Project Management in the Arts
Aleksandar's professional grounding is in performing arts - he has worked as a theatre producer and arts manager for different arts organizations in Serbia, such as Center for performing arts and technology (YUSTAT) and Belgrade international theatre festival (BITEF) where he had the priviledge to work besides artists such as Robert Wilson, Arpad Schilling, Paolo Magelli, Tomas Ostermeier. As part of an arts collective, he participated in the Venice Biennale (2004). Aleksandar was a producer of national exhibitions of Serbia on Prague Quadrennial (2007, 2011) and producer/organizer of number of theatre performances and site-specific projects, collaborating closely with inspiring artists such as Jozef Nadj, Dragan Stojčevski, Branko Pavić, Jelena Bogavac.
When it comes to special events management, Aleksandar was a production director at Studio Berar company from Novi Sad, working on concerts of artists such as Metallica, Sting, Vernon Reid, Dele Sosimi, Esma Redžepova, Šaban Bajramović, Louis, Mistakemistake. As a freelanc producer, he was engaged in the production of numerous events – conferences, biennials, festivals, opening and closing ceremonies, state spectacles.
He has more than 15 years of international experience as a trainer, coach and consultant in the areas of project/events and strategic management, cultural policy and intercultural dialogue through arts, working with the organizations from Europe and Asia. Alex was the coordinator (together with Audrey Wong) of Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research (ANCER).