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Igor Ruf (Virovitica, Croatia, 1984) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Sculpture Department. He has exhibited at solo and group exhibitions in Zagreb, Split, Osijek, Dubrovnik, Herne, Sofia, Brno, Lectoure, New York, etc. He has received several awards and recognitions for his work, such as the Grand Prize of the XI Triennial of Croatian Sculpture, the 31st Youth Salon Award, and the Radoslav Putar Award. He is employed as an associate professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, in the Sculpture Department.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

TIKOLO MIKUZE
MKC Amphitheatre, Split

ACOUSTIC TURBO SONIC MOMENTUM
90–60–90 Gallery, Zagreb

2019

PAVIĆ, ČABRAJA, RUF
Kazamat Gallery, Osijek

I LIKE BEING HERE
Lazareti Art Workshop, Dubrovnik

LIJEPO MI JE BITI TU
Salon Galić, Split

2018

I LIKE BEING HERE
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

CONDOR, QUE PASA?
Greta Gallery, Zagreb

2016

HAIRDRESSER FOR THE HILL
Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb

2015

GRAĐEVINARAC, THE EYE AND THE CAVE
AŽ Gallery, Zagreb 

THE CAVE
HAZU Gliptotheque, Zagreb

2014

THE HOUSE OF TARZAN’S MOM
Academia Moderna, Zagreb

THE EXHIBITION OF HILLS, FURNITURE
AND WALKING SPACES
MKC, Split

2013

THE EXHIBITION OF HILLS, FURNITURE
AND WALKING SPACES
SC Gallery, Zagreb

THE UNEXPECTED
(with Neven Bilić and Alem Korkut) 
Kortil Gallery, Rijeka

NORTH, SOUTH, EAST,
JAM AND BOOM
Plevnik Kronkowska Gallery, Celje, Slovenia

BURE BARUTA
(with Vlatka Škoro and Ana Petrović)
Kazamat Gallery, Osijek

2012

IGOR RUF
Virovitica City Museum, Virovitica

2011

ANA KOVAČIĆ, KREŠIMIR KATUŠIĆ, IGOR RUF
Antun Augustinčić Gallery, Klanjec

2010

FIRST SCENE – RECONSTRUCTIONS
(with Ana Kovačić)
Vladimir Bužančić Gallery, Zagreb

ONE OF A KIND AND FIVE OTHERS
SC Gallery, Zagreb

2009

TREMBLING SPACES
Miller Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

I LAUGH… LMHO
Muzej suvremene umjetnosti, Zagreb

28th SLAVONIA BIENNALE
Kulturni centar, Osijek

57th ZAGREB SALON –
We Appeared as a Strategy of Eternity
HDLU, Meštrović pavillion, Zagreb

ANTUN AUGUSTINČIĆ GALLERY –
Collection 1992 – 2022
Antun Augustinčić Gallery, Klanjec

2021

ŽITNJAK ATELIERS IN B&H
Bihać City Gallery, Bosnia and Herzegovina

ŽITNJAK ATELIERS IN B&H
B&H Art Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2020

CONDOR, QUE PASA?
Performance Art Festival
Knifer Gallery, Osijek

2019

T-HT AWARD
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

SPACES OF LANDSCAPE
HDLU, Zagreb

2018

NATURE, SOCIETY AND OTHER STORIES
Poreč Art Annale, Poreč

2017

T-HT AWARD
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

ROGLIĆ COLLECTION
Art Pavillion, Zagreb

THIS REALITY THEY CHASED
Lectoure Center for Art and Photography, Lectoure, France

2016

(RE)THINKING SPACE AND PLACE
Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany

PARK ART
Virovitica City Museum Virovitica

ANOTHER ELSE
Vesna Parun Museum, Zlarin

ALMISSA OPEN ART FESTIVAL 2016
Omiš City Museum, Omiš

AUTORPORTRET, PORTRET, FIGURE, AND NUDE
HDLU, Zagreb

2015

T-HT AWARD
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

SEXTANT
Nurture Art Gallery, New York 

2014

RADOSLAV PUTAR AWARD –
FINALS 2014.
Galženica Gallery, Velika Gorica 

SCENES OF LIGHT. FOR JULIUS
Kazamat Gallery, Osijek

T-HT AWARD
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

2013

38th SPLIT SALON
Cellars of Diocletian’s Palace, Split

YOUNG, YOUNGER, YOUNGEST
AŽ Gallery, Zagreb

RUNDGANG, SPIENNERREI
Leipzig, Germany

2012

31st YOUTH SALON
HDLU, Zagreb, Zagreb

HERE WE ARE 3
Third International Manifestation of Visual Arts, Pula 

XI. CROATIAN SCULPTURE TRIANNUAL
HAZU Glipthoteque, Zagreb

2011

FINALISTS
Lauba Gallery, Zagreb

STARPOINT: PRIZE FOR EMERGING ARTIST 2011
Wanieck Gallery, Brno, Češka

TREŠNJEVKA SALON
Modulor Gallery, Zagreb

NON-PERMANENT SETUP
Lauba Gallery, Zagreb

ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

TRANSFORM
National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia, Bugarska

T-HT AWARD
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

2010

22nd SLAVONIAN BIENNALE
Galerija likovnih umjetnosti, Osijek 

HERE WE ARE 2
Second International Manifestation of Visual Arts, Pula

AWARDS

2017

10th THT AWARD – SPECIAL MENTION

2014

RADOSLAV PUTAR AWARD

24th SLAVONIAN BIENNALE – SPECIAL MENTION

2012

31st YOUTH SALON –
GRAND PRIX

XI. CROATIAN SCULPTURE TRIANNUAL – GRAND PRIX

2010

AWARD FOR THE BEST
GRADUATION WORK
Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture
Section, Zagreb

2009

“LUKA RITZ” AWARD – SECOND AWARD

2008

“CREATIVE PERSPECTIVES”
COMPETITION – FIRST AWARD
(with Ana Kovačić)

RESIDENCIES

2021

CITE INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS
Paris, France 

2017

ARTIST EXCHANGE
Dusseldorf, Germany

2015

INTERNATIONAL STUDIO & CURATORIAL PROGRAM
New York, USA 

2013

ONE SIDED STORY
Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany