A common thread in all of Sandra Lakićević’s works is the perpetual conflict of individual and collective, intimate and public, remembered and forgotten, written and erased. This is perhaps best reflected in the act of erasing as an ever-recurring element in her practice. By erasing the narratives that once were, she investigates to what extent our memories and past narratives form our present perception, as well as our perception of the present. From printed matter to performance to video installations, her creative method is often defined by repetition which is meant to emphasize the internal and subjective notion of time.
Lately, she has been investigating the symbiotic relationship between architecture and memory, where she reflects on architectural changes introduced to buildings over time (such as partitioned windows and doors, altered exteriors or interiors, repaired facades or floors, and other physical deviations from the original design).
Her approach involves meticulously mapping and documenting these architectural modifications and repairs. These records, in the form of drawings and photographs, serve as blueprints for her time- dedicated works created out of a seemly endless accumulation of hand-torn images from her personal archive. These spatial and temporal complexities help her to formulate new relationships between space, time and individual and collective memory.
Sandra Lakićević (1990, Kraljevo, Serbia) lives and works in Brussels. She received her bachelor’s and master’s in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 2015. She continued her education in Belgium where she obtained her second master’s in visual arts from LUCA School of Arts in Brussels in 2019. In addition to numerous group shows and residencies, she has had seven solo shows in Brussels, Leuven, Belgrade, Pančevo, Vrnjačka Banja and Majdanpek. In 2020 she was one of the finalists of the Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos Award (the Young Visual Artist Awards program – YVAA).