Bojan Šarčević

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Bojan Šarčević
EducationÉcole des Beaux-Arts, Rijksakademie
Known forvisual arts

Bojan Šarčević (pronounced [bɔ̌jan ʃǎːrtʃɛv̞itɕ]; born 1974) is a visual artist. His work includes video, installations,[1] site-responsive architectural interventions,[2] photographic collage, more or less abstract sculpture, and printed publications. Bojan Šarčević is represented by Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London.


Born in Belgrade, Šarčević spent part of his childhood in Morocco and Algeria, but was living in Sarajevo at the outbreak of the Bosnian war. Šarčević studied at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, graduating in 1997. He continued his studies at Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.
He has been a professor at Beaux-Arts de Paris since 2016[3] and a tutor at the postgraduate program deAteliers in Amsterdam since 2008.[4]

Solo Exhibitions[edit]

Šarčević held his first solo exhibition "It seems that an animal is in the world as water in the water", at the gallery BQ in Cologne. Since then he has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, including:

Solo Exhibitions


  • BQ, Berlin, Germany




  • "'In the rear view mirror'", BQ, Berlin, Germany


  • "'In the rear view mirror'", Pinksummer, Genova, Italy



  • "'L’ellipse d’ellipse'", Institut d'art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
  • "'Rhombic Oath'", Leopold Hoesch Museum, Duren, Germany
  • "'A Curious Contortion in the Method of Progress'", Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein


  • "'At Present'", BQ, Berlin, Germany



  • "'The breath-taker is the breath-giver'", Galerie Carlier Gebauer, Berlin, Germany


  • "'Only After Dark'", Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany
  • "'Already vanishing'", MAMBO, Bologna, Italy (exhb. cat.)


  • "'Only After Dark'", Le Credac, Ivry, France
  • "'untitled'", BQ, Cologne, Germany
  • "'Kissing the back of your hand sounds like a wounded bird'", Bawag Foundation, Vienna, Austria (exhb. cat.)
  • "'Already Vanishing'", MAMbo, Bologna, Italy


  • "'Sometimes a man gets carried away'", Kunstverein Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany
  • "'To what extent should an artist understand the implications of his or her findings?'", Project Arts Centre, Dublin and The Model Arts – Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland (exhb. cat.)
  • "'Replace the Irreplaceable'", Gallery Carlier Gebauer, Berlin, Germany


  • "'Wanting without needing, Loving without leaning'", ArtPace Fondation, San Antonio, TX, USA
  • "'Keep the illusion for the end'", BQ, Cologne, Germany (exhb. cat.)
  • "'Everything makes sense in the reverse'", Pinksummer, Genova, Italy


  • "'1954'", Galerie Carlier Gebauer, Berlin, Germany


  • "'Verticality Downwards'", Kunstverein Munich, Munich, Germany (exhb. cat.)
  • "'Where the hand doesn’t enter'", heat infuses, IAC Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbane/Lyon, France


  • "'Spirit of Versatility and Inclusiveness'", BQ, Cologne, Germany (exhb. cat.)
  • "'Rien ne peut venir que d’ailleurs'", Centre d’Art Contemporain Bretigny, Bretigny sur Orge, France (exhb. cat.)
  • "'Pinksummer'", Genova, Italy
  • "'Inova'", Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • "'TBA Inc.'", Chicago, IL, USA


  • "'Eingang Links'", Kunstverein Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Gallery Gebauer, Berlin, Germany
  • "'Cover Versions'", Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands (exhb. cat.)


  • "'Strange, I’ve seen that face before'", Modern Institute, Glasgow

"'Favourite cloths worn while she or he worked'", Gesellschaft fur Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany (exhb. cat.) 1999

  • "'It seems that an animal is in the world as water in the water'", BQ, Cologne, and Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges, Belgium (exhb. cat.)
  • "'Irrigation-Fertilisation'", Salon 3, London

Selected Collections[edit]

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, USA

Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy

FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France

FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême, France

Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France

Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

MMK – Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Sammlung Boros, Berlin, Germany

Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin, Germany

TBA21 – Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria


Martin Herbert, "Unbounded Enthusiasms" Artforum, November 2010
Jeniffer Allen, "Social Patterns, Frieze, issue 117, 2008
Christy Lange, "Une Heureuse Régression", Frieze, issue 97, 2006
Kirsty Bell, Bojan Šarčević, Frieze, issue 85, 2004
Jörg Heiser, "Dogs in Space", Frieze, issue 55, 2000

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