October Salon is a representative manifestation of accomplishments in the field of visual art in Serbia, found and funded by the City of Belgrade.

The October Salon of the Fine and Applied Arts of Serbia was founded in 1960 by the National Committee of the City of Belgrade as a review of significant works by artists of the Republic of Serbia which supposed to be organized every year on October 20th in honor of Belgrade Liberation Day.

Throughout its history, the Salon changed its conception and forms.

In 2004 at the initiative of the long-standing organizer, the Cultural Center of Belgrade, by the decision of the founder, it became international and important reference point for the Serbian and regional art scene.

The aim of the October Salon is to present the most significant new productions of local and international contemporary visual arts.

The October Salon has its Board appointed by the City of Belgrade, whose obligations are defined by the Manifestations’ Rules.

The international jury is giving the money award of the October Salon.

From 2007 the Cultural Centre of Belgrade is giving the award at each edition of the October Salon that consists of organizing the exhibition of awarded artist in one of the galleries of the Centre.

The October Salon exhibition from 2004 was curated by Anda Rottenberg, Darka Radosavljević and Nebojša Vilić, René Block and Barbara Hainrich, Lorand Hegyi, Bojana Pejić, Branislava Anđelković, Johan Poussete and Celia Prado, Galit Eilat and Alenka Gregorič, Branislav Dimitrijević and Mika Hannula, Red Min(e)d, Nicolaus Schafhausen and Vanessa Joan Müller, David Eliott and Gunar and Daniele Kvaran, Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin…

In 2014, by the decision of the City of Belgrade, the October Salon became a biennial event.

Cultural Centre of Belgrade was founded in 1957, as a multidisciplinary cultural institution. In its rich history it never strayed from its initial idea – to promote the highest artistic, cultural and social values and to support high creative reaches, explorations and experimentation in both domestic and international scenes.

In a unique complex of multipurpose spaces, a combined area of over 2,000 square meters, in a trilaterally oriented building of Press House, a typical representative of Serbian mid-twentieth century architecture (arch. Ratomir Bogojević), and often in areas around it, various exhibitions of contemporary art, film projections, concerts, literary programs, lectures, workshops, round tables, conferences and happenings are intertwined on a daily basis.

Center is initiator, organizer and partner in various domestic and international projects and institutions, which all leave an important mark to contemporary scene of Belgrade and Serbia: October Salon, Festival of a Writer, World’s Poetry Day, Belgrade’s International Week of Architecture, (Graphic) Designer: Author or Universal Soldier, Days of Organ, Harpsichord, Live Art; Author’s Film Festival, Free Zone, FEST, Festival of Documentary, Short and Animated Film; Night of the Museums; and other.


Cultural Centre of Belgrade
Knez Mihailova 6/I
11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Members of the Board of October Salon:

Gordana Goncić, president
Danica Jovović Prodanović
Jelena Medaković
Aleksandar Ilić
Vuk Vidor


Zorana Đaković Minninti, Art director of the 59th October Salon

Aleksandar Ilić, acting director of the Cultural Centre of Belgrade

Jasmina Petković, producer

Katarina Kostandinović, assistant art director the 59th October Salon

Mirjana Boba Stojadinović, PR, communication and media coordinator