"Connecting the natural with the artistic process." Born in Osecina (Serbia) on March 29, 1974. Professor at Academy of Contemprary Art in Belgrade. Founder and Art Director of the Nature & Art project. Writes reviews and essays in the theory of art. Education: 2011-2017 Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Visual Arts in Belgrade 1999-2003 Master’s studies at the Faculty of Visual Arts in Belgrade 1994-1999 Visual arts studies at the Faculty of Visual Arts in Belgrade Solo Exhibitions: 2020 “Orchard”, Heritage House Gallery, Belgrade 2019 “Orchard”, Gallery Bel Art, Novi Sad “The Floor”, Gallery Ozon, Belgrade “New Paintings”, Gallery Štab, Belgrade 2018 “Voyage”, Gallery of Serbian Culture Center, Beijing “Rhythm of Nature”, Contemporary Art Center of Montenegro, Podgorica “The Lines”, Gallery Drina, Belgrade 2017 “Darkness Light Darkness”, Gallery Drina, Belgrade 2016 “Fantastic Landscape”, Gallery Chaos, Belgrade “Between Nature and Art”, Gallery Media Nox, Maribor “Fantastic Landscapes”, Gallery Drina, Belgrade 2015 “Les Apparences”, Gallery Abstract Project, Paris “Les Dialogues”, Gallery Grace Teshima, Paris “Light Collectors”, Gallery FLU, Belgrade “Shapes of the Earth”, Gallery of Cultural Center, Novi Sad “Organic Sculptures”, Science Center Petnica, Valjevo 2014 “La Réflexion”, Centre culturel de Serbie, Paris “Egronomics of The Earth”, Gallery ULUS, Belgrade “Open Studio”, La Cité internationale des Arts, Paris “Objects”, Gallery of Cultural Centеr, Kraljevo 2013 “Germination”, Gallery Belgrade, Belgrade “To Paint like Nature”, Contemporary Art Center of Montenegro, Podgorica “Podgorina”, Gallery Osecina, Osecina “Procreation”, Gallery Silos, Valjevo 2012 “Growing”, Gallery Nova, Belgrade “The Power of the Earth”, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Smederevo “Ergonomics of the Earth”, Gallery of Cultural Centеr, Pancevo “Painting of the Earth”, Gallery SULUV, Novi Sad 2011 “Poetic of the Earth”, Gallery of National Museum, Valjevo 2009 “Inscription”, Gallery Magacin, Belgrade “Pulsating Reality”, Gallery Art Center UBSM, Belgrade 2008 “Presence”, Gallery of National Museum, Valjevo “Earth”, Gallery SKC, Belgrade 2003 “Rain”, Gallery FLU, Belgrade 2002 “Letter”, Gallery of the Military Academy, Belgrade 2001 “Fragments”, Gallery Media Center, Belgrade 2000 “Spreading”, Gallery Dom Omladine, Belgrade 1999 “Ladder”, Gallery FLU, Belgrade Group Exhibitions: 2019 Beijing Biennial of Visual Arts, Beijing International Triennials of New Media, Gallery Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade “Exhibition of Serbian Painters”, Gallery Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade “Reconnection”, exhibition of new media, The City Museum, Vršac Exhibition of FSU students and professors, Gallery X Vitamin, Belgrade 2018 “Color Lucida”, exhibition of Serbian contemporary art, Centre culturel de Serbie, Paris “New Opportunities”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Romsdal, Norway “Aspects of Balkan Artists’ Books”, International Art Fair, Thessaloniki “The Review of the Serbian contemporary Art Scene”, the residence of the Norwegian Embassy, Belgrade “Nature and Art as a Possibility of Radical Artistic Practice”, gallery Transformart, Belgrade 6th International Biennial of Visual Arts, Čačak Exhibition of the International Symposium “Art and Paper”, Gallery of the Cultural Center, Čačak “Nature & Art Collection”, Nature & Art Center, Osečina 2017 “The Wood”, exhibition of sculptures, Museum Zepter, Belgrade “The Open Book of the Balkans”, Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo “Equilibrium”, an exhibition of selected artists from the Serbian art scene, The Port of Belgrade, Belgrade Exhibition of the International Symposium “Art and Paper”, Gallery of the Cultural Center, Čačak Exhibition of Artists of Serbia, gallery of NLB Bank, Skopje “The Choice”, exhibition of selected artists of the Association of Fine Arts, gallery ULUS, Belgrade “Spring Salon”, Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade Exhibition of Artists of Serbia, gallery Serbia, Nis “(R)Evolution”, gallery Drina, Belgrade 2016 International Festival of Contemporary Sculptures, “Nature like materials for Sculpture”, Gallery SULUJ, Belgrade 5th International Biennial of Visual Arts, Cacak “Nature & Art Collection”, Gallery of Culture Center, Cacak International simposium “Art and Paper”, Cacak 2015 “Nord Art”, International exhibition, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Hamburg “Imago Mundi”, Luciano Benetton Art Collection, Venice “New Acquisitions”, Museum Zepter, Belgrade “The Collection”, Gallery Funnel, Bucharest “Exhibition of Serbian Artists”, Zagreb, Pančevo, Kruševac, Prokuplje, Svilajnac, Gračanica, Kosovska Mitrovica, Štrpce “Spring Salon”, Gallery Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade “Nature & Art”, Scandinavian Pavilion, Belgrade “Ekokult”, Gallery Progres, Belgrade “Nine Festival”, Ciglana, Belgrade “Belgrade Triennial of drawings and small plastics”, Gallery Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade “Nature & Art Collection”, Gallery Osecina, Osecina Exhibition of professors Academy of Art and Conservation in Belgrade, Gallery of the Army, Belgrade “New Year Exhibition”, Gallery Belgrade, Belgrade 2014 “New Works”, Gallery Funnel, Bucharest “Works on paper and objects VI”, Gallery Belgrade, Belgrade “Collection”, Gallery Galateca, Bucharest “Exhibition of Serbian Artists”, National Museum, Rovinj “Parallels”, Gallery of Cultural Centеr, Valjevo “Spring Salon”, Gallery Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade “Ekokult”, Gallery Progres, Belgrade 2013 International Triennial of New Media, Gallery Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade 4th International Biennial of Visual Arts, Cacak “Nature & Art Project”, Mikser Festival, Belgrade 2012 “Grounding” (site specific project), “Nature & Art Project”, Mikser Festival, Belgrade “Ars Kozara” (land art project), National Park Mrakovica, BiH “Exhibition of drawings and small sculptures”, Gallery Silos, Valjevo Exhibition “Nature & Art Project” Colony, Gallery Osecina, Osecina 2011 “Nature & Art Project”, Son:Da Foundation, Maribor, Slovenia “Nature & Art Project”, Mikser Festival, Belgrade “Nature & Art Project”, Green Screen Festival, Belgrade Exhibition Jalovik Colony, Gallery Art Center UBSM, Belgrade Exhibition Jalovik Colony, Cultural Center Gallery, Sopot 2010 “Nature & Art Project, Legacy House, Belgrade “Nature & Art Project”, Gallery of National Museum, Valjevo PM Art Foundation, Gallery of Matica Serbian, Novi Sad PM Art Foundation, Philip Morris Gallery, Belgrade PM Art Foundation, Philip Morris Gallery, Nis Exhibition Jalovik Colony, Cultural Center Gallery, Jalovik 2009 Festival of Youth Arts “Intersection”, Valjevo “Proposition-Reflection”, Gallery Art Center UBSM, Belgrade 2001 New members of ULUS, Gallery Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade “7 Serbian Artists”, Gallery HIPP, Pfaffenhofen, Germany 2000 Library miracles’’, Gallery FLU, Belgrade IV Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists, Gallery Concordia, Vrsac International exhibition of young artists Break 21, Ljubljana, Slovenia World Festival of Art on Paper, Kranj, Slovenia 1999 Exhibition of “Prosopon”, Gallery Stara Kapetanija, Zemun 1998 Exhibition of “Prosopon”, Gallery of National Museum, Valjevo Awards: 2019 Acquisition of National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing 2018 Acquisition of Collection Wiener Stedise 2014 Acquisition of Museum Zepter 2007 The award for best visual identity of Serbia 2000 Award at the Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists Address: Bora Markovic, 25/29, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia Phone: +381 64 190 10 60 E-mail: djordje.stanojevicgmail.com Links: www.djordjestanojevic.com www.nature-and-art.rs djordjestanojevic.blogspot.com http://www.facebook.com/djordje.stanojevic
TO PAINT AS NATURE. The earth in its natural form is the key element in nearly all of my works. It is real and cannot be copied, simulated, or created. Precisely therein lies its power. The idea of being born from it and the existential struggle of the born is the main motif of this methodology of artistic exploration. It personifies the human existential restlessness that I try to weave into the material. The earth as a medium holds great power. It carries within it the history, psychology, and existentiality of a certain area. I paint the area in which I live in its totality. I paint it with its own means. That is why I use muck, mud, chaff, wood, iodine… All the materials that carry the vitality of the space. We are all made from the earth on which we were born and we bear all its characteristics.