Bojan Fajfrić
was born in 1976 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. His professional development started when he left Yugoslavia in 1995 to study visual arts in the Netherlands. He graduated from the Royal Academy in The Hague and was the resident of the Rijks Academy in Amsterdam. 
Exhibitions: La Triennale: Intense Proximity, Paris; Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; De Appel, Amsterdam; Künstlerhaus KM, Graz; NGBK, Berlin; MOCA, Belgrade; Tirana Contemporary Art Biennial; San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian; October Salon, Belgrade; MUHKA, Antwerp; Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp; ARCUS, Japan; Spaport, Banja Luka; SKUC, Ljubljana etc. 
 Screenings and festivals: Moderna Museet Stockholm, Centre Pompidou - Rencontres Internationales Paris/ Berlin/Madrid, International Film Festival Rotterdam, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Vienna International Film Festival, Doc Leipzig, Impakt Festival Utrecht, Film Institute Netherlands etc.
Lives and works in Amsterdam

 

 

RESIDENTIES

2016 Luceberthuis, Bergen (Artist Residency Program)
2015 Stichting IK, Vlissingen
(Artist Residency Program)
2015 Pompgemaal, Den Helder (Artist Residency Program)
2014 AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz (Artist Residency Program)
2012 Bucharest AiR (Artist Residency Program)
2010 Seoul Art Space Geumcheon (Artist Residency Program)
2010 Seoul Art Space-MULLAE (Artist Residency Program)
2004 ARCUS Artist in Residence-Ibaraki,Japan
2000-2001 Rijksacademie van beeldende kunsten,Amsterdam


AWARDS

2016 Cultural Centre of Belgrade award at the 56th October Salon for the film/installation
“The Cause of Death”
2004 Upcoming young star, newspaper DNEVNIK, Slovenia


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 “Dit is Zeeland”, Zeeuwse Museum, Middelburg (permanent collection)
2017 Ponovo Upotrebiti: Past as costume or inspiration, curated by Magda Kardasz, Zachęta Project Room, Warsaw
2016 The 56th Belgrade October Salon: The Pleasure of Love, curated by David Elliott
2016 1966 | GAUR KONSTELAZIOAK | 2016 curated by Fernando Golvano, San Telmo Museum, Culturele Hoofdstad van Europa 2016, San Sebastian
2016 Lustrum, Stichting IK
2015 “Residu 3”, Kunsthal 45, Den Helder
2015 “S’endormir près du monument pendant la revolution”, Gallery of Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
2013 Künstlerhaus KM: "… Was ist Kunst? … Resuming a Fragmented History", Graz
2013 TULCA Festival of Visual Art, “Golden Mountain”, Galway, IR
2012 La Triennale: “Intense Proximity”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2012 De Appel, “STEM TERUG! VOTE BACK!”, Amsterdam
2011 The Suspension of Time - Spaceship Yugoslavia, NGBK, Berlin
2010 “Museum project / Memoria”, CRAC (Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain), Sete, France
2010 Seoul international NewMedia Festival, Korea
2009 “Dissecting the Ear”- second edition, ŠKUC gallery, Ljubljana
2009 50th October Salon: The Circumstance-An International Exhibition, Belgrade
2009 ”The Symbolic Efficiency of the Frame”-Tirana International Contemporary Art Biannual, Tirana
2008 Spaport - “It’s raining outside, but I don’t believe that it is.” – international annual exhibition of contemporary art, Banja Luka, BiH
2007 “Dissecting the Ear” Sign Gallery, Groningen
2006 “Dig for fire” Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerpen
2006 “Fasade” Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2006 “Beauty Unrealized” PSWAR, Amsterdam
2006 “Chose Choice” Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond/Flemish Cultural Center, Amsterdam
2006 Anspach Center, Brussels
2005 ARCO,Madrid,Tim Van Laere Gallery
2005 Project ‘Wall of Micro Sound - Radio for Mice and Bugs’, Radiodays, De Appel, Amsterdam
2004 ARCO,Madrid,Tim Van Laere Gallery
2004 ARCUS-Ibaraki, Japan
2003 ”Switch” Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle, (Elke Boon,Cel Crabeels,
Bojan Fajfric,Damien Hirst,Igor & Svetlana Kopystiansky)
2003 Art Brussels, Van Laere Contemporary Art
2003 “Into the Breach”,SMART Project Space,Amsterdam
2003 De Inrichting,Heiloo(NL),project on contemporary art & psychiatry
2003 Noisecrossing-project,border of North & South Nicosia, Cyprus
2002 Art Brussels,Van Laere Contemporary Art
2001 ”Atopia”-Storkterrein,Amsterdam (Bojan Fajfric with Emilio Lopez-Menchero)
2001 Rijks Academie: Open Studios, Amsterdam


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 “Onuitgesproken Gedachten (thoughts unsaid)”, Stichting IK, Oost-Souburg
2012 Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art: “Theta Rhythm”, Gateshead
2011 “5th December 1978”, Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam
2010 “Theta Rhythm (while my father was sleeping…)”, Hamilton Art Space, Seoul
2009 “5th December 1978”, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade
2006 “Dysfunctional Whistling Band”, Public Space With a Roof. Amsterdam
2006 “Tuning the countries III” Gallery Kapelica, Ljubljana, SI
2006 “The Big Bear” PAKT, Amsterdam
2004 “Dark Universe” Mestna/Bezigrajska 2 Galerija, Ljubljana,SI
2004 “Dark Universe”,Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp


FILM FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS

2017 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Int. Competition
2014 WORM, SpOp presents: "Shiny Moments in Layers", Rotterdam
2013 Doc Leipzig, Retrospective 2012 Lost & Found, Amsterdam
2012 Moderna Museet: "The Screen of Memory", Stockholm
2011 Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid: Centre Pompidou – Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt - Berlin
2011 Dutch Art Institute, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
2011 Impakt Festival, Panorama#4: Revisiting the Past, Utrecht
2011 Go Short - International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen
2011 The Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden
2011 Vienna International Film Festival - VIENNALE, Int. Competition
2011 Netherlands Film Festival, Utrecht 2011 Amsterdam premier "Theta Rhythm", EYE institute
2011 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Int. Competition
2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam, "Sliding Past"
2011 Arti et Amicitiae, Black Cube 12, Amsterdam
2011 Pravo Ljudski, Film Festival, Sarajevo
2011 Feminafest, Rio de Janeiro

2011 Stuttgarter Filmwinter
2010 I-GONG, Seoul international NewMedia Festival, Korea Selection


WORKSHOPS & LECTURES

2016 SEMINARIO KAIROS, Fundación Donostia/San Sebastián 2016, Museo San Telmo, San Sebastian
2014 Salon (The Cause of Death) at the Crash Pad, (with Gal Kirn, Vedrana Madzar and Ana Nikitovic), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
2012 Presentation on exhibition "Theta Rhythm", Baltic Centre, Gateshead
2012 Presentation "Theta Rhythm", DAI, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
2011 Presentation "Theta Rhythm", Film Festival Oberhausen
2010 Presentation on exhibition "While my father was sleeping…", Art Space Hamilton, Seoul, Korea 2008 Video workshop within the exposition SPAPORT, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2007 Lecture/workshop "5th December 1978", Expodium, Utrecht


FILMOGRAPHY

Unfinished Business (2017)
Single channel screening or installation in loop with audio, 18min HD
Camera: Aleksandar Sanicanin
Written and directed: Bojan Fajfric
Roles: Mirko Fajfric, Nikita Fajfric, Henny Swaanswijk and Han Bennink
Editing: Bojan Fajfric
Supported by: Mondriaan Fonds

The Cause of Death (2015)
Single channel screening or installation in loop with audio, 13min, HD
Camera: Aleksandar Sanicanin
Music score: Jasna Velickovic
Written and directed: Bojan Fajfric
Main role: Bojan Fajfric
Editing: Bojan Fajfric
Supported by: Mondriaan Fonds

Ljuba (2012-2013)
Single channel projection, 23’28’’, DV Pal
Camera: Ljubomir Sekulic
Editing: Bojan Fajfric
Original material from the RTS archive 1989

Theta Rhythm (2010)
Single channel screening or installation in loop, 17min HDCam
Camera: Kosta Glusica
Sound: Vladimir Jankovic
Editing: Djordje Markovic
Written and directed: Bojan Fajfric
Main role: Bojan Fajfric
Supported by Het Nederlands Fonds voor de Film

Theta Rhythm (while my father was sleeping…) (2008-2010)
Multi channel installation, various length, HD and DV
Camera: Aleksandar Goekijan and Kosta Glusica
Editing: Bojan Fajfric
Written and directed: Bojan Fajfric
Supported by Het Nederlands Fonds voor de Film

The Dome (2009)
Single channel video, 10’13”, HD
Camera: Kosta Glusica
Editing: Bojan Fajfric
Concept by: Bojan Fajfric
Supported by: Fonds BKVB

5th December 1978 (2008-2009)
Single channel video (part of a large installation), 10min DV
Camera: Bojan Fajfric
Editing: Bojan Fajfric
Concept by: Bojan Fajfric
Supported by: Fonds BKVB

They are calling us (2006)
Single channel video, 5min DV
Camera: Zoran Kesic
Editing: Bojan Fajfric
Concept by: Bojan Fajfric