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.

Education

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 

2017

TOTAH, New York, Steppenwolf

König Galerie, Berlin, Germany, Three Positions, Six Direction. I Chapter II: Door to the Future, Window to the Past

TOTAH, New York, Group Show

 2015

56th International Art Exibition- 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, Pennsylvania, Without Words (curated by Osvaldo Romberg)

Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey, 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, New York, 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, USA, 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, England, 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, New York

Pulse Special Projects, New York, New York

2009

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

Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany, Restless

Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, New York, 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, New York, Publications of VFG

2008

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

2007

Yvon Lambert Project Space, New York, New York, New Work

Houghton Library, Harvard University, Boston

2005

International Print Center, New York, New York (curated by Kiki Smith)

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

2004

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, New Acquisitions

International Print Center, New York, New York

2003

Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

International Print Center, New York, New York

2002

5+5 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, Drawings and Prints

2001

Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, Drawings and Prints

2000

Julie Cencebaugh Contemporary, New York, New York, Drawings and Prints

Drawings and Prints, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, New York, Made in Brooklyn Books

Lustberg, Bridgewater and Blumenfeld, New York, New York, New Visions

MOMA P.S.1.,Queens, New York, Greater New York

Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy

1999

Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, Drawings and Prints

Lustberg & Blumenfeld, New York, New York, Drawings and Prints

New York Public Library, New York, New York, Seeing is Believing in the Age of Science

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

Bibliography

 2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

2004

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

2000

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

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.

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

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.

View Website | Download PDF
2004

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

View Website | Download PDF
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.