Vlatka Horvat to represent Croatia at 2024 Venice Biennale

28 September 2023

Vlatka Horvat has been selected to represent Croatia at the 60th Venice Biennale in 2024.

The artist’s project — By the Means at Hand (commissioner: Antonia Majača) — is conceived as an accumulating exhibition of works by artists who live “as foreigners” across the globe, reflecting issues and experiences of the diaspora. ”The title refers to the improvised transport systems used in Croatia and throughout the world whereby informal networks—of family members, friends, acquaintances, and strangers—are activated to facilitate the delivery of letters, parcels, and currency to people living far from their home countries.” (Artforum) Such informal networks will be used to transport the artists’ contributions to Venice throughout the biennial.

Vlatka Horvat (b. 1974, Croatia) works across sculpture, installation, drawing, performance, photography, video and writing. Her work is presented internationally in a variety of contexts – in museums and galleries, theatre and dance festivals and in public space. After 20 years in the US, she currently lives in London.

She has had solo exhibitions at MSU – Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, PEER (London), Renata Fabbri (Milan), Gaep (Bucharest), Phoinix (Bratislava), Wilfried Lentz (Rotterdam), CAPRI (Düsseldorf), Zak|Branicka Gallery (Berlin), Museums Sheffield, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center (Portland), annex14 (Zürich), Boston University Art Gallery, Bergen Kunsthall, and the Kitchen (NYC), among other places. Recently commissioned projects include PUBLICS (Helsinki), Kunsthalle Wien, the Pavilion of Croatia at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, and installations for Bard Center for Curatorial Studies (NY), Kunsthalle Osnabrück, “Greater New York” at MoMA PS1 (NYC), MGLC and Galerija Skuc (both Ljubljana).

Photo of Vlatka Horvat by Vanja Babic