Marco Nektan

Marco Nektan (born in Pancevo, Yugoslavia, now Serbia) is multimedia artist: Visual artist, Photographer and Performance artist, Dancer, Choreographer, Mime, Art Manager, Poet. He studied Photography and graphical design, Art history, Classical Ballet, Contemporary dance, Butoh and Performance art, and learn with many masters in Belgrade, Budapest, Prague and Berlin. For many years he was a member of performance art group Corpus Artisticum, through which he grew up as an accepted international artist. Some of Marco’s art pieces are now in Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade.

He was founder and leader of performance art group Un-LTD Art and founder, director and author of Theater of Mysteries. In 2015th, Theater of Mysteries evolved into formal Cultural Center Nektan art, which has a theater as a subsection. He was studying, researching and practicing different kind of spiritual practices, which inspired him to combine art and spirituality, and create his unique art style on Butoh foundation, and it is described as Trans-ritual art. He is proclaimed as notable international Butoh artist. Member of World Mime Organization.

Interviews : Balkan Insight  |  Talk Butoh  |  VICE Serbia

 

Chronological Performance Art biography


Performances with other Artists

Corpus Artisticum
2007.
“Post Apocalyptical Humans” (with Gabrijel Savic Ra), April Meetings, Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia
2008.
“Great Annihilator No.%0” (with Gabrijel Savic Ra), April Meetings, Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia
“And Read” (with Gabrijel Savic Ra), Ozon gallery, Belgrade, Serbia

Un-LTD Art
2008.
“Gender Domination” (with Un-LTD Art), April Meetings, Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia
“Scarlet Ropes” (with Un-LTD Art), V.I.P. Art Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
“The Phantom of the art”, (with Un-LTD Art), Club Underworld, Belgrade, Serbia
“Curse of Amazones”, (with Un-LTD Art), Club Akademija, Belgrade, Serbia
“Spining Triskelion” (with Un-LTD Art), Art in Action, Cultural Center Student City, Belgrade, Serbia
“Sterile Pathology” (with Un-LTD Art), DNK club, Belgrade, Serbia
2009.
“Performance” (with Un-LTD Art), Gallery ULUS, Belgrade, Serbia
“Awaking Vedma” (with Sladjana Savic), Museum Night, Belgrade, Serbia

Mystery Theater
2009.
“Invocation of Samhain” (Mystery Theater), Festival SAMHAIN2009, Belgrade, Serbia
2010.
“Dream of Lady Charlotte” (Mystery Theater), Museum Night, Belgrade, Serbia
“Spiral Dance” (Mystery Theater), Circus Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
2012.
“Runedance” (Mystery Theater), Theater on Sava, Belgrade, Serbia

Partymakers
2011.
“Elektro Body art”, Red Room, Belgrade, Serbia
“Vampire Ball”, Red Room, Belgrade, Serbia
“Freak Show”, Red Room, Belgrade, Serbia

Others
2013.
“Reflection” (with Ballet studio Pirouette), Theater Slavija, Belgrade, Serbia
“Rhythm Move” (contemporary dance company New Studio), Theater Night, Cultural Center Student City, Belgrade, Serbia
2014.
“Brother Wolf, sister moon” (Ballet company Pirouette, Belgrade), Cultural Center Vuk, Belgrade, Serbia
“Body, Space and Time” (Contemporary dance company New Studio), Cultural Center Student City, New Belgrade, Serbia
“Life under the water” (with Natsuko Kono), Cultural Center Student City, New Belgrade, Serbia
“Plague” (mini performance on workshop by Migui Madalasol), Service for contemporary dance Stanica, Belgrade, Serbia
“Lost at the edge” (with Martina Vakarelova), Morphos festival, Venice, Italy
“Urban Butohtimeline” (with Natsuko Kono), Cultural Center Student City, New Belgrade, Serbia
2015.
“Sve moje ešarpe – muzika nevidljivih, poezija sećanja – fragmenti” (with Miodrag Kovacevic and The Invisibles), URLIK, Subotica, Serbia
2016.
“Am I Vaishnava or demon”, Bhakti hub, Belgrade, Serbia
“Koji je moj Krishna”, Bhakti hub, Belgrade, Serbia

Pozoriste kapitalisticke surovosti
2017.
“Medeja 3”, Magacin in Kraljevic Marko, Belgrade, Serbia
“Medeja 4”, Magacin in Kraljevic Marko, Belgrade, Serbia

Theater Mimart
2015.
“A Performance” (with Mimart teatar), Performance art salon, Pancevo, Serbia
2017.
“Pokretna Instalacija”, BELEF ’17, SKC, Belgrade, Serbia
“Omaja”, Street Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
“Trokorak”, SKC, Belgrade, Serbia
“Never coming back”, Magacin, Belgrade, Serbia
2018.
“Open heart street”, Atelje 212, Belgrade, Serbia
“Snovidjenje – primo”, Magacin, Belgrade, Serbia
“Phobia”, Magacin, Belgrade, Serbia
“Trokorak 2”, SKC, Belgrade, Serbia
“Invisible edge”, Djordje Wifert Square, Pancevo, Serbia
“Mime”, Jevremova ulica susreta, Belgrade, Serbia
“Mime 2”, Night Market, Belgrade, Serbia
“Spomenici i pobednici”, Museums’ night, Belgrade, Serbia
“Snovidjenje”, Festival Monodrame i Pantomime, Belgrade, Serbia
“Ja i Ti”, Studentski grad, Belgrade, Serbia
“Mime 3”, Fairy tale square, U.K. Vuk Karadzic, Belgrade, Serbia
2019.
“Mime 4”, Open heart street, Atelje 212, Belgrade, Serbia
“Snovidjenje #3”, BN, Sarajevo, BiH

VestAndPage
2017.
“After the fear”, Performance Hub, KPGT, Belgrade, Serbia

Dance company and Theater Nektan Art
2014.
“Nigoda Moksha” (with students from project Art on the Edge), Drugstore, Belgrade, Serbia
2015.
“Hungerkunst” (with students from project Art on the Edge), hosted by Nada Milosevic, Belgrade, Serbia
“Hungerkunst II” (with students from project Art on the Edge), Cultural center Lada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Divine Twins I” (with Dance company and theater Nektan art), at “Valentine symphony”, Sinatra club, Belgrade, Serbia
“Sanctuary” (with Dance company and theater Nektan art), Cultural Center Nea Pangea, Belgrade, Serbia
“Loam nest”, “Pavle symphony” (with Dance company and theater Nektan art), Sinatra club, Belgrade, Serbia
“Wanderers land” (with Danijela Vuckovic), Performance art salon, Pancevo, Serbia
“Sacrifice” (with Vanja Andrejic), Performance art salon, Pancevo, Serbia
“Promised land” (with Dragana Nikolic), Performance art salon, Pancevo, Serbia
“White Fire” (with Dance company and theater Nektan art), Festival of Performance, Stapari, Serbia
“White Fire II” (with Dance company and theater Nektan art), Shumes, Rudnik, Serbia
“Verloren gotter” (with East Princesse), Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany
“Verboten Inspiration” (with Nektan art Germany), Winterfeldplatz, Berlin, Germany
“Shadow Collectors I: Fragmentation” (with Dance company and theater Nektan art), Cirkobalkan, Belgrade, Serbia
“Shadow Collectors II: Compression” (with Dance company and theater “Nektan art), Belgrade Art Show “Ying & Yang symphony”, Belgrade, Serbia
“Shadow Collectors III: Transubstantiation”, Urlik, Subotica, Serbia
“Shadow Collectors IV: Sorrow”, Festival Fantastike, Belgrade Serbia
“Prizivanje Milene” (partial choreography with Danijela Vuckovic) – Gde je Milena? – fragmenti traganja – Metropolis, Belgrade, Serbia
“Shadow Collectors V: Shadow”, KPGT, Belgrade, Serbia
“Shadow Collectors VI: Light”, KPGT, Belgrade, Serbia
“Transcendental Metamorphosis”, Cultural Center Cacak, Serbia
“Return of fire bird II: Neorganska Svest” (with Kerstin Porges) KPGT, Belgrade, Serbia
2016.
“Rosa Nigra – obred oprastanja” (Theater Nektan art and TheInvisibles), Vece Performansa, Galerija Savremene Umetnosti, Subotica, Serbia
“Crying trough the crystal eyes” (Theater Nektan art), Fondacija Danilo Kis, Subotica, Serbia
“Crying trough the crystal eyes II” (Theater Nektan art), Urlik, Klein house, Subotica, Serbia
“Temple of Light”, Mikser House, Belgrade, Serbia
“Folk of gray land”, Galerija Jugoexporta, Belgrade, Serbia
“Smell of soul”, Belgrade Art Show, Belgrade, Serbia
“Color of soul” Festival of Japanese Film, Kinoteka, Belgrade, Serbia
2017.
“Pure Creations”, Belgrade Butoh Theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“Interactive Performance Improvisation”, Belgrade Butoh Theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“Moon Children”, C.C. Sabac, Serbia
“Misfits”, Belgrade Butoh Theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“Wildness”, Vlasina Lake, Surdulica, Serbia
“Hunger Artist”, Urlik, Subotica, Serbia
2018.
“Agony”, Magacin u Kraljevića Marka, Belgrade, Serbia
“The Poison One”, Pančevo, Serbia

 

Solo performances
2007.
“Making of the Harmony”, Cultural Center Student City, Belgrade, Serbia
“Divine Point”, Grand Hall of Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia
“Per Aspera Ad Astra”, IMAF’07, Odzaci, Serbia
“Spirit of the Mist”, IZBA, Novi Sad, Serbia
“Entri Artisti”, Circus Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
“Where my spark is?”, V.I.P. Art Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
“Shakti Rising”, Biennale Octopus, Belgrade, Serbia
2008.
“Virtus Luminarium”, Club Underworld, Belgrade, Serbia
“Arsomnia”, Six Events, Belgrade, Serbia
“Raven Dance”, April Meetings, Belgrade, Serbia
“Betwine the Worlds”, INFANT, Catholic port, Novi Sad, Serbia
“Artopatia”, V.I.P. Art gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
2009.
“Illuminatia – wild and free”, April Meetings, Belgrade, Serbia
“Journey in deepest darkness of heart”, Spot Festival of  Auto – performance, Belgrade, Serbia
“Journey in deepest darkness of heart II”, Festival Patosofiranje, Smederevo, Serbia
2013.
“Galdrtanz”, PFI Deutschland Konferenz 2013, Hous Witten / Ruhr, Witten, Germany
“Caffe cup reading”, ongoing ritual performance, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Rune mystery”, ongoing ritual performance, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
2014.
“Caffe cup reading 2014”, ongoing ritual performance, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Rune mystery 2014”, ongoing ritual performance, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Dark Entry”, Club Vertigo, Belgrade, Serbia
“The Shape of the wind”, Theater Sterija, Vrsac, Serbia
Poetic performance “Devil tears I”, Arabian rock’n’roll symphony, Belgrade, Serbia
Poetic performance “Devil tears II”, Rebel heart symphony, Belgrade, Serbia
“The Shape of the wind II”, Drugstore, Belgrade, Serbia
“St. Valentines love spell”, ritual performance, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Spring Equinox magic”, ritual performance, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Summer Solstice rites”, ritual performance, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Vernal Equinox charms”, ritual performance, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Halloween ceremonies”, ritual performance, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Winter solstice rituals”, ritual performance, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
Video Performance “Weltschmertz”, Dance Center, Pancevo, Serbia
2015.
Poetic performance “Letters of pagan monk”, Art show Symphony, Belgrade, Serbia
Micro-Performance “Plague II”, hosted by Maya Reef, Belgrade, Serbia
Micro-Performance “Beyond the veil”, hosted by Maya Reef, Belgrade, Serbia
“Shrine”, Cultural Center Nea Pangea, Belgrade, Serbia
“Borderland”, Dance Center, Pancevo, Serbia
“Doorkeeper”, Performance art salon, Pancevo, Serbia
“Journey of divine androgyny – Initiation”, Egal, Belgrade, Serbia
“Breathing Prayers”, Open art weekend @ ECC Weissensee, Berlin, Germany
“Return of fire bird I: One out of ten”, Urlik, Subotica, Serbia
“Song of Freedom” – Gde je Milena? – fragmenti traganja – Metropolis, Belgrade
“Magical Tuesday”, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Full moon spells”, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Mojo Rituals”, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Halloween magic”, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
2016.
“Smell of darkness”, Cultural center Rex, Belgrade, Serbia
“Taste of darkness”, Ben Akiba Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
“Ouroboros”, Danube Day, Pancevo, Serbia
“Holy River”, Cultural center Nova Logika, Belgrade, Serbia
“Substance of darkness”, Japanizam, Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia
“Sattva”, Bhakti Fest, Kula Nebojsa, Belgrade, Serbia
“Sapphire breath”, Club Polet, Belgrade, Serbia
“Mitarenje Andjela”, Bege vege festival, Belgrade, Serbia
“Sapphire step”, PANPHYS Festival, Skoplje, FYR Macedonia
Micro – performance “Sindrom duse”, Festival of solo performance, Magacin, Belgrade, Serbia
“Magical Tuesday 2016”, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Halloween enchantment”, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Museum of magic”, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Alchemical Stories”, Casa Cacao, Berlin, Germany
“Alchemical Stories”, Psychedelic Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
“Alchemical Stories”, Performativi, Šabac, Belgrade, Serbia
2017.
“Alchemical Stories”, Belgrade Art Show, Ben Akiba Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
“Alchemical Stories”, Belgrade Butoh Theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“Butoh Norma”, Belgrade Butoh Theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“Damn Garden”, Bitef-Polifonija, CZKD, Belgrade, Serbia

Project 365 Performances in 2017
“The Beginning”, Kalemegdan, Belgrade, Serbia
“Devotion”, Paviljon Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade, Serbia
“Molitva dazdevnjaka”, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Meeting Priestess”, Dzezva bar, Belgrade, Serbia
“Worthless Being”, Belgrade Butoh Theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“At Crossroad”, Pancevo, Belgrade, Serbia
“Listening to the sky”, Pancevo, Serbia
“Hollow I”, Dzezva Bar, Belgrade, Serbia
“Hollow II”, Dzezva Bar, Belgrade, Serbia
“Essence of creation”, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Day after esbat”, Belgrade Butoh Theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“Ultimate freedom”, Belgrade Butoh Theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“The Rite of Venus”, Belgrade, Serbia
“Secret rite of Saturn”, Belgrade, Serbia
“Holy rite of sun”, KC Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“The rite of Luna”, Belgrade, Serbia
“The rite of power”, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Day before Eleusinian mysteries”, Belgrade Butoh Theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“Eleusinian mysteries”, Belgrade Butoh Theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“Libation of mysteries”, KC Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“Eleusinian mysteries II”, Belgrade Butoh theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“Day after mysteries”, KC Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“Waning crescent”, Belgrade, Serbia
“Robigalia’s dark moon”, Ljubav vera nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“In love with devil”, Belgrade art show, Belgrade, Serbia
“Interactive improvisation”, Belgrade Butoh Theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“Shadow child”, KC Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“Black Saturday”, Belgrade Butoh Theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“Walpurgisnacht”, KC Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“Beltainge”, Kalemegdan, Belgrade, Serbia
“End of the first chapter”, Kalemegdan, Belgrade, Serbia
“The great commandment”, Dzezva Bar, Belgrade
“Sandal Prayer”, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“End of Beltaine”, Belgrade, Serbia
“Blanc”, K.C. Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“Hope dies last”, Blgrade Butoh Theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“Alterego”, Belgrade, Serbia
“Gnostic Prayers”, Belgrade, Serbia
“Hecate’s Vigil”, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Hecate’s Sacred Fires”, K.C. Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“Forsaken”, Belgrade, Serbia
“Holy Water”, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Untouchable”, Belgrade Butoh Theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“Full moon rite”, Belgrade Butoh Theater, Belgrade, Serbia
“Askei Kataskei”, Festival DEV9T, Ciglana, Belgrade, Serbia
“Waves”, Danube Day, Pancevo, Serbia
“I am not afraid anymore”, Urlik, Subotica, Serbia
“Dance of evening sun”, KC Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“Etheric cloud” , KC Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“Cosmic masturbation” , KC Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“Opening the circle”, Ljubav vera nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Cosmic Initiation”, KC Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“Monument of art”, SKC, Belgrade, Serbia
2018.
“Crack”, Magacin u Kraljevica Marka, Belgrade, Serbia
“Guardian of abyss”, FIST, SKC, Belgrade, Serbia
“Mandragora”, Ex Teatar Fest, Dom Omladine, Pancevo, Serbia
“Repolarizacija”, Sky, Bijenale umetnosti, Pancevo, Serbia
“Magical Tuesday 2018”, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Mystic river”, Danube day, Pancevo, Serbia
“Mandragora”, PANFIS, Skoplje, Macedonia
“Breakfast with Stalin”, KPGT, Belgrade, Serbia
“Mystic Museum”, Ljubav Vera Nada, Belgrade, Serbia
“Shadow and the wind”, Kan i Lingus Studio, Belgrade, Serbia

Project the “Three of life”

“Shadow Child”, Cultural center Nektan Art, Pancevo, Serbia
“The Obscene one”, Town Forest, Pancevo, Serbia
“Painful Moves”, Bozidarac, Belgrade, Serbia
“Hide and Seek”, Legat Milorada Bate Mihaljovica, Pancevo, Serbia
“Supper with ancestors I”, Cultural center Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“Supper with ancestors II”, Cultural center Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“Supper with ancestors III”, Cultural center Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia

Project Performance diary

“Rite of light”, Cultural centar Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“Tired Pendulum #1”, Cultural centar Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“Tired Pendulum #2”, Cultural centar Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia
“Inscription”, Cultural centar Nektan art, Pancevo, Serbia

 

2019.
“Trans-Ritual #273”, Magical night 10, Ulica Bar, Belgrade, Serbia