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?

2017

Clemens Krümmel. Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea, text for the work Phantom Trades: Sea of People (Croatian Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennial)
Branka Benčić. Text for the exhibition Horison of Expectations (Croatian Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennial)
Boris Greiner. Kolaži s autoputa, text in relation to the exhibition Collage from the Highway. (in Croatian)

 

2016

Rozana Vojvoda. Solid Blue Line, text for the exhibition Sea of People

 

2015

Branka Benčić. Text for the exhibition Slowing Down: Liquid Territory

 

2013

Interview between Hannah Dewar/Tina Gverović. Excerpt from Inverted House, exhibition leaflet, Tate Modern, London, December 2013 – April 2014
Interview between Una Popović/Siniša Ilić. Excerpt from Inverted House, exhibition leaflet, Tate Modern, London, December 2013 – April 2014
Ivana Mance. Cause for Alarm!, text for the publication of the exhibition Uncomparables. Forming a Suspicious State (Nova Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia)
Terra Incognita, writing by Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley for the vinyl record and the exhibition Or an Island or a Boat (SE8 Gallery, London)
Jasna Jakšić. Light at The End of The Screen, text for the exhibition Uncomparables. Forming a Suspicious State

 

2012

Precarious Conversations, conversation between Ben Cain, Siniša Ilić and Tina Gverović in the catalogue of the exhibition Life in the Forest (Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland)

 

2011

Precarious Adaptations, conversation between Jelena Vesić, Siniša Ilić and Tina Gverović in the catalogue for the exhibition of the same title (Cultural Centre Belgrade, Serbia)
Goran Ferčec. Notes 2008–2010, writing for the publication of the exhibition Uncomparables. Forming a Suspicious State (Nova Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia)

 

2010

Evelina Turković. Text for the catalogue of the exhibition Picture of Sound (Croatian Radio Television, Zagreb, Croatia)
On the Waves. Radio drama by Tina Gverović. Presented as part of Radio Gallery.
Curated by Evelina Turković for Croatian National Radio Television III. First broadcast on April 10, 2009

 

2008

Zlatko Wurzberg. Text for the artist book Constant Traveller (BOP Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia)

 

2007

Bojan Đorđev –Producing (America) with Drawings, text for the catalogue of the exhibition Reconstruction (Kontekst Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia)
Sara Reisman, writing in relation to the project At First Sight, ISCP, NY
Grad Žena, by Branko Cerovac, published in Zarez, 22.02.07. (in Croatian)
Visit by Boris Greiner, in relation to the exhibition The Visit (Gallery Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb). (in Croatian)

 

2004

Ben Cain, text in relation to the exhibition The Diary of Drowning (PM Gallery, Zagreb)
Antonia Majača, writing on the exhibition The Diary of Drowning (PM Gallery, Zagreb)
Close to Diving, writing in relation to the exhibition Six Rooms (Museum of Modern Art, Dubrovnik) by Rozana Vojvoda, published in Zarez, 16. 12. 2004. (in Croatian)