Sandra Vitaljic is an artist based in Stockholm.
She graduated with an MFA in photography from the Academy of Performing Arts, Film and TV (FAMU) in Prague and completed her doctoral studies (PhD) in history and theory of photography at the same university. She studied at The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm/Kungl. Konsthögskolan on post-master courses Critical Images (2018/19) and The Photographic Artist’s Book (2021).
In her work, she is focused on social issues and dealing with the topics of domestic violence, immigration, collective memory and the construction of national identity. In the theoretical and curatorial work, she is engaged with conflict photography and the ethics of photographic representation.
Sandra Vitaljic published three books: Infertile Grounds, Rat slikama: Suvremena ratna fotografija / War of Images - Contemporary War Photography and Up Close and Personal: War in Croatia.
From 2004-2019 she worked as a professor of photography at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb.
She exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions including Natural Histories. Traces of the Political, at MUMOK, Vienna, 2017; Vigilance, Struggle, Pride: Through Her Eyes, Zagreb-Maribor-Berlin, 2018 and Beloved at Chobi Mela VII, Dhaka.
She curated exhibitions Lessons from 1991 and Up Close and Personal: War in Croatia.