Artist talk: Tina Gverović
Friday 24 August from 17:00 to 18:30
at BAC, Baltic Art Center
Skeppsbron 24, Visby
Tina Gverović, now in residence at BAC, talks about her most recent video project Travelling South and gives an introduction to her previous work and background as an artist.
Travelling South is a visual essay composed of stills, found and restaged photographs, and footage taken on the English coast, Elafiti (Croatia) and Gotland (Sweden). Without revealing exact geographical locations, the film deals with the themes of belonging and memory, and the exploration of the artistic implications of displacement, and imagination as a social practice. Presenting itself as a journey, the filming transforms into a search for methods of investigation of the key questions that are related to the impossibility of establishing an identity on ‘solid grounds’.
Tina Gverović is visual artist based in Zagreb, Croatia and London, UK. She finished her BA in Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia and MA at Jan van Eyck Academie – Post Graduate Centre for Art, Design and Theory in Maastricht, NL. She is currently in her final year of practice based PhD at Middlesex University in London. She has received several awards amongst which are; Gabrielle Parker (2008), Siemens Award (2006), Arts Link (2006), Radoslav Putar Award (2006), Croatian Artists Association Award (2005).
Recent shows include 2012/ ‘Invisible Building’ installation for The Garden of Learning – Busan Biennial, curated by Roger M. Bruegel, Busan, Korea. 2011/‘Precarious Adaptations II’, installation for Life in the Forest, Arsenal gallery curated by Rael Artel, Bialystok, Poland. 2010/ Uncomparables. Forming a Suspicious State (with Sinisa Ilić), Gallery Nova, Zagreb.
More information: http://tinagverovic.blogspot.se/
Tina Gverović has been invited to BAC as part of the program Paths Crossing – a production residency program funded by the Culture Programme of the European Union.