Selected participants of the 42nd International Symposium Terra 2023
Kikinda, February 24th 2023.
The Artistic Council of the Center for Fine and Applied Arts Terra, consisting of: Slobodan Kojić, MA in Sculpture, founder and director of CLPU Terra, Verica Nemet, curator-art historian, CLPU Terra, Sava Stepanov, independent art critic, Novi Sad, Sanja Kojić Mladenov, Ph.D. , museum advisor of MSUV, Novi Sad and Igor Smiljanić, PhD i arts, academic sculptor, associate at the sculpture department, Academy of Arts, Novi Sad, selected the following artists who will participate in this year’s International Terracotta Sculpture Symposium. :
Ledia Kostandini – Albania (Pogradec, 1983)
Graduated (2006) from the department of monumental painting at the Academy of Arts in Tirana, Albania.
She has been exhibiting independently since 2008, and so far she has had a large number of exhibitions in the country and abroad. She is the winner of numerous awards and has been a participant in various residential programs around the world. She is the author of the book (2017) “Zing City”.
Worked (2020-2023) as a professor at POLIS University of Design and Architecture in Tirana.
In artistic expression, she is recognized by the public for her focus on mixed media art, which she uses to play with what reality provides, turning space and the public into essential features of these interactive works of art. Her works evoke ambiguous emotional reactions in visitors, such as nostalgia and imagination mixed with curiosity, surprise and humor.
He lives and works in Tirana.
Nikola Nenadić – Croatia (Rijeka, 1978)
Graduated (2009) in sculpture at the Accademia di belle arti in Venice in the class of prof. Andrea Grassi and Giuseppe la Brune, after which he perfected marble processing techniques at the Artigianali marmisti di Pietrasanta / Carrara in Tuscany. He has been exhibiting independently since 2008, but also as a member of the MUSKETEERS group of artists with whom he participates in international art colonies and exhibitions. So far, he has had a large number of exhibitions in the country and abroad, of which his participation in the XIII. triennial of Croatian sculpture, as a participant in the program at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka at RIJEKAEPK202, and in his series of exhibitions he calls CIKLUS.
Employed (2018) as a senior assistant at the sculpting department of the Academy of Applied Arts, University of Rijeka, where he teaches – portraiture – and is the leader of sculpting workshops in materials.
In artistic expression, he is professionally recognized for making sculptures from forged metal, stone and wood, for which he has been awarded several times at various art events throughout Europe.
He is a member of HDLU Rijeka and HULU Split.
He lives and works in Rijeka.
Jorge Beda Morcillo Juliani – Spain (Islas Canarias, 1963)
Graduated (1988) form the School of Applied Arts and Crafts (Madrid), where he began his education in sculpting at the lectures of Higinio Vázquez García, Angelo Marotto, and the stone carving master Alvarez. In the period 1992-1994. studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University (Madrid). Graduated (1994) in sculpture from the School of Applied Arts and Crafts in Zaragoza.
So far, he has exhibited at numerous individual and collective exhibitions in the country and abroad, and his works are in private and public collections and spaces.
Lives and works in the Canary Islands.
Saša Pančić – Serbia (Mostar, 1965)
Graduated from the painting department (1989) at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade and received his master’s degree (1992) from the same department, drawing department in the class of professor Dragan Lubarda.
Present on our art scene as an independent artist since 1988. Participated in many collective exhibitions in the country and abroad. Until now, he has exhibited at numerous independent and collective exhibitions in the country and abroad. He is the recipient of numerous awards and has participated in various residency programs around the world. His works can be found in private and public collections and spaces.
In artistic expression, he is recognized by the profession as an author who uses the experiences and achievements of the avant-garde and high modernism in his work as a clear starting point for his own artistic experiment.
Member of ULUS since 1992, and he was the president of the association from 2007 to 2010.
Lives and works in Belgrade.
Čedomir Vasić – Serbia (Beograd, 1948)
Graduated (1971) and master’s degree (1973) at the painting department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in the class of prof. Đorđe Bošan. He has been present on our art scene since 1969.
As a Fulbright scholarship holder at the University of California in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, he studied video in the class of Prof. Mitsuru Kataoka and computer art with prof. by John Whitney (1976).
Until now, he has exhibited at numerous independent and collective exhibitions in the country and abroad. He is the recipient of numerous awards and has participated in various residency programs around the world. His works can be found in private and public collections and spaces.
He was a professor of painting and drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade (1975 – 2013), rector (2004 – 2009), and today he is engaged in the subject Methods of artistic research work 1 and Methods of artistic research work 2 in doctoral academic studies as a professor emeritus of the University of Arts in Belgrade, retired.
In artistic expression, he is recognized by the profession for his multimedianess, i.e. interdisciplinary thinking processes of images, photography, digital graphics, video, installation, lenticulars and ambient settings.
He has been a member of ULUS since 1972.
Miroljub Stamenković – Srbija (Niš, 1950)
Graduated (1975) from the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Applied Sculpture. He started his working career in 1976 at the National Museum as a sculptor restorer. So far, he has exhibited at over 100 individual and collective exhibitions in the country and abroad, and Stamenković has been awarded more than twenty times for his creative contribution. His works can be found in private and public collections and spaces.
Employed (1991) at the Faculty of Applied Arts as full professor (2001) in Belgrade.
In addition to sculpting, applied sculpting, and medal making, he deals with the conservation and protection of cultural assets. As a conservator and longtime associate of the National Museum in Belgrade, he restored and conserved many works that belong to the highest rank of Serbian cultural heritage.
He has been a member of ULUPUDS since 1975. International Association of Medalists (FIDEM, Paris) since 1976 and ULUS since 1978.
He lives and works in Belgrade.