1. PORTRAIT OF THE DEITY (RITUAL SUPPLICATION) 



Portrait of the Deity – ФРЕЈА (Freja), 2019
Framed archival pigment prints and bronze plaque
Center piece: 40 x 22.79 inches
Left, Right pieces: 28.5 x 22.79 inches 



Portrait of the Deity (Ritual supplication)
Series of 12 Photographic triptychs, single - channel video installation, performance documentation, and sculpture
2014 - 2019


In 2014 when my mother passed away, I picked the twelve most significant people from different stages of my life (with whom I was either on good or bad terms) and performed a ritual supplication. The performance is inspired by the punishment of being made to kneel on dry corn kernels which I experienced as a child in the former Yugoslavia.

Preview of Portrait of the Deity (ritual supplication). Performed live on April 26, 2019 at the Sullivan gallery in Chicago, as part of the MFA thesis at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


On monitor: Portrait of the Deity – Ритуал (Ritual), 2014– 2019
Single Channel Video (5:13 minutes)
Dimensions variable
Right wall: Portrait of the Deity – ГПБ (Gianpaolo), 2019
Framed archival pigment prints and bronze plaque
Center piece: 40 x 22.79 inches
Left, Right pieces: 28.5 x 22.79 inches



“my father’s munition pouch from the war”, bronze - casted corn kernels

cloth rag, blood

dry corn kernels

Portrait of the Deity – Kутија за мољење (Supplication box), 2019
Reclaimed wood, “my father’s munition pouch from the war”, bronze - casted corn kernels, dry corn kernels, cloth rag, blood.
Dimension: 29 x 9 x 8 inches



“Kad vidiš u letu dva goluba bela, ti se seti mene iz Borova Sela”
Detail of Portrait of the Deity – Kутија за мољење (Supplication box), 2019
ФРЕЈА (Freja) 
Cast bronze plaque
ГПБ (Gianpaolo)
Cast bronze plaque


On monitor: Portrait of the Deity – Ритуал (Ritual), 2014 – 2019
Single Channel Video (5:13 minutes)
Dimensions variable

Mark