Predrag Pajdic is a London based artist, curator and writer on contemporary art and culture. In 2010 and 2011 Pajdic was the Artistic Director of the International Festival of Contemporary Arts – City of Women that takes place every October in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He holds an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and a BA in Fashion Design from Central St Martins, London. Pajdic regularly contributes to many international publications, the most recently including Yatzer, Client, Husk, Out There, Tush, and Novembre. A selection of his curatorial projects include: The Oracle, WE*DO Gallery, Bangkok, Thiland, 2012; Spellbound, SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2011; Lingering Whispers, Crypt of St Pancras Church, London, 2010; One Step Forward Two Steps Back, SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2010; Dogma, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia, 2009; Unbound, Contemporary Art Platform, London, 2007; Crimes & Splendours, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, 2007; Recognise, Contemporary Art Platform, London, 2007; This Day, Tate Modern, London, 2007; Undo, Dazed Gallery, London, 2007; Paranoia, Freud Museum, London, Leeds City Art Gallery, 2006/07. About his work has been written in many major international magazines and publications, such as Artforum, Art Monthly, Harpers Bazaar, Domus, Time Out, The Guardian, The Independent and Museums Journal.
Pajdic’s artworks have been shown in more than 200 international exhibitions amongst others including Victoria & Albert Museum London, The National Academy of Sciences Washington DC, Exit Art New York, Selfridges London, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Boimans Van Beuningen Museum Rotterdam, Wellcome Trust London… His work is in the collections of The British Museum London, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Musee De La Mode Paris, Victoria & Albert Museum London and numerous private collections.
More recently Pajdic focuses considerably on his own creativity working on various solo projects as well as collaborating with a number of extraordinary artists as shown on this website.
In May 2013 Pajdic won The Erotic Award 2013 in London for his photography.
During June of 2013 Pajdic was in Athens, Greece on an intensive workshop with the internationally renowned performance group La Pocha Nostra culminating with a group jam session performance at the Theater of the Athens School of Fine Arts.
In 2014 Pajdic will collaborate with a Peruvian artist Iván Sikic on a new performance Sweat. This project is being assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Otherwise he could and frequently does live solely on art, cigarettes, dark chocolate and breathless conversation. Drawn to extreme light, he is rarely photographed in anything but shade, wears trainers to business meetings, black tie to clubs and is the founding father and the master of ceremonies of The Pandorian. He is 5’9, rarely clean-shaven yet never unkempt and continuously on the move…
THE MOST RECENT EXHIBITIONS:
SALON/KANT, Amsterdam June 15 – August 18, 2013
15/06 – 18/08/13 SALON/KANT, Het Grachtenhuis, Amsterdam
14/06 – 14/07/13 Weird & Wonderful, cueB Gallery, London, UK
14/03 – 16/06/13 Flower Castle 2013 Kasteel Keukenhof, The Netherlands
02/03 – 23/03/13 Fallen From Grace (Solo), Wrong Weather Gallery, Porto
16/11 – 01/12/12 Untouchable, Mori+Stein Gallery, London, UK
01/10 – 10/10/12 Marginal Bodies, Magacin, Belgrade, Serbia
12/04 – 14/05/12 None That Exist Can Perish (Solo), Magazijn, Amsterdam
20/03 – 20/05/12 Kasteel Keukenhof Art Foundation, Lisse, The Netherlands
03/03 – 31/04/12 Noetic Corpus (Solo), Wrong Weather Gallery, Porto, Portugal
21/01 – 02/02/12 Winter Salon 2012, Museum Willet – Holthuysen, Amsterdam
05/01 – 05/04/12 The Oracle, WE*DO Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
11/11 – 18/11/11 Genesis, BAC Festival, Barcelona, Spain
A SELECTION OF THE LATEST PRESS:
How To Photograph The Soul, Despina Pavlaki, Yatzer, October 2012
Predrag Pajdic, Alvaro Dols, Metal Magazine, March 2012 [In Spanish]
A Celebration of Life, Vinz Hölzl, HUSK, November 2011
The Pandorian’s Fashion Inspired Artistry, Retna Wooller, JC Report, Nov 2011
Predrag Pajdic, Retna Wooller, Style/Mag, November 2011
Through a Newer Looking Glass, Despina Pavlaki, Athens News, October 2011
Hail, O’ Hail, Liberty!, J. L. Nash, Yatzer, September 2011
Lingering Whispers, John-Paul Pryor, Dazed Digital, June 2010
Lingering Whispers, Apostolos Mitsios, Yatzer, April, 2010
Crime and Punishment, Yatzer, February 2009
Recognise: Contemporary Art Platform, T.J. Demos, Art Forum, November 2007
PREDRAG’S WORK IS IN THE COLLECTIONS OF:
The British Museum, London
The Metropolitan Museum, New York
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Musée de la Mode, Paris