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Curriculum vitae

*1937 in Sombor (Bačka, Vojvodina), Kingdom of Yugoslavia
From 1941 to 1967, and then from 1975 to his death in 2010 he lived and worked in Zagreb, Croatia
In 2005 he changed his name to Antonio G. Lauer.
2011 Croatian pavilion - 54st Venice Biennale
2017 Documenta 14 - Athens and Kassel

Education

1954 First performance in Mostar, Yugoslavia (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
1955-1956 Studies Architecture at the Architecture Faculty in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (Croatia)
1960 First Series of photographs in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (Croatia)
1960-1962 Military Service in the JNA (Yugoslav National Army), in the tank brigade at Crveni krst in Niš, Yugoslavia (Serbia)
1962 First amateur film Smrt [Death] at the Cine Club Zagreb, Yugoslavia (Croatia)
1967 Is accepted into the film directing program at the Academy of Performing Arts in Belgrade, class of Aleksandar Saša Petrović. His professors were: A. Petrović, dr. Marko Babac and dr. Dušan Stojanović. Attended seminars by Slavko Vorkapić and Frank Capra.
1972 He is politically hounded for his participation in Lazar Stojanović's student (graduate) film – Plastic Jesus
His literary work Grupno uživanje [Group Enjoyment] is published in the Anthology of New Serbian Short Stories.
1972-1976 He is not allowed to graduate. In 1976 he finally graduates with his student film Presuda [Verdict].

Selected Solo Exhibitions & Screenings

2017 Tomislav Gotovac. Retrospective. Crisis Anticipator – Don't Ask Where We're Going, House of Art, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Tomislav Gotovac: I'm innocent!, Film retrospective, Art-kino, Rijeka, Croatia
Tomislav Gotovac. Retrospective. Crisis Anticipator – Don't Ask Where We're Going, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka (MMSU), Rijeka, Croatia
Marshal Tito Square, I love you! Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
2016 Tomislav Gotovac: Circles, Galerie Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany
Tomislav Gotovac: Strategies of Ready-Made, Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
2015 Tomislav Gotovac, Reading Daily Mail, Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
2014 TG - PURE WORDS, Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna, Austria
Tomislav Gotovac, Alexander Gray Associates, New York, United States
Tomislav Gotovac, Espaivisor, Valencia, Spain
Newspaper Art by Tomislav Gotovac, Galerija VN, Zagreb, Croatia
Newspaper Art by Tomislav Gotovac, P74 Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2013 Zagreb, I love you by Tomislav Gotovac in frame of Ivan Posavec, Radnička galerija, Zagreb, Croatia
Speak Quietly, Kunsthalle Wien KARLSPLATZ, SlideShowRoom, Vienna, Austria
2012-2013 Tomislav Gotovac – Zagreb, I love you!, curated by Zarko Vijatovic, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
2012 Tomislav Gotovac : It all started on the Rio Grande, where I Was a Male War Bride and saw the Tragic Hunt on the Battle Ground and heard The Glenn Miller Story, Instytut Awangardy / Edward Krasinski Studio, Warszaw, Poland
Tomislav Gotovac a.k.a. Antonio G. Lauer: One Needs to Live Self Confidently... Watching, Galerija Nova, Zagreb, Croatia
2011 Tomislav Gotovac: Zagreb, I love you! - Galerija Klovićevi dvori, Zagreb, Croatia
2009 Antonio Lauer / Tomislav Gotovac - Gone With the Wind, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Mala galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2008 Antonio Gotovac Lauer: Krajiška 29, Galerija Waldinger, Osijek, Croatia
2006 Antonio Gotovac Lauer: Steel Net, Moderna galerija, Studio Josip Račić, Zagreb, Croatia
Antonio Lauer: Stupid Antonio presents, Galerija Klovićevi dvori, Zagreb, Croatia
2005 Tomislav Gotovac a.k.a. Antonio G. Lauer, Galerija Nova, Zagreb, Croatia
2003 Gotovac, Tomislav: Speaking of Pictures, MSU Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
1994 Tomislav Gotovac: Point Blank, Installation and Performance, Franklin Furnace Archive, New York, United States
Déjà vu Films of Tomislava Gotovca, Kinoteka, Zagreb, Croatia
1992 Tomislav Gotovac: Point Blank, Salon Galerije Karas, Zagreb, Croatia
1988 Tomislav Gotovac: Collages, Izložbeni salon Doma JNA, Zagreb, Croatia
1986 Tomislav Gotovac: Retrospective of Documents 1956-1986 - Paranoia View Art, Galerija DDT, Zagreb, Croatia
1984 Tomislav Gotovac: Twenty Years Before Collages 1964 (II), Prostor proširenih medija, Zagreb, Croatia
1981 Tomislav Gotovac: Films - Kommunales Kino, Frankfurt (on tour: Duisburg, Dortmund, Hamburg, Berlin, München, Wien)
1979 Tomislav Gotovac. Collages 1964, Studio Galerije suvremene umjetnosti, Zagreb, Croatia
Tomislav Gotovac: Films, Netherlands Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands [on tour: Shaffy Theatre, Amsterdam; Film Huis, Utrecht; Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag; Akademia Minerva, Groningen; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo; Film Makers Co-op, London; London Collage of Printing, London; Slade School of Fine Art , London]
1978 Tomislav Gotovac: Retrospective of films, Kino-klub Zagreb, Zagreb; Kino Zlatna vrata, Split, Croatia
Tomislav Gotovac: Films, Galeria Sztuki LDK Labirynt, Lublin, Poland [on tour: Lodz, Warsaw]
1977 Films of Tomislav Gotovac, Centar za multimedijalna istraživanja , Zagreb, Croatia
1976 Tomislav Gotovac: TOMISLAV ®, Gallery of the Student Cultural Centre (SKC), Belgrade, Serbia

Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings

2017 Poetry and Performance. Eastern European Perspective, New Synagogue, Žilina, Slovakia
Art of Appropriation, Forum Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
Sequences. Art of Yugoslavia and Serbia from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
Showing Tomislav Gotovac, Gallery of Fine Arts, Osijek, Croatia.
Shakespeare Among Us, MK Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
OFF-Biennale Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Everything we see could also be otherwise (My sweet little lamb), The Showroom, London, Great Britain
Castelli di sabbia. L'avanguardia croata e i ponti con l'avanguardia serba, Teatro Miela, Trieste, Italy
Affectionate term of abuse & Archive in Words, Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna, Austria
CINEMANIAC > THINK FILM: video television anticipation / new collections / desktop cinema, 64th Pula Film Festival, MMC Luka, Pula, Croatia
documenta 14, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece & Neue Galerie in Kassel, Kassel, Germany
Der Canaletto-Blick, Erste Campus, Vienna, Austria
Non-Aligned-Art. Eastern-European Art from the Marinko Sudac Collection, Ludwig Museum Budapest, Hungary
Forms and Politics of Yugoslav Experimental Film, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Cold Front from the Balkans, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
My sweet little lamb (Everything we see could also be otherwise), Galerija Nova and other venues, Zagreb, Croatia
Non-Aligned Modernity. Eastern-European Art from the Marinko Sudac Collection, FM Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Art in Europe 1945–1968: Facing the Future, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
Circular Movement, Gliptoteka HAZU, Zagreb, Croatia
Der „Geist" ist die Memorie, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria
Monuments Should Not Be Trusted: Art and Society in Yugoslavia from 1960s to 1980s, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, Great Britain
Experimental Cinema in Eastern Europe, Smart Museum of Art / Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, United States
2015 Construction to Transmission: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, MoMa, New York, United States
Art of Appropriation / Performance / part one, Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna, Austria

Chercher le garçon, MAC/VAL Musée d'art contemporain du Val de Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Avant-Garde Cinema from Ex-Yugoslavia, 1950s-80s, Anthology Film Archives, New York, United States
Grammer of Freedom / 5 lessons, Garage Museum od Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Art has no alternative (An Archive of Artists in Action), tranzit.sk, Bratislava, Slovakia
My Body is the Event - Vienna Actionism and International Performance, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
2014 50 Artists from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art — Yugoslav Art from 1951 to 1989, Heritage House, Belgrade, Serbia
Death - the Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning, Lauba, Zagreb, Croatia
Vlado Kristl 2: Croatian Avant-Garde, film programme, Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, London, Great Britain
Anarchy. Utopia. Revolution / Filmclub related to the exhibition, film programme, selected by Sebestyén Kodolányi, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Personal (Hi-)stories, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (RUS)artevida: corpo (body), Rio de Janeiro, Fundação Casa França, Brasil
Personal Cuts: Art Scene in Croatia From 1950s to Now, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France
Artists, Amateurs, Alternative Spaces: Experimental Cinema in Eastern Europe, 1960 – 1990 / Experimental Film in Croatia and Serbia, Washington, National Gallery of Art, United States
Le Mouvement: Performing the City, The City Performed, Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Helsinki Photography Biennal, Hippolyte Photographic Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module, New Museum / Museum as Hub, New York, United States
Extravagant bodies: Extravagant Age, MMSU Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia and Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia
2013 Biographical Forms: Construction and Individual Mythologies, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (in preparation)
...was ist Kunst?...Resuming Fragmented Histories, Künstlerhaus – Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria
The Present and Presence: Repetition 4 - Micro-political Situations, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Cinema by Other Means, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
Video, Television, Anticipation, Salon of Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
The Naked Man, Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary
The Present and Presence: Repetition 3 - The Street, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Zero Point of Meaning - Non-functional, Non-representational, Elementary, Experimental and Conceptual Photography in Croatia, CAMERA AUSTRIA, Graz, Austria
Speak quietly, Tomislav Gotovac & Sandro Ɖukić, Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna, Austria
2012-2013 Nude men from 1800 to the present day, curated by Dr. Tobias G. Natter, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria
The naked man, curators: Sabine Fellner, Dr. Elisabeth Nowak-Thaller, Stella Rollig, Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria
2012 One Sixth of the Earth – Ecologies of Image, MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
Spirits of Internationalism, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
The Freedom of Sound: John Cage behind the Iron Curtain, Ludwig Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary
The Present and Presence - Repetition 2, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Week-end croate / Croatian Weekend, MAC/VAL Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Zagreb kino klub; Performance, action & film, Centre Pompidou, Cinema 2, Paris, France
Yugoslav Experimental cinema, Anthology Film Archive, New York, United States
The Present and Presence - Repetition 1, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Spirit of Internationalism, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2011-2012 Museum of Affects, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2011 Tom & Tom presents: Divine Engine, Outside (Hardware), Mimara Museum, Zagreb, Croatia
Zero Point of Meaning. Non-functional, non-representational, elementary, experimental and conceptual photography in Croatia, Umjetnički paviljon – Art Pavilion in Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Museu de les narratives paral-leles / Museum of Parralel Naratives, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
We can't promise to do more than an experiment: Experimental film and beyond in Yugoslavia in 60s and 70s, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
One Needs to Live Self-Confidently... Watching, Antonio G. Lauer a.k.a. Tomislav Gotovac and BADco., Biennale Venice 2011 - 54th International Art Exhibition, Pavilions & Collateral Events, Venice, Italy
Accomplices. The Photographer and the Artist around 1970, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Socialism and Modernity: Art, Culture and Politics 1950 – 1974, MSU Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Museum of Affects. In the framework of L'Internationale, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, Cinema Les Voûtes, Paris, France
2010 Workers Leaving the Workplace, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland
U3 – 6th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia: An Idea for Living. Realism and Reality in Contemporary Art in Slovenia, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Masqué – Bregenz, Magazin4, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria
The Promises of the past 1950-2010, a discontinuous History of Art in former Eastern Europe, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Gender Check. Femininity and Masculinity in Eastern European Art, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Gender Check - Rollenbilder in der Kunst Osteuropas, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
This Is All Film! - Experimental Film in Yugoslavia 1951-1991, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009 Arbeiter verlassen die Arbeitsstätte, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Performing the East, curated by Hemma Schmutz, Kunstverein Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
2008 Why here is always somewhere else, with works from "Kontakt. The Art Collection of Erste Group", Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Kontakt... works from the Art Collection of Erste Bank Group, Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, Hungary
Cutting Realities Gender Strategies, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, United States
As soon as I open my eyes I see a film: Experiment in the Art of Yugoslavia in the 60's and 70's,
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland; Visual Introspection Center, Bucharest, Romania
2007 Romantischer Konzeptualismus, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Romantischer Konzeptualismus, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
On Unknown Works, curated by Branka Stipancic, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Galerija Otok, Dubrovnik, Croatia; Galerija Nova, Zagreb, Croatia
Kontakt Belgrade... works from the Art Collection of Erste Bank Group, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
2006 Arteast Collection 2000+23, curated by Zdenka Badovinac, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana, SLovenia
INSERT: Retrospective of Croatian Video Art, MMSU Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
Kontakt. The Art Collection of Erste Group, MUMOK Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Again for Tomorrow, Royal College of Art, London, Great Britain
2005 INSERT: Retrospective of Croatian Video Art, MSU Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
First Person Singular, Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Do it / Präsentation & Screening, KW Kunst-werke Berlin, Berlin, Germany
The First Balkan Biennial, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
The First Balkan Biennial, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
EAST ART MUSEUM. Eine Ausstellung der East Art Map - eine (Re-)Konstruktion der Geschichte zeitgenössischer Kunst in Osteuropa / EAST ART MUSEUM. An exhibition of the East Art Map - A (Re)Construction of the History of Contemporary Art in Eastern Europe, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany
2004-2005 Flipside, Artist Space, New York, United States
Utopia Station, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2004 COLLECTED VIEWS FROM EAST OR WEST, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Arteast 2000+ / selection of works from international and national collection, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ailleurs, ici, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (ARC), Paris, France
2003-2004 Utopia Station, Gallery of the City of Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany
2003 In den Schluchten des Balkan / In the Gorges of the Balkans, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Utopia Station / 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Marking the Territory, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Kyoto Biennale: The Slowness of Light, Kyoto, Japan
2002 The Misfits, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM); Expo Park, Moscow, Russia
In search of Balkania, curated by Roger Conover, Eda Cufer & Peter Weibel, Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, Austria
AUSGETRÄUMT...., Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria
Here Tomorrow, MSU Museum of Contemporary Art; Glyptotheque Sculpture Museum, Zagreb, Croatia
Helle Nächte, Stadtkino, Basel, Switzerland
ARTEAST 2000+, The Art of Eastern Europe, ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (D); Čifte amam – National Art Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM)
2001 Retrospective of Croatian experimental film, Sao Paolo, Brasil
Digital Orgy: The Third Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
Body and the East, Exit Art, New York, United States
ARTEAST 2000+ The Art of Eastern Europe, Orangerie Congress, Innsbruck, Austria
What, how and for whom - on the occasion of 153rd anniversary of Communist Manifesto, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
Project Broadcasting: dedicated to Nikola Tesla, Technical Museum of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
2000 2000+ The Art of Easterne Europe in Dialogue with the West, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
What, how and for whom - on the occasion of 152nd anniversary of Communist Manifesto, HDLU Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, Croatia
Small country for a big vacation, Galerija ŠKUC, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2000-1999 Aspekte/Positionen: 50 Jahre Kunst aus Mitteleuropa, 1949-1999 / Aspects/Positions: 50 Years of Art in Central Europe; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, 20er Haus, Vienna, Austria; Ludwig Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain; Hansard Gallery, City Gallery, Southampton, Great Britain
1998 Avant-Garde Film and Video of Central Europe, London, Great Britain
Body and the East, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
33rd Zagreb Salon: Cityscape, Galerija Klovićevi dvori, Zagreb, Croatia
1994 Annual SCCA-Zagreb exhibition, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Words & Images, Zagreb, Croatia
Food and Drink Exhibit, PM Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
Keep that frequency Clear; HDLU Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, Croatia
1992 Requiem in Croatia, Art Workshop Lazareti & Sesame Gallery, Dubrovnik, Croatia
1991 For the Defence and Reconstruction of Croatia, Arts Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia
The artist in a War Landscape, MSU Museum of Contemporary Art (Gallery of Contemporary Art), Zagreb, Croatia
1989-1990 Rhetorical Image, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, United States
Avant-Garde Yugoslavs, Musée des Beaux-Art, Carcassonne, France; Musée d l´Abbaye Sainte Croix, Les Sables d´Olonne, France & Musée d´Art, Toulon, France
1988 Donaufestival / The Glass Submarine: Tomislav Gotovac: Paranoia View Art – Homage to Glenn Miller, Minoriten Kirche, Krems, Austria
1987 Glamour Behind the Velvet Curtain, project Egoist Arts & Parts, Galleria Il Diaframma/Canon, Milan, Italy
1980 Documentation of the Action Beard, courtyard of the Student Center, Zagreb, Croatia
Buying Back Art 1979, Arts Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia
New Art Practice in Yugoslavia, Ewing Gallery, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Nuovi aspeti del cinema sperimentale Europeo / The New Aspects of European Experimental Cinema, Cinema Ritz, Il Gergo Inquieto, Genoa, Italy
New Screenings, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, Great Britain
1979 2nd New Exhibition in Podrum, Podrum, Zagreb, Croatia
Sequences, Galerija Studentskog kulturnog centra, Belgrade; Centar za multimedijalna istraživanja, Zagreb, Croatia
Themes and Functions of the Medium of Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
Experiment '79, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Works and Words, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1978 For Art in Mind, Podrum, Zagreb, Croatia
Motovun Art Meetings, Motovun, Croatia
Works in Podrum, Podrum, Zagreb, Croatia
The New Art Practice in Yugoslavia 1966 – 1978, Contemporary Art Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
1976 New Photography 2: Photography as Art, Salon Muzeja savremene umetnosti, Beograd; CEFFT, Zagreb; Razstavni salon Rotovž, Maribor, Slovenia
1970 4th Genre Film Festival GEFF, Zagreb, Croatia
1967 3rd Genre Film Festival GEFF, Zagreb, Croatia
1965 2nd Genre Film Festival GEFF, Zagreb, Croatia
1963 1st Genre Film Festival GEFF, Zagreb, Croatia

Filmography

2002 DEAD MAN WALKING, experimental, BETA, originally various film and video formats, 49 min. Directed by: Tomislav Gotovac, editing by: Željko Radivoj, produced by Vera Robić-Škarica, Zagreb 2002, Croatia
TROCKI / TROTSKY, experimental documentary, VHS, colour, 3 min. Directed by: Tomislav Gotovac, editing by: Željko Radivoj, Zagreb 2002, Croatia
2001 IDENTITY NUMBER, Mini DV, colour, 1 min. Author: Tomislav Gotovac, camera by Vedran Šamanović, Zagreb 2001, Croatia
MAJSKO JUTRO MATOROG FAUNA / MAY MORNING OF AN AGING FAUN, experimental, mini DV, colour, 3 min. Authors: Damir Čučić, Tomislav Gotovac, Željko Radivoj, Zagreb 2001, Croatia
2000 GLENN MILLER 2000, experimental documentary, 35 mm, colour, 26 min. Directed by: Tomislav Gotovac, camera by Vedran Šamanović, produced by Vera Robić-Škarica, Zagreb 2000, Croatia
SJEĆANJE HOAGY CARMICHAELA / REMEMBERING HOAGY CARMICHAEL, experimental (ready-made: inserts from the films To have and to have not and The Best Years of Our Life), VHS/BETA, b/w, 16 min. 22 sec., Author: Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 2000, Croatia
GLENN MILLER ILI KAKO JE U.S.A. POBIJEDILA EUROPU / GLENN MILLER OR HOW THE U.S.A. DEFEATED EUROPE, experimental (ready-made: inserts from the film Glenn Miller Story), VHS/BETA, colour, 10 min. 22 sec., Author: Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 2000, Croatia
MJESTO POD SUNCEM – TRI / A PLACE IN THE SUN 3, experimental (ready-made: inserts from the film A Place in the Sun), VHS/BETA, b/w, 7 min. 20 sec., Author: Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 2000, Croatia
MJESTO POD SUNCEM – DVA / A PLACE IN THE SUN 2, experimental (ready-made: inserts from the film A Place in the Sun), VHS/BETA, b/w, 3 min., Author: Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 2000, Croatia
MJESTO POD SUNCEM / A PLACE IN THE SUN, experimental (ready-made: inserts from the film A Place in the Sun), VHS/BETA, b/w, 2 min. 34 sec., Author: Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 2000, Croatia
OSJEĆAJ – SEDAM / FEELING 7, experimental, VHS/BETA, 3 min. 44 sec., Author: Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 2000, Croatia
OSJEĆAJ – ŠEST / FEELING 6, experimental, VHS/BETA, colour, 2 min. 39 sec., Author: Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 2000, Croatia
OSJEĆAJ – PET / FEELING 5, experimental (ready-made: inserts from the film Young Man with a Horn), VHS/BETA, b/w, 5 min., Author: Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 2000, Croatia
OSJEĆAJ – ČETIRI / FEELING 4, experimental (ready-made: inserts from the film Young Man with a Horn), VHS/BETA, b/w, 3 min., Author: Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 2000, Croatia
OSJEĆAJ – TRI / FEELING 3, experimental (ready-made: inserts from the film The Lost Weekend), VHS/BETA, b/w, 1 min. 27 sec., Author: Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 2000, Croatia
OSJEĆAJ – DVA / FEELING 2, experimental (ready-made: inserts from the film Young Man with a Horn), VHS/BETA, b/w, 3 min. 26 sec., Author: Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 2000, Croatia
OSJEĆAJ / FEELING, experimental (ready-made: inserts from the film Young Man with a Horn), VHS/BETA, b/w, 11 min., Author: Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 2000, Croatia
STRAŽA NA RAJNI / WATCH ON THE RHINE, experimental, BETACAM, colour, 1 min., Author: Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 2000, Croatia
TRAMVAJ 406 / TRAM NO. 406, documentary, VHS/BETA, colour, 45 min., Directed by Tomislav Gotovac, camera / editing by Tomislav Gotovac and Vanja Valtrović, Zagreb 2000, Croatia
1996 TOMISLAV GOTOVAC, experimental documentary, SVHS, colour, 59 sec., Directed by Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb, Croatia
1982 JULIJE KNIFER, documentary, S8 mm, colour, 20 min., Directed by Tomislav Gotovac, production Julije Knifer, 1982
1977 GLENN MILLER I. (Srednjoškolsko igralište I) / GLENN MILLER 1 (High School Playground 1), experimental documentary, 16 mm, b/w, 45 min., Screenplay / Directed / Edited / Sound chosen by Tomislav Gotovac, camera by Ljubo Becić, Zagreb 1977, Yugoslavia (Croatia)
1973 OBITELJSKI FILM II / FAMILY FILM 2, documentary, 16 mm, soundtrack on tape recorder tape) b/w, 10 min., Screenplay / Directed / Edited / Produced by Tomislav Gotovac, camera by Slobodan Šijan, 1973
1972 PLASTIČNI ISUS / PLASTIC JESUS, feature film, 35 mm (optical sound), colour, 71 min., Written / Directed by Lazar Stojanović & Tomislav Gotovac, actor Tomislav Gotovac, camera by Branko Perak, editing by Lazar Stojanović, actors: Ante Pavelić, Adolf Hitler, Josip Broz Tito, Ljubiša Ristić, Vukica Ɖilas, Tomislav Gotovac, Rusomir Bogdanovski, Gojko Škaric, Beograd 1972, Yugoslavia (Serbia)
NO. 1, experimental, 16 mm (reversal), silent film, b/w, 15 min., editing & production by Tomislav Gotovac, 1972
1971 OBITELJSKI FILM I / FAMILY FILM I, documentary, 8mm (soundtrack on a tape recorder tape), b/w, 6 min. Screenplay / Directed / Camera / Edited / Produced by Tomislav Gotovac, 1971
1967-70 SKETCHES AND DIARIES, documentary, 8mm (soundtrack on a tape recorder tape), b/w, 60 min., Screenplay / Directed / Camera / Edited / Produced by Tomislav Gotovac, 1967-1970
1970 187, feature, 8mm (soundtrack on a tape recorder tape), 15 min., Screenplay / Directed / Camera / Edited / Sound by Tomislav Gotovac, actors Rusomir Bogdanovski, Gojko Škarić, Danja Mirković, Belgrade 1970, Yugoslavia (Serbia)
M, experimental documentary, 8mm (soundtrack on a tape recorder tape), 8 min., Idea / Directed / Camera / Edited / Produced by Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 1970, Yugoslavia (Croatia)
SLANI KIKIRIKI / SALT PEANUTS, feature, 16 mm, b/w, 20 min., Written / Directed / Edited by Tomislav Gotovac, camera by Juan-Carlos Ferro Duque, Belgrade 1970, Yugoslavia (Serbia)
1969 VILLEN II, feature, 8mm (soundtrack on a tape recorder tape), b/w, Written / Directed / Edited / Sound / Produced by Tomislav Gotovac, Belgrade 1969, Yugoslavia (Serbia)
PEEPING TOM, feature – experimental, 35mm (reversal), silent film, b/w, 10 min., Screenplay / Directed by Tomislav Gotovac, Actors: Lazar Stojanović and Tomislav Gotovac, Belgrade 1969, Yugoslavia (Serbia)
ALAMO, experimental documentary, 8mm (soundtrack on a tape recorder tape), colour, 10 min., Screenplay / Directed / Edited / Camera / Produced by Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 1969, Yugoslavia (Croatia)
T, experimental documentary, 8mm, (soundtrack on a tape recorder tape), 20 min., Screenplay / Directed / Camera / Edited / Produced by Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 1969, Yugoslavia (Croatia)
1967 29, experimental documentary, S8 mm, (soundtrack on a tape recorder tape), colour, 20 min., Screenplay / Directed / Edited / Sound chosen / Produced by Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 1967, Yugoslavia (Croatia)
1966 ELLA, experimental, 16 mm (optical sound), b/w, 9 min., Idea / Directed / Produced by Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 1966, Yugoslavia (Croatia)
S, experimental documentary, S8 mm, b/w, 4 min., Idea / Directed / Produced by Tomislav Gotovac, Camera by Anđelko Habazin, Zagreb 1966, Yugoslavia (Croatia)
KUDA IDEMO NE PITAJTE / DON'T ASK WHERE WE'RE GOING, a live action-documentary-experimental, S8 mm (optical sound), b/w, 20 min., Screenplay / Directed / Edited / Sound chosen / Produced by Tomislav Gotovac, Camera by Anđelko Habazin, actor Ivo Lukas, Zagreb 1966, Yugoslavia (Croatia)
OSJEĆAM SE DOBRO / I FEEL ALL RIGHT, experimental documentary, 8mm (soundtrack on a tape recorder tape), b/w, 20 min. Screenplay / Directed / Edited / Sound chosen / Produced by Tomislav Gotovac, camera by Anđelko Habazin, Zagreb 1966, Yugoslavia (Croatia)
1964 KRUŽNICA (JUTKEVIČ-COUNT) / CIRCLE (JUTKEVIČ-COUNT), experimental documentary, 16mm, b/w, 12 min., Screenplay / Directed by / Sound chosen by Tomislav Gotovac, Camera / Edited / Produced by Petar Blagojević-Aranđelović, Belgrade 1964, Yugoslavia (Serbia)
PLAVI JAHAČ (GODART-ART) / BLUE RIDER (GODARD-ART), experimental documentary, 16mm (optical sound), b/w, 14 min., Screenplay / Directed / Edited / Sound chosen by Tomislav Gotovac, Camera / Produced by Petar Blagojević-Aranđelović, Belgrade 1964, Yugoslavia (Serbia)
PRAVAC (STEVENS-DUKE) / STRAIGHT LINE (STEVENS-DUKE), experimental documentary, 16mm (optical sound), b/w, 9 min., Screenplay / Directed / Sound chosen by Tomislav Gotovac, Camera / Edited / Produced by Petar Blagojević-Aranđelović, Belgrade 1964, Yugoslavia (Serbia)
1963 PRIJE PODNE JEDNOG FAUNA / THE FORENOON OF A FAUN, experimental documentary, 16mm (optical sound), b/w, 9 min., Screenplay / Directed / Edited / Sound chosen / Produced by Tomislav Gotovac, Zagreb 1963, Yugoslavia (Croatia)
1962 SMRT / DEATH, experimental, reversal 16mm (audio on tape recorder track), b/w, 7 min., (the film has been destroyed), Screenplay / Directed / Edited / Sound chosen by Tomislav Gotovac, camera by Vladimir Petek, Zagreb 1962, Yugoslavia (Croatia)

Selected Actions / Performances

2002 PAD U MANDUŠEVAC / FALL INTO MANDUŠEVAC FOUNTAIN, Ban Jelačić Square, Zagreb, Croatia, filming of film Those Eighties, performance
NOSILA JE ŽUTU TRAKU / ZVIJEZDE I VOJNICI / SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON / STARS AND SOLDIERS, Basel, Switzerland, Stadt kino, Evening performance, performance by group Weekend Art (Aleksandar Battista Ilić, Ivana Keser and Tomislav Gotovac)
2002-2001 TROCKI / TROTSKY, Technical Museum, Project Broadcasting, performance
2001 UDARANJE PLASTIČNIM BOCAMA / HITTING PLASTIC BOTTLES, Meštrović's Pavilion Home of Croatian Artists, Zagreb, Croatia, Exhibition on the occasion of PM's 20th anniversary, performance
STARS AND STRIPES, Osijek, Croatia, HDLU – Kazamet, Performance Festival, curator: Ivan Faktor, performance
2000 WEEKEND ART: HALLELUJAH THE HILL, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, Performance Festival – Marking the Territory (curator: Marina Abramović), performance, co-authors Ivana Keser and Aleksandar Battista Ilić
HOMMAGE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY, Gavella Theatre, Zagreb, Croatia, Project Theatre and Myth, curator Josip Zanki, perfomance
IZGUBLJENA LOPTA / LOST BALL, As Café, Zagreb, Croatia, performance
1996-2000 WEEKEND ART: HALLELUJAH THE HILL, Sljeme Mountain, Zagreb, Croatia, documentation and action, co-authors Ivana Keser and Aleksandar Battista Ilić
1999 NO DRUGS, NO DEATH, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, on the occasion of the exhibition Body and the East, curator Zdenka Badovinac, performance

Selected Bibliography

2017 Tomislav Gotovac: Anticipator kriza / Crisis Anticipator, Ksenija Orelj, Darko Šimičić, Nataša Šuković and Miško Šuvaković (ed.),Croatian / English, 412 pages, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka
The documenta 14 Reader, Quinn Latimer and Adam Szymczyk (ed.), Prestel, New York & London
Performance Art in Eastern Europe Since 1960, Amy Bryzgel, Manchester University Press, Manchester
Neo-Aesthetic Theory: Complexity and Complicity Must Be Defended, Miško Šuvaković, Hollitzer Verlag, Vienna
Tomislav Gotovac: Strategies of Ready-Made, Darko Šimičić, Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb
My sweet little lamb (Everything we see could also be otherwise), essays by WHW & Kathrin Rhomberg et al., 3 volumes, What, How and for Whom / WHW, Zagreb
2016 Dik Fagazine no. 10, Special Issue: Zagreb – Queering the Museum, ed. Karol Radziszewski, interviews with Darko Šimičić et al., Queer Archive Institute, Warsaw / Zagreb
Cold Front from the Balkans, essays by Alenka Gregorič and Ali Akay, Pera Museum, Istanbul
Monuments Should Not Be Trusted, essays by Lina Džuverović, David Crowley, Bojana Pejić, Gal Kirn, Branislav Dimitrijević, Bojana Piškur, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
2015 Ludwig Goes Pop + The East Side Story, essays by Julia Fabényi, Katalin Timár, Stephan Diederich / Luise Pilz, Walter Grasskamp, Katalin Keserü, Dávid Fehér, Miklós Erdély, Luis Camnitzer, Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest
Photography at MoMA: 1960 to Now, edited by Quentin Bajac, Lucy Gallun, Roxana Marcoci, and Sarah Hermanson, essays by David Campany, Noam Elcott, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Tomislav Gotovac: Glenn Miller Movies, essay by Slobodan Šijan, Croatian Film Association, Zagreb
2014 Tomislav Gotovac - PURE WORDS, edited by Galerie Michaela Stock, with essays by Suzana Milevska and Darko Šimičić, Vienna
Newspaper Art by Tomislav Gotovac, Darko Šimičić, Galerija VN, Zagreb
Personal Cuts - Art Scene in Zagreb from 1950s to Now / Art à Zagreb de 1950 à nos jours, Branka Stipančić (ed.), Carré d'Art – Musée d'Art Contemporain, Nimes
Kronotop hrvatskoga performansa - od Travelera do danas, Suzana Marjanić, Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku, Udruga Bijeli val and Školska knjiga, Zagreb
2012 Kino Tom: Antonio G. Lauer ili Tomoslav Gotovac između Zagreba i Beograda, Slobodan Šijan, Zagreb: Hrvatski filmski savez
One Needs to Live Self-Confidently... Watching, Cvejić, Bojana, Tomislav Gotovac, Florian Malzacher, Renata Saleci, Georg Schöllhammer, Zagreb: What, How & for Whom
2011 Beginnings of Performance Art in Croatia or the High School Group Traveleri to Gotovac Lying Nude on the Asphalt, Marjanić, Suzana. Slavic and East European Performance
2010 As Soon as I Open My Eyes I see a Film: Experiment in the Art of Yugoslavia in the 1960s and 1970s, Ana Janevski, Ana, Ed. Warsaw: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
2003 Tomislav Gotovac. When I Open my Eyes in the Morning I see a Movie. Aleksandar Battista Ilić, Diana Nenadić (eds.). Hrvatski filmski savez and Muzj suvremene umjetnosti, Zagreb
1990 Rhetorical Image, Malina Kalinovska (ed.). The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1988 Tomislav Gotovac. Paranoia View Art – Retrospective documents. Anđelko Hundić (ed.). Galerija DDT, Zagreb
1978 The New Art Practice in Yugoslavia 1966-1978. Marijan Susovski (ed.) Galerija suvremene umjetnosti, Zagreb

Works in Public Collections

Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Modern Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
Museum of contemporary and Modern Art, Rijeka, Croatia
National Museum, Zadar, Croatia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
Modern Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Kontakt. The Art Collection of Erste Group, Vienna, Austria

 

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