Dragan Simicevic

Photographer + Visual Artist Berlin Germany

Dragan Simicevic was born in Sarajevo in 1981 and raised in Croatia. He later moved to Berlin where he studied psychology at Freie Universität. His life path has had much influence on his art: though a practicing psychologist, his artistic sensibilities were strong and he began working as an artist towards the end of the 90s.
Simicevic’s art is an exploration of his catholic upbringing, of the ties that bind his family and the impact of the Yugoslav wars on his psyche. Much of his work explores the contrast between life and death. This fascination with the macabre has contributed to the evolution of his aesthetic, which he describes as “brutal sensibility.”
His video and photography works compel the viewer to penetrate his extraordinary melancholy, a world of black and white playing with contrasts, with Eros and Thanatos, with intimacy and aloofness, with urban life and mysticism.
When you show in your soul, your heart, your passion, the happiness within. All these are colored monochrome. Don’t be afraid, just love.

Motion pictures collaborations:
“Wespen” – independent movie by Jean-Sébastien Meynard, main artwork by Dragan
“Breath” – fashion movie with Marko Popadic
"Femminicidio" - Unter der Haut liegen die Knochen by Alessandra Marlene Pardeller

Education

VHS Berlin

Analogue Photography

Analogue Photography

Freie Universität Berlin

Psychology Diploma

Psychologist, Personal Coach

Technische Universität Berlin

BWL

RISE Berlin Gallery

Screen Print

workshop, screen printing skills

Exhibitions

2017

Group Exhibition, Faszination Sex -Der Theoretiker und Aktivist Martin Dannecker, Schwules Museum* - Berlin, Germany (Martin Dannecker Biography exhibition – Interior Art + Portrait of artist)

2017

Group, Nachtschatten Lichtgestalten, LUDWIG Gallery – 48 Stunden Neukölln - Berlin, Germany (Art Event – 48 Stunden Neukölln, 48 Tunten Neukölln)

2015

Group, Rinaldo´s Salon, Ballery - Berlin, Germany (Sephirot Project)

2015

Solo, Month of Queen & Faries, SchwuZ - Berlin, Germany (Polymorphia)

2014

Solo, Dream Within a Dream, Schwules Museum Berlin* - Berlin, Germany (photography, video installation, objects)

2013

Group, Queer Days, Humboldt University Berlin - Berlin Mitte, Germany (photography)

2012

Group, EroticaMENTE, EroticaMENTE - Rome, Italy (photography)

2012

Group, Jungbrunnen, Berlin Avantgarde - Berlin, Germany (photography)

2012

Solo, Marekowa Prototypes& Studies, Wine Gallery - Berlin Prenlauer Berg (photography and objects)

2011

Group, Art Auction, Berlin Avantgarde - Berlin, Germany (digital art)

2010

Solo, Love is a stranger, Melitta Sundström - Berlin, Germany (digital, photographic installation)

Clients

marekowa Chyvon Atelier Lorand Lajos Obectra Alexander Stanek Sasha Kanevski Superior Magazine BONER Magazine Siegessäule Magazin English Theatre Berlin

Specialties

photography objects installations videos