Selected participants of the 43rd International Terracotta Sculpture Symposium Terra 2024
CLPU Terra selection board consisting of: Suzana Vuksanović, Serbia (Mr. Sc. Museum Advisor, Collection of Sculptures, Objects and Installations, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina), Marko Lađušić, Serbia (MA, visual artist, full professor at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, participant of the Terra Symposium in 2007), Branislav Nikolić, Serbia (MA, visual artist, selector of the Jalovik Art Colony until 2002, participant of the Terra Symposium in 2020), Igor Smiljanić, Serbia (Ph.D. Visual artist, sculptor, senior expert associate at Academy of Arts in Novi Sad – Department of Sculpture, participant of the Terra Symposium 2017) and Bernhard Rüdiger, France/Italy (PhD, visual artist, professor at the École Nationale des Beaux Arts in Lyon, participant of the Terra Symposium 2022) published on November 10, 2023, a list artists participating in the 43rd Terracotta Terracotta International Symposium 2024.
The selected participans are:
Philippe Aguirre y Otegui – Belgium
Philippe Aguirre y Otegui (born 1961 in Choten) is a Belgian artist who works mainly as a sculptor and painter. His work usually concentrates on migration and refugees, water and shelter architecture. In 2017 he won the International Prize for Public Art for his 2010 installation Theater Source in Douala, Cameroon. In 2015, a 45-minute documentary with the voice of Jan Decleir, about the creation of this piece, was created by the cinema Koen Van den Briel. It was shown how a muddy well was transformed into a village meeting place in 9 months. The art publisher Ludion also produced a book about the installation. His work was influenced by Frans Masereel (for the humanist vision and the effort to bring art to the people), the sculptors Constantin Brancusi and Alberto Giacometti, the photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo and the contemporary Belgian artist Francis Allis.
Milorad Mića Stajčić – Serbia
Milorad Mića Stajčić was born in 1977 in Belgrade. He graduated from the Faculty of Organizational Sciences majoring in information systems and from the Faculty of Fine Arts majoring in sculpture in the class of prof. Mrđan Bajić. He completed his doctoral studies at the same faculty. He is the founder and co-owner of X Vitamin gallery in Belgrade.
In his artistic work, in addition to sculpture, he expresses himself through various installations, video works, performances, photography, often using elements from pop culture. The most common topics are various social values, taboo topics, consumer society, religion, money
Vessna Perunovich – Serbia
Vessna Perunovich (1960) graduated from Belgrade’s Faculty of Fine Arts in 1987. Since 1988, she has lived and worked in Toronto. She exhibited in hundreds of art shows in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. She recently participated in the Havana Biennial, Cuba (2019), as part of the Ad Infinitum exhibition and the Risk Change, a four-year project of the European Union (2016–2020), which dealt with the phenomenon of migration. She has completed numerous international art residencies worldwide: the ISCP in New York, Red Gate in Beijing China, Glogauar in Berlin, Risk Change in Malta, Miz Istanbul Gallery, and Banff Residency in Alberta, Canada. Her exhibition projects Emblems of Enigma (2007–2009) and Borderless (2009–2011) have been presented in museums and galleries in Canada and Eastern Europe. Vessna Perunovich is the winner of the TFVA (2005) and numerous other grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, including the prestigious OAC Chalmers Fellowship Grant (2019) for her project The Politics of Exile and Compassion.
Stephen Mass – UK
Stephen Maas (1953) is an important British artist who lives and works in Paris. He is an experimental sculptor who works with different materials. He has been actively and continuously exhibiting since 1984 until today. His works are in public collections in France.
Božica Rađenović – Srbija
Bozica Radjenovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia and received her MFA in sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade in1991. She has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions, most recently at the Cultural Centre Gallery in Belgrade, Serbia, (2012) where she was short-listed for the prestigious Politika award in January 2013,at Karsh Mason Gallery in Ottawa (2011), the Ottawa School of Art Gallery (2011) and Harbourfront Centre in Toronto(2010). Her work can be seen in the Museum of Modern Art in Belgrade, the City of Ottawa Fine Art Collection, the Zepter Museum in Belgrade and various private collections in Canada and Europe. Radjenovic is a member of the Blink Gallery Collective and the Enriched Bread Artists of Ottawa studio collective.
Anamaria Šerban – Rumunija
Born in 1979 in Arad, where she currently lives and works. In 2002 she graduated in sculpture from the Department of Arts in Timisoara. She received a PhD in visual arts in 2007. She has participated in various collective exhibitions in Romania, France and Hungary and sculpture symposia (wood, stone, metal) both in Romania and abroad (France, Germany, Norway).
On September 29, 2023, the Terra Center for Fine and Applied Arts announced a call for applications for participation in the 43rd International Terracotta Sculpture Symposium, which will be held from July 1 to July 31, 2024.
The International Terracotta Sculpture Symposium in Kikinda includes the conception and execution of a terracotta artwork, which will be permanently installed in the Terra Sculpture Park. The artworks of the Terra collection are exclusively from the field of contemporary art and may include: sculptures, spatial installations or other works of art created from clay.
The total number of registered candidates was 87. We thank all interested candidates and invite them to follow future competitions that we will announce on our website and social networks in 2024.