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Denis Butorac was born in 1992, Croatia. He obtained a master's degree in Photography at the Academy of Dramatic Art. Apart from two Rector's and Dean’s award, he also received the Marina Viculin Award, a monetary reward given as recognition to Croatian artists for their outstanding achievement in the field of photography. His photographs were exhibited at several group exhibitions, and In September 2018 he presented his first solo exhibition Homesick, as part of the 10th edition of Organ Vida International Photography Festival.

In his artwork, photography is used as a medium for exploration of topics such as identity, family and tradition, thus building his own narrative series in which he combines documentary and conceptual


EDUCATION

2019
Master’s degree in Photography, Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb
2017
Bachelor’s degree in Cinematography, Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb

PRIZES, AWARDS, HONORS

2019
Dean's Award, University of Zagreb
Erste fragments, audience prize
HT Award, honorable mention
Rovinj Photodays, category “Fashion”, 1st place
Rovinj Photodays, category “Body”, 2nd place
2018
International photography grant, Experimental, Nominee
MV award by Organ Vida
Rector's award, University of Zagreb
Rovinj Photodays, category “Fashion”, 2nd place
2017
Piece of Zagreb, honorable mention
2016
Rector's award, University of Zagreb

EXPERIENCES


2019
Lecture about fashion photography, Italian school of fashion and art - Callegari
Artist talk, Rovinj Photodays, Rovinj
Short story, masterclass with Ana Opalić, Zagreb
2018
Artistic Research and Professional Practice, workshop, Zagreb 2017
Forgotten Heritage, workshop, Zagreb
2016
International photobook workshop in Kremnica, Slovakia
2015
International photobook workshop in Groznjan, Croatia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
Epistle, GALLERY MAKINA, Pula 
2019
Epistle, GALLERY F8, Zagreb
2018
Homesick, MALA GALERIJA, Poreč
Homesick, GALLERY SC, Zagreb

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
RPD2019 – Big exhibition of finalist, MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, Zagreb
Rituals I: Correlations, FOTOGALERIE WIEN, Vienna
Erste fragments 15, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Zagreb
HT Award,MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Zagreb
RPD2019 – Big exhibition of finalist, COUNTY MUSEUM ROVINJ, Rovinj
Endémico vs. Global, C3 SCIENCE COMPLEXITY CENTER, Mexico Biennale mlade hrvatske fotografije, PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB, Zagreb
2018
Work in process 2, GALLERY f8, Zagreb
RPD2018 – Big exhibition of finalist, MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, Zagreb
Biennale mlade hrvatske fotografije, THE CAPTAIN’S TOWER GALLERY, Zadar
RPD2018 – Big exhibition of finalist, COUNTY MUSEUM ROVINJ, Rovinj
Izvedbene prakse ADU, GALLERY f8, Zagreb
Work in process, GALLERY f8, Zagreb
2016
New names, ULUPUH, Zagreb
2015
New names, ULUPUH, Zagreb
Local journal, FONTICUS, Groznja
Foto Tonka, KLOVICEVI DVORI, Zagreb
2014
New names, ULUPUH, Zagreb