About

Davor Sanvincenti | b. 1979. | is a multimedia artist from Croatia. He is specifically interested in a field of audiovisual phenomenology and anthropology of visual culture, particularly focused on the conditions and forms of human senses and perceptions. His artistic practice takes shape in the variety of media – film and video, photography, physical light and sound installations and live media performances. His work plays with the concept of illusion, exploring the possible boundaries of perception and the construction of experience. In 2010, he was recipient of the Radoslav Putar Award for the best Croatian artist under 35.

His work has been exhibited and presented internationally, including Device_Art Triennale - Montreal; Biennale des Imaginaires Numériques - Aix-en-Provence; 28th Music Biennale - Zagreb; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Curtas Vila do Conde; AnnArbor Film Festival; Rencontres Internationales - Paris/Berlin/Madrid; Edinburgh International Film Festival; DokuFest Prizren and venues including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; ZKM, Karlsruhe; UniversalMuseum Joanneum, Graz; Lincoln Center, New York; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Oaxaca; RedCAT Theatre - Los Angeles; FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou; Camera Austria, Graz; La Triennale, Milano; Filmoteca Española, Madrid; Glassbox, Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

His latest work - a sculptural object in the landscape - Puli Mȁlina (By the mill) is permanently placed on the site of Lovranska Draga in Natural Park Učka.

Education:
2013 Masterclass - Steina & Woody Vasulka, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, NL
2005 Master Program - Multimedia Programming and Sound engineering, Agon - electroacoustic center, Milan, IT
2004 Academy of Fine Arts Brera, Multimedia alternative, Milan, IT
2003 BA Visual Arts, European Institute of Design, Milan, IT
1997 - 2000 | Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology, Rijeka, HR

Residences:
2021 Atelier 105 - Light Cone - Paris, FR
2019 LIMA - Amsterdam, NL
2016 4DSOUND / Spatial Sound Institute - Budapest, HU
2016 MultiMadeira residency - Madeira, Funchal, PT
2012 ArtsLink residency - Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, US
2012 XXVIemes ateliers internationaux - FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, FR
2012 LKS – Lithuanian Composers Union, Druskininkai, LT
2011 ISCP - International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, US

Works in public collections:
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, HR
FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefue, FR
Museum Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, HR
Vjenceslav Richter Collection, Zagreb, HR
Museum of Fine Arts, Osijek, HR
Museum Lapidarium Collection, Novigrad, HR
Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, HR
Found footage Collection, Cologne, DE
Antun Motika Collection, Pula, HR

Awards / grants (selection):
2022 Jury Special Mention, 25FPS International Experiemental Film & Video Festival, Zagreb, HR
2022 Best Cinematography Award, Liburnia Film Festival, Opatija, HR
2019 Production grant - Croatian audiovisual center, Zagreb, HR
2018 Vlastimir Kusik Award, 26. Slavonian Biennale, Osijek, HR
2018 Special Mention, Tabor Film Festival 2018, Veliki Tabor, HR
2018 Oktavijan Award for the Best Experimental Film, Croatian Film Days, Zagreb, HR
2017 Critics Award, 25FPS International Experiemental Film & Video Festival, Zagreb, HR
2017 Second Prize, T-HT Award – Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, HR
2016 Production grant - Croatian audiovisual center, Zagreb, HR
2013 Special Prize, Vizura Aperta - Festival of Visual&Audio Media, Momjan, HR
2013 Winner, public intervention for Memorial park Dotrščina, Zagreb, HR
2012 Residency grant, National Endowment for Arts, New York, US
2012 Second Prize, public intervention for Water Tower Gredelj, Zagreb, HR
2011 First Prize, Vizura Aperta - Festival of Visual and Audio Media, Momjan, HR
2011 Residency grant, Foundation for Civil Society, New York, US
2010 Winner, Radoslav Putar Award (best Croatian artist under 35), Zagreb, HR
2010 Finalist, Photodays, Rovinj, HR
2009 Second Prize, 41st Review of Croatian Independent Film, Split, HR
2009 Finalist – best live media, Celeste Prize 09, Berlin, DE
2008 Third Prize, T-HT Award – Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, HR
2008 Winner, Granangular short documentary prize, Barcelona, ES
2005 Third Prize, permanent public intervention for Trg Slobode, Poreč, HR
2005 Finalist, Diesel Wall - Temporary Art Award, Milan, IT

Lectures / artist talks / panels (selection):
2022 From field recordings to spatial sound compositions, KONTEJNER, Zagreb, HR
2022 Echoes of Sound Art in the East, Cukrarna, Ljubljana, SI
2020 Fascinations, RedCat Theatre, Los Angeles, US
2020 The Earth shall once be the Sun, Museum of Arts, Osijek, HR
2019 Fringe oscillations, Knight's Palace, Zadar, HR
2019 The other side of music, Music Accademy, Zagreb, HR
2018 Film before film, Accademy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, HR
2018 The language of the medium, Office for Photography, Zagreb, HR
2017 Multimedia Solar Clock, SC EduKultura, Zagreb, HR
2017 Undefined wildness, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, HR
2016 Strictly Analog Festival, Poligon Creative Center, Ljubljana, SI
2016 Overlap of sound and light studies, MultiMadeira residency, Funchal, PT
2015 New Art for New Society, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, PL
2015 About Light, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, HR
2014 Visualize the structure of the invisible, Klovićevi Dvori, Zagreb, HR
2014 I can see the future, French Pavilion, Zagreb, HR
2014 Alchemy Film & Moving image festival, Hawick, Scotland
2014 Author's Night, Pula Film Factory, Pula, HR
2013 Score for the Found Orchestra, P74 Gallery, Ljubljana, SI
2013 Laboratory of smell, taste and sound, Academy of Applied Arts, Rijeka,HR
2013 Zero point of Meaning, Camera Austria, Graz, AT
2012 The river, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, US
2012 Blue arpeggios, Ciurlonius Museum, Druskininkai, LT
2011 Invisible landscapes, Miroslav Kraljević Gallery, Zagreb, HR
2011 Salon, ISCP - International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, US
2011 CroArtScia2011, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, HR
2010 Rencontres Internationales, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, FR
2008 Video in real time, Media Mediterranea Festival, Pula, HR

Bibliography / publication / reviews (selection):
2022 magazine - CA International no 157. (ed. Margit Neuhold) Camera Austria, Graz AT
2020 book - The Earth shall once be the Sun (ed. Valentina Radoš) Museum of Arts, Osijek, HR
2019 book - Fringe oscillations (ed. Koraljka Alavanja) Knight's Palace, Zadar, HR
2017 book - Con una cierta calma (ed.Rozana Vojvoda) Museum of Modern Art, Dubrovnik, HR
2015 book - Traversing the Wilderness of Time&Media (ed.Slaven Tolj) Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, HR
2015 review - Mellow light (and sound) of Stars (text by Boris Greiner) Zarez - cultural periodical, HR
2014 book - Symmetry: Art & Science (ed.Sonja Nikolić) Croatian Academy of Science and Art, Zagreb, HR
2014 cat. - Curated by Vienna / The Century of the Bad (ed. ARGE curated by_vienna) Knoll Gallery, Vienna, AT
2014 cat. - Meandering (ed. HDLU Osijek) Kazamat Gallery, Osijek, HR
2014 cat. - Coexistence (ed. Rosalba Barra') Pino Pascali Museum Foundation, Polignano al Mare, IT
2013 book - 6 Years of T-HT Awards (ed.Snježana Pintarić) Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, HR
2013 cat. - Solfeggio for Color Harmonies (ed. Aldo Čavić) Museum of Stari Grad Hvar, HR
2013 review - Soundwalk by Davor Sanvincenti (text by Silva Kalčić) Zarez - cultural periodical, HR
2013 cat. - El Tiempo, en reposo entre la Tierra y el Cielo (ed. Cecilia Minguer) Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Oaxaca, MX
2013 cat. - Apathy (ed.Mladen Lučić) Museum of Contemporary Art of Istria, Pula, HR
2012 cat. XXVIemes ateliers internationaux (ed.Laurence Gateau) FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, FR
2012 book/DVD - Picture of Sound (ed.Evelina Turković) Croatian radio Third program, Zagreb, HR
2012 book - Before the first Light (ed.Ketrin Mijošek) Rigo Gallery, Novigrad, HR
2012 cat. - Turn the light on, it’s dark, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, HR
2012 book - Zero point of meaning (ed.Sandra Križić Roban) Institute of Art History Zagreb
2011 cat. - 51st Annale (ed. Janka Vukmir) Public University of Poreč, HR
2011 book - Conqueres areas - Vol. I - (ed. Boris Greiner) Petikat, HR
2011 cat. - 10th Urban Festival - Impossibilities (ed. Ana Kutleša/ Ivana Hanaček) BLOK, HR
2011 cat. - Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2010/11, roARaTorio, Paris, FR
2010 review - I listened to myself closing my eyes (text by Boris Greiner) Zarez - cultural periodical, HR