Biography

Damir Očko
Zagreb, 1977

education and residencies

2011
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland

2010
Nordic Art Center Dale, Norway
Künstlerresidenz Blumen, Leipzig, Germany

2008-2009
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

2007
HIAP, Helsinki, Finland
KulurKontakt, Vienna, Austria
Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana, Albania

1997-2003
Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia

selected solo exhibitions

2017

Kasia Michalski Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (upcoming)
The Agency Gallery, Londin, UK

2016

Eastward Prospectus, Bucharest, Romania
Tiziana Di Caro Gallery, Naples, Italy
DAZIBAO, Montreal, Canada

2015

Studies on Shivering: The Third Degree, Croatian Pavilion at 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy │ curated by Marc Bembekoff
Photon - Centre for Contemporary Photography. Ljubljana, Slovenia
Studies on Shivering: The Hunt, Gallery Kasia Michalski, Warsaw, Poland

2014

Studies on Shivering, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Damir Očko: PST, APOTEKA, Vodnjan, Croatia
Studies on Shivering, Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria (cat.)

2013

Kabinett - ArtBasel Miami (with Yvon Lambert), Miami, US
Damir Očko: FILMS, Gallery Tiziana di Caro, Salerno, Italy
Psst, TRAPEZ, Budapest, Hungary
The Body Score, Yvon Lambert Gallery (project space), Paris, France

2012

Damir Ocko: The Kingdom of Glottis, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
On Ulterior Scale, FIAC (with Gallery Tiziana di Caro), Paris, France
On Ulterior Scale, MultiMedia Center Luka, Pula, Croatia
Očko/Tadić, Galerie de l’ESAM, Caen, France (With M. Tadić)
We saw nothing but the uniform blue of the Sky, Gallery Tiziana di Caro, Salerno, Italy

2011

On Ulterior Scale, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany (cat.)
Jedinstvo Hall - Gallery Močvara, 26th Music Biennale, Zagreb, Croatia

2010

Castle & Elephant, Coventry, UK
Event Horizon, Kunstverein Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
The Age of Happiness, Tiziana di Caro Gallery, Salerno, Italy
Screening Room, Blumen, Leipzig, Germany

2009

The Age of Happiness, Lothringer13 Städtische Kunsthalle München, Munich, Germany (cat.)
The Age of Happiness, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

2007

The End of the World, Miroslav Kraljević Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
Why does Gravity make things fall?, Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana, Albania (With N. Domidiano and S. Kanani)

2006

The Missing Mountain, Barutana, Osijek, Croatia
Garden, Gallery VN, Zagreb, Croatia
Compositions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lotrščak Tower, Zagreb, Croatia

2005

Driving world does not end at the same point, Gallery Moria, Hvar, Croatia
Avoid, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia (with I. Franke and S.Vujičić) (cat.)
Resil(i)ence, PM Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

2004

Ich leb allein in meinem Himmel (PILOT 04), Museum of Contemporary Art - Project room, Zagreb, Croatia

selected group exhibitions

2017

Fragments of Paradise, Collezione Agovino - Le Scalze - Chiesa di San Giuseppe a Pontecorvo, Napoli, Italy

2016

Remembering in Form, Galerie Heike Sterlow, Frankfurt, Germany │ curated by Adela Demetja
Boom Bang III, NN Contemporary Art Northampton, UK │ curated by Jasmina Cibic, Virginija Januškevičiūtė, Filip Markiewicz and Katharina Stadler
Politiche Della Natura, Fondazione Zimei, Pescara, Italy │ curated by Massimiliano Scuderi
Le temps de l'audace et de l'engagement - De leur temps (5) - Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes (IAC), Villeurbanne, France
NORMALITIES - Austrian Cultural Forum New York, New York City, NY │ curated by Marko Lulić

2015

100%, Galerie de Multiples, Paris, France
Through the Barricades, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano, Italy │ curated by Andrea Bruciati The Beast and the Sovereign, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany │ curated by Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, Paul B. Preciado and Valentín Roma
Two Mouthsful of Silence, Duke’s House 32-38 Duke’s Place, Aldgate, London, United Kingdom │ curated by Bea Herhold de Sousa
3rd Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground, Konjic, BIH │ curated by Adela Demetja and ROTOR (Graz)

2014

LA PERMANENCE, Musée de la Danse, Rennes, France │ curated by Boris Charmatz
Notes on Undoing, Garis & Hahn, NY, USA │ curated by Branka Benčić
Noli me tangere, L'arte in movimento e la malattia dei sentimenti di Michelangelo Antonioni Biblioteca Civica, Verona, Italy │ curated by Eva Comuzzi and Andrea Bruciati
Great Undoing, 54th Annale, Poreč, Croatia │ curated by Branka Benčić
The Sounds of Silence, CAC La Halle des bouchers, Vienne, France │ curated by Marc Bembekoff
Attention Economy, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria │ curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and Vivien Trommer
La disparition des lucioles, Collection Lambert, Prison Sainte Anne, Avignon, France │ curated by Eric Mézil
Journey at the end of the word, Gallery Tiziana di Caro, Salerno, Italy │ curated by Antonello Tolve
Interprète, FRAC Le Plateau, Paris, France │ curated by Xavier Franceschi

2013

I open my eyes and there you are, MUDAM, Luxembourg │ curated by Christophe Gallois
Le ragioni della pittura, Palazzo de Sanctis, Castelbasso (Teramo), Italy │ curated by Laura Cherubini & Eugenio Viola
TRAPEZ 1, TRAPEZ, Budapest, Hungary
Lightning out for the territories, TRAFO house of contemporary art, Budapest, Hungary │ curated by Leila Topić

2012

Voices of Truth, Villa Romana, Florence, Italy │ curated by Adela Demetja
Takes on Memory & Flight Paths, HIAP - Gallery Augusta, Helsinki, Finland │ curated by Marita Muukkonen
Lightning out for the territories, Kunsthalle Wien project space, Vienna, Austria │ curated by Leila Topić
Abstraction, Galerija Klovićevi Dvori, Zagreb, Croatia │ curated by Ivana Mance
T-HTAward, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

2011

On stage: narrative and performance in contemporary Croatian video, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, Austria │ curated by Jasna Jakšić
Southern Panoramas, 17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Cities - visionary places, Torrance Art Museum, L.A, USA │ curated by Camilla Boemio
11th Visura Aperta, Momiano, Croatia │ curated by Davorka Perić
Picture of Sound, Lazareti Art Workshop, Dubrovnik, Croatia │curated by Evelina Turković
After the Crash, Orto Botanico, Rome, Italy │ curated by Camilla Boemio
PRETTY VACANT – spaces of uncertainty and discontinuity, POLIS 2011, Pula, Croatia │ curated by Branka Benčić
Jour de Fête, Loop Festival, Private Art Space Gallery, Barcelona, Spain │ curated by Pedro Torres & Alexandra Laudo
Picture of Sound, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia │curated by Evelina Turković
Mit Seife und Gabeln, Kunstraum Kreunzlingen, Kreunzlingen, Switzerland │ curated by Tanja Trampe & Daniela Petrini

2010

Picture of Sound, Multimedia Center Split, Split, Croatia │ curated by Evelina Turković
PostDimensione - Viaggio nell’Arte Contemporanea, Torrione Passari, Molfetta Bari, Italy │ curated by Giacomo Zaza
Videonale Sarajevo Intervention - Balkan Box, DUPLEX, Sarajevo, BIH │ curated by Pierre Courten
Avventure Minime, Convento di San Lorenzo, Salerno, Italy │ curated by Antonello Tolve
Working Title, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany │ curated by Anna Ptak, Marianna Dobkowska & Konstantin Lom
Here and Now, Bolognia Art First, Museo Arheologico, Bologna, Italy │ curated by Julia Draganović

2009

Working Title, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland │ curated by Anna Ptak, Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka & Marianna Dobkowska
Grenzenlos, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia │ curated by Jerica Ziherl
CITIES - visionary places, Roma Festival dell Arhitettura, Auditorium Arte, Rome, Italy │ curated by Camilla Boemio
VIDEOARTEVERONA - Sezione Visione Video, Art Verona, Verona, Italy │ curated by Maria Rosa Sossai
GENERATIONS, AKTO4 - Festival for Contemporary Art, Bitola, Macedonia │ curated by Nataša Bordožić
Video Salon, Duplex / Sarajevo Film Festival, Sarajevo, BIH │ curated by Pierre Courten
Cinemaniac, MultiMedia Center, Pula, Croatia │ curated by Branka Benčić
Wondering where the ducks went, Tiziana di Caro Gallery, Salerno, Italy │ curated by Simona Brunetti
Dealing with Fear, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
Videos Europa, Le Fresnoy - National Studio for Contemporary Art, Tourcoing, France │ curated by Pascale Pronnier

2008

COMUNICOLOGY, Projektraum Römerstrasse, Stuttgart, Germany │ curated by Konstantin Lom
4th Busan International Video Festival, Art Space Bandee, Busan, Korea │ curated by Pierre Courtin
In Transition Russia, National Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia │ curated by NeMe
In Transition Russia, National Center of Contemporary art Yekaterinburg, Russia │ curated by NeMe
SPAPORT, 1st International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, BIH │ curated by Ana Nikitovic
Kairos, Mali Salon, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
Kairos, Umetnostna Galerija Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
Salon of Revolution, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia │ curated by Antonia Majača & Ivana Bago
Where the east ends, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany
Re-reading of the future, International Triennial of contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic │ curated by Nathalie Hénon & Jean-François Rettig
13th Biennale of young artists BJCEM, Puglia, Italy
Croatia First Minute, Verket, Avesta, Sweden │ curated by Jasna Jakšić
Balkan Express, Gallery Piksel, Warszawa, Poland
ISOLOMANIA, Municipal Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus │ curated by Helene Black

2007

Somewhere far away, Lothringer13 Laden, Munich, Germany │ curated by Adela Demetja
Under Construction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia │ curated by Jasna Jakšić
T-HTaward@MSU, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
The post cinema Experience, d/Art/07 - Australian center for photography, Sydney, Australia │ curated by Ricardo Felipe
New Revelations, Spectrum project space, Perth, Australia │ curated by Leon Marvel
Croitoru, Demetja und Ocko, Art Point Gallery, Vienna, Austria │ curated by Katarzyna Uszynska
Heroes in Transition, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK │ curated by Jasna Jakšić

2006

Fetish, Gallery VN, Zagreb, Croatia │ curated by Olga Majcen
28th Zagreb Youth Salon, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
Finale 2006, Putar award, Gallery Galzenica, Velika Gorica, Croatia

2005

Back to the future, Gallery SC, Zagreb, Croatia │ curated by Leila Topić
Backwards, Pixelpoint05, Mestna Gallery, Nova Gorica, Slovenia │ curated by Igor Španjol
Postskulpture, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia │ curated by Zvonko Maković
39th Zagreb Salon of Fine Arts, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia

selected festivals and screenings

2017

Rencontres Internationales-Paris-Berlin-Madrid, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2016

The 14th International FestivalSignes de Nuit Paris (Night Award for The Third Degree)
The 14th International FestivalSignes de Nuit Portugal
Rencontres Internationales-Paris-Berlin

2014

25fps: Reflexion program, Zagreb, Croatia
Artist Cinema: new narratives, Pula film Festival, Pula, Croatia

2013

VIDEOEX Experimental film and video festival, Zurich, Switzerland
Artist Cinema: Damir Očko, Museum of contemporary art, Zagreb, Croatia │curated by Branka Benčić

2012

Acts of Voicing, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany │curated by Iris Dressler
25fps, International experimental film and video festival, Zagreb, Croatia

2011

Cinematography is the strongest weapon, 98WEEKS Project Space, Beirut, Lebanon │curated by Gaia Casagrande and Barbara Goretti

2010

Film Screening - The Age of Happiness, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Forde, Norway
Film Screening - The Moon shall never take my Voice, Nordic Art Center Dale, Norway
Nuit Blanche 2010, Point Ephemere, Paris, France │ video program by Pierre Courten
Territories of the In/Human, Württembergische Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany │ curated by Iris Dressler & Hans D. Christ

2009

Something in Common, Chisinau, Moldova │ curated by Nataša Bordožić
SuperNova, La Generale, Paris, France
Lille3000-Europa XXL, Tri Postal / Gare Saint Sauveur Lille, France │ video program by Pierre Courten

2008

Rencontres Internationales-Paris-Berlin-Madrid, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Rencontres Internationales-Paris-Berlin-Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France

2007

Rencontres Internationales-Paris-Berlin-Madrid, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
Videojamit4, HIAP project room, Helsinki, Finland
d/Art/07, Chauvel cinema, Sydney, Australia
52nd International Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy │ video program by Edi Muka

2004

Little Queer overture (with London gay symphony orchestra), Vatroslav Lisinski concert hall, Zagreb, Croatia
Little Queer overture (with London gay symphony orchestra), St. John's church, London, UK

public collections

Luis Vuitton Fondation for Creation, Paris, France
FRAC le Plateau, Paris, France
CNAP - Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, France
MUDAM, Luxembourg

selected bibliography

-Art Press n.422, (pgs. 22-23), 2015
-L'Officiel n.14, The Third Degree and Beyond, (pgs.62-73), 2015
-BeauxArts (May 2015, 12 Pavillions a ne pas manquer, 2015
-Frieze issue 172, Damir Očko review by Krzysztof Kosciuczuk, 2015
-Damir Ocko - The Tragedy of Listening, by Erik Verhagen, Artpress no.399 (pgs.64-68), 2013
-Reportage / Palais de Tokyo, review by Anne Picq, (pgs. 98-99) Beaux Arts Magazine, February, 2013
-Damir Ocko in conversation with Daniele Balit, Palais no.16, 2012
-Il discorso ritmico di Damir Ocko by Antonello Tolve, Artribune, 2012
-Mousse diary, Mousse magazine no.32, 2012
-FLASH reviews by Fuani Marino, Flash Art Italy, no.302, 2012
-Cat., On Ulterior Scale, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, text by Magdalena Holzhey, Alexander Sigman, 2011
-Damir Ocko by Reuben Henry, a-n Magazine, september issue, UK, 2010
-essay by Antonello Tolve, ARTKEY Magazine, 2010
-The Age of Happiness, EXIBART no.65, text by Daniela Trincia, Rome, 2010
-Interview with Maria Rosa Sossai, Tiziana di Caro Gallery, Salerno, 2010
-Deadpan, text by Camilla Boemio, Equipeco no.22, Roma, 2009
-Cat., Working Title, CSW Ujazdowski, Warsaw,2009
-Cat., CITIES-Places visionaries, Roma, 2009
-Cat., CINEMANIAC 09, MMC Luka, Pula, 2009
-Cat., The Age of Happiness, Lothringer13, Munich, 2009
-Cat., Videos Europa, Le Fresnoy, Tourcing, 2009
-Cat., Salon of the Revolution, 2008
-Cat., SPAPORT first international annual exhibition, Banja Luka, 2008
-Cat., Where the east ends, KNV, Wiesbaden, 2008
-Cat., Re-reading of the future, ITCA 2008, Prague, 2008
-Cat., Croatia First Minute, MSU, Zagreb, 2008
-Cat., Insert, MSU, Zagreb, 2008
-Cat., Isolomania, NeMe, Nicosia, 2008
-Cat., Damir Očko / The end of the world: Interview, Zagreb, 2007
-Cat., Rencontres Iternationales, Paris/Berlin/Madrid, 2007
-K15, Concepts in New Croatian Art, Krešimir Purgar, Zagreb, 2007
-Cat., Tirana institute for contemporary Art, Tirana, 2007
-Concrete choice: Damir Očko, Jasna Jakšić, Kontura no.93, Zagreb, 2007
-About Heroes, Jasna Jakšić, Život Umjetnosti no.80, Zagreb, 2007
-Cat., Heroes in Transition, Jasna Jakšić, Nottingham, 2007
-Desire for utopia, A.M. Koljanin, Kontura no.91, Zagreb, 2006
-How to find your own place, N.Bošnjak, Glas Slavonije, Osijek, 2006
-Damir Očko's Garden, Leila Topić, Vjesnik, 2006
-Damir Očko: Interview, Leila Topić, Kontura no.89, Zagreb, 2006
-Traps of Musical Irreversibility, Trpimir Marasović, Zarez no.179, Zagreb, 2006
-Cat., Compositions, Jasna Jakšić, Trpimir Matasović, Zagreb, 2006
-Pleasure of renunciation, Ivana Mance, CIP, Zagreb, 2005
-Cat., A shot at the void, Jasna Jakšić, Zagreb, 2005
-Cat., Life counterpoint, Leila Topić, Hvar, 2005
-Cat., Resil(i)ence, Jasna Jakšić, Zagreb, 2005