Ilija Šoškić (Dečani, 1935), is one of the most important artist of conceptual tradition in ex-Yugoslavia, a pioneer in performance, video and installation art. Ilija Šoškić is among the first members of the new art practice generation of artists. His work combines critical elaboration of cultural and political myth and dramaturgy of nature and metaphysical fiction in order to illuminate philosophical themes of Other, Absence, and Nothingness. In 2011 he represented Montenegro and Italy at the 54th Venice Biennale. He lives in Rome, Italy.