Raša Todosijević


Installed in the courtyard of the Gallery-Legacy Čolaković, posters by Raša Todosijević advertise a film that was never made. In the image, a woman with a glass eye stares over the shoulder of a bearded man who has his back turned, believed to be Todosijević himself. The highly stylized image conjures mythologies of Hollywood blockbusters, while simultaneously confronting the violent period of trauma in which the work was conceived. The courtyard these posters overlook is the site of the assassination of Serbian gangster Darko Ašanin in 1998, a year after the work was made.


Raša Todosijević (1945, Serbia) lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia, and graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade in 1964. Todosijević has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Serbia and abroad, including Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France; Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria; MoMA, Warsaw, Poland; Museum Ludwig, Vienna, Austria; the State Russian Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia; the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany; MoCA, Barcelona, Spain, and many others. In 2011, he represented Serbia at the 54th Venice Biennale, where he received Unicredit Venice Award. Todosijević’s works are included in numerous museum and private contemporary art collections, whereas he has also published several books.