Petra Mrša

artist in residence July – August 2020, Croatia // Tjaša Pogačar, July 2020, Slovenia /

Born 1985 in Croatia. Graduated Photography at the Academy of Dramatic Art, Sociology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Psychology at Croatian studies. She had 10 solo and 30 group exhibitions. Her work is part of the collection of the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, Zagreb City Museum, Rigo Galery and presented by the contemporary Croatian photography platform. She is working as an assistant at the Photography department at the Academy of Applied Art at Rijeka University and was taking a part in a postgraduate international art program run by curatorial collective What, How & for Whom/WHW in Zagreb.


The methodology I regularly use in my works that are dealing with deconstructing of what is regarded as common knowledge, involves exploration through delving into unknown situations with a group of people. In this way, temporary group members are generators of shared experience. What is important is that all of the group members find this provoked, constructed, and experimental situation meaningful. The principles of egalitarian politics are being practiced to oppose privileged, homogenized productions of contemporary art.

I will use my time in Vienna to explore the works that I see as predecessors of such approach - the artistic practices of Central, Eastern and Southeastern European from the period of the second half of the 20th century onwards, but also to explore contemporary content production that lean on the legacy of anti-fascist values, such as the choir HOR '29 Novembar'.

Tjaša Pogačar - due to the Covid-19 situation the Artist-in-Residence program had to shut down. We are pleased to welcome Tjaša for another month in July 2020.

Selection of solo exhibitions

2019 Killing, arranging, walking, Gallery Flora, Dubrovnik, HR
2019 Killing, arranging, walking, Gallery Spot, Zagreb, HR
2017 Changing conditions, changing minds, Expanded Media Gallery, Zagreb, HR
2017 Rehearsing family, Gradska galerija Labin, Labin, HR
2015 Rehearsing family, Art Workshop Lazareti, HR
2015 Rehearsing family, MKC Split, Split
2015 Rehearsing family, Mali salon, Museum of modern and contemporary art, Rijeka, HR
2014 Rehearsing family, Gallery Kranjčar, Zagreb, HR
2015 What do you see when you close your eyes?, Photo Gallery Lang, HR
2014 Balkans brides project, Petra Mrša, OKO i Martina Miholić, Hoxton Gallery, London, UK
2013 Controlled displacement- photographic experiments, Gallery Kortil, Rijeka, HR
2013 New school, Savignano Immagini festival, Savignano sul Rubicone, IT
2012 New school, Gallery VN, Zagreb
2012 Visual identities, Centralna postaja, Maribor, SI
2012 (Ir)replaceable, Gallery Waldinger, Osijek
2012 (Ir)replaceable, Gallery KIC, Zagreb

Selection of group exhibitions

2019 Women, (Be)coming, UGM Studio, Maribor, SI
2019 Open Nova, Galerija Nova, Zagreb, HR
2019 AIR, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, AT
2019 Midterm, Galerija Nova, Zagreb, HR
2018 Traces of Water, Galerija Prsten, Zagreb, HR
2018 Museum Kunst+Wissen, Museum Kunst+Wissen, Diessenhofen, CH
2017 Last one out turn off the lights, Galerie L’inlassable, Paris, FR
2017 Fine del nuovo: Compra, vendi, compra, vendi…,Villa Di Toppo Florio, Udine, IT
2016 Meer teilen: share more, Shedhalle in Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld, CH
2016 VIG SPECIAL INVITATION, Ringturm, Vienna, AT
2016 There is something about my family, FOTODOK, Utrecht, NL
2016 Different Worlds:Young Contemporary Photography, Foton- Center for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana, SI
2015 Grad na drugi pogled, Museum of modern and contemporary art, Rijeka, HR
2014 24. Slavonski bijenale, Museum of visual arts, Osijek, HR
2014 IS_land 2, Gallery Forum, Zagreb, Gliptoteka HAZU, Zagreb, MMC Luka, Pula, POGON Jedinstvo, Zagreb, HR
2014 Otočka karta 2, Zavičajni muzej, Zlarin
2013 ESSL Art award, Museum of contemporary art, Zagreb, HR
2012 Un anno di portfolio, Centro Italiano della Fotografia d’Autore di Bibbiena (CIFA), IT
2012 Ispit, Gallery SC, Zagreb
2012 Fotografija industrije, Zagreb city museum, Zagreb, HR
2012 A personal gaze in a mutual splace, Savignano Immagini fest, Monte della Pieta, Savignano sul Rubicone, IT
2011 Kvartovska slika, Zagreb city museum, Zagreb, HR
2010 Rovinj Photodays – Finalisti, Museum of arts and crafts, Zagreb, HR


2019 DIS / Inheritance New Croatian Photography, Ikon Arts Foundation, New York, USA
2015 Rehearsing family, Museum of modern and contemporary art Rijeka, HR
2013 New school, Pazzini editore, Villa Verucchio, IT

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