1975, Zagreb, Croatia

Studies

2013

Practice based doctorate in visual art titled Itinerant Travellers: Drifting, Revisiting Amnesia, Middlesex University, London

1998-2000

MA (Description: Practice with a research subject ‘States of Transition’), Jan van Eyck Academy, Post Graduate Centre for Art, Design and Theory, Maastricht, NL

1991-1997

BA (Painting), Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia

Prizes, scholarships

2019

Grand Prix of 54th Zagreb Salon

2012

Frankopan Fund Grant (The Staples Trust) for practice based PhD in visual arts for 2012

HIAP Residency at Baltic Art Centre, Visby, Sweden

2011

Kultur Kontakt Residency, Vienna, Austria

2010

1st prize at I Am What I Am – 25th Nadežda Petrović Memorial, Čačak, Serbia. 09.2010 Curatorial team: Maja Ćirić, Dušica Dražić, Miroslav Karić, Una Popović

 

 

2007-2010

Middlesex University scholarship for practice based PhD in visual arts

Frankopan Fund Grant (The Staples Trust) for practice based PhD in visual arts for 2007/2008

Professor Gabrielle Parker Travel Bursary for the year 2008-2009 from Middlesex University

2007

European Cultural Foundation Travel Grant towards the exhibition ‘Reconstruction’ (Belgrade, November 2007)

2006

Siemens Award for the project At First Sight (Berlin, 2007)
Residency at International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York. Funded by Radoslav Putar Award for contemporary art

2005

Residency at Media Centre, Seattle. Funded by CEC Arts Link
HDLU (Croatian Art Association), Artist Award

2003

Award from the Croatian Ministry of Culture for the multimedia project ‘Third Part’

2002

Research and development grant from Art Council England for the video/documentary project ‘To Whom no One Ever Tells Stories’

2001

First prize for the best new theatre production, for ‘Oedipus, Split, Croatia

2000

First prize in ‘project’ section, at 34th Zagreb Salon for Design, Zagreb, Croatia

1998

Residency in Farrera, Spain.  Funded by UNESCO for research on theatre in arts practice

1998-2000

Scholarships from Nuffic, (Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education), awarded for two years post graduate study at Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, NL

Selected solo exhibitions

2018

Mechanization of Dreams, Solo show at Flora Gallery, Dubrovnik

2017

Phantom Trades; Sea of People. Installation for the Croatian Pavilion at the 56 Venice Biennial, Venice
Collage on the Highway, Installation, Apartment Softić, Gajeva 2, Zagreb. Curated by WHW

2016

Bodies and Things, Lost and Found, Installation, French Pavilion SC, Zagreb
Sea of People, Installation, Dubrovnik Museum of Modern Art

2015

Slowing Down: Liquid Territory, Installation, Gallery Anex MMC Luka, Pula, Croatia. Curated by Branka Benčić
Slowing Down: Liquid Territory, Installation, Gallery AZ, Zagreb, Croatia

2014

Turnovers, Installation and projection of the film Chameleon (12’30), The Salon of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia (with Ben Cain and Siniša Ilić)

2013

Inverted House, Installation, Tate Modern, London, UK (with Siniša Ilić)
Missing Image. Installation. Fordham Gallery, London, UK. (with Siniša Ilić)

2012

Solid Ground. Installation. Art Workshop Lazareti, Dubrovnik, Croatia

2011

What Would Objects Do With Out Us. Installation. Gallery Vesch, Vienna, Austria. (with Ben Cain)
Precarious Adaptations. Installation with video, purpose built structure, drawings, prints and sound. Cultural Centre, Belgrade. (with Siniša Ilić)

2010

Uncomparables. Forming a Suspicious State. Installation with drawings, purpose built structure and a video projection. Nova Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia. (with Siniša Ilić)

2009

This Group Will Never Disappear. Installation including purpose built structure, actors, large scale circular rotating photograph, monitors and a wall drawing. Lenbachhaus-Kubus. Curated by WHW, Munich, Germany. (with Ben Cain) (cat.)

2007

Reconstruction. Audio/visual installation Kontekst Gallery, Beograd, Serbia. (with Siniša Ilić)
The Visit. Installation including drawings, wall drawings. Miroslav Kraljević Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia.
At First Sight. Installation including drawings, wall drawing, video. Blickensdorff Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

2006

Spies and Subjects. Installation with sound, Notice Gallery, London, UK.

2005

Ways Out. Series of installations (mirror, video, light). Media Art Centre. Seattle, USA.

2004

Six rooms. Installation inc. sound, video, wall drawings and paintings. Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Together. Installation for ‘Pilot’ project. Museum of Modern Art, Zagreb, Croatia.
Third Part. Installation incl. stage, actors, script, video, still images. Gliptoteka, Zagreb, Croatia.
Diary of Drowning. Installation including sound, wall drawing, light. PM Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia.

2002

From 1 to 4. Video / documentary, project supported by the Art Council, Leeds, UK.
The Event. Writing, furniture, performance. Fordham Gallery, Whitechapel, London, UK.

1997

Occupied. Installation incl. floating elements on the sea surface facing the border line of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ston, Croatia.

2000

Inbetween one beginning and two ends inbetween two beginnings and one end.
24’ video projection with sound. Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, NL.

1998

Theatre Stage Set. Paintings, oil on canvas. University Gallery, Poreč, Croatia.
Theatre Stage Set. Paintings, oil on canvas. Gallery Gradska, Zagreb, Croatia.

Selected group exhibitions

2019

Mechanization of Dreams (series of gouache paintings, each 40x60cm) and Handmade Politics (video 3’40”) shown as part of 54th Zagreb Salon. Curated by Branka Benčić and Tevž Logar. Grand Prix award.

Mechanization of Dreams (series of gouache paintings, each 40x60cm) and Dream Catchers (installation with rope, clothing and print 600 x 800 cm) showing as part of Sleeping with Vengeance, Dreaming of Life in WKV Stuttgart.

Glimmer (video 9min) shown as part of 66th March Festival in Belgrade. Selector Marta Popivoda.

Start up of Third Floor Exhibitions – self initiated independent exhibition platform in Zagreb.

2018

Mechanization of Dreams. Series of gouache paintings exhibited in the exhibition Sleeping with Vengeance, Dreaming of Life in Yellow Brick gallery in Athens.
Diamond Cuts: Sea of People. Installation for the exhibition The Museum of our Transcultural Past, Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg.

2017

Glimmer. Film screening shown as part of the exhibition The Way Objects Go, Podroom Gallery, Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade. Curators Isabelle Henrion and Nyima Leray, in collaboration with L’Œil d’Oodaaq.
Chameleon. Film screening shown as part of 64th Belgrade Festival of Documentary and Short Films, Dom Omladine, Belgrade.
Chameleon. Film screening shown as part of the exhibition Usage Guidelines, MMC Luka, Pula. Curated by Branka Benčić.
Chameleon. Film screening shown as part of the exhibition Temporary Encounters, Galženica Gallery, Zagreb. Curated by Branka Benčić.

2016

Sea of People. Artist’s book produced as part of the series of A-Books.
Diamond Cuts: Sea of People. Installation. Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China. Curated by Zhang Qing (Head of the Curatorial and Research Department, National Art Museum China, Beijing) and Roger M. Buergel (Director of the Johann Jacobs Museum, Zürich)
Chameleon. Film screening shown as part of Debatable Screenings: a Curated Series of Global
Contemporary Video, Los Angeles Times Auditorium, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. Curated by Maja Ćirić and David Ayala-Alfonso.
Chameleon. Video installation. Shown as part of the exhibition Museum ON/OFF. Curated by Alicia Knock Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. (with Siniša Ilić)
Chameleon. Video installation shown as part of Arrivals – Departures, Galerie Centrum, Graz.

2015

Copper, Dust, Indigo, Seep. Installation. Gallery Raum mit Licht, Vienna. Curated by Ruth Noack.
Installation and projection of the film Chameleon (12’30), Apoteka. Vodnjan, Croatia. Curated by Branka Benčić. (with Siniša Ilić)
From Above. Video(13’). Part of Book of Burning Matches, Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany. Curated by Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley.
Audiable Audience. Audio performance. Part of Radio City, Tate Britain, London, UK.

2014

Parastates. Installation with a series of gouache paintings and a metal sheet. Shown as part of Great Undoing, Palazzo Zucatto, Poreč, Croatia. Curated by Branka Benčić.
Parastates. Series of gouache paintings. Shown as part of Notes on Undoing. Ikon Arts Foundation, New York. Curated by Branka Benčić.
Known Unknowns. Installation with graphite dust, wood and newspaper. Shown as part of Mundus Vadit Retro, Kibla, Maribor, Slovenia.
Without Delay. Series of posters shown in various locations in Dubrovnik and in KCB Belgrade as part of Dead City.

2013

Or an Island or a Boat. Installation with video, purpose built wooden
structure, paintings and sound recording. SE8 Gallery, London, UK.
Visit. Artist book. Shown as part of the exhibition Artist’s Books. Gallery Galzenica. Curated by Ane Škegro, Nambi Kezić and Ane Mirilović. Zagreb, Croatia.
Building Site: Dreams in the Dust. Graphite dust and ink on paper (36 x 226cm) shown as part of International Exhibition of Drawings. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia.

2012

Invisible Building. Installation shown as part of The Garden of Learning – Busan Biennial. Curated by Roger M. Buergel, Busan, Korea.
Travelling South. Audio installation included in the project Simplon Express (presented during the train journey Paris – Zagreb). Organised by Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts visuels et de nouvelles technologies, France.
Because We Had It All. Collage on the wall 700 x 700cm. Shown as part of THT exhibition. Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia.

2011

Our Forests. Installation. Shown as part of Life in the Forest. Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland, curated by Rael Artel. (with Siniša Ilić and Ben Cain)
Travelling South. Urban intervention in Kotor, Montenegro. Curated by Slaven Tolj.
News Keeps Us Awake II. Installation with video projected onto a purpose-built structure and photographic prints. Kultur Kontakt, Vienna, Austria.
News Keeps Us Awake. Installation with video and costumes stuffed with
daily newspaper. Shown as part of No Network, 1st Time Machine Biennial. Curated by Branko Dimitrijević. Atomic bunker, D-O, Konjic, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The First Thing She Wore. Video contribution for the Art Vehicle – Contemporary Art in London – Issue 55, http://www.artvehicle.com/artists/47
Pustjerna. Video for Zensko Pismo. Curated by Ana Perajica. Gallery ULUPUH, Zagreb.

2010

Uncomparables. Forming a Suspicious State. Artist’s book. Shown as part of the exhibition The Moment of Privacy Has Passed. Curated by Gwen Took. The Usher Galley, Lincoln, UK. (with Siniša Ilić)
On the Waves. Radio play. Presented as part of the exhibition Image of Sound. Curated by Evelina Turković. Mulitimedia Centre, Split, Croatia.
Uncomparables. Forming a Suspicious State. Poster contribution for the exhibition Though Drawing. Curated by Miroslav Karić. Magacin Kraljevica Marka, Beograd, Serbia.
Uncomparables. Forming a Suspicious State. Wall drawing on both sides of a free standing portable wall, approx. 340 x 840cm. Shown as part of I Am What I Am 25th Nadežda Petrović Memorial. Curatorial team: Maja Ćirić, Dušica Dražić, Miroslav Karić, Una Popović. Čačak, Serbia. (with Siniša Ilić)
HaVE A LoOk! HAve a LOok!. Sound installation. Form and Content. Curated by Antonija Majača. London, UK.
Infinite Exposure. Installation with slides. Shown as part of Neither From Nor Towards. Curated by Ivana Bago and Antonija Majača. Art Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia.
The radio play Infinite Exposure broadcasted during the journey in extra territorial waters in
the vicinity of Israel and Cyprus via the on-board marine radio station -“Slow Web” VHF broadcast. Curated by Ruti Sela and Maayan Amir. (sailing across international internet fiber lines – 09:00, 21.06)
Travelling South. Video projection in ex-cinema turned car park. Shown as part of Tu Smo/We Are Here. Pula Biennale, Museum of Modern Art Istria, Croatia.
In the name of the People. Two acrylic paintings (90 x 120cm). Shown as part of the exhibition Homework: Contemporary Art in Dubrovnik. Art Workshop Lazareti, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Alphabet of the Winds. Installation including watercolours presented in a ruin during Visura Aperta. Momiano, Croatia.

2009

Spaces for disobedience: Notes on ruptures, trembles and sudden transformations. Series of drawings. Shown in Nova Gallery. Curated by WHW, Zagreb.
Colours couldn’t change us: In the name of the people. Series of paintings. Shown as part of the exhibition And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out. Curated by Ivana Bago and Antonija Majača. Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria.
Nama. Installation for the permanent collection of Mini Theater, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The Red Point. Installation incorporating video and drawing, for the exhibition Croatian Contemporary Art-It’s Now or Never. MUU Gallery and FAFA Gallery, Helsinki, Finland. (cat.)
Choose Your Time. Series of paintings for the exhibition East Up. Gallery Römerapotheke, Zürich, Switzerland.
Constant Traveller. Series of drawings for Dubrovački trenutak. Curated by Antun Maračić, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia.
On the Waves. Radio drama. Presented as a part of Radio Gallery. Curated by Evelina Turković for Croatian National Radio Television III. First broadcast April 10. 2009.
Tired eye does not see out. Series of paintings. Exhibition Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Visual Arts Centre, North Lincolnshire.
Foreigners in Their Own Country. Series of drawings. Shown as part of the exhibition Visura Aperta, Momiano, Croatia.
Near Island: Score for a Complex Scene. Installation for the exhibition Political Speech is Suprematism: The Meštrović Pavilion. Curated by Branko Franceschi. Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA.

2008

Changes in the Scale of a Map. Video installation. Shown as part of THT exhibition. Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.
Constant Traveller. Installation including video, light boxes, drawing on the wall. BOP Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia.
Choose Your Time. Series of paintings for the exhibition Libertas. HDLU. Curated by Antun Maračić, Zagreb.
Choose Your Time. Series of paintings for the exhibition Parallel Lines. Museum Rupe, Dubrovnik. Curated by Katarina Ivanišin Kardum and Silva Kalčić.
Constant Traveller. Two channel video installation for the exhibition Re/Konstrukcije. Waldinger Gallery. Curated by Branka Benčić, Osijek.
After Besa. Pencil drawing for the Triennial of Drawing. Gliptoteka, Zagreb.

2007

Choose Your Time. Series of paintings for the exhibition Croatian Contemporary Art, Lalit Kala, New Delhi, India.
At Second Sight. Forum Stadtpark. Curated by WHW, Graz, Austria.
Vocal Verbal. Audio project for SC gallery. Curated by Lala Raščić. Zagreb, Croatia.
Pustjerna. Video installation inc. drawings for ‘On The Crossroards’, City Community Hall, Curated by Ana Perajica. Split, Croatia.
Choose Your Time from Time to Time. Two paintings (acrylic on canvas). Shown as part of Croatian Contemporary Art. Lalit Kala, New Delhi, India.

2006

At First Sight. Drawings and paintings for group exhibition Triumph of Painting. HDLU. Curated by Zvonko Maković. Zagreb, Croatia.
This Place Will Disappear. Installation with drawing and light for the exhibition Here and Now, Present but not Concrete. Curated by WHW. Modern Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
At First Sight. Drawing for group exhibition in Klovićevi Dvori, Zagreb, Croatia.
Monuments for Nikola Tesla. Poster for the group exhibition at Gallery Nova. Curated by WHW, Zagreb, Croatia.
At First Sight. Installation inc. painting and drawing. Radoslav Putar award exhibition Gallery Galženica, Zagreb, Croatia.
From the Beginning. Series of paintings. Avesta Biennale, Sweeden.

2005

You and me. Video/sound installation for Continental Breakfast. Museum of Modern Art, Maribor, Slovenia.
Alice Day Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Screening of video work.
About Recording and Watching. Video installation for Insert. Museum of Modern Art, Zagreb.
As it used to be. Video produced in Baranja, Croatia.
Layers Digging. Video for Pustjerna. Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Kino. Video installation with wall drawing. Shown as part of Linear Structures. Riga Gallery. Curated by Branko Franceschi. Riga, Latvia.

2004

Facing. Video installation incl. monitor, live video, and a poster for Ordinacija. SC Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia.
Yes or No. Installation. Shown as part of Distant Neighbourhoods. Lazareti Dubrovnik/ Cetinje/ Mostar.
What to see, what to do, where to go. Shown as part of Imagine Limerick, ev+a 2004. Limerick City Gallery. Curated by Zdenka Badovinec. Limerick, Ireland.

2003

Taking pictures and making scenes. 12 page contribution to publication ‘Fantom Slobode’ (pub. Croatia).
After the City. Installation (spoken text, spot light, glass). Curated by Antun Maračić. Modern Art Gallery, Split, Croatia.
After Sound. Triennial of Croatian Sculpture. Gliptoteka, Zagreb, Croatia.

2002

Film you. studio lighting (tv drama), text, actor, theatre lights. Mediator (temp. space), Dubrovnik, Croatia.

2001

Discussion room and presentation room for public art proposal. Belgrade Cultural Centre. Belgrade, Serbia.
Third program…record. Video/sound installation shown as part of The 26th Salon Mladih. Zagreb Velesajam, Croatia.

2000

What does a waitress do. Installation incl. actor, musician, text. Gail Gates Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Trilingual works. Series of paintings. Centre Social de Servieres, Marseille, France.
It reminds me of a radio play from the 50’s. Video/sound installation.
Festival mora, The Art Workshop Lazareti, Dubrovnik, Croatia/ Ancona, Italy.
It reminds me of a radio play from the 50’s. Broadcast on Radio Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.
Lectures on lectures. Presentation inc. sound, drawing. Hallefurkunst, Lunaberg, Germany.
From the entrance till above. Video/sound installation for Open Nights. Curated by Suzanne Oxenaar / Vincent de Boer. Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL.
I would wake up to it and hear where I was. Installation incl. video, sound, mirror, glass. Kunsthalle, Bremen, Germany

1999

Between two ends. Installation incl. TV, microphones, receptionist, stages, a soap opera. The 34th Zagreb Salon, Zagreb, Croatia.
Another Way. Installation incl. light, video, photographs. Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht. Curated by Ute Meta Bauer, NL.

1998

Theatre Stage Set. Paintings selected for The 33rd Zagreb Salon. Zagreb, Croatia.

1997

Transition. Installation selected for Triennial of Croatian Sculpture. Zagreb, Croatia.
Occupied. Installation incl. markings on the walls, text banner, light emitting diod, and stone carving. Labin, Croatia.

Curatorial Projects

2010

Guest co-editor with Jasna Jakšić and Siniša Ilić of the summer issue of Magazine for Contemporary Visual Arts published biannually by The Institute for Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia, since 1966.

2006

Near Island. PM Gallery. Group exhibition curated by Tina Gverović and Ben Cain, incl. Susan Kelly and Dan Robinson, Zagreb, Croatia

2005

Psychometrics. SC Gallery. Group exhibition curated by Tina Gverović and Ben Cain, incl. Dave Beech, Pavel Braila, Christof Steinmann, Laura Quarmby and Brian Davies.
Third part-reset. Project incl. series of video installations. Gliptoteka HAZU, curated by Ben Cain, Tina Gverović and Zlako Wurzberg, Zagreb, Croatia.

Artist’s Books, Publications and Vinyl

2016

Sea Of People, artist’s book produced as part of the series of A-Books.

2013

Or an Island or a Boat, 7” vinyl record (300 copies) published on the occasion of Tina Gverović’s exhibition at SE8 Gallery, London, 2013.
Missing Image, publication (soft back, colour, 300 copies) with Siniša Ilić, Fordham Gallery, London, UK. January 2013. Design by Ben Cain.

2011

Uncomparables. Forming a Suspicious State II, with Siniša Ilić, publication (soft back, colour, 500 copies). Zagreb, Croatia. January 2011. Design by Ben Cain.

2010

Uncomparables. Forming a Suspicious State, with Siniša Ilić, publication (soft back, b/w, 500 copies). Zagreb, Croatia. September 2010. Design by Ben Cain.
Infinite Exposure, artist’s book (hard back, colour, 300 copies). Zagreb, Croatia. June 2010. Design by Ben Cain.

2008

Constant Traveller, artist’s book (hard back, colour, 500 copies) produced as a part of the project with the same title that included a solo exhibition in BOP Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia. April 2008. Design by Ben Cain.

2007

At First Sight, artist’s book (soft back, colour, 500 copies) produced in relation to the solo show At First Sight in Blickensdorff Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Zagreb, Croatia, March 2007. Design by Ben Cain.
The Visit, artist’s book (soft back, b/w, 500 copies) produced as a part of the project with the same title that included in a solo exhibition in Miroslav Kraljević Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia. May 2007. Design by Ben Cain.