Hraste Kažimir

Associate members VII. Department of Fine Arts
Hraste Kažimir

Date of birth:

  • 02/02/1954

Place of birth:

  • Supetar, island of Brač, Splitsko-dalmatinska County

Addresses:

  • Umjetnička akademija, Zagrebačka 3, 21 000 Split

Phones:

  • Umjetnička akademija +385 21 360 178

E-mails:

Hraste Kažimir

Associate members VII. Department of Fine Arts

Academic titles:

  • Master of Fine Art

Membership in Academy:

  • associate member – Department of Fine Arts (05/10/2012 – …)

Biography

Kažimir Hraste was born on February 2, 1954, in Supetar, the island of Brač. In 1972 he finished the School of Applied Art, Split. In 1979 he gained a degree in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Art, Zagreb, where he studied under the guidance of sculptor Valerije Michieli. He continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Art, Ljubljana by attending a two year specialist (MFA) sculpture course. In 1989 he spent a semester in Rome as a recipient of the Italian Government scholarship for professional development. He has showed his work in about forty solo and many group exhibitions, producing several public monuments and sculptures. His works are to be found in private as well as public collections. He is also a successful medallist and author of several commemorative coins issued by the Croatian National Bank. He has tried his hand at graphic design (posters, book covers, logos), having shaped the visual identity of the Festival of the Dalmatian Klapas in Omiš for some thirty years. For his work has received several awards and prizes. He is one of the founders and the first dean of the Arts Academy, Split, where he currently works as a tenured professor. From 2003 to 2015 he taught Drawing and Modelling at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy, Split. His artistic work is the subject of a documentary film produced and broadcast by the Croatian Radio-Television (HRT) and his work has been written about by established Croatian art critics, including academicians Cvito Fisković, Kruno Prijatelj, Tonko Maroević and Radoslav Tomić. In 2012 he received a monograph written by Josip Belamarić and Ive Šimat Banov. Since 2012 he has been an associate member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Education:

  • A semester of professional development in Rome, Italy: scholarship of the Italian Government (1990)
  • Academy of Fine Art, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (1982-1984)
  • Academy of Fine Art, University of Zagreb (1974 -1978)
  • School of Applied Arts, Split (1968-1972)

Academic promotions:

  • 2001- tenured professor
  • 1995 – full professor
  • 1990 – associate professor
  • 1985 – assistant professor
  • 1980 – graduate teaching assistant

University courses:

  • Sculpture I-IV
  • Drawing I-II
  • Modelling I-II

Social and Public activities:

  • President of the Parent Committee for the Election to Titles in the Areas and Fields of Art (2017-2021), (2021- )
  • Member of the University of Split Senate (2018- )
  • University of Split Rector’s advisor for culture (2018- )
  • Member of the Commission for the Selection of Design Proposals for the National Side of the Republic of Croatia on Euro Circulation Coins (2021)
  • Member of the Croatian Association of Artists, Split (1980 – )

Solo exhibitions

  • 2021 Zagreb, Art Pavilion. Two Works, Three Authors, the Cycle: Art in Front of the Art Pavilion
  • 2019 Split, Kula Gallery. Cruiser
  • 2018 Split, 21 Gallery, Homage to Dražen Petrović
  • 2016 Split, Meštrović Gallery. Kažimir Hraste Hosted by Meštrović, the Cycle: An Artist Hosted by Meštrović
  • 2014 Zagreb, Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Kažimir Hraste
  • 2012 Split, Gallery of Fine Art. Kažimir Hraste and Siniša Majkus, One on One Cycle
  • 2012 Split, Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Kažimir Hraste and Kuzma Kovačić
  • 2007 Zagreb, Forum Gallery. Kažimir Hraste
  • 2004 Mostar, Aluminij Gallery. Kažimir Hraste
  • 2004 Kotor, Cultural Centre Gallery. Kažimir Hraste
  • 2003 Zagreb, Josip Račić Studio of the Gallery of Modern Art. New Building
  • 2003 Hvar, Arsenal Gallery. Kažimir Hraste
  • 2003 Beč, Porcia Gallery. Four Sculptors of Island Hvar
  • 2002 Szentendre, Hungary, Mlinumjetnosti, Four Sculptors of Island Hvar
  • 2001 Stari Grad, Tvrdalj, Four Sculptors of Island Hvar
  • 2001 Split, Gallery of Fine Art, Four Sculptors of Island Hvar
  • 2001 Zadar, Art Gallery, Four Sculptors of Island Hvar
  • 1998 Zagreb, Klovićevi dvori Museum and Gallery Centre. Hraste
  • 1998 Šibenik, St. Krševan Gallery. Kažimir Hraste
  • 1998 Supetar, Ivan Rendić Gallery. Kažimir Hraste
  • 1997 Zagreb, Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Kažimir Hraste: a Sculpture Exhibition
  • 1996 Omiš, Church of the Holy Spirit. Kažimir Hraste and Gorki Žuvela
  • 1992 Split, Gallery of Photography. Hraste: Drawings
  • 1991 Zagreb, Fortezza Museum and Gallery Centre, In Memory of Jure Kaštelan
  • 1991 Split, Milesi Palace, In Memory of Jure Kaštelan
  • 1990 Rieti, Italy, S. Pietro Church. Kažimir Hraste: scultura
  • 1990 Zagreb, Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Foyer. Kažimir Hraste
  • 1988 Zagreb, Forum Gallery. Kažimir Hraste
  • 1998 Split, Protiron Gallery. Kažimir Hraste
  • 1987 Terminillo, Italy, Palazzo del Turismo. Kažimir Hraste
  • 1986 Split, Museum of the People’s Revolution. Kažimir Hraste
  • 1985 Split, Galić Salon. Kažimir Hraste: Portraits
  • 1985 Rieti, Airport, the art exhibition accompanying the 19th World Gliding Championships. Kažimir Hraste
  • 1984 Split, Photo Club Gallery. Kažimir Hraste: Drawings
  • 1983 Šibenik, Croatian National Theatre, Foyer. Kažimir Hraste
  • 1982 Split, Galić Salon. Kažimir Hraste
  • 1978 Split, Club of the Youth Forum. Kažimir Hraste: Portraits
  • 1976 Omiš. Three Sculptures in Front of the Turjun Cafe
  • 1974 Omiš. Four Sculptures in the City Piazza

Public monuments and public sculpture

  • 2020 Šibenik. The Boy with an Umbrella, sculpture
  • 2019 Zakučac near Omiš. St. Anthony, statue
  • 2018 Split. Plaque with the head of Croatian politician Ante Trumbić
  • 2017 Bol. Memorial to the fallen for the Homeland
  • Dugopolje, Vranjača cave, St. Anthony, statue
  • Lokve, M.K. (Miroslav Krleža), statue
  • Ravna Gora, Stribor’s Wood, sculpture
  • Sinj, Firelock 1617, sculpture in front of the Museum of the Alka of Sinj
  • Split, the Chapel of St. Arniro. Christmas crib, temporary installation
  • 2016 Split, Franciscan monastery in Poljud. St. Anthony, statue
  • 2015 Dračevica, island Brač. Plaque with the head of academician Petar Šimunović
  • 2011 Bol. Golden Horn, sculpture
  • Šibenik, Dražen Petrović, sculpture
  • 2010 Zadar, University of Zadar. Miroslav Krleža, bust
  • Medov Dolac. Prayer on the Mount of Olives, relief
  • 2009 Ploče. Memorial commemorating the defenders killed in the Homeland War
  • Omiš. Plaque with the head of dr. Ivo Šaškor
  • Split, Croatian National Theatre, Actor Josip Genda, bust
  • Omiš, Lovro pl. Matačić Elementary Music School. Conductor Lovro pl. Matačić, bust
  • Zagreb, Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Conductor Lovro pl. Matačić, bust
  • 2008 Kaštel Novi, Stomorija Biblical Garden. The Apple, sculpture
  • 2007 Sinj. Fr. Josip A. Soldo, bust
  • 2006 Podstrana. St. Anthony, statue
  • Podstrana. Mobile at the entrance to the Lav hotel
  • 2005 Tribunj, Sovlje. Plaque with the head of architect Vjenceslav Richter
  • Split. The entrance gate of the Ethnographic Museum
  • Brusje, cemetery chapel. Crucifix
  • 2004 Makarska. President Franjo Tuđman, statue
  • Split. Archbishop’s crosier for the Archdiocese of Split-Makarska
  • Omiš. Memorial to fallen defenders in the Homeland War
  • Omiš, Priko. Plaque with the head of poet, essayist and literary critic Anđelko Novaković
  • Kaštel Novi, Stomorija Biblical Garden. Cross of Life, sculpture
  • 2003 Široki Brijeg. President Franjo Tuđman, statue
  • 2002 Osor, cathedral. A crucifix
  • Sinj. Memorial to defeners killed in the Homeland War
  • Miljevci. King Petar Svačić, seated figure
  • Tugare. Actor Karlo Bulić, bust
  • 2001 Miljevci. President Franjo Tuđman, bust
  • 2000 Zakučac near Omiš. St. Leopold B. Mandić, statue
  • Dolac Donji. Naïve Sculptor Petar Smajić, bust
  • Knin, Church of St. Anthony. New Crucifix
  • Šibenik, Jubilee Cross of the Diocese of Šibenik
  • 1998 Split. The Funnel fountain in Marmontova Street
  • 1997 Šibenik. St. James’ Cathedral, Bishop Badurina, relief figure
  • Šibenik, Former Bribirski Knezovi Military Barracks, Memorial Chapel of St. Michael. Cross
  • 1996 Omiš, graveyard. Memorial cross
  • 1995 Kaštel Sučurac, Putalj. St. George, relief
  • 1993 Vrgorac. Writer Tin Ujević, statue
  • Tribunj, plaque with the head of the composer and conductor Boris Papandopulo
  • Kaštel Sučurac, graveyard Chapel. Cross
  • Split, Con-Cathedral of St. Peter. Saints Peter and Joseph, relief
  • 1992 Omiš. Plaque with the head of conductor Lovro pl. Matačić
  • Rat, church of St. Joseph. Crucifix
  • 1991 Zakućac. Poet Jure Kaštelan, bust
  • Solin. Don Frane Bulić, seated figure
  • Split. Plaque with the head of composer Jakov Gotovac
  • 1988 Knin, Church of St. Anthony. Crocifix (destroyed during the Homeland War)
  • Visovac, Ressurection

Prizes and Awards

  • 2016 Winner of one of four equal prizes of the design contest for the monument to dr. Franjo Tuđman in Zagreb
  • 2015 First runner-up of the design contest for the monument to the first Croatian president Dr. Franjo Tuđman
  • 2010 First-prize winner of the design contest for the memorial to the victims of communism in Vodice
  • 2008 First-prize winner of the design contest for the memorial monument to the defenders at Krstatice (Zagvozd)
  • 2007 First-prize winner of the design contest for Dražen Petrović’s monument in Šibenik
  • First-prize winner of the design contest for the memorial to the defenders of Ploče
  • 2006 Recipient of the annual award for culture of the Split and Dalmatia County 1999 First-prize winner of the design contest for the memorial to the fallen in the Homeland War in Omiš
  • 1998 First prize winner of the coin design contest for commemorative silver coin for the 1ooth anniversary of birth of Blessed Alojzije Stepinac
  • 1997 Winner of one of three equal prizes of the 6th Triennale of Croatian Sculpture First-prize winner of the coin design contest for commemorative coin for the city of Vukovar
  • 1996 First-prize winner of the coin design contest for commemorative coins celebrating the Olympic games in Atlanta
  • 1996 Fist-prize winner of the coin design contest for commemorative coin for six hundred years of university education in Zadar
  • 1995 First-prize winner of the coin design contest for commemorative coins for 1700 years of the city of Split
  • 1989 Recipient of Josip Račić Award of the Vjesnik newspaper for Fine Arts
  • 1986 Recipient of the Award of Island Hvar Art Meetings
  • 1985 Winner of Emanuel Vidović Grand Award of the Split Salon
  • 1983 Winner of the Sculpture Award of the Split Salon

Orders, decorations and medals of Croatia

  • 1997 Order of Danica Hrvatska with the face of Marko Marulić – for culture
  • 1997 Order of Danica Hrvatska with the face of Katarina Zrinska – for health, social welfare and the promotion of social values

Group exhibitions

  • 2021 Split, Croatian Archaeological Monuments. Exhibition dedicated to Saint Jerome
  • 2020 Zagreb, National and University Library. Presentation of the Homage to Tonko Maroević artists’ book
  • Stari Grad, City Museum, presentation of the Homage to Tonko Maroević artists’ book
  • Split, University Gallery. Fundraising exhibition for Banovina
  • 2018 Split, Old City Hall. Sprint
  • Split, Cellars of Diocletian’s Palace. Split Salon
  • 2017 Solin, Zvonimir Gallery. Small Scale Art
  • Zagreb, Art Pavilion. The Forest, Nature cycle
  • Split, Old City Hall. Split Art Memo
  • Split, Gallery of Fine Art, 30 Years After the Art Summer 87 Sculpture Workshop
  • 2016 Solin, Zvonimir Gallery. Small Scale Art
  • Split, City Hall. Wind in the Sails
  • 2010 Trieste, Ex Pescheria Centrale. Contemporary Croatian Sculpture
  • Ljubljana, Jakopič Gallery. Contemporary Croatian Sculpture
  • Péch, Cella Septichora Centre. Contemporary Croatian Sculpture
  • Split, Old Town Hall. Participation, Non-Simulation
  • 2009 Vienna, Kunstlerhaus. Contemporary Croatian Sculpture
  • Berlin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany. Contemporary Croatian Sculpture
  • Bratislava, Art Centre. Contemporary Croatian Sculpture
  • Zagreb, Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Contemporary Croatian Sculpture
  • Zagreb, Mimara Museum. 15 Years of Activity of the Croatian Monetary Institute
  • 2008 Split, Gallery of Fine Art, Cornaro Bastion. Articulation of Space: Works in Progress
  • 2007 Ravenna, Park Hotel. 51st Premio Marina di Ravenna
  • Split, Cellars of Diocletian’s Palace. Split Salon
  • 2006 Zagreb, Klovićevi dvori Gallery. Recent Sacral Art
  • Zagreb, Nova Gallery. Normalization : Homage to Nikola Tesla
  • Zagreb, Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. 9th Triennale of Croatian Sculpture
  • Tirana, Kombëtare e Arteve Gallery. Contemporary Croatian Drawing
  • 2005 Amman, Amman Royal Cultural Centre. Contemporary Croatian Drawing
  • Vukovar, City Museum of Vukovar. Towards the Vukovar Salon
  • Gorizia, Castello di Gorizia; Nova Gorica, Kromberk Goriški muzej. Meterika : Aspetti della scultura contemporanea tra Austria, Croazia, Italia e Slovenia
  • Zagreb, Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Bosnia and Hercegovina. Tin in the Works of Fine Art
  • Termoli, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea. Le Due Rive, artisti italiani e croati
  • 2004 Osijek, Gallery of Fine Art. 8th Ivo Kerdić Memorial: the Triennale Exhibition of Croatian Medal Art and Small-Scale Sculpture
  • Seixal, FIDEM XXIX. Art Medal World Congress
  • Troyes, Maison de l’Outil. La puissance du verre, dans l’art contemporain
  • 2003 Zagreb, Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. 8th Triennale of Croatian Sculpture
  • 2002 Kaštel Lukšić, Museum of the City of Kaštela. Christmas crib
  • Šibenik, Sv. Krševan Gallery. 1st Exhibition of Artworks from the Collection of Sv. Krševan Gallery
  • Pariz, Monnaie de Paris. FIDEM 2002: 28e Congrés International de la Médaille D’Art
  • 2001 Innsbruck, BTV Gallery. Die Zeitgenössische Kroatische Kunst
  • Zagreb, Pliva Gallery. Island (16 authors from Hvar)
  • Split, Gallery of Fine Art. Gallery of Fine Art’s Anthological Works
  • Split, Gallery of Fine Art. Split Salon: A View on Contemporaneity
  • 2000 Zagreb, Mimara Museum. Threshold of the Millennium on Medals and Coins
  • Zagreb, Klovićevi dvori Gallery. Branko Ružić and His Contemporaries
  • Split, Cellars of Diocletian’s Palace. Split Salon: Looking Back
  • 1999 Slavonski Brod, Art Gallery. Branko Ružić and His Contemporaries
  • 1998 Cairo, Museum of Modern Egyptian Art, 7th International Biennale of Cairo
  • Osijek, Gallery of Art. 6th Ivo Kerdić Memorijal: the Triennale Exhibition of Croatian Medal Art and Small-Scale Sculpture
  • 1997 Paris, UNESCO Hall. Contemporary Spalatian Painters and Sculptors
  • New York, Paulin Rieloff Galery. Croatian Artists against Leukemia
  • New York, Ward Nasse Gallery. Croatian Spring ’97
  • Zagreb, Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. 6th Triennale of Croatian Sculpture
  • Split, Cellars of Diocletian’s Palace. Split Salon
  • 1996 Neuchâtel, Musée d’art et d’histoire de Neuchâtel. 25e FIDEM: Exposition internationale de médailles d’art contemporaines
  • 1995 Russelsheim, Foyer Stadttheaters Rüsselsheim, Kroatische Künstler stellen in Rüsselsheim
  • 1994 Zagreb, Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 5th Triennale of Croatian Sculpture
  • Langen, Kulturhaus Altes Amtsgericht
  • Pula, City Palace, Diana Gallery
  • Stuttgart, Haus der Wirtschaft. Kroatische Maler und Bildhauer
  • 1993 Split, Croatian Association of Artists. 3rd Salon of Sacral Art
  • Zagreb, Museum of Arts and Crafts. Contemporary Croatian Sculptors for the Disabled in the Homeland War
  • Zagreb, Mimara Museum. For the Gallery of Vukovar
  • Osijek, Gallery of Fine Art, 5th Ivo Kerdić Memorial: the Triennale Exhibition of Croatian Medal art and Small-Scale Sculpture
  • Alexandria, Centre national des Arts Plastiques. XIX. Biennale d’Alexanrie pour les pays de la Mediterranée
  • Split, HDLU, 9th Adriatic Art Annale
  • 1992 Split, Art Salon. 2nd Salon of Sacral Art
  • Ljubljana, Cankar Centre. International Biennale of Small-Scale Sculpture
  • St. Gallen, Croatian Catholic Mission. Humanitarian exhibition of Split artists
  • Šibenik, Museum of the City of Šibenik. Sea, Popole, Coast
  • Split, Museum of the People’s Revolution. Six Split Sculptors
  • Dugi Rat, church of St. Joseph. Via Crucis
  • 1991 Split, Art Salon. 1st Salon of Sacral Art
  • Split, Galić Salon. Exhibition of design proposals for the south gate of Diocletian’s Palace
  • Split, Diocletina’s Palace. Art Annale and New Objectivism
  • Zagreb, Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. 4th Triennale of Croatian Sculpture
  • Zagreb, Klovićevi dvori Museum Space. 1000 years of Croatian Sculpture
  • Murska Sobota, Miško Kranjec Cultural Centre Gallery. International Biennale of Small-Scale Sculpture
  • 1990 Zagreb, Modern Gallery. Exhibition of the recipients of Josip Račić Award
  • 1989 Zagreb, Karas Gallery. Fine Art in the Dalmatian Region: a Look at Current Issues
  • Split, Art Salon. Split Salon
  • Pančevo, Olga Petrov Cultural Centre’s Contemporary Gallery. 5th Pančevo Exhibition of Yugoslav Sculpture
  • Split, Museum of the Revolution. Split Artists in the 80s
  • Dubrovnik, Art Gallery. 8th Dubrovnik Salon
  • 1988 Hvar, Arsenal Gallery. Hvar Art Meetings
  • Zagreb, Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. 3rd Triennale of Croatian Sculpture
  • Split, Prisca Gallery. Prize-Wining Young Yugoslav Artist
  • 1987 Zadar, Gallery of Art. 6th Zadar Salon of Young Artists
  • Split. Art-summer 87 sculpture workshop
  • Stari Grad, Juraj Plančić Gallery. Hvar Art Meetings
  • Tuzla, Yugoslav Portrait Gallery. 6th Exposition of Yugoslav Portraits
  • Zagreb, Art Pavillion. 22nd Zagreb Salon
  • Rijeka, Modern Gallery. 14th Biennale of Young Yugoslav Artists
  • Sarajevo, Skenderija Olympic Centre. Yugoslav Documenta
  • 1986 Aleksinac, Cultural Centre Gallery. May Day Art Salon
  • Hvar, Arsenal Gallery. Hvar Art Meetings
  • Split, Art Salon. Split Salon
  • Split, Museum of Croatian Archeologically Monuments. Homage to Blaž Jurjev
  • 1985 Rijeka, Modern Gallery. 13th Biennale of Young Artists
  • Murska Sobota, Cultural Centre. 7th Yugoslav Biennale of Small Scale Sculpture
  • Split, Dioklecian’s Palace, Great Hall. Art-summer: Threads of Myth
  • Zagreb, Art Pavilion. 2nd Triennale of Croatian Sculpture
  • Zagreb, Karas Gallery. Self-portrait in Croatian Sculpture from Modernism to Present Day
  • 1984 Split, Croatian Association of Artists. May Day Exhibition
  • Split, Art salon. Small-Scale Paintings
  • Split, Art Salon. Young Croatian Sculptors
  • Split, Art Salon. Split Salon
  • Split, Archaeological Museum. Don Frane Bulić
  • Zagreb, Dubrovnik Hotel. Days of Island Hvar
  • 1983 Split, Galić Salon, Nudity and Eroticism
  • Tuzla, Yugoslav Portrait Gallery. 5th Exhibition of Yugoslav Portraits
  • Split, Art Salon. Split Salon: Autumn in the City
  • Osijek, Art Gallery,.2nd Ivo Kerdić Memorial: the Triennale Exhibition of Croatian Medal Art and Small-Scale Sculpture
  • Belgrade, Student Centre. Exhibition of works by students od the Academy of Fine Art, Ljubljana, and students of the Faculty of Fine Art, Beograd
  • 1982 Split, Art Salon. May Day Exhibition
  • Zagreb, Karas Gallery. 10th Exhibition of New Work by SHDLU and HDLUZ Members
  • Zagreb, Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. 1st Triennale of Croatian Sculpture: Confrontations
  • Split, Art Salon, Split Salon
  • 1981 Split, Art Salon. May Day Exhibition
  • Split, Art Salon, Split Salon
  • Zadar, Gallery of Art. Split Salon
  • 1978 Split. Exhibition of works by the BRB art group in front of the Dalma department store
  • Zagreb. the exhibition of works by the BRB art group in front of the Nama department store
  • Šibenik, Krševan Gallery. Exhibition of works by the BRB art group
  • Zagreb, Karas Gallery. Exhibition of works by candidates for election of new member of the Croatian Association of Artists
  • 1977 Kumrovec, Memorial Centre Gallery, the exhibition of works by students of the Academy of Fine Art, Zagreb
  • 1976 Beograd, Student Town. Exhibition of works by students of fine art academies