Professional profile


Twenty years of diverse experience in photography as artist, researcher, photo educator and curator.
Continuous professional development.



Work

2001 – current   Freelance photographer

2004 - 2019       Professor of Photography,
                          University of Zagreb, Academy of Dramatic Art (ADU)

2008 - 2012       Photography Program Chair
                          University of Zagreb, ADU

Curriculum developement and implementation of the new Master's Degree in Photography studies

2015 - 2019    Artistic Advisor and Member of the Artistic Council for Organ vida -  International Photography Festival, Zagreb                       

Advising on the future development of the festival, planning and preparing festival program with artistic director.
 
1997 – 2001       Photographer at the weekly magazine Nacional



Education

2010              PhD awarded, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), Prague         

2004-2008     PhD studies in History and Theory of Photography, FAMU, Prague 

1994-1996     MFA Photography, FAMU, Prague, Department of Photography
 
1991-1994     BA Photography, FAMU, Prague, Department of Photography



Additional Education

2018   Critical Images, Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Stockholm

2017   Do It With Books; Do It Yourself With Others, Masterclass with Corinne    
           Noordenbos and Fiorenza Pinna, Zagreb

2010    FORMAT Summer School, Simon Norfolk Masterclass, Derby, UK

2006 - 2007   Fulbright fellowship at the Rochester Institute of Technology,
                      School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester, NY



Awards

2014    1st Award for photographic installation "Beloved" at T-HT@MSU.hr -
            Award for Contemporary Croatian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art
            Zagreb    

2014     Award for book Rat slikama - Suvremena ratna fotografija (War of Images
             – Contemporary  War Photography), Sarajevo Book Fair

2013     CCN Award for photographic series Infertile Grounds,Cultural City
             Network Graz, Austria



Published Books
Up Close and Personal: War in Croatia, Image of War Museum, Zagreb, 2018

Rat slikama - Suvremena ratna fotografija (War of Images - Contemporary War Photography), Algoritam, Zagreb, 2013

Infertile Grounds, Foreword: Svetlana Slapšak, Eikon Studio, Pula, 2012



Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2018     ...and there was evening, and there was morning, Maša Bajc and Sandra
            Vitaljić, University Gallery, The UMass Lowell Department of Art and 
            Design, University of Massachussets, Lowell, USA

2018     Infertile Grounds, Ragusa Photo Festival, Ragusa, Italy

2017     Sichtbares - Unsichtbar / Vidno - Nevidno, Pavelhouse, Potrna, Austria
             (Goran Bertok Survivors, Sandra Vitaljic Infertile Grounds, Sergej
             Lebedev Searching for Germany in Russia )

2013     Beloved, Dhaka Art Center, Chobi Mela VII, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2011     Infertile Grounds, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia



Group Exhibitions (selection)

2018  Vigilance, Struggle, Pride: Through Her Eyes, Maribor, Berlin, Zagreb,
          Bratislava

2017  Natural Histories. Traces of the Political, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria

2017   Tito's Bunker, Wurttembergischer Kunstverain Stuttgart, Germany

2017   Vojna/War/Krieg, Koroska galerija likovnih umetnosti, Slovenj Gradec,
           Slovenia

2014   Memory Lab: Photography Challenges History, European Month of
          Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2014   Europe - South East / Recorded memories, Museum of Contemporary
          Art, Bucharest, Romania

2013   Global Photography - Europe, SI Fest - Savignano Immagini, Savignano,
           Italy

2013   Aftermath / Changing Cultural Landscape Tendencies of engaged post-
           Yugoslav contemporary photography, European Month of Photography,
           Bratislava, Slovakia



Curatorial Projects (selection)

2018  Up close and personal – War in Croatia, Image of War museum, Zagreb

2016  Lessons from 1991, Zagreb, Maribor, Belgrade, Berlin

2011 – 2013 Aftermath / Changing the Cultural Landscape, international
                    collaborative project