Dejan Kaludjerović was born in Belgrade, ex-Yugoslavia. For his achievements in the visual arts, he has been granted honorary Austrian citizenship. He gained his MFA in Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 2004.
Since the beginning of his career in Belgrade in the mid-1990s, Dejan has been exploring the relationship between consumerism and childhood, and analyzing identity formation and the stability of representational forms. Most of his paintings, drawings, objects, videos and installations employ the processes of recycling, copying and reenacting, thus creating patterns that simulate mechanical reproduction, and criticize the homogeneity embedded in popular culture.
Kaludjerović’s work is part of many private and public collections, including, among others, the MUSA, Kontakt and STRABAG collections and collection of the Artothek des Bundes in Vienna, the Salzburg Museum der Moderne, the October Salon Collection, City Museum Belgrade and APT Berlin. Also, YARAT–Centre of Contemporary Art, Baku and 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: Artium Museum, Spain; Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg; Kunstraum Niederösterreich and Kunstlerhaus Vienna; Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna (solo); Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan; Santa Maria delle Croci Ravenna (solo); Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade (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.
Winner of 2017 Tirana Art Lab Residency, Tirana, Albania as well as 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.
He lives and works in Vienna and Belgrade.