Nela Hasanbegović (1984, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) visual artist.
Through solo and group exhibitions she has been actively participating in the local and international contemporary art scene for the past nine years. She uses a variety of media, including sculpture, installations, objects, performance and video. Participant in numerous exhibitions and receiver of several prestigious awards and scholarships. Member of Artists Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, since 2007. Member of the Association for Culture and Art Crvena, since 2011.
Employed as assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

EDUCATION 

Since  2013. at PhD studies of Sculpture at Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia.
MFA // Academy of Fine Arts, University of Sarajevo, Department of Sculpture, B&H, [2008. – 2010.] .
BFA // Academy of Fine Arts, University of Sarajevo, Department of Sculpture, B&H, [2002. – 2007.] .
School of Applied Art, Department of Sculpture , Sarajevo,  B&H, [1998. – 2002.] 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2013 // LOST IDENTITIES ( in collaboration with Daniel Premec), Institute for Contemporary Art Zagreb / Gallery Academia Moderna, Zagreb, Croatia.
2013 // SPEECH OF WHITENESS, Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2011 // BETWEEN LIGHT AND DARKNESS, Atelier DADO, Cetinje, Montenegro.
2011 // CLOSED TO PUBLIC, interventions in public space,
facade of the Art Gallery of B&H.
2010 // „UNDER THE VEIL„, Gallery  ZVONO, Cur. Aleksandar Sasa Bukvic, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2010 // BETWEEN LIGHT AND DARKNESS, Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Sarajevo,  Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2010 // „UNDER THE VEIL...„, performance, Gallery  Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2010 // „BETWEEN„, Gallery Duplex / 10m2, Cur. Pierre Courtin, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 // „BETWEEN„, Charlama Project: „SUB DOKUMENTA 01„, Cur. Jusuf Hadzifejzovic, Shopping mall Skenderija, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2008 // „Between„, Gallery Srecisce/Celica/Metelkova, Cur. Vesna Krmelj, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2008 // "Between", XXIV International Sarajevo Winter Festival/Barricades Without Borders, Gallery IPC „ E „      Cur. Nermina Zildzo , Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2008 // „World of hyperreality„, ArtAtak – (SCCA), Public space, So.ba, Sarajevo, B&H.
2007 // „Penetration„,Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2005 // XXI International Festival Sarajevo / Sarajevo winter, “Close far neighbors”, Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, B&H.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS / FESTIVALS / SCREENINGS //

2014 Memory Lane, Gallery du jour – agnès b., Cur. Pierre Courtin, Paris, France.
2013 Bosnian Art, Rosenberg Gallery at Goucher College, Cur. Chrissie Miller and Carter Harvey, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
2013 Collection10m2, Curated by Pierre Courtin, Art Center BANG Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada
2013 54th October Salon - No One Belongs Here More Than You, Curated by Red Min(e)d - Danijela Dugandžić Živanović, Katja Kobolt, Dunja Kukovec and Jelena Petrović, KLUZ, Belgrade, Serbia.
2013 Du bist mein Spiegel, Curated by Veronika Somnitz, Potemka Contemporary Art Gallery, Leipzig, Germany.
2013 Show Room 2, Gallery Duplex100m2, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2013 „Collegium Artisticum„,selective exhibition, Gallery C.A, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2012 „In continuity „, Gallery MLAZ, Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2012 The Fine Art Academy 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, B&H.
2012 The Bring In Take Out – Living Archive (LA), interactive Contemporary Art Exhibition,  Cur.: Red Min(e)d – Danijela Dugandzic Zivanovic, Katja Kobolt, Dunja Kukovec, Jelena Petrovic, Open Systems – Zentrum für Kunstprojekte, Vienna, Austria.
2012 The Bring In Take Out – Living Archive (LA), interactive Contemporary Art Exhibition,  Cur.: Red Min(e)d – Danijela Dugandzic Zivanovic, Katja Kobolt, Dunja Kukovec, Jelena Petrovic, Campus - University of Sarajevo, B&H.
2012 Intimacies, Curated by Jonathan Blackwood and Branka Vujanovic, Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2012 "Sarajevo Salon", selective exhibition, Gallery Gazi Husref-begov Hanikah,  Sarajevo, B&H.
2012 „Collegium Artisticum„,selective exhibition, Gallery C.A, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2012 The Bring In Take Out – Living Archive (LA), interactive Contemporary Art Exhibition, Cur.: Red Min(e)d – Danijela Dugandzic Zivanovic, Katja Kobolt, Dunja Kukovec, Jelena Petrovic, Festival "Red Dawn", Gallery Alkatraz, Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2012 "Small size", selective exhibition, International Gallery of Portrait, Tuzla, B&H.
2012 "Light of Dawn", selective exhibition, Turkish Cultural Center, Nine Dragon Heads / 28. International Sarajevo Winter Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2012 45. Herceg Novi Winter Salon, Gallery "Joseph-Bepo Benkovic," Cur. Ljiljana Karadzic, Herceg Novi, Montenegro.
2012 "The same rain, same wind", Gallery of Cultural Center / Faculty of Fine Arts / Royal University in Chiang Mai, selector: Eugene Borkovsky, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2011 "Small size", selective
exhibition, Gallery Roman Petrovic, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2011 "Sarajevo Salon", selective exhibition, Gallery Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2011 "Ars Kozara / Art in Nature", selective / documentary exhibition, Magacin / Dom omladine, Belgrade, Serbia.
2011 1. Sarajevo Biennial of Activist Art, Art Gallery of B&H, Cur. Damir Niksic,  Sarajevo, B&H.
2011 6. Pravo Ljudski Film Festival  // Video – Salon  5, Gallery Duplex/10m2, Sarajevo, B&H.
2011 Izlagati (se) Izlagati / 37th Split salon, Cur.: Barbara Vujanovic i Dalibor Prancevic, Diocletian´s Palace, the substructions, Split, Croatia.
2011 The Bring In Take Out – Living Archive (LA), interactive Contemporary Art Exhibition,
Cur.: Red Min(e)d – Danijela Dugandzic Zivanovic, Katja Kobolt, Dunja Kukovec, Jelena Petrovic, Glyptotheque CASA Zagreb, Croatia.
2011 Exhibition of sculptures by young B&H artists, Cur. Sanela Nuhanovic, Gallery Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2011 „Private and Public„,selective exhibition, public space, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2011 Annals of drawings, selective exhibition, Gallery of Cultural Centre Mostar, Mostar, B&H.
2011 „Artists to Sarajevo„,selective exhibition, Gallery Gazi Husref-begov Hanikah,  Sarajevo, B&H.

2011 „Artexchange Fair 04„, Gallery Charlama / Museum of Contemporary Art of Istria, Rovinj, Croatia.
2011 „Small size„, Gallery  S.K.C, Curators: Natasa Brkic i Andjelija Stanojevic,Belgrade, Serbia.
2011 „The Iwano Project X„, Selector: Aleksandar Pedovic, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia.
2011 „Jets of the time„, Zenica City Museum, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2010 „Small size„,selective, Gallery Roman Petrovic, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2010 Vidéo - Salon Éphémère, Point Éphémère, Nuit Blanche, Curators: Pierre Courtin and Baptiste Debombourg, Paris, France.
2010 Emporio dragularijum, Gallery Charlama, Cur. Jusuf Hadzifejzovic, Sarajevo, B&H.
2010 ELEMENT EARTH, Gallery Orsola, Cur. Eugen Borkovsky, Buje, Istria, Croatia.
2010 „BiH Video Art„, namaTRE.ba Project, Photon Gallery, Curator: Igor Bosnjak, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2010 Project NamaTRE.ba, „THE NEW WAVE„, BELEF, Curator: Igor Bosnjak, Beograd, Serbia.
2010 OBJECTIV / OBJECTIVE, Gallery Kursumli medresa, Festival // The nights Bascarsija, Cur. Silvija Dervisefendic, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2010 ELEMENT EARTH, Gallery  Fonticus, Curator: Eugen Borkovsky, Groznjan, Istria, Croatia.
2010 „NONPLACES„,Gallery Giuseppe Negrisin, Curator: Eugen Borkovsky, Muggia (TS), Italy.
2010„TVRĐAV@RT„,Gallery Ruzic, Curator: Ivan Seremet, Slavonski Brod, Croatia.
2010 Days of Sarajevo Canton, Gallery Roman Petrovic, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2010 „Potencial„, Charlama Project, Cur. Jusuf Hadzifejzovic, Shopping mall Skenderija, Sarajevo, B&H.
2010 „Collegium Artisticum„,Gallery C.A, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2010 „LOOKING FORWARD„, South Eastern Europe Contemporary Art, Cur. Vefik Hadzismajlovic, National Museum of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro.

2009 „Allegro ma non troppo„, City Gallery Fonticus, Curator: Eugen Borkovsky, Groznjan, Istria,Croatia.
2009 Experimental Cinema / BiH video art selection, Rauland Kunstforening (Art Association) Curators: Igor Bosnjak and Mona Bentzen (Norway), Rauland, Norway.
2009 „INTERSPACE – I am over there, there where I am not„,OKC Abrasevic, Curators: Anja Bogojevic  and Amila Puzic, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 KRITERION Film Festival, Cinema: Meeting point, Sarajevo, Bosna i Hercegovina.
2009 V Art Biennial of Miniature B&H, Gallery Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 „She Personally„, Huizer Museum, Curator: Branka Vujanovic, Huizen, Netherlands.
2009 B&H Contemporary Art VS. „DEAD HARES„, SpaPort'09, Curator: Igor Bosnjak, Gallery Banski Dvor,  Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 „SUB DOCUMENTS 01„ Charlama Project, Cur. Jusuf Hadzifejzovic, Shopping mall / Skenderija, Sarajevo, B&H.
2009 3. International Video Art exhibition „ NamaTRE.ba„, Curated by: Aleksandra Sekulic // Aneta Stojnic // Nenad Malesevic // Vladimir Bojic // Igor Bosnjak, Academy of Fine Arts, Trebinje, B&H.
2009 Video – Salon 4, Gallery Duplex/10m2, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 „Private and Public„, Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 „Annual drawings„, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 „Am I That Name?„, Curators: Jelena Graovac, Marijana Rimanic, Tanja Spoljar, Gallery SC, Zagreb, Croatia.
2009 „Youth Salon„, Gallery Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 „Shape and space„, Gallery Fonticus, Curator: Eugen Borkovsky, Groznjan, Istria, Croatia.
2009 „Collegium Artisticum„, Gallery C.A, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 Small size, Zenica City Museum, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 Small size, City Gallery Visoko, Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 XXV International Festival Sarajevo / Sarajevo Winter / Organic Art Life, "Seven plus Seven = SHE",( Rijeka – Sarajevo ), Preporod Gallery, Curator: Meliha Husedzinovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 XXV International Festival Sarajevo / Sarajevo Winter / Organic Art Life, „Topical 2009„, Gallery  Collegium Artisticum, Curator: Meliha Husedzinovic; B&H.

2008 Small size, Gallery „Roman Petrovic„, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2008 „Pula – Sarajevo„, Gallery MMC Luka, Pula, Croatia.
2008 Humanitarian exhibition „ Za djecu centra Duga „, Bosniac institute, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2008 3. PitchWise Festival, "Women personally", Curator: Branka Vujanovic, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2008 "Private and Public", Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2008 IV Art Biennial of Miniature B&H, City Gallery Bihac, Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2008 "Women personally", Gallery Enver Krupic, Bihac , Curator: Branka Vujanovic, B&H.
2008 IV Art Biennial of Miniature B&H, City Gallery Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2008 Youth Salon "Models of Transformation", Curators: Asja Mandic i  Branka Vujanovic, Gallery Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2008 „Collegium Artisticum„, Gallery C.A, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2008 "Women personally", Zenica City Museum, Curator: Branka Vujanovic, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2008 Small size, Zenica City Museum, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2008 Small size, City Gallery Visoko, Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2007 Small size, Gallery „ Roman Petrovic „ Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2007 IV Art Biennial of Miniature B&H, Gallery Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2007 Annual drawings, City Gallery Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2007 Youth Salon, Gallery Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2007 Exhibition of the members ULUBiH-a, Gallery Kortil, Rijeka, Croatia.

2006 “Woman body shape” Avon Cosmetics with ALU, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2006 Annual student exhibition of the Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2006 Humanitarian exhibition, Gallery B.Smoje, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2006 Sarajevo-Tarcento, L’ arte d ‘ incontrarsi, Tarcento, Italy.

2005 Annual  student exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts ,Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2005 VI. Student International Art Biennial, Macedonia, Skopje.
2005 Student union Festival, Happening, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2005 Students Days, Gallery B. Smoje, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2005 XXI International Festival Sarajevo / Sarajevo winter, “Close far neighbors” Closing ceremony, B&H.
2005 XXI International Festival Sarajevo / Sarajevo winter, installations - Olympic Mountains, Trebevic, Sarajevo, B&H.
2005 XXI International Festival Sarajevo / Sarajevo winter, “Close far neighbors”, „ Depot Café “, Curator: Jusuf Hadzifejzovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2005 XXI International Festival Sarajevo / Sarajevo winter, “Close far neighbors” Opening ceremony “Gardens of Art”, Curator: Jusuf Hadzifejzovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2004 Student Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2004 Student Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo with Hochschule für Kunst Bremen, Gallery ALU, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2004 Sculpture in steel, Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo with University of Arts Philadelphia, Gallery ALU, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

SYMPOSIUMS, WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

2012 48th International Art Colony, Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2011 Humanitarian Art Colony, Center „Duga„, Kulen Vakuf, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2011 Art Workshop – M.L.A.Z, Selector: Jusuf Hadzifejzovic, Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2011 „Save Japan 2011„, humanitarian Art Workshop, Gallery Charlama, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2010 Art Workshop – M.L.A.Z, Selector: Mustafa Skopljak, Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 3. Ars Kozara, Kozara, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 Art Colony Groznjan, Curator: Eugen Borkovsky, Istria, Croatia.
2008 International symposium sculpture in stone, Bihac – Ostrozac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2008 Art Colony terracotta, Butmir, Ilidza, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2007 10 International symposium sculpture in stone, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Udine, Italia.
2006 International symposium terracotta, Cazin - Ostrozac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2005 International Art Colony „ Krusnica “, Bosanska Krupa, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2004 Art of disarmament (UNDP) – Art workshop, Podgorica, Montenegro.
2004 Sculpture in steel, Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo with University of Arts Philadelphia, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

PUBLIC WORKS

2009 "Healing", Art in Nature Laboratory / Ars Kozara, Kozara, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 "Shelter" in collaboration with Lana Cmajcanin, Art in Nature Laboratory / Ars Kozara, Kozara, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2008 Sculpture in stone, Medieval castle Ostrozac / Cazin, B&H
2007 Sculpture in stone, Nimis, Provincia di Udine, Italy.

AWARDS

2013 Award for New Media, "Collegium Artisticum 2013.", Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2012 Award for Contemporary Media, "Collegium Artisticum 2012.", Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2011 Award for experimental drawing, Annals of drawings, Mostar, B&H.
2011 Scholarships, Ministry of Education and Science, Canton Sarajevo, B&H.
2008 Award „ PRIVATE AND PUBLIC„ award for the best-exhibited art piece, Siroki Brijeg, B&H.
2007 Award for the best-exhibited art piece/sculpture, The Youth Salon, Sarajevo, B&H.
2006 Proclaimed for the Best student of the sculpture department at Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo, B&H. Nomination for award  “Alija Kucukalic “.
2006 Second Award on the competition “Woman body shape” Avon Cosmetics with Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo, B&H.
2005 Proclaimed for the Best student of the sculpture department at Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo, B&H. Nomination for award  “Alija Kucukalic “.
2002 Award ”Vladimir Vojnovic” for leaving examination expression of sculptures, B&H.

COLLECTIONS

2013 Luciano Benetton Collection, Foundation Benetton.
2013 Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, B&H.
2010 Gallery Ruzic, Slavonski Brod, Croatia.
2009 Gallery Duplex/10m2, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 Gallery Fonticus, Groznjan / Istia, Croatia.
2008 Collection of Olympic Museum, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Private Art Collections: 2012. / Sasa Bukvic, 2010. / Asja Mandic, 2009. / Amila Ramovic, 2008. / Jusuf Hadzifejzovic, June Smith...

ATIST TALK AND PRESENTATIONS

2013 Artist talk and presentation, Institute for Contemporary Art Zagreb / Gallery Academia Moderna, Zagreb, Croatia.
2012 Presentation, The Bring In Take Out – Living Archive (LA), interactive Contemporary Art Exhibition,  Campus - University of Sarajevo, B&H.
2012
Presentation of the poject: "The same rain, same wind", Gallery of Cultural Center / Faculty of Fine Arts / Royal University in Chiang Mai / Thailand, Gallery Fonticus, Groznjan / Istria, Croatia.
2012 Presentation, "Light of Dawn", Turkish Cultural Center, Nine Dragon Heads / 28. International Sarajevo Winter Festival, Sarajevo, B&H.
2011 Presentation, Atelier DADO, Cetinje, Montenegro.
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011 Presentation, ROTOR association for contemporary art, Graz  - Austria, Gallery Charlama, Sarajevo, B&H.
2010 Presentation, Museum of Contemporary Art of the RS // Gallery Remont // Protok // Robert Bosch Foundation // Gallery Duplex/10m2, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2009 Presentation,  „Am I That Name?„, Gallery SC, Zagreb, Croatia.
2009 Presentation, Gallery Fonticus, Groznjan, Istria, Croatia.
2004 Presentation, Art of disarmament (UNDP), Podgorica, Montenegro.