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Lidija Delić

Lidija Delić (b. 1986 in Nikšić, Montenegro) graduated in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade in 2010, and earned a PhD in the Multimedia Art Department from the University of Arts, Belgrade in 2015. She is co-founder and member of artist-run U10 Art Space in Belgrade. In 2017 she was selected to represent Serbia at the Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (BJCEM) in Tirana, Albania. Lidija was a finalist in the 2017 D.B. Mangelos Award, and in 2018 she exhibited at the 57th October Salon, Belgrade. In 2019, Lidija was at Artist-in-Residence program organized by Balkan Projects and Swiss Institute in New York. Together with four more artist, Lidija will represent Montenegro at the 59th Venice Biennial in 2022. Currently Lidija works at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade as an assistant professor.

My practice is predicated, both conceptually and structurally, upon an inter-medial exploration of a set of relations between (my) subjective internal processes and spaces that surround me. I find it possible to elucidate, expend and transform internal personal spaces of atmosphere, dreams, memories and imagination through their transposition into the physical space of a gallery. Point of departure of my approach is an understanding that the world around us is not a system of pre-defined objects and concepts to which we come and choose rationally, but that it is rather a dense network of unfinished processes where seemingly stable things are nothing but a reflection of stability of their images. Through my work I strive to create an opening which would lead a visitor from one level of reality into another, from physical to sensory, for collective state into individual physical experience.

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