Zoran Luka Fred was born in 1968, on Balkan, where he grew up and and studied in Belgrade. Since 1992 he lives in Scandinavia, and now resides in Helsingborg (since 2013).
In his early childhood, he used to spend entire summer holidays in the mountains of Durmitor where he used to help his uncle, who was a folkloristic wood artist and through whom Zoran was given his first interest and knowledge in shapes, forms and use of tools.
After moving to Denmark in 1992, while studying at Ranum Art School from 1994-96, his wild temperament, a mind full of ideas, craving for nature, made him decide to move far away into the countryside. Here in Northwestern Jutland, between the Limfjord and the North Sea, he found Kirsten Kjærs Museum: and in this inspiring environment he discovered the core of his own artistic expression.
Zoran Luka's main artistic field is sculpture. Materials comprise bronze, iron and aluminum as well as wood and stone. Zoran also works with other media such as video-projection and 3D print and land-art.
Zoran learned the craft of bronze casting with sculptor Pàl Lakatos in Kecskemet 1998-2000. Following this, he established a foundry and metal art workshop at Kirsten Kjærs Museum, from where he teaches sculpture and bronze casting, organises art workshops, and assists resident artists in accomplishing their works. Zoran also holds an annual master-class in bronze casting in Orient, Long Island, USA.
Exhibitions from 1992-2022
Art Öresund 2022,Ödåkra
Konstrundan Nordvästra Skåne
Juried Sculpture Garden, Peconic Landing, USA
Land shape festival, Hanstholm, DK
Gallery Hella Maria Höfer, Puerto Banos, Spain
Gallery Solong, Ängelholm, Sweden
Commission from Thisted Kommune, “annual cultural price”, (every year since 2011), Thisted, DK
Art Sites Gallery, Riverhead, NY, USA
Broomhill Sculptures Garden, England
Vitskøl kloster, Ranum, DK
Gallery Marissa Portuges, Madrid
Frederikshavn Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Cill Rialaig Art Centre, Kerry, Ireland
Gallery S.Y.L.A, Copenhagen
Gallery Modus, Place de Voges, Paris
Gallery Rive Gauche, Namur, Belgium
Det ny Kastet, Thisted, DK
Rainbow Art Studio Sitges, Barcelona
Feria del arte, Madrid
Gallery Humlemagasinet, Odense, DK
Gallery Christensen, Copenhagen, DK
Gallery Rauland, Norway
Sculpture project "Spor af Fortiden", Kirsten Kjærs Museum, Denmark
Gimsinghoved, Struer, DK
Gallery Inuit, Aalborg, DK
Art colonies in Yugoslavia and DK
Limfjords Art Association, DK
Gallery Riskov, århus, DK
Ranum Art School
International art project at Plantage Huset, Thisted, DK