Vesna Kolobarić

Vesna Kolobarić

Djakovo, Slavonia, Croatia

About Vesna Kolobarić

has a degree in Textiles and Fashion Design from the Faculty of Textile Technology in Zagreb, capital of Croatia. .
She has been making unique clothes, doing textile painting, patchwork, quilt, hand weaving, digital design and print, experimental techniques, textile sculptures, space and wall objects, makes silver jewelry and jewelry in soldering technique. She exhibits her work at the independent and group exhibitions in galleries, museums and at fashion shows in Croatia, Slovenia, Israel, Italy, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, the USA and Spain. She has worked for the Croatian National Theatre in Osijek, for a number of years has organized cultural projects in Djakovo and has been awarded on different occasions for her artistic work.
In different cycles of her work she looks into how the psycho-social, economic and ecological influences shape the visual identity of a certain period of time and how the technological and scientific advances affect the use of material in art creation. All this has been expressed in her cycle of work "Panonian Games", "Waiting for Godot", "Timeless", "Frontal Tam-Tam", "Pillows", "The Smell of Burning" , "Meshes & Mysteries" and so on.
Vesna Kolobaric is a member of ULUPUH (The Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts) and HZSU (Croatian Freelance Artists' Association).

Education

- 1991. Textiles and Fashion Design from the Faculty of Textile Technology in Zagreb, capital of Croatia (Europe)

- 2010 web design IVORA, Osijek, Croatia (Europe)

Events

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:
1997 - „Euro-top fashion „ Grand Prix for the best collection, international
fashion show, Radenci, Slovenia
- „Fashion 3000“ two prize - for the best collection and for stage performance,
international fashion show – Pula, Croatia
2004 – recognition for the autor souvenir, Etnographic museum – Zagreb, Croatia
2009 – winner in competition for enterepreneurship in the culture, competition of Croatian
Ministry of Culture
2010 – (second year again) winner in competition for enterepreneurship in the culture,
competition of Croatian Ministry of Culture

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITION:
1996.- „Captured light“ – Strossmayer museum – Đakovo, Croatia
- „Pannonian games“ – solo fashion show – Đakovo, Croatia
1999. – design gallery LIKUM – „Waiting for Godot“, Zagreb, Croatia
2000. – design gallery LIKUM – „ Pannonian games“, Zagreb, Croatia
2002. - design gallery LIKUM – „Promenade of cerebral convolution“,
Zagreb, Croatia
2010.- „…about wind, flying and movement!“ - Museum of
Djakovo, Djakovo, Croatia
- tour of the exhibition „…about wind, flying and movement!“ – Gallery „Zvonimir“ ,
Zagreb, Croatia

GROUP EXHIBITION AND FASHION SHOW:
1997. - 15. biennial of Slavonia- Gallery of fine art – Vinkovci, Croatia
- „Euro-top fashion „ – international fashion show – Radenci, Slovenija
- „Fashion 3000“ – international fashion show – Pula, Croatia
1998 - fashion show – Opatija, Croatia
- „Stars to dast“ group exhibition in National Croatian Theatre,
Split, Croatia
2002 – new members exhibition, ULUPUH (The Croatian Association of Artists of Applied
Arts), Zagreb, Croatia
- „Fiber art“ – „Chankin gallery“ Holon – Izrael
- „Little blue line“ – gallery „ULUPUH“- Zagreb, Croatia
- exhibition of LIKUM members, gallery „Ranjina,
Dubrovnik, Croatia
2003. – „Textile, Text, Texture“ – gallery „Zvonimir“ – Zagreb, Croatia
- „LIKUM`s generation“ – gallery „Ulrich“ – Zagreb, Croatia
2004. – exhibition of author souvenir – Etnographic museum– Zagreb,
Croatia
2005. – „My flag“ – gallery ULUPUH – Zagreb, Croatia
- "Art as brand"- ULUPUH members , Fashion and
beauty days – Zagreb fair , Croatia
2006.- ULUPUH members, City museum – Varaždin, Hrvatska
2008. - „Reject ART“ – gallery „Zvonimir“ – Zagreb, Croatia
– „Castrum vallis“ – gallery „Ulika“ – Bale, Croatia
2009 - „Textile deconstruction“ – gallery ULUPUH – Zagreb, Croatia
- „ Croatian art&craft“
„MC Gallery“ – New York, USA
- „Near my home“ mini textile art with TEXERA textile group– textile conference,
Linz /Haslach - Austria
- „The connecting thread“, gallery „I. Kršnjavi“, Zagreb, Croatia
2010 - - „CONTACT T-T“ – galery ULUPUH – Zagreb ( I am autor of this concept)
- 60. years of ULUPUH, gallery ULUPUH, Zagreb
2011 – GIOIELLODENTRO Italian group of jewelry artist, Padova, Italy
- GIOIELLODENTRO – Italian group of jewelry artist, City hall,
Immer, Italy
- GIOIELLODENTRO - Italian group of jewelry artist, museum Villa Lagarina
Trento, Italy
- „Fashion wardrobe“ Design Center, Zagreb, Croatia
– Night of Museums, Museum of Djakovo, Djakovo, Croatia
2013 - "WITHOUT BORDER" international exhibition in Bratislava in Slovakia Republic, Poland
and Czech Republic
- YEAR BOOK 2013/14 - jewelry art exhibitions in Madrid, Barcelona (Spain) and Munich
(Germany), by GRUPO DUPLEX
2014 - ART ECO - KARAS GALLERY
- MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM, Croatian-Hungarian Exhibition
- Gallery Showcase Zsolnay Cultural District, Pécs
2015 - NATIONAL HERITAGE: Croatian Indigenous Dog Breeds ULUPUH - KARAS GALLERY
- INTERACTIONS - Contemporary applied art from Croatia
- Gallery m21, Zsolnay Kulturalis Negyedben, Pécs, Hungary.
- DESIGN TO DESIGN - furniture dressing ULUPUH - Gallery "I. Krsnjavi", Zagreb
2016.- MATERIAL AND FORM - textiles at new frontiers
ULUPUH - Vukovar City Museum, Rangers Gallery
- ART ECO / SURPLUS - an exhibition on eco-design,
ULUPUH Gallery
- 2017. NATIONAL HERITAGE - lace - ULUPUH Gallery
2019 - 52. ZAGREB SALON - Applied Arts and Designs - (IN) APPLICABILITY OF APPLIED ART - Mimara Museum,
- National Heritage: Sibenik Cathedral, gallery ULUPUH