Dante Buu is an artist, storyteller and performer who intertwines the autobiographical with the lives of others. Dante’s artistic practice, fluid and playful across mediums, is intimately rooted in the untold stories of love and resistance.
Buu represented Montenegro at the 59th Venice Biennale Arte (2022). His works have been shown at numerous international exhibitions and festivals, including: Young & Restful, MeetFactory, Prague (2022); and you—do you die happy?, Berlin Art Week, Good To Talk, Hallen #2, Wilhelm Hallen, Berlin (2021); “thigh high”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2021); Montenegrin Art Salon 13th November, Montenegrin Art Gallery “Miodrag Dado Đurić”, Cetinje (2019); Weekend Lovers II, Art Weekend Belgrade, Dim, Belgrade (2019); NEXUS 1, TBA Festival, PICA, Portland (2019); Careful with that axe, Eugene, AKT Art Space, Kyiv (2019); I do not want my Lover to go to Work, CC Tobacco 001, Ljubljana (2018–2019); Universal Hospitality 2, FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art, Prague (2017); This is not my history!, Steirischer Herbst, < rotor > center for contemporary art, Graz (2015); 3. Biennial of Contemporary Art, Tito’s Bunker, Konjic (2015); Mama I am OK in the Neon Green, Gallery Duplex100m2, Sarajevo (2013–2014).
Dante’s work has received numerous awards and recognition, including the Milčik YVAA (2021) and Salon 13th November (2019), and is represented in various private collections, including agnès b. Currently participating in the ArtsLink International Fellowship residency in New Orleans, Buu’s previous residencies include: Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2021–2022), Ankara Queer Art Program, Ankara (2020–2021), CC Tobacco 001, Ljubljana (2018–2019), KulturKontakt Austria, Vienna (2017), Q21, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna (2017), and the West Balkan Calling residency with < rotor > center for contemporary art and CCN, Graz (2016).
Dante Buu lives and works between Rožaje, Montenegro, and Berlin, Germany.