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Digital Multimedia
Body Archives: Special Topics in Studio Art
Art, Mind, & Diversity

Dejan Atanackovic

Laurea Magistrale (MFA) in Painting with High Honors, Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence. Works exhibited in Yugoslavia, Italy, Slovenia, Canada, Germany, and Austria. Has accomplished a number of art projects that deal with power, nationalism, and violence. His artworks have taken the form of gallery installations, public billboards, posters, and advertisements. He is a member of the Serbian Association of Fine Arts (ULUS). Since 1999, he has collaborated with Belgrade’s Center for Cultural Decontamination and has signed his work with the name and logo Perfect Future. His CD-ROM, entitled Perfect Future, was published in 1999 in Belgrade and was followed by a poster campaign. In 2000, his Perfect Future Project received a grant from the government of France for the development of cultural campaigns against political repression in Serbia. He has curated exhibitions on the work of artists, art students, and mental patients. He has designed posters for Italian Amnesty International campaigns against capital punishment. His works have been featured in a number of catalogs.


Dejan Atanackovic
Paperback, 214 pages
Besna Kobila, Belgrade, 2017
Gligorov/Termination Shock Dejan Atanackovic Paperback, 79 pages English and Serbian Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Belgrade, 2007
Infinity Enclosed
Edited by Dejan Atanackovic
Paperback, 29 pages
English and Italian
SACI/La Corte Arte Contemporanea
Firenze, 2004
Golem Project Dejan Atanackovic Audio Visual Project Paperback, 7 pages English and Serbian Kulturni Centar Beograda, 2003 Lettere sul Corpo Edited by Dejan Atanackovic Paperback, 209 pages English and Italian Morgana Edizioni Firenze, 2003  


Dejan in the News

SACI instructor, Dejan Atanackovic, lectures at Arts@Large, PRISMS, and SAIC

Dejan Atanackovic exhibits at National Museum Kraljevo, Serbia

Dejan Atanackovic Exhibits in Tirana, Albania

SACI Multimedia Students Participate in Boundary Line Project

Collective Amnesia

Dejan Atanackovic Featured in German Periodical Menschan

Dejan Atanackovic and Jacopo Santini in Belgrade

Atanackovic and Nocentini - Biennale di Venezia

Fugas (weekend edition of Publico), Lisbon

Installation by Dejan Atanackovic

Serbian students in Florence for Outside Project


Teaching Philosophy

Digital technology allows us to develop means and strategies for communicating what often remains obscured by tradition, conventions and political correctness. Making art, among other things, is a process of revealing the stereotypes that imprison the Western culture, language and system of values. My personal position as a teacher is not any different from what I consider to be my responsibility as an artist: there is a project to accomplish and there is a statement to be made. It is essential to work continuously on the development of ideas, to stimulate the creation of the project, and to give students the possibility to understand some real processes in presenting artwork and communicating with a public. Art is a social process that has nothing to do with decorating society, but implies sometimes dealing with unpleasant issues of social, political and cultural relevance. In the process of teaching, this position needs to be both expressed and stimulated to the point where it can become a field of constructive confrontation between the teacher and student.

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