Mark Gerard Brogan

30 Juin 1960 Zaire Indpendent installation

Mark Gerard Brogan was born in London where he studied art as an under- and post-graduate at Goldsmiths college. For over 15 years he has been living in Belgrade working as an artist and translator. As a resident in Belgrade – a foreigner in the “relaxed”, “bipolar” position of belonging – in his watercolour paintings and collages he reads society’s problems from the cracks, fractures and overlapping of socio-politico-historical phenomena.

He first exhibited in Serbia in 2010 at the Belgrade Cultural Centre showing an experimental film about an artist-run telephone call-centre. In 2017 he exhibited the large-scale photo-wallpaper “Unforgetting Aelita” in the courtyard of the Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić and Rodoljub Čolaković, and more recently participated in the 13th International Aquarelle Biennial in Zrenjanin, Serbia and his exhibition “Shadowy Stories” was held at Remont Independent Art Space in Belgrade. His works are in amongst others the collections of Deutsche Telekom and the InterSpace Association, Sofia, Bulgaria  – Transitland. Video art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2009.

30 Juin 1960 Zaire Independent installation
Between Worlds

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  1. […] Mark Gerard Brogan spoke to us from Belgrade in early January of 2021. He reported that people there were being very careful about the ongoing pandemic. Despite it being Orthodox Christmas Day when we spoke, he said the surroundings were very quiet. Brogan, a British artist, completed an exhibition in 2020 titled After Lockdown. His work was an installation of photo wallpaper. The work was based around the phenomenon during lockdown in which people began caring more about nature. He completed another exhibition in September for which there was no opening and viewings were by appointment only. This has become the standard practice for galleries in the area. Brogan has also had some of his work disrupted due to the pandemic – a public art project was abruptly canceled in the early days of the virus. To hear more about his work, including his collaboration with an architect to create building-size works of art, as well as how he has navigated this difficult time, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Mark Gerard Brogan spoke to us from Belgrade in early January of 2021. He reported that people there were being very careful about the ongoing pandemic. Despite it being Orthodox Christmas Day when we spoke, he said the surroundings were very quiet. Brogan, a British artist, completed an exhibition in 2020 titled After Lockdown. His work was an installation of photo wallpaper. The work was based around the phenomenon during lockdown in which people began caring more about nature. He completed another exhibition in September for which there was no opening and viewings were by appointment only. This has become the standard practice for galleries in the area. Brogan has also had some of his work disrupted due to the pandemic – a public art project was abruptly canceled in the early days of the virus. To hear more about his work, including his collaboration with an architect to create building-size works of art, as well as how he has navigated this difficult time, listen to the complete interview. […]