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E-mail: jamesdin@mail.com

Aleksandar  Jestrović or Jamesdin  was born on the 27th April 1972 in Zagreb, Croatia, ex-Yugoslavia. He obtained his master degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 2000 in the class of Čedomir Vasić. Besides painting and multimedia art he is occupied in basketball. He has never been convicted and has served the army. Since October 2011 in “Art in Kontext“ master program at UDK Berlin

Lives and works in Berlin and Belgrade.

Address: Bizetstr.102 , 13088 Berlin, Germany
Marka Čelebonovića 47, 11070 Belgrade, Serbia

Solo exhibitions:

2018-Sušeno meso (Dry meat), Galerija savremene umetnosti Pančevo, Serbia
2017-Ti si meni super, Navigator Gallery Belgrad : Uroš Đurić, Jamesdin, Denić Aleksandar,curated by: Mia David, Serbia
2016 – Psihoterapija, SeppMaiers 2raumwohnung e.V., Berlin (with Tidra and Darkomrak), Germany
2015-Bulky Luggage/ Sperrgepäck,Theater im Pfalzbau , Ludwigshafen  Serbinale & Offene Welt Festivals,Ludwigshafen, Germany
– Paradjz turisti (tomato tourists), galerija SIZ, Rijeka, Croatia
2014-„ Večiti student” (“Langzeitstudent”) Dom Kulture Studentski Grad, Belgrad, Serbia (curator: Maida Gruden)
-“Monkey Bussines” Humboldt Mensa, Berlin, Germany (curator: Veronika Beckh)
2012 -ŠVERC KOMERC/Smuggle Trade-City gallery Požega, Serbia
-Preslišavanje 6, with Milena Putnik and Dragana Stevanović, Gallery Remont, Belgrade, Serbia
2011- STOKA SA ISTOKA/ EASTERN HILLBILLIES
Exhibition of the recipient of the award at the 50th October Salon in 2009.
The Art Gallery The Cultural Centre оf Belgrade, Serbia
2010 – KO KOGA JEBE?/ WHO IS FUCKING WHO?, curator Jani Pirnat,
Gallery of erotic art Račka, Celje, Slovenia
2009 – HURRY U ARE LATE, The White Tube project, curator Medeleine Park, Oslo, Norway
2008-NH5-SZ1, gallery Remont, Belgrade, Serbia
-Nova slika, Nenad Kostić, Nikola Marković i Jamesdin, gallery Vinko Perčić, Subotica, Serbia
2007-Tunnel of Love, gallery Studenski grad, Belgrade, Serbia
-Nikola Markovic, Dragan Djordevic and Jamesdin, Nolit warehouses, Belgrade, Serbia
2005-COLONIA 2001 gallery Remont, Belgrade, Serbia
2004-CHAKRE/A4 gallery Remont, Belgrade, Serbia
2002-FLIPER Gallery Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia
2001-120 pictures in 60 minutes video work with Isidora Ficovic,
gallery SKC, Belgrade, Serbia
2000-IZLOŽBA PASA/ DOG SHOW, gallery SULUJ, Belgrade, Serbia

Selected group exhibitions:
2019 – Izložba vajara/ki Srbije 2019 – Letnji salon skulpture, Umetnički paviljon “Cvijeta Zuzorić”, Belgrad, Serbia
2018 – 29. Memorijal Nadežde Petrović “Limited”, Umetnička galerija “Nadežda Petrović”, Čačak,Serbia
2018 – „{Staffel – Schau} {Bau – Stelle}“ – NKI Projektraum, Berlin,Germany
2018 – ARTikulacije (1), Evangelistička crkva,curated by Ivana Ivković and Tanja Juričan,Pančevo , Serbia
2018 – SRPSKE LEPE UMETNOSTI, Ostavinska galerija,curated by Branislav Dimitrijević, Belgrade, Serbia
2018 – Nebbia, Garage – Associazione Culturale, Enna, Sicilia / Italy (Projekt von Mario Margani)
2018 – Slovokult – LiterARTour Festival, Gevgelija und Skopjie, Mazedonien und Brotfabrik, Berlin (initiiert von Elizabeta Kostadinovska)
2018 – refresh, 48h Neukölln Festival “Neue Echtheit” , Hasenheide und Herrfurthplatz, Berlin
2017 – House of Tweets, Landesvertretung Saarland, Berlin (Projekt von Volker Sieben)
2016 – 39th Jalovik Art Colony, Jalovik, Serbia (Selektor: Branislav Nikolic)
2015 – 48. HERCEGNOVSKI ZIMSKI SALON Galerija JOSIP BEPO BENKOVIĆ, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
2015 – AUA (auf und ab), Westwerk, Hamburg (Kuratoren: Thaddäus Hüppi, Ralf Schmitt)
2014 – Želim govoriti o ratu, Galerie Klovovićevi dvori Zagreb, Croatia
2014 – PUT ZA EVROPU – Količina koja nedostaje /VOYAGE TO EUROPE – The Missing Amount, Leipzigerstr. 60, Berlin, Germany
2014 – Mir Mir Mir, Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia
2014 – NOVI POGLED: Savremeni vizuelni umetnici u javnim prostorima Mionice, Serbia
2014 – MOnuMENTS, tȇte Projektraum, Berlin
2014 – UTA (unter tausend), Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin
2014 – Novi pogled: savremeni vizuelni umetnici u javnim prostorima Mionice (New Perspectives: contemporary visual artists in public spaces of Mionica), Mionica/ Serbia) (Kuratorin: Ana Krstic)
2014 – Prolog X2: Berlin, Institut für alles Mögliche, Berlin
2013 – Eastern Promises Hybryd Object, Kunsthale am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany
2013 – Two Lines of Life (or why a rabbit likes weeds), La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, France
2013 – Verliebte Künstler&Lachende Dritte, Berlin Art Week, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz/ Verliebte Künstler, Süddeutscher Kunstverein, Reusten (Kuratoren: Thaddäus Hüppi, Thomas Nolden
2012 – 53 Oktobarski salon GOOD LIFE, Building of Geozavod, Belgrade, Serbia
2012 – “DEVIANT MYTHOLOGY (AS A RIOT ON AN EMPTY STREET)” Gallery Magacin, Belgrade, Serbia
2012 – Artists Film International, Whitechapel gallery, London, UK
2012 – Stockholm 2012 Independent Air Fair SUPERMARKET 2012, Sweden
2011 – „Cukaricki likovni salon“, gallery 73, Belgrade, Serbia
2011 – „Karavukovo 002“, Universitetska Biblioteka/ Belgrad, Serbia und City gallery Groznjan, Croatia
2011 – „Donumenta 2011 – Serbien“, Gallery Leerer Beutel, Regensburg, Germany
2011 – „Bilder in der Dekade der Regenzeit“, Kunsthalle Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany
2011 – „Hybrid Object“, Museum Premoderne, Spodnij Hotic, Slovenia
2011 – „Gratis*- Wir verschenken Kunstwerke an jeden, der bereit ist sie auf sich zu nehmen“, Aktionsausstellung, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany
2011 – Franzi’s choice – Works on Paper, Musej Premoderne Umetnosti, Spodnij Hotic, Slovenia (Kuratorin: Franziska Helmreich)
2011 – The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn/NY, U.S.
2010 – Speederbike primitive, Grimmmusem Berlin, Germany
2010 – Hibridni objekat,Muzej premoderne umetnosti, Spodnji Hotič, Slovenia und Paviljon Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrad, Serbien
2009 – Mahn o Mahn, Emerson gallery, Berlin, Germany
2009 – City collection, Magacin, Belgrade, Serbia
2009 –RE:RE:Residence Revisited, Studentski Kulturni Centar, Belgrade/ Serbia; Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich/ Switzerland; Grasnaya Gallery, St. Petersburg/ Russia; Galeria Arte Actual, Quito/ Ecuador (*)
2008 – Hiroshima art project 2008, Contemporary migration art project, Berlin, Germany
2008 – 9 th International biennale of miniature art, the modern gallery, Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
2008 – Wienna fair 08, the international contemporary fair focused on cee A, Austria
2007 – Belgrade in Budapest, gallery IMPEX, Budapest, Hungary
2007 – steirischer herbs, art festival,Graz, Austria
2006 – Near Dark, Gallery of the Museum for Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
2006 – Young visual artist awards, gallery Kontekst, Belgrade, Serbia
2006 – Pixeldance, video festival Thessalonica, Greece
2006 – Arhipelag, international contemporary art festival Gorica Slovenia and Italia
2006 – Peinture aperte de vue, gallery of Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
2005 – Border Disorder, SKC, Belgrade, Serbia
2005 – Dislocation Utopian Space(s), gallery Ozone, Belgrade, Serbia
2004-C.M.A.K. 6 festival of youth art, Cerkno, Slovenia
-17Adria Annale Art Dioklecian basement, Split, Croatia
2003 – Funkshion, Museum for applied art, Belgrade, Serbia
2003 – BELEF Belgrade summer festival, castle Kalemegdan, Belgrade, Serbia
2003 – Break 2.2 Ljubljana, Slovenia
2003 – Concept : Painting =Yellow : Cat, Gallery of the Museum for Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
2002 – Time Codes, international biennale of youth, gallery ”Konkordija”, Vrsac, Serbia
2002 – Style training, gallery ”HAOS’,’ Belgrade, Serbia
2001 – Real Presence, Museum 25th of May, Belgrade, Serbia
2001 – Selected Yugoslavian drawings, City gallery, Pozega, Serbia

Prizes:
2009 Nagrada Kulturnog centra na 50-tom Oktobarskom salonu/
50th October Salon Award of the Cultural Centre of Belgrade
2006-Belgrade postcard project Award
2000 Nagrada iz Fonda Riste I Bete Vukanović /
Rista and Beta Vukanović Award
1998- Award for drawing of the Faculty of Fine Arts

Publications:
2014 Prolog – Heft für Zeichnung und Text, Nr. X2: bErlIN, Hrsg. Anton Schwarzbach, ISSN 1867-4917
2012 “Good Life.Ohysical Narratives and Spatial Imaginations/ The 53rd October Salon”, Hrsg. Branislav
Dimitrijevic/Mika Hannula/Svebor Midzic, Cultural Center Belgrade 2012, ISBN: 978-86-7996-118-1
2011 “Aleksandar Jestrović: Stoka sa Istoka/ Beast from the East”
Hrsg: Kulturni Centar Beograd, ISBN 978-86-7996-080-1
2011 “donumenta. Serbien. 2011” Hrsg. Regina Hellwig-Schmidt/ donumenta e.V., Regensburg, ISBN: 978-3-9809125-8-7
2010 ZOON 1, Die liebe Verwandtschaft, Mai/Juni 2010
(Comic-Strip: “Lady Fox – Wilde Tiere in der Stadt”/
Aleksandar Jestrovic und Silvia Lorenz über wilde Immigranten)
2009 “Remont Art files” Hrsg. Remont independent art association
ISSN 1821-0511
2009 “Okolnost/ Circumstance – 50th October Salon” Hrsg. Kulturni Centar Beograd, Belgrad ISBN: 978-86-7996-041-2

Presentation
2009- Gallery Arte Actual/ FLACSO Institut, Quito, Ecuador
2007- Alien project presentation, Belgrade summer festival, Belgrade, Serbia
2005- Belgrade April meetings, Student Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia
2004-Schule fuer Gestaltung Basel Switzerland
2003-Gallery Kapelica Ljubljana Slovenia

Workshops
2011-Karavukovo 002, Karavukovo, Serbia
2010-Hybrid Object, Spodnij Hotic, Slovenia
2008-Resonace art lab, Belgrade and Poznan
2007-Grafiti workshop, Belef festival, Belgrade
2007-Alien project, Kraljevo, Serbia
2007-Summer Academy Salzburg, class of Katharina Sieverding
2006-Summer Academy Salzburg, class of Shirin Neshat
2005-Border Disorder, Nordic Balkan cooperation, Skc and ozone gallery
2004-Belgrade-Basel project, Schule fuer Gestaltung Basel Switzerland

Collections
Belgrade cultural department art collection.
Collection of the ministry of culture, Serbia
Telenor art collecion
Celeia Celje Institute – Centre for Contemporary Arts, erotic art gallery Račka, Celje, Slovenia
Haos gallery drawing collection, Belgrade, Serbia
Private collections in Serbia, Germany, Austria

Links

http://www.serbiancontemporaryart.info/umetnici.php?id=11&lang=2

http://www.van.at/next/code/love/

http://www.steirischerherbst.at/2007/english/calendar/calendar.php?eid=276

http://www.nb.rs/events/image_popup.php?id=11275

http://static.kiberpipa.org/~break/old/exhibition.htm

http://borderdisordernetworkofartists.blogspot.com/

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