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Nikola Knežević

Nikola Knežević

Bereich: Medienkunst, Theorie, Digitale Kunst, Installation, Research

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Medienkunst, Theorie, Digitale Kunst, Installation, Research



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April 2016 - April 2016

2013-2015 MFA

Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam
2000-2009 BA, M.Arch
Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade, Serbia
Stroom Den Haag, Den Haag NL in collaboration with Bruno Listopad
2016 Close-Up – A New Generation of Film and Video Artists
in the Netherlands, Research Lab: Ahistoric Vacuum
EYE, Amsterdam NL
2015 Disorderly Group Behavior in Public Space
Stroom Den Haag, Den Haag NL
2015 Sandberg Instituut Graduation Show
Burgerweeshuis, Amsterdam NL
2015 Body as a Regime
Podroom Gallery, Cultural Center of Belgrade, Belgrade SR
2014 Every Great Undertaking Has Its Ups and Downs
Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam NL
2008 Wohnlich, 11th International Architectural Exhibition
Venice, IT
2007 Biennale ‘Le temps d'une mare’ Dieppe FR
2015 D3US/x\M4CHIN4
Dansmakers, Amsterdam NL
2014 S/S
Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam NL
2014 AL13FB<3
Dansmakers, Amsterdam NL
2016 DATA & PRIVACY DAY 2016
Muntpunt, Brussels BE
2015 Anna Moreno: public lesson 'Performative Research'
Stroom Den Haag, Den Haag NL
2015 Devotion and Surveillance
Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam NL
2015 Holanda. Un país como modelo de arte publico
Centre Cultural La Nau, Universitat de València, València ES
2015 Lost & Found
Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam NL
2015 TURNING A BLIND EYE: presentation of 10 video
essays on the 'unseen' in Sao Paulo
Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam NL
2014 Disorderly Group Behavior in Public Space
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam NL
2014 Turning A Blind Eye, project by Bik Van Der Pol
Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo BR
2011 Technician on the set for the film Goltzius And The Pelican Company directed by PeterGreenaway
Zagreb CRO
2007-2009 Architectural technicians in company S.P. Eurodom
Belgrade SR

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Nikola Knežević


I will be involved in an exhibition, researching 50 years of contract signed between Yugoslavia and Austria. This contract allowed guest workers to come legally to Austria.
As an intervention into architectural practice, my work is interdisciplinary practice and research based, focused on the body, spatial politics and corporate architectural styles. Using research as a basis for each work I don’t seek to indicate from where the certain space comes from, nor even how it is constructed, but how it is unmade, how it explodes, disseminates. I describe my work as „melodramatic architecture“ - unveiling of personal and historical narratives hidden behind the mere appearances of physical structures. Based on research of architectural forms that are part of GASTARBEIT phenomenon, I will shape an installation that mixes several mediums – text, CGI animation and physical objects. On the one hand, I am interested to do the research on communal buildings, existing and non-existing, where the guest workers spend their leisure time, and on the other, I would like to focus on those spaces from which the guest-workers are excluded. This project would be continuation of my experimenting with private and public spaces of participation and collective memory. My personal experience of struggle as once being an immigrant will be deeply embedded into the narrative. Since my work is quite research driven, I do take space for changes and adjustments during my stay.

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