Dubrovnik Academic Artist Katarina Alamat Kusijanović Awarded Prestigious IN/SU/LA Residency Program

Dubrovnik academic artist Katarina Alamat Kusijanović has been awarded the prestigious IN/SU/LA residency program. The project was initiated by artists Yvonne Andreini and Alessio Castagna, Italian artists based in Berlin. The program aims to promote exchange between European artists within the geopolitical European context. Each year, IN/SU/LA creates new spaces where participants engage with issues related to the concept of borders, the island of ideas, and, since the last edition, the artistic reformulation of the landscape theme in painting and drawing.

The program will take place on the island of Ventotene in Italy during June 2024, and the selected artists are: Marco Reichert, Johanna Silbermann, Joachim Lenz, Anne Mundo, Oliver Mark, Isa Melsheimer, Giuseppe de Mattia, Katarina Alamat Kusijanović, Nikolaus List, and Michael Kunze. After the residency program, the artists will have the opportunity to showcase their work in a group exhibition at the Matèria Gallery in the vibrant San Lorenzo district of Rome in November, and at the Hoto Gallery in the artistic hub of Kreuzberg in Berlin, in December this year. Collaborators on the project include Nomad – Croatian Office for Contemporary Art and curator Jelena Tamindžija Donnart.

Katarina Alamat Kusijanović was born in Dubrovnik in 1965. She graduated from the Higher Pedagogical School in Belgrade in 1989 from the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Easel Paintings, and later from the Academy of Fine Arts in Split in 2004. She has been a member of the Croatian Society of Fine Artists since 1992. From 1993 to 2019, she worked as a conservator-restorer advisor at the Croatian Restoration Institute, and from 2008 to 2013, she served as the head of the Dubrovnik Restoration Department. She is the author of the exhibition installation ‘Hidden Trecento’ in front of the Rector’s Palace in 2018 and the exhibition ‘Altar Painting by Jacopo Tintoretto from the Korčula Cathedral’ at the Rector’s Palace in 2008. Since 2019, she has been working as the head of the interior design department at Adriatic Luxury Hotels. Her recent exhibitions ‘MENSURA’ at the Art Gallery Dubrovnik and ‘MJERA’ at the Josip Račić Gallery interpret the past, present, and future of the City through the idea of measure as an antithesis to chaos, proverbially engraved in the stone of Dubrovnik for centuries. She has exhibited in fifteen solo and numerous group exhibitions. She lives and works in Dubrovnik.