Viktor Popović is an artist based in Split, Croatia. His practice is focused mostly on installations and objects formed from appropriated and archival materials in combination with raw industrial materials, that probe the relationship between the artwork and the audience or the historical or physical context of the exhibition venues. His recent work explores the Modernist heritage of the socialist period in Croatia and focuses on the re-contextualization of the 1960s and 1970s architecture. He has exhibited in numerous galleries, museums, and non-profit venues in the USA and throughout Europe.

Popović is an MFA graduate of Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia and has been awarded a number of distinguished grants and awards including 27th Slavonian Biennial Ex Aequo Award, Art Museum, Osijek, Croatia (2020); A:D: Curatorial (formally Aperto Raum) residency program, Berlin, Germany (2019); 54th Zagreb Salon of Visual Arts CS AICA Award, Croatian Association of Visual Artists, Zagreb, Croatia (2019); Art Omi residency program at Art Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, New York, USA (2017); 36th Split Salon Prize, Croatian Association of Visual Artists, Split, Croatia (2009); ArtsLink residency program, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon, USA (2006); Annual Young Artist Prize, Croatian Association of Visual Artists, Zagreb, Croatia (2006); Filip Trade Contemporary Art Collection Prize, Zagreb, Croatia (2005); Cité internationale des arts residency program at Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France (2005); Grand Prix of the 8th Triennial of Croatian Sculpture, Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb, Croatia (2003).

His work has been collected by major public institutions throughout Croatia, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Museum of Fine Arts in Split, Gallery of Fine Arts in Zadar, and Lauba in Zagreb.

In addition to his own artistic practice, he is also teaching Painting and Advanced Drawing courses at the Painting department of the Arts Academy, University in Split since 1998, where he is holding a tenured, Full Professor position.
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