Ivan Fijolić

Ivan Fijolić (Zagreb, 1976) finished the School of Applied Arts and Design and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (sculpture major). He has received the Academy of Fine Arts’ Award for his diploma work Skirmish (Zagreb, 2001) and the Rector’s Award for the exhibition entitled Check Your Head Out with the work “Twelve self-portraits” (2004). He has produced several public sculptures: Foundation Bat’a, Zlín, the Czech Republic; Black Foot, Dušan Džamonja Sculpture Park, Vrsar, Croatia; and Bruce Lee, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His Bruce Lee statue is the first public sculpture of this action hero in the world and was installed on November 26, 2005. He lives and works in Zagreb where he teaches sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts.