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BIOGRAPHY

Marina Stoponja was born Nov 10th 1959 in Zagreb, Croatia. Graduated in 1999 in The Academy of Fine Arts in the sculpting department. Member of HDLU / IAA since 1999, member of HZSU since 2001. Attending the postgraduate study in the Academy of fine Arts in Zagreb. Participated in numerous group exhibitions and organized numerous individual exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. Author of dozen public works in Croatia and abroad. Participated in numerous sculpting symposiums in Croatia and international, like Slovenia, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Norway, UAE, Korea. Winner of numerous prizes along with the Special Head of University prize in 1997. In her sculptural and painting projects she works on themes that describe life, in its physical, artistic and sociological aspects. Besides the interpretation, trough three dimensional shape that she thinks came out of nature that made all shapes long time ago, she also explains the theme of human relationships. Material that she uses is mostly marble or marble in combination with bronze or some other material. Her sculptures and paintings are often self-portraits in philosophical and biographical descriptions. Her bright character comes out trough precise technical production in material. Her work takes part of many private collections and museums. Lives and works in Zagreb and Dubai.

SOLO EXIBITIONS

2014

TWO, ETK Ericsson Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

SCULPTURE, Museum of CIty Slavonski Brod, Slavonski Brod, Croatia

2013

ANIMA!, Zeuelenroda, Germany

SCULPTURES, Gallery Remek Djela, Zagreb, Croatia

PILLOW TALK 2, Zilik Gallery, Karlovac, Croatia

2012

EAST & WEST, OTB showroom Dubai, Dubai, UAE

2011

PARALLEL OF OPPOSED UNION, Zvonimir Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

2008

POWERED BY NATURE, Modulor Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

2006

KS, Renault Showroom, Zagreb, Croatia

HOMAGE TO IVAN GORAN KOVAČIĆ, IGK Gallery, Karlovac, Croatia

2002

DINNER WITH VLAD, Nova Gallery. Zagreb, Croatia

2000

CHALLENGE, Nova Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

1999

SCULPTURE, Nova Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

1997

JOY, SC Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

JURIED GROUP EHIBITIONS

2015

CONTEMPORARY ART, Center Cvjetni, Zagreb, Croatia

2014

BEST CROATIAN CONTEMPORARY ARTWORKS SELECTION,
Hangar Art Gallery, Zadar

CROATIAN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTORS, Gallery Remek Djela, Zagreb, Croatia

ALL FOR ART, International Art Centar, Dubai, UAE

2013

ART MEETING, Vugrovec, Croatia

2012

TOUCH OF ANGELS, Villa Menenghello, Hvar, Croatia

ERDE, Voitsberg, Austria

2011

INTERNATIONALE SKULPTUREN BIENNALE, Graz, Austria

2nd TRIENNIAL OF CROATIAN SELF PORTRAITS, COEXISTENCE, Prica Gallery, Samobor, Croatia

POP ART IS NOT DEAD, Museum Klovićevi Dvori, Zagreb, Croatia

2010

OUT OF FORMAT, ALU and ECU University, Zagreb, Croatia

2009

10th TRIENNIAL OF CROATIAN SCULPTURE, Gliptoteka HAZU, Zagreb, Croatia

2008

4th CASTRUM VALLIS, Ulika Gallery, Valle, Croatia

2007

INTERNATIONAL ART MEETING, Da Vinci Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia

2006

9th TRIENNIAL OF CROATIAN SCULPTURE, Gliptoteka HAZU, Zagreb, Croatia

EHIBITION OF RECENT WORKS BY MEMBERS OF HDLU, Croatian Artists Society, Zagreb, Croatia

2005

EARTH, Millennium Art Collection, Ultreht, Netherlands

2004

INTERNATIONAL SELECTION EXIBITION, City Museum, Saint Pons de Thomieres, France

2003

FONA – FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Rijeka, Croatia

2002

1001 REASON TO LOVE THE EARTH, Millenium Art Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands

THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF POSTMODERN CERAMICS, Museum of City Varaždin, Varaždin, Croatia

2001

FROM HEDONISM TO SURVIVIAL, SC Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

5th MOSTRA CONTEMPORANEA, Fierra Forli, Forli, Italy

2000

4th MOSTRA D’ ARTE MODERNA, Fierra Forli, Forli, Italy

1998

6th TRIENNIAL OF SMALL PLASTICS, Osijek, Croatia

1997

6th TRIENNIAL OF CROATIAN SCULPTURE, Gliptoteka HAZU, Zagreb, Croatia

PUBLIC WORKS

2013
PORTRAIT OF H. B. BAUERFEIND, bronze, Zeuelenroda, Germany

2012
BUST OF ST. MARKO KRIŽEVČANIN, bronze, Križevci, Croatia

2010

SATIN, oak, Rugvica Trstenik, Croatia

2008

JELLY DIVINE, glass, Maribor, Slovenia

2007

DREAM, marble, aluminum, Maribor, Slovenia

2004

MEDITERA BRAKE, marble, Saint Pons de Thomieres, France

2002

PORTRAIT OF V. LISAK, bronze, Turopolje, Croatia

2001

STATUE OF NIKOLA TAVELIĆ, bronze, Lišane, Croatia

STATUE OF ALOJZIJE STEPINAC, bronze,Carmelite Monastery, Marija Bistrica, Croatia

1999

WRIL MEANDER 2, limestone, Jakovje Castle Sculpture Park, Jakovje, Croatia
COLUMN, bronze, Večernji newspapers, Zagreb, Croatia

1997

STATUE OF ST. ANTUN, St. Antun Chapel, Ložnice, Croatia

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

2017

Ras Al Khaimah Fine Art Festival Award, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

2016

ART WORLD DUBAI
shortlisted, Dubai, UAE

2001

2nd PREMIO CONTEMPORANEO, Forli, Italy

1997

SPECIAL HEAD OF UNIVERSITY PRIZE, Zagreb, Croatia