Ekarasa Doblanovic

Ekarasa Mara Doblanovic - Resume

Ekarasa Doblanovic

Ekarasa Doblanovic is a Italian/Croatian-born, New Zealand artist. Graduated in 2014 with Master Degree (Honours) in Visual Arts from Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, NZ. Her creative practice encompasses painting and installation with collaborative and participatory projects "Imagine the Land", working across New Zealand and Australia as well as internationally. Having exhibited her latest collaborative work “Tocca la terra” at the MACRO ALSILO Museum of Contemporary Art Rome , was a finalist at The Arte Laguna Prize in Venice, Italy and an co-produced an intergenerational project “Whanui” with Auckland Arts Festival.

Doblanovic’s works embody a strong sense of materiality in which the tactile and haptic quality of colour and organic earth materials heighten the sensation and affect of colour and its material nature. She uses pure pigments and fabricates her own colours to activate a consideration of colour in its truest state as the primary voice of her works. Additionally, her work investigates the collaborative and participatory and social practices where notions of space, ecology, impermanence and human interactions are explored with the aim to create an empathetic interaction between people, art and nature.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Modulated, Black Asterisk Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2015 Chroma, Black Asterisk Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2014 Chroma, St Paul St Gallery Three. AUT Auckland, NZ

2012 Big Blue, solo painting exhibition, Wallace Morrinsville Gallery , Morrinsville NZ

2007 Cycles Small Dog Gallery, Devonport Auckland, NZ

1999 Utisci, Photo Art Gallery "Batana", Rovinj, Croatia

1996 Gallery "Ronz" Roc, Croatia

Collaborative Exhibitions

2016 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards Finalist in the Travelling Show

2015 Molly Morphet Canaday Art Award, Whakatane, NZ

2014 AUT Grad Show, St Paul st Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2013 Trasforming Topographies Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery ,NZ

2014 Glaistor Ennor MA Graduate Award Exhibition, Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2008 Ethnicity, Upstairs Gallery, Titirangi, NZ

2003 Mundial Photofestival, Museum Rovinj, Croatia

2001 Mundial Photofestival, Museum Rovinj, Croatia

2000 Mundial Photofestival, Museum Rovinj, Croatia

1998 Gallery San Tommaso with Association "Block" Rovinj, Croatia

1998 Saloon of Photography, Osijek, Croatia

1996 International of Photography F.K. Maribor, Slovenija

1996 International of Photography, Pieve di Soligo (Treviso), Italy

Imagine the Land Participatory Projects

2018 Whanui, Auckland Arts Festival, an intergenerational project in conjunction with Lynfield College and Age Concern, Auckland, NZ

2016 Oneone , Te Uru Contemprary art Gallery (Learning Centre) Auckland, NZ

2014 Rebirth Day Project, in collaboration with Third Paradise by Michelangelo Pistoletto Woodford Folk Festival,Brisbane, AUS

2013 La Rosa Park daylighting project, Auckland, NZ

2013 What Lies Beneath, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland NZ

2012 Nelson Rhythms, Evolve Festival, Nelson NZ

2011 Death and Diversity, Museum of City and Sea, Wellington NZ

2012 Global Elders Gathering ,Cairns, AUS

2011 Earth Rhythms/ Rebirth Day Project in collaboration with Third Paradise by Michelangelo Pistoletto, Wallace Morrinsville Gallery, NZ

2011 Sky Above, Earth Below, Waitakaruru Sculpture Park, Hamilton NZ

2011 Kaipara Sculpture Park, Auckland NZ

2011 E-Scape, Waitakaruru Sculpture Park, Hamilton, NZ

2010 Papatuanuku, Pacifica Grandmothers Council, Auckland, NZ

2010 TINA Art Festival, Newcastle, AUS

2009 Weaving the Circle, The Fringe Festival, Wellington, NZ

Artist Residencies

2015 Group Matters Module-Unidee-The University of Ideas, Cittadellarte, Fondazione Michelangelo Pistoletto, Biella, Italy

2013 Lines in the Sand, Artist Residency, Imagine the land, Strandbroke Island,AU


2015 Bhoomi, The Living Soil, Published by Navdanya/Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology India

2012 Michelangelo Pistoletto. “Année 1, la paradis sur terre” Published by Musee de Louvre, France


Sir James Wallace Collection, New Zealand

AUT , Auckland University of Technology, Auckland,NZ


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