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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 MA, Photography, Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb
2017 BA, Cinematography, Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb

PRIZES, AWARDS, HONORS

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

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019  RPD2019 – Big exhibition of finalist, MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, Zagreb
2019 Rituals I: Correlations, FOTOGALERIE WIEN, Vienna
2019 Erste fragments 15, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Zagreb
2019 HT Award,MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Zagreb
2019 RPD201 – Big exhibition of finalist, COUNTY MUSEUM ROVINJ, Rovinj
2019 Endémico vs. Global, C3 SCIENCE COMPLEXITY CENTER, Mexico
2019 Biennale mlade hrvatske fotografije, PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB, Zagreb
2018 Work in process 2, GALLERY f8, Zagreb
2018 RPD2018 – Big exhibition of finalist, MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, Zagreb
2018 Biennale mlade hrvatske fotografije, THE CAPTAIN’S TOWER GALLERY, Zadar
2018 RPD2018 – Big exhibition of finalist, COUNTY MUSEUM ROVINJ, Rovinj
2018 Izvedbene prakse ADU, GALLERY f8, Zagreb
2018 Work in process, GALLERY f8, Zagreb
2016 New names, ULUPUH, Zagreb
2015 New names, ULUPUH, Zagreb
2015 Local journal, FONTICUS, Groznjan
2015 Foto Tonka, KLOVICEVI DVORI, Zagreb
2014 New names, ULUPUH, Zagreb
2011 Fotosofia, VJEKOSLAV KARAS, Karlovac
2010 CIB - art, MERAJA, Vinkovci