Dimitrije BaÅ¡iÄeviÄ Mangelos Awardwas founded in 2002 by The Center for Contemporary Art from Belgrade and The Foundation for a Civil Society (FCS) from New York, as part of the regional project Young Visual Artists Awards (YVAA).
The award bares the name of a prominent conceptual artist and art historian from former Yugoslavia, Dimitrije BaÅ¡iÄeviÄ Mangelos.
The Jury for the “Dimitrije BašiÄeviÄ Mangelos" Award: Ana BogdanoviÄ (art historian, the Department of Art History, Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade), Marko MarkoviÄ (artist, winner of "D.B. Mangelos" Award in 2015), Milica PekiÄ (art historian and curator, Kiosk-platform for Contemporary Art, Belgrade), Ivana Vaseva (art historian and freelance curator, Skopje) and Suzana VuksanoviÄ (art historian and curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad) has selected five artists into the finals for 2016. These are (in alphabetical order):
1. Kristina Benjocki
2. Mia Äuk
3. Bogomir Doringer
4. Nina SimonoviÄ
5. Mihailo VasiljeviÄ
The short-listed for the finalists' selection were Å½arko AleksiÄ, Bojana KneÅ¾eviÄ and Andrea Palašti, while the applications of Dragan Bibin, Lidija DeliÄ, Maja DjordjeviÄ, Nemanja LadjiÄ, Boris LukiÄ, Sonja RadakoviÄ, Tijana RadenkoviÄ, Ivana RanisavljeviÄ, Luka KneÅ¾eviÄ - Strika, Marko TirnaniÄ and Julija ZaharijeviÄ were found specially remarkable as well.
The Jury emphasizes that the candidates have presented the application materials very seriously and thoroughly this year and would like to thank all the artists for their participation in the contest.
The second jury session and interviews with the finalists will be carried out on June 20th, 2016 while the name of the award's winner for 2016 will be announced by jury at the final exhibition opening.