Marko Stamenkovic was born in 1977. He is a freelance curator based in Belgrade and a member of IKT – International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (Luxembourg). He holds his BA in Art History at the University of Belgrade (BA Thesis: “Gaze Theory and Reading Visual Images”, 2003), and MA in Cultural Policy and Cultural Management at the University of Arts in Belgrade (MA Thesis: “Status of Curatorial Practices in Postsocialist Conditions”, 2005). Among his projects and exhibitions curated in Serbia and abroad the most recent are: After a Few Days in Our New Cave (We Found the Perfect Spot), Savremena Galerija, Zrenjanin (2011), Withdrawal Syndrome, Galerija savremene likovne umetnosti, Nis (2011), Josef Nadj – The Spirit of Nature, 14th Biennial of Contemporary Art, Pancevo (2010), Hamam, Old Turkish Bath, Vranje (2010), Zirkus Grau: Préparations pour un miracle, Karlin Studios, Prague (2010), One Little Indian and Then There Were None, La Générale, Paris (2010), and Splav Meduze, Center for Contemporary Art, Celje (2009). He has participated in numerous international curatorial programs and has been lecturing in European Union, Western Balkans, South Caucasus, Northern Africa, and Latin America. His writings on contemporary art have been published internationally. His current interest is centred on the transformation of suicide from an ultimate modernist paradigm to a new, trans-cultural media paradigm of radical withdrawal.