2021 | NYC | Artist
Artist Name: Damir Sobota
Residency Dates: April-May 2021
Lives & Works: Zagreb, Croatia
Education: Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb
Damir Sobota is the winner of the 2020 Radoslav Putar Award.
His paintings, collages and objects synthesize various traditions of geometric abstraction. He participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the Radoslav Putar Award exhibition at Salon Galić, Split (2020), Known Unknowns at Westpol A.I.R. space, Leipzig (2019), HT Award show at Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art (2018), Tokamachi Central Community Center in Tokamachi, Japan (2018) and several editions of the Biennial of Painting in Zagreb (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019) among others. He attended residency programs in Belgium and Germany during 2015, 2018, and 2019.
Sobota worked as an associate professor at the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design at the Faculty of Graphic Arts in Zagreb. He participated in an exhibition and a scientific conference Aestheticization and Rehumanization of Public Space: Art as Therapy at Rebro Hospital in Zagreb (2017). He was the recipient of the Young Artist Award in 2017 and is a member of the Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU) and the Croatian Freelance Artists Association (HZSU).
Support: Damir Sobota's residency is made possible with support from The Trust for Mutual Understanding.