TEAM

SAŠA MARČETA FOUNDATION TEAM

KSENIJA SAMARDŽIJA

Saša Marčeta Foundation Director

After having completed her undergraduate studies in art history at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade and having passed curatorial exam (at the National Museum in Belgrade), she founded the art association PODR.UM (2013), which actively participates in organization of numerous exhibitions, art residence programs, presentations and other forms of connecting artists and audiences. She works as a collaborator on international projects that promote contemporary artists by enabling production and exhibiting. For more than ten years, she has worked as a curator for the Heritage House, where she was responsible for documenting and managing collections and legacies. She possesses a good understanding of market conditions, exhibiting and contemporary art scene possibilities and potentials.

JOVANA PIKULIĆ

Assistant to the Director

She completed her undergraduate degree in art history at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, and obtained her MA in Cultures and Traditions of the Middle Ages and Renaissance at Facoltà di lettere e filosofia, University of Ferrara. With the Archeological group of Ferrara (Gruppo Archeologico Ferrarese) she actively participated in implementing educative workshops for children, and had a stint as an exhibit guide for the permanent exhibition of the National Archeological Museum of Ferrara, as well as an archivist at the Museum in Budrio. At the cultural institution The Heritage House, Belgrade, she was an exhibit expert guide for the Legacy of Petar Lubarda, worked on organizing and digitalizing of the archive of the Legacy of Petar Dobrović, and was part of the organizational team for the set up of the Pavilion of the Republic of Serbia at the 58th Venice Biennale.

STEVAN VUKOVIĆ

Member of The Programe Council

Stevan Vuković is curator, art historian and theoretician by vocation. He has graduated from the department of philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Belgrade University. He has attended postgraduated studies at the same department, as well as graduate studes of art theory at Jan van Eyck Aakademie in Maastrihtu and art in public space at Bahaus Dessau. He publishes texts on contemporary visual art, art theory and philosophy of art continually from 1992. He was a long term collaborator of numerous mgazines, such as Projekat (Novi Sad), New Moment (Beograd), Monitor (Podgorica), Košava (Vršac), Contemporary (London), Spike (Vienna), Springerin (Vienna) Umjelec (Prague), Zarez (Zagreb), as well as the Belgrade based daily Politka (cultural supplement). He has published texts in the Documenta 12 Magazine (2007), Manifesta Journal 4 (2005), On Curating 16 (2013). He is a member of the local section of the International Journalist Association, as well as of AICA. He got awarded the Lazar Trifunović Award, for the best text on visual art published in Serbia in 1998.

DRAGAN ZDRAVKOVIĆ

Member of The Programe Council

Completed his undergraduate painting studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, where he also earned Master’s degree. He completed his Doctoral degree in 2018 at the Faculty of Contemporary Arts in Belgrade, under the mentorship of professor Vladimir Veličković. In 2011 he received scholarship for artistic-research programme in Germany (Leipzig): “LIA-Leipzig International Art Programme”. As an artist by profession, in 2018 he participated in a scholarship-based artistic-research programme in Switzerland (Residency.ch - PROGR Art Center, Bern).  From 2000 to 2014 he worked on various positions at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. From 2005 to 2007, he participated in the summer academic programme in Florence as a lecturer for “Outside project”.  He held lectures as a guest lecturer at “SACI” (Studio Art Centers International, New York/Firenze).

TAJANA MAJER

Business secretary

Tajana is an economist. In the Saša Marčeta Foundation she holds the position of a business secretary. Her corporate experience was started in the USA, where as a volunteer, she was involved in the work of various international humanitarian organizations. Responsible and conscientious, a great admirer of art.

THE BOARD

SAŠA MARČETA

Founder and president of the board of the Sasa Marceta Foundation

Saša Marčeta is the founder of the MaxBet Group. His vision of founding a company that retains a large number of employees begins in 1992. when he takes over the family business and in 1999. expands it internationally, which positions him as one of the initiators of the business revolution of Serbia. Under the slogan „Life is a game“, today the group has nearly 2000 employee, or as Saša prefers to call them, family members. He is the organizer and participant of a large number of socially responsible actions. The goal of the Saša Marčeta Foundation is to provide culture, art and science with more reach and opportunities they deserve, and in 2020. to finally bring back Balkan Cinema to the people of Belgrade as a completely remodeled, multifunctional venue.

DR MINJA BOLESNIKOV

CEO MaxBet Group

Upon receiving his undergraduate degree in Strategic Management, he obtained Master’s Degree from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, where he also earned his PhD degree. As CEO of MaxBet Group since 2019, he is the head of the Balkans' business magnate, which employs more than 2500 people. Having more than twenty years of managerial experience in various industries – from automotive, construction, catering, finance, to high tech and  games of chance – he has gained a complex perspective and profundity of European economy. He is the owner of the start-up business Ling Mobility Solutions, which provides cutting edge solutions for mobility, operative leasing, etc.

Milan Vudragović

Board member

Milan is a graduate economist. Executive Director at MaxBet Group since 2013. Deserved for the overall organization of the company. Participant and organizer of several socially responsible actions. Activist in several humanitarian actions.

DRAGANA BELEGIŠANIN

Board member

Graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, department of Serbian language and Yugoslav literature. Professor of the Serbian language at the highly respectable high school in Sremski Karlovci. As an educator in the Austrian National Camp Lobau (YES Initiative) international camp, she took part in projects promoting culture and tolerance. Participant of EUROPA CANTAT XVIII in Italy, a project dedicated to bringing nations and generations together through music, choral singing. An active volunteer in working with teenagers, through group and individual workshops in assertive communication, anxiety, non-violent conflict resolution and motivating. Dragana is an educational creator in the fields of communicational skills, conflict resolution and a coach of the Coaching program. Human resources manager, profiling and estimation of staff potential specialist.

KATARINA NIKOLIĆ

Board member

Studied at the prestigious Art Academy in Brussels. In the producer's position, she participated in the realization of several art projects in Beirut, London, Brussels and Milan.
Creator of several children’s humanitarian projects through artistic manifestations. Since 2014 Art director of MaxBet Group. She is responsible for the visual identity of the entire organization.

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