As last year, during the project Voids2021, several spaces in the center of Split become open studios for eight local and regional artists. Invited resident artists will take turns throughout the three week period and during their stay will open the doors of temporary studios to the local community.
Given the existing measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will not organize larger gatherings. However, the open studio format allows visitors to come in smaller numbers (2-3 people at a time with mandatory wearing of masks) throughout the day, during the specific opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm. Additional guidance on the measures to be followed will be published at a later stage.
Through visits to studios and through conversations with artists and other forms of interaction that they will suggest during their stay, the audience will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the work and contemporary art production of the region. This year, interviews with artists are to be held in one of the spaces with a limited audience (given the current measures) and will also be available in online format (live streaming, video recordings on the CHC website and youtube channel) which will enable the inclusion and availability of content to a wider audience. We will also be exhibiting and promoting the works of selected artists in different ways – through the selection of video works and their display during the program, but also throughout the rest of the year.
The very principle of open studios is to bring closer the work of artists and their intellectual processes which the audience does not often have the opportunity to discover. Therefore, it is not a standard exhibition format, but a discovery of artistic practices through direct interaction with the artist in a temporary studio.
Through an open call aimed at artists from Croatia and the region, and through the selection by curators and the CHC team, we selected artists who approach contemporary phenomena in different ways and through different media. The goal is to connect local artists with other artists from Croatia and the region, but also to gain valuable impressions of artists outside of Split who will give the local context a new vision and a potentially different approach.
30. 1. – 5. 2. /// Dominisova 9
Tanja Deman is a visual artist working in the medium of photography, photo collage, video and installation in public space. She was born in Split, where she lives and works. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Her works have been exhibited in a large number of exhibitions, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, at the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture, at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, MUNTREF Centro de Arte Contemporáneo in Buenos Aires, The Central House of Artists in Moscow, the Museum of Modern and of Contemporary Art Rijeka, Gallery of Fine Arts in Split, Photo Gallery in Vienna, TENT Rotterdam, Unseen Amsterdam, Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Galerie Reflex in Amsterdam and the Museum of African Design in Johannesburg. She is the recipient of the Archisle International Photographer in Residence Award, New Fragments Award 5, audience award at the THT@msu and was a finalist for the Radoslav Putar Award.
2. 2. – 8. 2. /// Dominisova 4
Tin Dožić (Rijeka, 1989) completed his studies in psychology at the University of Zagreb and New Media studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. In his works, he often starts from the medium of sound, and works with recording, radio, experimental music and multimedia installations. In recent practice, he experientially explores various ways of being in the landscape and approaches his environment through pseudo-mapping. He has exhibited and performed on various platforms in Croatia and abroad, independently and in collaborative projects. Dožić’s work Songs for the Anthropocene won the Golden Watermelon Award at the Media Mediterranea Festival in 2018. He is a finalist for the Radoslav Putar Award 2019 and WHW Academy alumni, generation 2019/202. As a team member, along with Sven Sorić, Hrvoje Spudić and Sara Salamon, he won the Award of the 55th Zagreb Salon of Applied Art and Design (2020) for young authors up to the age of 35.
8. 2. – 14. 2. /// Rodrigina 1
Donika Çina (1988, Korça, Albania) studied at Academy of Arts in Tirana. Albania, University of Arts and Design Cluj-Napoca, Romania and at University of Art Braunschweig, Germany. She lives in Tirana. Çina works with video art, video installation, and performances. Her works often concentrate in capturing those specific moments where the inner perception of the individual and the exterior collective consciousness clash. Her works have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions including; MSUB/MoCAB Belgrade; TIA MUCH KLIMA, Halle 50, Munich; Albania is not Cuba, Havana; Dejeuner avec Marubi, Belvedere 21, Vienna; Ardhja Award, Galeria Plan B Cluj-Napoca; Autopia Cycle, Eliava Market, Tbilisi; The Office Tirana, National Gallery, Tirana, and Museo Orientale, Torino. She is also co-founder of BULEVARD, Art and Media Institution in Tirana and co-organizer of Off-Season Residency in Radhima, Vlora.
8. 2. – 13. 2. /// Dominisova 9
Teodora Nikčević (b. 1986) completed her bachelor studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Montenegro and is currently pursuing Master degree in Transdisciplinary Humanities and Theory of Art program at the FMK in Belgrade. She exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. She participated in several international projects and in artist in residency programs Nida Art Colony in Lithuania and CAOS in Italy. In 2019 she was a finalist of the Award for young visual artists Milčik YVAA organized by the Institute of Contemporary Arts, ICA in collaboration with the Residency Unlimited and supported by the Trust for Mutual Understanding (New York, USA). In addition to the active artistic practice, she has been working since 2011 as a curator in the Center of Contemporary art of Montenegro.
8. 2. – 13. 2. /// Dominisova 4
Ivana Radovanović was born in 1983 in Titograd (Podgorica). She graduated in 2006 at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje, and received her PhD in 2016 at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. She is the recipient of the Fulbright Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (2018/19) NY and the winner of the Silvermine Fulbright Art Residency for 2019, New Canaan, CT. She also participated in residences in Slovakia, Cyprus, Finland and Austria. She has exhibited at numerous exhibitions in the country and abroad and represented Montenegro at the 57th Venice Biennale. Ivana has won numerous awards and recognitions, and since 2006 she has been working as a teaching associate at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje.
MARKO GUTIĆ MIŽIMAKOV
14. 2. – 20. 2. /// Dominisova 9
Marko Gutić Mižimakov, b.1992 holds an MA degree in New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. By experimenting with animation, movement, performance and text, in his work, digital images act as corporeal agents of affective transmission between bodies. In recent outings by looking at machine learning he is busy with the interconnection of queerness and image making. He lives and works in Zagreb where he initiated the project Čvorište (The Hub) – a yearly publication accompanied by a program of experimental, ephemeral and hybrid art practices hosted by GMK (2019 -onwards). He often collaborates with devised theatre group Kik Melone, collectives queerANarchive and DISCOllective, audiovisual artist Nika Pećarina and choreographer Sonja Pregrad.