Biography

vuk vuckovic

Vuk Vuckovic was born in 1986 in Pancevo, Serbia. He graduated in 2010 from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. He is currently working on his doctoral project, as a final year student of Doctoral studies of painting at the same University.

His work has been exhibited more than 100 times at 14 solo and 70 group exhibitions, and he also took part in over 30 artistic events as an organizer and participant. He is a member of the artists society PODR.UM, and artisits groups C4 and ULUS.

Vuk has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work, including the Erste Bank Artists Award (2012), Top five exhibitions of 2011 chosen by critics from the editorial staff of the Novosti newspaper (2012), First prize in the drawing competition of the Vladimir Velickovic Foundation (2011), A special recognition at the Southern European Academies’ “Transform” exhibition, as well as the Art Clinic’s “Perspectives” award (2010).

His works can be found in numerous collections and public spaces. Besides painting, he is involved in most all visual arts. He lives and works in Pancevo as an independent artist.

 

Education

2010– today         Doctoral studies of painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade

2007–2010           Master studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, Department of Painting

2005–2007           Undergraduate studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, Department of Painting

2001–2005           High School Uros Predic, Pancevo

 

Scholarships

2010–2013           Scholarship of the Republic Foundation for Development of Scientific and Artistic Youth

2009–2010           “1000 Best Students”, Foundation for Young Talents, Ministry of Youth and Sport, Republic of  Serbia

2006–2009           Scholarship of the Ministry of  Education, Republic of  Serbia

 

Awards

2012       Erste Bank Art Award, Belgrade

2012       Top Five Exhibitions in 2011, chosen by critics from the editorial staff of the “Novosti” newspaper, Belgrade

2011       First Award for drawing “Vladimir Velickovic Foundation”, Gallery “Haos”, Belgrade

2011       Award nomination certificate at the International Exhibition of the South-European Academy of Arts, “Transform”, Sofia, Bulgaria

2010       Finalist for Vladimir Veličković Award for Drawing, Gallery “Haos”, Belgrade

2010       “Art Clinic“ Award, Novi Sad

2010       Award for Creative Innovation “Milos Bajic”, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade

2009       First award for Mosaic, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade

2009       Finalist for Vladimir Veličković Award for Drawing, Gallery “Haos”, Belgrade

2009       Award of the Second Biennial of Drawings Serbia, Historical Archive of Pančevo

 

Independent exhibitions (selection)

2014       “Kunstterapie V.V.V.V.”, Apollo Hall, Pancevo

2014       “It’s time to get to know ourselves (as we truly are)”, Zecevic Gallery, Belgrade

2012       “Laureates for Drawing Award from the Foundation Vladimir Velickovic”, Gallery “Haos”, Belgrade

2012       “Pictograms of Modern Society”, paintings and drawings, Cultural Center “Grad”, Belgrade

2011       “I graduated from the Art Academy – now I can paint myself”, retrospectiv exhibition of student works, Gallery of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade

2011       “Pictograms of Modern Society”, paintings and drawings, Gallery “Dvoriste”, Pancevo

2010       “Visual Masturbation”, drawings, Gallery of Cultural Center, Kragujevac

2010       “Factory”, Exhibition of airbrush drawings, Cultural Centre, Pančevo

 

Group exhibitions (selection)

2014       “ Serbian Contemporary Artists”, Nitional Museum, Rovinj, Croatia

2014       “Art Autumn”, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sombor

2014       “Transformations”, Gallery House of Legacy, Belgrade

2014       “ From Gallery Collection” The Grand Gallery SKC, Kragujevac

2014       “Belgrade Open Art”, Cultur Centre Belgrade Gallery, Belgrade

2014       “40th Range of Young Artist”, Cultural Centre Art Gallery, Vrbas

2014       “City Salon”, Cultural Center “Grad”, Belgrade

2014       “Reality in the Mirror”, artistic group C4, University Library Svetozar Markovic, Belgrade

2013       “What can I not know about you”, Bauhaus Goes South – East Europe, DAAD foundation, Galery ALU, Sarajevo, Bosnia i Herzegovina

2013       “Pancevo Art Salon”, Pancevo Cultural Center, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pancevo

2013       “Days of Hungarian Painting”, Grahpisoft Park, Budapest, Hungary

2013       “Prosthetic Bodies”, Gallery Progress, Belgrade

2013       “Inventia Inclusiva”, International Triennial of Expanded Media, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade

2013       “In The Footsteps of Sava Sumanovic”, an exhibition of paintings from a Fine Arts Colony, Cultural Center, Sid

2013       “Gradac”, exhibition of paintings from a Fine Arts Colony, Raska

2013       “City Lab Mostar 2013”, environmental installations and spatial interventions, Glass Bank, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2013       “C4”, The exhibition of the art group, City Museum, Vranje

2012       “Youth 2012”, Nis Art Foundation, Nis – Belgrade – Novi Sad

2012       “Art as a bridge between the mountains and the plains”, City Gallery, Uzice

2011       “The December Salon”, Gallery ULUS, Belgrade

2011       “XIX Serbian Art Colony”, exhibition of paintings from a Fine Arts Colony,, Szentendre, Hungary

2011       “What’s Wrong With Us”, mural painting, ARTifACT and AU Zrenjanin, Culture center, Zrenjanin

2011       “Transform 011”, South-East European Academy of Arts Exhibition, Museum of Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

2010       “Perspectives”, exhibition of awarded art students, Art Clinc, Novi Sad

2010       “Exhibition of awarded students of the Faculty of Fine Arts”, Gallery of Fine Arts, Belgrade

2010       “Underground alternative”, exhibition and live painting, 384 Grand St, New York, USA

2009       “Second Biennial of Drawings in Serbia”, Historical Archive of Pančevo

2009       “Deliblatski Pesak” Art Workshop, 40th Exhibition of Paintings, Town Museum, Pančevo

2009        “Exhibition of Student Drawings”, Gallery Remont, Belgrade

 

Professional societies, memberships

since 2013             Member of the Arts Council of the Pancevo Youth Center

since 2013             Member of the group of artists “C4”

since 2013             Member of the artist’s society “PODR.UM”

since 2011             Member of “ULUS” (Association of Serbian Artists)

since 2011             Member of jury for the exhibition “Perspectives”, Art Clinic, Belgrade – Novi Sad

2009–2011           Activist in informal group of conceptual artists “ARTifACT”

2008–2010           Member of the artist’s society “Svetionik”, Pancevo

 

Other activities

2014       Purchase of works for art collection,  “Telenor Collection”, Belgrade

2013       Member of focus group, Project “Poles of Cultures – Cultural policy as a tool for felowship and regional development“, Insitute for the study of cultural development and the IPA foundation, City Administration, Pancevo

2013       Workshop and exhibition, prof. Guillaume Paris, ENSBA, Gallery FLU, Belgrade

2013       Workshop “On Cultural Translation”, Bauhaus Goes South – East Europe, DAAD fondation,

moderator: Boris Buden, professional associates: prof. Mrdan Bajic, prof. Mirsad Begovic, prof. Danica Dakic, prof. Amela Hadzimejlic Keco, Anke Hannemann, Lisa Glauer, Monica Sheets, Sarajevo,  Bosnia and Herzegovina

2012       Works in collection, Gallery “Haos”, Belgrade

2011       Seminar “Management in Culture”, Aleksandar Brkic, Belgrade

2011       Purchase of works for art collection, Pancevo City Town Hall

2010       Murals, Small Club, Youth Center, Pancevo

2009       Works in collection, Historical archive, Pancevo

2009–2010           Intrax student excange USA, New York, USA

1998–2009           Member of Serbian Triathlon National Team, still an active sportsman and competitor