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Duška Boban graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Zagreb in the class of professor Ante Kuduz in 2000. In 2013, she completed the postgraduate study in visual communications at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she researched urban identity which resulted in the final master’s degree thesis entitled “Public space and civic participation: Activism and Cultural Practices in Split during the last decade”, mentored by professor Eduard Čehovin and associate professor Feđa Vukić, PhD.


From 1998 to 2001 as a founder and a board member of EKSCENTAR, a non-profit organization for art and culture, she organized four international summer art workshops on the island of Šolta. From 2002 to 2009, she ran the design and art studio PROFESIONALCI+. She participated in four programs Art Workshop Šolta (1998 – 2001), in Expression of youth Art Print Residency in Urbino, Italy (1999), and in “Design for Social Change” Summer Residency Program, School of Visual Arts, NYC, USA (2015). In 2021 she went through the Therapeutic Photography training program. She is a member of the Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts (ULUPUH), Zagreb; Croatian Association of Fine Arts (HULU), Split and KVART Association of Contemporary Art, Split. In 2011, she initiated a non-formal organization “For Marjan”, which organized many actions in public space using cultural practices to raise awareness about local cultural and natural heritage particularly of the 20th century. She is employed as a teacher of Photography, Video, and Media Projects in School for Design, Graphics, and Sustainable Building in Split. Her photographs have been part of the art collection of the Museum of Fine arts in Split.

Solo Exhibitions:

2021 GRAIN-19 / exhibition of photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, curated by Jasminka Babić, organisation: Museum of Fine Arts, Split

2021 GRAIN-19 / exhibition of photographs, Prozori Gallery, Zagreb, curated by Irena Bekić, organisation: Zagreb City Libraries

2019 2020 AMORELLA – A FLOATING CITY / exhibition of photographs, Technical Musem Nikola Tesla, Zagreb, curators: Jasminka Babić, Markita Franulić; organisation: Tehnički muzej Nikola Tesla 

2019 THE SEA AS A COMMON PLACE / multimedia exhibition at m/s Amorella, Viking Line – The Stockholm ~Mariehamn ~ Turku rute / curator: Jasmina Šarić / organisation: International Master’s Programme Stockholm University

2019 AMORELLA – A FLOATING CITY / exhibition of photographs, MKC Split Gallery/Youth Centre, curator: Jasminka Babić; Organisation: Multimedia Cultural Centre Split 

2018 VILA DALMACIJA / exhibition of photographs, Photo Gallery LANG, curator: Želimir Koščević, organized by Fotum Association

2017 SPLIT *** THREE STARS / exhibition of photographs / Salon Galić Gallery / curator: Silva Kalčić, organized by Croatian Association of Visual Arts Split

2015 MODERN ARCHITECTURE OF TROGIR 1945.-1990., Trogir Town Museum, with Neli Ružić, curator: Lidija Mićin Butković; as a part of MOTEL TROGIR project.

2012 “Gold”, billboard in Cisti Provo, Croatia, as a part of the project “Culture in the village” organized by the Association of Contemporay Art KVART and the Croatian Association of Visual Artists in Split 

2011 Urban life hasn’t begun yet, billboard in Heinzelova street in Zagreb, as a part of the public art project Plane/Surface curated by Silva Kalčić, Zagreb

2011 Diary, exhibition of photographs, Month of Photography in Dubrava Cultural Centre, Zagreb

2008 Suburban herbarium, digital photo-drawings, Croatian Academy of Science and Art in Split, Croatia

2000 Paintings, exhibition of paintings, Gallery of Matica Hrvatska, Zagreb, Croatia

1999 Wood on Velvet, exhibition of paintings, Art Net Club, Zagreb

Group Exhibitions, selection:

2024 THE VISIBLE ONES, women artists in art collections of museum institutions in Croatia; Art Gallery Dubrovnik (from April 13)

2024 THE VISIBLE ONES, women artists in art collections of museum institutions in Croatia; Museum of Fine Art Split

2024 58. ZAGREB SALON, Don’t do it yourself, Lauba Gallery, Zagreb

2023 FLOODLIT ROOM – WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHIC PRACTICE IN CROATIA, Tehnical Museum Nikola Tesla, organisation: Art Pavilion, Zagreb; exhibition author: Sandra Križić Roban; curator: Jasminka Poklečki Stošić

2023 THE VISIBLE ONES, women artists in art collections of museum institutions in Croatia; Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb / curator: Martina Munivrana in collaboration with Jasminka Babić, Branka Benčić, Valentina Radoš and Rozana Vojvoda

2022 INITIAL EXHIBITION OF THE ZOJA DUMENGJIĆ GALLERY; Grain-19: Firule Hospital and Križine Hospital; KBC Split (Public Hospital of Split); organisation: HULU Split

2022 FEAR – QUATER and Friends, group exhibition of the Association of Contemporay Art KVART, curator: Ana Čukušić, Gallery KVART, Split, Croatia

2021 41. SPLITSSALON: Not definitely lost to each other; curator: Ivana Meštrov; Salon Galić Gallery; organisation: HULU Split

2021 (Dis)Trust The Storyteller. The Case KRVAVICA Children Health Resort, Salon Galić from October 4 to 15, 2021

2020 THE OTHER CITY A Selection of Works by Contemporary Artists from Split and Dubrovnik; Museum of Fine Arts in Split; curators: Jasminka Babić and Rozana Vojvoda

2020 27th SLAVONIAN BIENNALE: THE IMAGE AS A VIRUS, Museum of Fine Arts in Osijek, curator: Valentina Radoš

2020 THE OTHER CITY A Selection of Works by Contemporary Artists from Split and Dubrovnik; Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik; curators: Jasminka Babić and Rozana Vojvoda

2020 60. POREČ ANNALS: LONELY PLANET – A Journey Into The Heart Of Domestic Tourism; Istrian Chamber, Poreč; kurator: Leila Topić

2019 BEHIND THE CLOSED DOORS / Exhibition of art works in the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts in Split / The Old Town Hall, Split / Curators: Branko Franceschi, Jasminka Babić and Eleonora Klein

2018 IT IS NOT FUTURE THAT ALWAYS COMES AFTER / A review of the artistic production of the Motel Trogir project 2014-2018 / MKC Split Gallery – Youth Centre, curator: Nataša Bodrožić // 11 – 31 October 2018

2018 40TH SPLIT SALON / THE ART OF SURVIVAL – “Why It Is Important To Collect Contemporary Art?” Curator: Branko Franceschi // 

2018 THE UNALINED – Week For People And Art, exhibition and trade program, Lauba, Zagreb

2018 THE NEW MUSEUM COLLECTION DISPLAY “From the 60’s to today: Art & Society”/ Museum of Fine Arts Split / curated by: Jasminka Babić and Marija Stipišić Vuković

2017 The 52nd ZAGREB SALON OF APPLIED ART AND DESIGN, “The In/Applicability of Applied Art” Mimara Museum, October 5 to October 28, 2017 / organised by: the Croatian Association of Artists of the Applied Arts – ULUPUH

2017 ARCHITECTURE IN CONTEMPORARY ART / Museum of Fine Arts Split / Curated by Jasminka Babić & Branko Franceschi

2015 “FILLING THE EMPTINESS 20150318-28 MMIIM” / Exhibition of Multimedia and Intermedia Section of Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts, ULUPUH Gallery , Tkalčićeva 14, Zagreb

2014 “The Final Showdown”, exhibition of the Association of Contemporay Art KVART, public space , District of Trstenik, Split

2013 38. Split Salon „Fantasizing – Dislocating“, billboard at the northern entrance to the Marjan tunnel, Split

2012 “Stories about the city” : MARJAN / exhibition of photographs in Palazzo del Duca, Senigallia, Italy / organisation by the Croatian Association of Visual Artists in Split 

2011 37. Split Salon „Izlagati (se)“, basement of the Diocletian’s palace, Split

2009 Trstenik – Beach, exhibition of the Association of Contemporay Art KVART, District of Trstenik, Split

2009 THE KICK, poster exhibition, Art Conservation Gallery and Tončićeva street, Split (manager, participant )

2009 City View, presntation of artist from Split, Pula, Croatia

2009 43rd Zagreb Salon, Pablic garage Kvaternikov trg, Zagreb, Croatia

2008 Trstenik Underground, Culture Festival KVART, public garage in Trstenik District, Split, Croatia

2007 Trstenik Open, Culture Festival KVART, public space of Trstenik District, Split, Croatia

2007 Here and There , 11 young artist from Split, Čakoevec Museum, Čakovec, Croatia

2006 ST X-Generation, Vladimir Nazor Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

2006 QUARTER, exhibition of the Association of Contemporay Art KVART, Split, Croatia

2005 Split / New York, exhibition of photography, Photo Club Split, Croatia

2004 Watching ( D.B. : Dinner invitation), Motovun Film Festival, Motovun, Croatia

2004 On the way home, multimedia exhibition after author’s selection, Diocletian’s cellars, Split, Croatia

2003 Life&Art, exhibition of contemporary photography in Split, Art Gallery, Split, Croatia & Art Gallery ,Bjelovar, Croatia

2002 101 Individuals from Split, exhibition of photographs, Photo Club Split, Croatia

2002 International Exhibition of Drawings, Modern Gallery, Rijeka, Croatia

2002 1st Graphic Showroom, Banova vila, Rab, Croatia

2001 Art Workshop Solta 3, Cultural Youth Centre, Split, Croatia

2000 Art Workshop Šolta 2, Gallery of Matica Hrvatska, Zagreb

1999 Expression of Youth, Urbino, Italy

1999 2nd Croatian Triennial of Drawings, Hall of Croatian Fine Art Society, Zagreb, Croatia

1999 Art Workshop Šolta 1,Salon Galić, Split, Croatia & Gallery of the Student Centre, Zagreb, Croatia