Fokus Grupa

(Rijeka, Croatia)

Fokus Grupa has been active since 2012. In its work, it tries to establish a critical framework for reading the artistic, economic and political surroundings in which it operates. It lends and learns from design, architecture, curatorship and writing, while often broadening its working team with collaborators from other fields.

In 2015 the collective participated in the post-master’s programme of the Bauhaus Dessau, and in 2016 with the Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen Scholarship, they developed a project seminar at the Innsbruck Institute for Architectural Theory which, realized as Exhistenzoptimum project was exhibited at Kunstpavilion Innsbruck in 2016 and at the exhibition Some Shapes of Things to Come at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg in 2018. In 2016 the project Stories about Frames was exhibited at MSU, Zagreb and at Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona and MSUB, Belgrade. The project Invisible Matter was exhibited in 2017 at Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, and in 2018 at Onomatopee, Eindhoven. In 2018. the second stage of the Invisible Matter project was developed and exhibited at the residency program Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre, Ljubljana and their project Vedutas from the palace of the Privileged Company of Trieste and Rijeka was exhibited at the Labin Industrial Biennial, MMSU Rijeka in 2019. Their research Map of Revisionist Monuments was started in 2018, exhibited in Under Construction 10, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw and Without Anesthesia [54. Zagreb Salon], HDLU, Zagreb in 2019.