Vanja Smiljanić (*1986 Belgrade, Serbia)
lives and works between Brussels and Cologne



2014 – 2015
A.pass Posthogeschool voor Podiumkunsten vzw,
Advanced Performance and Scenography studies, Brussels, Belgium

2010 – 2012
M.A. Artistic Research, Dutch Art Institute/MFA ArtEZ, Arnhem, Netherlands

2005 – 2009
Fine Arts, Faculdade de Belas Artes Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal


Exhibitions and art activities (selection)

“The Council of Nine (lights)”, performance and installation, hbf – häuser | bilder | fenster, Münster D
9 ½ Sculpture Biennale, Berlin D
“New continent of thought, are you receiving me?”, performance and installation, New Talents – Biennale Cologne 2014, Cologne D

“Strobe Antumbra”, solo perfromance, Gold+Beton, Cologne D
“Knights of Eternity en Voyage In Nordrhein Westphalen (kurz: KEVIN OF LOVE)”, with Janina Warnk, performance, Gold+Beton, Cologne D
“Strobe Antumbra”, solo perfromance, RIXC Media Space, Riga LV
“Posdkup Skupova (Klinicka slika Metala,Kristala i Kuvala)/
Subset of a Set (clinical feature of a Metal, a Crystal and a Kettle)”, with Marija Šujica, performance, G12Hub, Belgrade, SER
“In space no one can eat Ice cream”, solo performance, Baustelle Kalk, Cologne, D

“They were gently raining”, solo perfromance, Kunstvlaai Festival of Independes, Amsterdam NL
“Between Time and Eternity lies a Dimension called Hyprxis”, performance with Anna Hoetjes and Frederik Gruyaert, Kunstvlaai Festival of Independes, Amsterdam NL
“Gothic/Gótico”, with Ana Manso, André Souza, Goncalo Sena, Parkour, Lisbon
DAI Assembly, solo performance, group performance, book launch, Arnhem NL
“Evacuation of the planet Earth”, lecture performance, DAI, Arnhem NL
“Routine”, Raw Material Company, Dakar, Senegal
“THREE ARTISTS WALK INTO A BAR…” curated by The Black Swan, de Appel, Amsterdam NL
“Tutorial”,  lecture performance, DAI, Arnhem NL
“Disproportionate number occurred on Wednesdays”, lecture performance, DAI, Arnhem NL

“Like Now (would be good)”, group performance, Arnhem NL
“Fail worse again”,  lecture performance, DAI, Arnhem NL
Publication Class, Spencers Island, Nova Scotia CAN
“Like Now (would be good)”, Bulegua z/b, Bilbao ES

“(…) my radiation (…)”,  lecture performance, DAI, Arnhem NL
“5th floor”, Culturia residence, Berlin D

Project JetKlasse, colaboration with AdBK München, Fábrica Braço de Prata, Lisbon PT
“Intervalo entre Pesos”, Espaço Avenida 211, Lisbon PT


“Metal, but at the same time… it’s a crystal”, Casco/Dutch Art Institute
“Nella Fantasia in a study about horizontality, time and nomadic structures”, with Lukas Marxt, RWE Stiftung