Luka Knežević Strika
Luka Knežević Strika (Belgrade, 1983) is a photographer, visual artist and cultural worker. His works are part of the collection of the October Salon.
In 2009, he co-founded an art collective Belgrade Raw. Collective’s ongoing archive of documentary photography of Belgrade is available online and is recognized on the local and international art scenes (Fotodoks Munich, Organ Vida Zagreb, Donumenta Regensburg, Sarajevo), created numerous exhibition projects, published two books, organised workshops throughout Serbia and internationally and created interventions in public space. Belgrade raw signs all of its works as collective authorship.
Since 2016, serves as member of the steering committee of the Association Independent Culture Scene of Serbia, since 2017 serves as chairman of the board. ICSS is comprised of 79 organisations active in different fields of contemporary culture in 15 cities in Serbia. ICSS has a crucial role in supporting local and regional networking of members, public advocacy for better conditions of production, transparency of allocating public resources in the field of culture and other public policies. ICSS publishes a yearly magazine MANEK, weekly 2 hour radio show Sceniranje and governs the Cultural center Magacin.
In December 2016, cofounded an experimental space Ostavinska gallery, part of the Magacin cultural center. The main principle is the responsibility of artists and curators for production of their own projects as well as the principle of non-selection as curation, rather than exclusivity, the open call collective shows are defined by exploring the formal parameters of what it means to create an exhibition.
Founder of Multimadeira a self-organized residency and co-living program which hosted over 100 international artists during its 2 editions in 2014 and 2016.