Radoslav Putar Award – 2024 Finalists are shortlisted

Among the applications received for this year’s 23rd competition for
the Radoslav Putar Award, the expert jury has selected four finalists to be presented at the exhibition Finale 2024!!! on Monday, June 10, 2024, at 8:00 p.m., in Salon Galić in Split.






This year’s expert jury:

Mihael Klanjčić,  Artist, 2023 Radoslav Putar Award Winner, Zagreb

Iva Prosoli,  Museum Adviser, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb

Mirna Rul, Curator, Head of AŽ Gallery, Zagreb

Tena Starčević,  Curator, Open call for curators up to 40 years of age, Zagreb

János Szoboszlai, Associate Professor, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest

has selected four finalists among the applications received, on Monday, March 25, 2024, at the Institute of Contemporary Art.



Finalists of the Radoslav Putar Award 2024:

Nikica Jurković (Zagreb, 1989)

Nina Kamenjarin (Kaštel Kambelovac, 1991)

Nikolina Kuzmić (Split, 1994)

Vice Tomasović (Omiš, 1986)


The selected works stood out for their conceptual integrity, choice of topics, critical and responsible approach to contemporary reality, current topics and medium of expression.


We would like to thank all the artists who applied for this year’s competition for the Radoslav Putar Award and congratulate the chosen finalists on entering the Finals in 2024!


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He graduated in Visual Communication Design at the Design Study at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Zagreb (2012) and then at the Department of Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (2018), with the highest honor of Summa Cum Laude.

As part of the Erasmus+ program, he completed the Bellas Artes undergraduate course at the Complutense University in Madrid (2017). He exhibited at several solo and numerous group exhibitions. He participated in numerous art workshops and the Haffenkombinat residency in Leipzig, Germany (2019 and 2024). He is the winner of several awards and commendations. He is a member of HZSU and HDLU. He lives and works in Zagreb.

His artistic practice is based on the process of creation and/or changeability of works over time. Using various objects and materials from my everyday life, he creates works of abstract content with minimal interventions.





She graduated in 2016 with the subject “Symbiosis of Sculpture and Performance” at the Academy of Arts in Split. Through the Erasmus program, she studied “Produkt und Komunikationsdesign” in Germany. In addition to sculpture, she deals with performance, video and other media practices.

She exhibited in Croatia and abroad. She is also the winner of several awards and recognitions, including the Essl Art Award 2015 in Austria and one of three awards of equal value at the Sculpture Triennial in Zagreb 2018. She is an active member of HULU and HZSU with numerous solo and group exhibitions. She currently works in Split.


Through her actions on the scene, she tries to analyze the role of the individual on the environment and vice versa, how we function when we try to move away from the environment of our environment. This is where the need to express yourself in the first person through works, thoughts and observations arose. She deals with aspects of her personal identity as an artist, sculptor, and performer, and her works examine the limits of expression through different media. Starting from personal experience, she moves towards a wider social and psychological context and points to the ideas of some universal and current problems in a humorous or emphatically ironic way.




She studied at the Split Academy of Arts, undergraduate studies, and graduated in 2016 in the class of Prof. Dean Jokanović Toumin. She graduated from the Split Academy of Arts, graduate studies in 2019 in the class of Prof. Nina Ivančić. She attended the Art, Science and Health Master of ArtsOnline Pilot Course, in 2022.


Her artistic work is characterized by seemingly unrelated themes that draw inspiration and interest from the field of natural sciences and deal with issues of the relationship between art and science, the relationship between man and death and disease, the relationship of society to issues of memory (collective and personal) and archiving, issues of the body and physicality as and time, which drags and erases everything behind it. An important element and thread that connects her creativity is the living physical body.





Born in 1986 in Split. After finishing general high school in Omiš, he enrolled at the Art Academy of the University of Split, majoring in fine arts, where he graduated in 2009. He is the founder and director of the Almissa Open Air Festival of Contemporary Art in Omiš. He is the former president of the Croatian Association of Fine Artists in Split and head of exhibition activities at Salon Galić. He currently works as the manager of the Botanical Collection in Klis. He participated in a large number of solo and group exhibitions, art festivals and manifestations as an organizer, curator, exhibitor and performer.

As an author, he is interested in ethical issues. Regardless of the medium of expression, he recognizes this as a sub-theme that permeates all his works. Claustrophilia unites the visual code of the images, installations and performances he works on. He is interested in the relationship between nothingness and fullness as a basic structural postulate.



Radoslav Putar Photo: Marijan Molnar


Radoslav Putar (Varaždin, July 20, 1921 – Zagreb, July 18, 1994), a famous art historian and art critic, significantly directed the Croatian cultural scene toward the contemporary art language. His work is also important from a social point of view because he promoted the ideas of democracy and advocated dialogue, tolerance, freedom of expression and openness to other cultures. Today, it is difficult to imagine the extent to which his work was heroic, and we can confidently say that his contribution to theory and practice is a key segment of contemporary Croatian art and culture.


Our initiative to name the award Radoslav Putar Award reflects our desire to promote clear attitudes, active participation and high professional standards, as tools for the affirmation of democratic processes, interdependent with the development of culture, cultural institutions and the arts in Croatia.


Radoslav Putar graduated from the University of Zagreb (1949) where he later taught at the Department of Art History (1951 – 1961). He was a co-founder and a member of the Gorgona group (1959-1966), head of the information department at the newly established CIO, the Center for Industrial Design (1964-65), and curator of the Museum of Arts and Crafts (1968-1972). , director of the Zagreb City Gallery (1972-1979), editor of the magazine Spot (1972-1978), founder of CEFFT, the centre for photography, film and television (1973,), and director of the Museum of Arts and Crafts. (1979 – 1983).


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 Škofić 2009, Davor Sanvincenti 2010,
Marko Marković 2011, Miran Blažek 2012; Dina Rončević 2013;
Igor Ruf 2014., Niko Mihaljević, 2015.; Dino Zrnec 2016.,
Matej Knežević, 2017., Ana Kuzmanić, 2018., Predrag Pavić, 2019.,
Damir Sobota, 2020.; Lana Stojićević, 2021.; Glorija Lizde, 2022.;
Mihael Klanjčić, 2023.


So far, more than 500 artists and curators have participated in the Radoslav Putar Prize competitions, and 94 artists and 100 jury members have participated in the finals.

The Radoslav Putar Award is a member of the international YVAA – Young Visual Artists Awards network.