• 16.11.2018. - 15.12.2018.

    Her New East

    Asiana Jurca Avci (SLO), Karla Jurić (HR), Selma Selman (BiH), Tatjana Radičević Planinčić (SRB)

    Curator: Marina Paulenka (HR)

    The exhibition titled Her New East features four artists from ex-Yugoslav countries – Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Slovenia. These younger generation artists mostly use the medium of photography in their artistic expressions, but also new media, video, performance and installation. The artists represented in the exhibition seek alternative ways of telling stories rooted in our culture and, armed with a phone or a camera, they elucidate the path of defining the visual identity of the new East. By reexamining their gaze from the perspective of the conservative, male-dominated society, they explore gender roles and sexuality, myths and archetypes, the body and the urban environment. In this region, feminism is on the rise among the younger generations: feminism, not just in the sense of words and concepts, but also visually. Young women – in photography, fashion, film and media – are redefining sexuality and the female gaze and telling visual stories about contemporary womanhood in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. In these countries, plagued with old-fashioned gender stereotypes, the word feminism itself has been historically rebuffed in society, so it found its way in through other media like the Internet and television. The generations who grew up on the Internet couldn't remain immune to the changes in gender roles and not become part of the new wave of feminism, visual, young and web-savvy. Their works want to transform the outside world but also serve as records of their own inner emancipation.


  • 15.09.2016. - 01.10.2016.

    The Day My Internet Art Paid Off

    Željko Badurina, Maja Čule, Hrvoje Hiršl, Dina Karadžić, Tea Stražičić, Igor Štromajer

    Curated by Irena Borić, Martina Kontošić, Renata Šparada

    The Day My Internet Art Paid Off! is an exhibition featuring works by Željko Badurina, Maja Čule, Hrvoje Hiršl, Dina Karadžić, Tea Stražičić and Igor Štromajer, all of which touch upon different economic aspects dictated by new relations online. Tabs, procrastination, self-promotion, collaboration, spam, comment sections, shares, likes – these are all fragments, be it material or digital, of circulating data. On the web, the circulation performed by numerous users gives value and power to the circulated information. Therefore, internet economies do not only allude to typical digital financial transfer protocols, but are also based, to a large extent, on generating symbolic capital, i.e., values. Bearing in mind the context of the web as a corporate and supervised medium, the exhibition brings to the forefront the artist's reactionary role in relation to the economic models developed on the 2.0 web.


  • 16.11.2012. - 21.12.2012.

    Eastern Surf: Kernel Panic Control*

    Having met during their studies in Edinburgh, four artists from Croatia, Italy and Scotland initiated the project and work methodology entitled Eastern Surf. The collaboration began with an exhibition proposal, after which one more participant joined Eastern Surf, and the collaboration itself eventually proved to be very fruitful. Eastern Surf emphasize that the number of participants is irrelevant and is, like their work, subject to constant change and expansion. At the moment, the project extends through organized events including performances, photoshoots, mass collated video work, online TV and gallery based installations, and an example of the former can be seen now in the Gallery Galženica in Velika Gorica.


  • 22.09.2008. - 12.10.2008.

    db:ae - database aesthetics

    The international exhibition db:ae – aesthetics of data basis deals with works of the artists who use new ways of systematic analysis and presentation of digital media with the help of computer data basis.

    Michael Aschauer (Austria), group UMATIC (the Netherlands), Robert Luxemburg and Jan Gerber (Germany) use archives (primarily of sound and video) and their metadata (descriptions and frames of references) in order to extend the perception boundaries from linear and chronological to systematic and hypermedia. However, the results of questionnaires applied to their data basis are not presentations of financial transactions’ statistics, business trends or material resources. They are sounds of imaginary journeys, images of non-existing landscapes or abstract graphics emerged from overlapping of the film materials.

    Michael Aschauer exhibits works about systematic filming of the banks of the river Nile ( and computer-generated landscapes that resulted from daily and weekly changes’ observation (

    Jan Gerber and Sebastijan Lutgert present their artwork on film basis created for the needs of Berlin pirate cinema program and on http://www. Pad. ma web application used for manipulation of the Indian activist documentaries’ video archive.

    Group UMATIC i.e. Derek Holzer presents the web project of DIY virtual sound space journey through the web metaphor of an aeroplane flight ( as well as gallery-based installation of slides, images and sound recordings.

    The additional introduction to the artists and the concept together with the open discussion will be held at net-club Mama (17 Preradovićeva St., Zagreb) at 7 p.m. on 23rd September 2008. Furthermore, the projections of Pirate will be held at the same place on 24th September 2008. (Željko Blaće, curator)

    Exhibition/ project is supported by:
    The City of Velika Gorica
    Ministry of Culture of Republic Croatia
    Austrian Cultural Forum, Zagreb
    Multimedia institute, Zagreb



  • 02.04.2008. - 27.04.2008.


    It is difficult to say what came first, the blog or the exhibition, partly because they have the same title: kibedžezva. However, was first uploaded in July 2007 and become an official exhibition project four months later. It involves students of art history, animation and new media from Zagreb and represents the next exhibition's intro as well as an attempt to inform the Croatian public about the latest problems, tendencies and phenomena in the area of new media. Our goal is, by reblogging, to mark discursive positions for easier and more efficient interpretation of constant technological and cultural changes. For these reasons, the blog will have been updated by the end of this year.

    The exhibition entitled Kiberdžezva is mostly result of collaboration among Vjekica Buljan, Morana Matković, Petra Šešljaga and the third-year and fourth-year students at the Zagreb Fine Art Academy's Department for animation and new media. They selected artworks that referred to current problems of communicational culture of the Internet. As suggested by the artists, the most intriguing aspect of "social software" is web servers for socializing and networking cultural and art producers and distribution of their products. Although they are not the subject, Facebook, My Space or You Tube are still useful frames for understanding one part of the contemporary art production. This time, Antona Begušić, Petra Hudić, Luka Hrgović, Mirna Martini, Dina Rončević and Matea Šabić will have the honour to show their works. In order to make things more virtual, Dina Rončević's blog What do you care what "bobina" is serves as an introduction into the exhibition.



  • 01.02.2008. - 01.02.2008.

    Art, Technology, Media

    The Galženica Gallery dedicates the 2008 exhibition programme to the latest tendency that finds its artistic and social legitimization in exploring different forms of relationship between technology and art, known under many names such as new media or digital art. However, the focus of our interest is only on the production and presentation of those works that in the context of current transformation of the Internet from communication into a mass medium highlight new ways of networking (Web 2.0, P2P etc.) on one side and the immanent characteristic of the Internet to depend on the different databases on the other. This is especially true of World Wide Web...


  • 10.11.2007. - 10.11.2007.

    KiberDzezva, blog

    Behind a somewhat enigmatic title Kiber Dzezva (Cyber Coffee - Pot), there is an exhibition planned for the next year but also an attempt to inform the Croatian public about the latest problems, tendencies and phenomena in the area of so-called new media. Kiber Dzezva is a collaborative blog of the art history, animation and new media students. Cyber refers rather to the current transformation of the World Wide Web into another mass medium than to the former concept of cyberspace. Dzezva stands for a traditional Balkan coffee pot – a metaphor for companionship, conversation or mere chatting about the current issues.

    The Kiber Dzezva blog will enable visitors to see the process of organising a group student exhibition. They are the third-year and fourth-year students at the Zagreb Fine Art Academy's Animation and New Media Department, working in collaboration with Vjekica Buljan, Morana Matković, Petra Šešljaga and Klaudio Štefančić. The exhibition is due to be opened in April 2008 at the Galženica Gallery. The exhibition is a part of the 2008 gallery programme dedicated to the art tendencies working with new technologies and new media.

    We intend to use the blog form for re-blogging i.e. informing the croatian art world about phenomena, events and tendencies on the Internet today. The Web 2.0 is a widely known innovation in the virtual world, made possible because of the standardization of the internet broadband, cheaper hardware and the presence of the software such as RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and Ajax (Asynchronous Java Script and XML). Transfer of the user and art operativeness from PC to the World Wide Web seems quite important so we will dedicate the Kiber Dzezva blog to the Web 2.0 servicing and applications ( Facebook, Flickr, My Space etc.)

    During the process of working on the exhibition and blog, another intention has come up - to present some of the local phenomena such as the application of the latest software innovation on the informatics enterprise (,, and adjustment to the Anglo - Saxon culture of so-called social software. Equally interesting is the mobile phone use. From parking place or fare payment, to the music video of the local band TBF, the mobile has become probably the most important part of the Croatian post socialist everyday life.

    So many things have been listed as the goals of this project. There is nothing left to do but work and hope that at least some of the phenomena will be successfully articulated and opened to discussion, and their research continued someday.

    Kiber Dzezva blog is mainly written in Croatian. Despite of that we hope that you will be able to get some general impressions about our activity.




  • 06.10.2003. - 07.10.2003.

    Workshop, Identity Sharing Interface

    Led by Martine Neddam, the author of web page, this short workshop for young
    artists tried to show what is behind the web-page dedicated to the girl named Mouchette, who on her 13th birthday announced her suicide via the internet. By questioning the changes that the medium of internet brought into our conception of identity, the representative of this web-page presented the history and way of work on this unique art project, which criticism claims to be one of the most important ones in the field of Internet art of the 90s.


  • 19.09.2004. - 07.10.2004.

    Device Art

    This first international exhibition of this type is realized in collaboration with the curatorial team “Kontejner” from Zagreb and presents the continuation of art and cultural activities dedicated to the establishing the dialogue between man and machine, art and technology, which around mid-20th century placed the Zagreb art scene into relevant European art events (New Tendencies).

    13 artists from Slovenia, Croatia and Italy participated: Vedran Relja (Association of Technical Culture from Zaprešić), Tomislav Brajnović, Vuk Ćosić, Davide Grassi, Lina Kovačević, Dubravko Kuhta a.k.a Tesla, Ivan Marušić Klif, Tomaž Pipp, Borut Savski, Sašo Sedlaček, Berislav Šimičić. Marijan Vejvoda, Silvio Vujičić, Nenad Vukušić Sebastijan, Branko Zupan.

    The exhibited works equally question traditional, analogue and new, digital machines on different levels of
    interaction: from flippers as old mechanical toys in Grassi’s work connected with the problem of financing art,
    to the video-game in the work of Saša Sedlaček, which is designed as a digital, virtual surrounding, superior to all the other forms of real and virtual manifestations. All the exhibited works are interactive, regardless if they produce sounds, images or movement in real or virtual time and space.

    Curators of the exhibition: Sunčica Ostoić (Zagreb), Olga Majcen (Zagreb) and Sandra Sajovič (Ljubljana).

    The exhibition was supported by: the Croatian Ministry of Culture, City Office for Culture Zagreb; the City of Velika Gorica, and the Slovenian Ministry of Culture.