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Pavle Pavlović

Pavle Pavlovic, My Pal Foot Foot, Ulje Na Platnu, 225 X 170 Cm, 2023.
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Group exhibition


Bacva Panorama
Solo exhibition

Safe Risks

Lostland, Pavle Pavlović, 2014.
Solo exhibition


Pavle Pavlović (1983, Belgrade) is a painter based in Zagreb and Samobor, Croatia. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb in 2010. In his paintings, Pavlović is interested in constructing a unique universe where he combines personal experiences and motivations with a diverse array of elements from the virtual world. His distinctive paintings are a collage of various influences, paying homage to meme heroes, online phenomena, virals, scenes from comic books, and his enduring inspiration from late Gothic and early Renaissance painting. He juxtaposes these influences with the digital language of gifs and the camp aesthetics of screensavers and stock photography, resulting in fresh and provocatively ironic detachment.
His recent exhibitions include the Biennale of Painting in Zagreb at the Meštrović Pavilion (2023), Trotoar in Zagreb (2023), Post-ordinary at Plan X Gallery in Milano, Italy (2023), Grand Tour at Caja Blanca UALSP in Mexico (2023), and the 9th Beijing International Art Biennale at the National Museum of China in Beijing (2022). His works have also been showcased at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb (2018, 2012), the National Museum in Zadar (2018), the National Museum of Gdańsk (2016), the Essl Museum in Vienna (2013), Spinnerei in Leipzig (2013), Kunstlerhaus in Vienna (2011), and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka (2009).
Pavlović teaches at Zagreb’s Academy of Fine Arts and is a recipient of ESSL AWARD CEE, Vienna (2011), Vraneković Award at 33rd Youth Salon, Zagreb (2016). His works are in the collections such as Erste Fragments Zagreb and the Albertina Modern Vienna.

2023  7th Biennale of Painting, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
2023  Triumph of the Virtues, Trotoar, Zagreb, Hrvatska
2023  Post-Ordinary, Plan X, Milano, Italy
2022  Grand Tour, Caja Blanca UALSP, Mexico
2022  Contemporary Croatian Painting between Figuration and Abstraction, Museo Revoltella, Trieste, Italy
2022  9th Beijing International Art Biennale, National Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, China
2021  My pal Foot Foot, Kljaković Collection, Zagreb, Croatia
2021  6th Biennale of Painting, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
2020  It can’t happen here, Poola Gallery, Pula, Croatia
2019  5th Biennale of Painting, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
2019  Known unknowns, Westpol Airspace, Leipzig, Germany
2019  Parallel Protocol, Poola Gallery, Pula, Croatia
2018  Safe Risks, Galić Salon, Split, Croatia
2018 18th Blue Salon, National Museum Zadar, Croatia
2018  Despite the Environment, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
2018  Search for Reality, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
2017  Safe Risks, Bačva Gallery, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
2016  Exporting Zagreb, National Museum of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Polland
2015  3rd Bijenale slikarstva, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
2015  3rd Danube Biennale, Danubiana- Centrum moderného umenia, Bratislava, Slovakia
2015  Kristallin# 18, Salzamt, Linz, Austria
2015  Figuration 3, Zuccato Gallery, Poreč, Croatia
2014  Lostland, 90-60-90, Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2014  Solarfall, SC Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2014  Artigo Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013  LIKE IT !, Essl Museum, Wien, Austria
2013  MUTATIS MUTANDIS, Halle 14, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
2012  IN OUR BACKYARDS, Werkschau Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
2012  T-HT Award @ MSU, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
2011  The other reality – Croatian emerging painters, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
2011  ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011, Winners’ Exhibition, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria2011.  Document 1, Karas Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2009  New Fragments 6, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
2009  ESSL AWARD CEE 2009, Nominees Exhibition, Gliptotheque HAZU, Zagreb, Croatia

2016 Iva Vraneković Award, 33rd Youth Salon, Zagreb, Croatia
2015 Salzamt Art Residency, Linz, Austria
2014 Glo‘Art Residency, Lanaken, Belgium
2012- 2013 One-sided Story Art Residency, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
2011 ESSL AWARD CEE 2011 – Collector’s Invitation prize, Vienna, Austria