Ivan Šuković (born in Podgorica in 1981)
He earned his PhD from the University of Arts in Belgrade, the Multimedia Art Department, in 2019. He received his Master of Arts degree from the Department of Digital Art and New Media in Belgrade, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in literature from the Faculty of Philosophy, the University of Montenegro.
He had several solo exhibitions in the period from 2011 to 2021 and presented his work in group exhibitions in Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Russia and Italy in addition to the countries in the region. He was among the finalists of the Milčik Award in 2019. Representative of Montenegro at the 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2022.
He furthered his arts education at the International School – University of Oslo, Norway, in 2009. He participated in a Takt Artist Residency project in Berlin in 2013. He has received a number of awards for his work. His work is included in some museum and private collections.
Through my art, I analyze the meaning and process of recollection in an attempt to re-create intimacy with something distant or lost in time and absent from material space. I use archival material as a potential source for possible identifications of multilayered temporal and spatial relations, i.e. discovery of their multiple potential and inconsistent meanings. The importance of archival material in my work provokes speculation about the role of memory as a creative process that includes different ways of interpreting the temporality of the image.
2022 – Felicità, National Museum, Kraljevo
2021 – Sweet lemon, Manifesto, Belgrade
2019 – Objects of desire, Contact Gallery, Kragujevac
2018 – On the spot, Cultural Centre, Novi Sad
2017 – Records from the autobiographical garden, U10 Art Space, Belgrade
2013 – Life remains – discreet scenes, National Museum of Montenegro, Gallery Dado, Cetinje
2012 – Gallery Art Clinique, Novi Sad
2011 – Gallery Blackbox, Sarajevo
2011 – Gallery O3one, Belgrade
IMPORTANT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2022 – UnSeen / The Unpredictable Forms of Drawing – Gallery DOTS, Belgrade
2022 – Art Salon 13. November – Gallery Miodrag Dado Đurić, Cetinje, Jury award
2022 – The Art of Holding Hands / as we break through the sedimentary cloud
Montenegro Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale, Venice
2019 – Milčik – award for young artists (finalist), Podgorica
2019 – Seeing the Invisible, Spatial Culture Festival, Novi Sad
2018 – Art Salon November – National Museum Kraljevo, Jury award
2018 – Off the Road – Center of Contemporary Art of Montenegro, Podgorica
2017 – Imagio Mungi – Collection Luciano Benetton, Museum Zisa, Palermo
2016 – Luminous Perception – Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna
2014 – Art Salon 13. November – Gallery Miodrag Dado Đurić, Cetinje, Jury award
2013 – Real it up! – Takt Gallery, Berlin
2011 – Body of digital – City Theatre, Budva
2022 – Montenegro Art Salon – Montenegrin art gallery “Miodrag Dado Đurić”, Cetinje
2018 – November Art Salon – National Museum, Kraljevo
2014 – Montenegro Art Salon – Montenegrin art gallery “Miodrag Dado Đurić”, Cetinje