SINISA ILIC BIOGRAPHY

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SInisa Ilic
Siniša Ilić (b.1977 Belgrade), is a visual artist working also in the field of performance art. His work includes drawing, painting, installation, video аnd artist books. Ilić’s practice addresses social phenomena and mechanisms, exploring forms of labour, tension, social violence and states of uncertainty. Ilić collaborates with Bojan Djordjev on long term artistic research Desert of Picture project, and with other artists and authors, on a range of collaborative projects.
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Siniša Ilić is a co-founder and member of TkH (Walking Theory) art and theory platform which was founded by a group for theoretican and artists at the end of 2000 in Belgrade. TkH main objective is to reinforce the critical and experimental practices/discourses in contemporary arts in the local context, as well as to affirm them in a wider, regional and international context. TkH is run by the editorial collective whose members are theorists and artists coming from performance theory and practice, theatre, cinema, and visual arts (Ana Vujanović, Bojan Djordjev, Bojana Cvejić, Katarina Popović, Marta Popivoda, Siniša Ilić and producers Dragana Jovović and Jelena Knežević). TkH publishes TkH Journal for Performing Arts Theory.
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He showed his works at: Tate Modern, galleries Calvert 22 and Forham London; Residency Unlimited, New York; Lofoten International art festival, Norway; Metelkova Museum of Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana; Open Space, Vienna; Belgrade Cultural Centre Art Gallery, Salon and Museum of Contemporary Arts, Belgrade; Gallery Nova Zagreb; The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Prague; DEPO, Istanbul; Mestni Muzej, Ljubljana, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok… In 2010, Ilić and Tina Gverović, who collaborated on several art projects since 2006, recieved 25. I am what I am Nadežda Petrović Memorial Award for their collaborative work Uncomparbles. Forming a Suspicious State. Ilić recieved Dimitrije Bašićević Mangelos Award (2006) and has undertaken residencies at Tate Modern, London; Kamov, Rijeka; ITD, Zagreb; KulturKontakt, Vienna; ISCP – International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, and Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. He holds a BA and MA from the Faculty of Fine art, Belgrade.
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