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*1987

Csaky

Gala

1374

Artist ID:

Education and Qualifications


2006–2010 | Bachelor degree of Fine Arts with Honours, Section for painting, Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad

2010–2011 | Master degree of painting, Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, GPA 10.00

2010–2011 | Master degree of drawing, Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, GPA 10.00

2013–2016 | Ph.D. studies of painting, Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, University of Belgrade, GPA 10.00

2011 | Member of SULUV (The Association of Artists of Vojvodina)

2014 | Member of Art Link Us (The Association of Artist of Ehime, Japan)

2018 | Organizer of Gala International Symposium of Art, Novi Sad, Serbia

2018 | Member of the Jury of Biennale Venice for country Serbia

2018 | Organizer of Serbian month of art and culture, Art Hub, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2019 | Organizer of Gala International Symposium of Art, Novi Sad, Serbia

2020 | Organizer of Gala International Symposium of Art, Novi Sad, Serbia



Awards and Recognitions


2006–2010 | Awards from the University of Novi Sad for GPA over 9.50, Novi Sad, Serbia

2007 | First place award for a drawing study from the Milivoj Nikolajević Foundation, Novi Sad, Serbia

2009 | Second award for a series of photographs at the International Congress of Students of Graphics Technology, Novi Sad, Serbia

2010 | First award Boško Petrović for the best visual work of art in the 2009/2010 academic year, Novi Sad, Serbia

2015 | Golden Tube for recognition at the International Symposium of Art in Doha, by the Minister of Culture Dr. Hamad bin Abdul Aziz al-Kuwari

2015 | Recognition by the National Committee for the 6th International Art Biennial at the National Art Museum in Beijing, China

2015 | Gold Medal for recognition of the International Symposium of Art in Dubai, by the Prime Minister of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Doha, Qatar

2015 | Special recognition at the International Festival of Art, National Museum Jogja, Indonesia

2016 | The Young Hero's Award by EXIT and the NIS Foundation, for the most successful young person in culture and art in Serbia

2017 | Award Young Talent of Contemporary Art, WCA Organization, Hong Kong

2017 | First award in gold category for the painting "Dragon", Adrenalina Art Project 4.0, Church St. Rita, Rome, Italy

2021 | Award Spark of Culture for contemporary creativity to a young author up to 35 years of age, in all areas of cultural creativity, Cultural Center Milos Crnjanski, Provincial Government of Vojvodina, Serbia

"Tragic Carnival"

Artworks by Gala Čaki

Text by: Zhang Zikang

(Director of the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum – Beijing, PR of China)


"The Tragedy of the Stranger: From God to Rat" macroscopically communicates empathy towards history from the perspective of human civilisation's development. The propositions and viewpoints expressed in "The Eternal Outsider" have practical significance in contemporary times. In which era do we presently reside? The theme of the 58th Venice Biennale is "Living in an Intriguing World", while post-2020, the theme of the 60th Venice Biennale is "Strangers Everywhere". This shift reflects the characteristics of the era we now inhabit, where globalisation faces a diminishing crisis; "strangers are everywhere" indeed seems an extension of Samuel P. Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations". "The Eternal Outsider" in this manner unveils the clash between civilisations.

Gala Čaki's works exude a potent sense of the unknown, yet they appear as familiar images from our global era experience. From obscurity to mystery to recognition, it's an inevitable result of human history's progression as we continuously discern the world around us, understanding the relationship between oneself and others, as well as the essence of human beings. Art, as a global language, is evidently more suitable than any other medium for bridging distances. Gala Čaki thrives within the globalisation process. Due to her images' intense personal emotions and experiences, which remain unknown to others, they can visually be universally accepted.

Gala Čaki, an artist born in Serbia in 1987. When one ascertains the historical epoch based on her birthplace and time, it's not challenging to conclude that Gala Čaki's art will inevitably be tied to her upbringing and personal experiences. In the 1980s, following Tito's death, Yugoslavia disintegrated, and Serbia was a component of the new Yugoslavia. This is the country where Gala Čaki was born. However, at the dawn of the new century, Yugoslavia plunged into a civil war, during which Serbia was bombed by NATO. Subsequently, in 2003, Yugoslavia became Serbia and Montenegro. Shortly thereafter, in 2006, the two nations separated, and Serbia emerged as an independent state. Examining this historical period, we see the complicated environment in which Gala Čaki grew up. Her upbringing is fundamentally linked with the emergence of today's Serbia. In fact, beginning in the 1980s, a period of immense transformation and change commenced for the entire world, coinciding with the peak of globalisation.

In my opinion, the artistic tradition before the establishment of today’s independent Serbia was indeed distinct from the art influenced by the artistic tradition during the Soviet period. Serbian art was more radical and futuristic, especially the brutalist style manifested in architecture. This artistic tradition post-1980s has the advantage of rapidly integrating into globalisation, and Gala Čaki's development within this tradition will undoubtedly be affected. Her works intertwine with a passionate world of bold strokes and vibrant colours. These paintings seem to hail from classical theatre, film scenes, or perhaps a fusion of symphony and rock music. The intensity and contrast of Gala Čaki's images are remarkably high. To a certain degree, this is a unique expression of the passion inherent to Southern Europe. The Mediterranean climate of Southern Europe has created lush vegetation and highly saturated natural colours. It isn't difficult to imagine how this environment influenced Gala Čaki's worldview and her expressive movements on the canvas. Had this been about a British or German artist, it would be an entirely different narrative.

Gala Čaki's paintings also remind me of the British artist Francis Bacon. The exaggeration and distortion in Bacon's paintings mirror his feelings about life. The shape deformations in Gala Čaki's paintings compel the audience to speculate about the exact contents of these images. The shapes on these paintings also reflect Gala Čaki's internal strife, the tumult and pain in her heart. Gala Čaki is an artist who doesn't shy away from pain. The pain, fear, and death depicted in her paintings are simultaneously her artistic introspection and healing. In my view, the two ultimate realities that an artist uncovers in their works are desire and death. Both are so tangible and so real that sometimes, in the romantic world, people no longer wish to speak of them. These sorrowful emotions in her paintings are conveyed through the stains and colours on the canvas, resulting in an image reminiscent of a carnival.

Gala Čaki's works also bring to mind the speed and power of Willem de Kooning. I believe her paintings are influenced by American abstract expressionism. The essence of abstract expressionism lies in the unique freedom of painting. In her paintings, one can observe a carnival in a typical Southern European style, coupled with enthusiasm and warmth. It represents a kind of freedom in life. In terms of artistic freedom, Gala Čaki has elevated the art of painting to a philosophical sense. In Eastern philosophy, "Unity of Heaven and Man" and "Unity of Knowledge and Action" are two assertions upheld by Confucianism. The former speaks of the relationship between humans and the world, while the latter concerns the relationship between each individual and oneself. Gala Čaki's paintings address both of these relationships. She has stated that the relationship between art and herself is established through creation. She believes paintings emanate from the spirit. Evidently, the spirit in her paintings is her contemplation, and it's clear to the observer that Gala Čaki's paintings are truthful.

In Gala Čaki's homeland, there's a director named Emir Kusturica, who wishes to construct an ostensibly carnival-esque, yet tragic narrative relation from Yugoslavia's history and his personal memories. Emir Kusturica is also a musician and bassist for the "No Smoking Orchestra". I perceive a close connection between his music and films; his music often appears in his movies. Based on my limited understanding of Serbian artists, I believe they are authentic, unpretentious, freedom-loving, and simultaneously individuals who dare confront their fears. Thus, through Gala Čaki's paintings, I sense she truly embodies such an artist.

"Tragic Carnival"

Artworks by Gala Čaki

Text by: Zhang Zikang

(Director of the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum – Beijing, PR of China)


"The Tragedy of the Stranger: From God to Rat" macroscopically communicates empathy towards history from the perspective of human civilisation's development. The propositions and viewpoints expressed in "The Eternal Outsider" have practical significance in contemporary times. In which era do we presently reside? The theme of the 58th Venice Biennale is "Living in an Intriguing World", while post-2020, the theme of the 60th Venice Biennale is "Strangers Everywhere". This shift reflects the characteristics of the era we now inhabit, where globalisation faces a diminishing crisis; "strangers are everywhere" indeed seems an extension of Samuel P. Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations". "The Eternal Outsider" in this manner unveils the clash between civilisations.

Gala Čaki's works exude a potent sense of the unknown, yet they appear as familiar images from our global era experience. From obscurity to mystery to recognition, it's an inevitable result of human history's progression as we continuously discern the world around us, understanding the relationship between oneself and others, as well as the essence of human beings. Art, as a global language, is evidently more suitable than any other medium for bridging distances. Gala Čaki thrives within the globalisation process. Due to her images' intense personal emotions and experiences, which remain unknown to others, they can visually be universally accepted.

Gala Čaki, an artist born in Serbia in 1987. When one ascertains the historical epoch based on her birthplace and time, it's not challenging to conclude that Gala Čaki's art will inevitably be tied to her upbringing and personal experiences. In the 1980s, following Tito's death, Yugoslavia disintegrated, and Serbia was a component of the new Yugoslavia. This is the country where Gala Čaki was born. However, at the dawn of the new century, Yugoslavia plunged into a civil war, during which Serbia was bombed by NATO. Subsequently, in 2003, Yugoslavia became Serbia and Montenegro. Shortly thereafter, in 2006, the two nations separated, and Serbia emerged as an independent state. Examining this historical period, we see the complicated environment in which Gala Čaki grew up. Her upbringing is fundamentally linked with the emergence of today's Serbia. In fact, beginning in the 1980s, a period of immense transformation and change commenced for the entire world, coinciding with the peak of globalisation.

In my opinion, the artistic tradition before the establishment of today’s independent Serbia was indeed distinct from the art influenced by the artistic tradition during the Soviet period. Serbian art was more radical and futuristic, especially the brutalist style manifested in architecture. This artistic tradition post-1980s has the advantage of rapidly integrating into globalisation, and Gala Čaki's development within this tradition will undoubtedly be affected. Her works intertwine with a passionate world of bold strokes and vibrant colours. These paintings seem to hail from classical theatre, film scenes, or perhaps a fusion of symphony and rock music. The intensity and contrast of Gala Čaki's images are remarkably high. To a certain degree, this is a unique expression of the passion inherent to Southern Europe. The Mediterranean climate of Southern Europe has created lush vegetation and highly saturated natural colours. It isn't difficult to imagine how this environment influenced Gala Čaki's worldview and her expressive movements on the canvas. Had this been about a British or German artist, it would be an entirely different narrative.

Gala Čaki's paintings also remind me of the British artist Francis Bacon. The exaggeration and distortion in Bacon's paintings mirror his feelings about life. The shape deformations in Gala Čaki's paintings compel the audience to speculate about the exact contents of these images. The shapes on these paintings also reflect Gala Čaki's internal strife, the tumult and pain in her heart. Gala Čaki is an artist who doesn't shy away from pain. The pain, fear, and death depicted in her paintings are simultaneously her artistic introspection and healing. In my view, the two ultimate realities that an artist uncovers in their works are desire and death. Both are so tangible and so real that sometimes, in the romantic world, people no longer wish to speak of them. These sorrowful emotions in her paintings are conveyed through the stains and colours on the canvas, resulting in an image reminiscent of a carnival.

Gala Čaki's works also bring to mind the speed and power of Willem de Kooning. I believe her paintings are influenced by American abstract expressionism. The essence of abstract expressionism lies in the unique freedom of painting. In her paintings, one can observe a carnival in a typical Southern European style, coupled with enthusiasm and warmth. It represents a kind of freedom in life. In terms of artistic freedom, Gala Čaki has elevated the art of painting to a philosophical sense. In Eastern philosophy, "Unity of Heaven and Man" and "Unity of Knowledge and Action" are two assertions upheld by Confucianism. The former speaks of the relationship between humans and the world, while the latter concerns the relationship between each individual and oneself. Gala Čaki's paintings address both of these relationships. She has stated that the relationship between art and herself is established through creation. She believes paintings emanate from the spirit. Evidently, the spirit in her paintings is her contemplation, and it's clear to the observer that Gala Čaki's paintings are truthful.

In Gala Čaki's homeland, there's a director named Emir Kusturica, who wishes to construct an ostensibly carnival-esque, yet tragic narrative relation from Yugoslavia's history and his personal memories. Emir Kusturica is also a musician and bassist for the "No Smoking Orchestra". I perceive a close connection between his music and films; his music often appears in his movies. Based on my limited understanding of Serbian artists, I believe they are authentic, unpretentious, freedom-loving, and simultaneously individuals who dare confront their fears. Thus, through Gala Čaki's paintings, I sense she truly embodies such an artist.

Women in Art

Red woman

1863

Art ID

2023

|

140 x 200 cm

Oil on linen canvas

25000

$

Gala

Csaky

Women in Art

The Blue Man

1856

Art ID

2024

|

140 x 200 cm

Oil on linen canvas

20000

$

Gala

Csaky

Women in Art

The Man in Black

1857

Art ID

2024

|

180 x 180 cm

Oil on linen canvas

25000

$

Gala

Csaky

Women in Art

The Thinker

1858

Art ID

2023

|

200 x 140 cm

Oil on linen canvas

20000

$

Gala

Csaky

Women in Art

The Selfportrait

1859

Art ID

2023

|

200 x 140 cm

Oil on linen canvas

25000

$

Gala

Csaky

Women in Art

One

1860

Art ID

2023

|

200 x 140 cm

Oil on linen canvas

20000

$

Gala

Csaky

Women in Art

Metamorphosis

1861

Art ID

2022

|

200 x 140 cm

Oil on linen canvas

18000

$

Gala

Csaky

Women in Art

Dream of second birth

1862

Art ID

2023

|

140 x 200 cm

Oil on linen canvas

20000

$

Gala

Csaky

Women in Art

The Fight

1855

Art ID

2022

|

140 x 200 cm

Oil on linen canvas

20000

$

Gala

Csaky

Women in Art

Flying horse

1864

Art ID

2022

|

140 x 200 cm

Oil on linen canvas

15000

$

Gala

Csaky

Further Works of This Artist

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Independent Exhibitions


The artist has held numerous solo exhibitions across the globe from 2010 to 2024, showcasing their work in prominent galleries and cultural centers. Notable venues include the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Serbia, Gallery Prima Center in Berlin, Germany, and Cultural Centers in various major cities including Beijing, New Delhi, and Vienna.



Group Exhibitions

Since 2007, the artist has participated in a myriad of group exhibitions, often involving international artists and held in diverse locations worldwide. These exhibitions range from annual student showcases to prestigious international art festivals and biennales. The artist has consistently displayed work in various formats, including drawings, paintings, prints, and photographs across Europe, Asia, and North America.



Biennales


The artist has been actively involved in several significant art biennales. Notable participations include the Beijing International Art Biennale multiple times and the Da Biennal de Curtiba in Brazil. These events have highlighted their recognition on an international stage, contributing significantly to their professional profile.


Gala Čaki´s career is marked by a rich and diverse portfolio of exhibitions, demonstrating significant engagement with the global art community through both individual and collaborative projects.



Symposiums


The artist has been extensively involved in numerous international art symposiums across various countries including Slovenia, Croatia, Egypt, Qatar, Hungary, Turkey, and Mexico. These symposiums focused on a range of disciplines such as painting, ceramics, and contemporary art. Highlights include recurring participation in the International Art Symposium in Medana, Slovenia, and the International Painting Symposium in Opatija, Croatia. Additionally, the artist organized the Gala International Symposium of Art in Novi Sad, Serbia, multiple times, emphasizing their role not only as a participant but also as a leader in the art community.



Projects


The artist has initiated and participated in several significant international projects that blend art with cultural exchange. These projects have taken place in diverse locations such as Belgium, Serbia, Japan, China, India, and Qatar, focusing on creating connections through art. Notable projects include collaborative art initiatives between Serbia and other countries, showcasing Serbian contemporary art on an international stage. The artist was also involved in a significant project for the 60th Venice Biennale, further establishing their prominence in the global art scene.



Documentary Film


In 2024, a documentary film about the life and art of Gala Csaky is planned, directed by Ivica Vidanovic, highlighting the artist's impact and contributions to the art world.


Overall, the artist's active participation in international symposiums and projects illustrates their significant role in fostering global cultural dialogue through art.



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Education and Qualifications


2006–2010 | Bachelor degree of Fine Arts with Honours, Section for painting, Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad

2010–2011 | Master degree of painting, Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, GPA 10.00

2010–2011 | Master degree of drawing, Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, GPA 10.00

2013–2016 | Ph.D. studies of painting, Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, University of Belgrade, GPA 10.00

2011 | Member of SULUV (The Association of Artists of Vojvodina)

2014 | Member of Art Link Us (The Association of Artist of Ehime, Japan)

2018 | Organizer of Gala International Symposium of Art, Novi Sad, Serbia

2018 | Member of the Jury of Biennale Venice for country Serbia

2018 | Organizer of Serbian month of art and culture, Art Hub, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2019 | Organizer of Gala International Symposium of Art, Novi Sad, Serbia

2020 | Organizer of Gala International Symposium of Art, Novi Sad, Serbia



Awards and Recognitions


2006–2010 | Awards from the University of Novi Sad for GPA over 9.50, Novi Sad, Serbia

2007 | First place award for a drawing study from the Milivoj Nikolajević Foundation, Novi Sad, Serbia

2009 | Second award for a series of photographs at the International Congress of Students of Graphics Technology, Novi Sad, Serbia

2010 | First award Boško Petrović for the best visual work of art in the 2009/2010 academic year, Novi Sad, Serbia

2015 | Golden Tube for recognition at the International Symposium of Art in Doha, by the Minister of Culture Dr. Hamad bin Abdul Aziz al-Kuwari

2015 | Recognition by the National Committee for the 6th International Art Biennial at the National Art Museum in Beijing, China

2015 | Gold Medal for recognition of the International Symposium of Art in Dubai, by the Prime Minister of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Doha, Qatar

2015 | Special recognition at the International Festival of Art, National Museum Jogja, Indonesia

2016 | The Young Hero's Award by EXIT and the NIS Foundation, for the most successful young person in culture and art in Serbia

2017 | Award Young Talent of Contemporary Art, WCA Organization, Hong Kong

2017 | First award in gold category for the painting "Dragon", Adrenalina Art Project 4.0, Church St. Rita, Rome, Italy

2021 | Award Spark of Culture for contemporary creativity to a young author up to 35 years of age, in all areas of cultural creativity, Cultural Center Milos Crnjanski, Provincial Government of Vojvodina, Serbia

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