Tanja Deman

Tanja Deman

web: www.tanja-deman.com

contact: tanja.deman (at) gmail.com


Tanja Deman is a visual artist born in Split, and based in Zagreb.

She works with photography, collage, video and public art. Her investigation of collective psychology and space focuses on recently built legacy, specifically in spaces for collectives and how they relate to nature. Her images are visual metaphors that step into puzzling sites and situations layered with history. She captures the awkward socio-political dynamics under the surface of both the built and natural environment.


Tanja Deman obtained an BFA and MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She was artist in residence in Nirox Fondation in Johannesburgu, KulturKontakt Austria in Vienna, Oberfalzer Kunstlerhaus Schwandorf and Kunstlerhaus Saarbrucken in Germany, and did the study trip at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA.

In recent years, her work has been exhibited in a large number of exhibitions in Croatia and abroad including, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb; Kunstmuseum Bonn; The Central House of Artists, Moscow; Museo Revoltella, Trieste; MUNTREF Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires; TENT, Rotterdam; La Bellevilloise, Paris; Frieze Art Fair, London; Unseen Amsterdam;  Scope Basel; Van Krimpen gallery, Witzenhausen gallery and Reflex gallery in Amsterdam; and International Film Festival Rotterdam. She has also screened her work at numerous video and film festivals, including Videonale 14; Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival; Vidoex Zurich, and Video Dumbo at Eybeam, New York City.

She received Audience Award at T-HTaward@msu.hr, second award at Novi fragmenti 5, she was shortlisted for Radoslav Putar Award, received the award of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and Rector's Award from the University of Zagreb. Her works are part of several public collections, including Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Kunstcollectie AMC in Amsterdamu, Erste Bank in Zagreb, Nirox Fondation in Johannesburg and Museum Collection Ria & Lex Daniels on view in Gemeentemuseum Den Haag; and part of many private collections worldwide.