The methodology of Grlić's work includes exploring the political, economic, and social heritage through the deconstruction of politics of memory, image reading, and gender aspect. The method she uses is based on ethnography and autoethnography of everyday life and popular culture as well as the transformation of found imagery into the painting background. Grlić explores the phenomenon of memory and reminiscence focusing on changes that took place, and are still happening in post-socialist society.

Grlić graduated with an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia. She has exhibited at Museum of Mali lošinj; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Kunstlerhaus, Vienna; Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, China, and the National Museum, Gdansk, Poland. She lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.

Martina Grlić, Hypermnesia, 2021
Fake gold, plastic cherry, 2021 (left). Leftovers, 2021 (right)
Half Way Through, 2021, Installation View
Half Way Through, 2021, Installation View
Martina Grlić's studio, Zagreb, 2022

 

EDUCATION  

2009
M.A. at Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia (Painting)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022
Hypermnesia II, Fragment Gallery, New York

2021
Hypermnesia, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Hypermnesia,
Lauba, Zagreb, Croatia
Safe Word, duo show at Fragment gallery, Moscow, Russia**

2019
Distinct Realities, Potemka gallery, Leipzig, Germany

2018
Memory and Conflict, Gallery Karas, Zagreb, Croatia

2017
Collective Dreams, Kranjcar Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

2016
Factory, Gallery Simulaker, Novo Mesto, Slovenia

2015
Product, Gallery Poola, Pula, Croatia

2014
Product, Museum of Mali lošinj, Mali Lošinj, Croatia
Better Than Reality, Gallery Zuccato, Porec, Croatia
Product, Gallery Josip Racic, Zagreb, Croatia

2013
Factory, Gallery Karas, Zagreb, Croatia

2012
World to Come, Gallery Dogadanja, Zagreb, Croatia

2011
Atomic Landscapes, Gallery Cekao, Zagreb, Croatia

2010
Atomic Landscapes, Gallery SC, Zagreb, Croatia

(Two-person shows marked by **) 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Halfway Through, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2019
Without Anesthesia, 54th Zagreb Salon, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia

2018
Searching for Reality-Jadranka Fatur and Hyperreal, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Traces of Water, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia

2017
THT PRIZE, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

2016
Challenges to Humanism, 51st Zagreb Salon, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
Exporting Zagreb – Constructing the Present of Memory, National Museum, Gdanjsk, Poland

2015
2nd CEE Countries Contemporary Art Exhibition, Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, China

2014
Mundus Vadit Retro, Gallery KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia
32nd Youth Salon, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia

2013
New Croatian Realism, HAZU, Zagreb, Croatia
Art Must Be Beautiful, 53rd Annale, Porec, Croatia
48th Zagreb Salon, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
T-HT prize, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

2012
PARS PRO TOTO, Loft Sevigne, Paris, France
31st Youth Salon, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
Erste Fragments 8, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

2011
The Other Reallity: emerging croatian painters, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

2010
45th Zagreb Salon, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
30th Youth Salon, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia

 

FESTIVALS AND BIENNALE

2021
6th Biennale of painting, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia

2017
4th Biennale of painting, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia

2015
3rd Biennal of painting, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia

2013
2nd Biennal of painting, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia

2011
1st Biennal of painting, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia

2010
22nd Slavonia Biennal, Gallery of Visual Arts, Osijek, Croatia

 

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2017
HPB Prize for Young artist

2012
ERSTE Bank, New Fragments, First Prize

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Erste Bank, Zagreb, Croatia
Modern Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
Zuzeum Art Centre, Riga, Latvia

 

“Martina Grlić: Hypermnesia II” at Fragment, New York featured as Editors’ Pick on Artnet News.
May 10, 2022
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