THE ART IS COMMUNICATION – A DISCOURSE IMPLEMENTED BY USING MY OWN BODY AND OBJECT REPRESENTING IT AS WELL AS SPACE WHERE THE BODY IS SITUATED. PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF THE BODY AND THEIR MUTUAL RELATION ARE PARADIGM OF DIFFERENT EXISTENTIAL SITUATIONS. THAT RELATION IN A RANGE FROM INERTIA TO TENSION OR TO TOTAL DESTRUCTION, BESIDES, THE VISUAL CONNOTATIONS REFERS TO SYMBOLIC AND IMPLICIT LAYER OF MY OWN BEING.
Dragan Vojvodić was born in Kula. He graduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in 1995. In his artistic practice, he uses various media – performance, installation, in situ, video, photography, sculpture, painting. His exhibiting activity began at the Academy, and in 2005 he started using extended media. A significant part of his work is realized in Scandinavia, where he has had a number of solo exhibitions: Bent Paintings, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway (2015); The Diary of Nonexistence, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden (2014); Stone Sculpture Competition, USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway (2012); Inside- Outside, Titanic Gallery, Turku, Finland (2008); Let Me Show You My Teeth, SIM House, Reykjavik, Iceland (2006).
Solo exhibitions in Serbia (selection): Neoplanking, Culture Centre of Belgrade, Velgrade (2017), Reformation, Goethe Institute, Belgrade (2017); Soundless, Grafički kolektiv, Belgrade (2015); Tattooed Room, Ozon Gallery, Belgrade (2010); Organism, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad (2007), etc.
A selection from group exhibitions: The Unbearable Lightness of Transition, Gallery of the Serbian Cultural Centre, Paris (2017); Internal Migrations, Duplex 100m2, Sarajevo (2016); Demolition of the Wall, Performance Festival, Varaždin and Museum of Contemporary Art, Pula (2015); Premonition, Blood, Hope, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna (2014), Mikser Festival, Belgrade (2010). Grants and residencies: USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway (2016, 2012); Erró Nelimarkka Museum, Alajärvi, Finland (2016, 2008); Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway (2015); Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden (2014); Cite des Arts, Paris, France (2004, 2011); Titanic Gallery, Turku, Finland (2008); SIM House, Reykjavik, Iceland (2010); University Illinois, Chicago, USA (1996).
His works are part of the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Erró Nelimarkka Museum in Finland; 700 IS Video Art Festival in Iceland; Terra, Kikinda etc.
He is a member of SULUV (League of Associations of Fine Artists of Vojvodina) and ULUS (Association of Fine Artists of Serbia).