Petra Grozaj graduated from Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb Painting and Education department and from School of Apllied Arts and Design in Zagreb. She is working in painting and has won a Rector Price Of Zagabria University, Award of Academy of Fine Arts and Grand of 'Croatia- House Foundation', Goethe Instituta Kroatien, IFA Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen, etc... She is exhibiting from 1999. and until now had many solo and group exhibitions. Representing Croatia at Biennial of Young Artists BJCEM in Naples, was at Residences Cite Internationale des Arts Paris, Glogau AIR Berlin, One Sided-Story Spinnerei Leipzig,where she had a studio few time during years 2012 till 2019 and De/ Construction of painting Hafenkombinat also in Leipzig. Exhibiting at Kunslerhaus Bethanien, Spinnerei and Westpol Leipzig, Museum of Contemporary art Zagreb, Kunsthaus Graz,etc.... Her paintings are part of museums, gallerys and private collections in Croatia and internationally.


2002 Graduated at Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb

1995- 2000 Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb

1993 graduated at School of Arts and Design Zagreb

residences, projects / selection

2023 Art residency ''Holon Art'' Wels Austria

2020 Art Rezidency ''De/konstruction of painting '' Hafenkombinat Leipzig,

Organized by HDLU Zagreb

2019 / 2020 Leading /teaching painting group program at HDLU Project

''START 54+ curating student exhibition at HDLU Gallery Prsten, writting and

promoting Cataloque at HDLU Gallery Prsten

Project Financied by Europe Union and Croatian Ministry of Culture

2019 FECIT International painting simposium Grožnjan, organized by

Publishing House Klett

2016/17 Studio Spinnerei Leipzig / working on show Scholia Painters dialogue

for Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb

2017 IFA - Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen for the Exhibition and project with

Leipzig painter Maria Sainz Rueda projekt Transition in Progress/

Painters Dialogue

2015 /17 Transition in progress/ in collaboration with Goethe- Institut Croatia

2012/13 Art ResidenceOne Sided story, Spinnerei Leipzig

2008 Art Residenceprogram Glogau AIRBerlin

2007 Art ResidenceCite Internationale des Arts Paris

2005 Int. Painting Symposium, Museum of Contemporary Art, Casoria/ Napoly

atBJCEMBiennal of Young artist of Europe and Mediterranean

Castel Sant'elmo, Napoly Italy

2005 Painting and Sculpture workshop, Croatian artists, Academy of Fine

Arts Kiev Ukraina and Academy of Fine arts Moscow Russia, Island of Brač

2000 Art education courses, Academy of FA Zagreb and Northen Illinois

University USA, Island of Hvar

2000 International Illustration course, Teatrio Associazione Culturale,

Venice Italy

group exhibitions / selection

2023 Nesvrstani Art fair/ Zagreb with ''Holon art'' gallery Wels Ausria

2023 Portrair, Gallery Holon Art , Wels

2022 Art & Grad/ Gallery Lauba, Zagreb

2022 Triennal of Croatian sculpure/ HDLU Gallery Ring, Zagreb

2022 Nesvrstani Art fair/ Platform for contemporary art, Gallery 90-60-90/

Lauba, Zagreb

2022 Start collection< 300/ Holon Gallery, Wels Austria

2021 6th Biennal of Painting/ HDLU Zagreb

2021 Portrait, Holon Gallery, Wels Austria

2021 Light visions/ Lions Croatia, Gallery Klovićevi dvori, Zagreb

2021 Art & Grad/ Gallery Lauba, Zagreb

2021 Nesvrstani Art fair / with Gallery ''S'' Špoljar Koprivnica, Lauba, Zageb

2020 Art Zagreb / Tehnical Museum Nikola Tesla, Zagreb

2020 Nesvrstani art fair / Platform for contemporary art, Gallery 90-60-90/ Lauba, Zagreb

2019 De / Construction of painting / Gallery Karas, Zagreb

2019 Known unknowns / Gallery Westpol A.I.R. / Leipzig, Germany

2019 Exhibition of international art simposium / Fecit / Lauba, Zagreb

2019 Fecit / Gallery DLUL/ Ljubljana, Slovenia

2018 Loneley as rinosaurus/ Gallery ULUS, Beograd Serbia

2018 Fecit / Town Gallery FONTICUS / Grožnjan Croatia

2015 3rd Croatian Biennal of Painting, HDLU, Zagreb

2013 Wasser Schopfen / Zagrabiti, Gallery Barell, Gallery Ring and Gallery PM,

HDLU, Zagreb Lepzig / Zagreb group show

2013 Mutatis Mutandis, One Sided Story, halle 14, Spinnerei Leipzig

2011 Millenium Development goals, World bank Gallery, Zagreb

2010 30th Youth Sallon, Gallery HDLU/ Marisall, Zagreb

2010 Recent exhibition, Gallery HDLU, Zagreb

2009 Souvenir , Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin

2008 Open studios , Glogau AIR Berlin

2008 AAP exhibition , Hofgalerie Graz, Austria

2007 5 + , Gliptoteka of Croatian Academy of Science and Art Zagreb

Exhibition of Students who got Rector University Award

2006 Format, Kunstlerhaus, Graz Austria

2006 New Fragments, Museum Mimara, Zagreb

2006 39. Zagabrian salon, 'Art is medium' HDLU Zagreb

2006 White night, Museum of Skopje town, Skopje Macedonia

2005 BJCEMBiennal of Young artist of Europe and Mediterranea

Castel Sant'elmo, Napoly Italy

2005 Iperpitura, Gallery Isola Bassa, Dolo, Padova Italy

2005 Passion, Museum of Modern and Contemporary art Rijeka

2005 International Painting simposium, Museum of Contemporary art Casoria/

Napoly Italy

2004 27 th Youth Sallon, HDLU Zagreb

2004 3 rd Croatian Triennal of graphic , HDLU Zagreb

2003 New fragments ,Gliptoteka of Croatian Academy of Science and Art


2003 3rd Triennal of drawings, Gallery Klovićevi dvori Zagreb

2002 New fragments, organised by Erste&Steierm. Bank,Gallery SC Zagreb

Gallery GAL Rijeka

2002 Rector winers prize ,Gallery VN Zagreb

2001 90-60-90, Aqarius art Zagreb

Blue bird, Zagreb

2000 7 th Triennal of Sculpture, Gliptoteka of Croatian Academy of Science and


2000 2 nd Triennal of Graphic , Art pavilion Zagreb

1999 Days of Europa movies ,Kinoteka Zagreb

1999 Paintings, Gallery SC Zagreb

1999 One mounth at the country, Art Club Attack Zagreb

1999 University review exhibition, Gallery SC Zagreb

1999Pasion Legacy, Gallery Klovičevi dvori, Zagreb

1998Art Academy Zagreb exhibition, Museum of Vukovar town, Vukovar

1998 25 th Youth Salon,HDLU Zagreb

solo exhibitions / selection

2022 Shining/ Gallery Kljaković, Zagreb

2021 Kaleidoscope/Contemporary Gallery Lauba/House for Art and


2019 Krystal / Gallery Galženica, Velika Gorica, Croatia

2019 The wall / Pogon Jedinstvo/ Gallery 90-60-90, Zagreb

2019 Moonlight / Gallery Decumanus Town and Island of Krk, Croatia

2017 Scolia Painters dialogue / Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb

with Maria Sainz Rueda

2017 Between line and painting/ Gallery Zuccato Poreč

with Stipan Tadić and Ivona Jurić

2016 Out of the blue, Gallery Događanja, Zagreb

2015 Transsition in progress/ A dialog, with Maria Sainz Rueda, Westpol,


2013 Moments in time, Gallery Barrel HDLU Zagreb

2012 Mystic magic sweet, Gallery Knežev dvor, Rab

2011 Moments in time, Gallery Zilik, Karlovac

2010 Paintings by observing, gallery Buljat, Zagreb

2008 Everything is the same story, Matica Gallery, Zagreb

2008 Canceled, Prostor Zagreb

2008 On the other side, Gallery MarisallZagreb

2006 Ladies from catalogue, Modern Gallery ,Studio Racic Zagreb

20051:1 ,Gallery Artbug,Bassano del Grappa Italy

2005 Recycles, Start solo Gallery Nova Zagreb

2004 Me, myself & I, Gallery B.Bernardi Zagreb

2004 Appearing and dissapearing, Gallery Karas Zagreb

20031 : 1 , Gallery Kordic,Velika Gorica with Ivan Fijolić

20031 : 1, Galery Vladimir Nazor Zagreb

2001 New ,Gallery V.Nazor Zagreb

1999 Days of Europa movies ,Kinoteka Zagreb

1999 Paintings, first solo show, Gallery SC Zagreb


Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb Award for the best show, Rector Award Of Zagabria

University, Grant of Zagreb town for One Sided Story residence in Leipzig, Grant of

Croatian Ministry of Culture for Art Residence Cite International des Arts Paris,

Grant of 'Hrvatska kuća- Croatia house' for project Transsition in Progress/ A dialog

Galerry Westpol in Leipzig, Grand of IFA- Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen for the

Exhibition and project with Leipzig painter Maria Sainz Rueda projekt Transition in

Progress/ Painters Dialogue

profesional membership

2000Croatian Assotiation of Artist,

2005Croatian Freelance Artist Assotiation

bibliography | selection

2021 Romina Peritz/ Jutarnji list/ Petra Grozaj texts about exhibition

Kaleidoscope in Lauba Zagreb

2021 Maja Car/ Večernji list/ 12th april, article for solo show Kaleidoscope in Lauba

2021 Lana Harjaček/ cards for solo show Kaleidoscope/ Gallery Lauba Zagreb

2020 Tia Špero/ Večernji list/ article about Art fair Nesvrstani lauba Zagreb

2020 Daniel Tomičić/ Art zagreb/ preface for Art fair

2020 Miran Jurić, Nika Šimičić/ Start 54+, preface for catalogue

2019- 2020 Zagreb in your pocket cover '' Getting ready''/ Cool-ture winter

2019 Ivana Mance, Marijana Stanić/ ''Zid'' Gallery 90-60-90,Pogon Jedinstvo,

Platform for Contemporary art Zagreb

2019 Tena Bakšaj, Josip Zanki/ De/ construction of painting/ Gallery Karas/ HDLU

preface for catalogue

2019 Patricija Kiš / Jutarnji list/ article about show in Gallery Galženica

2019 Klaudio Štefančić/ Gallery Galženica/ Krystal, foreword and interview

for cataloue of exhibition

2019 Falk Messerschmidt / Known unknowns/ Gallery Westpol Leipzig

2019 Višnja Slavica Gabout / Link in arts/ Moonlight/ Foreword for catalogue /Gallery

Decumanus Islland of Krk

2018 Eugen Borovsky,Loneley as rinosaurus /Fecit Grožnjan/ proloque at catalogue

International artist summit

2017 Patricija kiš/ Petrada/ Jutarnji list/ Article about exhibition at Museum of

contemporary art Zagreb, Scholia/ Painters dialogue

2017 Patricija Kiš / Jutarnji list/ Zuccato, Faces as masks, landscapes and crushed


2017 Patricia Počanić/ Between line and painting/ Foreword for catalogue / Gallery

Zucatto Poreč, show with Stjepan Tadić and Ivona Jurić

2017Leila Topić, Scholia/ Commentary of the works,

Transition in Progress and Scholia Paintings in dialogue Westpol Leipzig

andMuseum of Contemporary Art Zagreb

2016Jospa Bubaš, Out of the Blue, galerija Događanja, Zagreb

2015Željko Marciuš, 3. Bijenale slikarstva, 3rd Bienal of painting, Slika-slikarstvo


2015Patricija Kiš, Biennal of painting, 38 umjetnika koji čine aktualnu hrvatsku

slikarsku scenu, Jutarnji list

2015Maja Hrgović, Uz 3. Bijenale slikarstva, veliku izložbu u Domu HDLU,

Dobri stari Kist i štafelaj, Novi list, str 24

2015 Iva Kobler, Likovno povečalo, Treći bienale slikarstva- bahato

'zagrebocentričan' pregled hrvatske umjetnosti, Nacional,br. 914

2015 Tea Akrap, Suvremena Slikarska scena u Meštorvićevom paviljonu

 Cro life, str. 8, A3

3013 Iva Kobler, Petra Grozaj, Momenti u vremenu/ Moments in timeZagreb, HDLU/

Croatian Assosiation of Artists

2012-2013 Candace Goodrich, Jonathan Beer, lasse Antonsen, One sided story

/ artist residency,Leipzig, published by OSS leipzig

2012 Nataša Ivančević, Slikarsvo petre Grozaj, 'Mystic magic sweet'

Galerija Knežev dvor, Rab

2011 Nikola Albaneže, 'The guardia of changes' for 'Moments in time' Gallery Zilik,


2010 Iva Kobler, Paintings by observing, Gallery Buljat, Zagreb

2010 Nikola Albaneže, Creative and other production, The exhibion of recenzt

Works of croatian association of artist members, Gallery HDLU, Zagreb

2008 Ivana Mance, At the other side, Marrisal Gallery , Zagreb

2006 Patricija Kiš, Painter and models from the changing room, Jutarnji list,

Kultura, Zagreb

2006 Željko Marcius Young ladies from catalogue, Modern gallery,

Studio Josip Racic, Zagreb

2006 Flavia Fricano and Chiara Zago, Iperpitura,Gallery Isola Bassa, Dolo, Italy

2005 Branko Franceschi, Passion, Biennial of Young artists of Europe and

Mediterranean,Croatia, Visual arts, Castel Sant Elmo, Naples, Italy

2005 XII edition of Biennial for Young artists of Europe and Mediterranean,

Castel Sant Elmo, Naples, Italy

2005 Mladen Lučić, Iva Kobler, 39. Zagreb Sallon, Art is media,

Croatian Assotiation of Artists, Zagreb

2004 Enes Quien, Arising and Vanishing, Gallery Karas, Zagreb

2004 Vlasta Tolić, Recycling as an artistic method, Vjesnik, Kultura, Zagreb

2004 27. Youth Sallon, Diversity as dominant feature, Forward/ prize awarding

Comittee of 27 youth salon, Croatian Association of the artists, Zagreb

2003 3 th Triennial of Graphics,Accademy of Arts and Sciences,Zagreb

2002 Nikola Albaneze 3th Triennail of Drawings, Graphics institute, Zagreb

2000 Ivica Župan, 7th Triennail of Sculpture, Glyptotheke Zagreb

1999 Tatjana Smojver, Autoportraits of Petra Grozaj, Me, myself & I solo show,

Galery CEKAO, Open University Zagreb

1998 Klaudio Stefancic, 25th Youth Sallon, Croatian Association of Visual Artists,