Margareta Lekić (HR) From the Drawers

ready-made, 2009

Found forgotten things in the drawer that long ago lost their use and purpose have been transformed into a fanciful group of objects with a new use. Each of these works came into being spontaneously, with the universal principle of action and reaction. Since each of these objects was itself an action, through the artist’s associative reaction, they turned into various ideational reexaminations in the form of ready-mades. Negating the real nature of their use and starting out from memory, the wish to create an invention, the problems of the relations of obligation and fun, through the reconsideration of human destructiveness, the work refers to the nostalgia for childhood and the romantic infantilism of each of us.

Margareta Lekić (HR)

Margareta Lekić (b. 1982) graduated in 2007, and in 2020 earned her doctoral degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Department of Sculpting. She has been the recipient of the City of Osijek scholarship, CEEPUS scholarship (Balaton, Hungary; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA), KulturKontakt Austria scholarship (International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria) and the postgraduate scholarship of the City of Zagreb. In 2010, she participated at the CEC ArtsLink artistic residence (Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA, USA) and in 2013 attended an artistic residence at Cité internationale des arts in Paris, France. As part of the Erasmus+ programme, in 2018 she spent time at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain. She has exhibited at 25 solo and 57 group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad (Sweden, Germany, USA, Italy, China, Japan, the Netherlands, the UK, Canada, Serbia, Hungary and Poland).