Arts Management and Production
Aleksandar's professional grounding is in performing arts. He has worked as a theatre producer and arts manager for different organizations in Serbia, such as Yugoslav center for performing arts and technology (YUSTAT), under the direction of Radivoje Dinulović and Belgrade international theatre festival (BITEF), under the direction of Jovan Ćirilov. There he had the privilege to work besides artists such as Robert Wilson, Arpad Schilling, Paolo Magelli, Tomas Ostermeier, Tomi Janežić. As part of an art 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 a number of theatre performances and site-specific projects, collaborating closely with choreographer Jozef Nadj, new media artist Dorijan Kolundžija, scenographer Dragan Stojčevski, graphic artist Branko Pavić, theatre director Jelena Bogavac. In 2011 he founded 8010, art production company focusing on the projects of international cooperation in the fields of performing and visual arts, music and design (www.8010.rs).
When it comes to the music industry, Aleksandar was a production director at Studio Berar company from Novi Sad, working on concerts of Metallica, Vernon Reid, Dele Sosimi, Esma Redžepova, Šaban Bajramović, Louis. As an events manager, he was engaged in the production of numerous conferences, biennials, festivals, opening and closing ceremonies, state spectacles.
Alex has over 20 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, US, Africa and Asia. Together with Audrey Wong, he was the coordinator of Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research (ANCER).