Education:

1986/87-91 operator in Numerical Machining Systems, CNC Systems, Polytechnic University for New Technologies, New Belgrade

1988-1991 Painting Certificate, Polytechnic University for New Technologies ,New Belgrade, tutor Natasa Brkic,

1991/92 -96 Master in Mechanical engineering in CNC Operating Systems  at Polytechnic University for NT, New Belgrade 

2006 Cyprus College of Art, Limassol – ASET Certificate in Fine Art

2008-2009  2 years on  OCA Award for Painting in Creative Arts and final assessment scored at Buckinghamshire New University,UK Grade A at Cyprus College of Art with cooperation with OCA (Open College of Art) UK

2009-2010 Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts  at Cyprus College Of Art, Larnaca

 

 

Associations:

E.KA.TE. (IAA)- The Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts, Nicosia Cyprus

ULUPDS - The Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia

 

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2001 Colors and Textures , Old Library, Limassol, CY

2004 Letters Home, Old Library, Limassol, CY

2006 No Place Like Home, Pi, Limassol ,CY

2008 My Animal and Other Families at RouanArt Gallery Limassol CY opened by Dr. Nadia Anaxagorou

2012 Neometano Zurenje  curated by Natasa Brkic at SKC Novi Beograd, Beograd, SERBIA

2013 Uninterrupted Stare at RouanArt Gallery Limassol opened by Helen Black

2014 Uninterrupted Stare at Altstadthalle Gallery  curated by Lilian Putincanin, Zug, Switzerland; opening

2015 Uninterrupted Stare – Daemons at Mala Galerija ULUPDSa , Belgrade, Serbia

2015 Polychrome with Rodica Lomnasan at Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art, Paphos

2015 Uninterrupted Stare - Daemons at Galerie d'Art - Art.Culture, Bordeaux, France

Selected Group Exhibitions, Residences and Workshops:

2004    “UNCLAIMED LUGGAGE” Nomadifesta Lusignan Hall, Nicosia curated by Klitza Anthoniou ARTRAGEOUS GROUP

2007     Artists Group CINEMA No.1 ART STUDIO 55, Limassol by Pegasus Art Foundation

2008 

YK:EM Selfportrait at NIMAC (Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre)(OLD Power House) curated by Sofia Hadzipapa

2012

 VINAIGRETTE,The ARTHOUSE 59, CY

 "EROS.art" Art Sudio 55 by Pegasus Art Foundation 

 "2nd women painters exhibition" at  Pyrgos Congress, Nicosia selected by Mary Pyrgos

 I SANTORINI BIENNALE OF ARTS 2012, Santorini, Greece, Art Curator Simon Tarrant UK,

I.D EURO SIGNS & ICONS, Pegasus Art Foundation, CY

2013

PREMIER LEAGUE,  Lellos Art Point gallery, CY Art curator  Raymond Wilson

IV International exhibition of miniature,Majdan Art at The House of Emigrants and Serbs in the region, Belgrade

2014 

The IV Biennale of Contemporary Drawing of Serbia at Historical Archive Pancevo, Serbia

Five new and three very young artists curated by Andros Efstatiou, IsNotGallery, Nicosia,CY

Lush Art in Austere Times curated by Andros Efstatiou, IsNotGallry, NicosiA, CY

ULUPUDS  Gallery SULUJ, Belgrade

PREMIER LEAGUE curated by Raymond Wilson,  Lellos Point, Limassol, CY

XII International Women Painters Cultural Centar  Majdanpek ,Serbia,

The Inauguration of the Cultural Center of Strovolos, Nicosia, CY

II SANTORINI BIENNALE OF ARTS 2012 curated by K. Papadopoulos & G. Frangos,Santorini, Greece

42.World Gallery of Drawing,OSTEN BIENNIAL OF DRAWING Skopje 2014, Macedonian Academy of Arts

V International Exhibition Art in miniature MajdanArt 2014, Belgrade

"Limiere de paux",UN, Palais des Nations, Geneva,  Switzerland

The Modern Drawing, Galerija SKC , Belgrade, Serbia

50th anniversary of E.KA.TE ,Dimotiki Pinakothiki Larnaca, Famagusta Gate – Nicosia, Old Power House, Pafos &

The Evagoras Center, Limassol

Altstadthalle Gallery, Zug, Switzerland

2015

Lush Art in Austere Times, IsNotGallery, Nicosia

Technopolis 20, Pafos  exhibition Woman and Art

"Minor Asia" The Byzantine Museum and Art Gallery of the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation, Nicosia

DRAWING ROOM Rouan Gallery, Limassol 

2016

6th Lessandra, Sofia, Bulgaria

Small Format ,  House of Djure Jaksica, Belgrade, KC Ivanjica, Jagodina, Zrenjan, V.Plana, S.Pazova,Krusevac and Aleksinac

13th International Biennial of miniature, Kulturni centar Gornji Milanovac, Serbia

2nd FRESH -The Modern Portrait, JanKossen Contemporary gallery New York

44. World Gallery of Drawing,OSTEN BIENNIAL OF DRAWING Skopje 2014, Macedonian Academy of Art

2nd LYNX International Art prize by The Associazione Culturale IL SESTANTE (A.C.I.S.) 2016, IT

      Trieste (Italy) - Ajdovščina (Slovenia) - Zagreb (Croatia) - Livorno (Italy)

Horizons, Exhibition of fresh contemporary drawing in Serbia, Great Hall of SKC, Belgrade, Serbia

2017    

TerraMare, Livorno, Itally

CICA Museum, South Korea, 2017, CICA 미술관은 , Czong Institute for Contemporary Art

Social Art Award , Berlin Germany

October Salon, Pavilion Cjeta Zuzuric, Belgrade

49th GOLDEN PEN OF BELGRADE, THE 14th INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF ILLUSTRATION 2017, Gallery Progres, Beograd

Traditional-Modern, SKC Belgrade

Exhibition 'In Honor to epic Cypriot poet Vassilis Michaelidis', curator Nadia Anexegorou, Limassol Muncipal Gallery

Horizons, Progress, Belgrade

Salon D 'Automne, En Plo Gallery/The Old Powerhouse, Paphos

2018   

Exhibition and book 'In Honor to  Vassilis Michaelidis', curator Nadia Anexegorou, Limassol Muncipal Gallery

Lush Art In Austere Times,  Isnotgallery, Nicosia, curator A.Efstathiou

Salon d'automine, IFC French Institute - Collection Gallery, Nicosia, curated by Michèle Ansermet Papadopoulos

The victim as a cultural expression, 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference of the ICSAH Foundation,

      curators  Umberto  Mondini and Andros Efstathiou,   Cornaro Institute Limassol

Re-writing the Constitution, A seven days workshop and performance, coordinated by Boris Bakal , E.Evangelou,

       Maria Kyriakou, and Maria Varnakkidou at  Yard Residency 18, Limassol, CY

18th Asian Art Biennial Bangladesh 2018, Shilpakala Academy Dhaka,Bangladesh

             Keeping a Secret at Palia Ilektriki, Larnaca, kustos Miriam Mc Connon

Civilian Sensitivities, A workshop by curators Sigal Barkai, Israel and Yiannis Toumazis, NIMAC, Nicosia, CY

1st Larnaca Biennial 2018, Container & Content, curators Vassilis Vassiliades,Tonia Loizou and Michail Elia, Larnaca, Cyprus

            attended to one day  workshop with Eleana Alexandrou during Open House Festival 2018, Dance House, Limassol 

              Organizing Interactive drawing workshop and questionnaire for collecting material and info for personal project

                       Meatnoia-Arcadia, part of Pendulum Platform, Limassol

 

Awards, Museums and National Galleries :

2002    Cyprus Republic for the Limassol Muncipal Art Gallery purchase  Painting 21 ( Letters home )

2006    State Gallery of Contemporary Cyprus Art Painting  purchase Prrrrrr (No Place Like Home)

2013    Historical Archive Pancevo, Serbia Portrait No.34 (Uninterrupted Stare) become part of permanent collection of the museum

2014    The Mention of the Jury Award at IV International Miniature Art, Serbia for Portrait No.20 (Uninterrupted Stare)

The 1st Prize in Digital Art  at XII International Women Painters, Serbia for Portrait No.02 (Uninterrupted Stare)

OSTEN World Gallery of Drawing, Skoplje - Portrait No.23 (US) become part of permanent collection of the museum

State Gallery of Contemporary Cyprus Art purchase Portrait No.30 (Uninterrupted Stare- Daemons)

2015    The Byzantine Museum of the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation,Nicosia  - Within love or sorrow, There ain't n‘virgins’ 

          becomes part of permanent collection of th museum,

T.I.N.A. This Is Not ArtPrize, Lisbon ,Los Angeles & San Paulo, Honorable Mention of the Jury  as One of 20 Worthy international artist

2016    The 1st Prize in Digital Art selected by The Associazione Culturale IL SESTANTE  for The LYNX Prize 2016 , Trieste, Italy

 

 

 

Books, Art catalogs, publishing :

2004 “Letters Home” by Nina Sumarac

2006 “Antikvarnica Duse” Cover for the  Poetry book by Natalija Jakovljevic

2012 “Γυναικα” art catalog , PYRGOS Congress, Nicosia

2012  I.D. EURO multi.cult , art catalog Pegasus Art Foundation

2014  # 3  issue Straw Dogs magazine  issue February 2014 Text by Yiota Panayiotou, pages 52-56

2014  Atlas Of Applied Arts, Artists and Designers Of Serbia  - The 21st Century ,  Maldini, publisher Japan Society

2015  # 5  issue Straw Dogs magazine , 4 illustartions for the poems of Yiorgos Seratons

2016 FRESH! 2016 THE MODERN PORTRAIT catalogue, Jankossen Contemporary New York

2016 Artist catalogue by The Associazione Culturale IL SESTANTE  for The LYNX Prize 2016 , Trieste, Italy

2017 ArtAscent Magazine , February 2017, Portrait issue, Pages 76 & 77

2017 Social Art Award catalogue , Berlin Germany

2017 7th Premio Combat Prize catalogue, Livorno ,Italy

2018 "In the winds of the hidden, Vassilis Michaelides: Visual and poetic extensions" by Dr. Natia Anaxagorou, Head of Cultural Services of the Municipality of Limassol and curator of the exhibition in honor of hundred years anniversary of the poet Vasilis Mihailidis,held at the Limassol Municipal Gallery (10/11/2017. – 31/05/2018), and Lefteris Papaleontiou, a university and researcher of Cypriot literature

 

 

Press:

2004 March 19-25 The Cyprus Weekly “Letters Home” text by Glyn Hughes, page 19;// 2004 March 21 Sunday’s POLITIS ,CY “Letters Home” text by Dr. Nadia Anaxegorou (linguist MA from Cambridge and a PhD Oxford University. cultural director of the Limasol Municipality), page41;// 2004 July SINTESEIS Magazine,CY, page 158;//2006 by Glyn Hughes The Cyprus weekly , Novemeber 24 ;//.2006 10.November CITY magazine text by Xenia Tsiamanta;// 2006 LIDER Business Magazine Moscow No26 “Sva njena traganja” pages 32-35, text by S.Moskovljevic;// 2006 November TIME OUT Cyprus Magazine text by arte editor Xenia Tsiamanta ;// 2010 March April STIL GIZNI The Russian Magazine in Cyprus, “NINA” pages 75,76;// 2008 March 16, SEVEN Magazine CY text by Anna Hassapi ,pages60&61;// 2008 March Lemesorame, CY ,No27 , “Painting Exhibition By Nina Sumarac”, page 41;// 2008 May Lemesorame, CY ,No29, “Nina Sumarac – one choice to proceed realty “ interview by art editor Simoni, pages54,55;// 2008 March TimeOut Cyprus, No74 taxt by Xenia Tsiamanta;// 2008 March/April “STIL” Cyprus Russian Magazine text by Tatiana Kasas;// 2012 Oktober NINA ŠUMARAC: NEOMETANO BULJENJE, IZLOŽBA CRTEŽA UGLJENOM at http://www.skc.org.rs/izlozbe/2316-nina;// 2013 February «Uninterrupted Stare» από τη Νίνα Σούμαρακ ,Kathimerini 20.02.2013 14:12 http://www.kathimerini.com.cy/;// 2013 February «Uninterrupted Stare» από τη Νίνα Σουμαρακ 19/02/2013 at http://www.parathyro.com/uninterrupted-stare/;// 2013 March A minute with Nina Sumarac Jablonsky ArtistCyprus Mail Friday, March 22nd 2013;// 2013Jun, STRAW DOGS Magazine, CY 3rd issue, Text by Yiota Panayiotou, pages 52-56  // 1.4.2013.Exhibition UNINTERRUPTED STARE by Nina Sumarac. Rouan Art Gallery at MARIA ECHO INSPIRED LIFE blog// Straw Dogs magazine  issue # 4  February 2014//January 2015 HELLO Magazine Serbia//Straw Dogs magazine  issue # 5  February 2015 //2015  art Magazin LIKOVNI ZIVOT, Belgrade no 148, page 63// Jun. 10th 2016 Parathyro, Politis Έργα της Σερβοκύπριας ζωγράφου Nina Sumarac στην γκαλερί JanKossen στη Νέα Υόρκη // August  12th 2016 CY Weekly interview with Melissa Hekkers,page 36&37//

 

 

Work in film and animation:

from 2001-2013 working as an artist production assistant on numerous 2D animation adverts in production "TOONACHUNKS" Nicos Synnos/// 2005 working as Production assistant , artist Production assistant / artist in short animationl film "ANIMAL BEHEVIOUR" , production "TOONACHUNKS" Nicos Synnos, Awards:• Animation Honur - Cyprus International Film Festival (March 2006)• Best Animation Film Award - The 29th Short Film Festival, Drama, Greece (September 2006)• Best Animation & Experimental film Award - Cyprus short & documentary film Festival (February 2007),• The Greek Government Quality Awards – nominee - 47th Thessaloniki Film Festival, Greece (November 2006),Awarded : Animation Honur - Cyprus International Film Festival (March 2006); Best Animation Film Award - The 29th Short Film Festival, Drama, Greece (September 2006); Best Animation & Experimental film Award - Cyprus short & documentary film Festival (February 2007); The Greek Government Quality Awards – nominee - 47th Thessaloniki Film Festival, Greece (November 2006);/// 2005 digital scanning and structuring of pictures in Documentary, stop-frame motion films for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sculpture Symposium Limassol CY, production "TOONACHUNKS" Nicos Synnos/// 2006 working as artist on coloring in short experimental film "TAXI" - IDEODROME 2006 , production "TOONACHUNKS" Nicos Synnos/// 2007 acting, sound ,editing and technical support on short experimental film "TRIP TO THE MOON 2" - IDEODROME 2007, production "TOONACHUNKS" Nicos Synnos/// 2009 working in photoshop; for documentry, experimental, short, stop-frame motion, animation film "10 YEARS OF RIALTO, 2009", production "TOONACHUNKS" Nicos Synnos/// 2009 frame preparation & research on short experimental film "DRESS QUEST III", Ideodromio 2009, production "TOONACHUNKS" Nicos Synnos/// 2016 working as production assistent reaserch preparation for animation film La soupe, production "TOONACHUNKS" Nicos Synnos, 2016

 

 

 

Nina Sumarac Jablonsky is a visual artist born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. For the past 20 years, she has been living and working in Limassol, Cyprus. She holds a Masters degree in Mechanical engineering and a Postgraduate degree in Fine Art.

Since 2001, Nina Sumarac Jablonsky has had ten solo exhibitions. She has received awards and has participated in numerous exhibitions and competitions in Cyprus, Switzerland, England, Serbia, France, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, New York, Korea and Berlin, and is celebrated locally and internationally as a thought-provoking artist. 

Sumarac’s cultural productions take the form of paintings, drawings, photography, digital graphics and various media art. By merging several seemingly incompatible mediums, Sumarac aims to amplify the spectator’s viewing experience by creating compositions and settings that generate poetic images, which balance on the threshold of familiarity and alienation.

In her work, fiction and reality, come together, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift, past and present fuse. Time and memory take centre stage as themes and a source of inspiration. Concepts and perspectives are shaped by her transdisciplinary approach to exploring a diverse range of subjects. Her work incorporates time as well as space as a fictional and experiential universe that emerges gradually, working towards questioning historically and socially fixed identities.

Sumarac’s work responds to the surrounding environment taking everyday experiences as a point of departure to investigate nuanced representations. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. By articulating them through a poetic and often metaphorical lens, she uses a visual vocabulary that pieces together a variety of social and philosophical issues within a polyphonous whole. She aims to create works that engage viewers in dynamic and interactive ways whilst questioning how we embody socially constructed stereotypes on a personal and collective plane, in a bid to develop new critical ways of thinking and being.

 

She is a member of E.Ka.Te, The Cyprus Chamber of Fine Art and a member of ULUPDS - The Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia. She has also had significant experience in film and animation production. Furthermore, Sumarac actively contributes to the island’s dynamic cultural scene, as a curator and consultant for exhibitions, workshops and symposiums. 

 

Dr. Nadia Anaxagorou MA& MLS, Director of the Cultural Services Limassol, Cyprus

 

"In her work, the Serbian artist Nina Sumarac illustrates the complex imager​y of subconscious visions in a neo-surrealistic manner, which is an amalgamation of symbolism, conceptual thoughts, philosophical views, fantasies and dreams. She depicts aspects of human and societal relationships through expressively distorted figures, encompassing a broad range of emotional states. She brings to the work her personal sensibilities and experiences -- often unflinchingly portraying the demons that she harbors, in the hope that by doing so she may transcend the dangers that threaten her from within ."

Tatiana Ferahian  MLS & MA​

 

" In her painting she has real verve and flair. Her work shows an increasingly personal vision, it has emotional depth and integrity and demonstrates a good understanding of contemporary and historical practice. As an Artist she has already contributed much to the professional Art Center of Cyprus, where she is becoming increasingly recognized as an outstanding Painter of her generation."

Phil Bird MA

 

 
 

 

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