Doplgenger*  is an artist duo from Belgrade, comprising Isidora Ilić and Boško Prostran. Doplgenger engages as a film/video artist, researcher, writer, and curator. The work of Doplgenger deals with the relation between art and politics by exploring the regimes of moving images and the modes of their reception. They rely on the tradition of experimental and avant-garde film, and through some of the actions of these traditions intervene on the existing media products or work in expanded cinema forms. Although their main media is moving image, their work is realised through the text, installations, performances, lectures and discussions. All of these media are treated in their materiality and in relation to other media, and as carriers of meaning structures through which the social and political reality is structured.

Doplgenger is the founder of the Transimage platform for politics of moving images in Belgrade, where they have curated a series of screenings and workshops, cultural projects and publications since 2013.


*Doplgenger is Serbian transcription for Doppelgänger, German word which is the usual literary term for common phenomenon of double and which literally means “double-goer”. Doppelgänger is a stranger, a foreigner, an outsider, a social deviant, anyone whose origins are unknown or who has extraordinary powers, tends to be set apart as evil. The double is defined as evil precisely because of it difference and a possible disturbance to the familiar and the known. It defines space outside the dominant value system. It is in this way that the double traces the unsaid and unseen of culture: that which has been silenced, made invisible, made “absent”. It threatens to dissolve dominant structures, it points to or suggests the basis upon which the cultural order rests – the unified individual.

Solo Exhibitions
2021 Fragments untitled 0.7, GSG Rijeka, CRO
2020 Kroz noć bez zvezda, tamnu i gustu kao mastilo, Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade, SRB
2018 Fragments untitled 0.6, NGM@PRAKTIKA, Split, CRO
2018 Fragments untitled 0.5, Centre for Contemporary Art/Likovni salon Gallery, Celje, SLO
2018 BENEATH A STARLESS SKY AS DARK AND THICK AS INK, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, SRB
2016 The Grammar of the Image, Gallery IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna, AT
2015 Fragments untitled 0.4, Gallery of Students’ City Cultural Center, SRB
2015 Fragments untitled 0.3, Art Gallery Požega, SRB
2015 Fragments untitled 0.2, Gallery of Contemporary Art of Pančevo, SRB
2014 Fragments untitled 0.1, Gallery of Belgrade Youth Center, SRB
2009 Voices_Gazes_Traces, Remont Gallery, Belgrade, SRB
2009 Youtopia, Alkatraz Gallery, Metelkova Mesto, Ljubljana, SLO
2008 Youtopia, O3one Gallery, Belgrade, SRB
2007 Youtopia, Westbury Arts Center, Milton Keynes, UK 

Group Exhibitions and Film festivals (selection)

MILKY WAY ⎜art, time, space, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad | Curated by Sanja Kojić Mladenov PhD
Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Turkey
Les Instants vidéos numériques et poétiques, Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France | Curated by Hélène Bez et Claude Ciccolella
Cámara Lúcida – VII International Contemporary Film Festival, Cuenca, Ecuador
Light Matter Film Festival, Alfred, NY | Co-Programmed by James Hansen & Eric Souther
The South in Us: NAM, Mala galerija, Ljubljana | Curated by Iva Kovač
Manifesta 14 – Secondary Archive: Serbia, National Gallery of Kosovo | Curated by Simona Ognjanović
A Selection of Works – Wybór prac, Kino Amondo, Warszawa, Poland | Curated by Fanny Hauser
Na mala vrata #5⎪ Kolekcija Oktobarski salon | Curated by Barbora Ilič i Risto Ilič
What if history belonged to us?, Shani Efendi House, Prizren | Curated by: Kumjana Novakova
OPEN SPACES – Rudnik Festival of Innovative Cinema, Serbia
EXiS – Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea | Curated by Inhan Cho
Othering (in)(of) the Periphery, Gallery Nova, Zagreb
TOPOS 3: On Mobilisation, wpZimmer, Antwerpen, BE | Programmed by Sirah Foighel Brutmann & Eitan Efrat
The Case of Poor Images, Artget gallery / Cultural Centre of Belgrade | Curated by Mia Ćuk
JAVNOST I PROSTOR, drugi deo, Centar za kulturnu dekontaminaciju | Curated by Dejan Vasić i Ana Miljanić
UNSTABLE PRACTICES, Kaunas Photography Gallery, Lithuania | Curatorial team: Sanja Kojić Mladenov, Agnė Narušytė, Zoran Pantelić, Gintaras Zinkevičius

Winter Apricots: Prilep International Film Festival, North Macedonia
HISTOIRES DE CINÉMA 5, La Cinémathèque de Toulouse, FR
VOIDS of PRESENCE – Between PAST and FUTURE, Galerie Nord / Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany | Curated by Ruben Arevshatyan
FRACTO Experimental Film Encounter, Kunsthaus ACUD, Berlin
(DIS)TRUST THE STORYTELLER – Case of Krvavica, Salon Galić, Split, CRO | Curated by Nataša Bodrožić
Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, Cinéma Le Studio, Paris | Programmed by Gloria Moran
Skating on the thin ice of a new day, Ars Pori Megastore, Finland | Curated by Farbod Fakharzadeh
FeKK ~ Ljubljana Short Film Festival, Slovenia
Each Image Becomes A Date Without A Day, A Year That No Longer Commemorates, Apoteka – Prostor za suvremenu umjetnost, Vodnjan, CRO | Curated by Branka Benčić, Tanja Vrvilo
OSTRALE Biennale O21, Dresden, Germany
Festival for feminist culture “Firstborn girl”, Skopje, North Macedonia |Programation by Kumjana Novakova
BLOCKS, RISO Contemporary Art Museum of Sicily, Palermo, Italy | Curated by Daniela Brignone and Daniela Brignone
THEY I SIE I ONI, Golden Pixel Cooperative, Online | Curated by Maja Ćirić
Na drugi pogled / Auf den zweiten Blick / At Second Glance, Online , Austrian culture forum Belgrade
EXPERIMENTATION OF ANYONE PART IV, Center d’Art Contemporain Geneva, Online | Programation by Ivana Momčilović
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Louvre auditorium, Paris
DOWNTOWN VARIETY: SERBIA EDITION, Online | Curated by Eho animato

DISTRUST THE STORYTELLER #1, Gallery VN, Zagreb | Curated by Nataša Bodrožić
ORTung 2018-2020, Kunstraum pro arte, Hallein, Austria
Prolećna izložbe – “Gde budućnost počinje?”, Umetnički paviljon “Cvijeta Zuzorić”, Belgrade, SRB

TIŠINA JE OVDE GLUVOĆA / Silence is deafness here, Gallery 90-60-90, Zagreb | Curated by Mirjana Dragosavljević
Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, France
Tallinn Photomonth Contemporary art biennial, Tallinn, Estonia
TIŠINA JE OVDE GLUVOĆA /  Silence is deafness here, Podroom Gallery, Cultural Center Belgrade, | Curated by Mirjana Dragosavljević
Anonymous is the answer, National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje | Curated by Ivana Vaseva
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
Festival A L’EST, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France
International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR, Netherlands

Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Turkey
Performance, performativity and document, Gallery SULUV, Novi Sad| Curated by Dejan Vasić
QUANDO SCOPIA LA PACE / WHEN THE PEACE ERUPTS, Vittorio Veneto, Italy| Curated by Dimitri Ozerkov
The Museum of Found Footage, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
Beton 200, Exterritorial Exhibition | Curated by Aleksandra Sekulić and Dejan Vasić
RE*CREATION, Fotograf Gallery, Prague | Curated by Elisabeth Pichler and Lena von Geyso
COSMOS COSMETICS: Unsettling Memoryscapes and Corpofictions, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) | Curated by Miona Bogović, Suza Husse, Suzana Milevska
Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, France
GRADOVE SMO VAM PODIGLI, Paviljon Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade
TIFF Wavelengths,TIFF Cinematheque, Toronto (Canada)

de la porosité IV, Esbama, Montpellier, France | Curated by Milan Tutunović
Dodatno/dopunska nastava (DDN), Gallery of Belgrade Youth Center
goEast Festival, Wiesbaden, Germany
Lives of Garbage – The Economy of Waste, Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (MuCEM), Marseille, France
VIDEONALE.16, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Ponovo upotrebiti: Past as Costume or Inspiration, Zachęta Project Room – Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland  | Curated by Magda Kardasz

viennacontemporary 2016, Marx Halle, Vienna, Austria | Curated by Verena Gamper | Represented by Kunsthalle Krems
Performing the Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia  | Curated by Jasna Jakšić
Debatable Screenings: Potentials Within, Los Angeles Times Media Center, California, US
Performing the Museum, Koroška Galery of Fine Arts, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia  | Curated by Andreja Hribernik
Abstract Socialism, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain  | Curated by Oriol Fontdevila
BALKAN INSIGHT, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
NEW AQUISITIONS, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, SRB
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands

WARHOL UNLIMITED, Museum of Modern Art Paris, France
State Abed International exhibition, Magacin Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia | Curated by Nataša Kadin
Festival Tous Courts, Aix-en-Provence, France
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany
Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille, France
Archive and Power, Museum of Contemporary Art Novi Sad, Serbia | Curated by Sanja Kojić Mladenov and Gordana Nikolić
TUĐE HALJINE, Otok Gallery / Art Workshop Lazareti, Dubrovnik, Croatia | Curated by Žarka Radoja and Zorana Đaković Minniti
THINK FILM + 2, Gallery Podroom / Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia | Curated by Branka Benčić
Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, France
Images Contre Nature, International festival of experimental video, Marseille, France
State Abed International exhibition, GT22, Maribor, Slovenia | Curated by Natasha Kadin
Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle, USA
The one who became the colour on a flag, Anya and Andrew Shiva Art Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA  | Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud and Slobodan Stosić
videospritz – international meetings of video art, Trieste Contemporanea, Trieste, Italy
Resolution 827, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Netherlands | Curated by Zoran Eric and Jelle Bouwhuis  
Notes from Elsewhere, Node Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
South by Southeast, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong | Curated by Anca Verona Mihuleţ and Patrick Flores
Cairo Video Festival 6 – IN A NUTSHELL, Cairo, Egypt

Pleasure Dome, CineCycle, Toronto, Canada
Cairo Video Festival, Cairo, Egypt
Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, France
55th OCTOBER SALON: Disappearing Things, Belgrade City Museum, Serbia | Curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and Vanessa Joan Müller
BelgradeNow, Kunstforum Montafon, Schruns, Austria | Curated by Branislav Mihajlović
La Bande Video, Centre de création en arts médiatiques, Québec
STATE ABED / DRŽAVA U KREVETU, Gallery of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia | Curated by Nataša Kadin
Open Systems 1-01-04/13, GPL Contemporary, Vienna, Austria | Curated by: Gülsen Bal, Isin Önol, Walter Seidl, Aneta Stojnić, Nikola Dedić, Federica Bueti

SALON VIDEO 4, Iasi, Romania | curated by Luminița Apostu
Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, France
ARTSLAB 3, Open Systems, Vienna, Austria | curated by Aneta Stojnić & Nikola Dedić
Images Contre Nature, International festival of experimental video, Marseille, France
VIDEOEX – International Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
VIDEOFORMES – Art vidéo et cultures numériques Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, France
15th Art Biennale Pančevo, Gallery of Contemporary Art of Pančevo, Serbia | Curated by Aneta Stojnić and Nikola Dedić
Images Contre Nature, International festival of experimental video, Marseille, France
Video in progress 3, Koroška Gallery of Fine Arts, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia | Curated by KOLEKTIVA

TINA B. – The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
Wir arbeiten dran, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin, Germany | Curated by Andrea Günther
Exhibition of Artists in Residence ¾, Gallery ArtPoint, Vienna, Austria


2019 Message To Man International Film Festival, St.Petersburg, Russia: Diploma for Comrade woman
2016 Politika Award for the best exhibition in 2015 in Serbia
2008 Alternative Film-Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia: Significant Achievement Award + Audience Award for Surplus
2006 Alternative Film-Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia: Significant Achievement Award for Johnny’s Video
2006 International Film Festival OSFAF, Skopje: Best Actress Award for Maybe One Day
2004 Alternative Film-Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia: Significant Achievement Award for Maybe One Day

Residencies and Scholarships

2021 MAP Kellergalerie e.V. & Sommerbar21, Montafon, AT (July)
2018 ORTung, Hintersee, AT (May)
2016 AIR Motel Trogir, Dalmacija, CRO (July 2016 / Oct 2017)
2016 AIR CELEIA, Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, SLO (Aug 2016 / Jan 2017)
2015 AIR Krems, Kunstmeile Krems, Krems, AT (Dec 2015 – Jan 2016)
2011 KulturKontakt Austria Artists-in-Residence Programme, Vienna, AT (June – Sept)
2010 FringeMK Artist in Residence, Milton Keynes, UK (Oct)
2009 FringeMK Artist in Residence, Milton Keynes, UK (Sept – Oct)
2009 International Fellowship Programme for Visual Arts and Theory, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, AT (Feb – June)
2007 Westbury Farm Studios, Milton Keynes, UK (Oct – Dec)
2007 Braziers International Artists Workshop, Oxfordshire, UK (August)
2006 Association Ciel Ouvert La Brousse/Center Intermondes La Rochelle, F

Curatorial projects within the framework of Transimage Platform

2019 Through the Looking Glass, Curatorial Film Programme
2018 SCHOOL OF ENGAGED KINO (Workshop, Screenings, Lectures)
2018 VIDEODROM, Educational Program (Workshop, Screenings, Lectures)
2017 YUGOSLAV SOCIALISM ON FILM (Research and Educational Project)
2017 VIDEODROM, Educational Program (Workshop, Screenings, Lectures)
2016 VIDEODROM, Educational Program (Workshop, Screenings, Lectures)
2014 Archive Twitch, Curatorial Film Programme

Publications, artist books and contributions

  • Status samostalnog umetnika u RS, In: Rad u umetnosti, Zbornik ULUS #1, Udruženje likovnih umetnika Srbije, Beograd, 2021.
  • Vodič za samostalne umetnike, Udruženje likovnih umetnika Srbije, Beograd, 2021.
  • Amateurisme, Kino-club et femmes camarades, CJC Catalog of Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, October 2019,
  • Yugoslav Socialism on Film: Yugoslav self-management and women, In: We Have Built Cities for You, Catalogue from the exhibition, Belgrade: Center CZKD, 2018 (page: 187); 
  • Images of Past as Images for the Future, In: Modelling public space(s) in culture, Skoplje: Lokomotiva, 2018,
  • Yugoslav socialism on film: Women in Yugoslav films, In: KINOTEKA journal (Kinoteka, no. 12, ISSN 2466-5533 = Kinoteka (Beograd)), December 2017.
  • Yugoslav socialism on film: Cultural models of Yugoslav Socialism, In: KINOTEKA journal (Kinoteka, no. 11, ISSN 2466-5533 = Kinoteka (Beograd)) November 2017.
  • Yugoslav socialism on film: Housing in Yugoslav films, In: KINOTEKA journal (Kinoteka, no. 10, ISSN 2466-5533 = Kinoteka (Beograd)), October 2017.
  • Yugoslav socialism on film, In: KINOTEKA journal (Kinoteka, no. 9, ISSN 2466-5533 = Kinoteka (Beograd)) September 2017.
  • Amateurs FOR Film, Belgrade: Transimage, 2017;
  • In search of the repressed images, In: Resolution 827, Catalogue from the exhibition, Stedelijik Museum Bureau Amsterdam & Museum o Contemporary Art, Belgrade/Amsterdam, 2016.
  • Film as a Means: From representation to participation, In: KURS Wall Papers no.7, April 2015; 
  • Not Reconciled, in: Ignorant Schoolmaster Bulletin for self-education and social issues, no 20/2013, June 2013; 
  • Images and/of War, in: Ignorant Schoolmaster Bulletin for self-education and social issues, no 20/2013, June 2013; 
  • Art (and) Politics, in: The Occupied Times of London, issue 21, May 2013; 
  • Odyssey’s coming home, in: Ignorant Schoolmaster Bulletin for self-education and social issues, no.16/5.12.2012, January 2013; 
  • Politics of invisibility, in: BETON Cultural-propaganda community, No.117, November 2011; 
  • Mirage looks for the viewer/reader, in ProFemina, Journal for Women’s Literature and Culture. no. 51/52, Ed. Svetlana Slapšak and Dubravka Đurić (2008):28-32
  • Writing of women’s film, in: ProFemina, Journal for Women’s Literature and Culture. no. 35/36, Ed. Svetlana Slapšak and Dubravka Đurić (2004):176-187

Reviews, Writings and Interviews

Works in Public Collections

Art Gallery “Nadežda Petrović”, Čačak, RS
Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, RS
October Salon, Cultural Center Belgrade, RS
Belgrade Youth Center, Belgrade, Serbia
Academic Film Center, Belgrade, RS