Filip Rađenović (Uma Killix)
Updated: Feb 28
Filip Rađenović was born on 28th of September 1992 in Subotica, Serbia. He studied art the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, majoring in graphic design.
He was financed to live and study for a year in the USA by a youth leadership exchange program named A-SMYLE (American Serbia and Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange). His self-portrait was awarded first prize in the single photograph category at the PDP Conference in Novi Sad, which was later on exhibited in Sao Paulo and Sarajevo. During the conferences in Sremski Karlovci, a series of conceptual photographs were exhibited, sharing the subject of organised lectures which was the identity of Vojvodina citizens. Later the same year, he was chosen as one of the fifty best students of Serbia to participate in a program organised by the European Movement in Serbia. As a young Serbian ambassador, he traveled across Europe after an organised program in Berlin. In 2018, he was one of the chosen participants of the CEC ArtsLink Residency Program staying at Berkeley, California and working with Kala Institute.
Filip started exploring his queer expression during his college years experimenting with illustration, makeup, photography and video. During this experimental phase he created his signature visual style, started a creative queer drag house and gathered a drag family under the name of Killix. His pseudo persona Uma Killix became his new muse and the house of Killix became the platform for his expression in various forms of media.
5 images by Filip Rađenović will be displayed at Diversion//Subversion on the 29-02-20 & 01-03-20 at Šesnaestica in Zagreb, Croatia and on the 13-03-20 at Project Space in Prishtina, Kosovo.