Artists

Lovro Artuković (b. 1959, Zagreb, based in Berlin) is a painter and graphic artist. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, he continues to both create and work as an assistant professor at the same institution. In 2001 he moved to Berlin, where he further develops his artistic practice. Artuković is recognized as one of the most significant Croatian and European figurative painters by both cultural professionals and the public. His life and career represent valuable Croatian cultural currency in the international context for the merits of undeniable artistic talent, a sophisticated sense of time in which we live, and sustainable artistic production. His works are part of the collections of highly acclaimed institutions, most notably: Albertina Modern in Vienna, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle in Berlin, Museum of Modern Art Split, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka, and private collections in Zagreb, Vienna, Zurich, Berlin, and New York.

Yane Calovski (b. 1974 in Skopje, based between Skopje and Berlin) is an artist, researcher, cultural activist, and a co-founder of Press to Exit Project Space. His interdisciplinary practice is built upon potentials of archiving by converging and augmenting a method similar to the immediacy of drawing. Calovski’s concerns range from the ways we analyze, understand and archive objects situated in the site-specificity of various cultural and political geographies. He has exhibited in individual and group exhibition at Kohta Konsthall – Helsinki, Museum of Contemporary Art – Zagreb, Guangdong Museum of Art, Malmö Konstmuseum, Bunkier Sztuki – Kraków, Bauhaus Foundation – Dessau, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Salzburger Kunstverein, Tate Britain, European Kunsthalle, Baltic Art Center, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius; Drawing Center, New York, and other venues. Calovski’s work is part of numerous public and private collections including Philadelphia Museum of Art, Van Abbemuseum, Deutsche Bank Collection and Art Telekom Collection. Collaboratively, with Hristina Ivanoska, he represented Macedonia at the 56th Venice Biennial (2015). His work was featured at the Helsinki Photography Biennial (2014), D-0 ARK Underground 2012, Manifesta 7 (Bolzano, 2008) and Manifesta 3 (Ljubljana, 2000). Calovski has been awarded a number of residencies and fellowships including IASPIS Residency (2018), ORTung Fellowship (2012), Allianz Kulturstiftung Fellowship (2004) and Pew Fellowship in the Arts (2001). He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1996) and Bennington College (1997), and attended the studio programs of CCA Kitakyushu (1999-2000) and the Jan van Eyck Academy (2002-2004). He lives and works in Skopje and Berlin.


Jasmina Cibic (b. Ljubljana 1979, based in London) works in film, sculpture, performance and installation to explore ‘soft power’ – how political rhetoric is deployed through art and architecture, particularly examining how cultural production is used by the state to communicate certain principles and aspirations. Through unfolding the complex entanglements of art, gender and state power, the artist encourages viewers to consider the strategies employed in the construction of national culture. She represented Slovenia at the 55th Venice Biennial. Her solo exhibitions include: macLyon, Museum Sztuki Lodz, MSUM Ljubljana, CCA Glasgow, Phi Foundation Montreal, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Aarhus 2017, Esker Foundation Calgary, MSU Zagreb, MOCA Belgrade and Ludwig Museum Budapest.Cibic was the winner of the Jarman Award (2021), MAC International Ulster Bank and Charlottenborg Fonden awards (2016) and B3 Biennial of the Moving Image Award (2020). Her latest monograph Spielraum is published by DISTANZ Verlag in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead and the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade; NADA by Kunstmuseen Krefeld and Kerber Verlag, and MOST FAVOURED NATION will be published by the Museum der Moderne Salzburg and Hatje Cantz.


Igor Eškinja (b. Rijeka 1975, based in Rijeka) constructs his architectonics of perception as ensembles of modesty and elegance. The artist “performs” the objects and situations, catching them in their intimate and silent transition from two-dimensional to three-dimensional formal appearance. Using simple, inexpensive materials, such as adhesive tape or electric cables and unraveling them with extreme precision and mathematical exactitude within strict spatial parameters, Eskinja defines another quality that goes beyond physical aspects and enters the registers of the imaginative and the imperceptible.Eškinja defines qualities that go beyond the physical aspects and enter the registers of the imaginative and imperceptible. Eškinja has participated in various group exhibitions: Manifesta 7 in Rovereto, Rena Bransten gallery San Francisco, Grafični Biennale Ljubljana, Wellcome foundation London, Power plant Toronto; Ural Industrial Biennale in Ekaterinburg, Muzej savremene umetnosti Belgrade, Documenta, Savvy contemporary Berlin.His solo exhibitions include: Casino Luxembourg-Forum d’art contemporain Luxembourg Kunstforum Vienna, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Federico Luger gallery, Milano, MAC/VAL Museum, Vitry, MUWA, Graz, Q21, Museums quartier, Vienna, and Kunsthalle Bratislava.

Hristina Ivanoska (b. 1974 in Skopje, based between Skopje and Berlin) is an artist, researcher, cultural activist, and a co-founder of Press to Exit Project Space. She studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje where she has graduated with MA degree. Ivanoska’s artistic practice is finding ways of individual action against the established roles and norms, defined by the conventional social and political systems. Her manner of work includes research, perception and interactive action. Ivanoska had exhibitions at Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava; Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin; Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje; <rotor> Association for Contemporary Art, Graz; Konsthall C, Stockholm; Magazin4 – Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenzer; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio; State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonica and other venues. Ivanoska has been an artist-in-residence at IASPIS, Stockholm (2008); ArtsLink Residency Program, New York (2004); The Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York (2001); and Stiftung Künstlerhaus Boswil, Switzerland (1998).


Tarwuk was founded in 2014 in New York by Bruno Pogačnik Tremow (b. 1981, Zagreb) and Ivana Vukšić (b. 1981, Dubrovnik).  A constant depiction of the human form – exploring the multiple ways it can exist and the flowing, expressive quality of the body – represents the formal result of their deep, probing research into identity and the marks that memories and subconscious tensions leave on our bodies, shaping them physically. Their sculptures, drawings, paintings and films seem to originate from an archaeological and totemic past full of fragments and relics, which, filtered through a subjective yet universal reflection from the present, are transformed into tormented futuristic – perhaps even dystopian – fantasy creatures.Among their most recent solo shows: Matthew Brown, Los Angeles, Kunsthalle Wichita, Wichita, Martos Gallery, New York, 15 Orient, New York, Lauba, Zagreb, Evening Hours, New York, Taito Ryokan, Tokyo, Team Gallery, New York.


Zlatan Vehabović(b. 1982, Banja Luka, based in Zagreb) is a figurative painter. He finished the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, with his thesis winning the merit of excellence by the professors council. Starting from 2016, he is a professor in the painting department at the same academy. He is engaged in the civic society campaigns, namely as a cultural ambassador for the European Commision since 2013, with a mission of representing Croatia during the process of Croatia joining the European Union. It should also be mentioned that he participated in a charity campaign called 208 against the mines (Peugeot Art Car, Peugeot and the National Office for Land Mine Clearing, 2012). His solo exhibitions include: Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, City Museum Šibenik, Marc Straus Gallery New York, Croatian Association of Artists Zagreb, Lauba Zagreb.In 2016 he participated in the prestigious artist residency program The Arctic Circle.