Ana Prvački

Ana Prvački’s training and background in music, theatre, mask work, architecture, fine art and beekeeping inform a cross disciplinary practice that ranges from painting to video, performance and augmented reality. Her experimental approach includes scientific research, behavioral study and emotional affect in a strategy aimed at creating imaginative tools for the challenges of daily life. Prvački has an environmentally conscious artistic practice.

She has realized solo exhibitions and projects at the NTU CCA in Singapore, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; and the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin. Her work has also been included in many international exhibitions, including the 2020 Bangkok Biennial, 13th Gwanju Biennial, 14th Istanbul Biennial, 1st Singapore Biennial and DOCUMENTA 13. Prvački’s solo exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco won the 2020 Webby Award. As the Gropius Bau’s first Digital Artist in Residence in 2021, Prvački is taking up a series of interventions that materialize the Gropius Bau’s overarching programmatic topics of hosting, natural structures and ecology.

|Biography|
1976 Born in Pančevo, former Yugoslavia (Serbia)
1999 BFA Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, New York, NY, USA
2001 Master Arquitecturas Genéticas, El Nuevo Proyecto Cibernetico y Ecologico, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
2005 MA Fine Arts, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

|Selected Solo Exhibitions|
2022 Ana Prvački: Digital Artist in Residence, Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
2021 Daily Bee Drawing, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2021 Mouthful (masked duet), Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore
2020 Post Apis, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2019 Ana Prvački: Detour, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA
2018 Duet (with Ieva Misevičiūtė), JOAN, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2018 Tent, quartet, bows and elbows, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA, USA

|Selected Group Exhibitions|
2021 Festival of Contemporary Art Danube Dialogues, Novi Sad, Serbia
2021 Our Other Us, curated by Mihnea Mircan and Kasia Redzisz, The Arts Encounters Biennial, Timisoara, Romania
2021 Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning, curated by Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala, 13th Gwangju Biennial, South Korea
2020 PLAY: Performance Art Festival, Osijek Kulturni Centar, Galerija Knifer, Osijek, Croatia
2020 SO-IL Currents, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
2020 No Limits, Chancelier de l’hôpital, Dijon, France
2020 Escape Routes, curated by Khim Ong, Bangkok Art Biennale, Thailand
2020 Ici commence le chemin des montagnes, # Campements, Musée Pyrénéen, Lourdes, France
2019 Werethings, curated by Mihnea Mircan, Plan B, Berlin, Germany
2019 1301PE@GBT, curated by Brian Butler, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
2019 Currency, curated by Nicola Trezzi, Nome Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2019 Summer show, curated by Constance Tenvik, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2019 La nuit des lucioles 7, Association Plus vite, Hampont, France
2018 Marvelous cacophony!, curated by Gunnar and Danielle Kvaran, 57th Oktobarski Salon, Belgrade, Serbia
2018 Sculpture Milwaukee, curated by Marilu Knode, Milwaukee, WI, USA
2018 Migration of energies, part 2: Clouding Europe, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

|Selected Residencies, Grants & Awards|
2021 Ana Prvački: Digital Artist in Residence, Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
2020 Webby Award for Ana Prvački: Detour (granted by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences)
2019-2020 Callie’s, Berlin, Germany
2018 Mike Kelly Foundation Grant for a collaborative project at LOAN Los Angeles, CA, USA
2017-2018 de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA

|Collection|
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
FRAC, Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

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