Daniel Premec

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABorn in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1976. From 1994 to 2001 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, Sculpture Department, where he also completed his Masters degree in Sculpture and Installation in 2008, under the mentorship of professors Mustafa Skopljak and Sadudin Musabegović. Since 2003 he works as an associate teacher/assistant at the Sculpture Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo.

Past sixteen years through solo and group exhibitions he participates in contemporary international and local art scene. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: „I BOT“ Gallery Duplex / 10m2, Sarajevo, B&H, 2010.,„Per Aspera ad Astra„, Charlama Projekt: „SUB DOKUMENTA 01„, Selector: Jusuf Hadžifejzović, Shopping Centre Skenderija, Sarajevo, B&H, 2009., „ Days of B&H culture in Italy “, Torino, Italy, 2002.,„Video Art of Bosnia and Herzegovina: project namaTRE.ba„, Gallery Photon, curator Igor Bošnjak, Ljubljana,Slovenia, (2010.),„Allegro ma non troppo„, City Gallery Fonticus, curator Eugen Borkovsky, Grožnjan, Istria, Croatia, 2009., KRITERION Film Festival, Cinema Meeting point, Sarajevo, B&H, 2009., Video – Salon 4, selective exhibition, Gallery Duplex/10m2, Sarajevo, B&H, 2009.,„ Pula – Sarajevo „,selective exhibition, MMC Luka, Pula, Croatia, 2008., Exhibition of ULUBiH members, selective exhibition, Rijeka, Gallery Kortil, Croatia, 2007., „Retrospectrum„ Curators: Meliha Husedžinović, Ivana Udovičić, Maja Abdomerović, permanent exposition Art Gallery of B&H, Sarajevo, B&H, 2007., B&H representative at the International Contemporary art exhibition selector : Ivana Udovičić, Geneve, Switzerland, 2005., “L’ arte d’incontrarsi, selective exhibition, Gallery of the Cilla Moretti, Tarcento, Italy, 2005.,“Više jedinstva u Evropi, između plodnih utopija i stvarnosti” selective exhibition, Sarajevo – Komune di Trento, B&H– Italy, 2004., “U potrazi za identitetom” curator: Asja Mandić, 92-02 Arsaevi, Sarajevo, B&H, 2002., Biennale of the young artists of Europe and Mediterranean, selective exhibition, Sarajevo, B&H, 2001., Biennale of the young artists of Europe and Mediterranean, Rome ,Italy, 1999., “Acta non verba“, selective exhibition, Ljubljana, Slovenia – Sarajevo, XIV International Festival, Sarajevo Winter, B&H, 1998.,1. Annual exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts “Meeting point”, Curator: Dunja Blažević, Art Centar – Ćulhan, Sarajevo, B&H, 1997., 1st International Student triennial 7. – 29. 06. 1997, Istambul, Turkey, “Kentauromahia“, selective exhibition, Art Gallery of B&H, Sarajevo, B&H, 1994. He won several awards for his works which can be found in several public and private collections: „ Art of the 20th Century“, National Art Gallery of B&H, Sarajevo, 2005; private collection, Lucrezia de Domizio Baronesa Durini, Milano, Italy, 2002 etc. In his art work he uses several different media, ranging from sculpture and objects to installations, performance and video. Since 2003 he is a member of the Association of Fine Artists of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ULUBIH) and was one of the board members from 2006 to 2009. Since 2010 he is a is a president of the Art Council of ULUBIH.



Multimedia installation, “I BOT”, is a work which in fact deals with present time. The work also problematizes contemporary society, completely dependent on technology, robotics and other segments of scientific findings which all aim to mitigate life and not to generate dehumanization on global and individual level.


The idea that a robot is of help and not of damage to humankind, is from 1950 established as a Law of Robotics whose founder is Isak Asimov. The Law has four entries all instructed towards the first one, infringed long since (A robot may not harm a human, or, by inaction, allow a human to come to harm).

Installation “I BOT” is an auto portrait, a sculpture, namely a replica of my appearance as a robot sitting on the floor and projecting the picture (memory) of himself as a baby (me as a baby) on the wall. Given the position of a baby and a robot sculpture, facing each other, the relation of mutual observation is constituted, posing an inevitable question – Am I he, or he is me?