Djordje Aralica

Djordje Aralica

Belgrade, Serbia

About Djordje Aralica

Usually, the place where I live at any given moment, with its daily routines, dictates the choice of my subject matter. As a rule, I am interested in the objects of everyday life, which appear to be surprisingly uniform wherever you go.
In my work, they unite collective and personal experience. I never recycle real objects in a manner of an assemblage, but rather present my own associative, monumentalized interpretation of their form.
I choose medium, mode of craftsmanship, both of which suggest underlying narrative context, but also provide monumental quality of architecture.
My objects are reduced to a gallery format, but I see them as large-scale urban sculptures evocative of common human activities.

Education

Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade.

Events

RECENT NEWS:
Dec. 2020, The Zepter Museum, Belgrade acquired Dj. Aralica's artworks for its permanent collection.

Winner of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for the year 2019-20. #PollockKrasnerFoundation

RADIO & TV:
Suzana Ćetković, TV Vijesti, Podgorica, Montenegro: Boje jutra / Morning Colors, April 12, 2021.

Ivana Djordjević, Brainz Art: Exhibition 'Chain Linking,' Brainz TV, July 23, 2020.

Rajko Novaković, Djordje Aralica, TV Požega, Feb. 5, 2020.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCar8hdn7g8
GEMinfo, Lazarevac, Djordje Aralica's Exhibition Opened at Modern Gallery, Oct.25, 2018.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?tim

RTV Šabac, Djordje Aralica's Exhibition, Sep. 26, 2017.
https://youtu.be/FNKrgXSPZMs
B. Žižić and R. Stojilović: Culture Circles - Ars sonora, Radio Belgrade 2, 15 May, 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w

Dolores Stanojević: The Third Program Chronicle, Radio Belgrade 3, 30 Jan. 2017.
http://www.rts.rs/page/radio/ci/story/1464/radio-beograd-3/2608929/hronika-treceg-programa.html

Lidija Božić: Beokult, RTS 2 [Radio Television of Serbia 2], 7 Sep. 2016.
https://youtu.be/j_bak4e3_HA

Vesti [News-Culture], TV Pančevo, 9.09.2015.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8-1X8s4rSc
Kulturni dnevnik [Culture News], RTS 1 [Radio Television of Serbia 1], 18.06.2015.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ3w5LjIjfg

Pomeranje granica: Odeća od ljudske kose u holu RTS [Shifting the Boundaries: Apparel Made of Human Hair in the RTS Hall], Blic-online, 25.12.2014.
http://www.blic.rs/Kultura/Vesti/522134/Pomeranje-granica-Odeca-od-ljudske-kose-u-holu-RTS

Kulturni dnevnik [Culture News], RTS 1, 23.12.2014.
http://www.rts.rs/page/tv/sr/story/20/RTS+1/1780817/Kulturni+dnevnik.html

Goran Cvetković, Kultuni krugovi: Maske [Culture Circles: Masques], RTS: Radio Belgrade 2, September 2014.
Maja Skovran, Metropolis, RTS 2, February 2012.
Bratislav Ljubišić, Kulturni krugovi: Likovna kritika [Culture Circles: Visual Art Critique], RTS: Radio Belgrade 2, 9.07.2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKf1Ur9V_9g

Radonja Leposavić, Kulturni krugovi: Zlatni presek [Culture Circles: Golden Section], RTS: Radio Belgrade 2, 22.02.2012.
http://www.rts.rs/page/radio/sr/story/24/Radio+Beograd+2/1048962/Kulturni+krugovi%3A+Zlatni+presek.html

Maja Skovran, Metropolis, RTS 2, 26. August 2010.
https://youtu.be/F0BK2ia6npM

Snežana Ristić, U prvih pet: Kulturni dogadjaji nedelje [In the First Five: Cultural Events of the Week], RTS: Radio Belgrade 2, 21.08.2010.
PRESS:

S. Ivkov, Piši kao što pleteš [Write as You Knit], Ona 86 (February-March 2018), 46-47.

B. Lijeskić, Ljudska svakodnevnica u šeširu [Everyday Life in a Hat], Politika, 28.06.2015.

Dj. Kadijević, Treća praksa [The Third Practice], NIN 3115, 9.09.2010, 63-64.
Text available at:
http://www.arhiv.rs/novinska-clanak/nin/2010/9/9/C12576910031C778C125779B00258E48/treca-praksa
Also:
http://www.artinfo.co.rs/ceo_profil.php?korisnik_id=1505#info_80

B. Lijeskić, Gradski pejzaži vajara Djordja Aralice [Sculptural Cityscapes by Djordje Aralica] Politika, 28.02.2012.
http://www.politika.rs/rubrike/Tema-nedelje/Nuklearna-kriza/Gradski-pejzazi-vajara-Aralice.lt.html

B. Lijeskić, Šta čovek nosi kad krene na put [What do a man carry when he goes for a trip], Politika, 19.08.2010.
http://www.politika.rs/rubrike/Kultura/Sta-covek-nosi-kada-ide-na-put.lt.html

FEATURED IN:
Milan Kralj, Unofficial Chronicle of the Gallery Scene in Belgrade, Sep. 28, 2019.
https://gallery-shots.blogspot.com/2019/09/ore-aralica-izvan-i-iznutra-from.html
Emboss Magazine No 5, Black and White, Oct 2016, 83-88.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjUraJiKarY
Bauhaus, curated by Jessica McQueen
http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Sculpture-Printmaking/Bauhaus/722504/117281/view
Twelve by Fifteen--Public Art Shirt
http://www.12by15.com/the-artists/dordje-aralica.html
Kultura: Književnost i istina [Culture: Literature and Truth], 143/2014 (cover page and twelve illustrations)
http://zaprokul.org.rs/casopis-kultura-143-2014/

Exhibitions

RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2021 Sound and Image Behind the Curtain, The Center of Contemporary Art of Montenegro, Podgorica
2020 Tower Hat, Golubac Fortress, Golubac
2020 Chain Linking, Mostovi Balkana, Kragujevac
2020 Space, Time, Motion, City Gallery, Požega
2019 From the Inside and the Outside, Gallery Atrium, Belgrade
2019 Metal Mode, Contemporary Gallery, Vršac
2018 3D, Modern Gallery of Lazarevac, Belgrade.
2018 Chain Loop, Gallery 73, Belgrade
2017 Chain Effect, SULUJ Gallery, Belgrade.
2017 Sculpture-O-Rama, Cultural Center of Šabac, Šabac.
2017 No Comment, National Museum Smederevska Palanka, Gallery of Modern Art.
2017 DNK [DNA], Gallery of Contemporary Fine Arts, Salon 77, Niš.
2016 #djordje_aralica, King Peter I House, Belgrade
2016 VodaVazduhVreme [WaterAirTime], Art Gallery 'Stara Kapetanija', Belgrade
2016 Five Years Straight, Art Salon, DK Čačak, Čačak
2015 Metal BRUT, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pančevo
2015 MIND YOUR HAT, ULUS Gallery, Belgrade
2015 HANDMADE, Cultural Center of Novi Sad, Novi Sad
2014 The Weight of Chains, Kolarac Gallery, Belgrade
2013 December selection, Institute for the Study of Cultural Development, Belgrade
2013 Ad Libris, Gallery BEOGRAD, Belgrade
2013 Wheels and Suitcases, MMC Gallery, Cultural center, Novi Pazar
2012 Cityscapes – BLOCK, Blok Gallery, Novi Beograd
2010 City Luggage, ULUS Gallery, Belgrade

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2019 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

ART RESIDENCES
2017 Art Colony "Under the Roof of Serbia", Knjazevac, Serbia
2015 International Sculpture Symposium "Meander," Apatin, Serbia
2014 International Symposium of Sculpture and Mosaic, Ripanj, 2014
2013 International Strumica Art Colony, Strumica, F.Y.R. of Macedonia