Biography

Sanja Solunac – Visual and interdisciplinary artist

 

Born in 1987 in Kragujevac, Serbia. Finished high school for design, at the department for textile design, 2006. Graduated in 2010 at the School of Applied Arts of the Faculty of Philology and Arts in University of Kragujevac. In 2011 graduated at master studies, at the same department. Scholarship recipient of the Fund for Young Talents of Republic of Serbia. Completed Women’s Studies Program at the Women’s Studies Center, Belgrade, 2012. Member of ULUPUDS (The Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia). Currently is a doctoral student at the University of Arts in Belgrade, in Digital Art and work as an independent artist and visual designer.

 

Projects and exhibitions (selection):

2023

Solo exhibition: “Black thread” consists of drawings and video installation, Gallery Mali Likovni Salon, Kragujevac, Serbia

Group exhibitions: Autumn Exibition – Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade, Serbia

 

2022

Group exhibitions: 3st International Art Biennale ‘ARTiJa, Museum 21st October, Kragujevac, Serbia // International Triennial of Expanded Media, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade, Serbia

 

2021

Group exhibitions: Pula Biennale of Drawings, Gallery HDLUI, Pula, Croatia

 

2020

Online Group presentation: The Shock Cooperative’s online project – Art in Isolations

Group exhibitions: 2nd International Art Biennale ‘ARTiJa, Museum 21st October, Kragujevac, Serbia

 

2019

Solo exhibition: “password:distorted”, consists of collages, Gallery Terra, Kikinda, Serbia

Group exhibitions: “Memories” (20 years after the NATO bombing), Gallery SKC, Belgrade, Serbia

 

2018

Solo exhibition: “Space and nothing”, consists of collages, Gallery SKC, Kragujevac, Serbia

Group exhibitions: “Un/seen – seven perspectives on female and queer realities”, KC Grad, Belgrade // “Moving boundaries”, Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade // “Code”, UK Stari Grad, Belgrade, Serbia // “Evolution of good – evolution of bad” KC Zrenjanin, Serbia

 

2017
Solo exhibition: “Black Thread” consists of drawings, Gallery Tvrđava, Belgrade, Serbia

Solo exhibition: ’’Escape and freedom – Black thread’’, consists of drawings, Gallery KC UMUS, Kragujevac, Serbia

Solo exhibition: “Activist Embroidery” as a part of Anti-Trafficking Coalition Conference, Center for Girls, Niš, Serbia

 

2016
Group exhibitions: OSTEN – Biennial of Drawing, World Gallery of Drawing – Skopje, Macedonia // „You don’t know anything about me“ Art Colony (Sicevo, South Serbia) , Gallery art55, Nis, Serbia

 

2015
Solo exhibition: “Patterns as destiny” consists of paintings and installations, Gallery Mali Likovni Salon, Novi Sad, Serbia
Group exhibitions: Gaia, Paris, France, http://www.expo-gaia.fr/artistes/portraits/#sanja //
Exhibition of the first art colony with feminist subject, Gallery art55, Nis, Serbia

Workshops: Art Colony, presentations (women in history of art; contemporary art – feminist art) // ArtFemine II Festivale, Nis // Workshop participant / performance – Misplaced woman / Tanja Ostojic

 

2014
Group exhibitions: “IV Balaton Salon”, International Biennial of small works of art, Vonyarcvashegy, Hungary // Horizontals and verticals, Cultural Centre, Zrenjanin, Serbia

 

2013
Group exhibitions: Inventia Inclusiva/International Triennial of Expanded Media, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade, Serbia

Project: ‘’Mirror image in Kragujevac and Lapovo’’, activist and art project in Kragujevac and Lapovo, Serbia

 

2012
Group exhibitions: Segments of life, Gallery art55, Nis // Drawings, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Nis// East – West  West – East, Cultural Centre, Zrenjanin // The Blue Rider, Gallery Synagogue, Nis// Artcape, Cultural Centre, Pancevo (Prize for best picture) // VI international exhibition, City Railway Museum Lapovo, Gallery of cultural and tourist center “Stefan Nemanja”, Lapovo, Serbia (First Prize for painting)

Project: Wooman – Magazine for Culture, Women’s and Feminist Art/Founder and Editor (2012 – present) // Women Art and Activism month in Kragujevac, coordinator of project and curator

 

2011
Group exhibitions: May Exhibition, House of King Petar I, Belgrade // Drawing, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Nis // “EAST IS WEST OF THE WEST” Gallery of Fine Arts, Belgrade (International Summer Art School of the University of Arts in Belgrade – workshop for the design and production of dolls ‘’ people – peopolls – dolls’’) // Graduate exhibition of master studies, Gallery Mostovi Balkana, Kragujevac // XVI Biennial of Student Drawings, Gallery Studentski grad, New Belgrade // Paul Celan Poetry, Cultural Center, Nis (Serbia)

 

2008 – 2010

Projects: ‘’With character against violence’’ mural painting at Shool “Milutin i Draginja Todorovic”, Kragujevac // Entrepreneurship street – street performance, art exhibition of live multimedia (participant of project)

Group exhibitions: VIII biennial of portrait and XIX exhibition of small format, Gallery Center for Culture, Sabac // IV international exhibition, City Railway Museum Lapovo, Gallery of cultural and tourist center “Stefan Nemanja”, Lapovo // “Erotica” Gallery SKC, Kragujevac // Women painters, Center for Culture, Majdanpek // Drawings, Gallery 107, Zemun, Serbia