Vladan Jeremić is artist and curator. He was born in 1975 in Belgrade, Serbia, where he lives and works. In his artistic practice he researches the intersection between contemporary art and social activism. Currently in the focus of his artistic research is the meaning of modernist urbanism today and the emerging social movements such as emancipatory movements of Roma in Europe.
Jeremić holds MFA in Arts, graduated Interdisciplinary Master’s Studies at the University of Arts Belgrade. Since 2002 he works together with Rena Rädle as artist duo. They are founder of Biro Beograd, an association that gives platform for critical practice that steps beyond conventional forms of contemporary art, cultural and social research or activism. He is co-author of the artworks within the collective Chto Delat? Vladan Jeremic had solo exhibitions in Belgrade, Paris, Hamburg, Helsinki, Trondheim, and Novi Sad, and many group exhibitions. His works are in the collection of MUDAM, Luxemburg, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven and Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid.
During his Paths Crossing residency at HIAP, Jeremić will complete the findings of the previous research The Pull Factor / Under the Bridge – Helsinki – which provides documentation of the events in the Roma camp near the Satama Social Center in Helsinki in November 2010, and investigates their causes and effects.
“It is substantial to find possible answers for the existing problems, and to find new solutions with artistic methods that are linked to the public housing and historical modernist urban planning in Helsinki. I will produce a new work that will be presented at an exhibition space in Helsinki in April 2012. A production of the artwork will be realised during the staged debates – seminars in Museum Ateneum in Helsinki.”