Sara is a conceptual artist, curator and a creative producer, currently based in Brussels. Over the last fifteen years, aside from her art-based research, she also developed a hyper-sensibility to social inequalities accompanied by a pretty bizarre sense of humour, Judging by her colour choice.
Sandra Sara Raes Oklobdzija (1980, Belgrade, Serbia) received university education both in Serbia and Belgium. She holds master’s degrees in Philosophy (University of Belgrade), Audio-Visual Arts (Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade) and in Film and Visual Culture (University of Antwerp).
Apart from developing a speculative documentary practice with a strong focus on object theatre and digital collage, from 2004 onwards Sara kept developing art-base workframes that would often grow into a community, movement or an organisation. Together with fellow thinkers, artists and activists she co-founded INFUZIJA (2004, Belgrade, SR). As a 'Centre for Cultural Decentralisation of Serbia', INFUZIJA successfully initiated and developed numerous influential projects, revisiting the most rural areas of the country.
From 2010 onwards, Sara has increasingly combined her practice as an artist and programme-maker with her work as a producer. In 2019, she joined ROBIN as its general manager. In May 2020 she got involved and engaged to HOTM and finally, in December 2020 she founded a non profit organisation KOROW.
KOROW is imagined to be an art-center for cultural decontamination, social diagnostic and social correction. In this framework Sara is currently working on a doctoral research at RITCS under the title The School of Two-sided Integration or How to Build a Functional Host Society. Her research in the fields of arts and culture continuously questions the intricate web of relations between migration, identity and representation, community (re)building, equality and collectiveness.