Location: Museum of Fine Arts Split (Ulica kralja Tomislava 15, 21000 Split)
KATAMARAN ART 2022
Snježana Ban: August 11 - 31, 2022
Project leaders: Duje Dorotka, Božo Majstorović, Marija Plenković
Concept: Božo Majstorović
Exhibition curator: Vanja Babić
Katamaran Art is a joint project of the Jelsa Municipal Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, launched in 2018. It is an exhibition programme that takes place alternately in Jelsa and Split during the summer months. The name refers to one of the busiest catamaran lines on the Adriatic, that between Split and Jelsa, which transports thousands of passengers every year, especially in summer. This circulation of people and goods is mainly related to tourism and the daily life of the domicile population. The aim of Katamaran Art is to actualize the third, equally important dimension of travel, which is the traffic of ideas, in this specific case those related to art.
In terms of programme, Katamaran Art is open to various generational, media, and poetic combinations. The project task presented to the artists included in Katamaran Art 2022, namely Snježana Ban, Kažimir Hraste, and Loren Živković Kuljiš, is the conception and realization of artworks that will take into consideration the specific exhibition context
Snježana Ban (b. 1980 in Zagreb) graduated in 2007 from the Department of Art Education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, in the class of Prof Ante Rašić, and in 2008 from the Faculty of Textile Technology in Zagreb, majoring in fashion design. She received her PhD in 2019 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, under the mentorship of Prof Ante Rašić and Blaženka Perica, PhD. Since 2007, she has been employed at the Department of Art Education, Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She has presented her work in six solo exhibitions and a number of group and thematic exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. With Tea Hatadi and Ante Rašić, she organized the thematic group exhibition Retroperspective: These works could be... at the Prsten and PM Gallery, Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU) in Zagreb (2016). She created the concept of the group exhibition Art is Doubt, held in three parts during 2020 at the Lexart warehouse in Zagreb. She was awarded the Grand Prize of the 28th Youth Salon.