Dragan Vojvodic is an artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia, mainly working and exhibiting his work in Scandinavia and the Balkan region.
Vojvodic studied at the Art academy in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Novi Sad (Serbia) and has 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…). He has participated in important exhibitions in Serbia (2009. and 2013. October salon, Belgrade; 2010. Mixer festival, Belgrade…), and has 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 University, Joensu, Finland; Erro Nelimarka museum, Alajarvi, Finland and Messen Arthouse, Alvik, Norway).
His video works were selected at various festivals (Athens video art festival, Athens, Greece; 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.)
Vojvodic has participated in a different artist in residence projects in Finland, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Portugal, Spain, France …
Vojvodics work represents personal aspect of the process of transition from socialism to capitalism in the Balkan region, which began during the course of the war in the 90s (20th century) and is still an ongoing process. This process is not exercised in favor of the social needs of the majority and it is routed by political manipulation, committed war crimes and the extreme terror as a means and a medium of robbing the population, and appropriating socially-owned property to satisfy the interests of the newly created political and economic elite. In this process, which allegedly carried out in the name of nation and country individual becomes victim. Dragan Vojvodic’s aim is to present some cultural and political aspects and crises of its values of an era preceding that process of transition. In that since there are important analogies to be research in the intellectual, economic and ethical urban landscapes of the Balkan region.
During his artist-in-residence project at Konstepidemin his goal is to produce an exhibitionthat is used for lecture performance and discussion. It will be consist of materials that relate to his research: different kind of documents, videos, photos, performance and in-city intervention that will be continually on-line updated and linked during and after exhibition.