Davor Konjikusic was born in 1979. He holds mag. art. degree in photography at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, where he has also completed his BA studies in cinematography. His work uses photography as a primary medium in articulating his artistic concept, in which he explores the relationships between public and private, intimate and socio-political. In his artistic practice, Konjikusic has been combining photography with text, archive, found objects, and video. He has been interested in the role of the photographic medium in establishing the relations of power and control.
He lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.
The Highway, Artget Gallery, Cultural Center of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, 2018
The Highway, Vetrinjski dvor, Maribor, Slovenia, 2018
The Highway, Gallery Shira, Zagreb, Organ Vida photo festival, Croatia, 2017
Aura: F37 - Welcome, Remont Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia 2016
Gangal, Croatian Heritage Foundation, Croatia 2015
You can not send a postcard from the bottom of the sea, Social Center Rojc, Pula, Croatia, 2015
Aura: F37, Galerija Lang, Samobor, Croatia, 2015
Holy People, SC gallery, Zagreb, Croatia, 2014
Square of Europe: Blind Spot, posters and public action, UrbanFestival, Zagreb, Croatia, 2014
Genogram, Galerija Praktika, Split, Croatia, 2013
Genogram, Museum of Arts And Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia, 2013
Recording Memories, Museum of modern and contemporary art, Rijeka, Croatia, 2013
Private and Public, Cultural Center Drugstore, Belgrade, Serbia, 2012
Gender Matters, Erste Stiftung, Vienna, Austria, 2010
Corridor X, KC Grad, Belgrade, Serbia, 2009
group exhibitions (selection)
Walls of Power, Ler Recontres De La Photographie, Arles, France 2019
Radoslav Putar Award, Mali Salon, Museum of Modern And Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia 2018
Signs & Whispers, Galerija Nova, WHW, Maribel Casas-Cortes & Sebastian Cobarrubias, Domaćigosti, Davor Konjikušić, Daniela Ortiz, Erkan Özgen, 2017-2018
Void, Umjetnička galerija Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2017
Art Matters, But Art Is Not enough, Gallery Of Contemporary Art, Celje, Slovenia, 2016
Aura: F-37, video installation, Rovinj Photodays, Museum of Arts And Crafts, 2016
Award For Croatian Contemporary Art T-HT@MSU, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia, 2016
Award For Croatian Contemporary Art T-HT@MSU, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia, 2015
24. Slavonian Biennale, Museum of Fine Arts, Osijek, Croatia, 2014
Search and Enquiry, KAZAMAT, HDLU Osijek, Croatia, 2014
Expanded photography, Greta, Zagreb, Croatia, 2014
Family Photography, ARTGET gallery, Belgrade, Serbia, 2013
A Personal Gaze In Mutual Space, SI Fest, Monte della Pietà, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy, 2012
Exam, SC gallery, Zagreb, Croatia, 2012
The Photography Of Industry, Zagreb City Museum, 2012
New Names, ULUPUH, Zagreb, Croatia 2013, 2012, 2011, 2012
False Idols, Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia 2011
Photodays Finalists, Museum of Modern And Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia 2011
Rovinj Photodays, Multimedia Center, Rovinj, Croatia, 2011
Zagreb Neighbourhoods, Zagreb City Museum, 2011
Photodays Finalists, Museum of Arts And Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia, 2011
Rovinj Photodays, Multimedia Center, Rovinj, Croatia, 2010
awards & recognitions
Rovinj Photodays, Croatia, 2016. Winner in the category for the artistic concept for the work "Aura: F37"
Slavonian Biennale, Museum of Fine Arts, Osijek, Croatia, 2014, Ex Aequo Award, Holy People
Urbanfestival 13, Croatia, 2014. Winner at open call for artist intervention at Square of Europe in Zagreb
Rovinj Photodays, Croatia, 2013. Winner in the category for the artistic concept for the work "Genogram"
Rovinj Photodays, Croatia, 2011. Finalist in the category of portrait
Young Creative Chevrolet, Paris, France 2010. Third video award
Rovinj Photodays, Croatia, 2010. Finalist in the category of professional concept
residencies, workshops & other education
GuestRoom Maribor, Slovenia, 2018
Artist in residence, Center For Contemporary arts, Celje, Slovenia, 2016
Radnik, radnica / umjetnica, umjetnik, publication and echibition, GMK, Zagreb, 2014
UrbanPhotography workshop with David Kendall, Rovinj, Croatia, 2014
Curatorial Platform, Zagreb, Croatia 2013 – 2014
Industrial Heritage workshop & exhibition, Zagreb City Museum, Croatia, 2012
lectures & conferences & symposiums
’My Problem ith Documentary Photography’, Fokus Festival Celje, 2019.
'Yugoslav' partisan photography and social movements, University of East London, 2017.
'Photography And Social Movements', Toso Dabac Archive, Days of Toso Dabac, 2016.
'The role of visual narrative in constructing the image of migrants - call for solidarity or de-politicization of the masses' in collaboration with Petra Šarin,
Literary and scientific conference with international participation 'Days of Marija Juric Zagorka'