Damir Nikšić

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Damir Nikšić 2018-08-21T17:16:35+00:00

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Damir Nikšić (born 6 December 1970) is conceptual artist from Bosnia and Herzegovina. His best known art work is a seven-minute-long video entitled “If I Wasn’t Muslim” (2005). Damir Nikšić was co-founder and member (vocal singer) of rhythm and blues band “Sing Sing”. The band played four concerts in CDA Mladost.
He is also the co-founder of Maxumim art group together with Anur Hadžiomerspahić, Anela Šabić, Ajna Zlatar, Eldina Begić, Dejan Vekić, Almir Kurt, Samir Plasto, Hamdija Pašić, Rachel Rossner, Nebojša Šerić, Suzana Cerić, Alma Fazlić, Zlatan Filipović. In 1997, the group has its first exhibition “Maxumim I,” Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, which would be followed up in 1998 with “Maxumim II,” and in 1999-2000 with “Maximum III,” at Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo; Pavarotti Music Center, Mostar; Bosnian Cultural Center, Tuzla; City Gallery, Zenica; City Gallery, Bihać.
In 2000 he acquired BFA degree from Sarajevo Academy of Fine Arts and moved as a graduate student to Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA. In 2001 moved to Tucson, Arizona where he graduated at the University of Arizona in May 2004.In 2004 moved to Chicago, Illinois. In 2005–2006 he moved to Evanston and worked as visiting professor at the Department of Art Theory & Practice (AT&P) at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University. In 2011, he protested the closing of the Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina setting up daily video updates.


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