Nena de Vita (Nevena Vitošević Ćeklić),
writer, theatrologist, painter, illustrator
Date and place of birth: 07. March 1967, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Address: Vukasovićeva 29, 11090 Belgrade, Serbia
Telephone: 381 11 26 23 810, 381 11 35 11 949, 381 64 21 988 43
E-mail: nenadevita@sezampro.rs / nenadevita@gmail.com
www.nenadevita.net

Clean driving license

EDUCATION

2010: PhD Thesis in the field of Theaterology
at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts of Belgrade

2005:   Master of Arts Degree in Dramatic Arts in the field of Theaterology
at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts of Belgrade
(MA Thesis: The Dramaturgy of Space in Fairy Tale Stage Adaptations)
1991:   B. Litt., (World Literature), Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade

WORK EXPERIENCE

2009-2011: Free-lance Artist

2004-2008:   Deputy Minister – State Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs
of the Republic of Serbia   
1994-2004:  Free-lance Artist
1992-1993:  regular collaborator of the II Program of Radio Belgrade
(Radio-show: An Apple Made of Gold, Paths of Culture…)

 

LITERARY AWARDS (among others)

1996:   Awarded the City of Lim Evenings of Poetry Prize” for Essay
(The music dramas of Momčilo Nastasijević) 
1991:   First Award for Young Poets, 20th Ratkovic Evenings of Poetry for a collection  of poetry A Prayer for a Man Walking down the Railway Tracks
1986:   Isak Samokovlija” Award for her drama The Park
1986:   The Belgrade City Award for Students for four essays on classical literature

WORKS PUBLISHED

1.1.  POETIC WORKS
2005, 2002:   Poems of Perfect Love, poems in prose („Jugoslovenska knjiga”, Belgrade; Knjiga-komerc, Belgrade)
2003:   Love, reflections on love, poems, selected pages, in Serbian and English („Book & Marso”,
Belgrade)
1998:   A Being that Loves..., a book of verse - reflections on love („Prometej”, Novi Sad)
1998:   I Caress You with My White Wings („Draganić”, Belgrade)
1991:   A Prayer for a Man Walking down the Railway Tracks („RVP”, Belgrade)
1982:   Sacrificial Altar („Zapis”, Belgrade)

1.2.  E-BOOK
2001:   A Being that Loves... book of verse - reflections on love (in Serbian and English,         first e-book of Serbian literature on the Internet, „U Go Publish”, San Francisco, www.ultrahome.in.rs/ugopublish)

2.1. ESSAYS
2008:   The Golden Intersection of the Soul, essays on love and spirituality („Ars libri“, Belgrade)

3.1.  PUBLISHED SCIENTIFIC PAPER
2007:   Discovering Cross-like Forms in the Spatial Structure of Fairy Tales –The Dramaturgy of Space in the Artistic Fairy Tale („Čigoja štampa”, Belgrade)

4.1.  LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN (with author’s illustrations)
2004:  Reader Ćirilko, an enlarged edition („Book & Marso”, Belgrade)
2004, 2003:   The Little AngelA Christian Primer („Draganić”, Belgrade)
2002:   The Angel and SnailHow a Snail Reached Paradise („Bookland”, Belgrade; based on this novel, an opera for children is in preparation)
2001:   Reader Ćirilko, an enlarged edition („Svetigora”, Cetinje)
1996:   Reader Ćirilko („Narodna knjiga”, Belgrade)
1995:   Dr. Joy in the Land of Fantasy (in artistic collaboration with R. Nedeljković,         „Zlatna knjiga”)  
1994:   Nena’s Fantasy Land (the Belgrade Book Fair Best Design Award, „Vreme         knjige”) 

4.2.  CO-AUTHORED BOOKS
2002:   The Red Peonies of Kosovo Field, (in Serbian and English, in collaboration with         V.V.Vitošević, illustrated by B. Kićevac; „Svetigora”, Belgrade)

5.1.   ARTICLES
A great number of articles published in the national press (in various literary reviews)

TRANSLATIONS

1.1. POEMS

Poems are translated into Russian, English, Roumanian, Byelorussian, Macedonian, Slovenian.

1.2. BOOK

2011: The Little AngelA Christian Primer translated into Russian by Ivan Charota, Minsk, Byelorussia, for the regions of Russia, the Ukraine and Byelorussia. (The book is the winner of the Eighth international competition «Book Art» in a nomination «The Book for Children and Youth» at the XXIV Moscow Book Fair. The competition is spent by the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States - union of former Soviet republics) Interstate council on cooperation in the field of periodicals, book publishing, book trade and polygraphies, and the russian Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications.)

BOOKS EDITED

1.1.   ANTHOLOGIES
2004, 2001:   The Shepherd Seeks the Bottom of the Heavens, an Anthology of Poetry, Painting and Plastic Art of the Naive Artists of Serbia, Montenegro and Republic Srpska, in English and Serbian (in collaboration with Dragiša and Vjera Vitošević and Milica Kosenko Maširević; publisher: „Draganić”, Belgrade) 

1.2. EDITORIAL WORK ON THE MANUSCRIPTS
OF DR. DRAGIŠA VITOŠEVIĆ (1935-87)
(in collaboration with V. V. Vitošević)
1996:   The Meaning of Similarities in Literature, study in the theory of literature 
1995:   Oxen on the Ceiling, 100 short stories
1989:   To Europe and Back II, literary essays

1.3. EDITORIAL WORK FOR CHILDREN
1990:   To Whom Shall I Propose this Toast To (in collaboration with V. V. Vitošević  illustrated by M. Djilas, „Dečije novine”, Gornji Milanovac)

 

FILM ANTHOLOGY The Shepherd Seeks the Bottom of the Heavens
(author and script- writer)

2000:   Fairy Tale about Bogosav,  tribute to the great naive sculptor Bogosav Živković (the first of the planned 100 documentaries on the most prominent naive artists and traditional folk musicians of Serbia, Montenegro and Republic of Srpska.)

EXHIBITIONS

1.1.  FOR ADULTS
1990:  Art Gallery „Arkada”, Budva
1988:  „Pešić” Cultural Hall, Zemun
1985:  „Petar Kočić Library”, Belgrade

2.1.  FOR CHILDREN
(Painting for children is a new venture in visual arts. The exhibition at the Princess Ljubica Palace was the first ever show held for the children of Serbia and Montenegro, and has led to the publication of  Nena’s Fantasy Land .)
1996:  Art Gallery „Decatera”, Kotor
1994:  Belgrade City Museum
1993:  Children's House, Belgrade
1993:  Princess Ljubica Palace, Belgrade

LITERARY AND THEATRICAL FESTIVALS

2010: Belarusian Written Language Day - International Literary Forum - Smorgon, Belarusia 1985-2008: Particapated at many literary and theatrical festivals in Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia (Yugoslavia)
2004:   Eighth International Poetry Festival in Romania –„Poetry Nights in Curtea  Arges”
1999:   Third International Poetry Festival in Romania –„Poetry Nights in Curtea de Arges”

ASSOCIATIONS

2000:    Member of the Writers’ Association of Montenegro
1991:    Member of the Writers’ Association of Serbia

SKILLS

Languages:  French, English
Informatics:  MS Word, Adobe Photoshop
Hobby:  enjoys walking