About The Artist

She works across multiple disciplines but the constants in her practice are 16mm film, video, performance and sculpture. Her inspiration often stems from the sub-culture of the 1990s-era in Croatia, when punk, anarcho and eco movements were having a renewal. This experimental environment became a university of rebellion–a key force, giving voice to new expressions of democracy, justice, common values and free speech. Recent exhibitions include Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, IL; District Kunst Gallery, DE; Gallery Augusta, FI; AIR Gallery, NY; Active Space, NY; Urban Festival in Croatia; Art Gallery of SESI, Sao Paolo, BR; The Kitchen, NY; The Khyber Centre for the Arts, CA. She was also a recipient of 2014/15 AIR Gallery Fellowship in New York, The District Kunst Award in Berlin; Paula Rhodes Award in New York City and many others. Željka received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, Video and Related Media Department in 2010.

Word From the Artist

My inspiration often stems from the sub-culture of the 1990s-era in Croatia, when punk, anarcho and eco movements were having a renewal. Resistance manifested itself through the cooperation and gathering of different alternative social groups. This experimental environment became a university of rebellion–a key force, giving voice to new expressions of democracy, justice, common values and free speech.

My artistic career began in early adolescence in the field of music. The current work reflects long-term collaborations with musicians, choirs and ensembles often placed in non-traditional architectural spaces. My interest lies in possibilities and peripheral areas of different media by merging the visual and audio. I work across multiple disciplines; the constants in my practice are 16mm film, video and performance. The starting point of most of my works is semi-autobiographical, although I attempt to elevate the subject on a universal level intimate point-of-view is never entirely disguised.