Creative Producer & Scholar
Aleksandar Brkić is a scholar in the fields of cultural/arts management and cultural policy, with significant experience as a producer and arts manager, working in the intersections of performing arts, visual arts, and design. He is a Lecturer at the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), Goldsmiths, University of London. Prior to that, he was teaching at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore and the University of Arts in Belgrade. He also contributes as a guest lecturer at the Sibelius Academy, University of Arts in Helsinki and Ben M'Sik, Hassan II University in Casablanca. Aleksandar is the editor of the academic book series Routledge Focus on Global Creative Economy and together with William Byrnes - Routledge Companion to Arts Management.
Brkić’s professional grounding is in performing arts. He has worked as a theater producer and arts manager for different organizations in Serbia, such as Yugoslav center for performing arts and technology (YUSTAT) and Belgrade international theatre festival (BITEF). There he had the privilege to work besides artists such as Robert Wilson, Arpad Schilling, Paolo Magelli, Tomas Ostermeier, Tomi Janežić. As part of an art collective, he participated in the Venice Biennale (2004). Aleksandar was a producer of national exhibitions of Serbia on Prague Quadrennial (2007, 2011) and producer/organizer of a number of theatre performances and site-specific projects, collaborating closely with choreographer Jozef Nadj, new media artist Dorijan Kolundžija, scenographer Dragan Stojčevski, graphic artist Branko Pavić, theater director Jelena Bogavac.
As an events manager, Aleksandar was engaged in the production of numerous conferences, biennials, festivals, opening and closing ceremonies, state spectacles. He was a production director at Studio Berar company from Novi Sad, working on concerts of Metallica, Vernon Reid, Dele Sosimi, Esma Redžepova, Šaban Bajramović, Louis. Currently, Brkićis working as a creative producer for LP Duo, a piano duo signed to Universal Music Group.
Alex has over 20 years of international experience as a trainer, coach and consultant in the areas of project/events and strategic management, cultural policy and intercultural dialogue through arts, working with organizations from Europe and Asia. Together with Audrey Wong, he was the coordinator of Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research (ANCER).