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1983. was born in Subotica, Vojvodina, Serbia
2003-07. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, graphic department, Zagreb, Croatia
2006. Student exchange at Faculty of Fine Arts FAVU, dep.of performance,Czech Republic
2007-10. Graduated at the animation department, Volda University College, Norway
2008. International Summer Academy, performance – installation department,Austria
2009. Specializing in puppet animation, Glamorgan University, Cardiff,UK
2010. Director of Volda Animation Festival 2010 (with Ivana Bosnjak)
2011. graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia
2011-12. MA of audio visual arts at the Royal Academy of Arts (KASK), Gent, Belgium
2012-13. Making first debut animation film, AKC Attack! production, Zagreb, Croatia
2014- PhD student at Nanyang Technological University-ADM, Singapore

A member of HDLU (Croatian association of artists) and
SULUV (association of artists from Vojvodina)

awards and nominations:

2014.
– best narration – Multivision, Video Installations Competition at the Erarta Museum of the
Contemporary Art
– best animation (Sisters) – Early bird student film festival, Bulgaria
– best cinematography (Sisters) – Early bird student film festival, Bulgaria
– best animation short (Sisters) – III Dona i Cinema- Mujer y Cine- Woman & Film, Spain
– best artsy short film (Sisters) – Cine Campus – international student’s film festival
– best narration (Sisters) – Multivision – Video Installations Competition at the
Erarta Museum of the Contemporary Art, Russia
– audience choice award (Sisters) – Cinema Monsters Film Festival, Huntingdon,
Pensilvania, USA
– honorary mention (The Vast Landscape), Filmski Front Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
2013.
– 1st award for animation film (Sisters) – Watch Out Film Festival – Tetovo, Macedonia
– finalist, nominated for award (Sisters) – 13 Festival Internacional de Cine y Video
Experimental VALLECAS PUERTA DEL CINE, Madrid, Spain
– honorary award (Sisters) – International film festival ZOOM ZBLIZENIA, Poland
– best sound decision (Sisters) – Unprecedented cinema, Nevidanoe kino, Tallin, Estonia
2012.
– Dr Ferenc Bodrogvari award for art works done in 2011, Subotica, Serbia
– Crossed sild 2nd prize at Athens international animation festival, Greece
2011.
– Splendid Isoaltion – winner of best art installation at Art festival ŠUND, Belgrade,
Serbia
– Best stop motion animation movie (Crossed sild), student animation festival,
Toronto, Canada
– Bronze Pegasus (for Crossed sild) – animation festival ANIMATOR, Poznan, Poland
– Special prize (Crossed sild) – 14. International Film Festival Zoom Zblizenia,Poland
2009.
– Nomination for best stop motion animation (Splendid Isolation), Glammies, UK
2008.
– Rector’s award for the exhibition ‘Interier of a heart’, Zagreb, Croatia
2007.
– Finalist of Top Scholarship for top students
– Dean’s award for works in 2006/2007, Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia
2005.
– Dean’s award for works done in 2004/2005, Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia

Filmography:

2012.-14. -The Vast Landscape – porcelain stories, AKC Attack!, Zagreb, Croatia
2012. – My love, music video for Liesa Van Der Aa, Belgium
2012. – Sisters, Royal Academy of Art KASK, Belgium
2010. – Crossed sild (with I. Bosnjak), HVO Norway
2009-10. – Splendid Isolation, Glamorgan University, Wales, UK

Solo exhibitions:

2014.
-The Vast Landscape porcelain stories – Gallery Karas, Zagreb, Croatia
-The Vast Landscape porcelain stories – Gallery SULUV, Novi Sad, Serbia
-Sisters, Modern Gallery Lazarevac, Lazarevac, Serbia
-Sisters, MMC Luka, Pula, Croatia
-Sisters, Gallery ‘Matica Hrvatska’ side program of Animafest Zagreb, Croatia
2012.
-Splendid Isolation – Gallery of cultural center of Belgrade, Serbia
-No7/The familiar landscape (with L. Migic), Gallery Vladimir Nazor, Zagreb,Croatia
-‘Splendid Isolation’ – Gallery ‘Mali likovni salon – kulturnog centra Novog sada’, Novi Sad, Serbia
2011.
-Crossed sild (with Ivana Bosnjak), Gallery Vjekoslav Karas, Karlovac, Croatia
-Crossed sild (with Ivana Bosnjak), Gallery 52, Art Center, Belgrade, Serbia
-Splendid Isolation, Gallery Elektrika, Pancevo, Serbia
-Splendid Isolation, SECONDroom, Ghent, Belgium
2010.
-Splendid Isolation, Gallery SC Student Center, Zagreb, Croatia
-Crossed sild (with Ivana Bosnjak) sets and puppet exhibition, Fredrikstad animation festival, Norway
2009.
-‘Paralel Processes’ (with Goran Kujundzic, Srdjan Milodanovic and Vera Djenge), Modern Gallery, ‘Likovni susret’, Subotica, Serbia
-The Public Bath/documentation’,with Boban Matz, photography exhibition, Gallery in motion Guerilla Art, Summer3p, Subotica, Serbia
2008.
-‘Roberta/Carlos'(with Susie Flock), Gallery in Alcatraz, Alte Saline, Hallein, Austria
-‘The Public Bath’, performance/multimedia installation, in the ruins of the old public bathroom, Subotica, Serbia
2007.
-‘Swann sister’ performance, Gallery Vladimir Nazor, Zagreb, Croatia
-‘Interier of a heart’, installation, Modern gallery ‘Likovni susret’, Subotica, Serbia
2006.
-‘The overnight shelter’, performance, Faculty of arts, Brno, Czech Republic
2005.
-‘Bathers’, graphics in space, women and men beach, Palic lake, Serbia

Group exhibitions:

2015.
-Umetnost u proširenom polju-pogled na umetničku scenu Vojvodine 1995-2014, Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Srbija
2014.
-235km/100 years – Serbian and Austrian Artists Now, Haus Der Kunst, Baden, Switzerland
-2. pogled – Modern Gallery Likovni susret, Subotica, Serbia
-USB-shuffle-show 2014, INSTITUT FÜR ALLES MÖGLICHE, Berlin, Germany
2013.
-T-HT award exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
-Situacije (art installations in Vojvodina) – Museum of Contemporary Art, Novi sad, Serbia
-Exhibition of new members of SULUV (Association of Artists from Vojvodina) Gallery SULUV, Novi Sad, Serbia
-Annual exhibition of members of Croatian artist association, Galley HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
-USB-shuffle-show 2013, INSTITUT FÜR ALLES MÖGLICHE,Berlin, Germany
-Tehnologija narodu, (screening of ‘Sisters’), Museum of Contemporary Art, Novi sad, Serbia
-Art festival S.U.N.D, Lisboa, Portugal
-exhibition of members of Cro-Art group and guests, Gallery of Open University, Subotica, Serbia
2012.
-‘Myse en abyme – CCD Dilft, Bornem Belgium
-exhibition kolonija ‘Stipan Sabic’ – Gallery Percic – Subotica, Serbia
-‘4thcoming’, Kapel Ster der Zee, Koksijde, Belgium
-NES artist residency exhibition – Skagastrond, Iceland
2011.
-Crossed sild with (I.Bosnjak), exhibition of animation festival KUFER, Museum of contmporary art of Istria, Croatia
-Duplex exposition, Aux chais Magelis, Quai de la Charente, Angouleme, France
-Art festival Š.U.N.D (Šta Umetnost Nudi Društvu), Art Center, Belgrade, Serbia
-After the magic has gone, Modern gallery Likovni susret, Subotica, Serbia
-Parallel Processes, foaje HNK, Varazdin, Croatia
-Parallel Procceses Gallery Matica Hrvatska, Zagreb, Croatia
-Parallel Processes, Gallery sv Krševana, Šibenik, Croatia
2010.
-‘After the Magic Has Gone’ VoldaKunstlag, Volda, Norway
-Paralel Processes, Gallery Magis, Osijek, Croatia
-‘Autoportert u maticnom mediju’, Gallery Marisal, Zagreb, Croatia
-‘Selfportraits of contemporary artists from Subotica’, Bas Kuca, Subotica, Serbia
2009.
–’43.likovni susret -graphic art and new media’, Modern gallery ‘Likovni susret’,
Subotica, Serbia
-‘Exhibition with a key’, graphic exhibition of students work, Gallery of Academy of
fine arts, Zagreb, Croatia
2008.
-‘Identity’, performance/installation, Alte Saline, Hallein, Austria
-‘From ashes to the museum’, burning the works of art, part of the exhibition ‘Space
for the new dialogue’, Chinese quarter, Novi Sad, Serbia
2007.
-‘Supertourist’, Gallery Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb, Croatia
-‘Gues why?’, Modern gallery ‘Likovni susret’, Subotica, Serbia
-‘Gues why?’, center for visual culture ‘Zlatno oko’, Novi Sad, Serbia
-’25 years of graphic atelier’, Modern gallery ‘Likovni susret’, Subotica, Serbia
2006.
-‘INTER(AKTIV)’, workshop and exhibition, in the group of Zlatko Kopljar, ‘Student center’ gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
-‘Engraving graphic workshop and exhibition’, with Daniel Clochey, Academy of Arts, Zagreb, Croatia
2005.
-‘Pasionska bastina’, exhibition of Art Academy student’s works, Gallery Kristofor Stankovic, Zagreb, Croatia
-‘Looking for’, Youth club, Subotica, Serbia
-‘Exhibition of graphic department student’s works’, Gallery Galzenica, Velika Gorica, Croatia
-‘Black on Black’, velesajam kulture, performance, theatre caffee ITD, Zagreb, Croatia
2003.
’Kolonija Bunaric’, City hall Subotica, Serbia

Artist residencies and workshops attended:

2014 – Saari Artist Residence supported by Koneen Saatio foundation, Finland
2012 – NES Artist residency, Skagastrond, Iceland
2012 – Between stillness and motion – workshop on puppet animation with Susie Templeton, Netherlands
2011 – Animacampus, Tallin, Estonia
2011 – Visegrad Exchange Production Forum, AniFest, Czech Republic

Held animation workshops for children and students:

2014. Stop motion animation workshop with elderly people, Saari Residence, Finland
2012. Puppet animation workshop during the project week, for 1st year students at Royal Academy of Arts, KASK, Gent, Belgium
2010 – Stop motion animation workshop for children 7- 12 years, Volda, Norway
2010 – Asifa workshop for children, Annecy, France