VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT

The exhibition activities of the Students’ City Cultural Centre take place in two venues: the Gallery and the Great Gallery which, through their mutually complementary concepts, form a single programme unit. The Gallery Programme is primarily focused on promotion of work of students and emerging young artist who, in their explorations, approach the art medium in an innovative way. The activities of the Great Gallery involve organisation of exhibitions of established visual authors, as well as production of projects created especially for the Gallery or inspired by its specific space. Education, enhancement of reception of contemporary art among the broader public and decentralisation of cultural events from the inner city are conducted through lectures, talks and presentations on history and theory of art and design.  An important aspect of work of the Visual Arts Department is collaboration with art academies, along with providing support to Serbian art production and the production emerging from collaboration with artists and art groups from abroad. Since 1981, the Students’ City Cultural Centre has been hosting biennial exhibitions of student drawing and printmaking, whose participants are undergraduate and postgraduate students from Serbian art academies and one visiting academy from abroad. In addition, the Visual Arts Department also encompasses the Youth Drawing and Painting Art Studio, which operates in its framework.

 

 

Head of Visual Arts Department  

Maida Gruden

Born in Užice on 2 December 1975, she graduated from the Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy at the Department of Art History.  Since 2006, she has been a Director of the Students’ City Cultural Centre’s Visual Arts Department. In addition, she is an active member of the maramaida curator duo with Mara Prohaska Marković, with whom she has organised a number of domestic and international exhibitions and art colonies.  From 2003 to 2005 she worked as a curator at the New Art Department of the Belgrade National Museum. She is one of the editors of the electronic visual art journal www.dipassage.org and a member of the International Association of Art Critics AICA.

mail: maida.gruden@dksg.rs