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The interdisciplinary artist MOON Martina Zelenika, through innovative methods, explores and approaches the realization of art projects with an emphasis on post-human time. The main characteristic of her work is the symbiosis of traditional techniques and most up-to-date digital technology. The artist MOON combine different mediums in sophisticated manner, works with types of medium such as traditional drawing and collage, photography, relief, installation art, interactive and new media art with interest in data sonification. She is a film director, a composer and a new media performer. 

By deconstructing sound and meta-language through the practice of meditation, the artist test out modern communication space resulting with artistic project cycle “Meta_Signal Sonar System” (short: MSSS) – with which generates the visualisation of universal sound (the human blueprint) through the point of departure of analogue drawing by using body movements.

Cosmology, Universality, Geophilosophy and the Language are the main areas of her interest. The artist MOON advocates the freedom of human beings in all aspects of society, and positively influences the world’s frequency. By contemplating ancient and contemporary philosophy, Martina questions universal communication fields, makes a subtle impact on human awareness and individual self-recognition by absorbing a wide image of the world “we exist”.  

EDUCATION AND ART RESIDENCES

2017  Risk Change (EU Project) Sound Art Residency, Museum of Contemporary Art Novi Sad, Serbia, by invitation

2017  Future DiverCities, Instagram Art Residency, Creative Europe, by innvitation

2013  Multimedia center KID KIBLA Maribor, New media cross border programme, Art Residency SLO

2011  Institute of International Visual Arts INIVA, Art Residency UK

2011  Islington Arts Factory London, Art Residency UK

2006 M.A. diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia EU, Video-New Media course (two years programme)

2002 Diploma from the University of Zagreb Teachers Academy (one year of Pedagogic-psychological training)

2001 BA/MA diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Zagreb CRO/artistic orientation – graphic department (four years programme)

1997 Graduated from the High School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb, scenography and arrangement department. (four years School programme)

STIPENDS, GRANTS, REWARDS, FUNDINGS, NOMINATIONS

2019 ISEA2019, Penumbra:In-between / a finalist with Augmented Reality Art project “6th SENSE” at Special Exhibition, Asia Culture Center Gwangju, Republic of South Korea, 22 June – 28 July 2019

2019 MADATAC X Festival / a finalist with Augmented Reality Art project “6th SENSE” for “Residence prize for the production of an audiovisual work”, Madrid Spain

2017 Croatian Audiovisual Centre – HAVC, government-backed strategic agency for the audiovisual sector in Croatia: a majority production grant for her first experimental movie “Mountain”

2015 Croatia House Foundation (member of EUNIC), grant for her solo exhibition abroad

2013 Multimedia center KID KIBLA Maribor, New Media Cross Border programme, Art Residency SLO, residency stipend

2011 Institute of International Visual Arts INIVA, Art Residency UK, production grant

2003-2006 Stipend provided by the Ministry of education, science and sport of Republic Slovenia

1998-2001 Stipend provided by the Sisacko-moslavacka County, Croatia

2001 2nd YOUTH SALON, Sisak CRO, first prize

2001 Academy award for exceptional accomplishment work during the Study Program at the Academy of Fine Arts University Zagreb CRO

FILMOGRAPHY

MOUNTAIN, a debut short experimental film, duration 10:51, production February 2019

MEMBERSHIPS

Associate member at The Centre for Innovative Media at the Academy of Applied Arts of University of Rijeka Croatia www.cim.apuri.hr

ADA,  The Archive of Digital Art – database of virtual art www.digitalartarchive.at

CFAA, Croatian Freelance Artists Association (HZSU) hr.hzsu.hr

Founder and Artistic ledaer at NAGON – interdisciplinary laboratory of arts www.nagon.org

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Multimedia center KID KIBLA Maribor SLO

Institute of International Visual Arts INIVA London UK

Museum of modern Art Zagreb CRO

Gallery of the Moslavina Museum Kutina CRO

SOLO EXHIBITION

2016  ABSOLUTE IDEALISM interdisciplinary exhibition presents the TAB_LETTER project, poem “Ode to Humanity” in French language and a cycle Projections Beyond, Institut Français de Croatie, Médiathèque, Zagreb Croatia

2015  META_PERSPECTIVE interdisciplinary performance and multimedia exhibition; presenting TAB_letter (my innovative interdisciplinary project) and a newest cycle Projections Beyond (large drawings of humanoid mutants), Multimedia center KID KIBLA, Maribor Slovenia

2014  Illustrations of the picture book “Life along a river – floods”, Marin Drzic Library, Zagreb Croatia

2013 TAB_LETTER implementation of the poem “Ode to Humanity” in the Slovenian language, music performance by clarinet and Turkish oud, Multimedia center KID KIBLA, Maribor Slovenia

2013  Point of deCREATION, The cellars of the Diocletian’s Palace UNESCO, Split Croatia; work: TAB_LETTER audio-visual installation

2012  TAB letter Project, 1st phase- “Ode to Humanity” music performed by string trio: viola, violin and cello, Multimedia Gallery Nano, Zagreb Croatia

2011  ÐABALESKO (eng.meaning-work without meaning-for FREE) mini-retrospective exhibition, Gallery Kristofor Stankovic (Cycle of Young Artists), Zagreb Croatia

2008  SIZE DOES(NOT) MATTER, brain sculptures combined with light interactive installation and video installation, Modern Gallery Josip Racic Studio, Zagreb Croatia

2007  “ Virtual Station” Net Art interactive installation, Gallery Nano, Zagreb Croatia

2006  audio-video interactive installation “Virtual Station” and Planet Mar cycle, Gallery of Matrix Croatia, Zagreb Croatia

2006  CONTACT, computer graphics (digital prints on canvas) from the cycle Planet Earth, Gallery Branislav Deskovic, Bol Croatia

2005  Video installation PLANET MAR, Subgallery MUL, Multimedia Center Luka, Pula Croatia

2005  THE DAY AFTER, digital photography exhibition, Gallery Camera obscura, Rijeka Croatia

2003  X-Files ambient light installation with computer graphics (digital prints on canvas and transparent foil), Vladimir Nazor Gallery, Zagreb Croatia

2002  PURGATORY- FORM IN INFORMATION, ambient audio installations combined with objects, Student Center Gallery, Zagreb Croatia

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS, SELECTION

2019 ISEA2019, Penumbra:In-between / a finalist with Augmented Reality Art project “6th SENSE” at Special Exhibition, Asia Culture Center Gwangju, Republic of South Korea, 22 June – 28 July 2019

2019 MADATAC X Festival / a finalist with Augmented Reality Art project “6th SENSE” for “Residence prize for the production of an audiovisual work”, Madrid Spain

2018  BAM Festival – international digital Art, Liège Belgium, 19-20 October; art installation of an Augmented Reality app art project “6th SENSE”, exhposition of the silver series (3 art works)

2018 Sounded Bodies Festival, Zagreb Dance Center; 1st demo performace “RECEPTILIUM”, a sensory interactive audio-visual show with eeg and gesture data transmitted in music § coded visual from free hand drawing process

2017  TOUCH ME Festival, POGON Gallery, Zagreb Croatia, the fifth edition entitled “The Invisible Arround Us”, a project curated by Mónica Bello, Head of Arts at CERN; work: research project NEW EUROPE, sounds of mineral stones, interactive audio-visual ambinet installation

2016 GANZ new festival, international festival of developmental theatre, &TD Theatre Zagreb, semicircular hall / “The cabin of delicious wonders”

2016 Empeduja Art Kamp 2016 Rijeka, performance art week, Museum of contemporary Art Rijeka

2014  Zagreb Design Week 2014, LAUBA Gallery, competition work, presentation of a furniture concept BOREALIS

2013  11th ART STAYS international exhibition of contemporary art, Ptuj Slovenia; TAB_LETTER proejct, audio- video installation

2013  KIBLA PORTAL, MATERIALITY international exhibition of contemporary art, Maribor Slovenia

2012  Islington Arts  Factory’s  Summer Salon 2012, London UK; work: Crater, drawing, black ink on paper

2012  Laval Nugent Gallery, LN360°, promotion of young Croatian artists, Zagreb Croatia; work: HORIZON 1, computer collage, digital print on photo paper

2011  INIVA Social Archive One: An Economic Forecast (Shoreditch), Guillaume at La Maison video recording, London UK; work: video recording and presentation

2011  Islington Arts  Factory’s  Summer Salon 2011, London UK; work: Antifear balloon, photograph on paper

2010  International triennial expanded artistic media, Belgrade Serbia; work: mixed digital collage HOMO NOVUS, video projection combined with 3D glasses

2008  Gliptoteka HAZU, 100 years of Academy of Fine Arts, rewarded students, Zagreb Croatia; work: HORIZON 1 and 2, computer collage, digital prints on photo paper

2006  MAGMART International Art Festival, 2nd edition, Milan Italy; Autoportraits, photographs and video presentation

2005  Marganovo Hartera Hall FONA New Arts Festival, Rijeka Croatia; work: PLANET MAR video isnatllation

2005  Croatian Association of Visual Artists, 39th Zagreb Salon, Zagreb Croatia; work: “Virtual Station” Net Art interactive project

2005  MAMA Center Art Net Lab, Zagreb Croatia; work: “Virtual Station” Net Art interactive project

2005  11. International fest of computer arts, Maribor Slovenia; work: “Virtual Station” Net Art interactive project

2004  10. International festival of computer arts, Maribor Slovenia; work: computer collage, digital print on transparent foil

1996  Croatian Association of Visual Artists, 24th Youth Salon, Zagreb Croati; work: Metamorphose, sculpture installation, combined technique

LECTURES, CONFERENCES, SYMPOSIUMS, WORKSHOPS

2019  Center for Innovative Media (CIM) at the Academy of Applied Arts of University of Rijeka, semester program of Virtual and Augmented Reality projects; my lecture title AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) – CONTEMPORARY (DYS)UTOPIA

2018 ZIP-SCENE Conference. Analogue & Digital Immersive Environment (Perspectives on Digital Interactivity and Narrative in Performing Arts and VR) @ Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest; zip-scene.comDates: 8-10 November, 2018; speech and presentation – paper abstract title “The Perfect Language”

2018 GLOBAL CONTROL Conference, RIXC Art Science Festival 2018 September 13–15, 2018 Riga Latvia; speech and presentation – paper abstract title “A secret way of communication: The perfect language that the global control system can not control”

2017 Risk Change EU Project, Contemporary Museum Novi Sad Serbia, presentation

2017 Symposium TOUCH ME Festival, Zagreb Croatia, the fifth edition entitled – “The Invisible Arround Us”, curated by Mónica Bello, Head of Arts at CERN

2014 Art Workshop Summer in Kutina 2014, Kutina CRO, educational painting workshop by DRUID Eco fashion brand
2014 WATER DAY week, Cultural Center Pešćenica and Primary School Vinko Žganec, Zagreb CRO
/educational drawing workshop
2013 Symposium, New Media Cross Border, Multimedia center KIBLA
2013 Art Workshop ECO Festival, Zagreb CRO / educational drawing workshop by DRUID Eco Fashion Brand
2011 Art Workshop FASHION.HR Industry 2011, Zagreb CRO
2011 Art Workshop Islington Arts Factory, London UK /drawing and painting workshop
2004 MFRU Festival of Coputer Arts, Maribor SLO, Oral presentation
2004 Summer Programme Cultural Center Pešćenica, Zagreb CRO / drawing and painting workshop
2003 Summer Programme Cultural Center Pešćenica, Zagreb CRO / drawing and painting workshop

WORK EXPERIENCE

Educator and Pofessor, 2002 – 2005
– Professor and Class Teacher at Graphic High School Zagreb, Graphic Design subject
– Professor and Class Teacher at several Primary Schools in Zagreb, Visual Culture subject

Freelance graphic designer, illustrator, web designer, ashion designer and artist. Clients from a fields of culture, ecology and social education, 2007-2016
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– BIO Quanta ( Center for Technological Development and Energy Efficiency )
– Water Management Croatia Syndicate
– Water Management Croatia
– RC Government Office for Human Rights
– Croatian Union of Physically Disabled Persons Associations (CUPDPA) Zagreb
– Zagreb Student Center
– The Croatian Film Days
– Glorious Backstage Arts London-The Notting Hill Carnival
– Prism Bar-Harvey Nichols Restaurants LTD
– Movement Angol London
– Islington Arts Factory London
– DRUID Eco Fashion Brand
– Ezo TV
– Croatian National Television

FASHION DESIGN

2011 as an author, creator, designer and activist she become an owner of 1st eco fashion brand in Croatia under the name DRUID www.druid-style.com

FASHION EXHIBITIONS

2013  ECO Festival/ Fashion Show by DRUID and educational drawing workshop, Zagreb Croatia
2013  D DAY 4th International design festival/ Art installation by DRUID, Zagreb Croatia
2011  FASHION.HR Industry, Fashion Fair / fashion selling stand and Fashion performance, Zagreb Croatia

SCENOGRAPHY AND EXHIBITION DESIGN

2013  International design Fair Zagreb D DAY, exhibition installation for Eco fashion brand DRUID
2011  Fashion Fair Industry Zagreb, exhibition space for Eco fashion brand DRUID
2002 Theater performance “Easiness linen”,  Skofijski Avli, Maribor Slovenia
2001  Theater performance “Easiness linen”, Sisak Croatia