Biography

Bilyana Cincarevic

Bilyana Cincarevic is a painter, a conceptual artist and an activist in the fields of human rights, with wide experience in different civil society organizations.
She received her MA degree in mural painting techniques from the Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, in 2014.

Her artistic expression is close to modern realism, which she uses to explore the nature of women, from the erotic to the spiritual, giving her own contribution to the feminist art. Her outstanding exhibitions were held in a variety of venues, including the galleries of the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Sabanci University of Istanbul or the privately-owned Macura Museum.

She uses conceptual and performance arts to take a critical look at the ecclesiastical administration and the patriarchal religious order, finding a link between feminism and religion.

In her performance, Biljana resorts to rituals and the elements of ritual in order to elevate human awareness and re-establish connection with the forces of nature.

In Art Conversations, a series of mini-panels, she looks into the relations between women and religion.

Her broad education, which next to the MA degree also includes years of studying Christianity and other spiritual philosophies, rituals and ceremonies, as well as civil society and humanities, with a focus on protecting women's rights, places her among the intellectuals on the contemporary Serbian art scene.

Her activities are always covered by the local and international media, and she uses her popularity exclusively in order to promote healthy lifestyles, arts and further development of the human consciousness.

The New Collection Book, compiled by the New York art scene, ranked her among one hundred artists of the year 2013.
She was featured on the covers of several prominent magazines.
She took part in public debates and panels on the issues of human and women's rights, environmental and social policies.

She is also a Board Member of several Serbian, and international non-profit organizations.

Selected solo exhibitions:
2016. Performance ' I left my sadness and blocks in the river Danube' at Museum Macura
2015. Exhibition Back to basics O3one Art Space, Belgrade
2015. Art performance The Alignment Dom Omladine Beograda
2014. Barcelona Art fair
2014. Exhibition and lectures at FAAS Gallery, University Sabanci, Istanbul
2014. FAAS Gallery, University Sabanci, Istanbul
2013. Exhibition and lectures at Massachusetts University Boston, MA
2013. Massachusetts University Boston, MA
2013. Gallery MC, New York, NY
2012. Galeria Zero, Art fair Basel, Switzerland
2012. Gallery Pizana, Porto Montenegro Tivat, Montenegro
2011. King's Peter Museum, Belgrade-Serbia
2010. New Moment Ideas Gallery, Belgrade-Serbia
2009. Conceptual exhibition Lord, have mercy, Cultural center Dom omladine Belgrade –Serbia
2006. New Moment Gallery, Beograd-Serbia
2005. Art salon Synergy, Toronto- Canada
2004. Gallery of Diplomatic club, Beograd-Serbia
2003. Rotary club, Beograd-Serbia
2001. Gallery Le Danube Blue, Paris-France
2000. Gallery Most, Podgorica-Montenegro