SAIC: Frozen IN>TENSITIES – Vlatka Horvat

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Frozen IN>TENSITIES – Vlatka Horvat

37 S Wabash Ave
Sharp Building, Room 326,
Saturday 23rd January @ 4:15


Vlatka Horvat is an artist working across a wide range of forms and contexts, namely sculpture, installation, drawing, performance, photography, and text. Her projects often focus on reconfiguring objects, bodies, the built space, and social relations at play in it. Recent solo exhibitions: Zak|Branicka Gallery (Berlin), MMC Luka/Galerija SC (Pula/Zagreb), Disjecta Contemporary Art Center (Portland), annex14 (Zurich), Boston University Art Gallery, Rachel Uffner Gallery (New York), Bergen Kunsthall, the Kitchen (New York). Recent commissioned projects: Art in the Public Space (Zurich), Galeria Bunkier Sztuki (Krakow), Kunsthalle Osnabrück, MARTA Herford Museum, MGLC (Ljubljana), VOLT (Bergen), the 53rd October Salon (Belgrade), Stroom (den Hague), “Greater New York” at MoMA PS1 (New York), Galerija SKUC (Ljubljana), and the 11th Istanbul Biennale. Vlatka’s performance works have been presented at LIFT – London International Festival of Theatre, KAAI Studios (Brussels), HAU – Hebbel an Uffer (Berlin), Malta Festival (Poznan), Teatro Maria Matos (Lisbon), BiT Festival (Bergen), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Alkantara Festival (Lisbon), Tanzquartier Wien, Outpost for Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), the Jerusalem Show, Aichi Triennale (Nagoya). Vlatka holds a BA from Columbia College Chicago (1996), an MA in Performance Studies from Northwestern University (1997), and a practice-based PhD from Roehampton University in London (2009). Vlatka’s work in visual art is represented by Zak|Branicka Gallery (Berlin), annex14 (Zurich), and Rachel Uffner Gallery (New York). After 20 years in the States, she currently lives in London.


During this winter residency at the Sullivan Galleries, several international guest artists create collaborative performance projects with current SAIC students. Through museological explorations, temporary installations, live negotiations, prompts and experiments in body movement, Frozen IN>TENSITIES explores public presence and the role of the performative archive.

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