Sanja Bistričić, born in Zadar, Croatia (1982) and graduated at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, with a master’s degree in Horticulture, and a master’s degree in Animated Film and New Media, New Media Department at the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb.
She lives and works in Zagreb as a freelance photographer, a career she has been pursuing professionally since 2009, and as a videographer. Her work has been published in numerous Croatian and international printed and online publications (Elle, Storybook, Vice Italia, Nakid, Interview, New York Times etc.). She has participated in a number of video projects and in 2016 she filmed her first documentary short film Before the flags (produced by SDF Restart), screened at numerous festivals in Croatia and abroad (Pula film festival, Balkan Beyond Borders Short Film Festival, ZagrebDox, Croatian Film Days, The Free Zone Film Festival and many others). She is a cofounder and a member of multidisciplinary collective RA’AH which explores the varieties of fashion, art and music.
In her work, she explores the possibilities of image and sound in the medium of film, video, photography and text. She is currently working on personal themes in diaristic forms, memory and perception, experimenting with documentary, fiction and creating new content by deconstructing existing material.
EXHIBITIONS2021. Mogućnosti za ‘21 / kustosica Leila Topić / group exhibition - Muzej suvremene umjetnosti Zagreb
2020. Dr.Krleža / performance / festival of experimental sound, ZEZ, Zagreb
2020. Venientes / nagrađeni diplomanti akademske godine 2019/2020 / group exhibition - 35. Salon mladih, Galerija Šira, Zagreb
2019. Prostori između / ALU Zagreb - group exhibition / Galerija Prozori, Zagreb
2015. "Subculture" by The Photocopy Club / group exhibiton, as part of the Unveil'd Photography Festival 2015 / Exeter, UK
2015. “Prodaja snova” Suvremena hrvatska modna fotografija / kurator Sandra Vitaljić / group exhibition - Galerija Kortil, Rijeka
2014. “Sample of you” - group exhibiton; UK Parobrod, Beograd, Srbija
2013. Faceless Part II - with DIORALOP / kurator Bogomir Doringer / group exhibiton - Quartier21, Museums Quartier, Beč, Austrija
2013. “Prodaja snova” Suvremena hrvatska modna fotografija / kurator Sandra Vitaljić / group exhibition - Museo dell'Arte fabbrile e delle coltellerie, Maniago (Pordenone), Italija
2012.“Prodaja snova” Suvremena hrvatska modna fotografija / kurator Sandra Vitaljić / group exhibition - Rovinj photodays, galerija Adris, Rovinj
2012.“Prodaja snova” Suvremena hrvatska modna fotografija / kurator Sandra Vitaljić / group exhibition - Muzej za umjetnost i obrt, Zagreb
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