CV- Nataša Bodrožić
Curator/ culture worker
(born in Split, Croatia)
She graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb in 2004. In 2008 she finished one year educational program Laboratory of the Curatorial Practices at the Center for Contemporary Arts (SCCA) in Ljubljana. She holds MA degree at the Universite Lumiere 2 in Lyon and University of Arts in Belgrade /UNESCO Chair for Cultural Management and Cultural Policy (2010).
In 2009, she co- founded the organization “Loose Associations, contemporary art practices” (with Ivana Meštrov and Tonka Maleković)
In 2013 she initiated the MOTEL TROGIR- public campaign for preservation of the mid 20th century architectural modernism in the post- Yugoslav realm- ongoing (organizer with S Šimpraga)
So far she co-curated or produced numerous exhibitions, symposiums and public space projects in Croatia and abroad:
OSTRALE BIENNALE 021: BREATHTURN, Robotron Kantine, Dresden, July-Oct 2021
DISTRUST THE STORYTELLER, Gallery VN, Zagreb, December 2020- Jan 2021
TOWARDS A NEW HERITAGE: PROTAGONISTS, CHALLENGES, RUPTURES, international symposium, House of Youth, MKC, Split, October 2019
IT IS NOT FUTURE THAT ALWAYS COMES AFTER, Gallery MKC, Split, October 2018.
WHEN ARCHITECTURE BECOMES REMINISCENCE (OF A LONG-FORGOTTEN EXPERIENCE), Gallery VN, Zagreb, November 2017
THE EAST IS WEST OF THE WEST, BJCEM/ Former Yugoslav Embassy, Tirana, May 2017
ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, BJCEM/Fabbrica di Vapore, Milano, October 2015
MODERN ARCHITECTURE OF TROGIR 1945-1990 (curated by Lidija Butković Mićin, produced by Loose Associations/ MOTEL TROGIR team)- Trogir City Museum, September 2015
HOLIDAYS AFTER THE FALL (curated by Michael Zinganel, produced by Loose Associations/MOTEL TROGIR team)- Trogir City Museum, 2015
MEDITERRANEA 16 Young Artists Biennial/ERRORS ALOWED/- co-curator with Ivana Meštrov, Alessandro Castiglioni, Nadira Laggoune, Delphine Leccas, Charlotte Bank, Claudio Zecchi (Ancona, Italy 2013)
POLITICS OF FEELINGS/ ECONOMIES OF LOVE- in collaboration with FOKUS Grupa & Irena Boric (Zagreb, 2012-2014)
ONCE UPON A PRESENT: A view on contemporary art in Russia /with Elena Yaichnikova (Zagreb, Gallery SC- 2011)
NOTES FOR PEOPLES ATLAS OF CHISINAU / with AREA Chicago & OBERLIHT/ (Chisinau, Moldova, 2010)
FUTURE WAS YESTERDAY: Self-organized Artistic Practices from Ukraine/ with R.E.P. group (Zagreb, Gallery SC and Gallery PM- 2009)
CHIOSC. Moldova in focus. with Vladimir Us (Zagreb, Gallery VN- 2009 & Chisinau, FLAT SPACE- 2009/2010)
INTERVENTIONS 3: Artistic interventions in public space/ with Vladimir Us (Chisinau, Moldova- 2008)
Politics of Feelings/Economies of Love, Ed. with Irena Borić (ONOMATOPEE, Eindhoven 2014),
Cultural Public Sphere in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, Ed. with Nini Palavandishvili (Bibliothek Verlag der Provinz, Vienna, 2014),
Imagining the Public: Independent Cultural Scenes in Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova (SPACES, 2014), chief editor with group of authors
Motel TROGIR: It is not Future that Always Comes After, Ed. with Saša Šimpraga (Loose Associations/ONOMATOPEE, Zagreb- Eindhoven 2016)
MODELLING PUBLIC SPACE(S) IN CULTURE: Rethinking Institutional Practices and Historical (Dis)continuities, Ed. with Biljana Tanurovka Kjulakovski & Violeta Kachakova (Lokomotiva, Skopje, 2018)
CONSUMER CULTURE LANDSCAPES IN SOCIALIST YUGOSLAVIA, Ed. with Saša Šimpraga and Lidija Butković Mićin(Loose Associations/ONOMATOPEE, Zagreb- Eindhoven, 2018)
PERSISTENT TRACES OF THE HERITAGE TO COME, Suns and Stars, Amsterdam, 2020 (author)
MODERN ARCHITECTURE OF TROGIR, Ed. by Lidija Butković Mićin, Loose associations and Radovan Society, Zagreb- Trogir, 2021 (producer, publisher)
Scholarships and grants: CEC Artslink- residency in the USA (ON THE BOARDS Seattle, PICA Portland), French Government scholarships (2)- (Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Paris), Soros Supplementary Grant for post-graduate education, Gulliver connect/ Kulturkontakt grant, Q21- Museums Quartier Vienna, Styria-Artist-in-Residence_Graz.
Awards: award for the best publication MOTEL TROGIR: IT IS NOT FUTURE THAT ALWAYS COMES AFTER, Salon and Architecture Days in Novi Sad, Serbia, 2016.
Jury membership: she is an evaluator for the SozialMarie, a social innovation award (based in Vienna) since 2019.
Currently lives and works in Zagreb and Trogir.