Spring break is a time when many college students and professors get to travel and take a breather from school. But for Hrvoje Slovenc, assistant professor of photography at County College of Morris (CCM), spring break is bringing him and his photography halfway across the world to Zagreb, Croatia for an art exhibition.
Slovenc’s exhibition, Marble Hill, consists of various chapters, several of which were exhibited at two New York galleries last month. Those and additional chapters now will be displayed as a three-part exhibition over the next two months in Zagreb. His photography will be featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery Marisall and as a public art project on billboards in Zagreb during March and April.
“I have never done anything like this before, so I'm very excited,” said Slovenc. Though his photography has been displayed in museums and galleries around the world, Slovenc sees this three-part exhibition as a unique opportunity.
Slovenc uses photography, sculpture and set design to recreate domestic spaces that investigate the surreal and illogical world beneath them while revealing moments that are at once magical and confusing.
He earned his M.S. in biochemistry from the University of Zagreb and MFA in photography from Yale University School of Art. His photographs have been exhibited in dozens of shows nationally and internationally including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Museum of New Art in Detroit, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, Croatia. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb. He is a recipient of the London Photography Award, International Photography Award, Golden Light Award, Photography Now Award, BRIO Award, as well as Mortimer Hays-Brandeis and Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowships.