Vladimir Bjeličić, Novi Sad
Vladimir Bjeličić (1983, Belgrade) holds an MA in art history from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade and is active in the field of independent curatorial and artistic practice. He is one of the founding members of the post-curatorial formation Vocal Curatorial Syndrome and the drag collective Ephemeral Confession, and a permanent collaborator on the ongoing project #SERGINA, by British artist Elly Clarke. Bjeličić’s practice is based on the representation of corporeality in the digital era, translation of curatorial practice through performance, and ongoing articulation of the ideas of collectiveness and equal (re)distribution of commons in regards to interspecies communication (man and machine/ man and plant).
Throughout my entire practice I tend to search for different modalities of critical engagement. Although my academic background is rooted in art history, my general approach to articulation, interpretation, and presentation of art is performative. Namely, my entire activity (as an art historian, critic, curator, and artist) is based on the exploration of various aspects of social and political absurdity. Whether I am acting solo, in a duo or in a collective, by engaging role play and cross-dressing (drag) strategies, I very often perform different characters depending from the prescribed framework.
The main purpose of such an approach is sort of liberation; an attempt to conduct a socially charged critique through precise ideological positioning (needless to say grounded in the emancipatory domains of the left specter), and humor.