božica dea matasić

Božica Dea Matasić (Zagreb, 1970) received her M.A. degree in Art Education, from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb at Teaching department, specializing in Sculpture. Since 1992 she has been exhibiting at more than 20 solo and over 50 group exhibitions. During and after her studies she worked as a theater sculptress. In the period between 1996 and 1997 she was employed as theater sculptress at the Theater Gavella in Zagreb.

From 1998. to 2003. she worked as a curator at the Student Center Gallery in Zagreb. She is one of the editors of the Student Center Gallery's 40th anniversary monograph.

She was selected among 17 Croatian artists for the exhibition Contemporary Croatian Sculpture under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture that was presented at Budapest, Berlin, Pecs, Trieste, Bratislava, Vienna and Ljubljana.

In 2012. she had a solo exhibition in Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC), in Nice, France. She presented her award-winning project of interactive kinetic objects Panacea. She was chosen as a representative of the Croatian sculptural scene by the international jury for the exhibition Dialogue with Emperor Qin - China Eu sculptures show. Since 2014 the exhibition visited Tallinn, Tsinandali, Sofia, Bucharest, Lisbon, London and Edinburgh.

As part of the Mediterranean sculpture symposium held in 2016, she realized the public sculpture The Tower of Views, and within 37th Goran Sculpture Workshop in the same year a public sculpture The Forest Guardian.

She received Award of the Mediterranean sculpture symposium Dubrova at the XI Triennial of Croatian Sculpture, Gliptotheque HAZU, Zagreb, 2012, Award of the public, T-ht, Museum of contemporary Art, Zagreb, 2011, the Jury’s Recognition of VIII Triennial of Croatian Sculpture, and the first prize at the competition for the design of the sculptural-architectural solution of The Memorial to Žarko Kaić, with the co-authors from Atmosfera Arhitects.

Since 2006 she has been teaching sculpture at the Osijek Art Academy. She is currently a full professor. Her monograph by Feđa Gavrilović was printed by the publishing house Kontura in 2016. She lives and works in Zagreb.

solo exibitions - selection

2017 In_version, MUO, Zagreb
2012 Panacea, Kortil Gallery, Rijeka
Panacea, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC), Nice, France
2011 Touch Keepers, Studio Nest, Zagreb
2010 Panacea, Vladimir Bužančić Gallery, Zagreb
2007 Biography, Karas Gallery, Zagreb
2006 Living Mirrors, Zona Gallery, Zagreb
Silent Water, Kazamat Gallery, Osijek
2004 Signs of Probability, Matrix Croatica Gallery, Zagreb
Silva Subterranea, St. Krševan Gallery, Šibenik
2003 The Challenge of Light, Juraj Šporer Gallery, Opatija
2002 The Challenge of Light, Student Centre Gallery, Zagreb
1998 Drawings, Trade Bank, Zagreb
1996 Collages, Lotrščak Tower, Zagreb
Drawings and Terracotas, Museum of Archeology, Nin
1994 Extinct, Student Centre Gallery, Zagreb

group exibitions - selection

2016 T-HT, MSU, Zagreb
Dialogue with Emperor Qin, Here East Olympic Park, London
Retrospective, This Works Could Be... HDLU, Zagreb
2015 20 years of Matrix Croatica Gallery, Zagreb
100 years of Welles, Gliptoteka HAZU, Zagreb
12th Triennial of Croatian Sculpture, Gliptotheque HAZU, Zagreb
Zeit der Harmonie, Contra Gallery, Zagreb
Focus sull'arte contemporanea, Museo di Sant'Agostino, Genova, Italy
ART Süd-Ost Europa trifft West, Plassenburg in Kulmbach, Germany
2014 Dialogue with Emperor Qin - China Eu sculptures show, Industriaha Art Space, Sofia , Bulgary / National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest, Romania / Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisabon, Portugal
1+1, Kazamat Gallery, Osijek
2013 Museo Illuminato, Corrispondenze d’arte 2, Museo Revoltella, Trst, Italy
2012 Palinsesti, San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy
11th Triennial of Croatian Sculpture, Gliptotheque HAZU (Sculpture museum of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts), Zagreb
2011 From sculpture to confession, The Klovićevi dvori Gallery, Zagreb
T-ht, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
Contemporary Croatian Sculpture, Jakopič Gallery Ljubljana; Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
2010 Contemporary Croatian Sculpture, Cella Septichora Gallery; Pecs, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste
2009 Contemporary Croatian Sculpture, Art house, Bratislava, Künstlerhaus, Wien; Lichthof des Ausgewärigen Amts, Berlin; Gliptotheque HAZU Zagreb
2008 21st Biennial of Slavonia, Visual arts Gallery, Osijek
2007 42nd Zagreb Salon, HDLU (Croatian Association of Visual Artists), Zagreb
2006 Ninth Triennial of Croatian Sculpture, Gliptotheque HAZU, Zagreb
Second Vukovar Salon, Eltz Castel, Vukovar
2005 Le due rive, City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Termoli, Italy
2004 Punkt print album, Josip Račić Gallery, Zagreb
2003 Eighth Triennial of Croatian Sculpture, Gliptotheque HAZU, Zagreb
3+1+5, St. Krševan Gallery, Šibenik
Akupunktura 03, Maksimir Park, Zagreb
2002 Akupunktura 01, Maksimir Park, Zagreb
2001 ARTillery, Movie Theatre Gallery of the Student Centre, Zagreb
2000 Theatre and myth, Theatre Gavella, Zagreb
1999 Second Biennal of Croatian Drawings, Modern Gallery, Zagreb
1998 25th Youth Salon, HDLU, Zagreb
1995 Biennal of Small Forms, Split
1994 Fifth Triennal of Croatian Sculpture, Gliptotheque HAZU, Zagreb
1993 Fourth World Triennal of Small Cheramics, HDLU, Zagreb
Floraart Park Sculptures, Prisavlje, Zagreb
Pictoplastics, Student Centre Gallery, Zagreb
1992 23th Youth Salon, Gliptotheque HAZU, Zagreb
27th Zagreb Salon, Art Pavillion, Zagreb

residence programs and workshops

2016 37th GKR sculpture workshop in wood
40th Mediterranean Sculpture Symposium, park Dubrova, Labin
2005 Cité Internationale des Arts; Paris, France
2001 Art Workshop, Nečujam, Šolta
1993 Stonecarving workshop, Montraker, Vrsar

public sculptures and works in collections

2016 Forest Guardian, Risnjak National Park enterance, 37th GKR sculpture workshop
The Tower of Views, 40th Mediterranean Sculpture Symposium, park Dubrova, Labin
2015 Mediator, Arena Center, Zagreb
2009 Fitosigns, Vespera Hotel, Mali Lošinj
Pyr, Teslina 13, Zagreb
2008 Biophores, Erste&Steiermärkische Bank, Zagreb headquarters
2007 Live Mirrors, Erste&Steiermärkische Bank, Sisak
2005 Extinct, Private Grammar School, Zagreb
2004 Silva Subterranea, Erste&Steiermärkische Bank, Rijeka
Sleepwalkers, Erste&Steiermärkische bank, Ilica / Sv. Duh, Zagreb
2003 Leaves of Grass, office of the chairman of HT Mobile, Zagreb
2002 Triumphal Arch, HT award for Best performance of Split Summer Drama Festival
1993 Tooth of Time, Montraker, Vrsar


2016 First award at the competition for the preliminary sculptural and architectural project The Žarko Kaić Memorial
2012 11th Triennial of Croatian Sculpture; Award of the Mediterranean sculpture symposium Dubrova, Labin, Gliptotheque HAZU, Zagreb
2011 Award of the public, T-ht, Museum of contemporary art, Zagreb
2006 Jury’s Recognition of Eighth Triennial of Croatian Sculpture
2002 Prototype for HT award for Best performance of Split Summer Drama Festival
1993 Floraart, realisation award for the park sculpture
1991 Scolarship of the University of Zagreb