A contemporary art specialist, with a focus on young Croatian artists. Curated or coordinated 40+solo and 15+group exhibitions for private and public institutions. Managed a privately-owned gallery, and prepared the gallery’s performance at 6 art fairs. Also acts as independent art consultant for artists, collectors and galleries. Holds a Master’s degree in Art History from University of Zagreb, and a specialization in Arts and Heritage Management from Università Bocconi, Milano.
Lauba, House for People and Art, Contemporary Art Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia 2018 - present
Art Manager, Curator Collaborator Highlights: Art Convention Nesvrstani I 2018 – contributed to the first edition of Lauba’s art fair, a week for people and art. Responsible for artist selection and public relations, coordinated the collectors network. Currently in process of establishing the program for the Nesvrstani II 2019 edition Lauba’s Art Manager – devising strategy for exclusive presentation of selected artists, positioning them on the local and regional art market and connecting them with wider audience Curator support for the annual exhibition program, PR and fundraising
Independent Curator and Exhibition Manager 2009 - presentHighlights: Curator of the retrospective exhibition Radovan Devlić – Comics, ULUPUH Gallery, Zagreb, 2010. – The first comprehensive tribute to the well-known comic book artist from the group ‘Novi kvadrat’, who had a far-reaching influence of the art form in Croatia. Part of the research also published in Kvadrat magazine specialised for comic art, no. 45, 2010 Curator and exhibition manager for several young and emerging artists, such as – Marija Matić, SC Gallery, Zagreb 2018; Ana Horvat, Gallery Idealni Grad, Zaprešić, 2017; Ivana Planinić, Mamutica, Dubrava Gallery, Zagreb, 2016
Independent Art Consultant 2013 – present Providing consulting service to private, corporate and institutional collectors. Cataloguing, collection management and art advising for some of the most prominent private collectors of contemporary art in Croatia.
Contemporary Art Gallery Marisall Zagreb, Croatia 2009 - 2013
Gallery Manager – Chief Curator Responsible for developing, and implementing all tasks related to the private gallery’s operations and its focus areas. Establishing and curating the annual exhibition program with focus on emerging artists. Researching and scouting artists, assessing artworks and collections. Planning the gallery's presentation at art fairs. Public relations, fundraising, art merchandise. Hiring, and managing gallery assistants and volunteers. Highlights: Managed 30+ exhibitions of solo artists and 15+ group shows (some of the artists presented Gordana Bakić, Hrvoje Slovenc, Tomislav Buntak, Bojan Šumonja, Marko Zeman, Ana Opalić, Ivana Jurić, Fedor Fisher, Goran Škofić, Milan Trenc, Marin Majić, Sebastijan Dračić) Successfully prepared gallery’s performance at 2 international art fairs (Berlin Preview – The emerging art fair, Germany, 2010; ViennaFair, Austria, 2012) and 4 local art fairs (Artexchange III-V, Rovinj, Croatia, 2010-2013; Zagreb Salon, HDLU, 2010) Built and maintained close relationships with main stakeholders in public sector, Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb Contemporary Art Museum, Croatian Association of Artists, which enabled several joint projects Positioned the gallery as a local hub for young artists and a cutting-edge gallery space on Croatian art scene
Arts and Heritage Management 2018 Università Bocconi, online specialization
4-course Specialization Project Management Principles and Practices 2017 University of California, Irvine, online specialization
Master’s degree, Art History 2008
Master’s degree, French Language
Bachelor’s degree Portuguese Language
Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia