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1983. was born in Subotica, Vojvodina, Serbia
2003-07. Academy of Fine Arts, graphic department, Zagreb, Croatia
2006. Student exchange, Faculty of Fine Arts FAVU, Czech Republic
2010. BA of animation, Volda University College, Norway
2008. International Summer Academy, performance – installation, Salzburg, Austria
2009. Specialising in puppet animation, Glamorgan University, Cardiff,UK
2010. Director of Volda Animation Festival (with Ivana Bosnjak)
2011. graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia
2012. MA of audio-visual arts, Royal Academy of Arts (KASK), Gent, Belgium
2013. Debut animation film, AKC Attack! production, Zagreb, Croatia
2014- PhD student at NTU/ADM, Singapore

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

awards and nominations:

2015.
Honorary mention (The Vast Landscape porcelain stories) Athens International Digital Film Festival AIDFF, Greece
Best animation film (The Vast Landscape porcelain stories), III Festival Brasil de Cinema International, Brasil
2nd award (The Vast Landscape porcelain stories), Int Festival of Puppet Theatre and Animated Film for Adults, Lalka tez czlowiek, Warsaw, Poland
Best animation film (The Vast Landscape porcelain stories), WatchOut! Film Festival, Tetovo, Macedonia
Distinction for (The Vast Landscape porcelain stories), Animfest, Athens, Greece
Best experimental animation film (Sisters), Encontrarte Amares, Portugal
Special mention for (The Vast Landscape porcelain stories), Videomedeja, Novi Sad, Serbia
2014.
Best narration (Sisters), 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
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, Subotica, Serbia
2nd prize (Crossed sild) at Athens international animation festival, Greece
2011.
Winner of best art installation (Splendid Isolation), Art festival ŠUND, Belgrade,
Serbia
Best stop motion 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 Interior of a heart, Zagreb, Croatia
2007.
Dean’s award, Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia
2005.
Dean’s award, Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia

Filmography:

2016. The Family Portrait (preproduction) NTU/ADM, Singapore
2014. 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. Splendid Isolation, Glamorgan University, Wales, UK

Solo exhibitions:

2016.
Anatomy of a Hug, Gallery Kranjcar, Zagreb, Croatia
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, during 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:

2016.
International exhibition of miniatures in Kursalon, Lipik, Croatia
19th international exhibition of miniatures, Zapresic, Croatia
2015.
Umetnost u proširenom polju-pogled na umetničku scenu Vojvodine 1995-2014, Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Srbija
Loop videos, Exhibition at Medrar for Contemporary Art, 7th Cairo Video Festival, Egypt.
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
Cro-Art group members and guests, Gallery of Open University, Subotica, Serbia
2012.
Myse en abyme – CCD Dilft, Bornem Belgium
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 of Academy of Fine Arts, Gallery Galzenica, Velika Gorica, Croatia
Black on Black, performance, Velesajam kulture, Theatre caffee ITD, Zagreb, Croatia

Artist residencies and workshops attended:

2016. MQ/Museumsquartier, Tricky Women and BMEIA, Vienna, Austria
2016. Milkwood artist residency, Czesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
2016. At home gallery residency, Samorin, Slovakia
2014. Saari Artist Residence supported by Koneen Saatio foundation, Finland
2012. NES Artist residency, Skagastrond, Iceland
2012. Between stillness and motion, workshop with Susie Templeton, Netherlands
2011. Animacampus, Tallin, Estonia
2011. Visegrad Exchange Production Forum, AniFest, Czech Republic

Held animation workshops:

2016. (upcoming) stop-motion workshop for children at Playeum, Singapore
2015. stop-motion workshop for art teachers, Women make waves film festival, Taipei, Taiwan
2014. stop-motion workshop for elderly people, with Pia Bartsch, Saari Residence, Finland
2012. puppet animation workshop for 1st year students during project week, Royal Academy of Arts, KASK, Gent, Belgium
2010. stop-motion animation workshop for children, with Ivana Bosnjak, Volda, Norway
2010. Asifa workshop for children, with Ivana Bosnjak, Annecy, France