Dejan Kaludjerović was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna and gained an MA in visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 2004. For his achievements in visual arts, Kaludjerović was granted an honourable Austrian citizenship.
Since finishing his studies in 2004, Dejan Kaludjerović has been exploring the conjunction between consumerism and childhood, to analyse identity formation and stability of representational forms. Most of his paintings, drawings, objects, videos and installations, employ the processes of recycling, copying and re-enacting, thus creating patterns that simulate mechanical reproduction, and criticise homogeneity embedded in popular culture.
Kaludjerović’s work is part of many private and public collections, among others: MUSA, KONTAKT, STRABAG collection and collection of the Artothek des Bundes in Vienna and Salzburg Museum der Moderne; Museum of Contemporary Art, October Salon Collection and City Museum in Belgrade; APT Berlin; Yarat – Centre of Contemporary Art, Baku; National Museum of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alanica, Vladikavkaz, etc.
He has exhibited internationally at numerous solo and group shows in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia: MuseumVilla Rot Kunsthalle, Burgrieden, Germany (solo); Artium Museum, Spain; Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg; Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Kunstlerhaus Vienna and Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna (solo); Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan; Santa Maria delle Croci Ravenna (solo); Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade (solo); Tobačna 001 – Museum and Galleries Ljubljana, Slovenia (solo); 1st and 4th Beijing International Art Bienniale; CAC Vilnius; Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina; Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy; Essl Museum (solo); Tokyo Wondersite – Institute of Contemporary Arts, Tokyo; Kunstpavillion Innsbruck; 28th International Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana; Kunsthalle Krems; 43rd, 44th, 45th, 46th and 55th International October Salon Belgrade; Museum of Modern Art Saint-Etienne; 2nd Bucharest Biennial of Youndg Artists; Landesgalerie Linz am OÖ Landesmuseum, Linz; Prague Quadriennail and Manifesta 4 (archive project), Frankfurt, Germany and 6th Moscow Biennale – Special Project Alanica. The Experimental Method.
Dejan Kaludjerović was nominated for the MUMOK – Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize 2017. Winner of the 2020 AIR Celje – Center for Contemporary Art and 2019 Tobačna001 Artist in Residency – Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, in Slovenia. Winner of the competition Art and Reconciliation, Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina in collaboration with University of Arts London (UAL) and King’s College London. Winner of 2018 Villa Lena Foundation Residency, Italy, as well as Tirana Art Lab Residency, Tirana, Albania. Winner of 2017 BKA Studio and travelling fellowship Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Winner of 2016 CCA Andtrax Artist-in-Residence, Mallorca, Spain and LowRes Jerusalem Residency, Jerusalem, Israel. Winner of 55th October Salon Award, Belgrade, 2014. Winner of Sazmanab Contemporary Art Center Residency, Teheran, Iran for 2015 and YARAT Residency, Baku, Azerbaijan for 2014. Winner of Atelier Tokyo for 2011 (Studio and traveling fellowship of 6 months provided by BMUKK). Winner of the CEC ARTSINK Scholarship for 2008, which included a residency at the Santa Monica 18th Street Art Center in the USA as well as the Unidee residency in Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy in 2005, and a three-month Kultur Kontakt Austria residency in Vienna in 2002.