17.05.2002. - 01.06.2002.

Tanja Dabo, Ivana Franke, Jasna Šikanja, Mirjana Vodopija, "Qua forma placebit, or as you like it”


This group exhibition is conceived as a small overview of contemporary, non-academic graphic art in Croatia. The works of Tanja Dabo and Jasna Šikanja present one of the centres in the field of graphic art, the department of prints and drawings from Rijeka, and the works of Ivana Franke and Mirjana Vodopija present the second centre, i.e. the department for prints and drawings at the Academy of Fine Arts from Zagreb.

All the exhibited works show special attention towards computer technology and its different kind of multiplying of the given matrixes.As artefacts in space, the works of these artists gain different shapes and genre characteristics: from photographic documentation in the works of Tanja Dabo and Jasna Šikanja to the ambiental installation in the works of Ivana Franke and Mirjana Vodopija.

The curator of the exhibition is Margarita Sveštarov Šimat, senior curator at the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Croatian Academy of Science and Art in Zagreb. 

Mirjana Vodopija graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1987. She won numerous awards including the Annual award of the Croatian Association of Artists for young artists (2000), the Award of the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Croatian Academy of Science and Art at the 2nd triennial of Croatian drawings (1999) and the first award at the 3rd international triennial of graphics in Prague.

Ivana Franke graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1997. She exhibited her work in Croatia and abroad and also received numerous awards (the Award of the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Croatian Academy of Science and Art at the 1st triennial of graphics, the jury award at the festival Break 21 in Ljubljana, etc.).

Tanja Dabo graduated at the Faculty of Pedagogy in Rijeka in 1997. She has exhibited her works from 1993, and is currently attending the postgraduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana.

Jasna Šikanja works as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Rijeka. She exhibited her work in numerous exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. She won numerous awards, including the Special jury award at the 1st Croatian triennial of graphics and the jury award at the Mediterranean biennale in Alexandria (Egypt).