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I hope you will enjoy visual part of my page and forgive me that I’m not much of a writer. I would like to introduce myself and share all the ideas and things that I’m working on, there is way to many 🙂

I am professional artist and finally rented a studio after years of working in my kitchen. Now studio is great location and had fantastic potential to be used also as exhibition space, presentations, lectures, workshops. It is divided in two levels so I can keep my creative mess upstairs and use all downstairs area for exhibitions and also as small gift shop.
Since I run artist in residence and co founder of martial artist in residence here in Belgrade, Serbia, this is great to have studio to share with artists that are visiting and also to make them exhibitions at the end of the residency.

Another exhibition space in city like Belgrade is great for young artists to have more chance to present their work in and artist run space. I think there is much more potential in this space and I want it to be also as international cultural space, so foreigners living in Belgrade also have a place to gather and enjoy art and company with local artists. I got this idea for international space because I met some wonderful people when I was teaching drawing and jewelry classes for foreigners living in Belgrade. There is always need for space where people can meet new people, where they can count on that people will speak English, to spend time in artistic environment and supporting art, and you won’t believe this but to spend time in non smoking area (since its one of few here).

I am working on my art preparing exhibition for my Phd. It is practical so I need to make exhibition and also to write thesis. I am so exited to have studio to work on some new pieces of art and hoping to make some sculptures beside my drawings and paintings.

Also I am doing children’s illustrations, so far got one book published with a friend who wrote a story, and now I’m working on kids cookbook with illustrated recipes. And I’m making jewelry from variety of materials, now exploring new ideas to get pieces in bronze with painted enamel on top. I really hope this will soon come to reality because I believe it will look fantastic.

Goals are to get monthly :

-Space- to cover the rent and bills of the space
-second employee- I need someone to help me with setting exhibitions, organizing events, updating page and blog and similar little jobs that I can’t finish all by myself
-Facebook post boost so we can promote our page and reach more people
-For events we don’t need much, but its nice to have some drinks and snacks
-Artist in residence- space and fees for ad on website for art residency

Art – I would really like to continue to make my art and for that I need some materials and also space
Jewelry- materials and help with melting metal

Phd- my research for Phd on Shamanism and Art needs some funding just to get tickets, because already there is number of places where I can stay for free at my friends and artist friends, and I know how to travel on a budget, so if I just get transportation all is set

 

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Aquarelle 2016

I got inspiration from photos that I was finding online, most of photos are about tribes that live in touch with nature and animal. Size of drawing is 15x15centimeters. Watercolor on beautiful hand made paper with flowers and leaves inside of paper.

New book

I am happy to say that book Bird song just got published in Vancuver, Canada by publisher Chrystal fish tales.

My dear friend Matea Kulic wrote this beautiful story and I did all illustrations.

Hope you will enjoy it 🙂

Mural – Copenhagen, Denmark

Nevena Popovic, Natasa Kokic and Gordana Zikic

made site-specific art in Vanløse Kulturhus, Copenhagen, Denmark in the form of wallpainting in  July 2009.

www.vkhus.kk.dk

An international collaboration has resulted in a wall-painting on the roof terrace between cultural center and library in Vanløse. Here are three Serbian artists in dialogue with citizens Vanlose. The artists tell here about the ambiguous images. The pictures are professionally and accurately performed. Earlier this year the artists exhibited at the Gallery hall in the Culture and felt here that they could express themselves freely and uncensored in the context of a cultural center – a situation which is unusual for Serbian artists residing in Serbia.

“A child who skips is an ordinary event, but an old woman who skips is a rarity. I wanted to transfer the child’s world – imagination, play, fun and games, and creativity – for old people. While I painted my mural one old lady came over and asked if I painted a grandmother. She was extremely happy with me as well as my answer … Later that day there was a child slipped on the terrace. I wanted to give them an experience marked by optimism, “says Nevena Popovic as his painting of the skip, the elderly woman.

The tree said Gordana Zikic:
“My painting of a tree with buds, not yet unfolded, gives the impression that spring is approaching, that something fresh and new is about to commence.” Gordana was inspired by the sound installation on the roof terrace of Rune Søchting: “When I went out to the roof terrace, it was a thrilling experience to stand out in the cold and rain and hear the birds sing and be reminded of spring. The contrast between the weather and the sounds of spring gave me the idea to me to make a similar expression. “

In Natasa Kokics image is attention to the family. “My mural depicts some family members who dance at a wedding in 1980. I was only a year old and obviously, can not remember anything from there. At a time sheet, I put in some old family photos and found a stack of old black and white photos from the wedding. It struck me that the people who were dancing and holding hands at the time, barely able to talk together today. The man in the middle is my grandfather, whom I do not have a particularly good relationship. I think it gave a strong effect to draw a family man who is behaving strangely and negatively with his surroundings. In addition, I think the theme is universal, especially now when things are falling apart everywhere. “

Collaboration with artist and administrator has been very positive and enriching.

Nevena Popovic, Gordana Zikic and Natasa Kokic were educated at the Art Academy in Belgrade. Curator: Tina Møller Sørensen. Contact: tinezero@gmail.com

Article from Information about the exhibition at the Gallery hall in the Culture.

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