Gordana Zikic is a shamanic artist, studying and incorporating traditions and innovations in shamanism, both ancestral and contemporary.
She was born in Serbia, currently at Ph.D. studies in visual arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, where she got her MA and BA. Her art exhibitions include numerous solo and group shows in Serbia and Europe.
Gordana is a co-founder of Belgrade Artist in Residence program in Belgrade, Serbia, and Martial artist in residence, as part of the Center424 non-profit artist-run organization.
Belgrade Artist in Residence is a program as part of the Center424 non-profit artist-run organization that supports artists, curators and martial artists via one-week to three-month residencies taking place in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. The programs aim to foster cultural exchange between artists from different disciplines, create a dialogue and promote possible collaboration.
We are looking to collaborate with other like-minded arts organizations in the world. This sustainable partnership could lead to joint art projects and foster the mobility of local talents by way of exchange and promotion abroad/locally.
Applications are ongoing . The application should contain a CV, a brief project proposal, period of your stay (with alternative dates), documentation of earlier works and preferably some info about yourself as an artist and your artistic practice.
Applications should be sent at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Books mentioned in the interview are; Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy, Mircea Eliade, Blue: The History of a Color, Michel Pastoureau and The Life of Milarepa, Translated by: Lobsang P. Lhalungpa.