Probability distribution, Cultural Center of Novi Sad, Serbia
Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, U10 Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
I’m so full of rocks I can hardly move, Remont gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
Edge of the Map, Nataša Kokić and Øystein Agerlie, Art gallery, Cultural Centre Belgrade, Serbia
Drawings, Cultural centre Požega, Serbia
Nothing comes from isolation, Tegneforbundet, Oslo, Norway
Strength in us, Visual Kontakt gallery, Ulm, Germany
Strength in us, European Centre for Culture and Debate Grad, Belgrade
Horizont, Magacin gallery, Belgrade
Drawings on paper, Remont gallery, Belgrade
Talog/Debris, paintings, Gallery of Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
Restoration, Art gallery, Cultural Centre Belgrade, Serbia
Houses, paintings, Gallery of Ilija M. Kolarac Foundation, Belgrade, Serbia
City views, paintings, Independent Art Association Remont, Belgrade, Serbia
The Life You’d Like To Lead, National museum, Krusevac, Serbia
Target Market, Gallery Dom omladine Beograda, Belgrade, Serbia
Hiperrealno, Independent Art Association Izba, Novi Sad, Serbia
Paintings, DKSG Gallery (Dom Kulture Studentski grad), Belgrade, Serbia
Drawings on paper, Gallery of Ilija M. Kolarac Foundation, Belgrade, Serbia
Group Exhibitions – Selection
Spring Exhibition, Pine Wood Fine Art, Werder|Havel, Deutschland
15 years of Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos award, Legat Colakovic (part of the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade), Belgrade, Serbia
Constellations, Serbian cultural centre, Paris, France
Exhibition of the laureates of Vladimir Velickovic drawing award, gallery Haos, Belgrade, Serbia
Finalists of Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos award, Remont gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
Drawing, Cultural centre Palilula, Belgrade, Serbia
Serbi arte, Belgrade Now, MAP Keller galerie and Kunstforum Montafon, Schruns, Austria
City salon, European Centre for Culture and Debate Grad, Belgrade, Serbia
9th Circle of Obsession, Kunstimaja gallery, Tartu, Estonia
Collection 1, collection of October salon, gallery Basement, Cultural Centre Belgrade,Serbia
Høstutstillingen 2012, Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
9th Circle of Obsession, Contemporary Gallery Zrenjanin, Serbia
Mikser festival, The most beautiful building, Belgrade, Serbia
NordArt 2012, Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Budelsdorf, Germany
Supermarket, Stockholm Art Fair, Kulturhuset, Stokholm, Sweden
After communication, 16th Spring exhibition, Culture house, Cacak, Srbija
Hjem.Dom.Home, Vanløse Kulturhus, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tranzit, studio Stag, Drammen, Norway
Kunst Kamers Rotterdam, Home is where you hang your Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Mikser festival, presentation of the Henkel Art Award finalists, Zitomlin, Belgrade, Serbia
Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos Award, Young Visual Artist Award, finalists, Zvono gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
Exhibition of 33rd Jalovik Art colony JLK, Gallery of Cultural centre Jalovik, Serbia
23rd Art salon, Gallery 73, Belgrade, Serbia
Identity, El Centre Civic Drassanes, Projecte Cultural Erasme Janer, Serbian artists, Barcelona, Spain
Ny Serbisk Kunst, Vanløse Kulturhus, Copenhagen, Denmark
Centre for Icelandic Art, Reykjavik, Iceland
Kulturkontakt Austria and Henkel Art Award for contemporary drawing, finalists, Heritage house Belgrade, Serbia
Plazma, young artists from Serbia and Kosovo, Leonhardi kulturprojekte, Siemens_artLab gallery, hosted by Hilger Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Remake, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Smederevo, Serbia
Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos Award, finalists, Kontekst gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
Mixed worlds, project between Serbian and Finnish artists, City of Tampere Cultural centre, Finland
Plazma, young artists from Serbia and Kosovo, Leonhardi kulturprojekte, Karben – Frankfurt, Germany
Remake of simulated, remake of the real, Kontekst gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
47th October salon – Life, art and confusion, curators and selectors Rene Block and Barbara Heinrich; Belgrade, Serbia; works acknowledged by Robert Storr, member of the award jury
6th Fair of Short Electronic Form, KEF, Cultural centre REX, Belgrade, Serbia
Nataša Kokić, geboren 1979 in Belgrad, Serbien.
Sie lebt und arbeitet in Belgrad, Serbien und Oslo, Norwegen.
»Growing up, I would imagine that behind the last row of houses, which I could see from my balcony, there is a landscape. Usually, I would be on the balcony at dusk, looking at the space between two buildings…because I wasn’t able to see anything but the sky and the top of one tree, I would imagine that there is a meadow leading to the forest and onwards to hills, instead of a big factory that is really there. I noticed that the balcony was turned towards the west and that fact become symbolic for me – since the nineties, everyone in my surroundings considered that the »West« meant spiritual freedom and a normal relaxed life.
That new life was so close, behind the last row of houses.
Landscape is both a possibility and impossibility. Desolate and naked, it is symbolic. It represents our privately accumulated, conceptual habitat, which exists in our minds and is influenced by the shape of the external world. Empty scenery, distant, muted and grey, is still a fertile ground. A tactile and fragile, unstable, it is there to help us develop ideas and find inspiration; it is open to suggestions and communication.
Landscape drawings are part of a bigger project inspired by natural philosophy.
I discovered the book »De rerum natura« (On the nature of things) written by Roman philosopher Lucretius (1st century AD), who tried to summarize some of the Greek and Roman viewpoints. It motivated me to start investigating the parallels that can be drawn between contemporary society and ancient theories about nature. Using atomism, ethics and history of observing heavens I am developing works that reflect ancient attitude and contemporary potential of personal autonomy.
As a relationship between determinism and free will, I’m asking questions about how much we actually control our lives, by what means our private history influences the present and how much society effects what we perceive as important.
Works are analogies of modern person’s choices and prospects in contemporary society along with their aftermath. Tangible, repeating / time lapse drawings of celestial phenomena, quantum level quivers, changing landscapes and manmade objects talk about an individual in contemporary society, (the illusion of) free will and fate.«
Graduated (BA) in 2005 from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, University of Arts, Department of Painting.
Awarded with Magister of Arts degree from the Faculty in May 2010.
Currently working on PhD thesis.
Presentations and lectures
2015 International Studio and Curatorial Program experience, artist talk, Remont gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
2014 International Studio and Curatorial Program, ISCP Salon, New York, US
2012 9th Circle of Obsession, artist talk, Contemporary Gallery Zrenjanin, Serbia
2007 Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos Award, presentation of the finalists, Kontekst gallery, Belgrade Serbia
2007 Leonhardi kulturprojekte, Reenacting moments, Pristina, Kosova Art Gallery, Pristine, Kosovo
Public buys and commissions
2015 Art gallery Krusevac, Serbia
2014 Cultural centre of Belgrade, collection, Belgrade
2012 Stockholms lans landsting, City of Stockholm, Sweden
2009 Mural for Vanløse Kulturhus, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Art gallery, Krusevac, Serbia
Art gallery, Krusevac, Serbia
Collection of October salon, Cultural centre of Belgrade, Serbia
Collection of Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia
Hilger Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Siemens Company, Vienna, Austria
and private collections in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Serbia, USA, Switzerland.
2014 Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos award, Young Visual Artist Award network, Remont gallery and The Foundation for a Civil Society New York
2014 Award for drawing, Vladimir Velickovic award, given by Haos gallery and Vladimir Velickovic, Belgrade, Serbia
2008 KulturKontakt Austria and Henkel Art Award for contemporary drawing, award in a form of a Certificate as one of the 5 artists representing Serbia in Vienna
2006 Gallery of Ilija M. Kolarac Foundation, Award for the best exhibition in
2005/06 season, Belgrade, Serbia
2001 Award for drawing, given by Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
Artist in Residence
2015 Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale, Dale i Sunnfjord, Norway
2014 International Studio and Curatorial Programme – ISCP, New York, USA
2011 Kunst Kamers Rotterdam, Home is where you hang your Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2010 33rd Jalovik Art colony JLK, Jalovik, Serbia
2008 The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SIM), Reykjavik, Iceland