Dora Ramljak (21/02/2001, Pula, Croatia)
My view on photography has always been rather pragmatic and practical. To question and provide it with another purpose has created a methodology in which I am allowed to fearlessly explore far beyond the medium’s borders. Tactility and sensorial perception are important constants in my work, leading an exploration of materials and expanding through the mediums of sound, installation, performance, and space design.
Deconstructing normativity and decontextualizing it challenges its nature while allowing me to grasp the world that surrounds me. Heavily research-based practice allows the democratic and educational nature of art to become a key, a multilayered entrance into a subjective experience.
Striving for a sense of softness, the works provide a critical perspective on our society and its structural complexity. Working between contrasts of active and passive, between reflecting and creating, the process of making plays an integral role in my final work as it is bringing forward my own positioning. Restlessly, my dedication to experimenting, experiencing, learning, and relearning, guides the exploration of space and time in an intuitive and respectful manner. I believe that art is a shared tool that can shapeshift and find its purpose in all social spheres. I see myself as a provider of tools and space that bends what is present.
Materialising spaces that are interrupting the regularity provides a place where care, dialogue, and reflection are desired outcomes. Unraveling materials whose fragility and stiffness disturb passivity and call for involvement, the personal imprint on the process of the work is shifting between me as a maker and the audience. A sense of transgression, and freedom to reclaim your being and further position yourself creates work in a constant process of change. As metal rusts, the process is affecting the beginning with no way back.
[ 01/09/2019 – Current ]
Bachelor of Photography:
Royal Academy of Arts The Hague ;
KABK; Address: Prinsessegracht 4, 2514 AN, Den Haag, NL
[ 01/02/2022 – Current ]
Internship concerning researching methods and techniques for self-established artist Jen Liu ;
New York, USA
[ 01/03/2022 – Current ]
Research and Studio intern:
Studio internship in Hectolitre spaces mentored by self-established artist Mladen Bundalo ;
27/4/2019 AME group exhibition, Galerija Cvajner
30/5/2020 online screening event, Agartha Productions Cph
5. - 7.8.2021 Award for young artists Golden watermelon 5.0, Metamedia Association, Pula, Croatia Media Mediteranea
23.- 26.7. 2021 Echo, group exhibition, Brønshøj Water Tower, Copenhagen ECHO
20. - 27.1.2022 UNFOLDING TERRITORIES: Co-creating Through Cartographies of Care by Cockroach Collective, The Grey Space in The Middle, The Hague Cockroach Collective