Workshop tutors 2011/2013

Branislav DimitrijevićBranislav Dimitrijević (1967)
Dr. Branislav Dimitrijević is lecturer, writer and curator. He is Senior Lecturer in History and Theory of Art at Academia Nova, and also teaches at the School for Art and Design (VSLPUb), both in Belgrade. He collaborates on curatorial, educational and publishing projects with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade and teaches on the Curatorial Studies course at the University of Arts in Belgrade. His main fields of academic and curatorial research are visual art, film and popular culture of socialist Yugoslavia, and contemporary visual art in the Balkans.
He has had a long-standing partnership and collaboration with Branislava Andjelković. With her and Branimir Stojanović he also co-founded and coordinated ‘School for History and Theory of Images’, an independent and interdisciplinary educational project in Belgrade (1999–2003).
He has been publishing essays on contemporary art and theory of art, film and visual culture in books and journals in Serbia and internationally. He edited a series of publications and exhibition catalogues including On Normality: Art in Serbia 1989–2001 (MOCAB, 2005), International Exhibition of Modern Art (MOCAB, 2003), Pop Vision (Aurora, Vršac 1996) etc. His curatorial projects include: Murder1 (CKZD, Belgrade 1997), Overground (site-specific project, Belef Festival, Belgrade 1998), Konverzacija (MOCAB, 2001), Situated Self: Confused, Compassionate, Conflictual (Helsinki City Museum; MOCAB, 2005), Breaking Step – Displacement, Compassion and Humour in recent art from Britain (MOCAB, 2007), FAQ Serbia (ACF, New York 2010), No Network (‘Time Machine’ Biennial, D0 ARK Underground, Konjic, Bosnia 2011). He was curator of the Yugoslav/Serbian pavilion at the Venice Biennials in 2003 and 2009. He has been also involved in many European and regional art initiatives, most recently as the President of the Board (2006–2010) of the SPAPORT Biennial in Banja Luka, Bosnia.
Dimitrijević holds an MA degree in History and Theory of Art from the University of Kent (UK) and has received his PhD in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies from the University of Arts in Belgrade with the thesis entitled ‘Utopian Consumerism – Emergence and Incongruities of Consumer Culture in Socialist Yugoslavia’.

Petja GrafenauerPetja Grafenauer (1976)
Holds a PhD in Anthropology of contemporary art. She is a freelance independent curator, writer and lecturer. Her topics are mainly contemporary painting and its connection to other media and the construction of discourse in contemporary art. During 2005−2006 she was the editor of Department for arts and humanities at Radio Študent, one of the oldest and biggest European non-commercial radio stations. Between 2007 and 2009 she was a curator at Ganes Pratt gallery in Ljubljana. Since 2005 she is a lecturer on history of contemporary art at School of Arts at University of Nova Gorica. She regularly collaborates with SCCA−Ljubljana and is coeditor of Slovenian art magazine Art Words. As a curator she is the author or coauthor of various projects, amongst others the exhibitions New tendencies (UGM, Maribor 2010); We want to be as free as our fathers were (MGLC, Ljubljana 2010); International Biennial of Graphic Arts: Matrix – unstable reality: 6 monkeys, 300 envelopes and 1 love: ‘Imperfect as always (MGLC, Ljubljana 2009). In January 2012 she curated one man retrospective exhibition of Austrian artist Dejan Kaludjerović in City Gallery in Nova Gorica (January 2012). Since 2001 her art criticism and analitic and scientific texts have been published at Radio Študent, in national daily magazines Dnevnik and Delo, in Mladina weekly and Borec, ISH Monitor, Maska, Likovne besede, Ekran, Revija Fotografija, Zarez, Život umjetnosti, Manifesta Journal and Art on Paper magazines. In 2008 she published a book on Slovenian painter Aleksij Kobal and in 2010 she was the editor of Authentic Interest by MSUM director Zdenka Badovinac.

Miško ŠuvakovićMiško Šuvaković (1954)
Miško Šuvaković was born in 1954 in Belgrade (Serbia). He holds a PhD from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade since 1993. Full professor at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, where he additionally teaches art theory at the Interdisciplinary postgraduate program. Formerly a member of the conceptual art group Grupa 143 (1975–80) and informal theoretical community Zajednica za istraživanje prostora – ZzIP [Space research community – ZzIP] (1982–89). Editor of the independent journal Mentalni prostor [Mental space] (Belgrade, 1982–87). Member of the editorial board for the journals Transkatalog (Novi Sad, 1995–1998) and Teorija koja Hoda [Walking theory] (Belgrade, since 2001). Honorary member of the Slovenian Society of Aesthetics. His books include Scene jezika [Scenes of language] (Belgrade, 1989), Pas Tout (Buffalo, 1994), Prolegomena za analitičku estetiku [Prolegomena for analytical aesthetics] (Novi Sad, 1995), Postmoderna [Postmodernism] (Belgrade, 1995), Asimetrični drugi [The asymmetrical other] (Novi Sad, 1996), Estetika apstraktnog slikarstva [Aesthetics of abstract painting] (Belgrade, 1998), Pojmovnik moderne i postmoderne likovne umetnosti i teorije posle 1950 [Glossary of modern and post-modern visual arts and theory after 1950] (Belgrade and Novi Sad, 1999), Paragrami tela/figure [Paragrams of body/figure] (Belgrade, 2001), Anatomija angelova [Anatomy of angels] (Ljubljana, 2001), Figura, askeza in perverzija [Figure, asceticism and perversion] (Koper, 2001), Martek – Fatalne figure umjetnika: Eseji o umjetnosti i kulturi XX stoljeća u Jugoistočnoj, Istočnoj i Srednjoj Europi kroz djelovanje umjetnika Vlade Marteka [Martek – Fatal figures of the artist: essays on 20th-century art and culture in South-Eastern, Eastern and Central Europe through the work of Vlado Martek] (Zagreb, 2002), Impossible Histories – Historical Avant-gardes, Neo-avant-gardes, and Post-avant-gardes in Yugoslavia, 1918–1991 (Cambridge Mass, 2003), Politike slikarstva [The politics of painting] (Koper, 2004), Pojmovnik suvremene umjetnosti [Glossary of contemporary art] (Zagreb and Ghent, 2005), Konceptualna umetnost [Conceptual art] (Novi Sad, 2007), Epistemology of Art (Belgrade, 2008) etc. He has curated more than 20 exhibitions since 1978. Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina in Novi Sad, 2009–2010.