Exhibition history


Ivana Pipal: Invisible Spaces

27.09.2022. - 06.11.2022. / MSU, 2. kat


Ivana Pipal’s Invisible Spaces were created at the intersection of visual arts and psychotherapy, by translating research of the human psyche and its mechanisms into artistic speech. Relying on the experiences of neuroscience, psychotherapy, and psychology as well as various techniques for raising the awareness of presence, the artist has built a visual language as a tool for understanding the inner world, feelings, and abstract thinking.


NEW ERA - PLATEAURESIDUE / Maja Smrekar / Robertina Šebjanič / Tanja Vujinović

11.09.2022. - 29.11.2022. / MSU, 2. kat


The New Era exhibition presents the works of three female artists and an artist collective from Slovenia, who in their creative practices, consistently and continuously address the relationship between human and nature. The selected works provide a profound contemplation about anthropogenic interventions into natural environments and about current sociopolitical and economic structures of governance which are based on principles of infinite growth of production and consumption.


The 12th International Festival Organ Vida

29.06.2022. - 28.08.2022. / MSU, 1. i 2. kat povremenih izložbi


The 12th International Festival Organ Vida opens on June 29 at the Zagreb's Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb with the main exhibition – No Tears Left to Cry and a solo exhibition of Vivian Sassen

The 12th International Organ Vida Festival will take place from June 29th to August 28th at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Miroslav Kraljević Gallery (GMK) and Gallery Nova. The Biennial Festival brings together contemporary artists working in the medium of photography and / or in its expanded form and opens on June 29th at 8 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb with the main exhibition No Tears Left to Cry with works by ten finalists selected by an expert jury composed of: Agnieszka Roguski, curator and writer from Berlin, Antonio Cataldo, curator and writer from Oslo, Ivana Meštrov, curator from Zagreb, Jen Kratochvil, curator and critic from Prague and Vienna, and Lovro Japundžić, curator from Zagreb; and with a solo exhibition by the esteemed and award-winning artist Viviane Sassen, who will present a series of photographs and collages Venus & Mercury created from the rich archives of the French castle of Versailles.


Animafest Zagreb 1972 – 2022

12.05.2022. - 28.08.2022. / MSU, 2. kat


World Festival of Animated Film Animafest was founded in Zagreb fifty years ago and is one of the oldest festivals dedicated to animation. The exhibition Animafest Zagreb 1972 – 2022 summarises the Festival’s half-century history. Alongside the central exhibition on the Festival’s history, there are also four thematic exhibitions that are traditionally held as part of the Festival’s accompanying programme: Behind the Scenes and Nedeljko Dragić: The Line Tamer, the latter being this year’s laureate of the Animafest Lifetime Achievement Award, the exhibition of storyboards by the Dutch master of animation Paul Driessen, and the exhibition of photographs by the Finnish author Timo Viljakainen Behind the Eyes of the World, who has been portraying animators with closed eyes in different ambiences since 1990.



15.04.2022. - 28.08.2022. / Collezione Burri Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco


“La Luce del Nero” is the title of the upcoming exhibition hosted in one of the two museums of Fondazione Burri, the Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco in Città di Castello, Italy. Here, the color Black shifts from the concept of dark and absence to becoming an actual color. This event has been designed to be inclusive for a public with visual impairment, besides offering an immediate and highly stimulating sensorial experience to all visitors.


Tina Gverović and Siniša Ilić: Pressure Points

14.04.2022. - 23.10.2022. / Zbirka Richter


For Tina Gverović and Siniša Ilić research for this exhibition began with the renowned Yugoslav Pavilion at the international exhibition EXPO 58 in Brussels in 1958 by the architect Vjenceslav Richter. The spatial organisation the Pavilion, which involved numerous collaborators, included the topics of state and social organisation, contemporary art, economy, and tourism. The artists are particularly interested in how Richter employed specific design strategies in order to represent societal structures of the time. The pavilion was broken into distinct but overlapping topics or areas, with key characteristics of the design being dedicated to transparency, cross-pollination, and trans-disciplinarity. With this in mind, Tina and Siniša began to think about how today’s society might be presented within a contemporary pavilion, and about the primary topics that should be addressed within such a pavilion.


American International School of Zagreb - Students Exhibition

06.04.2022. - 01.05.2022. / MSU, 1. kat povremenih izložbi


Each year, Grade 12 Visual Arts students of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) showcase a carefully curated exhibition of artwork which they have developed during the two-year programme. The exhibition is one of their final assessments as IBDP Visual Artists, worth 40% of their overall score. Typically the course pushes students through a cycle of research, experimentation, and discovery; through successes and failures, with the final challenge having to tie it all together into a thematically or stylistically coherent body of work. 

This year's exhibition from the American International School of Zagreb explores the world of dreams, expression and portraiture, while demonstrating a development of skills in a variety of media.

The exhibition can be visited during regular museum opening hours until May 1st.


05.04.2022. - 05.06.2022. / MSU, 3. kat



Collection as a Verb

05.04.2022. - 31.12.2022. / MSU, 1. kat


The series of exhibitions with the joint title Collection as a Verb, which are created as a team effort, represent the new collection in duration of the Museum, so as to redefine its' concept and the social context in which it is situated. The title of the cycle is inspired by the poem “Freedom Is a Verb” by Slovenian poet Boris A. Novak. The exhibitions are not a finished project, but rather a process and swift reaction to the events around us. If we consider the collection a verb – an action, a state of being, or an occurrence – our team, together with the artists and the community, is a subject operating in time.


Davor Mezak: Disturbing Earthquake Reality

16.03.2022. - 01.05.2022. / MSU, Black Box


With his exhibition Disturbing Earthquake Reality, the multimedia artist Davor Mezak presents the current post-earthquake reality of urban and rural parts of Banovina. In the form of interviews, residents of Banovina present their personal experiences and the consequences of the earthquake on their everyday lives and work, while a series of photographs shows the consequences of the earthquake on residential and commercial buildings, as well as cultural and sacral goods.