Photography by: Saša Montiljo
Nelisa Baždar-Nela was born in Sarajevo in 1986. She graduated from the University of Fine Arts in Sarajevo in 2011., Department of Teaching, Graphics subdivision.
She exhibited her artworks at several solo exhibitions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia and several international and domestic group exhibitions. She has participated in many art colonies, workshops, art festivals and biennials. She collaborated with Bosnian fashion designer Mrs. Amela Radan, with whom she organized two fashion shows at the Fashion Week in Novi Sad and Budapest in 2015. In period from 2007 – 2013. as part of the Sarajevo Winter Festival, she has been collaborating with several artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Netherlands, Finland, Macedonia and Germany which has helped improve her individual work, as well as further collaboration with artists from different climates.
Worked as a teacher of art education in primary schools in Tešanj and at the Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children and Youth in Sarajevo. She collaborated with Nakši Art (Džananaović Mehmed) in planning and implementing the interior painting of religious buildings in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Member of the International Multireligious and Intercultural Center (IMIC) – ‘Zajedno’ in Sarajevo (BiH), Cultural and Artistic Society ‘Široka staza’, Zemun (Serbia) and Association of Fine Artists of Bosnia and Herzegovina – ULUBiH.
In 2018. she acquired the status of a prominent independent artist of the Sarajevo Canton.