Selected participants of the 40th International Terracotta Sculpture Symposium Terra
By the decision of the CLPU Terra Art Council, the participants of the 40th International Terracotta Sculpture Symposium were selected:
Anna Korver – New Zealand
Anna Korver is currently based in Taranaki, New Zealand. She has been a full-time professional sculptor since completing a BFA in sculpture from the University of Canterbury in 2003. Korver works nationally and internationally on exhibition work and private and public commissions. She has been selected in the Wallace awards twice, invited to exhibit work in many large-scale outdoor sculpture exhibitions including Brick Bay sculpture Trail and Tai Tapu sculpture garden, and has attended more than 60 national and international sculpture symposiums. Korver’s works are feminine in their identity and perspective, inviting intimacy and personal connection. The forms are minimalist and strive to reflect the inner self onto the outer surface. Her work has always come from an internal place, reflecting on the current situation or experience. The fundamental concepts generally revolve around the defense and protection of women but often from a subtle, gentle place. They question and challenge traditional feminine roles, offering a different kind of strength where the masculine and feminine sides are in balance and delicate, fragility is recognized instead of seen as a weakness, reflecting on feminism’s advocacy for equality for both genders. More information can be found at http://www.annakorver.co.nz
Tamami Ichimura – Japan
Born in Shizuoka in 1987. 2011. She obtained a master’s degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Joshibi University of Art and Design. Her exhibition “Graduation” won the “Best Work Award” / Joshibi University of Art and Design University of Art and Design 2009 (Kanagawa). She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan and participated in several colonies, symposia, and artist residency programs around the world. More information at http://nasu-symposium.jp/artist_ichimura2018.html
Vladimir Novak – Croatia
Vladimir Novak (1987) with his previous works explores the materiality and spatial characteristics of sculpture and installation, building minimalist structures of monumental character that evoke the space, measure, and relations of the exhibited objects, observers, and the environment. In recent works, as reactions to certain places and their specifics, he explores the communication aspects of sculptures, installations, and spaces in the form of works whose visual appearance is an indirect consequence of mechanical actions, processes partially or completely determined by input and output data of program code. He graduated in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. He won the award of the Goranska sculpture workshop Lokve at the 13th Triennial of Croatian Sculpture 2018, the HPB Grand Prix at the 34th Youth Salon – Panopticon in 2018, and the Rector’s Award for an independent project in 2015. He presented his exhibitions at the Bačva Gallery in Zagreb, at the Antun Augustinčić Gallery Studio in Klanjec in 2017, the French Pavilion in 2017, and the SC Gallery in Zagreb. He has participated in several group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. His works can be found in the Fund of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and the Antun Augustinčić Gallery in Klanjec, in private collections, and as public sculptures in Vrsar and Bjelovar. He is a member of HDLU and HZSU. He lives and works in Zagreb. https://akademija-art.hr/2019/04/14/vladimir-novak-tihi-osvajaci/
Petar Sibinović – Serbia
Born 25.05.1986. in Valjevo. 2010. Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, majoring in sculpture, class of Professor Veljko Lalic. Ph.D. at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, mentor Dr. Rados Antonijevic. In 2019, he received the status of an independent artist. He has been a member of ULUS since 2005 and is also a member of several art associations in Serbia and abroad.
He has exhibited at numerous solo and group exhibitions at the ULUS Gallery, Kolarac Endowment, Polet, X -Vitamin in Belgrade, Fennel in Bucharest. He is the winner of numerous recognitions and awards, a participant in over 20 art colonies, and his sculptures are exhibited in public spaces of Serbia and Republika Srpska.
Ranko Dragić – Srbija
Ranko Dragić was born in Novi Sad in 1975. He graduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, art sculpture in 1999, in the class of Professor Milun Vidic. Member of SULUV since 2005. He completed his master’s studies and the artistic discipline of sculpture in 2008 at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad under the mentorship of Professor Borislav Šuput. He has exhibited in seven solos and over thirty collective exhibitions. He participated in the work of 22 art colonies in the country and abroad. In the period from 1998 to 2001, in cooperation with the goldsmith, Janković was intensively involved in the design and production of unique jewelry made of gold and silver, which he won at the Novi Sad Goldsmith Fair: 1998 Special Award, 1999 Silver Medal, 2000 Silver and Gold Medal and 2001. Gold Medal. In 2006, in the MUSEUM club, at the Petrovaradin Fortress, as a co-author, he realized a fashion show COPPER AGE OF THE XXI CENTURY with fashion designer Marina Madžar, which presented a collection of handmade unique copper jewelry combined with stone, wood, and mother-of-pearl.
Sanja Radusin – Srbija
Born in 1989 in Novi Sad. In 2017, She completed the Basic Studies of Sculpture at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in the class of Professor Tomislav Todorović. 2018 Becomes a member of SULUV. In 2019, he completed a Master’s degree in sculpture at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad with Professor Mirjana Blagojev. In 2020, he enrolled in Specialist Studies – Terracotta Sculpture at the same academy. 2019/20. She worked as a teaching associate at the Department of Sculpture at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad.
She has exhibited in four solo and numerous collective exhibitions, participated in several colonies and workshops. She is the winner of two awards, the 2017 Stanišić Art Foundry Award, as well as the annual awards of the Department of Fine Arts for the most successful artistic work in the art discipline of sculpture.
The starting point in her work is nature and the changes that take place in her. Her artistic research is related to finding the connection between the sculptural form and nature. Exploring the specifics of the climate of Vojvodina, Kikinda, where he lives and creates. Through ephemeral works in nature, an art installation is realized in a gallery space dominated by terracotta as a material.