Saidin Salkic (Mido) was born in Srebrenica, Bosnia, the place of the worst genocide in Europe since the Holocaust. After surviving the genocide at 12, he has become one of Australia's most prolific artists with14 films to his name and many thousands of pieces of art. Salkic has been twice the witness at the International War Crimes Tribunal and he has been featured by the leading Australian national and international media, including SBS World News, SBS OnDemand, CNN Balkans, Al Jazeera Balkans and many more. His work has been curated by many national and international institutions and organisations. Salkic lives and works in Melbourne.
Salkic’s work (including that made for Heartlands 2020) features symbols of modern popular culture that metaphorise today’s pop culture and its clash with the established symbols of the past to create the expansion of human perception and of the art as a medium. They amount to an observation that the COVID-19 lockdown may have given people pause for thought on what is really important to humanity in a time of climate change, environmental degradation and polarised politics.
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