Animal Bro


I was born and grew up in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Classically trained in traditional artistic media, I graduated from Belgrade School of Design in 2000. and obtained an MFA in painting from the University of Art in Belgrade in 2006. While living in Africa in 1999. I attended Evelyn College of Design in picturesque Nairobi, Kenya. Experiencing Africa set my artistic vision on a new path.

Since 2011 I have been living in New South Wales, where I paint, exhibit, teach workshops, curate exhibitions and publish zines.

I mainly work with ink, watercolour and acrylic, as well as various mixed media and digital art. Recently I began exploring clay and ceramics. My work revolves around universal themes of rebirth, transformation, interconnectedness, personal quest and ancestral heritage.

Education:

• 2001-2006 Masters degree in Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia
• 1998-2001 College of Design, Belgrade, Serbia
• 1999 Evelyn College of Design, Nairobi, Kenya

Selected solo exhibitions:

• 2018 "New Dream", Orchard Gallery, SSUC, Redfern NSW

2017 "Three Magick Stooges", Balmain Watch House, Balmain, NSW

• 2016 Mural commisions for "Leichhardt Open Studio Trail", NSW 

• 2015 Art installation for "Black Wire Records", Sydney Fringe Festival, NSW

• 2014 “Year of the Horse, as told by Animal Bro”, Leichhardt Town Hall, NSW
• 2013 "Vision Quest", Orchard Gallery, SSUC, Redfern NSW
• 2007 Drawings, District Gallery, Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
• 2007 Paintings , Culture Center ‘Studentski Grad’, Belgrade, Serbia

Selected group exhibitions:

• 2016 "The Small Picture", Orchard Gallery, Redfern NSW
• 2015 "Community Art", Orchard Gallery, Redfern NSW
• 2013 "Fringe Arts at the Forum", Sydney Fringe Festival, Italian Forum, NSW
• 2012 "Monster Art Show", Ambush Gallery, Waterloo, NSW
• 2012 "Monster Art Show", Rex Livingston Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW
• 1995-2010 Over 20 exhibitions spanning Serbia, Poland, Montenegro and Kenya


Curatorial work:

• 2017 "Fantastic Creatures", Group Exhibition, Orchard Gallery, Redfern NSW

• 2016 "Mud Paper Glue", Group Exhibition, Orchard Gallery, Redfern NSW

• 2015 “A Year in the Manse” Alex Grilanc at Orchard Gallery, Redfern NSW

• 2014 “Axolotl & Other Creatures” group exhibition Orchard Gallery, Redfern NSW
• 2013 “Gaylene Smith Solo” at Orchard Gallery, Redfern NSW
• 2013 “Presstagram” group exhibition at Orchard Gallery, Redfern, NSW


Accomplishments:

• Residency at Arteles Creative Center, Hämeenkyrö, Finland 2019

SSUC Residency, Sydney for 2012/2013
• Short-listed artwork at Second European Ex-libris Triennial 2008
• Awarded Serbian Government Scholarship for Young Talents 2005/2006