Uroš Krčadinac, Belgrade
Uroš Krčadinac (b. 1984) is a Belgrade-based digital artist, technologist, writer, and educator. His transmedia practice involves computer programming, writing, designing, animating, and mapmaking. His research was published by IEEE scientific journals, his artworks presented at re:publica, Emily Car University, SASA Academy Gallery, Serbian Museum of Science and Technology, and many more. He received his PhD in Informatics from the University of Belgrade. Currently, he works as an Assistant Professor of Digital Art and Computing at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade.
Complex systems we are all, globally, part of – technological, ecological, cultural, economic, etc. – are increasingly becoming more and more complex. My transdisciplinary art practice addresses the question of developing not only a deeper understanding of such systems, but also a special kind of sensibility, sensitivity, and empathy. With a formal background in computer and information science, and an informal yet vast experience in animation, digital drawing, and creative writing, I try to bring a novel perspective to the practice of so-called data art. By using advanced digital technologies, such as generative AI models and algorithmic cartography, in strange and surprising ways, my work is focused on demystifing systemic complexity, changing typical ways of seeing and feeling, and visualizing different layers of invisible power structures. Although technologically advanced, my work can be described as humorous, playful, versatile, often simple and down-to-earth, with a strong tendency to be engaging and accessible to a large-scale general audience. Understood in this context, data art I'm interested in is not about innovation. It is about beauty, humor, empathy, intimacy, and resistance.