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Once there was a clear distinction between reality and illusion, but today the boundarie disappeared. The most intimate part of our lives became the virtual world that feeds on the media. The technology shapes human consciousness and way of thinking, changeing our perception. We live in a world where there are more and more information, and less and less meaning. The term hyperreality marks a new concurrence of circumstances in which disappears every tension between reality and illusion, between reality as it is and as it should be.
Ivana Tkalčić graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Before the Academy she received a master's degree in economics and tourism at Faculty of Economics, Zagreb. In the academic year 2014/2015. she got the ERASMUS + scholarship which enabled her to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. She was awarded with the Chancellor's Award of the University of Zagreb for the independent work of art, student awards Gold index and the prestigious Austrian Red Carpet Art Prize. She has realized five solo exhibitions at Vienna, Athens, Zagreb, Varaždin. She is now preparing her sixth solo exhibition at Jan Arnolds gallery, Vienna. She has participated in many group exhibitions such as: 2017. Memories II, Gallery Heritage space, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2017. 5th Odessa Biennial of Contemporary Art, Museum of Odessa Modern Art, Odessa,Ukraine, 2017. The Glitch Art is Dead, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, USA,2016, 25th Slavonian Biennale, Gallery of fine arts, Osijek, Croatia; 2016, Transform 2016: Transformation of image, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; 2016 Young European Art, Art Pavilion Juraj Sporer, Opatija; 2016, Erste fragments 12, gallery Kranjčar, Zagreb; 70 years of victory over fascism, Student Cultural Center Novi Sad, Novi Sad; 2014, House architecture ORIS, Zagreb. She is currently in artist residence in Vienna, Austria (NXT Residency, ELIA & Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) and prepares for artist residences in Belgium and Norway.
opening speech by
Andreas Stadler (diplomat, curator and former director of the Austrian Cultural Forum NY)
in cooperation with "Red Carpet Art Award" www.redcarpetartaward.com