About

Vanja Novaković (1992) is a new media artist who researches the creation of a contemporary identity under the influence of technology evolution and consumerism, as well as human-computer interaction.
The artist is rethinking how media shape culture, identity, body, and man itself as a consumer by combining analog and digital media in her art practice.

Vanja Novaković Portrait

CV

Education

  • 2021. State Exam for Curator, Museum of Vojvodina (RS)
  • 2020. MA – New Media Art, Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, University of Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2018. BA – New Media Art, Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, University of Novi Sad (RS)

Solo exhibitions

  • 2020. Click Her(e), SULUV Gallery, Novi Sad, (RS)
  • 2019. Pink and Red, SULUV Gallery, Novi Sad, (RS)
  • 2018. Second Picture (with Jelena Gajinović and Kristina Maksimović), Startit Community / Startit Community Bar, Novi Sad, (RS)
  • 2018. Identify Yourself (with Luka Stojanović), Startit Center / Startit Community Bar, Novi Sad, (RS)
  • 2017. Am I Beautiful to You?, OWL, Novi Sad
  • 2017. AM I REAL? (with Luka Stojanović and Vasso Vujović), Gallery Progres, Belgrade, (RS)
  • 2016.You, Female Moron!, Partizan Gallery, Shock Cooperative, Novi Sad / Petrovaradin, (RS)

Group exhibitions

  • 2022. 18th The Athens Digital Arts Festival FutuRetro, The 3rd ADAF Online Edition (GR)
  • 2022. The end of language – Wittgenstein reimagined, Online Exhibtion, Austrian Cultural Forum Belgrade, Lichtfelder (AT/SR)
  • 2022. QR Code and NFT Show.p, Loading Festival and The Wrong Digital Art Biennale during BitCoin Conference Miami, Sagamore Hotel, Miami (USA)
  • 2022. SCAM ME, The Wrong Digital Art Biennale, Loading Festival Virtual Pavilion
  • 2022. QR Code Show and NFT Shop, Loading Festival, Sagamore Hotel, Miami (USA)
  • 2021. Scam Me, Loading Festival during Miami Art Week, Miami (USA)
  • 2021. Youth Biennial, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade (RS)
  • 2021. Exhibition of Tik5 artist collective ”I am superficial”, KC Grad, Belgrade (RS)
  • 2021. Language, organised by Loosen Art, Millepiani, Rome (IT)
  • 2021. 75/50/10, Art Gallery Kruševac, Kruševac (RS)
  • 2020. 65th Annual Exhibition of SULUV Members, SULUV Gallery, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2020. Dialogs 2019, Atelier97, La Spezia (IT)
  • 2019. Pop-up group exhibition, Kulturfourm, Nova Iskra, Belgrade, (RS)
  • 2019. X group small-format exhibition “Meeting”, Kulturforum, Culture station Eđšeg, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2019. The Wrong Digital Art Biennale, In Absentia Pavilion (IT)
  • 2019. Group Exhibition “Masters 2019.”, Gallery of the Archive of Vojvodina, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2019. Looking forward, Bell tower Liesl, Graz (AT)
  • 2019. Exhibition of Tik5 artist collective ”I am superficial”, Cultural station Svilara, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2019. Transpositional discourse of identity and space, Gallery of the Novi Sad Branch of SANU, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2019. Exhibition of new members of the Association of Fine Artists of Vojvodina, Cultural station Svilara, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2018. Project “Differences”, Cultural station Svilara, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2018. 30X30, Cultural Center Zrenjanin, Zrenjanin (RS)
  • 2018. Home Exercises, Author: Andrea Palašti, VN Gallery and Spot, Zagreb (CRO)
  • 2018. Second Picture, Gallery of the Archive of Vojvodina, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2018. Final exhibition of the fourth year of the Academy of Arts, Gallery of Matica Srpska, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2017. VI group small-format exhibition “New Rhythm”, Transformat Gallery, Belgrade (RS)
  • 2017. The international project “Danube Connections” in cooperation with Heim.art (Austria) and the Museum of Vojvodina, Gallery HOL, Academy of Arts, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2017. Ritual fest and Outworld, Boris’s studio, Petrovaradin fortress, Novi Sad / Petrovaradin (RS)
  • 2017. Project “Differences”, Fabrika, Student Cultural Center of Novi Sad, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2017. Shop Window 34, Theatre 34, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2017. Home Exercises, ARTGET Gallery, Belgrade Cultural Center, Belgrade (RS)
  • 2016. Stop City, International Workshop and Exhibition, Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad / Petrovaradin (RS)
  • 2016. Project “Differences”, Fabrika, Student Cultural Center of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, (RS)
  • 2016. Bodies and Organisms, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2016. Pop-up exhibition “Money, carts and you’re a badass”, Trafika Gallery, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2015. Project “Differences”, Factory, Student Cultural Center of Novi Sad, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2015. SHORTZ, International Festival of Video and Short Film, Academy of Arts, Novi Sad (RS)

Panel Discussions

  • 2021. Crisis of the Body: Ambivalentions of the Postmodern Subjectivity Modalities, co-author with Tanja Todorović, Luka Janeš, The 5th International Transdisciplinary Symposium “Bioethics and Aporia of the Psyche”, Croatian Bioethics Society (CRO)
  • 2020. Aesthetics and Media: The World of Variation and Simulation or a Mediator in the New Forms of Education?, Second International Conference on “Why Still Education?”, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade (RS)
  • 2019. What does art have to do with it?, The project “Culture on the Palm – Palm Culture” Interreg- IPA CBS Hungary-Serbia, Cultural station Svilara, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2019. Visual Transpositions of Identity and Space, Serbian Cultural Center, Paris (FR)
  • 2017. Moderator of panel discussion “Contemporary Art”, Ritual fest and Outworld, Boris’s studio, Petrovaradin fortress, Novi Sad / Petrovaradin (RS)

Workshops

  • 2019. ”ID Places”, co-author, with Luka Stojanović, Jelena Gajinović i Tijana Jevrić, Serbian Cultural Center, Paris (FR)
  • 2016. Stop City, International Workshop and Exhibition (IT, FR, RS), Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad / Petrovaradin (RS)

Published Works

Awards

  • 2022. The first prize winner, The end of language-Wittgenstein reimagined, Austrian Cultural Forum Belgrade, Lichtfelder (AT/RS)
  • 2019. Declared winner of competition for 2019, Inclusive Gallery, Novi Sad (RS)
  • 2018. “Dragan Rakić” Award for the best work in the fields of digital painting and new media art, Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad (RS)

In Collections

  • 2019. Inclusive Gallery, Novi Sad (RS)

Commissions

  • 2012/2022 The Wrong nº5 Team Member
  • 2021. Member of the jury with Sunčica Pasuljević Kandić, and Andrea Palašti for Open Call 2021, Inclusive Gallery (RS)
  • 2021. Web designer / The Anatomy of a Fatberg, Winner of the Art+ science selection 2021, organisation and production: Center for Promotion of Science,Belgrade, authors: Sanja Anđelković, Jovana Pešić, Stefana Janićijević, Andrea Palašti, web development Luka Lopičić (RS)
  • 2021. Web design consultant / Woodiana.today, Danube Transformation Agency for Agency, Jovana Pešić, Sanja Anđelković, web development Luka Lopičić (AT / RS)

Member

  • Association of Fine Artists of Vojvodina
  • Co-founder of Tik5, Artist collective