(Belgrado, Serbia, 1957)
Mrdjan Bajić was born in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1957.
Nowadays he lives and works in Belgrade and Paris. His artistic research investigates the possibilities offered by different interpretations of history. Moving from Serbian recent history, Bajić builds up complex and evocative projects, in which an imaginative combination of different frames -absolutely self-sufficient- are matched together. While using different media, such as sculpture and drawing, collage and photography, the Serbian artist creates a constellation of memories. Tito’s fallen regime, Yugoslavian civil war, Milošević’s era are part of this process of re-construction of the plot of history. Although Bajić’s imagery is not only made by official and public memories, but also by intimate and personal reminiscences. Official paths constitute a sort of “social grammar” that co-operates with the emotional world of the artist.
Mrdjan Bajić has showed his works at the Serbian Pavillon, for the second time during the 52nd Venice Biennale, in 2007. At the Biennale he presented a project devoted to the reconstruction of the past seven years in Serbia. In 2008 he and the British artist Richard Deacon have been involved in “The Kalmegdan Bridge Collaboration”. The two artists worked together to the design of a new footbridge in Belgrade. This bridge rose on a symbolic place: the point of confluence of rivers Danube and Sava and the Kalmegdan, one of the busiest road of Belgrade. In 2022 he realised an anthological exhibition, entitled “Unreliable Narrator”, in the MoCAB – Museum of Contemporary Art of Belgrado. The artist had shown his works also at CZKD, Yugomuzej, of Belgrade, at Musee d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Metropole, France, at the Sao Paolo Biennial in Brazil at the Kunsthalle Wien project space in Wien, the Museo Ludwig in Budapest and at the Biennal of Venice.

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Main solo & group show

Mrdjan Bajic: Frontière, Galerie RX, Paris.

Unreliable Narrator, MoCAB – Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrado.
UpCycle. Quando l’arte reinventa il mondo, Residenza dell’Ambasciata d’Italia, Berna, Svizzera.

Galerija Rima, Beograd, Serbia.
Drawing Now, Galerie RX, Paris, Francia.

Bring me Back, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Museo Archeologico Provinciale, Salerno.
Betes de Scene, Fondation Villa Datais, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Francia.

Transversales, Galerie RX, Paris, Francia.

Architecture as Metaphor, Griffin Gallery, Londra.
Art of the Postcard, Handel Street Projects, Londra.

Galerija Rima, Kragujevac, Serbia.

Arte Fiera Bologna, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Bologne, Italy.

Contemporary Istanbul, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Istanbul, Turkey.
GSU Smederevo, Smederevo, Serbia.
Galleria RX, Paris, Francia.
Lo straniero, Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence, Italy.
Happy New Art, 23 marzo – 7 aprile. Rome, Italy.

Arte Fiera Bologna, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Bologne, Italy.
Centre Culturel de Serbie, Paris, France.
Happy New Art, 10 – 24 marzo. Rome, Italy.

Galerija Rima, Kragujevac, Serbie.

La mostra è aperta – artisti in dialogo con Harald Szeemann, Fondazione Filiberto Menna, Salerno, Italia.
Avventure minime, MM MAC, Archivio Generale, Salerno, Italia.
Arte Fiera Bologna, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Bologna, Italia.

The Solo Project Art Fair, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Basilea
The Kalmegdan Bridge Collaboration, progetto per un nuovo ponte in collaborazione con l’artista inglese Richard Deacon, Belgrado.
Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessalonica.
Arte Fiera Bologna , Galleria Paola Verrengia, Bologna, Italia.

Mikro-narratives, Musee d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Metropole, Francia
Arte Galerija, (one-man) Belgrade, Serbia.
Le porte del Mediterraneo, Palazzo Piozzo, Rivoli, Italia (a cura di Martina Corgnati).

Backup Stories Galleria Paola Verrengia, Salerno, Italia (a cura di A. d’Avossa).
Serbian Hall, 52nd Biennale di Venezia, Venezia, Italia.
Mediterraneo Contemporaneo – 19 artists from identity to diversity, Castello Aragonese Taranto, Italia (a cura di Antonio d’Avossa).

Protection of Nature, XII Biennial of Serbia, Pancevo, Serbia (curata da Lidia Merenik).
Mobile studios, Public art Lab Berlin, Belgrade, Serbia (curata da Maja Ciric).

Belgrade art INC. Secession, Vienna, Austria (curata da Stevan Vukovic).

Centre Culturel Français, Belgrado, Serbia.

Kunsthalle Wien project space, Vienna, Austria.
Biennal de Sao Paolo, Sao Paolo, Brasile.

CZKD, Yugomuzej, Belgrado, Serbia.

Aspekte/Positionen, 50 Jahre Kunst aus Mitteleuropa 1949-1999, Museum Moderner Kunst; Budapest, Museum Ludwig (curata da Lorand Hegyi).

Galerie Ingrid Dacic (1995,1993,1988,1984), Tübingen, Germania.

Galerie Rabouan-Moussion (1992,1990), Parigi, Francia.

New Europe-Supranational Art,Le Zitelle, Giudecca, Venezia, Italia.

Galerie Olsson, Stokholm, Svezia.
Europa Nieznana/Europe Unknown, Palac Sztuki & Wks Wawel, Krakow, Polonia (a cura di Anda Rottenberg).
Quelque chose de reste, Galerie Jacqueline Moussion, Parigi, Francia. (a cura di Alain Bonfand).

The Ready Made Boomerang, VIIIth Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (a cura di Renè Block).
APERTO, La Biennale di Venezia, Venezia, Italia.(a cura di Renato Barilli).

Metaphysical Visions – Middle Europe, Artists Space, New York, Stati Uniti (a cura di Valerie Smith).

MANDELZOOM, Lago di Bolsena. Canino, Italia (a cura di Antonio d’Avossa).
Lo Spazio: Belgrado, Sala Uno, Roma (a cura di Filiberto Menna).

Clessidre, Fortezza da Basso, Firenze
Art in the eighties, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia