Davor Sanvincenti / b.1979 / is a International multimedia artist from Croatia, also known by monikers such as Messmatik and Gurtjo Ningmor.
 
He is specifically interested in a field of audiovisual phenomenology and anthropology of visual culture, particularly focused on the conditions and forms of human senses and perceptions. Notices, observations and research that pervade scientific and artistic spheres constitute the structure for his work. His artistic practice takes shape in the variety of media - film and video, photography, physical light and sound installations and live media performances.
His work plays with the concept of illusion, exploring the possible boundaries of perception and the construction of experience. Sanvincenti explores aesthetical and qualitative capabilities of different media as direct communication with the spectator which becomes an inevitable part of the work, the reflecting contemplative-physical structure. In 2010, he was recipient of the Radoslav Putar Award for the best Croatian artist under 35.

His work has been exhibited and presented internationally, including festivals 28th Music Biennale -Zagreb, Rencontres Internationales - Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Device_Art Triennale - MontrealLOOP - Barcelona, World Film Festival - Bangkok, 25FPS - Zagreb, VideoEX - Zurich, CineMed - Montpellier and venues including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; HfG/ZKM, Karlsruhe; UniversalMuseum Joanneum, Graz; Lincoln Center, New York; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Oaxaca; FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou; Camera Austria, Graz; MoCA, Zagreb; La Triennale, Milano; NIU, Barcelona; MoCA Vojvodina, Novi Sad; Filmoteca Española, Madrid; Art Pavilion, Zagreb; Glassbox, Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

 

Education / residences:


2016 | 4DSound / Spatial Sound Institute - Budapest, HU
       | MultiMadeira residency - Funchal, Madeira, PT

2013 | Masterclass with Steina & Woody Vasulka - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam, NL
2012 | CEC ArtsLink residency - Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, US
       | XXVIe Ateliers Internationaux - FRAC Pays de la Loire, Nantes, FR
       | LKS – Lithuanian Composers Union, Druskininkai, LT
2011 | ISCP - International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, US
2009 | 5 Senses project, Vilnius - Capital of Culture 2009, Vilnius, LT
2005 | Masterclass - Multimedia Programming and Sound engineering,
          Agon - electroacoustic center, Milan, IT
2004 | Academy of Fine Arts Brera, Multimedia alternative, Milan, IT
2003 | BA Visual Arts, European Institute of Design, Milan, IT
1997 - 2000 | Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psycology, Rijeka, HR

Awards / grants:


2017 | Second Prize, HT-Award, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, HR
2016 | Special mention - "Monument to homeland", Zagreb, HR

       | Production film grant - Croatian audiovisual center, Zagreb, HR

2013 | Special Prize, Vizura Aperta - Festival of Visual and Audio Media, Momjan, HR
       | Winner, public intervention for Memorial park Dotrščina, Zagreb, HR
2012 | Residency grant, National Endowment for the Arts, New York, US
       | Second Prize, public intervention for Water Tower Gredelj, Zagreb, HR
2011 | First Prize, Vizura Aperta - Festival of Visual and Audio Media, Momjan, HR
       | Residency grant, Foundation for Civil Society, New York, US
2010 | Winner, Radoslav Putar Award - best Croatian Artist under 35, Zagreb, HR
       | Finalist, Photodays, Rovinj, HR
2009 | Second Prize, 41. Review of Croatian Independent Film, Split, HR
       | Finalist - best live media, Celeste Prize, Berlin, DE
2008 | Third Prize, T-HT Award, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, HR
       | Second Prize, Photodays, Rovinj, HR
       | Winner, Granangular short documentary prize, Barcelona, ES
2005 | Third Prize, permanent public intervention for Trg Slobode, Poreč, HR
       | Finalist, Diesel Wall - Temporary Art Award, Milan, IT
2003 | Grant, final year at European Institute of Design, Milan, IT

Lectures / artist talks / panels:


2017 | Multimedia Solar Clock, SC EduKultura, Zagreb, HR
       | Undefined wildness, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, HR
2016 | Strictly Analog Festival, Poligon Creative Center, Ljubljana, SI
       | Overlap of sound and light studies, MultiMadeira residency, Funchal, PT

2015 | New Art for New Society, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, PL
       | About Light, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, HR
       | Ø, 28. Music Biennale, Zagreb, HR

2014 | Visualize the structure of the invisible, Klvoićevi Dvori, Zagreb, HR
       | I can see the future, French Pavilion, Zagreb, HR
       | Alchemy Film & Moving image festival, Hawick, Scotland
       | Author's Night, Pula Film Factory, Pula, HR
2013 | Score for the Found Orchestra, P74 Gallery, Ljubljana, SI
       | Laboratory of smell, taste and sound, Academy of Applied Arts, Rijeka, HR
       | Zero point of Meaning, Camera Austria/Kunsthaus, Graz, AT
       | Invisible landscapes, Kino Klub Split, Split, HR
2012 | Film studies, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, US
       | Blue arpeggios, Čiurlonius Museum, Druskininkai, LT
2011 | Invisible landscapes, Miroslav Kraljević Gallery, Zagreb, HR
       | Salon, ISCP - International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, US
       | CroArtScia2011, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, HR
2010 | Rencontres Internationales, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, FR
2008 | Video in real time, Media Mediterranea Festival, Pula, HR
2007 | Visual intervention in public spaces and landscapes, 7 Days of Creation Festival, Pazin, HR
       | Crossover avant-gard video artists, European Institute of Design, Milan, IT
2006 | Visual intervention in public spaces and landscapes, 7 Days of Creation Festival, Pazin, HR
2005 | Urban art application, European Institute of Design, Milan, IT
2003 | Open Day Video Design, European Institute of Design, Milan, IT

Bibliography / publication / reviews (selection):
2015 | book - Traversing the Wilderness of Time and Media (ed.Slaven Tolj) Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, HR
       | review - Mellow light (and sound) of Stars (text by Boris Greiner) Zarez - cultural periodical, HR

2014 | book - CroArtScia / Symmetry: Art & Science (ed.Sonja Nikolić) Croatian Academy of Science and Art, Zagreb, HR
       | cat. - Curated by Vienna / The Century of the Bad (ed. ARGE curated by_vienna) Knoll Gallery, Vienna, AT 
       | cat. - Meandering (ed. HDLU Osijek) Kazamat Gallery, Osijek, HR 
       | cat. - Coexistence (ed. Rosalba Barra') Pino Pascali Museum Foundation, Polignano al Mare, IT

2013 | book - 6 Years of T-HT Awards (ed.Snježana Pintarić) Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, HR
       | cat. - Solfeggio for Color Harmonies (ed. Aldo Čavić) Museum of Stari Grad Hvar, HR
       | review - Soundwalk by Davor Sanvincenti (text by Silva Kalčić) Zarez - cultural periodical, HR
       | cat. - El Tiempo, en reposo entre la Tierra y el Cielo (ed. Cecilia Minguer) Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Oaxaca, MX
       | cat. - Apathy (ed.Mladen Lučić) Museum of Contemporary Art of Istria, Pula, HR
2012 | cat. XXVIemes ateliers internationaux (ed.Laurence Gateau) FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, FR
       | book/DVD - Picture of Sound (ed.Evelina Turković) Croatian radio Third program, Zagreb, HR
       | book - Before the first Light (ed.Ketrin Mijošek) Rigo Gallery, Novigrad, HR
       | cat. - Turn the light on, it’s dark, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, HR
       | book - Zero point of meaning (ed.Sandra Križić Roban) Institute of Art History Zagreb, HR
2011 | cat. - 51st Annale (ed. Janka Vukmir) Public University of Poreč, HR
       | book - Conqueres areas - Vol. I - (ed. Boris Greiner) Petikat, HR
       | cat. - 10th Urban Festival - Impossibilities (ed. Ana Kutleša/ Ivana Hanaček) BLOK, HR
       | cat. - Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2010/11, roARaTorio, Paris, FR
2010 | review - I listened to myself closing my eyes (text by Boris Greiner) Zarez - cultural periodical, HR

Works in public collections:
| Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, HR
| FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, FR
| Vjenceslav Richter Collection, Zagreb, HR
| Found Footage Collection, Köln, DE
| Museum Lapidarium, Novigrad, HR
| Antun Motika Collection, Pula, HR
| Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, HR