Mladen Bundalo, born in Prijedor, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1986. Graduated at the Academy of Art in Banja Luka on the subject of Graphic at a class of professor docent Nenad Zeljic . He is currently studying MFA program on Academy of Fine Arts in Brno. Mladen is a member of art group “Tač.ka”. ( Prijedor-Banjaluka).
Participated at numerous exhibitions such as : Crazycurators biennale III, House of Art in Bratislava, Slovakia (curator: Darka Radosavljevic) (2010), Self-Imaging, Cologne, Germany (curator: Wilfried Agricola) (2010), Video Loop, CAM Casoria, Museum of contemporary art, Naples, Italy (curator: Igor Bošnjak, Ass. VisualContainer) (2010) , The Imaginary pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina, gallery of modern art Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy (curators: Aurora Fonda and Claudia Zini) (2009), La paura, Parallel events to Manifesta7, Trento, Italy (curators: Luigi Penasa and Marta Angelini) (2008) , Between natio – globalism and shamanism, V.I.P. ART gallery, Beograd, Serbia (2009) (curator: Jelena Veljković) etc.
Critical intimism of mental archives
The project Critical intimism of mental archives in the theoretical sense questions the processes, strategies and formats of mental mapping of a certain space and time in full heterogeneity of their contexts.
In a video instalation Bus station Prijedor – Bus station Banja Luka, the narrative perspective of the mapping comes from the first person singular ( artist towards enviroment), followed by the site specific instalation Critical points of intimacy in third person singular (artist-art within enviroment).
From a practical, production – performance aspect, the project tests an artist’s willingness to publish their active – mental archives in the full voluminosity of everyday banalities, risking destruction and inviting mediocrity. On the other hand, an interactivity of the audience is provoked together with a discussion of coherent problems such as the legitimacy of narration, inter-intellectual utopia, active archives, the reality of context etc. which renders the whole project open to many different extensions.
Through insisting on multifacetedness, the project additionally problematizes the conceptual ontology of the artist – art function within the (in) stability of contemporary societal perceptions in “the age of culture” but also in its future.