U10 is an art space that was started in Belgrade in 2012 by seven young local visual artists (Lidija Delić, Nina Ivanović, Sava Knežević, Isidora Krstić, Iva Kuzmanović, Nemanja Nikolić and Marija Šević) and which has been run by them ever since. It’s mainly dedicated to supporting contemporary art and young Serbian artists.
What is unique about U10 is that it successfully blends a professional approach together with openness: it hosts exhibitions, performances, discussions, events (along with parallel events outside this specific space, or abroad) with broad-mindedness and honest enthusiasm.
They also have an open call for artists and they are well-known for encouraging emerging young authors in their first collective or solo exhibitions. U10 has also taken part in many international art fairs and projects, at the same time collaborating with similar initiatives and spaces through which they also aim to promote the Serbian art scene (here you may read a few not-so-long and quite interesting texts about their achievements and goals).
When I walk towards downtown, I usually run down the stairs and through the park, just to check the current exhibition: U10 manages to show a great number of artists during the year and I have discovered many later-to-become-famous authors in this spacious white room. If you are interested in an introduction to local artists, you might as well start right here – the curator or someone from the team is always present, ready to talk and help; what better art guide can you get?