David Maljkovic


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    About the artist

    1973: Born in Rijeka, Croatia

    David Maljkovic (1973, Rijeka, HR) examines collective memory and amnesia in contemporary Croatia. Maljkovic's work consists of collages, installations and videos and drawings. His work incorporates images of dilapidated modernist landmarks, monuments and buildings commenting on the country's idealistic discontinuity. Erected during the communist era and left empty or deprived from its original use, these rundown monuments mark the gap between utopian heritage and disillusioned presence. 

    After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, David Maljkovic participated in the artists' residency program of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions were, amongst others, at the Museo Reina Sofia Madrid, the Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art, P.S. 1 New York, the Whitechapel Gallery London, the Kunstverein Hamburg and the Musee d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux. With his work David Maljkvovic participated in a large number of group exhibitions, amongst which the Bienal de Sao Paulo 2010, de 51e October Salon in Belgrade, ´5x5 Castello 2010´ at the EACC in Castello, ´Rehabilitation´ at Wiels in Brussels, de Istanbul Biennale, ´Les Promesses du Passe´ at Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art in 2008. David Maljkovic received the International Contemporary Art Prize Diputacio de Castello, Spain.

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