Mrdjan BAJIC

Presentation

Mrdjan Bajic is a Serbian artist whose protean work, made up of drawings, collages and sculptures, has been shown around the world. […]

Distorting everyday objects in order to transcend their form and the spectator’s perception of them, the artist adorns them with symbols and allegories that are as much inked in our universal history as that of Mrdjan Bajic and his native Serbia. Although he has traveled the world, he is intimately connected to his country and to Belgrade, where he was born. […]

His universalist sculptures, which he calls “sculptural objects” are part of a political and philosophical rhetoric and discourse; the organization produces a deliberately unsure, instable, fragile effect… like all of the big utopias and ideas that delineate our history, where the blood, the laughable and the tragedies are never far off. […] He therefore fights against himself as well as our current world that mass-produces idols, and in which the proliferation of images and forms goes hand in hand with globalization… Mrdjan Bajic demonstrates very well that savoir-faire and conceptual thought are not at all incompatible.

Biography

Mrdjan BAJIC

Born in 1957 in Belgrade, Serbia; Lives and works in Belgrade

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
-Mrdan Bajic, Galerie Kula
-Architecture as Metaphor, Griffin Gallery, Lodon
2016
- Winter, Galerie RX
2015
- Geo Strategic, G12 HUB, Belgrade, Serbia.
- National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania.
- Galerie Rima , Kragujevac, Serbia.
- « Working Class Goes to Heaven », MSU, Zagreb.
- Musée d’Art Modern de Saint-Etienne Métropole, France.
2014
- « Mine and Yours », Maison de la Culture et des Loisirs, Metz, France.
2013         
- Na lepom plavom Dunavu, GSU Smederevo, Smederevo, Serbie.
- Sculptotecture, Galerie RX, Paris, France.
2012                                                       
- Centre Culturel de Serbie, Paris, France.
2011         
- Galerija Rima, Kragujevac, Serbie.
2008       
- Arte Galerija, Belgrade, Serbie.
2007        
- Backup Stories, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Salerno,Italie.
2003        
- French Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbie.
- Yugomuzej, Kunsthalle Wien Project Space, Wein, Autriche.
2001        
- Yugomuzej, CZKD, Belgrade, Serbie.
1996        
- L'atelier, Krakow, Poland.
- Galerie Rabouan-Moussion, Paris, France
- Galerie Ingrid Dacic, Tübingen, Allemagne.
1992        
- Galerie Olsson, Stockholm, Suisse.
1989        
- Gallery of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatie.
1988        
- Salon/Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbie.
1987        
- SKC, Belgrade, Serbie.
1986        
- Gallery Equrna, Ljubljiana, Slovenie.
1983        
- Gallery Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbie.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
- Architecture as Metaphor, Griffin Galerie, London, United Kingdom.
2016
- Winter, Galerie RX, Paris, France.
2015
- Artistes à la Une, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
- Beijing Biennale, Chine
- Galerie SANU, Belgrade, Serbie
2013         
- ..Was is Kunst?… Resumnig Fragmented Histories, Künstlerhaus Graz, Autriche.
- La Qualité de l’ombre, Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Allemagne.
- Lo straniero, Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Firenze, Italie.
2010        
- La mostra e aperta - artisti in dialogo con Harold Szeemann, Fondatione Filiberto Menna, Salerno, Italie.
- Avventure minime, MM MAC, Archivio Generale, Salerno, Italie.
2009       
- Kalemegdan Bridge Collboration, Richard Deacon / Mrdjan Bajić, Galerija ULUS, Belgrade, Serbie.
2008       
- Revelation, Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole, France.
- Voyage Sentimental, Poszan Biennale, Pologne.
- Cairo Biennale; Cairo, Egypte.
- Micro-narratives, Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole, France.
- Le porte del Mediteraneo, Palazzo Piozzo, Rivoli, Italie.
2007        
- Mediterraneo Contemporaneo, Castelo Aragonese, Taranto, Italie.
- Oktobarski salon, Belgrade, Serbie.
- La Biennale di Venezia, Reset_, Padiglione Serbia, Venezia, Italie.
2006       
- Protection of Nature, XII Biennale of Pancevo, Pancevo, Serbie.
- Mobile Studios, Public Art Lab Berlin, Belgrade, Serbie.
2004       
- Belgrade art INC, Secession Wien, Autriche.
2002        
- Dossier Serbien, Akademie der kunste, Berlin, Allemagne.
- Akademie der kunste, Wien, Autriche.
2000       
- Aspekte/Positionen, 50 Jahre Kunst aus Mitteleuropa 1949-1999, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludvig, Vienne, Autriche et Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hongrie.
- Fundacio Miro, Barcelona; Hansard Gallery/City Gallery Sauthampton, Sauthampton.
- The National Gallery, Prague, République Tchèque.
-  FIAC, Galerie Rabouan-Moussion, Paris, France.
- Centre d’Arts plastiques, Saint-Fons, France.
1991         
- Trigon, Neue Galerie Am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Autriche.
1990        
- The Ready Made Boomerang, VIIIth Biennale of Sydney, Australie.
- APERTO, La Biennale di Venezia, Italie.
1989        
- Avant-gardes Yougoslaves, Musée des Beaux Arts, Carcassonne, France.
- Metaphysical Visions-Middle Europe, Artists Space, New York, USA.
1986        
- Mandelzoom, Canino, Lago di Bolsena, Italie.
- Lo spazio: Belgrado, Sala Uno, Rome, Italie.
1983        
- Art in the eighties, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbie.

PUBLICATIONS

2013
- Skulptotektura, Kolekcija Vuijičić, Belgrade, Serbie.
- Richard Deacon/ Mrdjan Bajić, Most na Kalemegdanu/Kalemegdan Bridge, JP Beogradska tvrdava, Belgrade, Serbie.
- Mrdjan Bajić, Galerija savremene umetnosti Smederevo, Smederevo, Serbie.
2011
-Galerija Rima, Kragijevac, Serbie.
2007
- Reset, Opera DE, Ministarstvo za kulturu Republike Srbije, Belgrade, Serbie.
- Backup, Cicero, Belgrade, Serbie.
2002
-Das Yugomuseum, Kunsthalle Wien project space, Vienne, Autriche.
-Yugomuseum, Mrdjan Bajić, Biennale di Sao Paulo, MSU, Berlin, Allemagne.
2001
-Yugomuzej, Mrdjan Bajić, CZKD, Belgrade, Serbie.
2000
Yugomusuem, Mrdjan Bajić, Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin, Allemagne.
1996
- O telu, o gradovima, o oružju I o zaboravu, Cicero, Belgrade, Serbie.
- Mrdjan Bajić, L’Atelier, Kracow, Polognie.
- Mrdjan Bajić, Centre d’Art plastique, Saint-Fons, France.
1995
- Rečnik/Dictionary, Dental, Belgrade, Serbie.
1994
- Inventar, Cicero, Belgrade, Serbie.
1992
- Mrdjan Bajić Galerei J. Moussion, Paris, France.
1991
- Quelque chose de reste, La Difference, Paris, France.
1990
- Mrdjan Bajić, Galerie J. Moussion, Paris, France.
1989
- Mrdjan Bajić, Galerija suvremene umjetnosti, Zagreb, Croatie.
- Projekti, Z.L. Božović, Belgrad, Serbie.
1988
- Mrdjan Bajić, Muzej savremene umetnosti, Belgrade, Serbie.
-Knjiga/Book, Kolubara, Belgrade, Serbie.
1987
-Mrdjan Bajić, Kulturni centar, Novi Sad, Serbie.
- Mrdjan Bajić, Studenski kulturni centar, Belgrade, Serbie.
1983
- Mrdjan Bajić, Studentski kulturni cenar, Belgrade, Serbie.

CATALOGS

2015
-Mrdjan Bajic, Rima Galeria, Grafostil, Kragujevac, Serbie.
2013
-Mrdjan Bajic_skulptotektura, Ana Bogdanovic, Cicero, Belgrade, Serbie.
2007
-Reset, Mrdjan Bajic, Serbian Pavilion, la Bienale di Venezia, 52. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Cicero, Belgrade, Serbie.
2006
-Backup, Mrdjan Bajic, Serbian Pavilion, la Bienale di Venezia, 52. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Cicero, Belgrade, Serbie.