Vlatka Horvat works across a wide range of forms, including sculpture, installation, drawing, performance, photography and writing. Her work often involves gestures of reconfiguring space and spatial/social relations at play in it, probing the precarious relationship between bodies, objects, materials, the built environment and landscape. Central to her projects across different forms and media is often the question of presence, an exploration of the complex dynamics between the subject and the context, and an interest in the possibilities and problematics of inhabiting space – social space, physical space, psychological space.
Vlatka’s work has been presented in a variety of contexts – in museums and galleries, theatre and dance festivals and in public space. Selected exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Wien, the Pavilion of Croatia at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, Museums Sheffield, Renata Fabbri (Milan), Eastwards Prospectus (Bucharest), Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies (upstate NY), Wilfried Lentz Gallery (Rotterdam), CAPRI (Düsseldorf), Disjecta Contemporary Art Center (Portland), Marta Herford Museum (Herford), the 53rd October Salon (Belgrade), Stroom (The Hague), MoMA PS1 (NYC), MGLC and Škuc Gallery (both Ljubljana), Aichi Triennale (Nagoya), the 11th Istanbul Biennale, among many others. Her performances have been commissioned by venues and festivals across Europe, North America and beyond, including LIFT – London International Festival of Theatre, KAAI Studios (Brussels), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Fondation Cartier (Paris), KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen (Hannover), INKONST (Malmo), Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna), Malta Festival (Poznan), Teatro Maria Matos (Lisbon), Meteor Festival (Bergen), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Frascati (Amsterdam), Alkantara Festival (Lisbon), Clockshop and Outpost for Contemporary Art (both Los Angeles), the Jerusalem Show (Jerusalem and Ramallah).
Born in Croatia when it was part of Yugoslavia, she moved to the US as a teenager and spent twenty years there. She currently lives in London, where she teaches in the Fine Art department at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
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Each mentor will work closely with one program participant over several months, critically reflecting on their artistic practice, its relationship to this particular moment, and possible paths it might take in the future. Vlatka Horvat will collaborate with artist Eva Ďurovec.