Patricia Počanić, PhD student

Patricia Počanić was born in 1991 in Rijeka. She obtained her master’s degree in art history (Artists’ Interventions in Public Space in Croatia since the late 1960s until the early 1980s) and comparative literature (Performing Identity in Croatian Performance) in 2016 at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Zagreb. During her studies, she participated in the Wikipedia Project of Art History Students that was awarded the Special Rector’s Award at the University of Zagreb in the academic year 2013/2014. and she was also awarded with the Award for Excellence in Graduate Study of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb in 2016. During the study, she was the organizer of the 3rd International Congress of Art History Students held in 2014 and assisted in the organization of the international scientific conference of Art and Politics in Europe in the Modern Period held in 2016, both at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. From 2013 until today, she has collaborated with the Public Open University in Poreč as a professional associate and author of texts for exhibitions at the Zuccato Gallery and at the International School of Sculpture – Montraker. She worked and volunteered at international triennial festivals Extravagant Bodies: Extravagant Age, Touch Me festival: It’s about time! and Device_art 5.015, organized by the KONTEJNER (Bureau of Contemporary Art Practice). In 2015, she also worked as a tour guide at the exhibition JOAN MIRÓ: a masterpiece from the Maeght Foundation at the Art Pavilion in Zagreb. She was a participant of several workshops, including the Curatorial Platform in 2015, where she gained additional theoretical and practical education in the field of curatorial practices by organizing an exhibition I am here to please you at Lauba in Zagreb. She participated also at art critic workshop How to write about contemporary art organized by Croatian Section of AICA, ULUPUH and TTF and at the workshop The role of curator in performing arts by A. Roberts. She was intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and at the American Pavilion at the 15th Architecture Biennial (The Architectural Imagination, 2016) in Venice. She enrolled at postgraduate doctoral studies of art history (direction of the 19th century, modern and contemporary art) in 2016 at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. Since June 2017, she has been working at ULUPUH (Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts) and she participated in the organization of the 52nd Zagreb Salon – Applied Art and Design organized by ULUPUH. The area of her research interest is related to the art of the second half of the 20th century.