David Maljkovic examines collective memory and amnesia in contemporary Croatia. Maljkovic’s work consists of collages, installations, videos and drawings. His work incorporates images of dilapidated modernist landmarks, monuments and buildings commenting on the country’s idealistic discontinuity. Erected during the communist era and left empty or deprived from its original use, these rundown monuments mark the gap between utopian heritage and disillusioned presence.

After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, David Maljkovic participated in several artist’s residency programs inculding the one of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions were, amongst others, at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014), Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen (2014), CAC – Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius (2013), GAMeC, Bergamo (2013), Baltic Art Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2013), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2012), Sculpture Center, New York (2012), Wiener Secession, Vienna (2011), Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana (2010).

With his work David Maljkovic participated in a large number of group exhibitions, amongst which 56th Venice Biennale, Venice (2015), Carré d’Art Musée d’Art Contemporain Nimes, Nimes (2014), Musée nationale d’art moderne Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014), EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam (2014), ACCA Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2013), MAXXI Museum, Rome (2013), EFA Project Space, New York (2013), Centro Huart de Arte Contemporaneo, Pamplona (2012), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012).

David Maljkovic received the International Contemporary Art Prize Diputacio de Castello, Spain.

David Maljkovic. Photo: Stefan Rohner
David Maljkovic
Rijeka, 1973

Past Exhibitions


Kunsthalle Wien 25/06/2016 — 16/10/2016

David Maljkovic: With the Gallery

Galleria Massimo Minini
26/09/2015 — 14/11/2015

In the Cut

Australian Centre of Contemporary Art (ACCA) 10/10/2013 — 24/11/2013

Solo Shows

David Maljković, VOX contemporary image, Montreal, QC

David Maljković, In Low Resolution, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
David Maljkovic, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia
David Maljkovic, Sprüth Magers Lee London, London
David Maljkovic, Blondeau & Cie, Geneva

In Low Resolution, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
Leal Rios Fundation, Lisbon, PR
Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, AT
Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, CH

Afterform, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
“Sources in the air”, GAMeC – Galeria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, IT
Metro Pictures, New York, US
CAC Vilnius, Vilnius, LT
Solo presentation, Frieze NY with Annet Gelink Gallery and Metro Pictures, NY, US
“Sources in the air” Baltic Art Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Solo presentation, MIART with Annet Gelink Gallery, Milano, IT
Solo presentation, ZONA MACO, Mexico

Morgenlied, with Latifa Echahkhch, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, CH
Sources in the air, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL
A long day for the form, T293 Gallery, Rome, IT
A long day for the form, Sprueth Magers, Berlin, DE
Scene, Hold, Balast, with Lucy Skaer, Sculpture Center, New York, US

Group Shows

Beton, Museumsquartier, Vienna
Dans un monde magnifique et furieux, Galerie Dvir, Brussels
Répétition, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
Low-Budget Utopias, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova , Ljubljana
Kaleidoscope: A Moment Of Grace, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford

New Art For New Society, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw
The 31st Biennial Of Graphic Arts, International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Ljubljana
Biennale di Venezia, 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia Settore Arte, Venice
Mix Match Museum, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Back to the Future, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam

Amsterdam Drawing Extended, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
PERSONAL CUTS, Carré d’Art Musée d’Art Contemporain Nimes, Nimes, FR
UNE HISTOIRE (art arch design / années 80 a nos jours) / A HISTORY (art architecturedesign) from the 80 s to now) Musée nationale d’art moderne Centre Pompidou, Paris,FR
El Teatro del Mondo, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, curator: Andrea Torreblanc,Mexico City, MX
Coming to Reality – SVIT Praha, Prague, CZ
At the outset, Circus, Berlin, DE
Films Corridor, CECCH / Centre d`edition contemporaine, Geneva, CH
Collective III, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, CH
Orpheus Twice, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
Cinema Remake, EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam, NL
Empty Pedestal, Museo Civico Archeologico, curator: Marco Scotini and Giorgio Verzotti, Bologna, IT
The Sea is my land. Artist dal Mediterraneo, La Triennale di Milano, Design museum, Milan, IT

If you will it, it is not a dream, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
… Was ist Kunst? … Resuming Fragmented Histories, Steirischer herbst & Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien
Last year at Marienbad, Bureau for Open Culture, EFA Project Space, New York, US
ArtBO International Art Fair Bogota, CO
In the Cut, ACCA Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, AUS
The Sea is my Land, MAXXI Museum Rome, Rome, IT
En suspension… a Marc Camille Chaimowicz’s statement, Frac Carquefou, FR
Cinematic Scope, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, AT
Zero Point of Meaning, Camer Austria, Graz, AT
Europen Kunsthalle in Bregenz, KUB Arena Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregez, AT
Speak Memory, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery – Colombia University, New York, US
Tomorrow Was Already here, MARCO, MX
Sin Motive aparante – For no Apparent Reason, CA2M Centre de Art Dos de Mayo, Madrid, ES

VIP Showroom, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
East Side Stories, Videos Contemporaines Croates, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
BB5, Biennale Bucharest, RO
Fremde Uberall – Zeitgenossische Kunst aus der Pomeranz Collection, Jewish Museum,Vienna, AT
Lighting out for territories, Kunsthall Vienna Project Space, Vienna, AT
Performing Abstraction, Luciana Brito Galeria, Sao Paulo, BR
A wavy line is drawn across the middle of the original plan, Koelnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, DE
Animism, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE
Moving forward, counting backwards, MUAC, Mexico City, MX
Indirect speech, Bolit Art Centre, Girona, IT
Intense Proximité, La Triennale, Paris, FR
Lugares en perdida (Lost Sites), Centro Huart de Arte Contemporaneo, Pamplona, ES
One Sixth of the Earth. The Ecologies of the Image, curated by Mark Nash, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, ES and ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE
Rearview Mirror. New Art From Central and Eastern Europe, Art gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, CAN
Scene, Hold, Ballast. David Maljkovic and Lucy Skaer, Sculpture Centre, New York, US

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Rijeka Country of birth: Croatia Date of birth: 1973 Lives in: Zagreb