Marija Grahovac Karan


Marija Grahovac Karan was born in Belgrade in 1978. Graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade in 2002, Printmaking and Book Design Module; received master’s degree at the same faculty in 2006, and a doctor’s degree in Applied graphics in 2017. Her works have been presented at 16 solo and over 100 group exhibitions in the country and abroad (Belgium, Corea, Hungary, Romania, Italia, Uruguay, Turkey, Croatia, Poland, Russia…). She is a winner of several national and international awards; the author of and a participant in several local and international workshops and colonies in the field of contemporary graphic art, graphic design and book design; teaches at the College of Fine and Applied Arts Professional Studies in Belgrade.


2014. The Purchase Award of the Ministry of culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia at the exhibition “Small Graphics”, Gallery “Graphic Collective”, Belgrade, Serbia
2011, 2005. The Award of “46. And 43. Golden Pen of Belgrade” Ex libris society, Cvijeta Zuzorić Art Pavilion and Progres Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
2010. Honorable Mention of the “10th International Biennial of miniature art” Gornji Milanovac
2009. The Award of “41. May exhibition – The Light” Museum of Yugoslavian history, Belgrade
2008. The Special Award of “3rd F.I.S.A.E. Competition for CGD Ex-libris” Ghent, Belgium
2007. The Jury Mention of “Spring exhibition 2007” Belgrade, Serbia
2002. The Award “Mihailo S. Petrov” Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Serbia

Solo exhibitions

2022. “Evocatives forces #3 – The test ground for travelling”, Gallery “Graphic collective” Belgrade
2017. “Evocatives forces” Art Gallery “Cultural centre in Belgrade” Belgrade, Serbia
2017. “Evocatives forces #2” Gallery “Centre For Graphic Art & Visual Researches” Belgrade, Serbia
2016. “Force – graphics in space” Gallery “Magician” Belgrade, Serbia
2015. “Silver Force” Gallery “Contact” SKC Kragujevac, Serbia
2013. “Silver Force” Gallery “DOB” Belgrade, Serbia
2011. “This force is beloved” Gallery “Cultural Center GRAD”, Belgrade, Serbia
2011. “Colour Force” Gallery “Graphic collective” Belgrade, Serbia
2011. “Coding” Café-gallery “Izba” Novi Sad, Serbia
2010. “Coding” Gallery of “SKC Kragujevac” Serbia
2009. “Forward” Gallery “Centre For Graphic Art & Visual Researches” Belgrade, Serbia
2008. “Graphic exhibition” Gallery “Belgrade fortress” Belgrade, Serbia
2008. “Graphic exhibition” The Gallery of “Cultural Center in Sopot” Serbia
2006. “About love” Gallery “Graphic collective” Belgrade, Serbia
2006. “About love” Art cafe “Cube” Belgrade, Serbia
2002. “Bibliophile editions and graphic prints” Gallery “The Belgrade Library” Belgrade, Serbia
2002. “Graphic exhibition” Gallery “Palette” Cultural Center in Belgrade, Serbia

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2022, 2019, 2017 – 2004. “May exhibition”, Gallery Graphic Collective, Belgrade
2021. “23. Art colony House of Culture Stevan Mokranjac”, Negotin, Serbia
2022, 2021, 2019 – 2001. “Small Print Form”, Gallery Graphic Collective, Belgrade
2020. “Book – Art object 4”, international exhibition, Gallery Žad Museum of Applied Art Belgrade
2019. “Triennial of expanded media, multimedia art, and new media art – “Reconnection”, Belgrade
2017, 2014. “International Printmaking Triennial”, Cvijeta Zuzorić Art Pavilion, Belgrade
2016, 2014, 2010, 2008. “International mini art biennial”, Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
2013 – 2003. “Golden Pen of Belgrade”, International Biennial of Ilustration, Belgrade, Serbia
2012. “Dialog” Graphic exhibition, “Centre For Graphic Art & Visual Researches ” Belgrade, Serbia; 2008. “3rd F.I.S.A.E. Competition for CGD Ex-libris” Ghent, Belgium
2007. “Belgrade encounters”, IV International Graphic Workshop, Belgrade, Serbia
2006. “International competition for printing”, Seul, Corea
2006, 2004. “International exhibition of Mini Print, Kisgrafika 2004” AMGA, Budapest, Hungary; 2004. “International Mini Print – Graphium 2004”, Romania, Serbia & Montenegro, Hungary
2004. “III International Biennial of Graphic Print – Aqua”, Francavilla al Mare, Italia
2003. “European cities”, International Competition for Mini print and Ex libris, Romania;
2003. “I International competition for Ex libris – Ankara”, Turkey
2003. The 4th International Exhibition Ex libris “Man and Fish”, Rijeka University library, Croatia 2003, 2001. “International Graphic Competition for Ex Libris – Gliwice”, Poland
2002. “Ex Libris for the French Cultural Centre”, Belgrade, Serbia
2002. “International competition for Ex libris “Bibliophilism or the book love”, Vareze, Italia
2001. “Ural Print Triennial”, Ufa, Russia

Graphic Workshops

2021. participant of “International symposium Printmaking at/behind the edge” Graphic Collective, Belgrade, Serbia
2021. participant of “23. Art colony House of Culture Stevan Mokranjac”, Negotin, Serbia
2014. “Art wrapping paper”, authors: Marija Grahovac, Mane Radmanović, Isidora Nikolić, Gallery “U10”, Belgrade, Serbia
2013. “Emoticons”, workshop authoress, Mikser Festival, Gallery “12Hub”, Belgrade, Serbia
2013. “Emoticons”, workshop authoress, project: Energy of space, Gallery “KC Grad”, Belgrade, Serbia
2012. participant of international graphic workshop “Energy of space”, Neuchatel, Switzerland; 2012. participant of “3. Graphic youth workshop” Prolom Banja, Serbia
2010. participant of “26. international graphic workshop – Graphic 2010”, Smederevo, Serbia
2007. participant of IV international graphic workshop “Belgrade encounters”, “Centre For Graphic Art & Visual Researches”, Belgrade, Serbia