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.

EDUCATIONS

1999 MFA Pratt Institute, New York
1993-1995 Scuola di Arte Grafica “IL Bisonte”, Florence, Italy
1992-1993 Academia di Bella Arte, Florence, Italy
1990-1992 University of Montenegro “Veljko Vlahović”, Faculty of Arts, Cetinje

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2019, Complesso della Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Penitenti, Venice, Italy, Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy: Mare Nostru
Museo Riso, Palermo, Italy; Archeological Park of Selinunte and Cave di Cusa, Castelvetrano, Italy, Are You My Mother?

2017
TOTAH, New York, NY, Steppenwolf
König Galerie, Berlin, Germany, Three Positions, Six Direction. I Chapter II: Door to the Future, Window to the Past
TOTAH, New York, NY, Group Show 

2015
56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2015, National Participation, Palazzo MaliPiero, Pavilion of Montenegro, Italy, Ti Ricordi Sjecas Li Se You Remember
R/E Projects, Madrid, Spain, Aleksandar Duravcevic Selected Works
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Without Words(curated by Osvaldo Romberg)
Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, THEOREM (curated by Octavio Zaya)

2014
Sala Gaspar, Barcelona, Spain, New Work
Fundación Antonio Perez, Cuenca, Spain, Aleksandar Duravcevic
Petrovic Palace, Center of Contemporary Art, Montenegro, Dvorac Petrovica, Centar Savremene Umijetnosti, Montenegro, Aleksandar Duravcevic Selected Works
KulturStiftung Foundation, Hamburg, Germany, Trees, Altana
Sarah Lawrence College, New York, NY, Politics of Drawings(curated by Philip Glahn)
Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany, Mirror Mirror
Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Expanded Drawing 014

2013
Armory show, Solo project, New York, NY, Room No. 1 

2012
Galeria Arnes y Ropke, Madrid, Spain, Tell Me Yours I Will Tell You Mine
Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany, Tell Me Yours I Will Tell You Mine
Landrum Presents, London, UK, Baccanalia
Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Expanded Drawing 012
New York, New York, USA, Site/109 with Galerie Stefan Röpke
Galerie Stefan Röpke, New York, Site/109

2011
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA, Brooklyn Ball
Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany, Skin 

2010
Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland, The Light of the Crystal
Arario Gallery, New York, NY
Pulse Special Projects, New York, NY

2009
Museo AB 23, Contenitore per il contemporaneo, Vincenza, Italy, Aleksandar Duravcevic
Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany, Restless
Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Aleksandar Duravcevic, and Dejan Kaludjerovic
Castle Gaasbeek, Brussels, Belgium, Dream World and the Castles in the Sky
Galería Arnés y Röpke, Madrid, Spain
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY, Publications of VFG

2008
Kuslevova Kuca, Museum of City of Podgorica, Montenegro, Home Again

2007
Yvon Lambert Project Space, New York, NY, New Work
Houghton Library, Harvard University, Boston, MA

2005
International Print Center, New York, NY (curated by Kiki Smith)
Rubbell-Schafler Galleries, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2004
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, New Acquisitions
International Print Center, New York, NY

2003
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
International Print Center, New York, NY

2002
5+5 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Drawings and Prints

2001
Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, Drawings and Prints

2000
Julie Cencebaugh Contemporary, New York, NY, Drawings and Prints
Drawings and Prints, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY, Made in Brooklyn Books
Lustberg, Bridgewater and Blumenfeld, New York, NY, New Visions
MOMA P.S.1., Queens, NY, Greater New York
Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy

1999
Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR Drawings and Prints
Lustberg & Blumenfeld, New York, NY, Drawings and Prints
New York Public Library, New York, NY, Seeing is Believing in the Age of Science
Galeria Centro Colombo Americano, Medellín, Columbia

1997
Nicolet College, Rheinlander, WI
Parchman Stremmel Galleries, San Antonio, TX
Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, Staten Island, NY

1996
Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacionale de Columbia, Bogota, Colombia
Galleria Il Bisonte, Florence, Italy

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

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

2015
“Es gibt keine Helden mehr: von Aleksandar Duravcevic.” Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, 2015.
Bui, Phong. “In Conversation: ALEKSANDAR DURAVCEVIC with Phong Bui.” The Brooklyn Rail, June 2015.
Kaplár, Tina. “Interview with Aleksandar Duravcevic: Montenegro at the 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale.” Art Guide East, June 2015.
Bria, Ginevra. “Biennale di Venezia. Il padiglione del Montenegro raccontato da Aleksandar Duravcevic.” Artribune, May 2015.
“Aleksandar Duravcevic Brings Fragments of Epic Violence to Venice Biennale’s Montenegro Pavilion.” Artnet News, May 2015.
Jerkov, Kristina. “Aleksandar ĐURAVČEVIĆ: Opasno je zaboraviti prošlost.” Analitika, February 2015.

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

2000
Kino, Carol. “The Emergent Factor.” Art in America, no. 7, July 2000.
Hirsch, Faye. “Working Proof.” Art on Paper. vol. IV, ‘5, 2000.

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.

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

Articles & Reviews

2019

Vara, Giuseppina. FINO AL 16.IX.2019
ARE YOU MY MOTHER? – MAPPE, MEMORIA E TERRITORIO PALERMO E SELINUNT. Exibart, June 2019.

 

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2017

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

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2016

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

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

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

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2004

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

View Website | Download PDF
2000

Kino, Carol. “The Emergent Factor.” Art in America, no. 7, July 2000.

Hirsch, Faye. “Working Proof.” Art on Paper. vol. IV, ‘5, 2000.

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.