INES KOTARAC grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. She lives in constant move, between Zagreb and Split, Berlin and Istanbul. She graduated in Comparative LITERATURE and Croatian LANGUAGE and literature and for years worked as an ART JOURNALIST, a LEXICOGRAPHER and a LECTOR. In FOTOKLUB ZAGREB she successfully finished four seminars about photography in general, digital photography and aesthetics of photography. In last few years she is mostly doing projects in which she is combining PHOTOGRAPHY & WRITING.
My own, exhibition in a private apartment where the author lived in Bozidar Adzija street, Zagreb, Croatia
B is for Body, Gray gallery, AKC Medika, Zagreb, Croatia
B is for Body, Gallery Garbas, Rijeka, Croatia
B is for Body, Art house Kriterion, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
B is for Body, Materra mesto, Novi Sad, Serbia
B is for Body, Art&bar Suzie Fu, Berlin, Germany
Berlin notes, Boonika, Zagreb, Croatia
Drops against oblivion, Cafe Pappelreihe, Berlin, Germany
Drops against oblivion, Cafe Lajka, Prague, Czech Republic
Drops against oblivion, Gallery of Erste club, Rijeka, Croatia
Drops against oblivion, No name Gallery, Split, Croatia
Drops against oblivion, AK Gallery, Koprivnica, Croatia
Drops against oblivion, Peace Flame House, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Drops against oblivion, Cafe gallery Frida Kahlo, Novi Sad, Serbia
Drops against oblivion, Mobile Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia
Drops against oblivion, The Fridge, Sofia, Bulgaria
Drops against oblivion, Closet Circuit, Istanbul, Turkey
Collective as a curator, Komşu Kafe, Istanbul, Turkey
Myself, Praktika gallery, Split, Croatia
Days of Tošo Dabac, The Tošo Dabac Archive, exhibition of works made on workshops on the festival, Zagreb, Croatia
My beautiful Trešnjevka, Modulor Gallery, Center for culture Trešnjevka, Zagreb, Croatia
Every tree stands and thinks, Gallery Galženica, Velika Gorica, Croatia
Drops against oblivion, part of the festival Art an der Grenze, Frankfurt Oder, Germany
We.Never.Existed., together with artist Aino El Solh they made Hot second cold minute = Love, as part of the festival 48 Stunden Neukoelln, Mrs. Black House, Berlin, Germany
Drops against oblivion, part of the festival Stapari International Arts Summer Fest, Stapari, Serbia
House of Flamingo, The party am Ostbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Once upon a pink, Akupinktur and Pink off, Puderraum, Berlin, Germany
In the 14th issue of the magazine DEFEATED, which is dedicated to void, she published her first photo and in the next, 15th issue of the same magazine, which was focused on portraits, four of her photographs were out.
Her photographs (19 of them) were published and used for the cover in Croatian magazine for literature QUORUM. She also made her own accordian photobook DIRECTION GREEN.
Croatian publisher DISPUT took her photograph for three book covers.
She was featured author in the 21st edition of magazine FRRRESH. Have a look at the whole magazine here: http://issuu.com/frrresh/docs/frrresh21/91?e=7797743/10370733
For finishing her series DROPS AGAINST OBLIVION (OR LOOKING FOR THE LOST HOMELAND) Kotarac got financial support through STEP BEYOND TRAVEL GRANT from European Cultural Foundation.
On the seminar Young Women are Changing the World, which was in March, 2014 organised by CESI (Center for education, counselling and research, Zagreb) Kotarac held a WORKSHOP about using PHOTOGRAPHY IN ACTIVISM and in May, 2015 in Split (Croatia) and July, 2015 (Istanbul, Turkey) she held a workshop about EXPRESSING QUEER IDENTITY THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY.
In July 2014 the artist was selling her works on the ART SALE which was part of the FESTIVAL AM SPREEKNIE (Berlin) and in August 2014 she participate in the KUNSTAUKTION in WERKSTADT (Berlin) (link: http://www.werkstadt-berlin.com/en/exhibitions/art-auction).
I do what I love, but that would not be possible without some great people that helped me and supported me along the way.
My gratitude goes to the sky to: Dunja Ribarić, Tanja Minarik, Tate Bourke, Paul Daly, Éva J. Reisch-Vida, Marija Perica, Aino El Solh, Sara Terry, Kemal Smajić, Karlo Kotarac, Filip Rožić, Đurđica Dragojević, Nadja Tobias, Adela Levis, Ivan Butina, Jacqueline Li, Viktor Phaar, Marijana Mustra, Antonio Kiselić, Marino Čajdo, Ivan Pavlić, Dana Budisavljević, Augustin Zonjić, Andrea Teftedarija, Ivona Ivković, Essi Hyyppä, Rosa Schreieck, Mirza Softić, Alexandra Lyamina, Riccardo Alvaro, Drago i Mirjana Kotarac, Dragica Mišura, Nataša Brozović, Sanda Vujnić, Mathilde Schoenauer Sebag, Karla Stereochemistry, Fanny Hagmeier, Anja Nikolić Hoyt, Maja Bratanić, Thomas Lass, Mirna Stanić, Anđelija Aranđelović, Virginia Maiorino, Davor Mandić, Tanja Špoljar, Krunoslav Koprivnjak, Adela Lovrić, Deniz Tavli, Tena Razumović Žmara, Tomislav Žmara, Dina Jokanović, Leila Hadžić, Muris Halilović, Mirza Softić, Joanna Petkiewicz, Filip Mursel Begović, Anes Osmić, Slobodanka Poštić, Nena Bugarski, Jasmina Ina Redžepagić, Berkay Karakaya, Gonca Kara, Eileen Knielingen, Natalia Todorova, Ivana Nemcheva, Nadine Heller, Adela Jureckova, Ivana Pirkovska, Nikola Križanac, Tina Vukasović, Boccarass/Mr. Be, Biljana Bošnjaković, Đurđica , Filip Rožić, Daša Hekman, Nikola Pisarev, Vojo Cvetanovski, Emina Herman, Paul Brownlee, Adrijan Karavdić, Slobodan Kojadinović, Marko Radojičić, bend Topola, Foto studio Centar, Zagreb, Queer Zagreb, STEP Beyond Travel grant – European Cultural Foundation…
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