Ivan Grubanov

2015

2014

2013

2012

2009

2008

2015 UNITED DEAD NATIONS - Serbian Pavillion at the Venice Biennale

Ivan Grubanov (SRB, 1976) has enjoyed an intense training as an artist, starting out at the Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts, followed by training programs and residencies at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, the Delfina Studios in London, Casa de Velazquez in Madrid and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. The artist is constantly trying to innovate the medium of painting. Being born himself in a country with such a turbulent past, he became intrigued by the articulation of historical memory against contemporary conditions. What does his heritage still means for him today? And in a broader sense how do past cultural values still exist in our current globalised society. His process-oriented painterly method evolves into a podium for knowledge production, persistently posing challenging questions about social and political realities. Ivan Grubanov has established his international career through numerous solo, group, and biennial exhibitions worldwide, as well as many artistic and scholarly awards.

Solo shows include Loock Galerie in Berlin, Laboratorio 987 at MUSAC in Leon, Le Grand Cafe Centre d’Art Contemporain in St Nazaire, Gallery of the Belgrade Cultural Center and Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Stroom Center for Contemporary Art in Den Haag, Nogueras Blanchard in Barcelona, Galerie Ron Mandos in Rotterdam.
Participations in group shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Witte de With in Rotterdam, Kiasma in Helsinki, the 3rd International Festival of Contemporary Art of Algiers, the 10th Istanbul Biennial, the 1st Thessaloniki Biennial, Stedelijk Museum CS, SMART Project Space and De Appel in Amsterdam, the Drawing Center and Apex Art in New York, City Gallery in Prague, the 50th Belgrade October Salon, the Spa Port Biennial in Banja Luka, the 3rd Bucharest Biennial of Young Artists, Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana, the 3rd Tirana Biennial, the 3rd Biennial of Quebec, Kunsthalle Bern, Office Baroque and Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp, Aeroplastics in Brussels, South London Gallery, ARCOS Museum in Benevento, Museum De Beyerd in Breda, Henie Onstad Art Center in Oslo, National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Museu Colecção Berardo in Lisbon, Iaspis in Stockholm.

Education
2008
Casa de Velazquez, Madrid, Spain 

2005 - 2006 
Delfina Studio Programme, London, UK 

2002 - 2003 
RABK / Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rijksakademie van Beeldenden Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

1996 - 2001 
Academy of Fine Arts, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro 

 

SOLO SHOWS (SELECTION) 
2015
 
BEHIND THE SMOKESCREEN, Loock Galerie, Berlin
UNITED DEAD NATIONS, Serbian Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 

2013 
CURRENT PASTS (with Vangelis Vlahos, curated by Daphne Vitali), National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece 

2012
SMOKESCREENS, Loock Galerie, Berlin 

2010 
HAUNTING MEMORY (associated project of the Architecture Trienale), MARZ Galeria, Lissabon, Portugal
SEVEN STUDIES FOR A MEMORIAL, Loock Galerie, Berlin, Germany 

2009 
Solo Projects, ARCO, Madrid, Spain 

2008 
EVIL PAINTER, Loock Galerie, Berlin, Germany
LABORATORIO 987, MUSAC, Leon, Spain 

2007 
Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, France
KCB Gallery, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro 

2006 
Nogueras Blanchard Gallery, Barcelona, Spain 

2005 
Stroom Contemporary Art Center, Den Haag, Netherlands
VISITOR, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro 

2004 
STUDY OF MY FATHER, A RELATION TO THE ORIGIN, Ron Mandos Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands
VISITOR, Lawrence O´Hana Gallery, London, UK
CAGES, Expodium, Utrecht, Netherlands 

2001 
Dvoriste Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pancevo, Serbia-Montenegro 

1999 
Zlatno Oko, Novi Sad, Serbia-Montenegro 

 

GROUP SHOWS (SELECTION) 
2013 
WIR ÜBERSCHREITEN DEN RUBIKON, Ostrale ´013, Dresden
GENESIS, 9. Inspiracje Festival, Szczecin, PL
WE ARE EVERYTHING FOR EACH OTHER (curated by Maja Ciric), Lanchester Gallery Projects, Coventry, UK
PRESLISAVANJE 10 (curated by Sasa Janjic, Miroslav Karic, Slobodan Jovanovic), Remont Gallery, Belgrade, RS 

2012 
REALITY BITES (curated by Eija Aarnio, Leevi Haapala, Saara Hacklin, Patrik Nyberg, Jonna Strandberg), Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finnland
A GATHERING (curated by Maria Thalia and Olga Hatzidaki), Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Griechenland
REFERENCING HISTORY, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, VAE
THAT PASSES BETWEEN US (curated by Lala Rascic), Good Children Gallery, New Orleans
PRIVATE VIEW, Loock Galerie, Berlin 

2011 
Apexart, THE WALLS THAT DIVIDE US (curated by Miguel Amado), New York, USA
Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, DONUMENTA 2011- SERBIEN: VIEWS/ VISIONS, Regensburg, Germany
Extra City, DRAWING DOCUMENTS, Antwerpen, Belgium
The 3rd International Festival of Contemporary Art of Algiers (FIAC), Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Algiers, DZ, (curated by Nadira Laggoune)
MOCAK, HISTORY IN ART (curated by Maria Anna Potocka), Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, PL
MARZ Galeria, THIN AIR, Lisbon, PT
SELEKTIONSEFFEKTE, Blainsouthern Berlin, DE 

2010 
DRAWING DOCUMENTS (curated by Anselm Franke), Extra City-Kunsthal, Antwerpen, Belgium
POLITICS OF ART (curated by Anna Kafetsi), National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athen, Greece
MORALITY, ACT 3, AND THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS (kuratiert von Zoe Gray), Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
MORALITY, ACT 3, AND THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS (kuratiert von Zoe Gray), Apex Art, New York, USA
ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR: THE SOCIAL AT THE BERARDO COLLECTION (curated by Miguel Amado), Museu Colecção Berardo, Lissabon, Portugal 

2009 
MONUMENT TO TRANSFORMATION, City Gallery Prague, Prag, Tschechische Republik
COURTISANE FESTIVAL, Film, Video & Media Art, Arts Center Vooruit, Gent, Belgium
PUERTAS ABIERTAS, Casa de Velazquez, Madrid, Spain
CIRCUMSTANCE, Belgrade Cultural Centre, The 50th October Salon, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro
The Matrix: An Unstable Reality, 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slowenien
WHERE EVERITHING IS YET TO HAPPEN, Spaport Biennial, Banja Luka BH, (curated by Antonia Majaca, Ivana Bago, Anselm Franke) 

2008 
BETWEEN THE IMAGES, Iaspis, Stockholm, Sweden
3rd Bucharest Biennial of Young Artists (curated by Ami Barak), Bukarest, Romania
Spa Port, Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina
NO LEFTOVERS, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
WASTELAND, Hattyúház Galéria, Pécs, Hungary
SIGNALS IN THE DARK: ART IN THE SHADOW OF WAR, Blackwood Gallery University of Toronto at Mississauga, Toronto, Canada
HEADLINES & FOOTNOTES, Henie Onstad Art Center, Oslo, Norway
ITALY ITALIEN, WLOCHY, ARCOS Contemporary Art Museum Sannio, Benevento, Italy
SELECTIVE KNOWLEDGE, Institute for Contemporary Art and Thought, Athen, Greece 

2007 
10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
DRAWING TYPOLOGIES (curated by Roel Arkesteijn), Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, Netherlands
HETEROTOPIAS (curated by Jan Erik Lundstorm), 1st Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece
ALABAMA, Office Baroque, Antwerpen, Belgium EVERY WIND THAT BLOWS, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, Netherlands
GROUND LOST, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Switzerland
SPEAKERS, Aeroplastics Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

2006 
HISTOIRE(S) (curated by Sophie Legrandjacques), Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, France
REMBRANDT: DEATH, DISSECTION & DOCTORS, Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
COMMON DESTINATIONS (curated by Katherine Carl), Drawing Center, Selections Fall, New York, USA
Pancevo Biennial, Pancevo, Serbia-Montenegro
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (curated by Margot Heller, Jens Hoffman, Kit Kammonds and Claire Fitzsimmons), South London Gallery, London, UK
SWEET TABOOS (curated by Edi Muka), Apex Art, New York, USA
PSW AR, PIXELS OF REALITY, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Everyday Every Other Day, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Canada
MRKS & SPNCR, Delfina Studios, London, UK
AMBIVALENT TRUTHS, Serious Interests Agency, London, UK
AFFINITY BY CHOICE, KCB Belgrade, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro
INTERRUPTED HISTORIES, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
VILLA JELMINI, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland 

 

2005 
SWEET TABOOS, Tirana Bienale, Tirana, Albania 
INFORMATION/TRANSFORMATION, Extra City, Antwerpen, Belgium 
OFF-KEY, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland 
20/21, Press to Exit Project Space, Skopje, Macedonia 
20/21, Zvono Gallery, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro 
Manif d’Art, 3rd Biennial of Quebec, Quebec, Canada 
VALUES, Espace Culturel Francois Mitterand, Perigueux, France 
GALA OF THE YEAR, Ron Mandos Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands 

2004 
THE WORLD IS FINE, WE OURSELVES UNFORTUNATELY SOMEWHAT LESS, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
CODED CULTURES, Freiraum, Museumsquartier, Wien, Austria 
UNTITLED AS YET, The Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists, Vrsac, Serbia-Montenegro 
VALUES, 11th Biennial of Visual Arts, Pancevo, Serbia-Montenegro 
SHARE LIKE A RECEIPT, Center in Galerija P74, Ljubljana, Slovenia 
VIDEO STUDIO, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, Den Haag, Netherlands 
ART Rotterdam, Smart Project Space Stand, Rotterdam, Netherlands 
Smart Project Space, ART Rotterdam, Netherlands 

2003 
MARTHA COLBURN, IVAN GRUBANOV, BAS LOUTER, SERGE ONEN-FUSE, Museum De Beyerd, Breda, Netherlands 
RABK, Open Ateliers, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
REGIONAL-UNIVERSAL, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pancevo, Serbia-Montenegro 

2002 
RABK, Open Ateliers, Amsterdam, Netherlands
VIOLENCE-SILENCE, US Art Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa 
RENDEZVOUS IN XIAMEN, Chinese-European Art Center, Xiamen, China 
VIOLENCE - MEMORY, Goethe Institut, Tel Aviv, Israel 
VIOLENCE, N.S.A. Gallery, Durban, South Africa 
SILENCE, Nieubethesda, Great Karoo, South Africa 
FAKE OR REAL, Outline & Kunstruimte NP40, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
GLASS, KCB Gallery, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP 35 WINTER SALON, Josip Bepo Benkovic Gallery, Herceg Novi, Serbia-Montenegro 
PUBLIKUM'S CALENDAR OF NEW ART AND CONTEMPORARY LIFE, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro 

2001 
INTERNATIONAL TRIENNAL OF DRAWINGS, The Modern Gallery, Rijeka, Croatia 
RESISTANCES AND CONFRONTATIONS, Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia-Montenegro 
31. SALON OF PANCEVO, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pancevo, Serbia-Montenegro 
OPEN SENSUALITY, Cinema Apolo, Pancevo, Serbia-Montenegro 
11th BELEF, Barutana, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro 
GLASS, Gallery for Contemporary Art, Pancevo, Serbia-Montenegro 
UNDER CONSTRUCTION, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowsky, Warschau, Poland 

2000 
SHORT ELECTRONIC FORM FAIR, Rex, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro 
INSIDE-OUTSIDE, Zacheta Gallery, Warschau, Poland 
OPEN SENSUALITY, Cinema Apolo, Pancevo, Serbia-Montenegro 
30. OCTOBER SALON, Dvoriste Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pancevo, Serbia-Montenegro 
10th BELEF, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro 
INSTALLATION AT PUBLIC SPACE INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF SCULPTURE, Cinema Apolo, Pancevo, Serbia-Montenegro 
NOT A DAY WITHOUT A LINE, Graphic Collective Gallery, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro 

1999 
THE END OF THE EPISODE, SULUJ Gallery, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro 
International Festival of Young Independent Artists, BREAK 21, Ljubljana, Slovenia 
29. OCTOBER SALON, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pancevo, Serbia-Montenegro 
250 EUROPEAN ARTWORKS, Palazzo Piazzoni, Vittorio Veneto, Italy 
COLLECTION OF GCA GALLERY PANCEVO, Marko Gregovic Gallery, Petrovac, Serbia-Montenegro 
PROJECT AAAAAAAAAAA, KUD France Presern, Ljubljana, Slovenia 
BETWEEN TWO AIR-RAIDS, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pancevo, Serbia-Montenegro 
28. DRAWINGS AND SMALL SCALES SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, Youth House Gallery, Belgrad
, Serbia-Montenegro 
28. OCTOBER SALON, Cinema Apolo, Pancevo, Serbia-Montenegro 
Konkordija, 3. Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists, Vrsac, Serbia-Montenegro 
De Valigia-International Travelling Exhibition, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro 
BREAK 21, International Festival of Young Independent Artists, Ljubljana, Slowenien 
9th BIENNIAL OF DRAWINGS, Student City Gallery, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro 


SCHOLARS/FELLOWSHIPS

2005
Delfina Studio Trust Award, London, UK

2002 - 2003
RABK / Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2001
'Award of 31st Salon of Pancevo' for video, Pancevo

, Serbia-Montenegro

2000
'Award of 30th October Salon for video artwork' Pancevo, Serbia-Montenegro

1999
'Award for poster'
 World's Health Organization, Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro

1997
'Award for best drawing', Patagonija Magazine, Vrsac, Serbia-Montenegro

 

PERFORMANCES

2006
Affinity by choice, Speech in front of the National Parliament Building, Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro 


2003
W139, Amsterdam, with Paulina Olowska


2000
Soldier's Tale (Performance in Stravinsky’s opera), Beton-Hala Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro 
 FILM/VIDEO SCREENINGS

2004
NEURO, Muffathalle, München, Germany VPRO Television, NL, Smart Project Space selection



2001
FLUX 01, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro ARTme, Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina Mikrokino Fest, SKC, Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro

2000
VideoGong Festival, Culture House Gorizia, Gorizia hEXPO, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia