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BIOGRAPHY / RESUME

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Vojislav Radovanović is a Serbian visual artist, independent curator, producer, and videographer based in Los Angeles County, California. Born in Valjevo, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia) in 1982, he witnessed the turbulent political unrest and war in the Balkan region during his youth. This experience influenced his visual and conceptual artwork, which advocates for beauty, environmentalism, mental health, societal transmutation, and decolonization. He relocated to Los Angeles in 2017.

   

Radovanović's artwork often features wild plants, specifically weeds, which he uses as a metaphor for nature's powerful ingenuity. The symbolism of weeds also apply to multiple human aspects, including endurance, LGBTQIA+ identity, the immigrant experience. 

 

Since his first solo exhibition at the National Museum of Valjevo at age fifteen, Radovanović has presented his works internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Notable cultural institutions where he has exhibited include Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Torrance Art Museum, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Diana Berger Gallery, Brea Art Gallery, Huntington Beach Art Center, California, USA; Mall Galleries in London, UK; UNESCO Headquarters, The Swedish Institute in Paris, France; Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Poland; The Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid - CBA in Madrid, Spain; Belgrade City Museum, and Museum of Yugoslavia in Belgrade, Serbia. Radovanović also served as a fellow artist-in-residence at MOAH Lancaster, contributing to the local community through the Artists At Work program, generously supported by the Mellon Foundation.

 

Radovanović, along with his partner, artist Jason Jenn, co-founded L.A. Art Documents, an online video archive dedicated to the contemporary art scene in Los Angeles and beyond. Radovanović is represented by the Walter Maciel Gallery in Los Angeles.

EDUCATION

BFA at The University of Arts in Belgrade, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia (5 years program, Graduated in 2005)

-Printmaking Department, The Class of Professor Marija Dragojlović (2000-2002)

-Painting and Multimedia Department, The Class of Professor Dragan Jovanović (2002-2005)

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

2024

RESONANTLY ME, Curated by Victor Gonzales, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

2024

PAIR, Curated by Nina Zak Laddon, Friends of Redondo Beach, Redondo Beach Historic Library, Redondo Beach, CA

2023

PLAYGROUND AT THE ABANDONED CHAPEL, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2022

ORNITHOMANCY, curated by Jason Jenn, Diana Berger Gallery at Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA, USA

2020

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

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, PL

DRAWING AS EVENT, Gallery ULUS, Belgrade, Serbia

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

2015

THEORY OF UNITY, Gallery of Contemporary Art Niš, Salon 77, Niš, SRB

2013

PROJECT: GARDEN OF EDEN, curated by Biljana Jotić, Cultural Center of Novi Sad, SRB

WEED ALWAYS FLOURISH, Gallery SULUJ, Belgrade, SRB

2007

DIE NEUE GALERIE, VIP (video, installation, performance) Art gallery, curated by Gabrijel H. Savic Ra, Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, SRB

2002

BATHCULTURE, curated by Biljana Tomić, Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, SRB

1997

PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS, National Museum, Valjevo, SRB

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / FESTIVALS 

2023

NOMAD II, Torrance Art Museum's Pop-Up exhibition at Del Amo Crossing Building Complex, Torrance, CA, USA

VACATIONS IN THE SUBCONSCIOUS, curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, USA

PUMP UP THE VOLUME, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

WHERE EARTH BECOMES AETHER, curated by Jason Jenn & Vojislav Radovanović, Wonzimer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

SATURATION: Biennial Visual Arts Festival, Juried by Jedediah Caesar, Bakersfield Art Museum, Bakersfield, CA, USA

MELTING FURNACE, curated by Snežana Saraswati Petrović & Stephanie Sherwood, Rankka Gallery, Helsinki, FI

BY DEGREES, Curated by Luciana Abait & Lawrence Gipe, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA, USA

2022

MEMORIES OF TOMORROW’S SUNRISE, curated by J. Jenn, V. Radovanović, and Mika Cho, Ronald H. Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

ANTELOPE VALLEY WALLS Mural Festival, "Flying House" Mural at Deputy Pierre W. Bain Park in Lancaster, CA, USA

FUTURE PATCHWORK, curated by Annie Seaton, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

DIVERTED DESTRUCTION #14: Cal State LA Edition, curated by Liz Gordon and Mika Cho, Ronald H. Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2021

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

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

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

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

NOMAD, Torrance Art Museum's Pop-Up exhibition at Del Amo Crossing Building Complex, Torrance, CA, USA

THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL VIDEO POETRY FESTIVAL, Athens, GR

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

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

2020

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

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

SUBORDINATED REALITY, curated by Martin Calvino, VBKÖ, Vienna, AT

KALAKARI International Film Festival, Official selection, Dewas, IND

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

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

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

#COUNTMEIN 2020 CENSUS PROJECT, curated by Andi Campognone, MOAH Lancaster, CA, USA

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

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

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

2019

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

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

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

BORDERS: REPRESENTATION AND REALITY, curated by Gabrijel H. Savic Ra, Portland State University, Gallery MK, Portland, Oregon, USA

2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IMMIGRATION 101 / ARTISTS SPEAK OUT, curated by Kathy Gallegos, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2017

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

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS, curated by Gabrijel H. Savic Ra, PNCA Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, USA

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

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

2016

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

2015

WILDLIFE ART Annual Art Show, Mall Galleries, London, UK

CURATING 

2023

WHERE EARTH BECOMES AETHER, co-curating with Jason Jenn, Wonzimer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2022

MEMORIES OF TOMORROW’S SUNRISE, co-curating with Jason Jenn and Mika Cho, Ronald H. Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2021

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PARLOUR GAMES & MAGIC, co-curating with Jason Jenn, Loft at Liz's, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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

2020

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

2013

FESTIVAL PROCVETAJ, curating international video art exhibition, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade, SRB

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Centre of Contemporary Art Torun Collection / CSW Torun, Poland

Fondazione Imago Mundi / Luciano Benetton Collection, Treviso, Italy

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2023

BEST IN SHOW at SATURATION: Biennial Visual Arts Festival, juried by Jedediah Caesar, Bakersfield Art Museum, Bakersfield, CA, USA

2022

STIPEND from Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture for Healing Centered Engagement Training, Flourish Agenda, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2021

ARTISTS AT WORK, The Mellon Foundation, Lancaster, CA and New York, NY, USA

2020

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

2019

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

2018

3RD BEST OF EXHIBITION at 33RD ALL-MEDIA JURIED ARTS EXHIBITION, MOAH, Lancaster, CA, USA

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

2004.

KULTUR KONTAKT AUSTRIA Grant, Vienna, AT

STIPEND from Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, AT

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

 

SELECTED ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

ARTISTS AT WORK (Community Engaged Artist supported by the Mellon Foundation) at MOAH, Lancaster, CA, USA (2021-22)

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

CITÉ INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS (Artist in Residence), Paris, FR (2015)

FORT GEORGE CROATIA (Artist in Residence), Vis, HR (2013)

CITÉ INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS (Artist in Residence), Paris, FR (2011)

SELECTED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

-Professional Development Training in Mental Health and Trauma-Informed Practice for Artists and Creatives

Organized by Artists at Work (AAW) with mentor Tasha Golden (2023)

-Healing Centered Engagement Training

6-Month program organized by Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, and the Flourish Agenda,  Los Angeles, CA, USA (2022)

-Kipaipai, Joshua Tree, CA, USA, Artists Development Program (2019)

-Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria

Multimedia and Performance Art / The Class of Professor Caroline Broadhead (2004)

THEATRE

2020

ECSTASY FOR EVERYONE, Artistic direction for Jason Jenn's one man act, Vashon Art Center, Vashon, WA, USA 

2019

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

TELEVISION CARRIER

 

L.A. ART DOCUMENTS (Originally started as Art Documents, 2009-2017, and then L.A. Art Documents 2017-present)

Co-founder, Producer, and Director - An Online Video Archive dedicated to The Contemporary Art Scene in Los Angeles and Beyond (www.laartdocumets.com)

 

RADIO TELEVISION OF SERBIA / SERBIAN BROADCAST AGENCY / Cultural and Education Program RTS 2 (2009-2013)

Writer and Director of the TV Show LIKOVNA KOLONIJA; Journalist and on-site Reporter for the weekly shows BEOKULT and METROPOLIS.

 

ARTYČOK TV (2009-2013)

Producer for Central Balkan - Web television specialized in covering Contemporary Art Exhibitions across Europe with a special focus on young visual artists and the Independent Art Scene (www.artycok.tv).

 

TV STUDIO B (2009-2011)

Weekly Show GRADOLOGIJA (Host / On-air Host / Journalist)

GRADOLOGIJA (the Show's name combines two words: "Grad" - Serbian for "city" and "Logia" - Greek for "sayings") was a program dedicated to the culture, urbanism, and history, with a special focus on contemporary architecture and design in combination with stories about Belgrade's rich cultural heritage.

 

TV AVALA (2008-2009)

Anchor and On-air Reporter / Journalist for Live Programs: News and Morning Program. 

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