Branko Milisković b.1982 in Belgrade, Serbia. Milisković studied Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. In 2007 he has received the Dutch scholarship and continued his BFA at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands and obtained his degree in 2009. He has earned his MFA from Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg (2012). His work have been shown internationally such as at Reims Scenes d’Europe 2015 at La Comedie de Reims; CSW/CoCA, Torun; G12 HUB, Belgrade; solo productions at Kampnagel, Hamburg; Les Halles, Brussels 2011-2014; Theatre du Grütli, Geneva; Kaai studio, Brussels; 57th October Salon, Belgrade; The Tank, NYC; CIRCA Art Actuel, Montreal, LADA London; YFV Seattle; Cinema Balkan, Belgrade etc. Branko Milisković was also performing and exhibiting in Italy, Germany, Belgium, France, Austria, Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Israel, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, The Netherlands, UK, Canada, USA.

Artist Statement:
STABAT MATER, is a poignant work that deals with grief, anticipation, and the tormenting wait for a beloved one to come back, referencing Arnold Schönberg’s famous opera Erwartung (Awaiting). Involved here is a variation on the suffering of thousands of families during and after the War, awaiting the return of their loved ones from the front. The origins of this performance lie, moreover, in a 13th-century Christian hymn to Mary, which portrays her suffering as Jesus Christ’s mother during his crucifixion but also in a work created earlier by the artist, titled The Song of a Soldier on Watch, and inspired by one of the most popular German love songs of recent decades, as well as one of the most controversial, Lili Marlene, regarded as one of the first songs encouraging fraternization between enemy soldiers.