Medieval Serbian art was dominated by Byzantine influences; Western movements (such as Romanticism) during the 19th century played a big part in Serbia Art Scene; and Avant-garde movements like Cubism left the mark in the 20th century.
Art Galleries in Belgrade:
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SANU)
SANU is a national academy and the most prominent academic institution in Serbia, founded in 1841 and located in cultural center of Old Belgrade. It also serves as a venue for concerts, lectures and films. Gallery of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts is divided in several departments and collections:
- Gallery of Fine Arts and Music;
- Gallery of Science and Technology;
- Audiovisual archives.
In recent years exhibitions have been held on subjects ranging from the ancient Balkan culture of Lepenski Vir to Nikola Tesla, while the art collection covers the period from the 19th to the 21st century.
Gallery of Frescoes
This gallery is a part of National Museum and contains collection which includes 1.300 replicas of frescoes created from the 11th to mid-15th century, painted by academic artists specialized in this area. In this gallery you will find as well replicas of icons and miniatures of the same period. Collection contains about 300 residues medieval monumental sculptures and epigraphs.
*** Due to the reconstruction and rehabilitation the building of the Gallery of Frescoes will be closed to visitors from Monday 28 March to completion.
Founded in 1968, Belgrade’s Student Cultural Centre (SKC) has played a crucial and important role in Belgrade cultural scene. During the nineties, SKC was known for a market where people sold illegal (pirated) music releases. Today, the SKC gallery exhibits are with wide variety of visual arts:
- graphic design;
- and sculpture.
Also many concerts, plays and events besides exhibitions are held in this monumental building.
Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art
Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art or Modern Gallery presents elegant venue which exhibits intriguing modern works by local and international artists, photographers and designers. Founded in 1961. and started to work four years before the Museum of Contemporary Art (Modern Gallery is the main branch of the museum). Reopened in autumn 2017 ., after many years of renovations. Definitely, a gallery on a “must visit” list while you are in Belgrade.
Museum of Contemporary Art
One of the most interesting galleries in Belgrade is definitely Galerija Stab. Many festivals, cultural, historical, art and modern events are held there. Maybe the most popular was weekly exhibition dedicated to young and proactive domestic photographers of Serbia, who had a chance to show their work while some of the best DJs had their sets during the exhibition. With the music of the 80’s and glass of wine in your hand, definitely a must visit venue while you are in town!
Gallery “Stara Kapetanija”
Was established in 1985. with the aim of organizing solo, group and copyright exhibitions. Promotes and affirms all that is topical and creative in the area of fine and applied arts of all generations in the region, with no desire to favor certain techniques or expressing. Gallery organizes traditional exhibitions: Spring Exhibition and DELIS (Kids artistic creativity). Hosts annually the Zemun International Exhibition of Caricature. Gallery cooperate and exchange exhibitions with similar galleries from home and abroad.
More of Art Galleries in Belgrade:
KCB – Cultural Center of Belgrade
It was created as an informative cultural center, over the years has changed its role, expanding the field of action and actively participated in the creation and presentation of the cultural and artistic content and reflection of cultural activities in Serbia and Europe. A number of programs that are genuinely committed and organized at the Cultural Center of Belgrade, today represent some of the most important cultural events of our capital and the whole country. Presents a complex of multi-purpose space that included the art gallery, Gallery Artget, movie theater with a foyer, studios and depots.
Gallery Portofino 1989
This is tiniest and sweetest art gallery in Belgrade. Have a collection of unique and modern art works, which have tendencies to satisfy the interests of clients or visitors, regardless of whether they are contemporary artists or lovers of classic design. They are presenting and selling the work of local artists from different artistic fields.
The Association of Fine Artists (ULUS) was founded in 1919. by a group of artists and sculptors. The establishment of association of fine artists significantly affect the further development of artistic life in Belgrade and Serbia. It is important to say that all significant artists in Serbia in XX century were members of the Association. Annually organizes over 50 exhibitions and other cultural events. The Association now has two representative spaces: Gallery ULUS located in main pedestrian zone Knez Mihailova and Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić at Kalemegdan Fortress.
The gallery is one of Belgrade’s most popular venues for contemporary art, and it was founded 18 years ago by historians and artists . Exhibits pieces by young and emerging Serbian artists working in a variety of media, from photography and sculpture to conceptual art. Over 400 programs was realized in Remont gallery space but also in collaboration with gallery and non-gallery spaces in Belgrade, throughout Serbia, within the region and internationally.
O3ONE Art Space
The project was created thirteen years ago with the aim of becoming a platform for creating synergy of art, science and technology. O3ONE insists on the fact that artists are not outsides of society, nor are they in any way passive citizens with an unclear social role and status. Special emphasis is on collaboration with artists in their own organization and personal initiatives.