European curator selected by Creart for the Collective Exhibition 2018 "Six Memos"
Curator, Pavillion of Croatia, 57th Venice Biennale (2017)
Cinemaniac Think Film, founder and curator. Research platform for exhibiting moving images
established in 2002 as the support program of Pula Film Festival. (2002 – ongoing)
Artists’ Cinema program, curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (2012 - ongoing)
Apoteka –space for contemporary art, artistic director (project space, since May2013 - ongoing)
City galleries Osijek annual program and exhibitions curator (since March 2015 – ongoing)
Past Director and curator at Gallery 01 contemporary art gallery (Zagreb 2003 – 2007)
Curator at Public Collection, Municipal Gallery and Antun Motika Estate, Department for culture,
City of Pula (Pula 2008 – 2010)
Basic research, writing and curatorial interests include contemporary art, emerging artists,
curatorial practices, photography, artist film, exhibiting moving images, historical trajectories of
conceptual and avant-garde art of Central and Eastern Europe.
Curated more than 30 group exhibitions and more than 50 solo shows, film and video programs
for screenings in Croatia and internationally. Lectured on contemporary art practices and
exhibiting film and video. Publishes regularly on contemporary art and visual culture in
exhibition catalogues, books and journals. Published more than 400 texts - catalogue essays,
exhibition reviews in different publications.
Worked with artists: Babette Mangolte, Damir Očko, Vlatka Horvat, Dalibor Martinis, Sanja
Ivekovic, Ursula Mayer, Alejandro Cesarco, Shaun Gladwell, Jelena Jureša, Igor Eškinja…
Curated at institutions: Museum of Cotemporary Art Zagreb, Eastward Prospectus Bucharest,
gallery Forum Zagreb, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, gallery Tiziana di Caro Napoli,
HDLU Zagreb, KM- Kunstlerhaus, Halle fur Kunst und Medien Graz; Garis & Hahn New York, , RU
New York, Manifattura Tabacchi, Torino, MMC Luka Pula.
Holds degrees in Art History (MA) and Comparative Literature (MA), Faculty of Philosophy and
Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Studied Storia e critica delle arti visive e spettacolo, Facolta
di lettere e filosofia, Ca Foscari, Universita Venezia. Born in Pula, lives and works in Zagreb.
Residencies: Styria Artist in Residence, Graz (2015); Curator in residence Das Weisse Haus,
Vienna (2014); Visiting Curator IMPAKT Utrecht (NL, 2012); ISCP International Studio and
Curatorial Program, New York (2008-2009), Eurodyssee’ Fellowship, Bruxelles (2001).
Jury member (selection): Furla Prize (pre-selection 2014, Italy), Oberhausen International Short
Film Festival (2012); Animafest (2015); Radoslav Putar Award YVAA (2014 – 2015), 25FPS
International experimental film festival (2011); KulturKontakt, Vienna, Austria (2007-2008)...
Exhibitions, screenings, lectures (selection):
Horizon of Expectations, Pavillion of Croatia, 57th Venice Biennale (2017) – double solo exhibition
project with Tina Gverovic and Marko Tadić (cat.)
PROJECTIONS – Antun Motika and the legacy of experiment, MMSU, Museum of Modern and
Contemporary art, Rijeka (co-curated with: S. Salamon) (cat.)
Marko Lulić: Proposal, Apoteka – Space for Contemporary Art (solo exhibition)
Video Television Anticipation and Desktop Cinema: Post-Internet Aesthetic (Cinemaniac Think
Film and Pula Film Festival, July 2017) (cat.)
CUT – Image of Discontinuity (notes on collage), Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, 2018.
curated group exhibitions:
Cinemaniac/Think film: FORUM Jasmina Cibic and Assaf Gruber, Pula Film Festival (cat.)
Brdo 1976 – from Krinzinger gallery archive, Palazzo Zuccato, Poreč (cat.)
Rethinking Space and Place, Flottmann hallen, Herne-Bochum (cat.)
Solo exhibitions: Damir Očko, Repeat after me, Eastward Prospectus Bucharest (RO)
Damir Očko, Year out of Shape, galleria Tiziana di Caro (IT)
Marko Tadic This is Not a Museum, Apoteka
Petra Feriancova, Politics of life, Apoteka
Dino Zrnec, In Between, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
Jasmina Cibic, Artist Cinema, Musem of contemporary art Zagreb
Pilvi Takala, Artist Cinema, Musem of contemporary art Zagreb
group exhibitions Parkour, gallery Forum, Zagreb
Think Film +2, revised edition, Cultural Center Belgrade (cat.)
Cinemaniac 2015: Motovun 1976 International Video Meeting, Pula Film Festival (cat.)
Re/constructions – retrospective, 55 years of Poreč Anale (cat.)
solo exhibitions Tina Gverovic, MMC Luka and Apoteka
Ibro Hasanovic: Impossible encounters, Apoteka (cat.)
Dino Zrnec&Nick Oberthaler, Apoteka
Mladen Stropnik, Apoteka
group exhibitions: Notes on Undoing, Garis&Hahn, New York;
Great Undoing, 54th Annale, international perennial group exhibition, Poreč, Croatia;
Noordung, 7th Multimeridian regional biennial 2014, MMC LUKA Pula
Paper Movies, gallery Aneks, Cinemaniac; MMC Luka and Pula Film Festival, Croatia;
Damir Ocko Studies on Shivering, KM Kunstlerhaus, Halle fur Kunst und Medien Graz;
Jelena Jureša: Mira Study for a Portrait, Pogon Zagreb and MMC Luka Pula.
Vlatka Horvat According to Plan, Pula and gallery SC Zagreb
Temporary Encounters (exhibition series; Vlatka Horvat, Igor Eskinja, Damir Ocko), Apoteka;
group exhibitions: Think Film / Cinemaniac, MMC LUKA and Pula Film Festival;
Video Television Anticipation Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade (co-cur.w/A. Sekulic);
Clueless geometry of misunderstanding, HDLU Zagreb (co-cur. w/ L.Tadorni),
exhibition series Kabinet (Debeljuh, Lala Rascic, H. Slovenc, Ibro Hasanovic), Apoteka;
solo exhibitions: Danica Dakic, HDLU Pula; Caitlin Masley: Neo Habitat, HDLU Zagreb;
Cinemaniac: Slobodan Sijan Film leaflet (1976-1979 Pula, and CZKD Belgrade) – group exhib.
Damir Ocko On Ulterior Scale, MMC LUKA – solo exhibition
Cinemaniax X – 10 years, Contemporary Art and Cinema, Pula Film Festival) – group exhibition,
Pretty Vacant – Polis Festival; group exhibition,
Invisible MAFAF / Alternative film practices in Yugoslavia 1965 – 1990 (CZKD Belgrade 2011; and
MMC Pula, HDLU Zagreb, Halle fuer Kunst, Luneburg, DE 2010) - research and group exhibition
Renata Poljak: In three chapters (MMCLuka, Pula; POU gallery Poreč, Rigo gallery Novigrad) -solo
Cinematic City- New City and New Media, Polis festival 2010 - group exhibition
Clueless, geometry of misunderstanding (Manifattura Tabbacchi, Torino, Italy) -group exhibition
Transformations /Mapping the city (Pecs, Hungary, EU Capital of Culture 2010)- group exhibition
On paper, MMC Luka, Pula 2009 - group exhibition
Architecture and Film- Subjective spaces (Cinemaniac, Pula, 2009) - group exhibition
Antun Motika Photocollages 1942 – 1965 (Municipal Collection, Estate Motika, Pula – solo exhib.
Babette Mangolte Film and Photography (Pula, 2008), – solo exhibition
Permeability – Un Bel Posto da Dimenticare, SPAC Butrio (Italy, 2008) – group exhibition
Risque d'attente (Zagreb and Labin, 2008 - 2009, w/ L.Tadorni) – group exhibition
Re/Constructions (gallery Waldinger, Osijek, 2008) - group exhibition
Mapping the city (MMC Luka Pula, 2007) – group exhibition
Curated screening programs:
Artists' Cinema Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb 2012-2015:
single artist screenings: Shaun Gladwell, Ursula Mayer, Gordon Matta Clark, Jasmina Cibic,
Damir Ocko, Ibro Hasanovic, Marko Lulic, Pilvi Takkala, Nika Radic, Zlatko Kopljar, and programs:
Distorted Mirror (2013), TV as artistc medium (2014), Difference Screen (2015).
Other: Loop, repetition, Identity, online video project comissioned by Arte France (2012-2013),
Strategies of self-representation in Croatian video art and experimental film since 1970s,
InstantsVideo Festival, Marseille, 2012; Alternative film practices in Yugoslavia 1965 – 1990
(Residency Unlimited, New York, 2012); Urban Narratives (VideoCollage: Architecture), DAZ
Zagreb; Locating Identity - young croatian video art, Gallery MC New York, 2007
Lectures, presentations, workshops:
Cinema and Contemporary art (lecture), Museum and Film - international conference, Museum
of Contemporary Art Zagreb and Museum Documentation Center, Zagreb 2015.
Vlado Kristl Death to the Audience, panel discusson, TATE Modern, 2014
Artist talk with Marko Tadic, FM Center for Contemporary Art, Milano, 2016
Politiche della Natura, Fondazione Zimei, Pescara, 2016.
Roberto Cimetta Forum on artist residencies, Zagreb, 2013.
Projected images in contemporary art, panel, Museum of contemporary art, Zagreb, 2011;
Alternative film practices in Yugoslavia, gallery talk, Halle fuer Kunst Luneburg, 2010;
Media art in museums and galleries, international symposium, MMSU Museum of modern and
contemporary art Rijeka;
Net work lab, Networking curatorial practices, Migration Addicts, side event Venice Biennale.
Curating Contemporary Art, Take Care Symposium, Torino, Accademia Albertina Belle Arti, 2009
Fundraising for Culture, workshop, US Embassy, Zagreb, 2005.
Horizon of Expectations – Mechanisms of Visibility, Pavilion of Croatia, 57th Venice Biennale
Contemporay art and Film, Journal Informatica Museologica, issue Museum and Film (2017)
Dalibor Martinis (monographic boook /reader), Museum of Contemporary art, Zagreb (2016)
Performing the Museum, Museum of Contemporary art, Zagreb (2016)
Double exposure – between past and present, Close reading a project by Jelena Jureša, KM
Kunstlerhaus, Halle fur Kunst und Medien, Graz, 2015.
Frost! Cracks and Ruptures; Damir Ocko Studies on Shivering, Verlag fur Moderne kunst,
Nurnberg (English/German), 2014
Evetything is connected - contemporary art and cinema, in Split Film School: 60 years of the Kino
Klub Split, (monograph), HFS Croatian Film Association and KKS, 2012 (hr/eng)
Appunti... curatela oltre il confine (dossier Croazia - Italia); Dossier, Ricerche di S/Confine,
Universita di Parma (Italian)
Think Film. Think Cinema. Think Cinematography. Think Film Festival. Think Exhibition, in:
Cinemaniac- Think Film (exhibition catalogue), Pula 2013. (hr/eng)
Television as Artistic Medium, in: Video Television Anticipation (exhibition catalogue), MoCA
Belgrade, 2013. (serb)
Curating moving images, in: Cinemaniac X 10 years (exhibition catalogue), Pula, 2011
Looking awry – positions in Contemporary Croatian Photography, Revia Fotografia, RF 43 – 44,
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2010. (slovenian)
Installation as interface, in: Museum and New Media Art (production, presentation,
conservation), symposium reader, MMSU Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka,
Member of AICA Association International Critiques d’Art,
HZSU Croatian freelance artists association, and ULUPUH (Study section)
Art council member / advisor (City of Zagreb 2013-2017; City of Pula 2011-2015);
Board member (HDLU Croatian Artists association 2015 – 2017; GVB gallery 2012-2015; Karas
gallery 2010-2014, Polis Adriatic Festival 2009 - 2012);
Guest critic: Residency Unlimited New York, Location One, New York, Abrons Art Center NY
Languages: English, Italian (fluent), German, French (intermediate). Native: Croatian-serbian