Dimitrijević, Braco


Braco Dimitrijević

*1948 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, now Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lives and works in Paris.

About Braco Dimitrijević

Braco Dimitrijević was born in 1948 in Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzgovina, then part of the People's Republic of Jugoslavia. Until 1968 he studied physics and mathematics and was active in ski sports. From 1968 until 1973 he studied at the University in Zagreb art and art history and from 1971 until 1973 at St Martin College of Art in London. He lives and works in Paris.

Together with Goran Trbuljak the artist played an influential role in the 1970s as member of the group 'Penzioner Tihomir Simčić', in defining a conceptually based new alternative artistic language in Jugoslavia. In 1976 he was invited by the artistic program of the German Academic Exchange Service to stay for a year in Berlin. 1977 he took part in Kassel at documenta 6. At the Schlosspark Charlottenburg he realized in 1979 a nearly ten meters high Obelisk, made from white Carrara marble. On its bottom part, on all four sides in different languages, the Obelisk shows the sentence: 'March 11 – This could be a day of historical importance'. As a matter of fact the date was the birthday of a coincidental passer-by.

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