Tina Gverović

 

Tina Gverovic (1975, Zagreb) lives and works in London. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and finished her MA at Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. She holds a doctorate from Middlesex University. She represented Croatia at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. Her works have been exhibited internationally, among others at Tate Modern in 2013 and at the Busan Biennal in 2012.

 

Tina Gverović works with installation, drawing, painting, sound, text and video. Her work – often in the form of immersive, disorientating installations – explores the economy and history of materials. She also continues to exhibit paintings and drawings independently from other media. Her work engages with questions related to understandings of space, territory and identity and particularly the way in which they are bound to invention and imagination. Whilst her work is influenced by the experience of the transitional period of the breakup of Former Yugoslavia, she is not interested in directly representing this period or employing motifs directly associated with it in her work. One of the key questions in her work is where lies the potential of the political vision and re-invention?

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Tina Gverović: Dream industry
2018, gouache on paper
36x56 cm (without frame)

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Tina Gverović: Body drops
2018, gouache on paper
36x56 cm (without frame)

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Tina Gverović: Mechanical weavers
2018, gouache on paper
36x56 cm (without frame)

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Tina Gverović: Phantom Trades: Sea of People
2017, installation view at Croatian Pavilion, Artiglierie, Arsenale, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

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Tina Gverović: Phantom Trades: Sea of People
2017, installation view at Croatian Pavilion, Artiglierie, Arsenale, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

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Tina Gverović: Phantom Trades: Sea of People
2017, installation view at Croatian Pavilion, Artiglierie, Arsenale, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

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Tina Gverović: Phantom Trades: Sea of People
2017, installation view at Croatian Pavilion, Artiglierie, Arsenale, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

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Tina Gverović: Phantom Trades: Sea of People
2017, installation view at Croatian Pavilion, Artiglierie, Arsenale, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

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Tina Gverović: Phantom Trades: Sea of People
2017, installation view at Croatian Pavilion, Artiglierie, Arsenale, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

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Tina Gverović: Bodies and Things, Lost and Found
2016, installation view at French Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia

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Tina Gverović: Bodies and Things, Lost and Found
2016, installation view at French Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia

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Tina Gverović: Sea of People
2016, installation view at Museum of Modern Art, Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Tina Gverović: Sea of People
2016, installation view at Museum of Modern Art, Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Tina Gverović: Sea of People
2016, installation view at Museum of Modern Art, Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Tina Gverović: Diamond Cuts: Sea of People
2017, installation view at Trigon 67/17 - Post Environment
Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medie Graz, Austria

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Tina Gverović: Diamond Cuts: Sea of People
2017, installation view at Trigon 67/17 - Post Environment
Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medie Graz, Austria

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Tina Gverović: Diamond Cuts: Sea of People
2017, installation view at Trigon 67/17 - Post Environment
Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medie Graz, Austria

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Tina Gverović: Inverted House
2013, installation view at Tate Modern Project Space, London, United Kingdom

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Tina Gverović: Inverted House
2013, installation view at Tate Modern Project Space, London, United Kingdom

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Tina Gverović: Inverted House
2013, installation view at Tate Modern Project Space, London, United Kingdom

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Tina Gverović: Inverted House
2013, installation view at Tate Modern Project Space, London, United Kingdom