Branislav Nikolić (b. 1970) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia, the department of painting, in 1996. He received postgraduate degrees from the Dutch Art Institute, Enschede, from the Netherlands (2001) and from the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia (2002). From 1995, he is a member of the Association of Fine Artists of Serbia. From 2002 he is selector for the Jalovik Art Colony (www.jalovik.net). He works in sculpture, painting, design and as a curator.
Selected exhibitions: OMI Art Residency, New York (2017); Brüderlichkeit und Einheit Im Zeichen der Deregulierung, Das Haus der Architektur Gallery, Graz (2016); Teatri i Gjelbërimit: A Retrospective of Art about Public Space, FAB gallery, Tirana (2016); Superstructure, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (2016, solo); Inner Migrations, Duplex gallery, Sarajevo (2016); Constellation, Serbian Cultural Center, Paris (2015); Affirmation, 37th Salon of Architecture, Museum of Applied Art, Belgrade (2015); Scream from Nature (with Lise Wulff), Munk 150 Celebration, Oslo (2013); Belgrade Pillars, Dom omladine Gallery, Belgrade (2011, solo); Spring Serbian Salad, Lukas Feichtner Gallery, Vienna (2011).
Branislav Nikolić is a member of the New Remote art group and the Kolektiv independent art association. His artistic practice includes painting, sculpture and installation. Four Waters is a work that brings the relationship between architecture, object and the surrounding space into discussion. The rain gutters that constitute the sculpture and the shadow they cast on the ground evoke the presence of a house. Through this physical absence, the system of rain gutters transgresses their utilitarian dimension, becoming a symbol of the distribution of water to the four corners of the world. In this way, these banal objects are transformed into an essential part of the artistic act.