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Miroslav Cukovic

Miroslav Cukovic is an American, Yugoslavian born artist who received his BFA from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, USA. While at CCS he has studied under the mentorship of Dennis Galffy, Zdzislaw Sikora, Lynne Avadenka, Joseph Bernard and Susan Goethel Campbell to name the few.

Through various mediums such as artist books, prints, collages, video or public works, Cukovic's practice deals with poetic mapping and exploring of in-between space.

He has exhibited at the Künstlerhaus, Vienna as part of the exhibition THE ULTIMATE SUMMIT OF CHEAP LASER GRAPHICS - 'NO REGRETS', Survey of Slovenian Printmaking at the International Center for Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Survey of Contemporary Drawing at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids. His public project Maribor's Milky Way has been included in the official program of the European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012.

He currently lives and works in Linz, Austria

SOLO
TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2023: Solo show – Chrysalid Gallery, Rotterdam, NL (forthcoming)
2021: Reticulum – with Jake Kelly, Chrysalid Gallery, Rotterdam, NL
2018: #readingbetweenthelinespt3 – CCS, Detroit, Michigan, USA
2018: Reading Between the Lines pt2 – Layerjeva Hisa, Kranj, SLO
2017: Gardenshed – K&K Entenmanns, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany
2013: Cartography of in-between space - curated by Yasmin Martin Vodopivec – International
Center of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (MGLC), Slovenia
2012: Maribor’s Milky Way – public intervention as part of the ECC Maribor 2012
2010: Typographic landscaping – Media Nox Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia
2009: Oranžno gibanje – public intervention funded by Maribor City Council, Stari most, Maribor
2007: Muffinesto – Alumni & Faculty Hall, College for Creative Studies,Detroit, MI
2005: Fourth World Countries (recent prints) – International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, MI
2004: Prevod – Beyond Words Gallery, Marygrove College

SELECTED
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022: The Others ArtFait – Torino, Italy
2022: Tout est nouveau saus la lune – Galerie van Caelenberg, Aist, Belgium
2022: Anonymous Drawings – Galerie Nord, Berlin, Germanz
2021: Third International Print Biennale – Yerevan, Armenia
2020: 30th Anniversary Media Nox Gallery – Maribor, SLO (catalogue)
2018: KAOS, Kranj, SLO
2017: Reading between the lines with David Holzinger – Bildungshaus, Tinje, AUT
2016: Reading between the lines with David Holzinger – MediaNox Gallery, Maribor, SLO
2015: Anonyme Zeichner 2015 – Kunstverein Tiergarten, Galerie Nord, Berlin / ARTQ13 Rome,
Italy / Galerie GEYSO20 Braunschweig
2014: THE ULTIMATE SUMMIT OF CHEAP LASER GRAPHICS - 'NO REGRETS' - Cultural Centre
Künstlerhaus, Vienna, AUT
2012: Odtisi in vtisi – Survey of Slovenian Printmaking - International Center of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana
(MGLC), Slovenia
2011: What is it not – CAVE, Detroit, MI
2010: The Golden Casket of Earthly Marvels: Bulging the Question - Pops Packing, Detroit, MI
2008: Vabljeni Mladi – DLUM, Maribor, Slovenia
2008: How to destroy a gallery? – La Vitrine, Maribor, Slovenia
2007: Intersection – Detroit:Works, Detroit, MI
2007: Drawing Invitational with Pierogi Flat Files – Kent State University School of Art Gallery, Kent, OH
2007: Paper Politics – Anarchy Festival, Montreal, QC
2007: Instrumental – Gallery Project, Curated bz Graem Whyte, Ann Arbor, MI
2007: Drawing No Conclusions: A Survey of Contemporary Drawing - Curated by Dominic Molon,
Urban Institute for Contemporary Art,Grand Rapids, MI
2006: Even Clean Hands Leave Marks and Damage Surfaces - collaboration with Kevin Beasley
and Curtis Glen, Inaugural exhibition at Detroit Industrial Projects, Detroit, MI
2006: Paper Politics – 5+5 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2006: Drawing into Painting – Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
2005: Open Studio – sound collaboration with Cecile van Hanja, La Napoule, France
2005: Selection VII – Center Galleries, Detroit, MI
2005: Drawings - District Arts Gallery, Birmingham, MI
2005: Paper Politics – Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA (catalogue)
2004: Print – Ann Arbor Art Center, Survey of Michigan Printmakers, Ann Arbor, MI
2004: 3rd International Mini Print Annual Exhibition – National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
(invitational with catalogue)
2004: Great Lakes Drawing Biennial – Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
2003: Regional Drawing Exhibition – Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, curated by associate Curator of
Contemporary Museum of Chicago, Detroit, MI
2003: Statewide Multi-Media Juried Exhibition – Saginaw Art Museum
2003: 2nd International Mini Print Annual – National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria

ART RESIDENCIES
AWARDS
DEMONSTRATIONS

2022: Artist in Residence – KAOS Festival of Contemporary Collage, Kranj, Slovenia
2012: Maribor’s Milky Way - book launch at Vetrinjski dvor, part of the European Capital of Culture – Maribor 2012
2007: Presented a lecture to "Intro to Fine Arts" class on "Contextual Differences and Aesthetic
Similarities", College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
2007: Third Place Award - Drawing No Conclusions, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI
2005: Printmaking Assistanship – Penland School of Craft, NC
2005: Artist Demonstration - physically altering and manipulating books,
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI (invitational)
2005: Artist in Residence - La Napoule Art Foundation, La Napoule, France
2005: Selection Award – College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
2005: Goldwasser Award – College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
2004: First Prize – CTV Scarab Club Exhibition

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017: BONK ! – Shit issue – Experimental Magazine from Estonia

2014: September issue of Emerging artist series – Rona Kopeczky, curator ACB Gallery, Budapest and
works.io
2013: Kartografija medprostora – Kaja Kraner, Večer
2013: Prostorska kartografija medprostora – Boris Beja, Siol.net
2013: Prostor med prostori – Radio Student
2012: Mariborska mlečna cesta – Maribor’s Milky Way (publication)
2012: Mariborske mlečne ceste – Življenje na dotik, EPK 2012
2012: Odtisi in vtisi – International Center of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (MGLC), (catalogue)
2009: Oranžno gibanje - Večer
2007: „Sculpture Surge“ – Dennis Nawrocki, Metro Times
2007: „Heavy Hearts“ – Vince Carducci, Metro Times
2007: „Exhibit Brings Spotlight to Drawing“ - Brandy Arnold, GVL
2006: „Even Clean Hands Leave Marks and Damage Surfaces“ opens at the Detroit Industrial Gallery“ – Johnny Garcia, The South End
2006: „Looking Deeply: Beasley, Cukovic, Glenn“ – Nick Sousanis, The Detroiter, www.thedetroiter.com
2006: „His own Country“ - Vince Carducci, Metro Times, Detroit
2006: “Artists share penchant for drawing through painting” - John Carlos Cantu, The Ann Arbor News
2005: „Paper View“ – Rebecca Mazzei, Metro Times, Detroit
2005: “Cutting words” - Rebecca Mazzei, Metro Times, Detroit
2005: “Work in Progress” - Rebecca Mazzei, Metro Times, Detroit
2005: „Drawings at District Arts“ – Nick Sousanis, The Detroiter, www.thedetroiter.com

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