"For me architecture is a sign in space, script is a sign in time." (A.K.)


Anita Kontrec is an internationally renowned Croatian-German artist who has been successfully cooperating with a number of leading european museums, galleries, and educational institutions such as Ludwig Museum – Cologne, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst – Aachen, Atelier Meštrović – Zagreb, Palazzo Mora – Venice, Dulwich College – London.


SCRIPT & ARCHITECTURE at the John David Mooney Foundation in Chicago is her first solo exhibition in the USA. The issue of literacy and urbanism is a recurrent topic in Anita Kontrec's work since the mid-90s. One of the main features of her art projects and exhibitions is a most inspiring synergy of artistic and scientific discourse due to both her academic and artistic background.


The focus of her SCRIPT & ARCHITECTURE exhibition in Chicago is on Croatian script glagoljica – Glagolitic alphabet (which has been in use since the 10 th century) and its relation to croatian romanesque sacral architecture in European context. The first printed book in the Croatian language and Glagolitic script dates back to the year 1483, only 28 years after the discovery of the printing press by J. Gutenberg and his first printed Bible.


The SCRIPT & ARCHITECTURE exhibition – which is a site-specific ambiental installation consisting of drawings, sculptures and several installations, is on one hand Anita Kontrec's homage to Chicago as a cradle of modern architecture and on the other to the great Croatian-American sculptor Ivan Meštrović (author of Chicago's Indians and many other public sculptures in the world), whose exhibition of drawings and sculptures is taking place in parallel with Anita Kontrec's exhibition at the John David Mooney Foundation from May 10th until May 31st.


The exhibition is supported by The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.








Open Studio in Cité international des Arts in Paris


In September and October 2018 I am Artist in Residence in Cité International des artes in Paris.

I participate intensively in cultural life of Paris - in September with Open Studio in the context of Traversée du Marais;

in October in Nuit Blanche and Open Studio in Cité.


Open studio in October, Cité International des artes, Paris


Open studio in October, Cité International des artes, Paris





I am invited by the John David Mooney Foundation in Chicago as Artist-in Residence in June 2018
in order to plan my exhibition in their International Currents Gallery in 2019.
The John David Mooney Foundation, located in the heart of Chicago at 114 West Kinzie Street,
focuses on the cooperation with distinguished international artists.


Artist in Residence





ART ZAGREB - Art Fair from 18 th - 20th May in the context of Zagreb Design Week.
My artworks at Art Zagreb Fair will be presented by the Laval Nugent Gallery from Zagreb.





Youtube-Video about my workshop in London - Houses and Dreams








Opening of my exhibition Houses and Dreams - Healing Houses in the Laval Nugent Gallery in Zagreb.

The Exhibition is open from 15 th February till 7th March.








Dear friends, I´m happy to invite you to the opening of my exibition
on Thursday, 15th February, 7 p.m.
in the Gallery LAVAL NUGENT, Zagreb, Vodnikowa 4



This exibition is continuation of my Houses and Dreams Project which I have started last year

and so far have shown in Venice, Umag, Kopar, Sv. Kuzam/Rijeka and London.

I´m looking forward to seeing you in the Gallery.






Workshop, exhibition and lecture at the Dulwich College in London, November 2017


Installation Ziggurat - which I made together with the students od Dulwich College -
is part of my Houses and Dreams Project which has started in March in Cologne
and was exhibited in in Palazzo Mora in the context of Biennale Venezia 2017.






This is photo from Basel - International Airport


This is photo from Basel - International Airport where my works have been projected on a big screen during the Art Basel Week from 14th till 18th June.






Einladung zur Ausstellung im K49,

Köln-Bayenthal, Goltsteinstr. 49, 50968 Köln



31. März - 02. April 2017




Fr.  31.03. 18.00 Uhr Vernissage, 19.00 Uhr Performance: "Burning Houses"
Sa. 01.04. 14.00 - 21.00 Uhr
So. 02.04. 14.00 - 21.00 Uhr






vom 08.09. bis 30.09.2016 in Zagreb


Eröffnung meiner Ausstellung "KREISVERKEHR | KRUŽNI TOK | ROUNDABOUT"




Ausstellung in der Galerie




Promotion der MOnographie









"Poesie in Glas" - Ausstellung kroatischer Glaskünstler in der Galerie BV, Klagenfurt, Österreich


Meine großformatigen Glasarbeiten in der Ausstellung "Poesie in Glas" sind eine Hommage an Rose Ausländer und Hilde Domin.



Zur meinen neuesten Designerobjekte gehört auch der Glastisch "Winterlandschaft"




zu meinem Glaskunst-KatalogGlas ist für mich flüssiges Licht

dem ich eine Form und Funktion gebe


In meinen neuesten Glas-Kunstwerken liegt mein Fokus sowohl auf kunstvoll gefertigte Unikate

wie auf die vielseitige Verwendung von Glas in der Innenarchitektur.
Hier kommen Sie zum Katalog.