2017/2018 COOPERATION EXTENDED
DANIJEL BABIĆ / SRB
(Očauš, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1967) He attended the Secondary School for Graphic Design “Bogdan Šuput” in Novi Sad and graduated from the College of Applied and Fine Arts in Belgrade before finishing painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad (1995). He has participated in many various collective exhibitions in Sebia and abroad, received a special prize for artistic painting at the 6th International Biennial Exhibition of Miniature Arts in Gornji Milanovac in 2000. Acknowledgement of internet magazine for contemporary art www.artmagazin.info for efficient presentation in the year 2003. So far made 68 solo exhibitions. www.danijelbabic.com
DANICA BIĆANIĆ / SRB
(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 had seven solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions, as well as several performances in Serbia and abroad (Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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. http://danicabicanic.blogspot.com/
GORAN DESPOTOVSKI / SRB
(Vršac, 1972) In 2018, he received the D.F.A Degree at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. Graduated and earned his master’s degree in painting at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He has exhibited at fifty-three 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. http://gorandespotovski.com
JELENA ĐURIĆ / SRB
(Niš, 1978) She obtained a master’s degree in painting at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in 2005 in the class of professor Milan Blanuša. After the completion of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad he creates cycles of paintings through which she deals with figurative painting, and upon the completion of the magisterium, her research in the field of abstract art begins. Since 2001, she has become active on the art scene and has been exhibiting at numerous solo exhibitions in galleries. She participates in a large number of collective exhibitions. As a selected participant in an international artist meeting, she was in Spain (Patones). He is the winner of the second prize “NAF” Filip Moris and “Youth Pallets”. Her vocation is painting and drawing. Lives and works in Novi Sad. http://jelenadjuric.com/
MAJA ERDELJANIN / SRB
(Novi Sad, 1971) Lives and works in Novi Sad. BA and MA at the Department of Painting at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. Since 1992, she had 50 solo exhibitions, participated in over 200 group exhibitions and in the work of over 60 symposiums all over Europe. She is a member of professional unions of Serbia and Vojvodina rewarded with several awards in the field of painting and curatorial work (Gallery “DA” of Student Cultural Center, Gallery “Podrum” and visual art program of the Cultural Center of Novi Sad). She has published three books of prose and artistic monograph of Novi Sad. In visual arts, mostly paints on canvas and paper, combines techniques, using collage as the starting point. Her focus is on color as material, as therapy mean, and as form of communication. majaerdeljanin.com
GORAN JUREŠA / SRB
(Belgrad, 1973) He got his master’s degree at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia (2002). Since 1996, he has participated in solo and group exhibitions internationally. He enjoyed a residential stay at the CEAAC – Centre Europeen d Actions Artistiques Contemporaines in Strasbourg (2003), and in Cite des Arts in Paris (2004, 2005). Goran Juresa is the winner of WUS Austria Grant and several awards. He teaches at the Faculty of Tehnical Sciences at the University of Novi Sad and is a PHD candidate with the interest in avant-garde movements of the twentieth century, and their influence on contemporary graphic design. The previous solid structure of his works moves to the realm of the simplest creation of the artistic state by means of the colour stain, the line, the text message. The new works are concerned less and less with the question of how to begin. Movement within the system of scribbles and intentional randomness – from the childlike drawing to Cy Twombly – has created and artistic language which is strictly, almost maniacally pure. Everything is allowed. The very process of creation has become more important than the painting, or a drawing. http://www.goranjuresa.com
(Novi Sad, 1965) He has graduated (1992), received a master’s degree (1996) and a doctorate (2015) at the Graphic Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. He spent two years of specialist studies at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography in New Mexico, USA. He has received several awards and recognitions in the country and abroad. He has been a member of the Association of Fine Artists of Serbia since 1993. During the decade of his stay in New York (1995-2006), Lazić founded a professional lithography studio where he collaborated with Rutgers University in New Jersey, art studies of Donald Bechler, Stefan Dean, Ana De la Porte, Ray Smith, Senkler Semin. In his professional graphic studio, Lower East Side demonstrated lithographic techniques. From 2007-2014 he worked as an artistic associate at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. Since 2014 he has been working at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad as an associate in the drawing course. Nebojša Lazić founded the Graphics Center in Novi Sad in 2008, where he organized workshops in Novi Sad, Rome, New York and Munich through a series of projects in cooperation with local and foreign artists. He is a participant of numerous professional symposia in the country and abroad.
LAZAR MARKOVIĆ / SRB
(Novi Sad, Serbia, 1960). Graduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. Completed Master‘s degree program at the Protestant Theological Faculty in Novi Sad. Completed Master‘s degree program at the Faculty of Management, Union University in Belgrade. Completed Master‘s degree program in painting at the Academy of Performing and Applied Arts in Belgrade. Currently studying for a Master‘s degree in sculpture at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. Exhibited paintings and prints at 57 solo shows (Novi Sad, Belgrade, Budapest, La Paz…) and took part in 300 group exhibitions (Rome, Tokyo, New York, Miami, Skopje, Budapest, Belgrade, Novi Sad). He had 4 solo photography shows. https://lazarmarkovicsite.wordpress.com/
MILETA POŠTIĆ / SRB
(Novi Sad, Serbia, 1970) He got his BFA degree in drawing in South Carolina, USA and his MA in Portsmouth, UK. He has had many solo exhibitions like in Berlin 2007, Seoul 2009 and Johannesburg 2010 and featured in many art publications. He pursues drawing, painting and animation. He has been teaching at Universities in 6 different countries on 4 continents and conducted workshops in another 4 countries. In 2017 he published a book of his drawings in Serbia and in 2018 in UK called “Mileta’s 111 Recipes for Extremely Happy Life”. Currently he is a director of a small museum in Novi Sad, Serbia. www.miletapostic.blogspot.com
MONIKA SIGETI / SRB
(Novi Sad, 1979) Work as an independent artist in the field of collage, drawing, painting, installation, photography, digital arts, video and ceramics. She studied Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and has BA degree – painting (2003) and MA degree – new media art and inter-media research (2011). Monika’s art practice includes visual arts & new media, topics like: personal dilemmas, issue of identity, gender, women and intimate spaces versus open urban. She is a member of SULUV, Association of Artist of fine art of Vojvodina. Since 1997, she exhibited in several group and self-exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has participated in multiple collaborative art projects in her country and abroad, in Japan, France, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, etc. Has been featured in numerous art publications. www.monikasigeti.com
JELENA SREDANOVIĆ / SRB
(Novi Sad, Serbia, 1982) She graduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in the class of prof. Zoran Todović in 2005 and obtained Magister degree in 2009. She earned Doctor of Arts (D.A.) degree at the University of Arts in Belgrade in 2016, her mentor was prod. Biljana Vuković. Jelena is an Assistant Professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. She won several prizes for her work amongst which is one of the most important the Walter Koschatsky Art Award in 2009, First Award at the Third International Printmaking Triennial Belgrade (2017) and Honory Mention Diploma at the First International Print Biennial in Yerevan Armenia (2017). She is a member of the Association of Artists of Vojvodina and the Grafički kolektiv. http://jelenasredanovic.com/
GEORG VINOKIC / A / SRB
(Novi Sad, 1965) He lives and works as a freelance artist in South Burgenland, Austria, and since 2017 in Novi Sad, as well. His works are owned by private and public collections, among others in the Liaunig Museum, the Flener collection, the RAG collection, Land Burgenland, the collection Dr. David… http://georg.vinokic.net/
SONIA GANSTERER / A
Born in 1968 and grew up in Kirchberg am Wechsel, a town in Lower Austria. Studied at the University of Applied Arts and the University of Vienna. Various exhibitions since 2007. Lives and works in Wegscheid am Kamp, Lower Austria. „Intimate myths“ is the theme of the works, in which the artist combines the need for archaic sensuality with psychological isolation. Her paintings and installations discuss the fragility of human existence. Inbetween surreal figuration and reduced abstraction, the compositional element is nature with its rhythms of growth and decay. On the rough canvas nature becomes a metaphor for the ambivalent character of being. The frequent usage of text offers ways, but not solutions. For her, the visual expression is „thinking life.“ Tender, melancholic, wild.
ROBERT PETSCHINKA / A
Born in Grossmugl, Austria. Lives and works as a drawer in the Weinviertel region. His grand oeuvre – new drawings are created everyday – is spontaneous, immediate and direct. In his artistic creation he tells stories of his observations, his feelings, his thoughts. The core of his art is the human – his daily life, his sensitivities and his relationships. In his work as a drawing-based painter, he needs and seeks the power of black and white. A drawing – the most authentic artistic expression – straight from the soul, from a feeling through the hand onto the paper. Nonverbal communication, captured for times to come. Using this most basic but also most cultivated of all artistic forms of dialogue, this notable and well-known artist spreads sparks of inspiration beyond the borders of Lower Austria.
JADRANKA PROTIĆ / A
Born 1948 in Pula (Istria, Croatia). Gradusted at Adult education center for arts KVHS, Lazarettgasse, 1986 in Vienna with mag. Irmgard Pavlas. Since 1989 studied at Academy for applied arts with prof. Oswald Oberhuber. Function as artist for visual arts, watercolour technique at Art-club, Greece in 1997 and in period 1998-2002 function as artist for visual arts at Stift geras. Continued education in graphic techniques since 1999 with Mag. Reinhold Eggert, Mag. Gerorg Lebzelter and Mag. Doc. Wojciech Krzywoblocki. Since 2005 she is a member of the group IntAct. Lives und works in Vienna and Belgrade.
ILSE SANDMAIR / A
Her paintings come from impressions that are influenced by nature and are expressions of her feelings and thoughts which take shape in art. Her deep connection to nature, as well as to the female power, find more and more recognition in my work. Also, the knowledge that everything is connected and that everything has a wholeness in the great picture. There is no detachment. Many phantasy animals and beings can be found. On the journey of searching for the genesis and always connected together in oneness. Which form is reality? Universal, world-embracing, engrained, sprouting, connected. A memory of the source of creation.
GUDRUN SEITL / A
Studied Biology in Vienna, works as an IT-specialist. Despite of (or maybe because of) working in front of a computer all day, at night organic-looking, usually quite big, ceramic deepsea-creatures leave her studio after slowly and comfortably emerging beneath her hands. When time is in short supply, tiny lines, dots and colourblends are created with polymer clay and formed into unusual objects or jewellery, quirky little treasures as a counterpoint to the massive sea-creatures already lurking in every corner.
“Thick-skinned”: It is reminiscent of the way people deal with everyday irritations, large and small. Sometimes they are like blades on your skin, you have to put another layer over it to cover the tear. In the end you have a multilayered armour that protects but also isolates from the environment you live in.
FRANZ SEITL / A
Born in 1963, lives and works in Lower Austria as a graphic designer, illustrator and artist. After 20 years of working mainly in printmaking and painting his current fascination goes towards three-dimensional work. “Mixed Media” is what he calls the variety of construction, adhesive and structural materials from which his seemingly fragile sculptures – chaos creatures, guardian heads, amorphous structures – are made. Ranging from elegant, reduced forms to three-dimensional caricatures whose wit is often only revealed at a second glance. The surfaces of the objects present themselves as rough, jagged and rusty. Symposiums and work trips to Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary. Conducts art classes, workshops and exhibitions.
MARIE ANNA STRESSLER / A
Born in 1952 in Hollabrunn. Since 1984 he shares a ceramic studio with Rudolf Stressler. Experiencing life with all her senses and expressing thoughts without a single word but through combination of different materials and techniques is her vision. Her main focus is on clay, porcelain, scrap metal, glass and colours. She also creates objects in coproduction with her husband Rudolf.
RUDOLF STRESSLER / A
Born in 1944 in Karlstein/Thaya, Rudolf Stressler settled down in Hollabrunn in 1966. Since 1984 close collaboration with Marie Anna Stressler. After his first attempts on the potter´s wheel in the 1970s he never stopped experimenting with selected clay masses and also built various kinds of ovens to see the impact on the glazing. Plain shapes, special glaze techniques in combination with bamboo or metal rods make his exhibits esthetical objects. He also likes to capture people and nature with his camera.
CHRISTINE MARINGER / A
Born 1951 in Vienna. Studied Conservation and Technology (1973-1978) at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Worked as Paper Conservator at the Wien Museum (1974-2011). Since 2011 she is a freelance artist. Field of artistic work is image, object and installation. The fascination of paper – so fragile and yet it can last for centuries. It can be torn, folded, painted, written on and glued together. Christine Maringer creates images and objects made of paper. She is particularly interested in structure, rhythm, space and alienation. She developes delicate images by folding Japanese paper – sometimes with a hint of colour. Natural materials and recycled waste items, found objects – in combination with paper – are given new shapes and contexts, thus stimulating a new view and perspective on familiar items. The written images and objects evoke literary associations, that have been processed and concentrated.
NORBERT MARINGER / A
Born 1948 in Vienna. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (1970-1976). He is freelance artist and field of his artistic interest is very wide: painting, drawing, sculpture, object, installation, land art and public art. His art has its origin in painting and sculpture, with a strong tendency to projects with and within space. Through sculpture in wood and stone he moves on to land art and the construction of three dimensional rooms. Both at the artist’s workshop and during symposia spontaneously painted series are realized.
NORBERT MAYERHOFER / A
Born in 1952, lives in Lower Austria. Took private studies with Prof. Adolf Frohner (1968-69). Promoted by the sculptor Prof. Heribert Rath. Studied at Vienna Academy of Fine Arts since 1970. Studied at Famous Artists School (1972-74) and at the Gamsburg Academy with Prof. Sepp Gamsjäger in 1973. Won the First prize of The Cultural Board of the City of Vienna. Various art journeys. Since 2005 works on graphic art-design with a main interest on acrylic paintings and since 2008 he has re-awakened interests in etching and traditional relief-printing techniques. He has had more than 150 Solo- and Group-Exhibitions across Europe and US. His artistic works are in property of private and public art collections and museums. Member of the art-clubs grenz/ART, kunstraumarcade und KNH.
STEFANIA ZORZI / A
Born 1985 in Gavardo (Italy), lives and works in Italy and Lower Austria. Gratuated at the LABA Academy of Brescia in Visual Arts in 2010. Between 2008 and 2009 she attended the Facultad de Bellas Artes of Cuenca (Spain). First solo exhibition 2012 at the MIMESIS gallery, followed by many others such as “Fragile”, InStudio, Brescia (2015), and “Hyle” at the Mouv ‘Space in Turin (2016), or “Legami” in Brescia and Vienna (2017). In addition to a large number of group exhibitions in Italy, her work was also shown in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Spain. Today, museums are buying and collecting her works as the COLLEZIONE ARTE CONTEMPORANEA in Palazzo Bertazzoli, Bagnolo Mella, Brescia, followed by the MUSEO RONCO di Gussago in 2016, and the ARCHIVIO NAZIONALE DELL’AUTORITRATTO, MUSNIF, Senigallia (Italy).
L’artista del mese – Fotografia & more – Stefania Zorzi