Born in 1970, Aleksandar Duravcevic lives and works in New York, NY. His sculptures, installations, and drawings focus on the world’s dualities–between cultures, within history, and between life and death. His works are based on anatomical and anthropological diagrams. Through these images he establishes a dialogue–a continuous investigation that stems from a personal need to open, to dissect, to catalog, to make a mark.

Duravcevic’s works have been included in exhibitions in prestigious museums around the world, including The Uffizi in Florence and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where they are part of the permanent collection. He is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant and the 2015 representative of Montenegro at the 56th Venice Biennale.

 

EXHIBITION HISTORY

 

2017

STEPPENWOLF, TOTAH, New York

THREE POSITIONS. SIX DIRECTIONS. | CHAPTER II: DOOR TO THE FUTURE, WINDOW TO THE PAST, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany

GROUP SHOW, TOTAH, New York

2015

TI RICORDI SJECAS LI SE YOU REMEMBER, 56th International Art Exibition- La Biennale di Venezia 2015, National Participation, Palazzo MaliPiero, Pavilion of Montenegro, Italy

ALEKSANDAR DURAVCEVIC SELECTED WORKS, R/E Projects, Madrid, Spain

WITHOUT WORDS, curated by Osvaldo Romberg , Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

THEOREM, curated by Octavio Zaya, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

2014

NEW WORK, Sala Gaspar, Barcelona, Spain

ALEKSANDAR DURAVCEVIC, Fundación Antonio Perez, Cuenca, Spain

ALEKSANDAR DURAVCEVIC SELECTED WORKS, Petrovic Palace, Center of Contemporary Art, Montenegro, Dvorac Petrovica, Centar Savremene Umijetnosti, Montenegro

TREES, ALTANA, KulturStiftung Foundation, Hamburg, Germany

POLITICS OF DRAWINGS, curated by Philip Glahn, Sarah Lawrence College, New York, New York

MIRROR MIRROR, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany

EXPANDED DRAWING 014, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

 

2013
ROOM NO 1, Armory show, Solo project, New York, USA

 

2012
TELL ME YOURS I WILL TELL YOU MINE, Galeria Arnes y Ropke, Madrid, Spain

TELL ME YOURS I WILL TELL YOU MINE, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany

BACCANALIA, Landrum Presents, London, England

EXPANDED DRAWING 012, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

SITE/109 WITH GALERIE STEFAN RÖPKE, New York, New York, USA

Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany

 

2011

Brooklyn Ball, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA

SKIN, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany

 

2010

THE LIGHT OF THE CRYSTAL, Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland

Arario Gallery, New York, New York

PULSE Special Projects, New York, New York

 

2009

Aleksandar Duravcevic, MUSEO AB 23, Contenitore per il contemporaneo, Vincenza, Italy

RESTLESS, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany

Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, New York

DREAM WORLD AND THE CASTLES IN THE SKY, Castle Gaasbeek, Brussels, Belgium

Galería Arnés y Röpke, Madrid, Spain

Publications of VFG, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, New York

 

2008
HOME AGAIN, Kuslevova Kuca, Museum of City of Podgorica, Montenegro

 

2007
NEW WORK, Yvon Lambert Project Space, New York, New York

Houghton Library, Harvard University, Boston

 

2005
International Print Center, curated by Kiki Smith, New York, New York,

Rubbell-Schafler Galleries, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, New York

 

2004
NEW ACQUISITIONS, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

International Print Center, New York, New York

 

2003

Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

International Print Center, New York, New York

 

2002

DRAWINGS AND PRINTS, 5+5 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

 

2001

DRAWINGS AND PRINTS, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland

 

2000

DRAWINGS AND PRINTS, Julie Cencebaugh Contemporary, New York, New York

MADE IN BROOKLYN BOOKS, Drawings and Prints, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, New York

NEW VISIONS, Lustberg, Bridgwater and Blumenfeld, New York, New York

GREATER NEW YORK, P.S.1 MOMA ,Queens, New York

Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy

 

1999

DRAWINGS AND PRINTS, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS, Lustberg & Blumenfeld, New York, New York

SEEING IS BELIEVING AGE OF SCIENCE, New York Public Library, New York, New York

Galeria Centro Colombo Americano, Medelin, Columbia

 

1997

Nicolet College, Rheinlander, Wisconsin

Parchman Stremmel Galleries, San Antonio, Texas

Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, New York

 

1996

Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacionale de Columbia, Bogota, Colombia

Galleria Il Bisonte, Florence, Italy

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Lirik Kabinett, Munich

Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, New York

The New York Public Library, New York

The Brooklyn Museum, New York

Columbia University, New York

San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco

University of Iowa, Iowa City

Springfield Museum, Missouri

Smith College, Northampton

Harvard University, Cambridge

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2005   New York Foundation for the Arts

1999   Pratt Institute, Excellence Award for Outstanding Merit in Graduate Fine Arts

1998   Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Artistic Achievement

1997   Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, Award of Merit

 

Born 1970 in Montenegro

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Articles & Reviews

2017

Alexandra Fowle, “Aleksandar Duravcevic: Steppenwolf“. The Brooklyn Rail, April 12 2017.

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2016

Filippo Brunamonti, “Sono un eremita felice, mi sento a casa solo nel mio atelier”. Il Sole 24 Ore. August 2016.

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2015

Es gibt keine Helden mehr: von Aleksandar Duravcevic”. Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, 2015.

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Phong Bui, “In Conversation: ALEKSANDAR DURAVCEVIC with Phong Bui”. The Brooklyn Rail, June 2015.

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Tina Kaplár, “Interview with Aleksandar Duravcevic: Montenegro at the 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale”. Art Guide East, June 2015.

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Ginevra Bria, “Biennale di Venezia. Il padiglione del Montenegro raccontato da Aleksandar Duravcevic”. Artribune, May 2015.

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Aleksandar Duravcevic Brings Fragments of Epic Violence to Venice Biennale’s Montenegro Pavilion”. Artnet News, May 2015.

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Kristina Jerkov, “Aleksandar ĐURAVČEVIĆ: Opasno je zaboraviti prošlost”. Analitika, February 2015.

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2004

Starr Figura. “The Random and the Ordered”. Artnet, 2004.

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2000

Carol Kino. “The Emergent Factor”. Art in America, July – No. 7

Faye Hirsch. “Working Proof”. Art on Paper. Vol. IV, ‘5.

Publications

2015
Miranovic, Anastazija; Filardo, Daria; Glahn, Philip. Ti Recordi Sjecas Li Se You Remember, exhibition catalogue, 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2015, National Participation, Palazzo MaliPiero, Pavillion of Montenegro, Italy.
2014
Fuchs, Ina. Verzweigt: Bäume in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, exhibition catalogue, 30 November 2014 – 22 Feburary 2015, Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg.
Glahn, Philip. A Politics of Drawing: Proposal for a Method of Transformation, exhibition catalogue: October 9th – November 6th, 2014. Barbara Walters Gallery (Sarah Lawrence College).
Bui, Phong; Nikčevic, Nataša; Prince Nikola Petrović Njegoš, Aleksandar Duravčević, exhibition catalogue, November 2014, Dvorac Petrovića, Podgorica.
2009
Portinari, Stefania. Aleksander Duravcevic, exhibition catalogue, 8 November – 6 December 2009, MUSEO AB 23, Contenitore per il contemporaneo, Vincenza, Italy.
Portinari, Stefania. Welcome Home. MUSEO AB 23, Contenitore per il contemporaneo, Vincenza, Italy.
2008
Vukicevic, Borislav. Zadnji izlaz za Brooklyn, Vijesti Podgorica, Montenegro.
Aleksandar Duracvevic. Ponovo Doma – Home Again, Kuslevoca Kuca Gallery Museum, Podgarcia, Montenegro.
2003
Hirsch, Faye. A legacy of Diversity:New Prints 2003/Winter. International Print Center, NY.