RADOSLAV PUTAR AWARD 2019 – Finalists shortlisted

The 18th Radoslav Putar Award
FINALISTS of 2019 are shortlisted

| Radoslav Putar Award, an annual award for the best young artist in Croatia was established in 2002 by the Institute for Contemporary Art in Zagreb and will be awarded this year for the 18th time. Radoslav Putar Award is a co-founder and a member of international network YVAA – Young Visual Artists Awards.

| This year’s jury members are: 
Ana Kuzmanić, artist, Split, Radoslav Putar Award Winner of 2018.;
Natasha Kadin, producer/curator, Mavena, Split, selected at the Open Call for a jury member up to 40 years of age;
Đorđe Jandrić,
 artist and professor, APURI, Zagreb/Rijeka;
Lilijana Stepančič, curator, Ljubljana, Slovenija;
and Ksenija Turčić, artist and professor, ALU, Zagreb.

| | | | This year’s finalists in 2019 are:
Tin Dožić, 1989.; Rijeka
Božidar Katić, 1983.; Zagreb
Sabina Mikelić, 1981.; Rijeka/Rab
Predrag Pavić, 1982.; Zagreb

| Tin Dožić, 1989.; Rijeka – completed his studies in psychology at the Croatian Studies of the University of Zagreb and new media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. In his artistic practice, he takes the sound medium as a starting point and his fields of activity include multimedia, field recordings, radio, experimental music, and installations. His work is based on media research through the practice of developing his own electronic instruments, appropriation of outdated technologies and recycling. Current topics of interest are materiality, (dark) ecology, DIY culture and media archaeology, the Anthropocene and geology, meeting of art and science, sleeping and dreams. He has exhibited and performed his work on various platforms in Croatia and abroad, through solo and collaborative projects.

| Božidar Katić, 1983., Zagreb – graduated in 2008. at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, in 2006 resided in Bratislava, Slovakia with a CEEPUS scholarship.
He has been awarded at the 43rd Zagreb Salon in 2009. Run since October 2018 by Božidar Katić (Eastern Bunny) and Guillaume Cayrac (Francois Duchamp), the artistic and curatorial project Oberflächenunterstützung is best described in terms of life work, questioning the conditions of contemporary artistic production. By its name Oberflächenunterstützung refers back to the late 1960ies French artist movement Supports/Surfaces, a collective of leftist artists, ranging from the Communists to the Maoists by way of the Trotskyites, Situationists and Anarchists, which stood for a unity of theory and praxis, a powerful critique of Paris’s centralized art system and a deconstruction of the traditional elements of art and artistic production.

| Sabina Mikelić, 1981, Rab –  2018 Master of Film – Cum Laude, Artistic Research in and through Cinema, Netherlands Film Academy, Amsterdam; 2013 School for Documentary Film, Restart in Zagreb; 2013 Master’s degree in Animated Film and New Media, Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb; 2010 BA in Graphic Art Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb; 2010 BA in Fashion Design, Faculty for Textile Technology in Zagreb. She was a professor School for Art, Design, Graphics and Fashion Design, Zabok, Croatia 2014-2016 and professor of Video; Animation; Visual Communication. As an alumni student of the Master of Film at the Netherlands Film Academy, she is since 2019 participating in ma aster’s programme by interviewing future students and mentoring students if required.

| Predrag Pavić, 1982; Zagreb – He graduated in 2011. from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. He has exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions in Zagreb, Split, Pula, Osijek, Gothenburg, Catania, Sofia, Düsseldorf, Gdansk, and was awarded for his work: Grand Prix 10th Triennial of sculpture, Grand Prix Emanuel Vidović on 38th Split salon, award for the best graduate of ALU in 2011, award of Croatian AICA association on 12. Triennial of sculpture, and he was the finalist of the Radoslav Putar Award. He is a member of HDLU, HZSU, artistic organization Atelijeri Žitnjak, and a production collective Deminutiv Studio. He lives and works in Zagreb.

| | Congratulations to all the selected finalists and we wish each of them every success in the further course of the competition!

| Exhibition of the  Finalists, will open on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka / Mali salon,, where the jury after the second round of competition and interviews with each finalist, will announce the winner of the Radoslav Putar Award 2019.

After the first 15 years, several novelties have been introduced in the competition, so the winner of the Awards is given an extended two-month stay in New York, organized by Residency Unlimited. The age limit for competitors is raised and all artists up to 40 years of age can apply. Workshops for interested candidates are held in Zagreb and online for candidates outside Zagreb at several terms, and in 2018., we have opened a call for one place in the jury’s membership for curators up to 40 years of age.
In cooperation with the Institute of Art History from Zagreb, we also published two textbooks: Radoslav Putar: Kritike, studije, zapisi 1961 – 1987.

| | We thank all the artists and curators who have applied for this year’s competition and invite all those interested to attend and participate in the work of Radoslav Putar Award.
In addition to staying at Residency Unlimited, NY, the winner also receives a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Zagreb and the place in the jury of Radoslav Putar Award in 2020.
Ana Kuzmanić, the winner of the Radoslav Putar Award 2018, will spend April and May this year at the Residency Unlimited. Good luck!

Radoslav Putar Award is part of the international network YVAA – Young Visual Artists Awards.
The Competition and the Radoslav Putar Award are made possible this year by Ministry of Culture RH, Department for Culture of the City of Rijeka, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York and the Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb in collaboration with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka and Residency Unlimited in New York.

| Past Winners of the Radoslav Putar Award:
Tanja Dabo 2002; Nika Radić 2003; Igor Eškinja 2004; Antun Božičević 2005; Tina Gverović 2006; Vedran Perkov 2007; Marko Tadić 2008, Goran Škofić2009, Davor Sanvincenti 2010, Marko Marković 2011, Miran Blažek 2012; Dina Rončević 2013; Igor Ruf 2014., Niko Mihaljević, 2015.; Dino Zrnec 2016., Matej Knežević, 2017. and Ana Kuzmanić, 2018.

| all information:
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