Born in 1985 in Belgrade, Serbia. 2011, MFA - Academy of Art, University of Novi Sad 2009,BFA - Academy of Art, University of Novi Sad Lives and works in Los Angeles .
Figurative painter exploring the relationship between man-made environment, landscape and human form.
Limbs and other parts of the body often detached, or multiple figures intertwined , blending with steel pipes, plant stems and flowers. I’m inspired by gender fluidity, body transformation and human connection with our environment and technological progress. Paintings are colorful and vibrant. I paint large format oil on canvas and mix media where I experiment with cutting and destroying canvas, implementing twine and silicon strings in order to make something beautiful out of disorder and vice versa. I like that play with contradictions: ugly and beautiful, strong, masculine objects and feminine landscape.
Those two elements of man made urban environment and nature, are deeply rooted in my life.
After getting sick with Scarlatina in kindergarten, I spent my early years painting and playing in my grandmother’s garden, rather than my peers, barely speaking until age 7.
My analytical research-like contact with nature that I had early on as a child, while spending time in Maize Research Institute where my father was working as an Agriculture scientist, keeping him company while he spent hours in the fields looking closely at plants and changes that appear on their leaves, contributed to my unique artistic take on the coexistence of plants and the urban world..
I was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, when my peaceful childhood swiftly turned into an unsecure existence in a war-torn country. Daily images of war, scarcity of food and eventually the NATO bombing in 1999 are my memories of that time. The destruction I witnessed in Serbia has a parallel for me with the destruction we all witness in our environment. I often depict abandoned places,cold concrete architecture, dirty garages and streets which resemble the destroyed buildings that still scatter Belgrade to this day due to the bombing. Growing up in a once powerful proud country that was disintegrating into chaos, influences my current work.
Completed a program of study at the Outside Experimental Art Center in Florence, Italy – In collaboration with City of Florence/Council for Public Education, City of Belgrade/Culture Department, University of Arts in Belgrade, Studio Art Centers International, Florence
Academy of Art Annual Award, University of Novi Sad – for the most successful artistic work in the section of Painting in 2009.
Perspective 8, Third Prize for the students of art Academies in Belgrade and Novi Sad.
Glo’art , art residency, Lanaken, Belgium.
Cite Internationale des Arts, art residency, Paris, France.
Art colony, Aquarelle, Ecka, Serbia.
XVIII Art colony, Sentandre, Hungary.
Outside project , Florence, Italy.
“AU 79”, Novo Connect, New York, New York
“Lust”, Gallery Bartselona, Belgrade, Serbia.
“Love Dolls” Gallery SULUJ, Belgrade, Serbia.
“Love Dolls”, Gallery NOVA, Belgrade, Serbia.
“Love Dolls”, Gallery Stara Kapetanija, Belgrade, Serbia.
“Love Dolls”, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.
“Love Dolls”, UK Vuk Karadzic, Belgrade, Serbia.
“Superclass”, Gallery 73, Belgrade, Serbia.
“Superclass”, Happy center, SKC-Student cultural center, Belgrade,Serbia.
“Superclass” Gallery NU Bozidar Adzija, Belgrade, Serbia.
Paintings and drawings, Gallery Dom Omladine, Kragujevac , Serbia.
Drawings, Gallery ‘Potez’-Academy of Arts , Novi Sad, Serbia.
“Curatorial Loo”, Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA.
“FRESH START”, Lava projects, Los Angeles, CA.
“Celebrity”, Con Artist Collective, New York, New York.
“Glad/Hunger”, Yugoslav film archive, Belgrade.
“ Days of Hungarian painting”, Graphisoft Park,Budapest,Hungary.
“Prosthetic bodies”, Gallery Progres, Belgrade, Serbia.
“Young 2012”, Nis Art Foundation, Nis – Belgrade, Serbia.
“2D Art”, ULUS members – Gallery SKC , New Belgrade, Serbia.
“Spring Exhibition”, Gallery Stara Kapetanija, Belgrade, Serbia.
“Diversity of community”, Center of Culture, Kovin, Serbia.
“Art Serbia”, Gallery Progres, Belgrade, Serbia.
“New members of ULUS”, Pavillion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade, Serbia.
“Efemerno” , ULUV,Novi Sad, Serbia.
“XVIII Sentandre Art Colony” , Cityhouse, Sentandre, Hungary.
“Newyears open studio”, members of ULUS, Museum of cars, Belgrade, Serbia.
“Anatomy of art work” Museum of Vojvodina , Novi Sad , Serbia.
“Big Small drawing (Museum night)”, Small art salon, Novi Sad, Serbia.
“Graduate exhibition of paintings”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Novi Sad
“Youth 2009”, Gallery Nadezda Petrovic, Cacak , Serbia.
“Perspective 8”, Art clinic, Novi Sad, Serbia.
“14.Bienalle of Student Drawing”, Serbia, Gallery of Youth, Belgrade, Serbia. “START FEST, Gallery Hol” , Academy of Fine Arts, Novi Sad, Serbia.
“Outside project – Gallery Corte”, Florence, Italy;