University. He is a director of the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art in Ljubljana. Pogačar has had many solo and group exhibitions worldwide and his works are in private and public collections.

Pravdoliub Ivanov (1964, Plovdiv, Bulgaria). Lives and works in Sofia, where he graduated from the National Academy for Fine Arts in 1993. Assistant Professor at the Academy since 1996 and member of the Institute of Contemporary Art since 1995. He has had many individual and group international exhibitions of his work and participated in several AIR programs.

Pavel Braila (1971, Chisinau, Moldova). Lives and works in Germany (Berlin), and Chisinau. He has shown films, videos, and performances at numerous international art exhibitions and film festivals, won many awards and scholarships and taken part in AIR programs.

Mladen Miljanović (1981, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina). Lives and works in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he is enrolled at the Academy of Arts (BA – MA course in painting). He has held many group and solo international exhibitions, is a recipient of numerous awards and his works are in public and private collections.

Magdalena Jetelova (1946, Semily, Czechoslovakia). Lives and works in Germany (Munich, Dusseldorf) and the Czech Republic (Prague). Graduating in 1971 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, she studied in Italy at the Accademia di Brera, Milan, (1968) and now teaches at several European art academies. She has had many group and individual international exhibitions and received several awards and scholarships. Her works are to be found in private and public collections.

Lazar Pejović (1969, Cetinje, Montenegro). Lives and works in Cetinje, where he graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Montenegro. Postgraduate studies in Applied Arts and Design in Belgrade, Serbia. He is currently Photography Professor at the Fine Arts Department, Cetinje. Many international exhibitions, both individual and group.

Julian Palacz (1983, Leoben, Steiermark, Austria). Lives and works in Vienna and Murzzuschlag, Austria. He studied Digital Art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He had many solo and group international exhibitions. Palacz participated in numerous international festivals and received several awards and scholarships.

Ivan Bazak (1980, Kolomyja, Ukraine). Lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Kiev, Ukraine. Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts (2006), master studies in Dusseldorf and the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kiev (2003). Bazak has won many awards and held numerous group and solo exhibitions. His works are in private and public collections.

Igor Grubić (1969, Zagreb, Croatia). Lives and works in Zagreb. Graduated in editing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts, Zagreb. Took courses in gestalt and transactional analysis, graduating from the Jesuit University of Philosophy in Zagreb. Grubić has had many group and solo international exhibitions and received several awards.

Herbert Stolz (1960, Mitterfels, Germany). Lives and works in Regensburg, Germany. Graduated from University in Regensburg in 1983. Lecturer in architectural photography at the Regensburg University of applied sciences from 2011- 2012. Stolz had held several individual and group exhibitions of his works, which are to be found in public and private collections.

Csakany Istvan (1978, Sepsiszentgyörgy, Romania). Lives and works in Budapest, Hungary. Graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest (2006). He has had many solo and group international exhibitions and participated in AIR programs. His works are in public collections.

Biljana Đurđević (1973, Belgrade, Serbia). Lives and works in Belgrade. Postgraduate studies in Fine Arts, Belgrade (2000). She has had many group and solo international exhibitions and received numerous awards and scholarships.

Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkačova have been collaborating since 2000. They live and work in Berlin, the Czech Republic and Prague.

Anetta Mona Chisa (1975, Nadlac, Romania), Lucia Tkačova (1977, Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia) both graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, and have been working together since 2001, exhibiting internationally in many group and solo exhibitions. They have won several awards and taken part in many AIR programs.

Andrea Palašti (1984). Lives in Novi Sad, Serbia. BFA and MFA in Photography, University of Novi Sad, Academy of Art (2009). PhD in Art and Media Theory, University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. She has had many group and solo international exhibitions and participated in AIR programs. Received numerous awards and scholarships.

Alexandra Croitoru (1975, Bucharest, Romania). Living and working in Bucharest, Romania, she graduated from the Graphic Department of the Bucharest Arts Academy in 1998 and is Assistant Professor in the Photo-Video Department of the University of Arts in Bucharest, where she received a PhD in Artistic Research (2012). She has participated in many international solo and group exhibitions and been awarded several scholarships for AIR programs.

ART OF DANUBIAN COUNTRIES

Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria

Sandra Zarth (1970, Cologne, Germany) has been a member of the Bundesverbandes Bildender Künstler (BBK), Cologne, since 2003. In 2004, she was granted a residency scholarship at the Otmar Alt Foundation, Hamm. She has had many solo exhibitions of her artwork, installations and performances. She has also participated in many international group and solo exhibitions.

Claus Dieter Geissler (1952, Rinteln a. d. Weser, Germany), lives in Cologne where he has worked as a photographer for over 40 years. Examination for the grade of master photographer (1980). Received many scholarships and has had numerous exhibitions.

Christian Eder (1964, Bregenz, Austria). Lives and works in Vienna and Bregenz. A graduate from the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna (1998), he has had many international solo and group exhibitions and his works are to be found in public and private collections.

Eric Kressnig (1973, Klagenfurt, Austria). Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (2001). He participated in AIR programs, received several scholarships and has held many international group and solo exhibitions.

Florentina Pakosta (1933, Vienna, Austria). Lives and works in Vienna . Studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and completed her studies in Paris, Prague and Amsterdam. Received several awards and prizes for her artwork. Member of the Vienna Secession since 1971, Pakosta is also active as a writer. Participated in many exhibitions.

Franz Riedl (1976, Bad Ischl, Austria). Graduated from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts; master class for sculpture, Ortweinschule, Graz. Received many scholarships. Lectureship at the Technical University of Vienna, Institute for Three Dimensional Design (2007).

Fritz Ruprechter (1950, Matrei, Austria). Lives and works in Maria Lanzendorf near Vienna. He studied painting at the Applied Arts Department of Vienna University, the Academy Minerva in Groningen, Netherlands and spent six months at the Academy of Art in Cork, Ireland. Many group and solo exhibitions

Hermann J. Painitz (1938, Vienna, Austria). Lives and works in Vienna. Trained as a gold- and silversmith. Finished studies in Bern, London and at the University of Vienna, department for History of Art. Taught at Vienna’s University of Applied Arts. President of the Vienna Secession (1977–1983).

János Megyik (1938, Szolnok, Hungary). Studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts under Andersen and Dobrowsky (1960). He has received many awards for his artwork and been awarded several scholarships. Numerous group and solo exhibitions.

Robert Gschwantner (1968, Steyr, Austria). Lives and works in Berlin and Rome. Trained as a technical draftsman and set designer. Self-employed artist since 1994.

Rudolf Sikora (1946, Žilina, Slovakia), lives in Bratislava. He has been one of the most original figures of Slovak visual art since the early 1970s. Sikora studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (1969), where he later worked as professor (1990 – 2004), and continued teaching at the Faculty of Arts of the Technical University of Košice until 2011. He has had many international solo and group exhibitions. His works are in public collections and museums.

Bukta Imre (1952, Mezoszemere, Hungary). From 1976 -1977 was a member of the Szentendre Vajda Lajos Studio, the most influential alternative group of the period. His first Budapest show in 1978 brought instant recognition and success and he emerged as a bright new star in the Budapest art firmament.

Alen Floričić (1968, Pula, Croatia). Lives and works in Rabac in atmospheric and installation art. He began his art career after graduating from sculpture school in Rijeka in 1993. In the 1990s, he worked on individual paintings and sculptures. More recently, he has worked on urban installations, atmospheric art and art videos.

Davor Sanvincenti (1979, Kopar, Slovenia ) is an international multimedia artist from Croatia. Masterclass with Steina & Woody Vasulka – Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2013). Has participated in many AIR programs. His work has been exhibited and presented internationally, including festivals. Has received many awards and grants and lectured, given talks and taken part in panels at international Universities. His works are in public collections and museums.

Đorđe Jandrić (1956, Zadar, Croatia). Lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. Graduated from the Art Academy and Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. Lectured at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka. He has had many international solo and group exhibitions.

Iva Gobić (1973, Rijeka, Croatia). Lives and works in Istra and Rijeka, Croatia. MA in book restoration, Art Academy in Ljubljana, Slovenia (2011). She has had many international solo and group exhibitions.

Ivan Posavec (1951, Dužica, Croatia). Lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. Graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb and received an MA in photography from the Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. He is the recipient of many awards for his artwork.

Matija Debeljuh (1980, Pula, Croatia). Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Split, in Design of Visual Communications (2004), Video Art. With several national and international workshops to his credit, his experimental films and video works have been screened at international festivals where they won significant awards. Matija also likes experimenting in photography.

Sebastijan Dračić (1980 Zagreb, Croatia). He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2006. So far, he has exhibited at numerous solo and group exhibitions in the country and abroad, and taken part in a residential program in Vienna. He is the winner of several awards and is a member of the Croatian Association of Artists.

ŠIKUTI MACHINE (Andi Bančić, Denis i Elvis Lenić, Mauro Macan, Darko Pekica i Neven Peršić). This group of artists has been collaborating since 2000 in Svetvinčenat, Istra. They organize art exhibitions, performances, concerts, make films, give lectures etc.

Zlatan Vehabović (1982, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina). Graduated from the Art Academy in Zagreb, Croatia, Department of Painting (2006). Vehabović has exhibited at several solo and group exhibitions, and his works are part of art collections in Croatia and abroad. He has received many awards for his artwork. He lives and works in Zagreb.

Andrea Ivanović Jaksić (1979, Slavonski Brod, Croatia). Graduated from the Academy of Arts, Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2005. She has presented at solo and group exhibitions in the country and abroad. Her works can be found in private collections.

Radoš Antonijević (1969, Serbia) is a visual artist and educator. He received a master’s degree in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, where he is currently assistant professor while finishing a PhD project. Member and co-founder of the Free Artistic Association “Third Belgrade”.

Vesna Perunović (1960) lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She holds a B.F.A. (1984) and an M.F.A. (1987) from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Belgrade, Serbia. She has shown at several gallery and museum exhibitions. A Toronto-based visual artist, she works in a variety of media, ranging from sculpture and painting to video installation and performance.

Veljko Vujačić (1969, Belgrade, Serbia), graduated from the Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts in 1994. He has participated in many international group exhibitions in addition to several solo exhibitions.

Slobodan Knežević Abi (1948, Bačko Dobro Polje, Serbia). Lives in Novi Sad, Serbia. Graduated in Fine Arts from Belgrade University in 1977, receiving an MA in print making in 1979. He has had many international group and solo exhibitions and is a professor at the Art Academy in Novi Sad.

MP_art is the acronym of two artists, Maja Budzarov and Predrag Sidjanin, who regard their joint work as more important than compiling artistic biographies – ‘Art consists of art alone, not artists’. They have been living and working together since January 2003 and focus on exploring their mutual emotions and intimacy through an art that is primarily physical (performance) and meditative (painting/text/color). Their work makes equal use of their bodies, photography, text, video, the Internet and occasional combinations of new media with different standard materials (paintings, ceramics and glass).

Dragan Vojvodić (1965 Kula, Serbia), graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992) and the Art Academy, Novi Sad, Serbia (1995). He has had several international solo and group exhibitions and is the recipient of numerous awards, scholarships and grants. Has also participated in AIR programmes and given many presentations, lectures and workshops.

Dan Palade (1954 Oneşti, Romania). Lives and works in Romania. He holds an academic degree in painting and has had many international solo and group exhibitions. He participated in symposiums and his artworks are in many museums.

Atanas Atanassov (1964, Bourgas , Bulgaria ). Graduated in painting from the National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists since 1997. He has had many individual and collective exhibitions and received several awards for his artwork.

Atanas Gadjev (1960, Belovo, Bulgaria) is a graduate of the National Academy of Art, Sofia, receiving an MFA in Ceramics in 1987. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists since 1991, and a co-founder of the Lingua Franca association. He has had many solo exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad. He participates in dozens of international projects and AIR programs.

Delia Chausheva (1965, Sofia, Bulgaria). Studied at the Jan Matejko Fine Arts Academy in Kracow, Poland, graduating in painting (1993). A member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, she has held many solo international exhibitions.

Elena Panayotova (1964, Sofia, Bulgaria). Lives and works in Sofia. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia and received an M.A. in painting (1989). She has taken part in many solo and group exhibitions and projects.

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Andreas Dwořak (1957, Vienna, Austria). Lives and works in Vienna. He has participated in many group and solo exhibitions and projects and was awarded several grants. He worked as a curator.

Cornelia König (1963, Baden, Austria). Lives and works in Baden, Austria. Graduated from University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.  MA in Arts and Cultural Management (2010) and Technical College of Glass, Tyrol, Austria – apprentices’ final examination / mastership (1987). Participated in numerous exhibitions worldwide.

Georg Lebzelter (1966, Melk, Austria). Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (1990), studied at Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain (1993). Since 1990 he has had several teaching assignments at schools and universities of art and graphic design. Received several awards for his artwork and has held many solo and group exhibitions.

Gerlinde Thuma (1962, Vienna, Austria). Works in painting, sculpture, film animation and stage design. Graduated from University of Applied Arts, Vienna, (Maria Lassnig), study of painting and film animation (1988). Has held many exhibitions as well as participating in group exhibitions and AIR programs.

Kirsten Borchert (1986, Oberhausen, Germany). Graduated in graphics and printmaking from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, (2013). She received many awards for her artwork and has taken part in many international group and solo exhibitions.

Kurt Spittaler (1966, Bruck/Mur, Austria). Lives and works in Kottingbrunn. He studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts with Bruno Gironcoli (1999 diploma with distinction). He has held many exhibitions and his artworks are to be found in private collections.

Martina Funder (1953, Vienna, Austria). Freelancing in Baden. Graduated  in the study of oil painting from Academy of Fine Art, Vienna (1978). She has held many exhibitions in Austria and abroad since 1975 and has received several awards.

Michael Wegerer (1970, Wiener Neustadt, Austria). Lives and works as an artist in Vienna and Lower Austria. Graduated with honors in visual and media art (2008) from the University of Applied Art, Vienna. Master studies in fine art practice at the Royal College of Art in London. Received many awards and is a guest lecturer at many international universities. Participated in AIR programs and has had numerous group and solo exhibitions.

Petra Buchegger (1970, Graz, Austria).  Lives and works in Vienna. Graduated from the Art Academy in Vienna (1991). Studied at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), graduated 1999. She has shown in many international exhibitions.

Robert Svoboda (1959, Vienna, Austria). Lives and works in Lower Austria and Vienna. Graduated from Vienna Art School (1984). Since 1984 has been working in graphic design, art print and as a freelance painter and sculptor. Appeared in many solo and group exhibitions.

Rosa Roedelius (1975, Forst/Bevern, Germany). Lives and works mainly in Baden and Vienna. As a painter and sculptress, she works in different fields such as stage design, performance and installations in public spaces. She has held exhibitions and projects worldwide.

Ruth Brauner (1975, Mödling, Lower Austria). Lives and works in Vienna and Lower Austria. Graduated from the University for Applied Arts, academic studies in arts and graphics, Vienna, (2002). She was awarded several scholarships and has held numerous group and single exhibitions and public acquisitions since 2000.

Danijel  Babić (1967, Očauš, Bosnia and Herzegovina). He graduated from the College of Applied and Fine Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad (Art of Painting – 1995). He has participated in many various collective exhibitions in Serbia and abroad.

Gala Čaki (1987, Zrenjanin, Serbia). Bachelor degree from the Department of Fine Arts, Section for Painting, Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, Serbia (2010). Master studies at the Department of Fine Arts, Sections for Painting and Drawing, Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad (2011). Participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Received many awards for her artwork.

Jelena Sredanović (1982, Novi Sad, Serbia). Graduated from the Academy of Arts (2005) and obtained an MA in 2009. Jelena is a research assistant at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and a PhD student at the University of Arts in Belgrade. She received many awards and exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions.

Korina Gubik (1983, Senta, Serbia). Lives and works in Novi Sad. Graduated from the Department of Painting at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. Has had many group and solo exhibitions. Received several awards for her artwork.

Lea Vidaković (1983, Subotica, Serbia). Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia (2011), MA in audio visual arts at the Royal Academy of Arts (KASK), Ghent, Belgium (2012). She has held many international group and solo exhibitions.

Maja Erdeljanin (1971, Novi Sad, Serbia). Graduated from the Department of Painting at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (1995). Master’s degree in Painting from the same Academy (2008). Participated in many solo and collective exhibitions, art colonies, AIR programs and symposiums in Serbia and abroad.

Milan Jakšić (1952, Osijek, Croatia). Lives and works in Pančevo, Serbia. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad (1979). Working and exhibiting since 1971.

Miloš Vujanović (1965, Podgorica, Montenegro). Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad (1991), MA in 2000. He received several awards for his artwork, illustrations, and educational work and has had many solo and group exhibitions.

Nada Denić (1954, Koljane, Dalmatia). Lives and works in Pančevo, Serbia. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1979 and received a Master of Arts degree. Member of ULUS (Serbian Society of Fine Arts) since 1980. Working and exhibiting since 1977.

Pal Dečov (1951, Skorenovac, Serbia). Graduated from the Art Academy in Novi Sad, Serbia (1980). MA in Fine Arts from Belgrade (1983). He has had many solo and group international exhibitions. Lives and works in Opovo, Serbia.

Radmila Matejević Janković (1984, Aleksinac, Serbia). Graduated from the Department of Arts, Niš University, where she received her PhD. She obtained many awards for her artwork and has participated in numerous international group and solo exhibitions.

Tucović Vidoje (1968, Požega, Serbia). Graduated and received an MA from the Art Academy in Novi Sad. A professor of icon and wall painting (fresco and mural), he has held many group and solo exhibitions. His paintings are in numerous private collections around the world and he has painted several iconostasis and frescoes in churches in Serbia, Macedonia and Greece.

Željana Jurković (1987, Novi Sad, Serbia). Studied sculpture at the Department of Fine Arts, University of Novi Sad (2010), where she received MA degree in sculpture (2012). The recipient of awards, she has held many solo and group exhibitions.

Danube Dialogues 2013

Art Dialogue

Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia

Babos Zsili Bertalan (1980, Budapest, Hungary) lives and works in Budapest. He studied at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Department of Painting (2001–2006). Appeared in many exhibitions in Hungary and also in Spain.

Bosiljka Zirojević Lečić (1971, Novi Sad,Serbia) lives and works in Novi Sad. After graduating from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (1994) she did her postgraduate studies at the Department of Painting, finishing in 2000. A member of the ULUV and ULUS art associations and the Multiflex group, she is currently a professor and head of the Painting Department at the Academy of Arts, Novi Sad. Her professional interests are painting, sculpture, multimedia projects and she has won several prizes and awards for her works in Serbia. So far, she has appeared in over 90 group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Biljana Djurdjević completed her studies at the University of Art in Belgrade in 1997. In 2000 she completed her postgraduate degree also in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Her paintings are very much in demand by collectors worldwide. Orientated on the techniques of the old Masters in oil painting, in the past years she has created remarkable works which were shown in single and in group exhibitions in Europe, USA, Russia and Australia. The subject of her work is continually concerned with the specific effects of violence and threats which she illustrates figuratively and with dramatic undertones.

Christoph Schwarz (1981, Vienna, Austria) Lives and works in Vienna. Graduating from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (2006), he continued his education at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and at the Jiří David conceptual art studio. A multimedia artist, he works in performance, installations and short film. Participated in the Sarajevo Film festival, ORF III Artist-in-Residence programe and the residency programe Black Sea Calling.

Christian Eder (born 1964 in Bregenz, Austria) Lives and works in Vienna and Bregenz. Completes studies, university Vienna and Innsbruck, he worked in Mexico, Chile and Guatemala. London – Scholarship of the Federal Ministry of Education and the Arts (1997). Participated in exhibitions in Austria, Germany, Poland, Italy and the artist in residence program 2014 in Paliano/Italy. Works are a part of corporate and private collections in Austria, Germany, Poland, Italy and Mexico.

diSTRUKTURA Milica Miličević (1979) and Milan Bosnić (1969) live and work in Belgrade. Mastering in painting from Belgrade University’s Department of Fine Arts, they have been working as a couple since 2005. Their ideas are expressed in diverse media, mainly photography, painting, drawing and video. To date, they have mounted exhibitions in Serbia, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia and Finland. Their works are to be seen in private, public and corporate collections in Austria, Slovenia and Serbia. In addition, they have taken part in artist-in-residence programmes and workshops in the Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Egypt and Finland.

Eros Apolka (1978, Budapest, Hungary) lives and works in Budapest, where she graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Department for Art History and Visual Pedagogy, while at the same time studying at the Department of Sculptural Arts (1999-2002). Today she is a manager and leading teacher of the Apolka Art School. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Hungary, the Netherlands, Thailand and other countries.

Andrea Palašti obtained her BFA and MFA degree from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad at the Department of Photography. Since 2006 she has been exhibiting widely and working together with other artists, artistic collectives and initiatives. As a stipendiary of the Ministry of Science of the Republic of Serbia, she is currently a PhD fellow at the University of Arts, at the department for Art and Media Theory in Belgrade. She is working across artistic and curatorial boundaries that centers on context-specific uses of art, with particular attention to socio-cultural processes. Lives and works in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Eva Petrič (Kranj, 1983, Slovenia) currently lives in Vienna. She joined a high level IB art program in New York (2002). Graduating in psychology from Webster University, Vienna (2005), she obtained a BA in visual art from the same University (2006). In 2010 she acquired an MFA in new media at the Transart Institute of the New York-Berlin-Danube University, Krems. She is a member of the Kunstlerhaus Vienna, PEN Club Austria and the Slovene Fine Artists Association.

Fritz Ruprechter (1950, Matrei, Austria), lives and works in Maria Lanzendorf near Vienna. He studied painting at the Applied Arts Department of Vienna University and at the Academy Minerva in Groningen, Netherlands, and spent six months at the Academy of Art in Cork, Ireland. Participated in many group and solo exhibitions in Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan and Serbia.

Georg Gartz (1955, Cologne, Germany) lives and works in Cologne, where he studied fine art at the Fachochschule. He has held many group and solo exhibitions both in Germany and abroad. Engaged in researching painting, sculpture and installations, his works are a part of many private and public collections.

Georgia Creimer (1964, São Paulo, Brazil) Lives and works in Vienna. She studied art at the FAAP Academy in São Paulo, giving her first solo-show at the Galeria Monica Filgueiras. In 1985 she moved to Vienna. Since then, she has taken part in numerous art-shows in Austria and abroad. She has also won several art competitions.

István Orosz (1951, Kecskemét, Hungary) lives and works in Budapest after graduating from the Hungarian University of Arts and Design in 1975. A graphic artist and animated film maker, Orosz is a regular participant in international art exhibitions, symposiums and film festivals. Film director at the Kecskemétfilm Studio and a professor at the West Hungarian University in Sopron. He has held numerous solo exhibitions in Hungary, USA, Turkey, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Greece, Serbia. He is a holder of many prizes and awards.

Josef Linschinger (1945, Gmunden, Austria) lives and works in Traunkirchen. Graduating from  the University of Art and Design in Linz, he was a lecturer, then professor at the same University (1975-2003). A graphic artist, from 1987 he began to work on visual-conceptual poetry. He was engaged on the Konstruktive Strömungen project as organizer and curator of the Gmundner Symposium for Concrete Art (1990 – 2009). Since 1981, he has exhibited in many European countries, Ecuador, Israel, Japan, Canada, Korea and the USA.

József R. Juhász (1963, Slovakia) lives and works in Budapest. Performance artist and poet, he has given hundreds of performances and published four books on experimental poetry. Since 1987 he is the leader of the international multimedia Studio erté at Nové Zámky (Slovakia), whose objective is to support performance and multimedia art. Until the present, he has organized 22 international multimedia performance art festivals. Co-founder of the Kassák  Centre in 2000, from 2009 he has held several performance art workshops in Slovakia.

Leopold Kessler (1976, Munich, Germany) Lives and works in Vienna. Having studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (1996–1998), he continued his studies at the Vienna Academy (1998–2004). Since 2000 he works mainly in public spaces. His interventions, videos and sculptures deal with the conditions of social behavior.

Liliana Mercioiu Popa (1975, Târgu-Jiu, Romania) lives and works in Timișoara. Graduated from the Arts and Design Department of Timişoara University in 1998, she has been teaching at the Department of Painting since 1999. She is a founder member of the IN-FORMAT group, formed in 2001 and has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Romania and abroad.

Ljubomir Vučinić (1956, Čurug, Serbia) lives and works in Novi Sad where he mastered in graphics from the Academy of Arts in 2002. In the course of his career, he was programe editor at the Novi Sad Cultural Center, art editor of Polje magazine, art programe editor of the International Alternative festival and New Theatre INFANT (1997-2005).  Since 2005, he has been working at the Academy of Art in Novi Sad, Department of Drawing.

Mira Brtka (1930, Novi Banovci, Serbia), graduated in film editing from the Academy of Theatre, Film and Television in Belgrade (1954). From 1960 to 1970, she lived and worked in Rome where she graduated in painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti (1964). Brtka was a member of the international art group Illumination and the International Art Association Office for Preventive Imagination founded in Rome in 1970.  In 1971 she moved to Serbia where she established Brtka-Kresoja Foundation and a gallery (2011). She owns a studio in Bratislava, but lives and works in Stara Pazova and Novi Sad. 

Nataša Teofilović (1968, Niš, Serbia) lives and works in Pančevo. Graduating architecture from Belgrade University in 1997, she obtained MA and PhD in Digital Art from the Interdisciplinary Studies program of the Belgrade University of Arts. She was an assistant at the Faculty of Technical Sciences at the University of Novi Sad, Department of Architecture from 1997 to 2000. A multimedia artist working in architecture, photography and video, she has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Serbia and abroad.

Nenad Bogdanović (1955, Odžaci, Serbia). lives and works in Odžaci. He is a multimedia artist, founder of the Multimedia Art Studio and MAS Gallery in Odžaci (1998), organizer and curator of the International Multimedia Art Festival – IMAF. Since 1980 Nenad Bogdanović has participated in many international art projects and festivals and gave two art performances at the 50th International Biennial in Venice (2003).

Nita Tandon (1959, Ajmer, India). lives and works in Vienna. She acquired a BA degree in English Literature from Delhi University in 1978, going on to study art history at Vienna University (1979  – 1980) and  painting at the Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna (1980-1986). She has been teaching at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, since 1997. She currently runs the Department of TransArts as member of its Directorial Team. So far she has exhibited on numerous occasions in Austria and internationally.

Petar Ćurčić (1938, Novi Sad, Serbia). Lives and works in Novi Sad. Graduated from the Department of Philosophy Department of Novi Sad University in 1963. He is self taught in drawing, painting and graphics.  Up to the present, he has held many exhibitions both at home and abroad. Member of the ULUV and ULUS art associations, he has won several awards and prizes. 

Robert Hammerstiel (1933, Vršac, Serbia). Austrian painter and graphic artist, lives and works in Vienna and Ternitz. Recognized in Italy, Bulgaria, Austria, Poland and Germany through numerous awards, he has participated in many international symposiums, solo and group exhibitions in Austria, Germany, France, Serbia, Switzerland, etc. His works are a part of many museums, corporate and private collections in Austria, USA, Spain, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Japan. He is also Honorary member of the Vojvodina Academy of Sciences and Art.

Silke Maier-Gamauf (1969, Nenzing, Austria). Lives and works in Vienna. She studied painting and photography at the Academy of Fine Art in Vienna and also attended the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London (1997).  Won two important scholarships in 2003 and 2004 and has resided in India and the USA (Chicago and New York). In 2013 she received a scholarship to work in the town of Paliano, Italy. 

Viktor Hulík (1949, Bratislava, Slovakia) lives and works in Bratislava where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts from 1968 to 1974. In 1996 he founded the ARTlines agency and Gallery Z in Bratislava. He is a member of many artists’ groups and has held many group and individual exhibitions in Slovakia and abroad, winning a number of prizes and awards in Slovakia and internationally.

Villö Steiner (1970, Budapest, Hungary) lives and works in Budapest. She studied at the Hungarian University of Applied Arts, Department for Textile, Print and Design (1999-2004) and subsequently won several awards and scholarships: Athens Fine Arts (2003); Erasmus Scholarship (2004). She has participated in many exhibitions in Hungary. 

Vladimir Frelih (Osijek, Croatia) Lives in Osijek. Graduating from the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf (2000), he has since won many awards. His works are on display in several private and public contemporary art collections and museums (Kunstmuseum Bonn, Stadt Dusseldorf, Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb). He is a senior lecturer at the Fine Arts Department of the Art Academy in Osijek where he teaches video, film and photography. Since 2010 he has been teaching methods of artistic exploration and visual culture at the Academy of Arts, Novi Sad.