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Damir Očko
 
The work of Damir Očko (born 1977 in Zagreb, where he lives and works) is an invitation to explore the intricacies of language and the way in which the neurophysiological system generates it so poetically. His various works fall within a corpus of ideas where the elements respond to each other, vacillating between desire and deprivation, reality and fiction.
Damir Očko has had numerous solo exhibitions, notably at the Dazibao in Montreal (2016), the Croatian pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), the Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien in Graz and the Temple Bar Gallery & Studios in Dublin (2014), the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2012), the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2011), the Kunstverein Leipzig (2010) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb (2005). He has also taken part in group exhibitions at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York (2016), the Württembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart (2015), the Kunsthalle Wien, the Collection Lambert in Avignon, Le Plateau in Paris (2014) and the MUDAM, Luxembourg (2013).
 
(external link: www.damirocko.com)
 

 
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume
This catalogue revolves around a project by Damir Očko inspired by the works of Brecht and Orwell. The Croatian artist produced a video collage reflecting on the impoverishment of language in the public space.