Vladimir Nikolić lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia. His work includes video, video performance, film, and photography. In his earlier works, Nikolić explored the mechanisms of ritualistic submission to religious authority, and tradition vis-à-vis the authority of art history. Throughout his practice, he constantly exercises institutional critique and questions the artist’s general purpose in the world of art. In his later works, he explores visual perception and the idea of time and space, next to the ways they are subdued to histories of optics and new technologies.
He has exhibited internationally, both in solo and group shows, and has taken part in several artists' residency programs, including at the Foundation for a Civil Society (New York, 2003), Récollets (Paris, France, 2007), Otto Prod (Marseille, France, 2008), 24CC (Rome, Italy 2011), Times Museum (Guangzhou, China, 2014), IASPIS (Stockholm, Sweden, 2016), and Tobačna 001 (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2017). His artworks are included in international private and public collections, such as the ones of Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon, Portugal, FRAC Poitou Charente in Angoulême, France, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection in Istanbul, Turkey, and MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Art in Rome, Italy, among others. He represented Serbia at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022 with the solo exhibition Walking with Water.