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Biography

artist - vuk vuckovic

 

Vuk Vuckovic was born in 1986 in Pancevo. He graduated in 2010 from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in the class of prof. Jovan Sivacki. He is currently working on his doctoral project, as a final year student of Doctoral studies of painting at the same University, under the mentorship of Misko Pavlovic.

His work was exhibited more than 100 times, at 14 solo and 70 group exhibitions, and he also took part in over 30 various artistic events as an organizer and participant. He participated in nine art colonies, ten workshops, several lectures and alternative art events held in Serbia and abroad.

Besides painting, he is involved in most all visual arts: drawing, etching, wall paintnig, etc. In his work he advocates a new and inovative aproach to art, artistic activism and freedom, alternative exhibition spaces, and education. He tends to involve and create networks of large groups of people, audiences, creative peole, and artist colleagues. In the period 2008 – 2010 he was a member of the artists society „Svetionik“ from Pancevo; 2010 – 2012 he was the initiator and an activist of the informal group of artisits „ARTifACT“; since 2011 he has been a member of ULUS; since 2013 a member of the artists group „C4“ and the artists society PODR.UM.

Vuk has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work, including the Erste Bank Artists Award (Culture Center Grad, Belgrade, 2012), Top five exhibitions of 2011 chosen by critics from the editorial staff of the Novosti newspaper (Novosti newspaper, Belgrade, January 3rd 2012), First prize in the drawing competition of the Vladimir Velickovic Foundation (Gallery “Haos”, Belgrade, 2011), Award nomination certificate at the International Exhibition of the South-European Academy of Arts “Transform” (Museum of foreign arts, Sofia, 2011), as well as the Art Clinic’s “Perspectives” award (Art Clinic, Novi Sad, 2010). His work’s can be found in numerous art collections and public spaces. He lives and works in Pancevo as an independent artist.

 

Education


 

2010 – today        Doctoral studies of painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, Mentor Misko Pavlovic, drawing – Zoran Dimovski

2007 – 2010         Master studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, Department of Painting, class of prof. Jovan Sivacki, drawing – assistant prof. Dragana Stanacev Puac (3rd year) and assistant prof. Zoran Dimovski (4th and 5th year)

2005 – 2007         Undergraduate studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, Department of Painting, class of assistant prof. Dimitrije Pecic, drawing – assistant prof. Branko Rakovic (2nd year)

2001 – 2005         Secondary School Uros Predic, Pancevo

 

 

Professional societies, memberships


 

Member of the Arts Council of the Pancevo Youth Center since 2013.

Member of the informal group of artists “C4” since 2013.

Member of the artist’s society PODR.UM since 2013.

Member of ULUS since 2011.

Activist in informal group of conceptual artists ARTifACT in the period 2009 – 2011.

Member of the artist’s society “Svetionik”, Pancevo in the period 2008 – 2010.

 

 

Independent exhibitions


 

2014       “It’s time to get to know ourselves (as we truly are)”, Zecevic Gallery, Belgrade

2012       “Laureates for drawing award from the Foundation Vladimir Velickovic”, ScanMan drawings exhibition, Gallery “Haos”, Belgrade

2012       “Intimacy with everyone”, exhibition of drawings, University Library “Svetozar Markovic”, Belgrade

2012       “Pictograms of modern society”, paintings and drawings, Cultural Center “Grad”, Belgrade

2012       “A painter pulled through the printing presses”, graphics exhibition, Cafe Gallery, Pancev o

2011       “12 rooms-12 artist”, Art market, House of King Petar Karadjordjevic the second, Belgrade

2011       “I graduated from the Art Academy – now I can paint myself”, retrospectiv exhibition of student works, Gallery of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade

2011       “Pictograms of Modern Society”, Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, Courtyard Gallery, Pancevo

2011       “Fanzine Ceger 09 – ScanMan” Screen printing workshop and exhibition of drawings, Club “Klupče”, Zrenjanin

2010       “Fanzine Ceger 09 – ScanMan”, Screen printing workshop, exhibition of drawings and performance “Search the artist”, Gallery “Electricity”, Pancevo

2010       “Visual masturbation”, drawings, Gallery of Cultural Center, Kragujevac

2010       “Factory”, Exhibition of airbrush drawings, Cultural Centre, Pančevo

2009       “Paradise lost”, Exhibition of paintings, Cafe Gallery, Pančevo

2009       “Cityscape paintings”, exhibition of paintings, Club Stay, New York, USA

 

 

Group exhibitions


 

2014       “45 years of the Deliblatska Pescara Art colony”, Gallery of modern arts, Pancevo

2013       “What can I not know about you”, Bauhaus Goes South – East Europe, DAAD foundation, Galery ALU, Sarajevo, Bosnia i Herzegovina

2013       “Pancevo Art Salon”, Pancevo Cultural Center, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pancevo

2013       “Days of Hungarian Painting” Grahpisoft Park, Budapest, Hungary

2013       “Prosthetic bodies”, Gallery Progress, Belgrade

2013       “Inventia inclusiva”, International Triennial of Expanded Media, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade

2013       “In the footsteps of Sava Sumanovic”, an exhibition of paintings from a Fine Arts Colony, Cultural Center, Sid

2013       “Gradac”, exhibition of paintings from a Fine Arts Colony, Raska

2013       “City Lab Mostar 2013″, environmental installations and spatial interventions, Glass Bank, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2013       “Youth 2013″, Nis Art Foundation, Nis

2013       “The exhibition of the art group C4″, City Museum, Vranje

2013       “Spring Exhibition”, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade

2013       “Teaser”, an exhibition of works of doctoral students from Fine Arts Gallery, Belgrade

2012       “FIST”, Festival of International Student Theatre, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade

2012       “Art on the raft # 1”, The Raft Play, Belgrade

2012       “Viewing angle”, SKC Gallery, Belgrade

2012       “Youth 2012”, Nis Art Foundation, Nis – Belgrade – Novi Sad

2012       “30 years of the youth center drawing school”, Youth centre, Pancevo

2012       “Students mosaics”, Fine Arts Gallery, Belgrade

2012       “Art as a bridge between the mountains and the plains”, City Gallery, Uzice

2011       “The December Salon”, Gallery ULUS, Belgrade

2011       “New Year’s Bazaar”, Pancevo City Museum, Pancevo

2011       “The finalists for the drawing award from the Vladimir Velickovic Foundation”, Chaos Gallery, Belgrade

2011       “Taking pictures of myself in the toilet for Facebook”, ARTifACT, photography exhibition, Youth Center, Pancevo

2011       “XIX Serbian art colony”, exibition, Szentendre, Hungary

2011       “Junk Story”, exhibition, Culture center, Kacarevo

2011       Exhibition of purchased artworks, City Hall, Pancevo

2011       “Pancevo art scene, then and now”, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pancevo

2011       “Youth 2011″ Nis Art Foundation, Nis – Belgrade – Novi Sad

2011       “Transform 011″, South-East European Academy of Arts Exhibition, Museum of Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

2011       Exhibition “New Members of ULUS”, Pavilion of Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade

2010       “Opening of the Youth Center Club”, Murals, Youth Center Club, Pancevo

2010       „Perspectives“, exhibition of awarded art students, Art Clinc, Novi Sad

2010       „In trash Festival“, short trash film festival, Student center, Pancevo

2010       „In trash photo“, exhibition of trash photography, gallery „Electricty“, Pancevo

2010       Exhibition of awarded students of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Gallery of Fine Arts, Belgrade

2010       Exhibition “Junk story 2″ ARTifACT, Gallery “Electricity”, Pancevo

2010       Exhibition “Junk story” ARTifACT, Yahting club, Belgrade

2010       Exhibition of students’ drawings, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade

2009       Second Biennial of Drawings in Serbia, Historical Archive of Pančevo

2009       Exhibition of awarded students of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Gallery of Fine Arts, Belgrade

2009       Exhibition of pastels, 14th Art Colony of Pastels “Deliblatski pesak”, Town Library, Pančevo

2009       “Deliblatski pesak” Art Workshop, 40th Exhibition of Paintings, Town Museum, Pančevo

2009       Painting exhibition “Art Square”, Association of Artists “The Lighthouse”, Historical Archive of Pančevo

2009        Exhibition of Drawings, Gallery Remont, Belgrade

2009        Annual exhibition of paintings, Association of Artists “The Lighthouse”, Town Library, Pančevo

2009       Exhibition, Association of Artists “The Lighthouse” Cultural Centre Foyer, Pančevo

2008       Exhibition of student drawings, Belgrade Youth Center Gallery, Belgrade

2008       The exhibition of art colonies Resavac, Svilajnac

2008       Exhibition “In the Footsteps of Sava Šumanovic”, Šid

2008       Exhibition of young painters of Pancevo, Petrochemical Company Club, Pančevo

2008       Biennial exhibition of students’ drawings, Belgrade

2007       Exhibition of art students, Sofia, Bulgaria

2007       Exhibition of drawings, Gallery of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade

2006       Exhibitions of drawings, Gallery of the Youth Center, Belgrade

2005       Exhibition of drawings “Braća Stamenković”, Belgrade

 

 

Performances, actions, manifestations


 

2013       DUPLEX auction, Gallery “UK Parobrod”, Belgrade

2013       Sales exhibition, Gallery Inex film, Belgrade

2011       „Opening of the In Trash festival”, ARTifACT, intervention in space, Gallery “Electricty” Pancevo

2011       „What’s wrong with us”, mural painting, ARTifACT and AU Zrenjanin, Culture center Zrenjanin

2011       „WC – through catharsis to art“, ARTifACT, intervention in space, Youth center, Pancevo

2011       Painting Jam Session, project „Summer packet arangement”, square outside U.K. Vuk Karadzic, Belgrade

2011       Humanitarian painting auction, City Administration, Pancevo

2011       „Aliens” ARTifACT, Performance within the manifestation „60 minutes for the planet”, Pancevo

2011       „Movement” ARTifACT, Multimedia Jam session, Student Center and Studio 21, Pancevo

2011       „Open Studio Night”, City Administration Hall, Pancevo

2010       „How to become a real artist?”, ARTifACT, Peskana, Pancevo

2010       „Underground alternative”, exhibition and live painting, 384 Grand St, New York, USA

2010       „With masks on”, ARTifACT, performance at the Belgrade marathon, Belgrade

2009       „Artists square”, Artists society „Svetionik”, art workshop and humanitarian action, Pancevo

 

 

 

Works in collections, permanent exhibitions, sold works


 

Works in collection, art colony “In the footsteps of Sava Sumanovic”, Sid, 2013

Works in the collection of the 12. International art colony “Helen of Anjou Academy”, 2013

Works in collection, Gallery “Haos”, Belgrade, 2012

Interior, Caffe „Pogon”, Pancevo, 2012

Sold artworks and collections, Pancevo Town Hall, 2011

Works in collection, Gallery Pero, 2011

Murals, Small Club of Pancevo Youth Center, Pancevo, 2010

Works in collection, Historical archive, Pancevo, 2009

Works in collection, art colony „Resavac”, Svilajnac, 2009

Sold works, JKP Zelenilo, Pancevo, 2009

Works in collection, art colony „Deliblatska pescara” 2008

Works in collection, art colony „In the footsteps of Sava Sumanovic”, Sid, 2008

Sold works, HiP Petrohemija, Pancevo, 2008

Works in collection, Children’s October Salon, Belgrade, 1998.

 

…and various other private art collections.

 

Awards and acknowledgments


 

2012       “Super ste”, Club 27, Erste Bank art award, Belgrade

2012       Top five exhibitions of 2011 chosen by critics from the editorial staff of the Novosti newspaper, Belgrade

2011       First award for drawing “Vladimir Velickovic foundation”, Gallery “Haos”, Belgrade

2011       Award nomination certificate at the International Exhibition of the South-European Academy of Arts,”Transform”, Sofia, Bulgaria

2010       Finalist for Vladimir Veličković Award for drawing, Gallery “Haos”, Belgrade

2010       Art Clinic Award, Novi Sad

2010       Award for creative innovation “Milos Bajic” by the Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade

2009       First award for Mosaic by the Faculty of Fine Arts

2009       Finalist for Vladimir Veličković Award for drawing, Gallery “Haos”, Belgrade

2009       Award of the Second Biennial of Drawings Serbia, Historical Archive of Pančevo

2005       Second place for drawing, “Braća Stamenković” University, Belgrade

1998       Second place, “34th Children’s October Salon”, Museum of applied arts, Belgrade

 

 

Scholarships


 

2010 – 2013         Scholarship of the Republic foundation for development of scientific and artistic youth

2009 – 2010         „1000 best students”, Foundation for young talents of the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of youth and sport

2006 – 2009         Scholarship of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia

 

 

Professional development


 

2013       Member of focus group, Project „Poles of Cultures – Cultural policy as a tool for felowship and regional development“, Učesnik fokus grupe, Projekat prekogranične saradnje pod nazivom „Poles of Cultures – Kulturna politika kao alatka za zajedništvo i regionalni razvoj”,Insitute for the study of cultural development and the IPA foundation, City Administration, Pancevo

2013       Workshop and mini exhibition, prof. Guillaume Paris, ENSBA, Gallery FLU, Belgrade

2013       Workshop „On cultural translation”, Bauhaus Goes South – East Europe, DAAD fondation, moderator: Boris Buden, professional associates: prof. Mrdan Bajic, prof. Mirsad Begovic, prof. Danica Dakic, prof. Amela  Hadzimejlic Keco, Anke Hannemann, Lisa Glauer, Monica Sheets

Gallery AU, Gallery Java, Gallery Roman Petrovic, Sarajevo,  Bosnia and Herzegovina

2013.      Member of jury for the exhibition „Perspectives 12”, Art Clinic, Belgrade – Novi Sad

2012       Member of jury for the exhibition „Perspectives 11”, Art Clinic, Belgrade – Novi Sad

2011       Seminar „Management in culture”, Aleksandar Brkic, Belgrade

2011.      Member of jury for the exhibition „Perspectives 10”, Art Clinic, Belgrade – Novi Sad

2010.      Intrax student exchange USA, New York, USA

2010.      Film workshop „In trash”, Ognjen Glavonjic, Studio 21, Pancevo

2009.      Intrax student excange USA, New York, USA

 

 

Art colonies and workshops


 

2013.      Bauhaus Goes South – East Europe, DAAD foundation, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2013.      „In the footsteps of Sava Sumanovic”, Sid

2013.      „Academy Helen of Anjou”, 12th  international art colony

2013.      „City Lab Mostar 2013”, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2011       “XIX Serbian art colony”, exibition, Szentendre, Hungary

2009       Art Colony “Resavac”, Svilajnac

2008       14th Art Colony Pastels ”Deiblatski pesak”

2008       40th Art Colony ”Deliblatski pesak”

2008       Art Colony “In the Footsteps of Save Šumanović”, Šid

 

 

Academic research


 

2011                       Methods of artistic research, Doctorate studies, Faculty of Fine Arts Belgrade

2011                       Book review, “Art and power” by Lidija Merenik, Doctorate studies, Faculty of Fine Arts Belgrade

2010                       “Psychodelic art”, Artistic poetry of the XX century, Faculty of Fine Arts Belgrade

2010                       “ScanMan”, airbrush drawings, Faculty of Fine Arts Belgrade

2008 – 2009         “Factory”, airbrush drawings – art for ecology, Faculty of Fine Arts Belgrade

2008 – 2009         “Visual communication”, Faculty of Fine Arts Belgrade

2005 – 2007         “Plastic anatomy of man”, Faculty of Fine Arts Belgrade

 

 

Published works


 

„Point of View”, Predrag Vujovic, Knjiga Polis, Belgrade, 2011.

„Benzin”, Alternative magazine (fanzine),Pancevo, from 2011

„Tomasevac”, Zivan Vijatov, Pancevo Historical Archive, Pancevo, 2009

 

Lectures and Workshops


 

“Airbrush”, Youth Center, Drawing school, Pancevo, 2012

„New York City”, Youth Center,  Studio 21, Pancevo, 2010

„Visual understanding”, Dental high school, Belgrade, 2009

 

 

Other activities


 

Amateur photography and film making

Graphic design, Corel Draw, Photoshop

From 1998 to 2009 member of Serbian triathlon national team, still an active sportsman and competitor

 

 

References


 

Celini, Federika,  Please don’t tell, interview,

http://www.pleasedonttell.it/vuk/, 2013.

 

Kolarski, Milan, Documentary portrait, video work

 

Jankov, Sonjja, Velickovic Foundation Drawing Award ,

www.b92.net/kultura/art, 31.12.2012.

 

Ciric, Suncica Vuk Vuckovic winner of significant award, newspaper Pancevac – December 27th, 2012

 

Nikolic, Snezana, Laureates of the drawing award of the Vladimir Velickovic Foundation [catalog],

Gallery „Haos”, Belgrade, 2011

 

B. Lijeskic, This was their year, newspaper Politika, Friday, December 30th, 2011

 

Simonovic, Mirjana, Scaning manwith a gun and airbrush, Pancevac, Thursday, December 29th, 2011

 

Sujic, B. Vasilije, Honest rebellion. Program exhibition of Vuk Vuckovic at the Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery,

Newspaper Večernje novosti,  June 3rd 2011

 

Sulović, Sonja,  Soot in the nose killed beauty. Painter of Pancevo everyday life, Newspaper Blic, March 22nd, 2010, B7.

 

Kozan, Dragana, Forbiden for persons under eighteen, Pancevac March 18th, 2011.

 

Jukic, Edvard, Factory seen through the eyes of Vuk Vuckovic or the art of the mutant generation.

Newspaper Pančevac Press, March 12th, 2010

 

Vuk Vuckovic, Exhibition of paintings and drawings. Pictograms of modern society [catalog],

Cultural center of Pancevo, Courtyard Gallery, Pancevo, 2011.

 

Vuckovic, Vuk, Vuk Vučković – umetnik / artist, http://www.vukvuckovic.com

 

Artinfo portal – fine and applied arts /artists/ vuk vuckovic

http://artinfo.rs/ceo_profil.php?korisnik_id=165#info_1

 

See Cult, http://www.seecult.org/vest/zavrsio-likovnu-akademiju-sad-moze-da-se-slika

Artberza, http://artberza.com/vuk_vuckovic-pe-1586.i

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