Siniša Ilić


Sourcing film clips and stills from Zvonimir Berković’s 1966 modernist classic Rondo, Ilić has created a multivalent exhibition that incorporates moving image, painting, and collage. Upon its release, the film confronted the market-oriented nature of the art with the revolutionary impulses of the late 1960s, incorporating artworks in what Ilić deems “a supporting role.” In his installation, Ilić deconstructs these filmic element that position the film itself – as opposed to the artworks – in the background as a space for analytical reinterpretation, thus inverting the hierarchy between prop and moving image.


Siniša Ilić (1977, Serbia) is a co-founder and member of the TkH (Walking Theory) art and theory platform. He has exhibited his work widely, in group exhibitions including: When the Other Meets the other Other, Belgrade Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia (2017); the 64th Martovski Festival, Dom Omladine, Belgrade (2016); Pleasure of Love, 56th October Salon, Belgrade (2016); and Museum On/Off, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2016). Ilić’s work has also been shown at the Tate Modern, London, UK; Residency Unlimited, New York, USA; Lofoten International Art Festival, Norway; Metelkova Museum of Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Open Space, Vienna, Austria. Ilić holds a BA and MA from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade.