Biography

DANILO PRNJAT 

Year of birth: 1982.

Place of birth: Kotor, Montenegro (SFR Yugoslavia)

Place of residence: Belgrade, Serbia

e-mail: prnjatdanilo (et) gmail.com

 

EDUCATION:

2001-2006  BA-MA, Faculty of Fine Arts, Novi Sad, Serbia.

2007-2008 MA, Interdisciplinary Master Studies – Theory of Art and Media, University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia.

2010-2014 PhD in Communication/Art and Critical Thought, European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

 

RESIDENCIES/workshops:

School for Artists, BLOK, Zagreb, Croatia, 2018

Lokomotiva/Kino-kultura, Skopje, Macedonia, 2017

lendhafen, Klagenfurt, Austria, 2016

School of Social Art, Chto delat collective, Rosa Luxembourg Shtifung, Berlin, Germany, 2015

Hybrid Media Camp, Begeč, Serbia, 2012

Academie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany, 2011

KSA:K, Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau, Moldova, 2010

Academie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany, 2009

rotor> Association for Contemporary Art, Graz, Austria, 2008

Stacion, Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina, Republic of Kosova, 2008

La Corte, Galleria di Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy, 2006

Museum 25th of May, Belgrade, Serbia, 2004

 

MORE IMPORTANT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

WOULD IT BE LATE IF TIME STOPPED, XII Biennial of Young Artist (curated by Ivana Vaseva), MoCA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje (2018)

WEST BALKAN CALLING/responsABILITY (curated by Margarethe Makovec and Anton Lederer), rotor> Association for Contemporary Art, Graz (2018)

responsABILITY (curated by Margarethe Makovec and Anton Lederer), Kunsthalle Exnergasse/WUK, Vienna (2018)

POP-UP!, AKTO 11-Festival of Contemporary Art (curated by Filip Jovanovski, Ivana Vaseva and Biljana Tanurovska-Kulavkovski), Loja-Center for Balkan Collaboration, Tetovo (2017)

ART IS IMPORTANT, BUT IS NOT ENOUGH (curated by Mirjana Dragosavljević), Center for Contemporary Arts, Celje, Slovenia (2017)

FESTIVAL OF SELF-ORGANISATION, Black House/CK13, Novi Sad, Serbia (2017)

11. BIENNIAL OF YOUNG ARTISTS, Serbian representative (selected by Nebojša Milenković), NI Museum of Contemporary Arts, Skopje, Macedonia (2016)

F.A.C.K MSUV, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Novi Sad, Serbia (2016)

16. BIENNIAL (curated by Suzana Vuksanović), Pancevo, Serbia (2014)

55. OCTOBER SALOON (curated by Nicolaus Shafhauzen and Vanessa Miller), Belgrade (2014)

10+ (curated by Marija Konjikušić and Ivan Arsenijević), Student Cultural Centre Gallery, Kragujevac, Serbia (2014)

16. PANČEVO BIENNIAL (curated by Suzana Viksanović), Pančevo (2014)

JOURNAL OF (DIS)SATISFACTIONS (curated by Nataša Bodrožić), public spaces, Prague (2014)

STUDIES OD THE CONTEXT (curated by Zlatko Pavković), CZKD-Center fot Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade (2014)

OPEN SYSTEMS 1-01-04/13 (curated by Walter Seidl, Işın Önol, Federica Bueti, Aneta Stojinić and Nikola Dedić), Open Space/Open Systems & GPL contemporary, Vienna, Austria (2013)

ARTSLAB issue3,(curated by Aneta Stojinić and Nikola Dedić), Open Systems, Vienna, Austria (2013)

NOT SO DISTANT MEMORY (curated by Boško Bošković), No-Festival of Video-art and Animation in Ufa, Ufa, Russia (2012)

MARGINAL BODY, Queer saloon (curated by Vera Vojvodić), Gallery 8, Belgrade, Serbia (2012)

DE/RE/CONSTRUCTION: SPACE/TIME/MEMORIES, 15. Pančevo biennal (curated by Nikola Dedić and Aneta Stojnić), Serbia (2012)

THE BIG SLEEP (curated by Jelena Stojanović), Nadežda Petrović Memorial, Čačak, Serbia  (2012)

ARTIST AS PUBLIC (curated by Mijana-Boba Stojadinović), RexB92, Belgrade, Serbia (2011)

255 804 km²-Young art from former Yugoslavia (curated by Alenka Gregorič and Mateja Podlesnik), BROTkunsthalle, Vienna, Austria (2011)

NOT SO DISTANT MEMORY (curated by Boško Bošković), CAA, New York, USA, (2010)

COOPERATION NOT CORPORATION (curated by Maja Cirić and David Goldenberg), ITS-Z1, Ritopek, Belgade, Serbia (2010)

255804 km2 (curated by Alenka Gregorič and Mateja Podlesnik), Mestna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2010)

MANGELOS (Young Visual Artist Award), Remont gallery, Belgrade, Serbia (2010)

TERRITORIES OF THE IN/HUMAN (curated by Iris Dressler and Hans D. Christ), Württembergische Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany (2010)

MOSCOW BIENNIAL (curated by Daria Pyrkina), Moscow, Russia (2010)

IMAGINE ART AFTER (curated by Breda Beban), web art project/Tate Modern, London, UK (2010)

LET’S TALK ABOUT NATIONALISM. BETWEEN IDEOLOGY AND IDENTITY (curated by Sirje Helme and Rael Artel), Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia (2010)

FREIZE ART FAIR, London, United Kingdom (2009)

AFTEREGO (curated by Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva), Art Today Association – Center for Contemporary Art (The Ancient Bath), Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2009)

RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES (curated by Nathalie Hénon, Jean-François Rettig), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (2009)

AM I THAT NAME? (curated by Wo_kolektiv), SC gallery, Zagreb, Croatia (2009)

RENCONTRES INT, Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2009)

BAD TIMES/ GOOD TIMES (curator Matei Bejenaru), FUTURA – Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic (2009)

CARREFOUR 2, Centre culturei de Serbie, Paris, France (2009)

RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES Paris/Berlin/Madrid, roARaTorio, Paris, Center Pompidou, France (2008)

ARTIST – CITIZEN, 49. October saloon (curated by Bojana Pejić), Museum 25th May, Belgrade, Serbia (2008)

PANCEVO REPUBLIC!, 13. Biennial of contemporary arts (curated by Jelena Radić and Ana Vilenica), Pančevo, Serbia (2008)

POLITICS OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS (curated by Albert Heta and Stefano Romano), Stacion, Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina, Republic of Kosova (2008)

AKTO_3 FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, Bitola, FY Republic of Macedonia (2008)

INTRUDE: ART & LIFE 366 (curated by Shen Qibin), Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China (2008)

13. BIENNIAL PUGLIA 2008, Bari, Italy (2008)

CONTROL AND RESISTANCE ON THE STREET (curated by Marko Miletić and Srđan Prodanović), Kontext gallery, Belgrade, Serbia (2008)

RECAPITULATION… (curated by Susana Vuksanović), Museum of Contemporary Arts, Novi Sad, Serbia (2008)

PARALAX, Festival of New Visual Tendencies- Film/Video/New Media Art (curated by Maja Cirić), Dom omladine, Belgrade, Serbia (2007)

MEDIA ART BIENNIAL OCTOPUS (curated by Biba Vicković), Belgrade, Serbia (2007)

MANGELOS – Young Visual Artist Award, finalist exhibition, Kontext gallery, Belgrade, Serbia (2007)

RE_SET: (02) (curated by Jelena Radić), Contemporary Art Gallery, Pančevo, Serbia (2007)

LILYHIP-BODY & CONSUMPTION, (curated by Sanja Kojić-Mladenov), Museum of Contemporary Art, Novi Sad, Serbia (2007)

OUTSIDE PROJECT, La Corte, Galleria di Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy (2006)

TRE_BA, Mazhaus Mestna Galeria, Pilsen, Czech Republic (2006)

PERSPEKTIVE V, Art klinika gallery, Novi Sad/ Remont gallery, Belgrade/Museum of Srem, Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia (2006)

KEF, Festival of Short Electronic Forms, Cultural centre REX, Belgrade, Serbia (2006)

SARTFEST-Student Art Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Novi Sad, Serbia (2006)

RE_SET:(01) (curated by Jelena Radić), Context gallery/DEZ.org, Belgrade, Serbia (2006)

CITY-ARTISTIC STAGE, free and alternative spaces (curated by  Svetlana Mladenov), Novi Sad, Serbia (2006)

APRIL MEETINGS – AS 06 / Video modules, SKC gallery, Belgrade, Serbia (2006)

VIDEOMEDEJA 05, International video festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Novi Sad, Serbia (2005)

YOUTH PHOTO, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2005)

RP – Real  presense 04 (curated by Biljana Tomić i Dobrila Denegri), Museum 25th May, Belgrade, Serbia (2004)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

DOPUNSKO/DODATNA NASTAVA (with Doplgenger and KURS), Youth Center Gallery, Belgrade (2017)

ART FOR CHANGES (with Alban Muja, Noa Troster/Vahida Ramujkić), Loja, Tetovo (2016)

OPEN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, participatory project, Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade (2014)

WEDDING PIECES, RexB92, Belgrade, Serbia (2011)

ART AS ACTION IN PUBLIC SPACE, performances 2006-2008, Context gallery, Belgrade, Serbia (2010)

ART AS ACTION IN PUBLIC SPACE, performances 2006-2008, City Cultural Centre, Pančevo, Serbia (2010)

WILD BEAUTY MODELS, digital prints exhibition, Most gallery, Podgorica, Montenegro (2009)

HARMONY, performance-installation /censured project/, Novi Sad, Serbia (2007)

SENTIMENTAL ACTION, photography exhibition, SKC gallery, Kragujevac, Serbia (2007)

VIDEO-PERFORMANCES 2005/06, Art klinika gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia (2006)

BODY III, photography exhibition (with R. Koler and S. Junačkov), Ankh gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia  (2005)

VIEW, performance-installation/site-specific, Central Square, Novi Sad, Serbia (2005)

PHOTOGRAPHIES 2005, photography exhibition, gallery BUNKER, SKC gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia (2005)

BODY II, photography exhibition (with R. Koler and S. Junačkov), Faculty Of Humanitas – Central Area, Pesc, Hungary  (2005)

BODY I, photography exhibition (with R. Koler and S. Junačkov), SKC gallery, Belgrade, Serbia  (2005)

 

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS/TALKS:

DISSONANT (CO)SPACES – IMAGINING NEW INSTITUTIONAL MODELS AND PRACTICES, Modeling Public Spaces in Culture – Conference, Kino kultura, Lokomotiva-Skopje/Loose Associations-Zagreb, 2018.

YUGOSLAVIAN CULTURAL PRACTICES – COMMONS BEFORE THE COMMONS (moderated by Marijana Cvetković), Ostavinska gallery, Belgrade, Serbia, 2018.

CONTRADICTIONS AND TRANSFRMATIVE TRAJECTORY OF ART AND LABOUR (moderated by Rena Readle and Vladan Jeremić), Levart, Trondheim, Norway, 2017.

THE PLEASURE OF LOVE, 56. Oktober saloon, Activation of reading corner: Whose exhibition?, kružok group and editorial board of web portal DeMaterialisation of Art, City Museum, Belgrade, Serbia, 2016.

LONDON CONFERENCE IN CRITICAL THOUGHT (moderated by Andrea Liu/Goldsmiths), Birkbeck University, London, UK, 2017.

ARTISTIC WORK IN POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL CIRCUMSTANCES (moderated by Nebojša Milikić), Cultural Centre Rex, Belgrade, 2016.

WHAT WORKERS IN CULTURE PRODUCE? (moderated by Nebojša Milikić), Program for anyone and none, Cultural Centre Rex, Belgrade, 2016.

ARTIST’S TALK, rotor – Association for Contemporary Art, Graz, Austria, 2016.

ARTIST’S TALK, lendafen, Klagenfurt, Austria, 2016.

CRITIQUE OR PRAISE? WELCOME! (moderated by Branislav Dimitrijević), Gallery U10, Belgrade, Serbia, 2016.

FUCK MSUV, lecture performance on cooperatives in-within art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2016.

 CENTRIFUGA, Erste Bank, Cultural Centre Grad, Belgrade, Serbia, 2012.

ARTIST AS AUDIENCE (curated by Mirjana Boba Stojadinović), RexB92, Belgrade, Serbia, 2011.

CHISINAU – Art & Research in Public Sphere (curated by Stefan Rusu), KSA:K, Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau, Moldova, 2010.

INTERNAL PRESENTATIONS, Akademie Schloss Solitude,  Stuttgart, Germany, 2009.

THE LAND OF HUMAN RIGHTS, <rotor> Association for Contemporary Art, Graz, Austria, 2008.

BLOK – PERFORMANCE: TEHNOLOGY, BODY, POLITICS (curated by Gordana Nikolić and Ana Vujanović) , Museum of Contemporary Arts – Vojvodina, cinema hall, Novi Sad, Serbia – presentation of Tempo Project, 2008.

ARTIST – CITIZEN, 49. Oktobar saloon (curated by Bojana Pejić), Museum 25th May, conference hall, Belgrede, Serbia – presentation of Tempo Project, 2008.

POLITICS OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, Stacion – Center for Contemporary Arts, Prishtina, Kosovo – presentation of projects, 2008.

ART IS POLITICS, The First conference of Workers In Culture (RUK),  Museum 25th May, conference hall, Belgrade, Serbia – discussion about projects, 2008.

MANGELOS, gallery Kontext, Belgrade – public presentation of the Mangelos Award finalists, 2007.

 

AWARDS:

Mangelos – Young Visual Artist Award, the best young artist in Serbia, finalist, 2007
Eurobank EFG Award for exceptional achievements, Belgrade, Serbia, 2006
Little Prince, Annual prize for exceptional art Achievements Art Academy and Foundation Little Prince (Italy), Fine Art Academy, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2006
Perspective V – Prize for sculpting, Multimedia center Led Art, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2006
Annual Art Academy prize for sculpting, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2006
Annual prize for drawing in second year of study at Art Academy, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2004
Francophone Society Award (II),Trebinje/Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2002
Art Academy Award for graphics, Trebinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2002

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Danilo Prnjat: Floating Position of Artists (Interview with Vesna Tasić), in: ‘Let’s Talk Critic Arts’ – ‘From Consideration to Commitment: Art in Critical Confrontation to Society (Belgrade, Ljubljana, Skopje, Zagreb: 1990-2010)
Ana Isaković, Umetnost kao akcija u javnom prostoru (Art as an Action In Public Space), http://www.e-novine.com/sr/kultura/clanak.php?id=21896 , 29.01.2009.11:46, 2009
Aneta Stojnić, Danilo Prnjat – Art as an Action In Public Space, catalogue from the exhibition, galerija Kontekst, Belgrade, Serbia, p.4, 2009
Danilo Prnjat: Interview (with Aneta Stojnić), NEW MOMENT, Magazine for Art & Advertising, No.32, p.22-37, 2008
Divna Vuksanović, Media And Revolution, from ANTOLOGY OF ESSAYS BY FACULTY OF DRAMATIC ARTS, No.13, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade, 2008
Aneta Stojnić, WILD BEAUTY MODELS, catalogue from the exhibition, Most gallery, Podgorica, Montenegro, 2008
Sanja Kojić-Mladenov, Social Context and Identity, from LILLYPOP – BODY & CONSUMPTION, catalogue from the exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Arts of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia, p.10, 2007
Svetlana Knežević, BODY, catalogue from the exhibition, Student Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia, 2005