16th International Multimedial Art Festival - IMAF 2014
7th - 10th September 2014
MAS Gallery (Multimedial Art Studio), Odzaci, Serbia
MAS Gallery (Multimedial Art Studio), Odzaci, Serbia
7th September 2014
Banatska Dubica (Formverk (art zone)), Serbia
8th September 2014
SULUV Gallery, (Association of Fine Artists of Vojvodina), Novi Sad, Serbia
9th & 10th September 2014
IMAF 2014 participants:
Danica Bićanić (Serbia)
Danica Bićanić was born in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 1985. Got the masters degree at Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad - Sculpture Department, in 2010. She is a member of the Association of Visual Artists of Vojvodina. Since 2006 had four solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions in Serbia, as well participated in a few performances in Serbia and abroad.
Got the Award for Most successful graduate work at the Sculpture Department (2008), “Art Clinics” Award “Perspective” for prospective student in category Sculpture (2008), Award of the University of Novi Sad for excellent results achieved in the field of arts (2008).
Andrijana Bogdanović Nešković (Serbia)
Born in Belgrade, in 1970. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, in 2002. with professor Zoran Vukovic.
Awards: Scholarship Fund Lubarda 2000th year.
Group exhibition: VII Biennial of Yugoslav collegiate graphics, Culture `Student City` gallery in 1996.,Belgrade, Gallery of Fine Arts 2000th, Belgrade, New Members, 2008 ULUS , Art Pavilion `Flower Zuzoric`, Belgrade, Gallery @vangarde 2009th, Belgrade, April Meetings 2009th year, the Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, 50th October Salon participated in the work of video installation `All Talk` Branimir Stojanovic, XVIII internacional spring exhibition Siroka Staza at Pedagogical Museum Belgrade 2014th.
Solo exhibition: Cultural Center District, 2007th, Belgrade, Student Cultural Centre, Happy Gallery, 2007th, Belgrade, Happy Gallery, 2011th, Belgrade.
Chuyia Chia (Malaysia/Singapore/Sweden)
Chuyia Chia’s practice has transacted from her cultural identity as an immigrant in the 90’s to recent years in global concern parallel between attention to environmental responsibility as well as connection and communication between peoples. Her perspective in action art is that body as an agent between her subject and the witness or participants where she shares and communicates in an encounter. Chuyia has been actively participated in many international festivals and events, and working with other artists.
Niclas Hallberg (Sweden/Serbia)
Niclas Hallberg works in video, photo, installation and performance. His experimental works deals with questions concerning identities, masculinity and humanity. He is using the moving picture to express feelings, create inpressions and document performances. He often uses himself as an instrument and actor and hereby he creates a feeling of intimacy and individuality.
Niclas Hallberg has participated in a great number of solo and group exhibitions in Sweden and abroad. He has long experience of arranging and leading workshops in a varity of creative contexts. Niclas Hallberg is engaged in several international art projects focused on collaborational exchanges resulting in exhibitions, video-screenings and residencies around the world. Niclas Hallberg founded Formverk (art zone) 2004, an independent project-based exhibition association, together with Stina Pehrsdotter.
Les Fermières Obsédées (Canada)
The Farming Obsessed is a collective made up of two artists from the visual arts (and Annie Baillargeon, Eugénie Cliche).
They have created an image of group based on the wearing of a uniform being constantly evolving and changing with the process. For this the uniform Farming become, somehow, accomplices or victims of the same frame narrative qu'uniformisées because they are based in one another, causing a kind of participatory endorsement to the actions of one or from each other. A ripple effect comparable to the massive standardization and lethargy of our modern societies. With time, this logo undergoes degradation and temporality suggesting the fervor of many struggles and positions. At the edge of the picture, the image of women as represented by the wearing of the uniform serves as their material transgression they desire as the reinvention and the overthrow of the picture in all its contemporaneity.
Benefits fo are at the crossroads of several disciplines such as dance, theater, music and visual arts.
They created poetic images and abstract taking their source in positioning concrete social. Their performances are like tableaux which are presented multiple symbolic pictures and metaphors that allude to our world in flux. They criticize the way the culture of North American mass too low in line with our core values. FO have timed choreography inspired by military conquest and attitudes, sometimes stereotyped and parodied, but mostly well calculated. They each offer their appearance as an attempt to define in the moment, in relation to the concerns that they are current. They use language that combines visual tragic, burlesque, the rhythm and the use of popular symbols. They provide a reflection on the state of the world and the tradition of silliness in which we are embedded. Fo deploy either as a decided to darken, army faded and sometimes as three characters lost. By a multitude of contrasts
confusing they come to hold their breath viewer never doubt what will propel it towards. Of refined gestures and diagrammed alongside dazzling fireworks that fill their eyes for a short moment. With some irony, they criticize our society of the spectacle which offers primary stereotypes as anchor .
For a fallen theater they embody different attitudes.
Performance-like revolutions here. Doing break with our schedules and everything that we
thought acquired mock ourselves, trying to fight ideologies that we do not fit in thwarting acquired meaning and symbolic to resist the fall that we threat at all times.
Since 2001 the FO have presented their work in various events in Quebec, Canada, Wales, in Northern Ireland , Australia, France and Poland.
Radoslav Chugaly (Serbia)
Radoslav Chugaly is conceptual artist, poet, performer, works with artistic objects and instalations, participated on many colective art exhibitions and festivals in Europe, Asia and America. Works in Odzaci.
Selected live participations: 2000. - IMAF 2000, Gallery "MAS", Odzaci, Serbia / 2001. - Gallery "Multimedia Arts", Novi Sad, Serbia - Artfort Festival, Komarom, Hungary - IMAF 2001, Gallery "MAS", Odzaci, Serbia / 2002. - IMAF 2002, Gallery "MAS", Odzaci, Serbia / 2003. - PerformaNS, Gallery "Golden Eye" Novi Sad, Serbia - IMAF 2003, " Kamariste", Odzaci, Serbia / 2004. - IMAF 2004, Gallery "MAS", Odzaci, Serbia / 2005. - Transformation, International Festival, Zrenjanin, Serbia - IMAF 2005, Gallery "MAS", Odzaci, Serbia - IMAF 2005, Students Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia / 2006. - IMAF 2006 "IZBA", Novi Sad, Serbia / 2007. - "Performance Time", Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey - "INFANT", KCNS, Novi Sad, Serbia.
Stina Pehrsdotter (Sweden/Serbia)
Stina Pehrsdotter is curator and artist working in video, photography, installation, objects and performance arts, inspired by the human body and its surrounding. In her work she focuses on the body's and mind’s desires, needs, wishes, regret and loss. Her works often reflects the connection between mind, body and soul, and tensions between body and environment. Her work may be viewed as exploration of existence, memories and the significance of human life.
Stina Pehrsdotter has participated in numerous exhibitions in Sweden and abroad. She is involved in several international video collaborations, shown in exhibitions and festivals. As a curator, she has organized many showings and exhibitions in a variety of contexts, and as a founding member of Formverk (art zone), an artist-run project-based association, she has a broad network of other artists and independent art initiatives.
Dragan Vojvodić (Serbia)
Dragan Vojvodic is artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia, mainly working and exhibiting his work in Scandinavia and Balkan region.
Studied at Art academy in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Novi Sad (Serbia); graduated at department of painting, but after studies began to use other media and started with teaching practice; exhibited his work in major galleries and museums in Serbia (solo exhibition in Museum of contemporary art Vojvodina, Novi Sad; Ozone gallery, Belgrade; Student Cultural Center, Belgrade...), participated in important exhibitions in Serbia ( 2009. and 2013.October salon, Belgrade; 2010. Mixer festival, Belgrade...), represented Serbian art in many exhibitions in the region and other countries in Europe (Croatia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Great Britain, Japan...). Since 2006. his exhibition practice is related to Scandinavia as well (solo exhibitions in Reykjavik, Iceland; Turku and Alajarvi, Finland; Alvik and Bergen, Norway; installation in Bergen City library, group exhibition in Koli, Finland; Egilsstadir, Iceland; lectures, presentations and workshops at Joensu Universiry, Joensu, Finland; Erro Nelimarka museum, Alajarvi, Finland and Messen Art house, Alvik, Norway). His video works were selected at various festivals (Athens video art festival, Athens, Greese; Outvideo festival, Yekaterinburg, Russia; Art Tech, digital art festival, Pancevo, Serbia; Videomedeja, International video festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad,Serbia; 700IS Reindeerland selection 2006 – 2009, Hafnarhusid, Reykjavik, Iceland; etc.). Participated in a different artist in residence projects ( Finland, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Portugal, Spain, France ...).
Nenad Bogdanović (Serbia)
Born in 1955 in Odzaci, Serbia. He is engaged in multimedia art, photography, xerox art, video, installation art, performance and art actions.
His appearance at the beginning of the eighties in the international art network, "mail art," he marked an post avant-garde period of Yugoslav art and his art work has been recognized and accepted internationally.
Freelance visual and performance artist, publisher and curator.
Member of art societies of Vojvodina (SULUV) and Serbia (ULUS). From 1984 to 1988 founded and published alternative international art magazines "Total" and "Second Manifesto". Curator of various international art projects and exhibitions since 1980. 1998. he founded of Multimedial Art Studio and MAS Gallery in Odzaci, Serbia. Organiser and curator of International Multimedial Art Festival - IMAF
Since 1980 Nenad realized his art performances and art actions on many international festivals worldwide (France: 1994, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014, Italy: 1995, 2003, 2004 & 2011, Slovakia: 1996, Germany: 1996, Japan: 1997 & 2008, Romania: 1998, Poland: 1999, 2007, 2010, 2012 & 2013, Hungary: 2001 & 2011, Belarus: 2001, United Kingdom: 2004 & 2010, Northern Ireland: 2004 & 2011, Switzerland: 2004, USA: 2005, Canada: 2006 & 2008, Turkey: 2007, Israel: 2007, and many times from 1980 in Serbia.
In 2003 year realised two art performances on 50th International Biennial of Venice-Italy (in the International Art Project: Brain Academy Apartment).
More about the artist: www.bogdanovicnenad.weebly.com