David Maljkovic


David Maljkovic born 1973, Rijeka, Croatia. Lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.
Maljkovic’s work questions repeatedly the status of the studio, creating a different visual dialog with it. Using the studio as raw material for the creation of new relations, peeling the content and recycling the form, the methodology of image-building becomes more important than the content, rejecting the notion of a motif as a completed issue. Driving the investigation to the border between architecture, painting and sculpture, Maljkovic practice takes the shape of two-and three-dimensional works of different medium: prints on canvas or archival cardboard, wooden, plexiglas and plastic structures, films, photographs and collages.
Maljkovic had numerous solo exhibitions at institutions such as Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka; Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana; Kunsthalle Basel, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Musee d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux. He was part of various group exhibitions, including in MoMA, New York City; MAXXI, Rome; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels; Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, Berlin; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw. During his career, Maljkovic won several awards and prizes, including DAAD, Berlin; IASPIS, Stockholm, ARCO Prize for young artists, Madrid; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; among others. Maljkovic’s works can be found in collections such as the Centre Pompidou, Paris; MoMA, New York City; Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest; TATE Collection, London; Mumok, Vienna; MUDAM, Luxembourg.

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