Born in Rijeka/Croatia in 1980.
Nika Rukavina’s interdisciplinary practice addresses the problems of social intolerance and discrimination, as well as the impact of a repressive system and its environment on individuals who do not accept the imposed social consensus.
Rukavina received a diploma in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice/Italy åin 2007. As visual artist, her work was featured in the following exhibitions, among others: Don’t be so emotional (2021), performance, Centre for Fine Arts Bozar, Brussels/Belgium; Manual for House Repairs for Women (2021), OSTRALE Biennale O21, Robotron Kantine, Dresden/Germany; Productive Work – What is it supposed to be? (2018), frei_raum Q21 exhibition space/MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna/Austria; Illusions of truth (2018), video/performance, group show Talking (About) Images, Graz/Austria and I have earned my star (2016), performance as part of the international project Stories from the Edge, curated by Francesca Lazzarini, Kunsthaus Graz.
She is one of the winners of the Ivo Kalina Award, the city of Rijeka art award for the best exhibition in 2009 (VIA – International Art Project). In 2019, her work was selected for the 12th HT – Contemporary Art Award, Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU), Zagreb/Croatia. She was chosen to participate in the following residences: KulturKontakt, Vienna (2019); StAiR, Graz (2018); Q21/Museumsquartier, Vienna (2016); Donostia European Capital of Culture, Donostia/Spain (2016).