ARTIST STATEMENT

ABOUT ME

In my work I depict the aspects of everyday reality and social life. I address the seemingly small and abstract things, that in my view are relevant aspects of everyone's common life. Things such as phrases, word play, moments, take-ins, experiences, ideas, beliefs, ways of communication... I try to show as relevant. By doing so I provoke the viewer to think visually in order to figure out the image before him.

Iris Poljan  

Visual artist

/ Museum Educator

b. Zagreb, Croatia, 1989

Artist education:

High school: The School of Applied Art and Design Zagreb (Graphic Arts department, graduated 2008)

Studied: Painting and Art Education, Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb (mentor - professor Ante Rašić, graduated 2014)

Specialization: Museum Education (2017)

Solo shows (selection):

Nepodnošljiva lakoča računa (2022, Galerija na katu, KIC, Zagreb, Croatia)

Approach (2021, Galerija Matice hrvatske, Zagreb, Croatia)

Point of View / Način gledanja, (2019, Garaža Kamba, Zagreb, Croatia)

Underlined (2018, POU Zaprešić, Razvid Gallery, Croatia)

Matrice za dialog (2016, City Gallery Fonticus Grožnjan, Croatia)

On My Own Account (2015, VN Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia)

Mož se slikat (2013, POU Zaprešić, Razvid Gallery, Croatia)

Group shows (selection):

SchoK 2021 (Schoorlsekunsten 25th edition, Hoeve Camperduin, Schoorl, the Netherlands), 24-27 September 2021

Pula Open Drawing Biennale / Otvoreni pulski bijenale crteža 17 September -6 October 2021

Our Plague Year (Vrijhof, University of Twente, 15 April - 27 May 2021)

100% Vrouw / 100% Woman (2019, Grote of St. Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, the Netherlands), 24 -27 October 2019

SchoK 2019 (Schoorlsekunsten, Schoorl, the Netherlands), 13 - 16 June 2019

Komunikacija (2019,City Gallery Fonticus Grožnjan, Croatia)

Global videos 2018 - Human Rights 

Kunst Im Dialog (2018, Roeklturm, Landshut, Germany)

Bridges: NEON (2018, Cultural Centre Novi Sad, Serbia)

21 International exhibition of miniatures (2018, Vršilnica Gallery, Zaprešić, Croatia)

Matkalla Onneen (2017, Stadtkantine Alkmaar; the Netherlands, Akkustikka, Ylivieska and Tehdas 108, Nokia, Finland)

Akvareli na skeli (2017., Muzej Matija Skurjeni, Zaprešić, Croatia)

Refleksije vremena (2016, City Gallery Fonticus Grožnjan, Croatia)

Retrospective -This works could be... (2016, Ring Gallery, Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, Croatia)

Global Village 2016 (Art Zaanstadt, Zaandam, NL, Rathaus, Landshut, DE, Kulturhuset Bronden, DK)

17 International exhibition of miniatures (2015, Vršilnica Gallery, Zaprešić, Croatia)

Linija krize ili Kriza crte (2014, City Gallery Fonticus Grožnjan, Croatia)

ERSTE FRAGMENTI X (2014, Ring Gallery, Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, Croatia)

Other:

Bologna in Lettere, International review of poetry and video art (31/3/2022) - with Rahman Hak-Hagir (Article 27)

Global Videos - Human Rights 2018, Stitching White Cube, NL, (Article 27)

Residency:

Utopia Zero, A construção da utopia (2022, Oct 17 - 24, Cabeço Do Pião, Portugal)