Artists

Danube Dialogues 2016

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.

COOPERATION EXTENDED

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.