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Ivana Tkalčić ( b. 1987, Croatia) studied at Academy of fine arts (MA) in Zagreb and Munich. Graduated economics and tourism at Faculty of Economics (mag oec.) in Zagreb. After graduation, she's been working on art projects in different artist in residence programs in Austria, Belgium, Greece, Norway, Italy, Netherlands and Poland. Some of the recent exhibition are: solo exhibitions: BWPWP / BACK WHEN PLUTO WAS A PLANET, Lauba, Zagreb, Croatia, 2019, Paradise now_ _twilight zone, snapchat, camera, text to speech, Gallery Kazamat, Osijek, Croatia, 2019, Family mythology, City Gallery Striegl, Sisak, Croatia, 2018, Paradise now_, School of Applied Art and Design, Zagreb, Croatia, 2018, Error in Utopia v 0.2, Jan Arnold gallery, Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria, 2017, Error in Utopia v 0.1, Showroom Karlplatz, Vienna, Austria, 2017, Error in Utopia v 0.0, Y AMKE, Athens, Greece, 2017, Unread books, Šira, Zagreb, Croatia, 2016; group exhibitions and biennales: Resonances III, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium, 2019, Resonances III | Datami Festival, JRC, Milan, Italy, 2019, Black Box, Mikser Festival and Faculty of Applied Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, 2019, Global vs. Endemic, C3 Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, 2019, Summer Sessions, V2_ Lab, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2018, 20th Media Mediamediterrana Festival, SKUC, Pula, 2018, 34th Youth Salon – Panoptikon, HDLU, Zagreb, 2018, Platform for Experiment 1.2, Gallery VN, Zagreb, 2018, Memories II, Gallery Huong Ngo, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2017, The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale, Homeostasis Lab, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2017, 4th Biennial of Painting, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia, 2017, 5th Odessa Biennial of Contemporary Art, Museum of Odessa Modern Art, Ukraine, 2017, The Glitch Art is Dead, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, USA, 2017, 25th Slavonian Biennale, Gallery of fine arts, Osijek, Croatia, 2016, Transform 2016: Transformation of image, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 2016.

Received awards: 2016. Erste fragments 12, 2016, RCAA young European art award and 2016, Rector's Award of the University of Zagreb for the independent work of art.

Links to artist's webpage, Instagram and Vimeo.

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Artist statement

From where I'm standing, it's important in the field of artistic research to connect many different practices, theories, and media, to exchange gained knowledge with others in the community involving them in the process. During my practice as a visual artist, I acquire experience in this field of research by collaborating with scientists, curators, artists, and institution from a similar field of research. The main research theme in my artistic practice is observing changes that have been happening in the past 20 years in visual perception due to the development of new digital platforms and technologies. Images have always been with us, including the image of the world. At different times and in different places there are different images of the world, and that is why history and comparative anthropology are not just descriptions of events and practices, but representations of events and practices. Today in the ever-changing world of quick shifting realities, the comprehension of what we think we know about the world is rapidly changing. In the past 20 years, the development of new technology speeds up exponentially. It’s true that some changes have been for easier and better living, but in a time when we live technology more than we have, how are new technologies, information, and communication changing and reshaping our consciousness and ways of thinking? We are transiting into a post-information and post-human age that is radically transforming our way and nature of living, being and understanding the world that surrounds us. Furthermore, on a personal scale, the boundary between online and offline life has disappeared. The most intimate part of our lives has become a slice of the virtual  world that draws the strength from the media. It is important to understand the time we live in, and this actually means trying to understand ourselves in the world we live in. My present occupation is the continuation of that research, which started during 2016, when I was traveling around the Europe collecting photographs, documentation, recording sounds, videos, and researching databases.The project that I’m currently working on includes my participation as a visual art researcher at the Joint Research Centre, European Commission, in Ispra, Italy. Here I’m collaborating with scientists Ian Vollbracht on a topic of “social media targeting and bubble internet”, Luc Steels on “how robots see”, Nicole Dewandre on “how it is to be human in a hyperconnected era” and artist and curator Freddy Paul Grunert. Previous work Twilight zone, snapchat, camera, text to speech was created as a co-production with Metamedia Association, Croatia and V2_Institute for unstable media, Netherlands. During this project, I was working with V2_ curator Florian Weigl and with Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s project lead and interactive presentations expert Brigitte Jansen.The project Paradise Now_ was created in association with Y MAKE in Athens, Greece and School of Applied Art and Design in Zagreb, Croatia in cooperation with architect Bernarda Cesar and TV content producer Chrysoula Damoula.

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