Sholim (Milos Rajkovic born 1985, Belgrade) is a visual artist and animator who create video loops of several seconds in which human faces and landscapes transform in strange ways. His work is published on social media, and the fantastic world of his creations, which he describes as “digital surrealism” has received high acclaim. Sholim has a strong belief in the artistic potential of the social media platform, which can be played on any mobile device around the world, and draws his inspiration from the overflowing creativity, capacity to disseminate information, and even stupidity, of the internet. The artist applies his own keen humor to a satirical look at various socio-political topics, such as religion, corporate culture, global economics, and mankind’s reliance on technology.
 

                                                                  

CONTACT

contact@sholim.com

LECTURE / FESTIVALS / EXHIBITIONS

- 2013  -
Sholim,  Elektrika Gallery // Pancevo SRB 🇷🇸
Sinestezia Festival // Herceg Novi MNE 🇲🇪
Bitcoin Meets Art, Capitol // Stockholm SWE ðŸ‡¸ðŸ‡ª

- 2014 -
Zalet Festival // Zajecar SRB 🇷🇸
The Invasion Has Begun, Spaces Gallery // Cleveland US 🇺🇸
Risha Project, KM8 Gallery // Belgrade SRB 🇷🇸

- 2015 -
First Look Festival, Museum of Moving Images // New York US 🇺🇸
Digitopia – International Digital Art Festival, Digital Art Center, Taipei // Taipei Taiwan 🇹🇼

- 2016 -
Gif it!,  Les Ateliers // Paris FRA
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ARTour Biennale, Centre de la gravure et de l’image animée // Mons BEL 🇧🇪
Sholim Gif Art, Kino Klub (Cinema Club) // Zagreb CRO 🇭🇷

- 2017 -
GIF Weekender, Volks Hotel // Amsterdam NED
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Jamais vu: un évanouissement / Never Seen: falling into consciousCent Culturel de Serbie // Paris FRA 🇫🇷
Exhibition: Digital writings, Musée universitaire de Louvain // Brussels BEL 🇧🇪

- 2018 -
NOISE Digital Festival // Istanbul TUR 🇹🇷
ABC Documentary by Anne Horel // Palais de Tokyo, Paris FRA 🇫🇷
Exhibition by Sam Cannon // Peephole Cinema, Brooklyn NY US 🇺🇸
PDP Conference // Fabrika, Novi Sad SRB 🇷🇸
Adobe​ x GIFMAGAZINE​ - #theGIFs2018 // HUMAX cinema Shibuya, Tokyo JAP 🇯🇵

- 2019 -
Aichi Trienalle - Taming Y/Our Passion // Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya JAP 🇯🇵
Seoul Photo Festival 2019 (서울사진축제) // The SeMA, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul KOR 🇰🇷
Sholim @ Shibuya's Bilboards // NEO TV 15 seconds musem, Shibuya, Tokyo JAP 🇯🇵
Adobe​ x GIFMAGAZINE​ - #theGIFs2019 // Wall to Wall, Tokyo JAP 🇯🇵

- 2020 -
Still Human: a reflection on how we react on what's new // Coleccion Solo, Madrid SPA (Press 1 2 3 4) 🇪🇸

- 2021 -
The Garden of Earthly Delights through the artworks of Colección SOLO // Matadero, Madrid SPA 🇪🇸
(Press 1 2)

- 2022 -
Motion Motion Festival // Stereolux, Nantes FRA 🇫🇷
Design Week // Spens, Novi Sad SRB 🇷🇸

SELECTED PRESS

The Creators Project VICE - The "Freaky GIF Head Guy"...
Cartoon Brew - Artist of the day
BoingBoing - Gilliamesque Animations From Serbia
CANAL+ "L'oeil de Links" - Les Gif de Milos Rajkovic
Reason Magazine - "Turning Online Animations into High Art"
Sholim Y El GIF Para Representar Un Mundo Cada Vez Menos Maravilloso - codigonuevo.com
El mundo era maravilloso; ahora es una mierda - playgroundmag.net
購物狂的下場是...?諷刺過度浪費資源、社會不公的創意動圖 - niusnews.com
Absurde Gegensätze in unserer Gesellschaft: Armut und Hyperkonsum Huffington Post
7 GIFs shown on the big screen at Museum of the Moving Image NY - Design Faves
This Mark Zuckerberg GIF is the tip of the creepy iceberg -The Verge
If Dalí Knew How to Use a Computer,
He Would’ve Made These GIFs -
The Creators Project
Sholim: el activismo animado que bebe de Instagram para terminar en Instagram - Yorokubu

El arte y las nuevas tecnologías - Nokton
Scammers and Hackers See New Frontier in NFT Art - The Wall Street Journal

INTERVIEWS

Cute Animals Are Irresponsible for Catalyst Gallery
Tumblr Shock Artist for Daily Dot
We Have Global Culture That Is Based on Boredom for Risha Project
Život nije eksterni hard disk za magazine Biznis i finansije (Serbian language)
Interview for ARTSLANT Magazine