27.03.2006. - 16.04.2006.

Željko Kipke, "Everything is written in dreams“,

Željko Kipke is one of most famous Croatian painters of the middle generation and an artist who hasin the late 70s started to work with experimental film and video, only to fully dedicate to painting inthe early 80s at the time of trans-avantgarde. Alongside painting, Kipke has for years been engagedin literary work, especially art critique and essays. At the end of last year Duriex publishing housepublished his journal “From February to February” in which mentions of people from Croatian art andcultural milieu caused a scandal.

In the Galženica Gallery Kipke realized two projects: art and literary. He set up a video installation dedicated to dreams and instead of a catalogue he published a book of his dreams which he wrote down every day for a year, from February to February. So a few months after publishing his journal, Kipke published the obverse to his daily journal – his nightly journal.

Željko Kipke (1953) graduated as a painter from Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts in 1976. His paintings can be found in the following collections of modern art: The Peter Stuyvesant Collectionin Amsterdam, the FRAC Collection in Toulouse, the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna and the Museum of Modern Art in Zagreb.

He represented Croatia at the Venetian Biennale in 1993 and fortwo years at the Cairo Biennale.
He writes critique and essays in the field of art and experimental movies. Since 1997 he is a member
of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). He published six books: "Iluminatori novog
ciklusa" (Zagreb, 1989), "Vodič kroz subteranneus" (Zagreb, 1992), "Čuvajte se imitacija" (Zagreb,
1993), "Od izobilja do Mjeseca" (Zagreb, 1998), "Svaka sličnost sa stvarnim ljudima i događajima je
namjerna" (Zagreb, 2004), "Od veljače do veljače" (Zagreb, 2005).