Erol Colakovic

Born in 1956 - Switzerland


biography under completion

Art and press photographer, professionnal cameraman, director of photography, scriptwriter, film director and executive producer, film project supervisor, consultant, journalist.
Teacher of cinematographic photography and cinema.

- Member of the Photographic Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AUF BIH), the Filmmakers Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and of the Association of Applied Artists and Designers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ULUPUBIH)
- Member of the Genevan art gallery Artraction
- Press materials about my work have been published in Oslobodjenje, Sineast, Nasi Dani, Mladost, Vecernje novosti, Dnevni avaz, Mladina, Slobodna Bosna, Vjesnik, Politika, etc.
- Very creative, pleased to cooperate, passionate about my work
- Working experience in difficult and tense conditions (I worked in war zones)

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As a photographer:
Collective exhibition together with 16 swiss photographers at the gallery
« Artraction », Geneva, Switzerland.
Documentary and art-photographies of the artistical performance « De Bleu de
Bleu », by Denis Collin and Blaise Fontaine. Beginning of the realisation of a movie about a gallery and cultural center of swiss artists, which will soon be demolished. Soral, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition of photographies (Erol Colakovic-Sehic) and paintings (Estelle Colakovic Claret) at the Festival d'art « SORAL OSe l'ARt », Soral, Geneva, Switzerland

2013 December:
Selected by the french photography review « Photo » for being among the artists of its e-shop.

2012 November :
Photography exhibition « Dvojnost » (Duality), Galerija Enver Krupic, Bihac, Bosnia

and Herzegovina
October :
Photography exhibition « Closing the Ellipse ... ?!», Cafe Galeria Balkanika, Ljubljana, Slovenia
August :
One-day project made of an exhibition, a performance and a film projection. The aim of this project was to generate awareness to the cause of persons whose mental abilities are reduced. The twenty photographies were made in an bosnian psychiatric hospital in 1979. Galerija "Novi Hram", Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
July :
International Summer School of Photography, “ Erol Colakovic-Sehic”, Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Organised and directed by Erol Colakovic-Sehic with the participation of German, Spanish, Italian, Croatian, Serbian, and Bosnian professors.
Publication of the book of photos « Dvojnost », 104 pages, in bosnian and english languages, accompanied by the poetry of Dara Sekulic. Publisher : « Buybook », Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzergovina
Photography exhibitions « Dvojnost », City Gallery « Collegium Artisticum» and
« Black Box » gallery, Sarajevo. Also « Dvojnost », « AB » gallery, Maglaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
May :
Photography exhibition « Fragmenti/ Erol 55 », coffee-gallery « Zvono », Sarajevo
November :
Photography exhibition « Feminine Nude, Eros and manipulation... », followed by a photography workshop with model. National Theater gallery, Kamnik, Slovenia. October :
Photography exhibition « Closing the Ellipse ... ?! » and performance « Europe », gallery Fotoclub Split, Split, Croatia
Photography exhibition « A Matter of Balance », coffee-gallery « Underground Zvono », Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Photography exhibitions « In Search of Lost Time», Cultural Student Centre SKC, Kragujevac, Serbia. And « Rock Archives», Cultural Centre Anna, Festival Balkan Blues (1st Edition), The Haye, Netherlands
Participation in more than 140 national and international exhibitions and in number of film festivals (more than 70 prizes overall).
In the beginning of the eighties, rated as one of the best photographers in former Yugoslavia.

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