Biography

Zelko Nedic is a self-taught artist who captures the intensity of memories and inner representations in his paintings and photographs.

Born in former Yugoslavia, Nedic was a teenage witness to the horrors of the Bosnian war in the early 1990s. His family was displaced by the devastating military conflict and all visual records of his childhood were left behind in the ruins.

The dark and intimate forms in Nedic’s work, along with the bold assertions of risk-taking and control—especially in his 19th-century wet plate collodion oeuvre—honour the deeply human need to find wholeness in a fragmented world. By applying abstraction, he invites the imagination to go beyond the edge of what is known and uncover the potent and ambiguous narratives that shape who we are.

Nedic moved to Australia in 2000 where he currently lives.