Goran Škofić (1979, Pula, Croatia) explores the position of the individual in a variety of social spheres of contemporary life. Škofić's works consist of photo and video collage, spatial installations, recorded performance, film and sound elements.

His work is based on extracting various sequences from real life and by placing them into a new context through image manipulation, he offers a surreal situation as a legitimate one. By using technological possibilities and post-production of the image, he explores the relationship between original and its representation. Social control, manipulation, lack of authority, social aspects and absurdities of everyday life are constant topics of his work, often interpreted through a humorous form.

Škofić has exhibited in numerous international festivals, galleries, museums and biennials and he gave various presentations and artist talks in art institutions and in art schools. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Radoslav Putar Award as the best Croatian artist under 35 years of age. He received several fellowships and has been on art residencies in Europe, North and South America.

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  • Education & Residencies
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    2017 | Cité Internacional des Arts, Paris, France
    2013 | NAIRS, Grisons, Switzerland
  • 2012 | Ateliers Internationaux du FRAC, Pays de la Loire, France
  • 2011 | FAAP - Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2010 | AirAntwerp Artistic Residency, Antwerpen, Belgium
  • 2010 | International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY, United States

    2005 | Art Academy, University of Split (MA in Video and Film), Croatia
  • 2002 | Art Academy, University of Split (BA in Visual Communication), Croatia

 

Awards

  • 2016 | Grand Prix, 51st Zagreb Salon of Visual Art, Croatia
    2016 | Ex Aequo Award, 25th Slavonic Biennale, Osijek, Croatia
  • 2016 | Special mentioned, Avvantura Film Festival, Zadar, Croatia
    2013 | Forum Gallery Awards, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2012 | Bogdanka Poznanović Award, 16th Int. Festival Videomedeja, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • 2012 | Special award, Tu smo III, Pula, Croatia
  • 2010 | Residency grant, Foundation for Civil Society, New York, US
  • 2009 | Res Artis Awards (Belgium), BJCEM, Skopje, Makedonia
  • 2009 | Res Artis Awards (Brasil), BJCEM, Skopje, Makedonia
  • 2009 | Radoslav Putar Awards for best artist under 35 years of age, Croatia
  • 2005 | 1th Golden Bra Award, Magdalena, for the video spot (with Branimir Kolarek)
  • 2004 | Special recognition of the City of Poreč, promotion of the city's name in the film industry
  • 2002 | Special award, Cinema Club Split, Review of the Croatian Film and Video-creativity
  • 2002 | 2th award at the Review of the Croatian film and video-creativity
  • 2002 | Jelena Rajković Award for the best young director, 11th Days of the Croatian Film
  • 2002 | Octavian Award for the experimental film, 11th Days of the Croatian Film
  • 2001 | 2th award The Poster Sings of time at the European Home Competition

 

  • Membership
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  • 2016 | HDLU - Croatia Association of Artist, Zagreb
    2010 | HZSU - Croatian freelancer artist's association
  • 2007 | HDLUI - Croatian Association of Artists, Istria



  • Works in public collections
     
  • Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Poland
  • Museum of Fine Art, Split, Coraita
  • FRAC, Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
  • Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
  • Museum of Contemporary Art of Istria, Pula, Croatia
  • Museum Lapidarivum, Novigrad, Croatia

 


One-person exhibitions

  • 2017 | Gallery Događanja, Zagreb, Croatia 
    2016 | Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade, Serbia (Cur. Aleksandra Sekulić)
    2016 | Pogon Jedinstvo, Gallery 90/60/90, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. Marijana Stanić)
  • 2016 | Fritzi Gallery, Mali Lošinj, Croatia (Cur. Barbara Živković)
  • 2015 | Museum of Contemporary Art of Istria, Pula, Croatia (Cur. Mladen Lučić)
  • 2015 | Milieu Gallery, Bern, Switzerland
    2015 | Greta, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2015 | Praktika Gallery, Split, Croatia (Cur. Nataša Kadin)
    2014 | AŽ Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2013 | Forum Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. Antun Maračić)
  • 2013 | Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    2012 | Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia (Cur. S. Salomon)
  • 2012 | Otok Gallery, Art Workshop Lazareti, Dubrovnik, Croatia (Cur. Slaven Tolj)
  • 2011 | SC Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. Branka Benčić)
  • 2010 | Goran Škofić & Marin Majić show, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, US
  • 2010 | Sint-Lukasgalerie, Brussel, Belgium
  • 2010 | Miroslav Kraljević Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. Branka Benčić)
  • 2010 | Berwick Film & Media Festival, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England (Cur. Huw Davies)
  • 2010 | Waldinger Gallery, Osijek, Croatia (Cur. Marina Viculin)
  • 2009 | Rigo Gallery, Novigrad, Croatia (Cur. Branka Benčić)
  • 2009 | Karas Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. Leila Topić)
  • 2009 | MMC Luka, Aneks Gallery, Pula, Croatia (Cur. Leila Topić)
  • 2008 | Small Gallery, Poreč, Croatia (Cur. Leila Topić)
  • 2003 | Šikuti Machine, Croatia
  • 2002 | Art Gallery, Split, Croatia
 


 

Collective exhibitions

  • 2016 | Borders of Visibility, 25th Slavonian Biennial, Osijek, Croatia (Cur. Valentina Radoš) 
  • 2016 | Observation without observer, NAG, Skopje, Macedonia (Cur. D. Budjevac, M. Gacina)
  • 2016 | Circular Movement, Gliptoteka HAZU, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. Davorka Perić)
  • 2016 | Labor Relations, Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Poland (Cur. Sylwia Serafinowicz)
  • 2016 | Arterija, Novigrad, Croatia (Cur. Jerica Ziherl)
  • 2016 | Vizura Aperta, Zlarin, Croatia (Cur. Davorka Perić)
  • 2016 | Challenging Humanism, The 51st Zagreb Salon Of Visual Arts, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2016 | (re)thinking Space&Place, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany
  • 2016 | 1st Industrial Art Biennial, Labin, Croatia 
  • 2015 | Looking At Nothing (Desire In The Future), Mala Stanica, NGM, Macedonia 
  • 2015 | Disclosing, CZKD, Beograd, Serbia 
  • 2015 | Interface, Ex Bernardi, Rijeka, Croatia 
  • 2015 | Art Metamedia 10.01, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
  • 2015 | Kunstverein Langenfeld, Langenfeld, Germany
  • 2015 | Art Metamedia 10.01, SC, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2015 | East of Heaven, City Gallery, Labin, Croatia
  • 2015 | Golo Brdo, Rovinjsko selo, Croatia 
  • 2015 | Poreč Annale, Poreč, Croatia
  • 2015 | From Within the Giant's Belly, MMSU, Rijeka 
  • 2015 | Appropriation part1., Michaela Stock Gallery, Vienna, Austria
  • 2015 | T-ht Awards, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia 
  • 2015 | Night of Museums, MSUi, Pula, Croatia
  • 2014 | (In)Constancy of Space, Hdlu Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2014 | More then Sport, MKC, Split, Croatia
  • 2014 | Participatory Loneliness, Art National Center, Tainan, Taiwan (Org. Hana Librenjak)
  • 2014 | Digital Narratives, 16. Media Mediterranea, MSUi, Pula, Croatia (Kust. Branaka Benčić)
  • 2014 | Škver! Festival (Shipyard area) , Mali Lošinj, Croatia (Org. Dunja Janković)
  • 2014 | T-ht, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. Ivana Kancir)
  • 2014 | Artexchange 07, Rovinj, Croatia (Cur. Mladen Lučić)
  • 2014 | Istra Beograd, Ethnographic Museum, Belgrade, Serbia (Sel. Nikola Ražov)
  • 2014 | Istra Beograd, Rovinj Heritage Museum, Rovinj, Croatia (Sel. Nikola Ražov)
  • 2013 | Balkan?, IAAB> Basement, Basel, Switzerland (Cur. Annina Zimmerman, Nic Bezemer)
  • 2013 | Clueless, Ring Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. Branka Bencic, Lorena Tadorni)
  • 2012 | Star-Dust, FRAC, Carquefou, France (Cur. Laurence Gateau, Slaven Tolj)
  • 2012 | Vienna Fair, The New Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (Represented by Marisall Gallery)
  • 2012 | Tu smo III, MMC Luka, Pula Croatia (Cur. Blaženka Perica, Mladen Lucic)
  • 2012 | Turn the Light On, it's Dark, MKC, Split, Croatia (Cur. Sabina Salamon, Ksenija Orelj)
  • 2012 | Turn the Light On, it's Dark, MMSU, Rijeka, Croatia (Cur. S. Salamon, K. Orelj)
  • 2012 | Dimension of Humor, Diocletian Palace Cellars, Split, Croatia (Cur. Blaženka Perica)
  • 2012 | Mostra dos Artistas representados pela Galeria Virgilio, São Paulo, Brasil
  • 2011 | Dimension of Humor, Kazamat Gallery, Osijek, Croatia (Cur. Blaženka Perica)
  • 2011 | Ruído de Fronteira, Palácio das artes, Belo Horizonte, Brasil (Cur. Lucas Banbozzi)
  • 2011 | After the Fall, Knoxville Museum of Art, TN, US (Cur. Marc & Livia Straus)
  • 2011 | 37th Split Salon, Diocletian Palace Cellars, Split (Cur. B. Vujanović, D. Pranjčević)
  • 2011 | Galeria Virgilio, São Paulo, Brazil (together with K. Kabbani, D. de Moraes and J. Leite)
  • 2011 | Tensionfield, Mali Salon, Rijeka, Croatia (Cur. Sabina Salamon)
  • 2011 | 255.804km2, Brot Kunsthall, Wien, Austria (Cur. Alenka Gregorič, Mateja Podlesnik)
  • 2011 | Open Field, Marisall Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2011 | T-ht, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. Vladimir Čajkovac)
  • 2011 | Tensionfield, ESC im Labor, Graz, Austria
  • 2010 | New Video from Istria, Remont Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia (Cur. Mladen Lucić)
  • 2010 | Strictly Personal, Vladimir Bužančić Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. Ksenija Orelj)
  • 2010 | Photonic Moments, Cankarijev Dom Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Cur. Sabina Salomon)
  • 2010 | Media-scape, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. Ingeborg Fülepp and Heiko Daxl)
  • 2010 | White Night, Skopje, Macedonia
  • 2010 | After the Fall, HVCCA, Peekskill, NY (Cur. Marc & Livia Straus)
  • 2010 | Tu smo 2, MSUI, Pula, Croatia, (Cur. Mladen Lucić)
  • 2010 | 255.804 km2, Mestna Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Cur. Alenka Gregorič, M. Podlesnik)
  • 2010 | Transformation / Mapping the City 3, Pecs, Hungary (Cur. Branka Benčić)
  • 2010 | 30th Salon of Young Artists, Market, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. B. Franceschi)
  • 2010 | Mardin Biennale, Mardin, Turkey (Cur. Done Otyam)
  • 2010 | Artexchange 03, MSUI, St.Toma Gallery, Rovinj, Croatia (Cur. Mladen Lučić)
  • 2010 | 45th Zagreb salon, Market, PM Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. Branko Franceschi)
  • 2010 | Croatia for Beginners, Galeri der Stadt Felbach, Germany (Cur. Janka Vukmir)
  • 2010 | Fasafiso, Cer Modern, Ankara, Turkey (Cur. Yaygara)
  • 2010 | Salon at ISCP, Goran Škofić and Samuil Stoyanov, Brooklyn, NY, US
  • 2010 | New Aquisitions, Museum Lapidarivum, Novigrad, Croatia (Cur. Ketrin Miošek Miličević)
  • 2009 | Annual Exhibition of Members of HDLU Istria, Anex II gallery, MMC Luka, Pula, Croatia
  • 2009 | Photographic Biennale Photodistorzija, Poreč, Croatia (Coord. Petra Počanić)
  • 2009 | I Received Your InvitationThank You, Mardin, Turkey (Cur. Done Otyam)
  • 2009 | Croatian selection for BJECM, Mali salon, Rijeka, Croatia (Cur. Ksenija Orelj)
  • 2009 | XIV Biennal of Young Artist from Europa and the Mediterranean, Skopie, Macedonia
  • 2009 | Group exhibition, 7 Days of Creativity, Pazin, Croatia
  • 2009 | Finale Radoslav Putar Awards, Galženica Gallery, Velika Gorica, Croatia 
  • 2009 | Turistic City, Stara Tiskara, Pula, Croatia (Cur. Branka Benčić)
  • 2009 | Kriza, MMC Luka, Pula, Croatia (Cur. Mladen Lučić)
  • 2008 | Mapping the City, Karas Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. Branka Benčić)
  • 2007 | Exhibition of new members of HDLU-a Istra, Croatia
  • 2007 | Photodistorzy, Istrian Parliament Room, Poreč, Croatia (Cur. Ketrin Miošek Miličević)
  • 2007 | 35th Split Salon, Bačvice Gallery, Split, Croatia (Cur. Toni Horvatić)
  • 2007 | Mapping the City, MMC Luka, Pula, Croatia (Cur. Branka Benčić)
  • 2007 | Media-Scape, Novigrad, Croatia (Cur. Jerica Ziherl)
  • 2006 | Insert, Rijeka, Croatia (Cur. Tihomir Milovac)
  • 2005 | Insert, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. Tihomir Milovac)
  • 2004 | Yugoslav Youth Biennial, Vršac, SiCG
  • 2004 | Base Camp, Merano, Italy (Cur. Valerio Deho')
  • 2004 | 10th International Informatics Arts Festival, Maribor, Slovenia
  • 2004 | Border-Disorder, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2003 | Galežnica Gallery, V. Gorica, Croatia (Cur. Klaudio Šterančić)
  • 2002 | Here Tomorow, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. Roxana Marcoci)
  • 2002 | Start, Zagreb, Croatia (Cur. WHW)
  • 2002 | Start, City Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Cur. WHW)
  • 2001 | ArsAttack, Vincent iz Kavstva Gallery, Pula, Croatia (Cur. Gorka Cvajner)




Screenings on film & video festivals

  • 2016 | Avvanutra Film Festival, Zadar, Croatia
  • 2016 | 14th Tabor Film Festival, Croatia
  • 2016 | 25th days of Croatian Film, Kino Europa, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2016 | Short Picture (Shipyards), MMC, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2016 | Short Picture (We won’t play), MMC, Zagreb, Croatia
2015 | Xwra Video and Media Art Festival, Artland Xwra, Ipati, Greece
2015 | 7 Days of Creativity, Pazin, Croatia
2015 | 24th days od Croatian Film, Kino Europa, Zagreb, Croatia
2014 | Night of Croatian Film and New Media, Dvorana Müller, Zagreb, Croatia
2014 | Night of Croatian Film and New Media, Centar Kaptol, CinePlex, Zagreb, Croatia
2013 | Split Film Festival, Croatia
2012 | 16th International Video Festival Videomedeja, Novi Sad, Serbia
2012 | Façade Video Festival, Plovdin, Bulgaria
  • 2012 | 25FPS Festival, SC, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2011 | 20th Days of Croatian Film, Zagreb
  • 2010 | Awarded Split films, Kinoteka "Zlatna vrata", Split, Croatia
  • 2009 | Presentation on 11th International Istanbul Biennal, Turkey (Cord. Jerica Ziherl)
  • 2009 | 2nd Mediterranean Film Festival, Split, Croatia
  • 2009 | FF600, Stara mestna elektrana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2008 | Film street, Pula film Festival, Croatia
  • 2007 | Gallery MC, New York, US
  • 2007 | Signals Shorts / Signals Media, Colchester, UK
  • 2007 | Festival of Mediterranean Filma, Široki brijeg, BIH
  • 2007 | International Short Film Festival Alter-native, Targu-Mures, Rumenia
  • 2007 | Platforma Video Film Festival, Atena, Greece
  • 2007 | International Film Festival Ofensiva, Wroclaw, Poland
  • 2007 | Ogólnopolski Festiwal Autorskich Filmów Animowanych (OFAFA), Kraków, Poland
  • 2005 | Festival Videodialoghi, Torino, Italia
  • 2005 | Alternative Film-Video Festival, Belgrade, SiCG
  • 2005 | 25FPS International Festival of Experimental Film and Video, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2004 | Recent Croatian Video and Experimental film, Millennium Film, New York, US
  • 2004 | Projection, Klub Rex, Belgrade, SiCG
  • 2004 | 6th Motovun Film Festival, Croatia
  • 2004 | 9th Split Film Festival, Croatia
  • 2003 | 9th Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosna & Herzegovina
  • 2003 | La Chambre Blance, Quebec, France
  • 2003 | Visura Aperta, Momjan, Croatia
  • 2003 | 12th Days of Croatian Film, Croatia
  • 2003 | 50th Pula Film Festival, Croatia
  • 2003 | 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, US
  • 2003 | CineFeel, London, United Kingdom
  • 2003 | Oakland Opera Theatre, Oakland, CA, US 
  • 2003 | Project 101, Paris, France
  • 2003 | Out North, Anchorage, AK, US 
  • 2003 | New Space, Portland, OR, US 
  • 2003 | Miami Beach Cinematheque, Miami Beach, FL, US
  • 2003 | The Garage,Winston-Salem, NC, US 
  • 2003 | Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, US
  • 2003 | Axiom Theatre, Houston, TX, US 
  • 2003 | Underground Film Revolution, Boston, MA, US
  • 2002 | Anual Croatian Film and Video Review, Croatia
  • 2002 | UNICA, Luxemburg
  • 2002 | 7th Split Film Festival, Croatia
  • 2002 | 11th Days of Croatian Film, Zagreb, Croatia
 

Lectures & artist talks

  • 2017 | Escuela de arte plastica, Universidad Macional de Bogotá, Colombia
    2015 | Art Academy in Split, Croatia
  • 2015 | Michaela Stock Gallery, Vienna, Austria
  • 2014 | SCAN, Full Contact, Tarragona , Spain
  • 2014 | International Festival Videomedeja, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • 2012 | École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Angers, France
  • 2012 | Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Mali Salon, Rijeka, Croatia 
  • 2011 | University of São Paulo, School for Communication and Art, Brasil
  • 2011 | Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2010 | Goran Skofic and Samuil Stoyanov, ISCP, Brooklyn, New York, US
  • 2003 | Border-Disorder, Art Academy, Beograd, Serbia