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

sholimrajkovic@gmail.com

LECTURE / FESTIVALS / EXHIBITION

Sholim,  Elektrika Gallery // Pancevo, SRB
Sinestezia Festival // Herceg Novi, MNE
Bitcoin Meets Art, Capitol // Stockholm, SWE
Zalet Festival // Zajecar, SRB
The Invasion Has Begun, Spaces Gallery // Cleveland, US
Risha Project, KM8 Gallery // Belgrade, SRB
First Look Festival, Museum of Moving Images // New York, US
Gif it!,  Les Ateliers // Paris, FRA

ARTour Biennale, Centre de la gravure et de l’image animée // Mons, BEL
Sholim Gif Art, Kino Klub (Cinema Club) // Zagreb, CRO
GIF Weekender, Volks Hotel // Amsterdam, NED
Jamais vu: un évanouissement / Never Seen: falling into consciousCentre Culturel de Serbie // Paris, FRA
Exhibition: Digital writings, Musée universitaire de Louvain // Brussels, BEL
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
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

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

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