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My paintings analytically speak about today's society and human relationships and capture their state of mind. I approach each painting in an innovative way,starting from the choice of motifs, giving a special expression of my personal touch.

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LYDIA PATAFTA (A.M.) 19.8.1974, Bratislava, SlovakiaContact: Lydia Patafta, Martićeva 23, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia Mobil: +385 95 372 33 79 e-mail: lydia.patafta@gmail.hr website: www.lydiapatafta.comEducation: 1988 - 1992 School of Applied Arts in Bratislava – Graphic Department 1992 – 1998 University of Applied Arts in Vienna –Product design, Prof. Ron Arad 1998 After graduating arrived in Zagreb 2000-2009 Veronica concept studio-interior design, founder, Art Director2009-2013 Dimigra d.o.o., graphic design, translations2014 - Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Zagreb, Assistant of AmbassadorAfter graduating from the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna, I moved to Zagreb where my husband and I founded Veronica Design Studio. In 2007, the concept was modified into a concept studio Veronica Concept Studio with a large exhibition space in which I exhibited my paintings in recent years (the Electra cycle). I created the Valter Magazine for Art and Culture-first issue was published in 500 copies in 2009. Valter was exhibited at the annual exhibition of HDLU - the Croatian Society of Fine Artists as a unique art-literary project.In addition to painting, I am illustrating, making comics, graphic design and write prose. The comic on the candidacy for the Slovak president was included in the campaign on social network in 2014. In 2013, I set up together with Ms. Tuga Tarle, the Association OS, which aims to promote, develop and improve a wide range of disciplines in the field of original artistic creation of individuals, groups, local communities, as well as promoting Croatian cultural and national identity and identity of friendly nations and ethnic groups. Within the framework of the Association OS, I was the founder of the International Days of Slovak Contemporary Culture project in Zagreb, which presents to the Croatian audience the European achievements of the best Slovak authors in the field of Slovak film, animated film, fine arts, photography, literature, etc., and helps to create and promote international cultural relations. In 2014, I started to work at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Zagreb as an Assistant of Ambassador. In 2015, I organized an international exhibition of the recent Croatian painting entitled "Explosion of Painting", with the participation of important Croatian painters (Tomislav Buntak, Gordana Bakić, Danko Friščić and Lydia Patafta), selected by Curator Feđa Gavrilović.Language skills: Slovak (native) Croatian (expert) German, English, Czech (fluent) Italian, Russian (beginner)Solo Exhibitions: 2019 ‘’Portion'', Bellart Gallery, Vienna, Austria ''The Indiscrete Charm of Existence'', Gallery Kraluš, Sveti Ivan Zelina 2018 ''Skilled Sweetheart'', Museum Mimara, Zagreb 2017 ''Trans Portion'', Museum for Arts and Crafts, Zagreb (together with Marek Ormandík) ''Expressions by Lydia'', Gradac City Museum ''Selected Works'', Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Zagreb 2016 ''Dead Skin and Sugar'', Gallery Schleifmuehlgasse 12-14, Vienna 2015 ''Observation'‘, Palffy Palace, Bratislava ''Observation'' - Gallery Laval Nugent, Zagreb 2014 ''Divas Summer Exhibition'‘, Caffe bar Divas, Zagreb 2013 ''Projectartjam'', HDLU- Mestrovic Pavillon, Zagreb ''Primo Soccorso'', Gallery of Matica Croatian, Zagreb 2012 ''2ses3'' Ego-Drove-Heap, Gallery Čin Čin, Bratislava 2011 ''Cycle of Life'', Palmižana Island ''Entry Free Exit'', Karas Gallery, Zagreb 2010 ''Game-Reality'', Gallery Cekao, Zagreb 2009 ''Electra'', Veronica Concept Studio, Zagreb ''Head is on the Neck'', Buljat Gallery, ZagrebGroup Exhibitions: 2019 ''Feminology'' – Vladimir Bužančić Gallery, Zagreb ''Feminology'' – Kristofor Stanković Gallery, Zagreb ''Nesvrstani Art Boutique'' – Lauba, Zagreb ''Art Zagreb'' – technical Museum Nikola Tesla, Zagreb 2018 ''Feminology'' – Palace Gallery, Zagreb ''Feminology'' – Prigorje Museum, Sesvete, Zagreb ''Tradition and Contemporary Art Practice'' – Kristofor Stankovic Gallery, Zagreb ''More Than Thirty'' – Zoya Museum Gallery, Elesko Wine Park, Modra ''Uber Swebende Inseln und Fliegende Menschen'', Yspertal, Rappottenstein, Baden, Austria 2017 ''4th Biennial of Painting'', HDLU, Meštrović Pavillion, Zagreb 2016 ''SLJINoid'', Gallery Stari Grad, Đurđevac 2015 ''Explosion of Painting'', Gallery Umelka, Bratislava ''December Traces'', Čin Čin Gallery, Bratislava 2014 ''A Flock Over Arboretum'', Art Meneghello, Palmižana Island ''Neue kroatische Kunst'', AKC Medika, Zagreb ''Art Colonia Paradiso'', Gallery Paradiso, Rab ''International Exhibition of Miniatures'', New Courts, Zaprešić ''Celebration of Art'' - Gallery Makek, Zagreb ''December Traces'', Čin Čin Gallery, Bratislava 2013 ''Bestiary'', Art Meneghello, Palmižana Island ''December Traces'', Čin Čin, Bratislava 2012 ''Touch of Angels'' , Villa Meneghello, Hvar ''International Exhibition of Miniatures'', New Courts, Zagreb ''December Traces'', Čin Čin Gallery, Bratislava 2012 ''International Exhibition of Miniatures'', New Courts, Zaprešić ''Touch of Angel'‘, Villa Meneghello, Hvar 2011 ''46. Zagreb Saloon’’, Glyptoteque, Zagreb ''Charity Exhibition for Kids Brethen Lost in Japan'', MUO, Zagreb ''Miraculous Landscape'', Villa Meneghello, Hvar
BIOGRAPHY

LYDIA   PATAFTA (A.M.)

19.8.1974, Bratislava, Slovakia

 

Contact:  Lydia Patafta, Martićeva 23, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

                 Mobil: +385 95 372 33 79

                 e-mail: lydia.patafta@gmail.hr

                 website:  www.lydiapatafta.com

 

 

Education:

1988 - 1992 School of Applied Arts in Bratislava – Graphic Department

1992 – 1998 University of Applied Arts in Vienna –Product design, Prof. Ron Arad

1998   After graduating arrived in Zagreb

2000-2009 Veronica concept studio-interior design, founder,  Art Director

 

2009-2013 Dimigra d.o.o., graphic design, translations

 

2014 - Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Zagreb, Assistant of Ambassador

After graduating from the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna, I moved to Zagreb where my husband and I founded Veronica Design Studio. In 2007, the concept was modified into a concept studio Veronica Concept Studio with a large exhibition space in which I exhibited my paintings in recent years (the Electra cycle).
I created the Valter Magazine for Art and Culture-first issue was published in 500 copies in 2009. Valter was exhibited at the annual exhibition of HDLU - the Croatian Society of Fine Artists as a unique art-literary project.

In addition to painting, I am illustrating, making comics, graphic design and write prose. The comic on the candidacy for the Slovak president was included in the campaign on social network in 2014.
In 2013, I set up together with Ms. Tuga Tarle, the Association OS, which aims to promote, develop and improve a wide range of disciplines in the field of original artistic creation of individuals, groups, local communities, as well as promoting Croatian cultural and national identity and identity of friendly nations and ethnic groups.
Within the framework of the Association OS, I was the founder of the International Days of Slovak Contemporary Culture project in Zagreb, which presents to the Croatian audience the European achievements of the best Slovak authors in the field of Slovak film, animated film, fine arts, photography, literature, etc., and helps to create and promote international cultural relations.
In 2014, I started to work at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Zagreb as an Assistant of Ambassador.
In 2015, I organized an international exhibition of the recent Croatian painting entitled "Explosion of Painting", with the participation of important Croatian painters (Tomislav Buntak, Gordana Bakić, Danko Friščić and Lydia Patafta), selected by Curator Feđa Gavrilović.

 

Language skills:

Slovak (native)

Croatian (expert)

German, English, Czech (fluent)

Italian, Russian (beginner)

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2019  ''The Indiscrete Charm of Existence'', Gallery Kraluš, Sveti Ivan Zelina

2018  ''Skilled Sweetheart'', Museum Mimara, Zagreb

2017  ''Trans Portion'', Museum for Arts and Crafts, Zagreb (together with Marek Ormandík)

           ''Expressions by Lydia'', Gradac City Museum

            ''Selected Works'', Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Zagreb

2016   ''Dead Skin and Sugar'', Gallery Schleifmuehlgasse 12-14, Vienna

2015   ''Observation'‘, Palffy Palace, Bratislava

            ''Observation'' - Gallery Laval Nugent, Zagreb

2014   ''Divas Summer Exhibition'‘, Caffe bar Divas, Zagreb

2013    ''Projectartjam'', HDLU- Mestrovic Pavillon, Zagreb

             ''Primo Soccorso'', Gallery of Matica Croatian, Zagreb

2012    ''2ses3'' Ego-Drove-Heap, Gallery Čin Čin, Bratislava

2011    ''Cycle of Life'', Palmižana Island

              ''Entry Free Exit'', Karas Gallery, Zagreb

2010     ''Game-Reality'', Gallery Cekao, Zagreb

2009     ''Electra'', Veronica Concept Studio, Zagreb

              ''Head is on the Neck'', Buljat Gallery, Zagreb

 

Group Exhibitions:

2019    ''Nesvrstani Art Boutique'' – Lauba, Zagreb

             ''Art Zagreb'' – technical Museum Nikola Tesla, Zagreb

2018    ''Feminology'' – Palace Gallery, Zagreb

             ''Feminology'' – Prigorje Museum, Sesvete, Zagreb     

             ''Tradition and Contemporary Art Practice'' – Kristofor Stankovic Gallery, Zagreb

              ''More Than Thirty'' – Zoya Museum Gallery, Elesko Wine Park, Modra

               ''Uber Swebende Inseln und Fliegende Menschen'', Yspertal, Rappottenstein, Baden, Austria

2017     ''4th Biennial of Painting'', HDLU, Meštrović Pavillion, Zagreb

2016    ''SLJINoid'', Gallery Stari Grad, Đurđevac

2015    ''Explosion of Painting'', Gallery Umelka, Bratislava

              ''December Traces'', Čin Čin Gallery, Bratislava

2014     ''A Flock Over Arboretum'', Art Meneghello, Palmižana Island

              ''Neue kroatische Kunst'', AKC Medika, Zagreb

              ''Art Colonia Paradiso'', Gallery Paradiso, Rab

              ''International Exhibition of Miniatures'', New Courts, Zaprešić

               ''Celebration of Art'' - Gallery Makek, Zagreb

               ''December Traces'', Čin Čin Gallery, Bratislava

2013      ''Bestiary'', Art Meneghello, Palmižana Island

               ''December Traces'', Čin Čin, Bratislava

2012      ''Touch of Angels'' , Villa Meneghello, Hvar

               ''International Exhibition of Miniatures'', New Courts, Zagreb

               ''December Traces'', Čin Čin Gallery, Bratislava

2012       ''International Exhibition of Miniatures'', New Courts, Zaprešić

                ''Touch of Angel'‘, Villa Meneghello, Hvar

2011      ''46. Zagreb Saloon’’, Glyptoteque, Zagreb

                ''Charity Exhibition for Kids Brethen Lost in Japan'', MUO, Zagreb

                ''Miraculous Landscape'', Villa Meneghello, Hvar

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