Nataša Kokić



Probability distribution, Cultural Center of Novi Sad, Serbien


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

Gruppenausstellungen – Auswahl


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.

Nataša Kokić


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.

Präsentationen und Vorträge

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

Öffentliche Ankäufe und Auftragsarbeiten

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

Öffentliche Sammlungen

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