About Ekarasa

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Ekarasa Doblanovic is a Italian/Croatian-born, New Zealand artist. She graduated in 2014 with Master Degree (Honours) in Visual Arts from Auckland University of Technology. Her creative practice encompasses painting and installation with collaborative and participatory projects, working across New Zealand and Australia as well as internationally.

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, above form and composition. Additionally, her work investigates the collaborative and participatory 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-"Oneone"-Imagine the Land Project, Te Uru Contemprary art Gallery ( Learning Centre) Auckland, NZ
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- Wallace Morrinsville Gallery, NZ
2012-"Nelson Rhythms" Evolve Festival, Nelson NZ
2011-"Death and Diversity" Museum of City and Sea, Wellington NZ
2007-Small Dog Gallery, Devonport Auckland, NZ
1999-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
2014-Glaistor Ennor MA Graduate Award Exhibition, Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2013-14 Woodford Folk Festival, Rebirth Day Project and Imagine the Land, AUS
2013- La Rosa Park, Imagine The Land Project, Auckland, NZ
2013-"Trasforming Topographies" Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery ,NZ
2013-"What Lies Beneath" Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland NZ
2012-’Global Elders Gathering" Cairns, AUS
2012-"Morrinsville Arts Festival", Wallace Morrinsville Gallery, NZ
2011-"Sky Above, Earth Below", Waitakaruru Sculpture Park, Hamilton NZ
2011-Kaipara Sculpture Park, Auckland NZ
2011-Wallace Art Gallery, Morrinsville Art Festival
2011-"E-Scape" Waitakaruru Sculpture Park, Hamilton, NZ
2010-Boat Shed Club, Pacifica Grandmothers Council, Auckland, NZ
2010-TINA Art Festival, Newcastle, AUS
2009-Weaving the Circle, The Fringe Festival, Wellington, NZ
2008-Ethnicity, Upstairs Gallery, Titirangi, NZ
2003-Art Museum, Mundial Photofestival, Rovinj, Croatia
2001-Art Museum, Mundial Photofestival, Rovinj, Croatia
2000-Art Museum, Mundial Photofestival,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

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

Funded Projects:
2016-Auckland Council, (Whau and Waitakere Ranges Local Boards), Te Uru-Oneone
2013-Auckland Council , La Rosa Park
2012-Creative Communities Nelson
2011-Enviromental and Sustainability Fund, Auckland Unitec
2010-Creative Communities Waikato
2009-Kokano Funding (CNZ), Wellington Fringe Festival


2015- Bhoomi- The Living Soil, Published by Navdanya/Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology India
2013-Michelangelo Pistoletto. “Année 1, la paradis sur terre” Published by Musee de Louvre.


Sir James Wallace Collection, New Zealand
AUT , Aucklandd University of Technology, Auckland ,NZ

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