Mangelos nagrada


Finalists 2024


11 ⁠JUN – 12 JUL
OPENING 11 JUN at 19h
Remont gallery, Maršala Birjuzova, Belgrade


​​Twenty-five applications were received for the “Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos” award in 2024, which reflected the diversity of the youth art scene on the territory of Serbia. This year, the candidates presented a wide range of artistic media and thematic units, from which we can draw conclusions about current contemporary artistic movements and interests. The submitted works included a high degree of analysis and re-examination of formal artistic elements, heritage, ecology, everyday life and artistic systems.

The jury had a demanding task before them, as the received applications were thematically and narratively developed and represented the specific artistic practices of young artists creating today. With this in mind, the jury decided to give the chance to as many artists as possible, in this case a maximum of five finalists, to participate in the new mentoring program in addition to the final exhibition.

The selected finalists in 2024 stood out for the complexity of their visual expression and the thematic development of the phenomena they deal with. The jury believes that each of the selected finalists approaches their works in a special way that communicates with the thematic framework they chose to represent. In addition, the diversity of media and performance of the submitted works among the five finalists stands out.

The jury for 2024 was composed of: Vladimir Bjeličić (curator of the Cultural Center of Belgrade, Belgrade), Simona Ognjanović (curator of the Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade), Jovana Trifuljesko (curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad/Belgrade), Marija Vasileva (curator , Sofia, Bulgaria) and Elena Čemerska, winner of the DENES award (YVAA network) from North Macedonia. After a dynamic discussion on the received competition material, the jury selected five artists for this year: Danilo Bursać, Darija Dragojlović, Igor Schiller, Milica Dukić and Tijana Petrović.


finalisti fotke_danilo

Danilo Bursać (1994, Sombor, Serbia) completed in 2020 his bachelor studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Trebinje (Bosnia and Herzegovina), in 2021 completed his master’s studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Department of New Media in the class of Professor Zoran Todorović. He is currently a student of the second year of doctoral academic studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Department of New Media, where he is employed as a researcher – teaching associate. Winner of the prize for expression of the Trebinje Academy of Fine Arts in 2018. He has been exhibiting since 2016.

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Darija Dragojlović (1996, Kraljevo, Serbia) completed her master’s studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, department of fine arts, department – Painting. She completed her basic studies at the Faculty of Arts and Philology (FILUM, Kragujevac), department – Wall painting. She is a 2019/2020 scholarship holder of the Dositeja – Fund for Young Talents awarded by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Serbia. She is a member of SULUV and Shock Cooperative (MMC “Led Art”), within which she has been one of the editors of the art program since 2021. She lives and works in Novi Sad.


finalisti fotke_igor

Igor Schiller (1996, Opovo, Serbia), after completing his second year of studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, went to The Hague as a student of the Erasmus+ program at the Royal Academy of Arts. After a year of exchange, he continued his photography studies in The Netherlands as a regular student, where he graduated in 2021. He was nominated for the prestigious Paul Huf Award at the Foam Museum of Photography in Amsterdam for the year 2022. Last year, he was selected for stipendium of the Dutch Mondrian Fund as part of a program to develop the beginning of his artistic career. Currently, he lives and creates in Amsterdam.

finalisti fotke_milica

Milica Dukić (1989, Kraljevo, Serbia) holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in painting, as well as a Master’s degree in drawing, from the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad. Her wide artistic practice encompasses embroidery, photography, and textile art. Passionate about promoting inclusivity through art, she has volunteered at ‘Milan Petrović’ School in Novi Sad and ‘AKIM’ in Jerusalem. She’s an active member of MMC ‘LED Art /Shock Cooperative’. In 2018, Milica achieved the status of an independent visual artist, subsequently joining the Presidencies of SULUV and SULUJ. Currently based in Kraljevo and Novi Sad (Serbia).

finalisti fotke_tijana

Tijana Petrović (1997, Belarus) is an artist and researcher whose significant segment of work is directed towards an active pondering of contemporary social and political problems, both in Serbia and in broader terms. She has a BA and MA from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, department of New Media, as well as an Advanced Master’s in Research in Art in Socio-Political Context from the Sint Lucas School of Arts in Antwerp. In 2023, Tijana was also a participant of the École nationale d’art de Paris. Tijana is currently in Belgium, pursuing a research career as an active actor in the cultural scene.

Finalist Exhibition

The opening of the exhibition of finalists and announcement of the winner will be on June 11th at Remont Gallery, Belgrade.

Young Visual Artist Award

In 1990, Wendy W. Luers, founder and director of the Foundation for a Civil Society, together with President Vaclav Havel and a group of dissident artists, first established the Jindrich Chalupecky Award in Czechoslovakia to recognize artistic excellence in young visual artists under 35 years of age and provide them with a U.S. residency experience. The Young Visual Artists Awards program (YVAA) was established over several years as an international network of similar awards with support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding, an U.S. foundation. Today 10 European countries are part of this network: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. In 2015, Residency Unlimited (RU) was engaged as the organizer of the YVAA program and host of the New York residency programs.

Residency Unlimited

Residency Unlimited (RU) is dedicated to the presentation, production and promotion of contemporary art through a number of activities within the residential and public programs. Located in Brooklyn, RU functions as a sort of hub, a dynamic space which organizes meetings of artists, curators, art professionals, exhibitions, screenings and discursive programs. In cooperation with institutions, organizations and individuals in New York, the United States and internationally, RU initiated and developed various forms of professional support for users of its residential program in the last several years.