Branka Čolić

Branka Čolić, German Croatian or a German native daughter of Yugoslav immigrants, knows those not completely restricted, yet hidden spaces of performance art as well as those of pop culture – from the inside. 

Language is her preferred artistic medium and material. Branka writes, sings, performs, makes films and has a YouTube channel. Her works on paper – called texts, for short – will also be available in print soon. She studied acting, chemistry and art in Bremen and Hamburg. From 2004 to 2010 Branka was a fellow of the Cusanuswerk. In 2005, together with Anneli Käsmayr and Michael Rieken, she received the Prize for Fine Arts Bremen. For the concept "Brankart - self-optimization as an artist" she received the video art promotion award 2019.

  • At the moment she is working on the film "povratak -–Wiederkehr", which received the film start promotion in 2020.

  • born in Germany, raised up in former Yugoslavia

  • Education
  • 1995 actress education
  • 1996-2001 chemistry studies
  • 2003-2006 studies fine art, University of Fine art, Bremen
  • 2006-2010 studies fine art, HfBK Hamburg, with Matt Mullican and Michaela Melian
  • 2010 diploma fine art

  • Awards/Scholarships
  • 2020 Filmstart for „porvratak“
  • 2019 Videokunst Förderpreis
  • 2004-10 Scholarship from the Cusanuswerk
  • 2005 Bremen Prize for Emerging Art (with SEX, with A. Käsmayr und M. Rieken)

  • Solo Exhibitions/Performances (Selection)
  • 2020 #attitude
  • 2020 warmup
  • 2020 rithm_four
  • 2019 rithm_one / rithm_two / rithm_three, Performances
  • 2019 „Transit“, Performance
  • 2018 „Fire – Vatra“, Performance
  • 2016 „Angst – eine Bushaltestelle ist keine Jugendclub“, Performance
  • 2011-15 „Im Wartesaal des Lebens“, diverse Performances
  • mit der Formation Gestatten, Schulz
  • 2014 „Hörsalon 1-3“, THISISNOTASHOP (SEX with A. Käsmayr und M. Rieken)
  • 2012 „Der Mensch lebt nicht vom Brot allein“, Performance (with K. Drobek)
  • 2012 „aufhören“, Performance
  • 2011 „Circus umstand – circumstances“, Performance
  • 2010 sexrecordshop (Cooperation SEX)
  • 2010 klara_krieger, Performance
  • 2009 under my thumb, Performance
  • 2009 close_distance, Performance
  • 2008 „Paradise Garage“ (Cooperation SEX)

  • Group Exhibitions (Selection)
  • 2020 STATE OF PLAY, Tor 40, Bremen
  • 2020 Support Your Local Girl Gang_ For Future, Gadewe, Bremen
  • 2019 parallelwelten, Tor 40, Bremen
  • 2016 „Interludium“, GAK, Bremen
  • 2012 „drei aus zwanzig“, Galerie des Westens, Bremen
  • 2009 „Der bohemistische Leichnam“, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg
  • 2007 „Schute-Klub-Schule“, Schute der Galerie für Landschaftskunst,Hamburg

  • Filmography
  • 2020 „krug – Der Kreis”, Musikvideo, 4 Min.
  • 2018 „Anaboles Licht“, Kurzfilm, 7 Min.
  • 2017 „Someday“, Kurzfilm, 5 Min.
  • 2016 „Trümmer – ruševine“, Kurzfilm, 2 Min

  • Čolić Koletif: www.colkol.net

Branka Čolić participated in the concert performance "Triggering Daily" by Claudia Kapp as part of "Überdreht. Spin doctoring, politics, media".

Related Lab(s): COAPPARATION (2019-2022)

Related Publication(s): Überdreht. Spin doctoring, Politik, Medien - DVD