Dejan Grba (1967, Serbia) is a visual artist, author and educator.
His artistic investigation addresses the perceptive, cognitive and cultural factors of visual phenomenology. It is focused on the various ways of the constitution, representation and interpretation of the individual notion of reality in the symbolic and narrative structures, primarily within the context of physics, biology, evolutionary psychology and cognitive sciences.
From 1994 he had 23 solo exhibitions, and participated in a number of group shows at venues including Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe; Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; Montevideo, Amsterdam; <rotor>, Graz; Museum in Progress, Vienna; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Museum of Contemporary Visual Art, Novi Sad; Atelier als Supermedium, Hague; IFA Galerie, Berlin; Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Dom omladine Gallery, Belgrade; Remont Gallery, Belgrade; Rex Cultural Center, Belgrade, and at festivals such as Festival International de la video et des Arts Electroniques, Locarno; Tech_Nicks, London; In/Out, Prague and Belef, Belgrade.
He earned his PhD degree in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade where he is an assistant professor teaching Transmedia Research tutorial courses since 2006 and where he taught Drawing from 2006 to 2012. He teaches Poetics of Digital Art seminar at the Digital Art Interdisciplinary doctoral program, University of the Arts in Belgrade since 2005. He was a guest professor at the Computer Art program of the Transmedia department at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, New York in 2007 as a JFDP fellow.
He established the New Media study program at the Faculty of Fine Arts in 2015, collaborated in the development of the Digital Art Interdisciplinary doctoral program at University of the Arts in 2005, and developed Transmedia Art study module at the FFA Belgrade in 2005.
He mentored Photo-Robot (2009/2011), 2D MutantZombies (2006/2007) and Flu_ID (1998-2005) projects, and collaborates with new media art collective DigitGroup, and various young artists in Serbia and abroad.
He curated seventeen exhibitions since 2001 at venues such as Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; Medienkunstlabor, Graz; Unagaleria, Bucharest; Dom omladine Gallery, Belgrade; Students Cultural Center, Belgrade, Context Gallery, Belgrade; DKSG Gallery, Belgrade; Göthe Institut, Belgrade; VN Gallery, Zagreb; Križić-Roban Gallery, Zagreb and Kraljević Gallery, Zagreb.
He was a board member of six art venues and galleries in Belgrade, and a jury member of four international festivals since 2000.
Since 1994 he has given lectures at venues including Syracuse University; GfZK, Leipzig; Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade; Academy of Art, Novi Sad; Museum of Applied Art, Belgrade; Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Centre for Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Le Centre Culturel Français, Belgrade; Rex Cultural Center, Belgrade; Students Cultural Center, Belgrade; Cultural Center Catalysis, Belgrade and Students City Cultural Center, Belgrade.
He has made presentations at conferences including Going Digital: Innovations in Contemporary Life, Belgrade; Thinking Europe – Discourses and Models, Leipzig; Upgrade!International, Skopje; European League of Institutes of the Arts, Luzern and Gent; ELIA Teachers’ Academy, Rotterdam and Brighton; EUA/Swiss Confederation Conference on Credit Transfer and Accumulation, Zürich; and Inter}Artes, Vilnius and Ghent.
He has been publishing texts on visual arts since 1995.
His hobbies include trekking and free climbing, and he is an avid film buff.