Slobodan Kojić (Kikinda, 1944) is a master of sculpture, founder and director of the Terra Center for Fine and Applied Arts in Kikinda. He graduated in 1971 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, sculpture department. In 1974, he completed postgraduate studies at the same Academy in the class of Professor Miodrag Popović. Slobodan Kojić’s sculptural opus begins in the 1970s. He participated in numerous collective exhibitions in the former Yugoslavia, but also abroad. He is the author of solo exhibitions in Belgrade (1985 in the gallery of Kolarac People’s University and 1990 in the Gallery of Fine Arts of the Cultural Center), Zagreb (1987 in the Salon of the Karas Gallery), Novi Sad (1994 in the gallery “Golden Eye”). He participated in the following symposia and colonies: International Symposium Terra (Kikinda), Bor Art Colony Bor – Bakar (Bor), International Symposium of Sculpture “Nanto Pietra” (Venice), Apatin Sculpture Meeting “Meander” (Apatin). He tried his hand at different materials: marble, bronze, wood, coal, stone, clay.
Kojić’s sculptures are also in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, the Contemporary Gallery in Zrenjanin, the Gallery of Contemporary Art of the National Museum in Kikinda, the Terra Center for Fine and Applied Arts in Kikinda, the Contemporary Gallery in Pancevo, the Museum of Peace in Spain, the City Hall in Israel. museums and galleries in the former republics of SFRY and private collections in Japan, Italy, Norway, Israel, Spain, USA.
The most significant sculptures performed and placed in public places are:
Large relief, terracotta, in front of the town pub, Zrenjanin, Family, bronze fountain, Kikinda, Monument to Kikinda interns in Norway, marble, Kikinda, A large number of sculptures in the courtyard of the Tera studio, terracotta, Kikinda, Monument to Mokrin partisan detachment Monument Brotherhood and Unity, marble, Banatska Topola, Sculpture in terracotta, Novi Sad, Sculpture in wood, Banja Luka, Sculpture in stone, Vicenza, Sculpture in terracotta, Venice.
He also worked as a long-term full professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje and at the High School of Vocational Studies for the Education of Teachers in Kikinda.
He is a member of the Association of Fine Artists of Serbia and the Association of Fine Artists of Vojvodina. He lives in Kikinda.