Igor Grubic (Zagreb Croatia 1969) has been active as a multimedia artist from the beginning of the 1990ties. His work includes site-specific interventions in public spaces, photography, and film. He represents Croatia at the 58th Venice Biennale. His critical, socio-politically committed practice is characterized by the long-term engagement and his work is focused on past and present political situations from the in-depth exploration of the fate of historical monuments and the demise of industry, to examination of the predicament of minority communities. Though grounded in the documentary tradition, Grubic’s work in photography and film is characterized by an affective and empathic approach, which is deeply humane and often poetic.
His work has been exhibited in various international institutions among which:
Tirana Biennial 2 (2003); Manifesta 4 (Frankfurt, 2002); Manifesta 9 (Genk, 2012); 50th October Salon (Belgrade, 2009); Gender Check, MuMOK (Vienna, 2009); 11th Istanbul Biennial (2009); 4th Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg (2011); East Side Stories, Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2012); Gwangju Biennale (2014); Zero Tolerance, MOMA PS1 (New York 2014); Degrees of Freedom, MAMbo (Bologna, 2015); 5th Thessaloniki Biennial (2015); Cut / Rez, MSU (Zagreb, 2018); Heavenly creatures, MG+MSUM (Ljubljana, 2018); The Value of Freedom, Belvedere 21 (Vienna, 2018); 58th Venice Biennale (2019); Yerevan Biennial – The Time Complex (2020); Bigger than myself, MAXXI (Rome, 2021)