Nora Mesaros

*1990 in Zrenjanin, Serbia
Lives and works in Berlin


Education

2017 – 2020

Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Fine Art, Germany, Meisterschüler

2015 – 2017

Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Fine Art, Germany, Diplom

2009 – 2013

Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Department of Painting, Serbia, Bachelor Studies

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2020

Accent - Mind the Gap!, Showcase exhibition, Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden, Germany (upcoming)

walk so lightly, Exhibition of the Hegenbarth scholarship holders 2019: Elise Beutner and Nora Mesaros, Dresden City Art Gallery, Dresden, Germany

2019

I am the House, Gallery Šok Zadruga, Novi Sad, Serbia

Inside out, with Mona Pourebrahim, Gallery Brüderstrasse, Görlitz, Germany

2018

mostly sunny, with Gojko Dutina, Gallery EX14, Dresden, Germany

2017

Negativ Aktiv, with Maria K. Morgenstern, Senatssaal, Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden, Germany

2015

Once upon a time in…, Cultural Centre Požega, Serbia

Once upon a time in…, Gallery Šok Zadruga, Novi Sad, Serbia

2014

Collages, Cultural Centre Novi Sad, Serbia

Series of everyday events, Contemporary Gallery Zrenjanin, Serbia

Ordinary stories, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cultural Centre Pančevo, Serbia

Drawings, Gallery ART55, Niš, Serbia

Group exhibitions (selection)

2020

tend to flow, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (upcoming)

2019

IMAGE 2019, Contemporary Gallery Zrenjanin, Serbia

Short Film Night, Dresden Academy of Fine Art, Germany

Often the future is already there, before we are equal to its challenges. Exhibition of the Prize winners, Willi Münzenberg Forum, Berlin, Germany

Home/Heim/Domov, DUUL Gallery, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

Art for Humanism, Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden, Germany

art-figura 2019: Nach allen Seiten, Exhibition on the occasion of the 8. Schwarzenberg Art Prize, Museum PERLA CASTRUM, Schwarzenberg, Germany

Ich wohne in der Möglichkeit, Sehsaal, Vienna, Austria

Neuzugänge zeitgenössischer Kunst im Kunstfonds 2018, Vertretung des Freistaates Sachsen beim Bund, Berlin, Germany

2018

partida, CSA La Tabacalera, Madrid, Spain

Finding is the first Act. The second, loss., Neuen Sächsischen Kunstverein, Dresden, Germany

DRAWN (OVER): CONTEMPORARY DRAWING FROM LEROY NEIMAN UNTIL TODAY, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

WIN/WIN 2018, Purchases by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony 2018, HALLE 14 – Centre for contemporary art, Leipzig, Germany

Annual Exhibition of the Finalists of 11. Heise Art Prize, Alte Feuerwache, Dessau, Germany

Existenz // Kapitel 1: Skizzen, Oktogon, Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden, Germany

Double Trouble, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Karin Armbruster, Nora Mesaros, Lars Frohberg, Gallery Töplitz, Werder, Germany

2017

Banat Pavilion, Memorial of Revolution, Timisoara, Romania

Exhibition of the art group Híd Kör, SZAB Székház, Szeged, Hungary

Wollen und Können | Sollen und Dürfen, Saxon State Ministry of Science and Art, Dresden, Germany

Experimental Superstars, International film festival for experimental films, Novi Sad, Serbia

Diplomausstellung, Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden, Germany

Protagonisten in experimentellen Reichen, Bueffelfish Gallery, Dresden, Germany

2016

Causa Obscura, OLG Dresden, Germany

The Evil doesn’t sleep, Gallery of Contemporary Art Niš, Serbia

I’ve seen a dying eye, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2015

13th international COMICS FESTIVAL, Srećna Galerija, SKC Belgrade, Serbia

The Evil doesn’t sleep, MMC Led Art (Šok Zadruga), Novi Sad, Serbia

ComiXconnection, Gallery Dr. Vinko Perčić, Subotica, Serbia

2014

12th international COMICS FESTIVAL, Srećna Galerija, SKC Belgrade, Serbia

Regional exhibition of contemporary arts “Banat Pavilion”, Apollo Hall, Youth Centre Pančevo, Serbia

Reconsideration of reality, Contemporary Gallery of Zrenjanin, Serbia

Youth Palette, Cultural Centre of Vrbas, Serbia

Novi Sad Open Art (NOA), Cultural Centre of Novi Sad, Serbia

2013

XVII. Student Drawings Biennale of Serbia, Student’s Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia

Exhibition Youth 2013, Philip Morris Operations a.d. Niš, Serbia

Exhibition of works by students of the final year of the Academy of Arts, Gallery of Fine Arts in the Gift Collection of Rajko Mamuzić, Novi Sad, Serbia

Art Salon “30x30“, Contemporary Gallery of Zrenjanin, Serbia

Exhibition “Perspectives 12“, Šok Zadruga, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

Awards and Scholarships

2019

4th Prize of the Collage Competition, Willi Münzenberg Forum, Berlin, Germany

1st Prize of the Video Competition, Nordhorn Music Festival, Germany

2018

Hegenbarth Scholarship, Foundation for Art and Culture Dresden of the Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden, Germany

2015 – 2017

DAAD-Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the Fields of Fine Art, Design/Visual Communication and Film

2014

Award in the field of alternative comic, 12th International Comics Festival, Srećna Galerija, SKC Belgrade, Serbia

2013

Praise for drawing on the XVII Biennale of student drawings, Student’s Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia

Annual Award of Academy of Arts in a field of Painting, Academy of Arts Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

2nd Prize at the exhibition „Perspectives 12“ of the Shock Cooperative (ex Art Clinic), Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina (MSUV) in Novi Sad, Serbia

2012 – 2013

“Dositeja’’ Scholarship-Fund for young talents of Serbia, Ministry of Youth and Sport, Republic of Serbia

2010

Award for the best drawing-studies from the “Milivoj Nikolajević” Fund, Novi Sad, Serbia

Projects

2019

Open Studios Neukölln, Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V., Berlin, Germany

mentoring_programm, Career Service, HfBK Dresden, Germany

2018

NETZWERK KREATIV 2018: Animated Music Video, Armin Kulla/Nora Mesaros, HfBK Dresden, Germany

2016

Drawing exchange: London: Dresden: Dresden: London, in cooperation with Fine Art at City and Guilds of London Art School, Germany

GRRR!Program, Comik-Workshop, ELEKTRIKA Pančevo, Serbia

2015

‘’Perspektivni biraju Perspektivne’’, as part of the Jury, MMC Led Art (Šok Zadruga), Novi Sad, Serbia

How did Mita Kombajn got his Nickname, The developement of a Comic in cooperation with Wostok, Pančevo, Serbia

2014

Conversation about drawing, Academy of Arts Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

Additional Drawing Classes for the Talented, MMC Led Art (Šok Zadruga), Novi Sad, Serbia

Toward the audience (as member of project team), MMC Led Art (Šok Zadruga), Novi Sad, Serbia

Perspectives 2014 (as member of project team), MMC Led Art (Šok Zadruga), Novi Sad, Serbia

Shock gallery programm for 2014 (as member of project team), MMC Led Art (Šok Zadruga), Novi Sad, Serbia

Publications

Nora Mesaros, I am the House. Novi Sad: Gallery Šok Zadruga, 2019. Solo exhibition catalogue

Image 2019. Zrenjanin: Contemporary Gallery Zrenjanin, 2019. Exhibition catalogue

Nora Mesaros, Inside out. Dresden: Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, 2019. Exhibition catalogue

art figura 2019: Nach allen Seiten. Schwarzenberg: Große Kreisstadt Schwarzenberg, 2019. Exhibition catalogue

DRAWN (OVER): Contemporary Drawing from LeRoy Neiman Until Today. Edited by Mirjana Dušić-Lazić. Novi Sad: Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, 2018. Exhibition catalogue

Banat Pavilion. Edited by Sorina Ianovici-Jecza. Timisoara: Fundatia Triade Timisoara, 2017. Exhibition catalogue

Diplomkatalog 2017. Dresden: Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, 2017. Exhibition catalogue

STRIPOLIS No.09. International Magazine for Comic. Zrenjanin: Cultural Centre of Zrenjanin, 2017. Magazine

STRIPOLIS No.08. International Magazine for Comic. Zrenjanin: Cultural Centre of Zrenjanin, 2016. Magazine

KOMIKAZE. International Magazine for Comic. Zagreb: Udruga Komikaze, 2016. Magazine, Nr. 43.

Annual Catalog 2015. Edited by Slađana Petrović Varagić. Požega: Cultural Centre Požega, 2016. Exhibition catalogue

POLJA. Magazin for Literature and Theory. Novi Sad: Cultural Centre Novi Sad, 2015. Magazine, Nr. 493. Mai – Juni 2015

Nora Mesaros, Collages. Novi Sad: Cultural Centre, 2014. Exhibition catalogue

Nora Mesaros, A Series of everyday events. Zrenjanin: Contemporary Gallery Zrenjanin, 2014. Exhibition catalogue

40. Youth Palette. Vrbas: Cultural Centre of Vrbas, 2014. Exhibition catalogue

Banat Pavilion. Edited by Marijana Kolarić and Nebojša Milenković. Belgrade: National Library Belgrade, 2014. Exhibition catalogue

12. International Comic-Salon. Belgrade: Srećna Galerija SKC, 2014. Exhibition catalogue

The Art of the Youth. Niš: Niš Art Foundation, 2013. Exhibition catalogue

XVII. Student Drawings Biennale of Serbia. Belgrade: Cultural Centre – Studentski Grad, 2013. Exhibition catalogue

Exhibition of works by students of the final year of the Academy of Arts Novi Sad. Novi Sad: Academy of Arts Novi Sad, 2013. Exhibition catalogue

30 x 30. Zrenjanin: Cultural Centre Zrenjanin, 2011. Exhibition catalogue

XVI. Student Drawings Biennale of Serbia. Belgrade: Cultural Centre Studentski Grad, 2011. Exhibition catalogue

The World Biennial Exhibition of Student Photography. Novi Sad: Academy of Arts Novi Sad, 2011. Exhibition catalogue