Jelena BANDO

Biography

Jelena Bando is an academic painter who graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2012. She did study visits and residencies in Germany (Wurzburg, Berlin) and France (Paris). She had 15 solo exhibitions in Croatia, Germany, Sweden, France. Her works were also exhibited at about 30 exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. She won two awards in drawing and graphic arts (Sk Gallery, Belgrade; 15th Biennal of Drawing, Belgrade). In 2013 she started the 36 Mountains Festival dedicated to drawings and illustrations.

Exhibitions
Solo

2019 BY THE BAY, Oris House of Architecture, Zagreb, Croatia
BY THE BAY, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2018 A PROPER SPACE, Museum of Modern Art, Dubrovnik, Croatia

2017 A PROPER SPACE, Rigo Gallery, Novigrad, Croatia
A PROPER SPACE, Fritzi Palace, Museum of Lošinj, Mali Lošinj, Croatia

2016 A PROPER SPACE, Prsten Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
STUFFED COLLECTIVE, Juste Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
MATCHES IN THE DISAPPEARANCE, VN Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

2015 THREE DAYS ENOUGH, Bravo Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
THE OTHER, Galženica Gallery, Velika Gorica, Croatia

2014 DRAWINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS, Jelena Bando and Goran Jovanović, Greta Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

2013 JE SUIS PERDU, Nouvel Organon Gallery, Paris, France
DESSINS, PEINTURES, Urbain Cabrol Municipal Museum, Villefranche-de- Rouergue, France
IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT LOVER, Inkubator Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

2012 NO NATURE AT ALL, Ungeheuer Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2011 BANDO/BOVCON/VUKOVIĆ, MMC / Marisall Gallery, Rovinj / Zagreb, Croatia

2010 PALE FACE, Community Centre Gallery, Bol, Croatia

2009 HYPOCRITICAL, Prostor Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

Group

2019 Skalinada Sketchbook Exhibition, Rijeka, Croatia
AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana, Slovenia
36 MOUNTAINS, Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ment Group Exhibition, Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2018 AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Artist-in-Residence, Krinzinger Projekte Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2017 Krinzinger Projekte, Rigo Gallery, Novigrad, Croatia
10th T-HT Award, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

2016 36 MOUNTAINS, Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, Croatia
Cre-Art, Norway / Lithuania / Portugal

2015 (A)moral Thread, Zagreb (Croatia) / Bogota (Colombia)
International Laser Summit, Lauba, Zagreb, Croatia

2014 36 MOUNTAINS:
– Greta Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
– BiKoFe, Ljubljana, Slovenia
– Le Monte-en-l’air, Paris, France

2013 Beyond the Wall, 35 Gallery, French Institute of Prague, Czech Republic
Contest Exhibition of Graffiti and Street Art, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France

2012 36 MOUNTAINS:
– Le Mat Gallery, Montpellier, France
– Greta Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

2011 C.R.T.A., Cultural Fair, Student Centre, Zagreb, Croatia
Small Formats II, Marisall Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
Street Art Museum, Dugave district, Zagreb, Croatia
Fundraiser and Exhibition (Ivana Hodak Foundation), Mimara Museum, Zagreb, Croatia
C.R.T.A., Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia

2010 Academy Marathon, Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb, Croatia
C.R.T.A., Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia
30th Youth Salon, accompanying programme, Marisall Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

2009 Anonymous Drawings No 10, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
3rd Ex-Yu Printmaking Contest, SKC Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
Exhibition of Awarded Drawings from the Biennial of Student Drawings of Serbia, Studentski Grad Community Centre, Belgrade, Serbia
15th Biennial of Student Drawings of Serbia, Studentski Grad Community Centre, Belgrade, Serbia
Allegory of Faces, The Westin Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia

2008 At First Glance, Zagreb Society of Architects, Zagreb, Croatia
Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Revelin, Dubrovnik, Croatia
4th Croatian Triennial of Drawing – Risaona, Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia
Marin Držić in Zagreb, Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia
University of Zagreb Fair, Student Centre, Zagreb, Croatia

Awards

AWARDS:
2009 2nd award for etching at the 3rd Ex-Yu Printmaking Contest, SKC Gallery,Belgrade, Serbia
1st award for drawing at the15th Biennial of Student Drawing of Serbia, Studentski Grad Community Centre, Belgrade, Serbia

RESIDENCIES:
2019 HAFENKOMBINAT, Leipzig, Germany

2017 KRINZINGER PROJEKTE, Kuberton (Istria), Croatia

Love
150 x 160 cm
oil on canvas
2019

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Frailness
150 x 160 cm
oil on canvas
2018

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Courage
150 x 160 cm
oil on canvas
2017

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Sheltered
150 x 160 cm
oil on canvas
2019

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Cham Pha
mixed media on paper, 70 x 50 cm
2019

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Karst
mixed media on paper, 50 x 70 cm
2019

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In the sky
mixed media on paper, 30 x 35 cm
2019

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Monolithic islands
mixed media on paper, 50 x 70 cm
2019

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Limestone
mixed media on paper, 48 x 60 cm
2019

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