Mirjana Vodopija

Mirjana Vodopija (Zagreb, 1963) graduated in 1987 from the graphic department of the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Zagreb in the class of prof. Miroslav Šutej. From 1985 until today, she has realized 32 solo exhibitions and participated in about two hundred group exhibitions or curatorial concepts in the country and abroad, as well as in several international residency projects. She is the winner of numerous art awards of national and international character. In her artistic work, she expresses herself through various media and their overlaps: through drawings and graphics, light objects, installations and video installations, photographs and ambiences. The characteristics of her work are a contemplative approach and thematic preoccupation with light and movement. Her works are included in the collections of important Croatian museums and galleries: Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Modern Gallery in Zagreb, Cabinet of Graphics of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, Graphic Collection of the National and University Library in Zagreb, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, as well as other museum and private collections. Her work has been written about by art historians and theorists – in books, domestic and foreign professional and art magazines (“Kontura”, “Grafika”, “Grapheion”, etc.). An extensive monograph on her artistic work with a text by Branko Franceschi was published in 2004 by the publishing house “Fraktura”. From 1987 until today, she has been constantly working as an external associate of Croatian Television as the author of numerous scenographies, jingles and illustrations, as well as the visual identities of shows in their production. From 1987 to 2007 she worked as a freelance artist. Since 2007, she has been teaching at the Graphic Department of the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, currently as an associate professor.