Zlatko Ćosić is a video artist born in Banja Luka, Yugoslavia. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Arts in Video Production and Interactive Digital Media from Webster University. Ćosić's work spans from short films, video, and sound installations to theater projections and live audio-visual performances. The themes of his work often relate to issues of identity, immigration, and the complexity of living in a new environment, concentrating on the necessity to embrace cultural differences and establish dialogue among people. Ćosić's artwork has been shown in over thirty countries, for which he has received a variety of recognition.
Ćosić has received grants and fellowships including the Regional Arts Commission Artist Fellowship and a Kranzberg Grant for a video installation at Laumeier Sculpture Park. His video Horizons has been an official selection at film festivals in the United States, Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, and Poland and was a prize winner at the 2010 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, the 2010 Macon Film Festival, and the 2010 Sunscreen Film Festival. Ćosić's video Elans won the Pulitzer's Film Competition in St. Louis and was a finalist at the Digital Graffiti festival in Florida. His video Spaces was screened in numerous film festivals in North America and Europe and won an award at the St. Louis International Film Festival. He collaborated with the 60x60 Project creating 200 videos, which have been presented at the Spark Festival, TNA TV in France, EMM Festival, LOOP Videoart Festival, Printemps Musical d'Annecy, Kulturkiosken Gallery, Stimultania Art Gallery, and at other venues in France, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sweden, Serbia, and the United States. Ćosić's solo exhibition Still Adjusting at Gallery 210 was reviewed in the June 2014 issue of Art in America.
Ćosić's video installations have been shown at the Kemper Art Museum, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Sheldon Art Galleries, Des Lee Gallery, SOHA Gallery, Gallery 210, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Bruno David Gallery and Regional Arts Commission, all in St. Louis; UCM Gallery of Art & Design, Warrensburg, MO; Project 4 Gallery, Washington DC; Hunter Time Square Gallery, New York; Harold Golen Gallery, Miami; PUBLIC Gallery, Louisville; Kulturprojekte, Berlin; Kulturkiosken Gallery, Gävle, Sweden; Atelje 26, Students' City Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia; Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Australia; Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; JCIC Vilnius & Kedainiai Regional Museum, Lithuania; Patarei "The Battery" Prison, Tallinn, Estonia; and Stimultania Art Gallery, Strasbourg, France.
Ćosić's videos also have been shown at The Pulitzer Foundation for Arts; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Saint Louis Art Museum; Citygarden, St. Louis; USA Film Festival; Belgrade Alternative Film and Video Festival; Picture This Film Festival; Byron Bay International Film Festival; Herning International Short Film Festival; Festival Franco-Anglais De Poésie; Florean Museum, Romania; Performance & Intermedia Festival, Poland; dokumentART Festival; Lightselect Teofilo, P4 Kuntshouse; PÖFF's Sleepwalkers Film Festival; SEAMUS National Conference; International Streaming Festival, Netherlands; Les Instants Vidéo Festival, Marseille; Torun Short Film Festival; CologneOFF: Latvia, Lebanon, Mexico and India; Atlanta Underground Film Festival; Vegas Independent Film Festival; Festival Internacional De Videoarte, Argentina; Espacio AVAart Gallery, Gijón, Spain; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles; Institut Für Alles Möglische, Berlin; XX.9.12 FABRIKArte, Venice; Zeta Gallery, Tirana, Albania; East Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran; Holdudvar Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; Vizii Festival, National Historical and Architectural Museum, Kiev, Ukraine; Crosstalk Video Art Festival, Budapest; VIDEOPLAY, Peras De Olmo - Ars Continua, Buenos Aires; Regional Museum of History of Colima, Mexico; Now&After, International Video Art Festival, Moscow Museum of Modern Art; The Format, Contemporary Culture Gallery, Milano; Greensboro Dance Film Festival; Dance Film Festival UK, London; Qorikancha Museum, Saint Dominic Priory, Cusco, Peru; Forever Now, Faux Mo, Hobart, Australia; and Dança em Foco, International Festival of Video and Dance, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ćosić currently lives in St. Louis and works as a multimedia producer, professor, and artist.
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