Vojislav Radovanović

Vojislav Radovanovic portrait

        Vojislav Radovanović (1982. Valjevo, SRB, former Yugoslavia) is a Serbian non-medium specific artist, art director, documentarian, and independent curator based in Los Angeles, CA. Witness in his youth turbulent political unrest and war in the Balkan region, his visual and conceptual artwork advocates for beauty, environmentalism, mental health, and societal transmutation. 

        His artwork often utilizes a conceptual concentration on wild plants, specifically weeds. The resilient, boundary-defying plants become a metaphor for nature’s powerful ingenuity. The symbolism and conceptualism of weeds also apply to multiple human aspects: its endurance, queer identity, the immigrant experience, and colonization. 

        Since his first solo exhibition in the National Museum of Valjevo (Serbia) at age fifteen, he has presented his works internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Important cultural institutions where he showed his works are MOAH: Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Brea Art Gallery (California, USA); Mall Galleries (London, UK); UNESCO Headquarters, The Institut Suédois (Paris, FR); Centre of Contemporary Art (Torun, PL); The Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid - CBA (Madrid, ES);  Belgrade City Museum, Museum of Yugoslavia, National Library of Serbia and The White Palace (Belgrade, SRB).

         Radovanović currently serves as community engaged artist at MOAH Lancaster as part of "Artists At Work" program supported by Mellon Foundation.

         EDUCATION 

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

-Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria, with the Kultur Kontakt grant, and SSA grant (2004)

         SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

         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 Fine Arts, Niš, SRB

         2013

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

WEED FLOURISH ALWAYS, Gallery SULUJ, Belgrade, SRB

         2007

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

         2002

BATHCULTURE, Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, SRB

         1997

PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS, National Museum, Valjevo, SRB

         SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / FESTIVALS 

         2022

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

MEMORIES OF TOMORROW’S SUNRISE, curated by J. Jenn, V. Radovanović, and Mika Cho, Ronald H. Silverman 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, Juried 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 Pop Up exhibition, Torrance, CA, USA

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

INTERGALACTIC, ShockBoxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, California, USA

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, SRB

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

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

HOBSON’S CHOICE, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

CA 101, Friends of Redondo Beach Arts, Redondo Beach, 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, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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

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

         2017

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

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

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

ADDICTION, ShockBoxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA, 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 ARTIST OF THE YEAR, Mall Galleries, London, UK

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

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

AUTUMN SALON, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade, SRB

         2014

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

VIEWS, Gallery "73", Belgrade, Serbia

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

         2013

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

NEW ARTSPACE, Reading Room Gallery, London, UK 

         2012

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

AUTUMN SALON, Art pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade, SRB

         2011

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

         2010

NATURE & ART, Heritage House, Belgrade, SRB

         2009

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

HONEY AND BLOOD, Booze Cooperativa Gallery, Athens, GR

         2008

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

VIDEOPHILE, video festival, Skopje, North Macedonia, MK

         2007

ANOTHER ROADSIDE ATTRACTION, Video Festival, London, UK

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

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

         2006

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

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

         2005

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

TERMINAL00, Multimedia festival, Metropol, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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

         2004

IV ART BIENNIAL, Cultural Center of Smederevo, SRB

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

         2002

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

         2001

REAL PRESENCE, Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade, SRB

         CURATING 

         2022

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

         2021

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

SANCTUARY OF THE AFTERMATH, group exhibition, 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

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

         THEATRE

         2020

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

         2019

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

         AWARDS AND GRANTS

         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.

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

KULTUR KONTAKT AUSTRIA Grant, Vienna, AT

         SELECTED ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

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

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

-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)

         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 - 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.