VLATKA HORVAT

As part of our year-long Hybrid Landscape programme, we are excited to present our March resident artist – Vlatka Horvat.

Vlatka will be taking over our gallery upstairs with a beautiful projection of a short film called “Until the Last of Our Labours Is Done”. Horvat investigates the precarious relationships between bodies, objects, the built environment, and nature by redrawing and reimaging the physical, social, and environmental boundaries experienced in our everyday lives. Her work frequently explores how we occupy, share, and navigate spaces and structures.

This work has a relation to Vlatka’s current project for Venice Biennale, and raises concerns s about mobility, relation between humans and objects and the natural environment, the dynamics between subjects and their contexts, idea around persistence and resilience and ‘ongoingness’ so relevant to Centrala’s wider ethos.

Horvat’s work will be screened alongside our ‘Co-Thinking & Co-Creational’ space, designed to encourage the audience to engage and respond to her residency. We are thrilled to invite you to come along and use the space to draw, take time, reflect and ask questions. You will have opportunity to make small works in response to Vlatka’s creative prompts.

The audience interactions with the residency will inform our programme planned for later this year when Vlatka brings her Venice Biennale exhibition to Centrala.


Furthermore, Vlatka will be joining us both online and in person for a series of workshops, talks and interactions so keep an eye out for special announcements and dates.

Vlatka Horvat (b.1974, Croatia) makes work across sculpture, installation, drawing, performance, photography, video and writing, and presents it in various contexts – in galleries and museums, temporary spaces, theatre and dance festivals and in public space. After 20 years in the US, she currently lives in London. Vlatka Horvat works across a wide range of forms, from sculpture, installation, drawing, collage, and photography to performance, video, writing, and publishing. Reconfiguring space and social relations at play in it, her projects often rework the precarious relationship between bodies, objects, materials, the built environment, and landscape. Her work is presented internationally in a variety of contexts – in museums and galleries, performance venues and festivals, and in public space. She has presented solo exhibitions and projects at MSU – Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, PEER (London), PUBLICS (Helsinki), Kunsthalle Wien, Croatian Pavilion at the 16th Architecture Biennale (Venice), Museums Sheffield, Theater Spektakel Zurich, Renata Fabbri (Milan), GAEP Gallery (Bucharest), Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies (NY), Wilfried Lentz Gallery (Rotterdam), CAPRI (Düsseldorf), MARTa Herford Museum, MoMA PS1 (New York City), Stroom (The Hague), Aichi Triennale (Nagoya), and the 11 th Istanbul Biennale.

Her performances have been commissioned by venues across Europe, North America and beyond, including HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), LIFT – London International Festival of Theatre, PACT Zollverein (Essen), Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Fondation Cartier (Paris),  Outpost for Contemporary Art (LA), KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen (Hannover), and many others. Born in Croatia when it was part of Yugoslavia,she moved to the US and spent twenty years there. She currently lives in London, and teaches at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. In 2024 she is representing Croatia at the 60th Venice Biennale.

Upcoming Residency

Karen Babayan, Armenian artist. Info coming soon.