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IGOR GRUBIĆ

Born in 1969 in Zagreb, Croatia where he lives and works

 

Monument, 2015

 

During the 1990s, Croatia suffered systematic violation and destruction of its anti-fascist monuments. By combining the images of these impressive works of abstract sculpture with the potent nature surrounding them, Monument creates a visual metaphor to reflect on their purpose nowadays.

 

For Igor Grubić, art is a form of moral and political activism and many of his works and activities are created in the public space.

He has been active as a multimedia artist from the beginning of the 1990s. His work includes site-specific interventions in public spaces,  photography and video works. In 2000 he started to work as a producer and author of documentaries, tv reportages and socially committed commercials.

 

His work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, during Gwangju Biennale 20th Anniversary Special Project, at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Manifesta 9 in Genk, the Motorenhalle in Dresden, the New Society for Visual Arts in Berlin, the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna, the 11th Istanbul Biennial, and Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt.

His works are in several public collections: Tate Modern Gallery, London; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; ART Collection Deutsche Telekom ACT, Berlin; Kontakt The Art Collection of Erste Group, Vienna; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka; Art Gallery, Split; Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz.

Recent shows 2017: Enjoy forgetting, Palazzo Ducale, Massa Carrara; HT award for Croatian contemporary art, MSU, Zagreb; 2016: Poetic License, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; Monumentalism, Kudos gallery, Kensington, UK; (Un)Geduldiges Papier - Kunstaktivistische Poster, Sticker, Stencils, Cut outs... , Motorenhalle, Dresden, Germany; Q.I. VEDO_  Igor Gubric Monument (screenig), Quartiere Intelligente, Naples, Italy; Angels with Dirty Faces, Moderna Galerija, Lazarevac, Serbia; Framing reality, Gradske galerije Osijek, Croatia.

Monument, 2015, colour, 50’