Populist Project: Celebrities

color photographs/ work in progress, started in 1998

I’m light years away from the art establishment. Because it’s not a warm milieu. Honestly, it only interests me on the brute survival side… But, ask the guys on the top of the hype, they’re so rich that they kids obey them, y’know?! But they’re on tour, aren’t they? Don’t you find that odd? Like fuckin’ rock stars – Sao Paolo, Miami, NYC, London, Paris, Berlin, Venice, Basel, Istanbul, Sharjah, Gwangju, Tokio, Sydney… I’ll just say that I’m in this category: the old school, contemporary art financial made-it thing, where you have the house & you never have to work again. Yeah, I have that. But – the reality is… I have more than 1 house! And then you look at people who don’t do anything at a certain age – & you’re scared.

Uroš Djurić (Belgrade, 1964)
Studied art history at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade and painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. He obtained the BA at 1992, MA degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1998.

Selected solo exhibitionsA Short View Into The Populist Dreamland, Galerie ArtPoint, Wien (2008)// Pioneers, Heroes and Other Dedicated Life-Long Decadents (with Julia Kissina), 18m Galerie für Zahlenwerte, Berlin (2007)// Return of the Dead Painter with New Problems / part 2: 79 – 91, SKC Gallery, Belgrade (2006)// Life as a narrative (with Elke Krystufek), Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (2003)// God Loves the Dreams of Serbian Artists, 2META gallery, Bucharest (2002)

Selected group exhibitionsExperimenta Folklore, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main (2008)// Micro-narratives: tentation des petites réalités, Musée d’Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne (2008)// On Normality – Art in Serbia 1989-2001, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (2005)// In den Schluchten des Balkan, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2003)// Blood and Honey, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg (2003)