occasion of her first UK solo presentation, the artist combines new and recent pieces spanning
2017-2020, which introduce energy, movement and rhythm to the sober gallery walls. Here, curious objects in coated plywood are set afloat, liberated from the conventions of the canvas; they
take on elegant yet suggestive elementary forms — from protruding balls to “alien eggs”. Finally,
the exhibition culminates in a powerful and poetic turn: new pieces wherein the masterful layering
of screen print and collage techniques see to a clustering of colours, which lend themselves to
the appearance of Black Holes (2020).
Continually experimenting with and beyond the borders of her practice, Jankovic seeks to “work
outside the frame”. Honouring this approach to work, Element of the Game continues into
Cheshire Street with a special series of site-specific, public interventions. Playfully referred to as
“collaborations without consent”, this suite of dynamic murals see Jankovic at her creative height
— improvising, as she works over and with existing street art.
Dunja Jankovic is an artist living and working in Barcelona, Spain. Her interdisciplinary practice
includes collage, abstract comics, installation, site-specific interventions and screen print. She
graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (Croatia) and went on to receive her Masters
degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has exhibited widely, including venues
such as Gallery Daeppen (Basel, Switzerland), Studio Cromie (Puglia, Italy), Aurora Gallery (Barcelona, Spain) Museum of Contemporary art (Zagreb Croatia) and Power Station of Art ( Shanghai, China).
She is the founder of multi-media art project SKVER (Losinj, Croatia) which ran between 2010-15,
and was co-organizer of The Projects in Portland (Oregon, USA) between 2012-13, a festival of
experimental comics and narrative arts. In Portland, she also taught experimental practice in
comics at the Independent Publishing Resource Centre. Since 2014, she has been running her
own screen print studio and production.