Isidora Krstić

Isidora Krstic


Isidora Krstić (*1987 in Belgrade) is a mixed media artist. She is based in Vienna since 2012. She received her MFA in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade (2011) and received a Master (MA) in Art and Science from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (2016). The topics of interest in her artistic practice include memory, the embodiment and expression of trauma, socio-political identity, exoticism and the body as a field of inquiry. Her work transcends strict disciplinary boundaries, often breaking down traditional artistic procedures and methods. Her work often takes the form of an installation, working with the space and architecture of the exhibition space. She works in painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, print, animation and video. She also works on curatorial and publication projects and translates artistic texts. She is a founding member of artist-run U10 Art Space (Belgrade) and she currently works on programs and the archive at the Kurt Kocherscheidt Estate in Vienna.

Solo exhibitions

Pink Nightingale, Gallery 12-14 Contemporary, Vienna

The Giant, the Draughtsman and a Beautiful Landscape, Volkskunde Museum Vienna, Austria
WUK Projektraum, with Stefanie Koemeda
Notes on Happiness, Orpheus Artist in Residence Program curated by Karolina Radenkovic, BILDETAGE, Vienna, Austria
Untitled, U10 Art Space, Belgrade

Residencies and workshops

2018 – 2019
A.T.E.N.A – Temporary European Atelier of Artistic Navigation. Artist in Residence / Sète, France / curated by Lise Chevalier
Silence and Noise in Inter-Action, a workshop by the students of Art&Science, University of Applied Arts Vienna, project guidance: Bernd Kraeftner
Orpheus Artist in Residence Program, curated by Karolina Radenkovic, BILDETAGE, Vienna, Austria
Soft motion and liquids, work with silicone, by Ben Haworth, Ruairi Glynn and Manuel Kretzer, Liquid Things, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Re-tackling contraction and expansion, work with Electroactive Polymers, by Liquid Things, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
REAL PRESENCE 10, curated by Biljana Tomic and Dobrila Denegri, Belgrade, Serbia
REAL PRESENCE 9, curated by Biljana Tomic and Dobrila Denegri, Belgrade, Serbia
PROGRESSIVE HOPES 4, public space festival, Belgrade, Serbia
CONTINENTAL SHELLS with Thorsten Streichardt, Goete Institute Belgrade
REAL PRESENCE 8 ‐ Floating Site, Castello di Rivoli – Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Italy
REAL PRESENCE 8, curated by Biljana Tomic and Dobrila Denegri, Belgrade, Serbia
PROGRESSIVE HOPES 3, Belgrade, Serbia
REAL PRESENCE 7 ‐ Floating Sites, curated by Biljana Tomic and Dobrila Denegri, Garajistanbul and public spaces, Istanbul
REAL PRESENCE 7, Belgrade, Serbia
PROGRESSIVE HOPES 2, Belgrade, Serbia
BITEF, Belgrade Theater Festival, parallel event
REAL PRESENCE 6, Kuća Legata, curated by Biljana Tomic and Dobrila Denegri, Belgrade, Serbia

Grants and Awards

Acquisition Prize of the City of Vienna (2020)
Austrian Cultural Forum Paris, exhibition grant (2019)
Austrian Cultural Forum Belgrade, exhibition grant (2019)
Illy Coffee Competition of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (2015)
Dositeja Scholarship for Studies Abroad, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Serbia (2012 – 2014)
EFG Eurobank Scholarship for the Best Students of Serbia (2010)
Stevan Knežević Award for Drawing, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia (2010)

Artwork in collections

Collection of the City of Vienna; HFFT Group, Vienna; HFFT Group, Budapest; Grama, Schwaighofer, Wondrak Attorneys at Law, Vienna; Private collections in Belgrade, Vienna, Berlin, Ljubljana, Washington D.C. and others.

Curatorial and other projects

– Real Presence – the publication, documentary book on the workshop (2001-2010), co-editor, nKA/ICA (2018)
– U10 Art Space, artist-run space, co-founder, program selection & other activities (since 2012)
WEAR Sustain (Horizon 2020 Project on wearable textiles), Jury member
– ARTmART, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, selection of Serbian artists (2010 and 2015)
– Amsterdam Biennale, Belgrade Pavilion, Mediamatic Amsterdam (2009)
– Urban Jealousy, 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Belgrade station (Magacin MKM, CZKD, Dom Omladine, Elektrika Pancevo and other locations, 2009)
– Monthly group exhibitions and happenings, student curatorial project hosted by Biljana Tomic, Magacin MKM, Belgrade, Serbia (2007-2010)


Group exhibitions

TRAUMA, Monolog Gallery, curated by Denize Parizek, Belgrade, Serbia
Austropitheci, in the scope of “Back to Athens 10 | 2023: Geometry of Racional”, curated by Christian Rupp and Georg Georgakopoulos, Isaiah Mansion, Athens, Greece
TRAUMA, Castelnuovo Rangone, curated by Denise Parizek, Castelnuovo, Italy
KONFERENCIJA, curated by Mirjana Mustra, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Izložba novih članova ULUS-a (Exhibition of the new members of ULUS), January 2022, Paviljon Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade
House of Losing Control, Vienna Art Week
Trauma – The Body Never Forgets, curated by Denise Parizek and Nina Holm, Kunstraum Munich 
Bijenale Mladih/Youth Biennial, Gallery ULUS, Belgrade
Swaying on the Edge, (online) curated by Viktória Beličáková
FEMKANJE, Spaces of Togetherness, Cultural Centre Belgrade, curated by Bojana Knežević and Katarina Petrović
Utopia de una Transformación, curated by Luciana Esqueda and Denise Parizek, 12-14 Contemporary Vienna
Epitomes of Art and Science, Art&Science Alumni Parallel Art Fair, Vienna
Javni Hobi (Public Hobby), exhibition of works from the collection of Nenad M. Kostic, X Vitamin Gallery, Belgrade
Church of Ego, 280A Artist Collective, U10 Art Space, Belgrade
This is the Girl
, Chapelle du Quartier Haut, Sète, France
It’s ok I know what I’m doing, Gallery Reflektor, Užice, Serbia, curated by Teodora Jeremić
AIR 2 – Artists in Residence, Gallery Ravnikar, Ljubljana, curated by Piera Ravnikar
, Festival of Artist Film, Cultural Centre Belgrade (KCB Beograd), Belgrade
otkuda / form from, UVUU, Gallery Reflektor, Užice, Serbia
Shared Meanings, curated by Miloš Zec, ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
U10@AQB, AQB Project Space, Budapest
Reunion on the Grass – Sharing What Can’t Be Solved, das weisse haus, Vienna
Anatomy of Flight, Museum of Aviation, Belgrade, Serbia
Athens Photo Festival – Parallel program: “Infernal Machine”, exhibition by 280a collective, BETON7, Athens, Greece
AIR – Artists in Residence, Gallery Ravnikar, Ljubljana
On porosion IIIAperto Lieu d’art, Montpellier, France
Arslokacija, curated by Sonja Beljić, Jelena Vukadinović and Ivana Đorđević, Umetnička galerija Stara Kapetanija, Belgrade 
Elemental Quest, curated by Frida Robles, Die Labile Botschaft, Vienna
Squaring the Circle Pt. 2 – Liquid Landscapes, curated by Christiane Peschek / Art Space 280a, Ruby Marie Hotel, Vienna
Archipelago Mountain, curated by Ana de Almeida and Stephanie Misa, Gallery 5020, Salzburg, Austria
Vienna PhotoBook Festival, with 280a collective, Expedithalle, Vienna
Squaring the Circle Pt. 1 – Transforming Memories, 280a Art Space, Vienna, Austria
ESSENCE, Annual diploma exhibition of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, ALTE POST, Vienna, Austria
(Para)matters of Perception, PROJEKTRAUMberlin, Project Space Festival, Berlin, Germany
(Para)matters of Perception, Galerija Vodnikove Domacije, Ljubljana, Slovenia
(Para)Matters of PerceptionU10 Art collective,Funnel Contemporary, Bucharest, Romania
Budapest Art Market, with U10 Art Space, Budapest, Hungary
Vienna Contemporary, Illy Coffee Award
ARTmART, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
Parallel Art Fair, with U10 Art Space, ALTE POST, Vienna
LISTE Art Fair, with U10 Art Space, Basel, Switzerland
ESSENCE, Annual diploma exhibition of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, ALTE POST, Vienna, Austria
Forum Creative Europe, Kolarceva Zaduzbina, Belgrade, Serbia
Sarajevo Zima Festival, Sarajevo, BiH
Beyond Space, Public Room, Sarajevo, BiH
Wiener Wunderkammer, Tecnical University Vienna, Curated by Valie Export, Elisabeth von Samsonow, Renee Schröder and Martin Bernhofer, Vienna, Austria
Crucial Experiments, in the scope of Vienna Art Week, MQ – Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria
Teško je biti… u vremenu, 47th BITEF 13, Judicial Academy, Belgrade, Serbia
HUMAN NECESSITIES, Project by: Bernd Kräftner, Moravska Galerie, Brno, Czech Republic
Red Bull Curates – Canvas Cooler, Gallery G12 HUB, Belgrade, curated by Dušica Dražić
Art&Science Micro Exhibition, IST – Institute for Science and Technology Klosterneuburg, Austria
Art ‘n Bloom, On the Cover Edition, Hotel BLOOM!, Brussels, Belgium
10+1, U10 Art Space, Belgrade, Serbia
Šta ja radim, Magacin MKM, Belgrade, Serbia, curated by Biljana Tomić
METAmART, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
TRANSART, National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
ARTmART, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Exhibition of Awarded works of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, FLU Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
STEPOUT, Magacin MKM, Belgrade, Serbia
Zlatno Pero, International Illustration Biennial, Paviljon Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade, Serbia
FIST, Festival of International Student Film, Faculty of Drama, Belgrade, Serbia
Drawing, class of Prof. Dejan Grba, SKC, Belgrade, Serbia
Amsterdam Biennale, Mediamatic, Amsterdam
Ecology, Nature and Empathy, Gallery of Contemporary Arts, Pančevo, Serbia
Belo (White), Haos Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
Biennial of Small Sculpture and Drawing, Paviljon Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade, Serbia
Night of the Museums, Kuća Bore Stankovića, Site-specific installation, Vranje, Serbia
Real Presence 8 – Floating Site, Castello di Rivoli – Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Italy
Urban Jealousy, 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Urban Jealousy, 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
37th Exhibition of Student Drawing and Sculpture, Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia
XIV Biennial of Student Drawing, DKSG, Belgrade, Serbia
36th Exhibition of Student Drawing and Sculpture, Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia
Real Presence 7, Floating Sites, Garajistanbul, Istanbul 
Real Presence 7, Belgrade
Real Presence, Belgrade