Vojislav Radovanovic portrait

       Vojislav Radovanović (1982. Valjevo, RS, former Yugoslavia) is a Serbian visual artist, art director, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. Witness in his youth turbulent political unrest and war in the Balkan region, his work advocates for beauty, environmentalism, mental health, and societal transmutation.   

      His work often utilizes a conceptual concentration on wild plants, specifically weeds. The resilient, boundary-defying plants become a metaphor for nature’s powerful ingenuity. Weeds' conceptualization also applies to humanity's multiple aspects: its endurance, queer identity, the immigrant experience, and colonization. 

         Since his first solo exhibition in the National Museum of Valjevo at age fifteen, he has participated in over 200 group exhibitions. Important cultural institutions where he presented his works are Museum of Art and History in Lancaster and Brea Art Gallery (California, USA); Mall Galleries in London (Great Britain); UNESCO Headquarters and The Institut Suédois in Paris (France); Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, (Poland); The Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid (CBA), Madrid, (Spain);  Belgrade City Museum, Museum of Yugoslavia, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić and The White Palace in Belgrade, (Serbia).

         His television career as a director and journalist for Serbian and European TV stations led him to found the media company Art Documents to preserve, promote, and curate the contemporary art scene, primarily working in Los Angeles.

         EDUCATION 

-The University of Belgrade, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia (2000-2005)

-Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria (2004)

         SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

         2020

TABLEAUX VIVANTS, Cultural center of Novi Sad, Mali Likovni Salon, Novi Sad, Serbia

         2019

PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS, Artistic Soirées, Los Angeles, California, USA

         2018

PRAYER FOR TRAVELERS: Diary of an Immigrant, MuzeuMM, Los Angeles, California, USA

         2016

AGE OF FERTILITY, curated by Mateusz Kozieradzki, CoCA, Centre of Contemporary Art / CSW Torun, Poland

DRAWING AS EVENT, Gallery ULUS, Belgrade, Serbia

SELECTION of VIDEO-WORKS Vojislav Radovanović, curated by Mateusz Kozieradzki, Galeria Nad Wisla, Torun, Poland

         2015

THEORY OF UNITY, Gallery of Contemporary Fine Arts, Niš, Serbia

         2013

PROJECT: GARDEN OF EDEN, Cultural center of Novi Sad, Serbia

WEED FLOURISH ALWAYS, Gallery SULUJ, Belgrade, Serbia

         2007

DIE NEUE GALERIE, VIP Art gallery, Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia

         2002

BATHCULTURE, Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia

         1997

PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS, National Museum, Valjevo, Serbia

 

         SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / FESTIVALS 

         2021

LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION'S 2021 OPEN SHOW, Juried by Peter Frank, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California, USA

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PARLOUR GAMES & MAGIC, curated by Jason Jenn and Vojislav Radovanović, Loft at Liz's, Los Angeles, California, USA

DRAWN TO PAPER: Fresh Perspectives in Mixed Media, Curated by Heather Bowling, Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California, USA

COUNT DOWN, curated by Susanna Meiers, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, California, USA

NOMAD, Torrance Art Museum Pop Up exhibition, Torrance, California, USA

FACTORY FILM FEST, curated by Shazia "ZsaZsa" K, Galeria Vida, Los Angeles, California, USA

FIRE/FEUER, curated by Connie Kurtew and Eugene Huffman, Kunsthaus RoZig, online

THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL VIDEO POETRY FESTIVAL, Athens, Greece

THE LOS ANGELES OPEN 2021, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA

SANCTUARY OF THE AFTERMATH, curated by Jason Jenn and Vojislav Radovanović, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California, USA

INTERGALACTIC, ShockBoxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, California, USA

DREAM, curated by Connie Kurtew and Eugene Huffman, Kunsthaus RoZig, online

VIDEO ART MIDEN, curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, The New Museum of Networked Art & Video Art Miden Kalamata, online

         2020

ENTANGLED - UPLETENI, curator Maja Ćirić, assistant curator Lav Mrenović, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade, Serbia

SUBORDINATED REALITY, curated by Martin Calvino, UG-Fest, Contemporary Art Centre Pispala, Tampere, Finland

SUBORDINATED REALITY, curated by Martin Calvino, VBKÖ (The Austrian Association of Women Artists), Vienna, Austria

KALAKARI International Film Festival, Official selection, Dewas, India

35TH ANNUAL MADE IN CALIFORNIA - MICA 2020, Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California, USA

EXISTIMOS (We Exist)", curated by Micheal Swank, Proyecto Galería, Mexico City, Mexico

LOVE FOR THE HOMELAND, curated by Katarina Stanković Bjegović, PAROBROD, Belgrade, Serbia 

#COUNTMEIN 2020 CENSUS PROJECT, curated by Andi Camognone, MOAH Lancaster, California, USA

HOBSON’S CHOICE, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

WHAT IS IT ABOUT TREES?, curated by Susanna Meiers, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, California, USA 

COLLABORATE AND CREATE, curated by Andi Camognone, The Loft at Liz's, Los Angeles, California, USA

DIGITAL PERSPECTIVES, Portland State University, Gallery MK, Portland, Oregon, USA

         2019

MY YOUTH, curated by K Ryan Henisey, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

CA 101, Friends of Redondo Beach Arts, Redondo Beach, California, USA

SELECTION ART SHOW 2019, Touchon&Co Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA

WE CHOOSE ART, curated by Baha H. Danesh, The Montalban, Los Angeles, California, USA

OUT LOUD: A CULTURAL EVOLUTION, Hangout, Long Beach, California, USA

WOVEN STORIES, curated by Andi Campognone and Robert Benítez, Lancaster Museum of Art and History - MOAH, Lancaster, California, USA

34TH ANNUAL MADE IN CALIFORNIA - MICA 2019, Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California, USA

PRIED, curated by Izzy Berdan and Dave J. Bermingham, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

BORDERS: REPRESENTATION AND REALITY, Portland State University, Gallery MK, Portland, Oregon, USA

         2018

LABYRINTH, curated by Krzysztof Białowicz, Bravo Gallery / Kulturpark Kosice, Slovakia

IN THE BEGINNING, curated by Susanna Meiers, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, California, USA 

MIGRATIONS / MIGRACJE, curated by Rafał Boetner-Łubowski, Artus Court Cultural Center (Centrum Kultury Dwór Artusa), Torun, Poland

NUDE ART LA, Art Share LA, Los Angeles, CA

3x3, Virtularium gallery, El Segundo art Walk, El Segundo, California, USA

42ND FINE ART COLONY / SOPOCANI VIEW, Gallery "Stara Kapetanija", Zemun, Serbia

QUEER, ACE/121 Gallery, Glendale, California, USA

CA 101, Friends of Redondo Beach Arts, Redondo Beach, California, USA

FACE TO FACE WITH A WINNER, curator: Katarina Stanković Bjegović, ULUS Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia 

33RD ALL-MEDIA JURIED ARTS EXHIBITION, The Lancaster Museum of Art & History / MOAH: CEDAR, Lancaster, California, USA

33RD MICA - MADE IN CALIFORNIA, Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California, USA

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VIDEO ART, LACDA Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, California, USA

IMMIGRATION 101 / ARTISTS SPEAK OUT, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA

NAKED AS A DAISY, ShockBoxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, California, USA

SMALL WORKS, The Vast Lab, Los Angeles, California, USA

         2017

8X8 SILENT ART AUCTION, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA

SEISMIC SHIFT - CONFRONTING CATASTROPHE, curated by MacKenzie Stevens, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS, PNCA Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OREGON

ADDICTION, ShockBoxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, California, USA

MEDIALA: THEN AND NOW, curated by Biljana Jotić and Maja Živanović, Gallery of Radio Television of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia

ART ON PAPER, curated by Biljana Jotić, Gallery of the National Library of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia

         2016

TREASURES FOR THE FUTURE, UNESCO, Headquarters, Paris, France

         2015

WILDLIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR, Mall Galleries, London, Great Britain

THE OTHER "I" IN ART, (Av)+(Ga), Portland, OR

NOA - NOVI SAD OPEN ART, Cultural center of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

AUTUMN SALON, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade, Serbia

         2014

BOA - BELGRADE OPEN ART, Cultural center Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

VIEWS, Gallery "73", Belgrade, Serbia

EASTER APRIL IN BELGRADE, The White Palace, Belgrade, Serbia

         2013

FOURTH BIENNALE OF DRAWING IN SERBIA, Gallery of the Historical Archive of Pančevo, Serbia

NEW ARTSPACE, Reading Room Gallery, London, Great Britain 

         2012

ZEMUN SALON, Gallery Stara Kapetanija, Zemun, Belgrade, Serbia

AUTUMN SALON, Art pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade, Serbia

         2011

VIDEO ART SCREENINGS, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

         2010

NATURE & ART, Heritage House, Belgrade, Serbia

         2009

IN-DIFFERENCE IV - STATIC MOVEMENT, Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia

HONEY AND BLOOD, Booze Cooperativa Gallery, Athens, Greece

         2008

40 YEARS OF SKC, Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia

VIDEOPHILE, video festival, Skopje, North Macedonia

         2007

ANOTHER ROADSIDE ATTRACTION, Video Festival, London, Great Britain 

WE’RE#1, The Smoke Gallery, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

INTERMEDIA IV, VIP Art Gallery, Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia

         2006

SKC to MKC, Youth Cultural Center, Skopje, North Macedonia

IN-DIFFERENCE III, VIP Art Gallery, Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia

         2005

RECONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/BERLIN, Institut Suédois, Paris, France

TERMINAL00, Multimedia festival, Metropol, Ljubljana, Slovenia

UNCLAIMED LUGGAGE, The Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid (CBA), Madrid, Spain

         2004

IV ART BIENNIAL, Cultural Center of Smederevo, Serbia

LIFE IN COLOR, Gallery Artget, Belgrade Cultural Centre, Serbia

         2002

FINE ART EXHIBITION, The Residence of Princess Ljubica, Belgrade City Museum, Serbia

         2001

REAL PRESENCE, Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade, Serbia

         CURATING 

         2021

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PARLOUR GAMES & MAGIC, curated by Jason Jenn and Vojislav Radovanović, Loft at Liz's, Los Angeles, CA

SANCTUARY OF THE AFTERMATH, group exhibition, co-curating with Jason Jenn, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA

         2020

L.A. MISE-EN-SCÈNE, Video Art & Experimental Cinema Festival, Maiden LA official program, co-curating with Jason Jenn, Los Angeles, CA

         2013

PROCVETAJ, curating international video art selection, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade, Serbia

         THEATRE

         2020

ECSTASY FOR EVERYONE, Performance by Jason Jenn, artistic direction, Vashon Art Center, Vashon, Washington 

         2019

LADYBIRD - A HOLIDAY POSADA, Artistic direction, Center for The Arts Theatre Pasadena (Pasadena City College), CA

         AWARDS AND GRANTS

         2020

STAFF PICK AWARD at MICA - MADE IN CALIFORNIA, The Brea Gallery, Brea, CA

         2019

QUICK GRANT PROGRAM, Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco, CA

         2018

3RD BEST OF EXHIBITION at 33RD ALL-MEDIA JURIED ARTS EXHIBITION, The Lancaster Museum of Art & History / MOAH: CEDAR, Lancaster, CA

MAYOR'S CHOICE at MICA - MADE IN CALIFORNIA, The Brea Gallery, Brea, CA

         2004.

SPECIAL AWARD at IV ART BIENNIAL, Cultural Center of Smederevo, Serbia

KULTURKONTAKT AUSTRIA Grant, Vienna, Autria

         SELECTED ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

-KIPAIPAI (artists development program), Joshua Tree, CA, USA (2019)

-ARTIST IN RESIDENCE  at CoCA, Centre of Contemporary Art / CSW Torun, Poland (2016)

-CITÉ INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS (artist in residence), Paris, France (2015)

-FORT GEORGE CROATIA (artist in residence), Vis, Croatia (2013)

-CITÉ INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS (artist in residence), Paris, France (2011)

         TELEVISION CARRIER

         - L.A. ART DOCUMENTS (2017-present)

Co-Founder, Producer, and Director - Documentation service for gallery exhibitions and artist profiles for archival and promotional use (www.laartdocumets.com)

         - RADIO TELEVISION OF SERBIA / RTS2 (Cultural and Education program 2009-2011)

Director of the TV Show LIKOVNA KOLONIJA; Journalist-Reporter for the TV Shows BEOKULT and METROPOLIS.

         - ARTYČOK TV (2009-2013)

Producer for central Balkan - web television specialized for promoting young artists across Europe (www.artycok.tv).

         - TV STUDIO B (2009-2011)

TV Show GRADOLOGIJA

Host; On-air Host; Journalist. (GRADOLOGIJA was a program dedicated to culture, specializing in contemporary architecture and Belgrade's cultural heritage).

         - TV AVALA (2008-2009)

Anchor and journalist for the News, Morning program, and Cultural and Educational program.