About Daniela Ratkajec
The work of Daniela Ratkajec is mostly focused on researching of different inner states and awarenesses, different relations, layered states and tensions between subjects and the unknown. She captures time, space and some appearances through possible visual identity's - mostly inspired by a metaphysical point of view, also observing transition of different states and forms, exploring and studying the relationships of matter and spirit. As her work consists of layered structures, she mostly do interventions in the field of mixed media, often using photography as a an essential element.
Born in Baden (Swiss) on March 9, 1973. Graduated graphic and history of art in 1999. at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, (class of prof. D. Babić). Exhibited on several solo and group exhibition at home and abroad. Since 1999. - member of artistic fondation Romualdo del Bianco from Firenze. Member of the fencing club Rapir, (organizing many actions and performances which include fencers - since 2002). Participated in two months residency program in 2010, Cité Internationale des Arts-Paris.
1996 Bookshop Moderna vremena, (drawings), Zagreb
1998 Nova Gallery, (two installations in space), Zagreb
1999 SC Gallery, Marko Polo - (objects and drawings), Zagreb
2000 Ex – magazzini Gallery, (installation White, with A. Pedišić), Rome Bjelovar city museum ;installation "Transit", (with A. Kadoić)
2001 Galženica Gallery,(space installation), Velika Gorica
2002 Zagreb fair; Sport & boat fair; - video (subject: fencing, with members of Croatian fencing alliance) Gallery of Matica hrvatska, Time break through, ( installation with members of Croatian fencing alliance : O.Debić, B.Jovanović, M.Briški and A. Popovčić),Zagreb
2003 Vladimir Nazor Gallery, multymedia project OS II , (fencers in action, video and photographs) (with members of Croatian fencing alliance : M.Briški, M. Zmaić, A. Popovčić and M. Kadoić), Zagreb City of Zagreb – actions on the streets, in the shops, restorants and in the tramways, ( fencers under full-equipment appearing in public places /acting as ordinary people, photo – documentation)
2006 Club Fanatic, program Art on Tuesday, Absence, ( photo-objects), Zagreb
2009 CEKAO Gallery, photo-objects
2011 NANO Gallery, 'Transitions' -b&w photography 2013 Varazdin City Museum, 'Prijelazi /Transitions', photographs Paris cycle
1992 Salon I.Kršnjavi, Scholl of applied arts, (graphics), Zagreb
1993 Old Townhall, Paunovac 93., (graphics), Zagreb 1994 Croatian scholl museum, Paunovac 94.,(graphics), Zagreb
1996 Institute of Croatian association of artists, 24. Youth Salon, (multy-media project Quadrofolium, with musicians: M.Elezović and M.Sedak Benčić, and A. Pedišić), Zagreb
1997 Gemeinderaum der Kirche St.Lucas, Exhibition of students from Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Graz
1998 SC Gallery, exhibition of graduates from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Zagreb Gallery Filodrammatica, Young artists from Rijeka and their guests, Rijeka Home of I.G. Kovačić, 25.Zilik, (paintings and drawings), Karlovac
1999 Vivahotel Alexander, Project Collage, (drawings and collages),international project of the Fondation R. del Bianco; (with A.Horvat, K. Lenard, I. Zafranović and D. Sušac), Florence Museum of Town Karlovac, international mail-art exhibition, Karlovac
2000 Institute of Croatian association of artists, 36. Zagreb Salon, 7 gazes,(in concept Inner spaces of selector B. Valušek)
2004 Academia Cravatica, The challenge of the Cravat, international project, (3 photographs-fencers wearing cravats
2005 Institute of Croatian association of artists , 39. Zagreb Salon, OP I, (selector M.Lučić); (3 black and white photographs, performing actions with fencers M. Borošak and A. Maravić and M.Kadoić on camera) Gallery of Matica hrvatska, Identity, (with S. Bezinović, M. Crnobrnja, S. Juranić, I. B.Mandić, D.NAZOR)Zagreb
2008 Kino Europa, Jewish Film Festival London-Zagreb; exhibition of photographs "Ttraces of Jewish Culture"
2010 Institute of Croatian association of artists , 45. Zagreb Salon "Market"
2011 Tošo Dabac Archive , 3. Photography days, exhibition of the workshops participants
2012 HDLU 6. Croatian Triennial of Graphic Art, Zagreb Student award from Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and Romualdo del Bianco Fondation;
1999.; participation on Project Collage, international art-project in Florence,(with A.Horvat, K.Lenard, I. Zafranović and D. Sušac)
Residency: Cité Internationale des Arts,Paris, 5.,6. /2010. Participation in the workshop "Shooting without viewfinder and focusing" - by Marko Ercergović,
2011 Zagreb, Archive Tošo Dabac
2017 ARTMETAMEDIA 11.16 / Kreutzberg Pavillon / Berlin Video festival ARTMETAMEDIA Kreuzberg Pavillon
2018 Zagreb, Inner Landscape-Unutarnji krajolik U Fotogaleriji Dubrava u Narodnom sveučilištu Dubrava, otvorena je izložba “Unutarnji krajolik” autora Daniele Ratkajec i Geerta Wachtelaera