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doc. dr. art. Ivana Bakal, mag. ing. des. tex.

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Department of Textile and Clothing Design

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Academic education

1987 – School of Higher Education, the Faculty of Textile Technology (the Textile Polytechnic), the University of Zagreb, Textile and Clothes Design Department

2008 – Undergraduate programme, the Faculty of Textile Technology, the University of Zagreb, Clothes Design, Croatia

2010 – Graduate programme, the Faculty of Textile Technology, the University of Zagreb, Costume Design (mag.ing.des.tex.); Croatia

2015 – Postgraduate doctoral programme, the Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Zagreb – Painting; doctoral theses title – Theatre costume between performance, installation and object – visual theatre; mentored by Zlatko Kauzlarić Atač, full prof., the Academy of Fine Arts, and Martina Petranović, PhD, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

 

Employment and titles

Since 1986 – freelance costume designer

Since 1990 – freelance artist, applied arts, costume design (the Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association – HZSU)

2000 – 2006 and since 2010 – head of the Film and Theatre Section, Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts (ULUPUH) (volunteer function)

Since 2003 – head of the Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts (ULUPUH) (volunteer function)

Since 2011 – part-time teaching assistant at the Faculty of Textile Technology, the University of Zagreb, Graduate programme, Applied costume design and Applied costume design II, Carmen project, volunteer

Since 2012/2013 – part-time teaching assistant at the Faculty of Textile Technology, the University of Zagreb, Graduate programme, Applied costume design and Applied costume design I

2014 – title of assistant professor at the Faculty of Textile Technology, the University of Zagreb, applied arts, costume design

Since 2014/2015 – part-time assistant professor at the Faculty of Textile Technology, the University of Zagreb, Graduate programme, Applied costume design II and Applied costume design III

 

 Scientific specialisation and research stays abroad

2010 – 2015 Postgraduate doctoral programme in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, mentored by Zlatko Kauzlarić Atač, full prof., the Academy of Fine Arts, and Martina Petranović, PhD, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art

2013 - 2015 International EDU projects organized by ULUPUH and universities from the region: Imageination (2013), Recycling (2014 and 2015); workshops in partnership with the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade (Serbia) and Faculty of design in Trzin (Slovenia)

 

 Teaching activity

the Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, courses: Applied costume design, graduate programme, Textile and Fashion Design, Costume design module, 2012/2013, 2013/2014

the Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, courses: Applied costume design I, graduate programme, Textile and Fashion Design, Costume design module, 2012/2013, 2013/2014

the Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, courses: Applied costume design II, graduate programme, Textile and Fashion Design, Costume design module, 2014/2015- today

the Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, courses: Applied costume design III, graduate programme, Textile and Fashion Design, Costume design module, 2014/2015 - today

 Scientific specialisation and research stays abroad

2010 – 2015 Postgraduate doctoral programme in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, mentored by Zlatko Kauzlarić Atač, full prof., the Academy of Fine Arts, and Martina Petranović, PhD, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art

2013 - 2021 International EDU projects organized by ULUPUH and universities from the region: Imageination (2013), Recycling (2014 and 2015); workshops in partnership with the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade (Serbia) and Faculty of design in Trzin (Slovenia)

 

 Research activity

• As author, costume (and set) designer and visual artist participated in more than a hundred artistic projects in Croatia and abroad (Slovenia, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia).

• Since 1990 continuously worked in almost every Croatian theatre (HNK Zagreb, HNK Split, HNK Osijek, HNK Varaždin, GK Kerempuh, GK Histrion, GK Komedija, GK Trešnja, ZKM, Kazalište Marina Držića Dubrovnik, GK Virovitica, GK Požega, GK Žar Ptica, etc.) as author of numerous costume and several set designs.

• Since 1986 participated in 23 individual and 9 group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad (Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia).

• Founder of ULUPUHs edition dedicated to well-known Croatian set and costume designers such as Ruta Knežević, Drago Turina, Ika Škomrlj, 100 year of Croatian Set and Costume design and Form costume to costume design.

• Co-author and editor of numerous publications on costume and set design.

• Author and initiator of many representative projects dedicated to costume and set design.

• Listed as costume designer in several books about Croatian theatre history: 100 year of Croatian set and costume design 1909.-2009, ULUPUH 2011, From costume to costume design, ULUPUH, Zagreb 2015, Repertoire of Croatian theatres, Globus, JAZU, Zagreb 1990, Varaždin theatre centuries, HNK Varaždin, Tiva, Varaždin 2007, as well as in monographs of city theatres Trešnja (1999), Teatar u gostima (2004) and Kerempuh (2014).

• Author and initiator of several project, the most important of them being 100 years of set and costume design (1909-2009) (HDLU, Foaje HNK, Galerija ULUPUH, ULUPUH, Zagreb, 2009.-2010.)

• Author and curator of the exhibition A Hundred Years of Croatian Set Design and Costume Design: Children\'s theatre, puppets, performances..., Muzej Mimara and Galerija ULUPUH, Zagreb, 2012.

• Author of exhibition concept for presentation of Croatian set and costume designers in Prag Quadrennial 2007.

• As head of ULUPUH s Theatre, Film and Television Department founded the biennial exhibition entitled Contemporary theatre and film art scene held continuously since 2003.

 

Area of special research interest

Visual arts and multimedia

Costume design

Theatre

Textile and clothes design

 

Scientific-professional work

Founder of ULUPUHs edition dedicated to well-known Croatian set and costume designers such as Zlatko Kauzlarić- Atač, Kamilo Tompa, Vanda Pavelić Weinert, Ruta Knežević, Drago Turina, Ika Škomrlj, 100 years of Croatian Set and Costume design and From costume to costume design.

Co-author of 100 years of Croatian Set and Costume design 1909. - 2009. with A. Lederer and M. Pertanović, ULUPUH, Zagreb 2011. (ISBN: 978-953-6898-95-4)

Author of (64 str.): 100 years of Croatian Set and Costume design: Childrens theatre, puppets, performances, Zagreb, 2012. (ISBN 978-953-327-020-3)

Author of catalogue Costumes: Ivana Bakal 1986-2011, ULUPUH, Zagreb 2011, ISBN 978-953-327-002-9

Author of editorials in:

Participated in international conference held in Norway, Oslo, august, 2020., CRITICAL COSTUME 2020 CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION COSTUME AGENCY, with presentation authors dr.sc. Martina Petranović and doc. dr. art. Ivana Bakal: Costume driven explorations in contemporary Croatian performing arts.Oslo, august, 2020.

Martina Petranović: Recognizably different – costume designer Ika Škomrlj, ULUPUH, Zagreb 2014. (ISBN: 978-953-327-071-5)

Martina Petranović: From costume to costume design. Croatian theatre costume design, ULUPUH, Zagreb 2015. (ISBN 978-953-327-083-8)

Editor of: 100 years of Croatian Set and Costume design 1909. - 2009., Drago Turina-set designer, Recognizably different – costume designer Ika Škomrlj, From costume to costume design. Croatian theatre costume design

Participated in international conference held in Gospić, May 7th and 8th, 2015., within section New directives in education: the role of art in education, with presentation: The Transfer of knowledge in workshops of applied costume design on a large opera project of the University of Zagreb. The subtitle: Theater Project Orpheus and Eurydice

Projects (chief researcher)

Author and curator of the exhibition A Hundred Years of Croatian Set Design and Costume Design: Children's theatre, puppets, performances..., Muzej Mimara and Galerija ULUPUH, Zagreb, 2012. The artistic project of researching theatrically and visually relevant works of applied art (set designers, costume designers, puppeteers and performance artists; curator, author of text published in the catalogue, selection of illustrations, editor of the catalogue, collaboration with the author of the exhibition layout, realization of the exhibition in two parts (Muzej Mimara, Galerija ULUPUH).

Author and initiator of the project A Hundred Years of Croatian Set Design and Costume Design 1909 – 2009 which had 5 parts (exhibitions and round table about the status of set and costume design professions), held in HDLU, Foaje HNK, Galerija ULUPUH, ULUPUH, Zagreb, 2009.-2010. (the exhibition was presented in Sarajevo, Ljubljana and Pečuh). As project leader invited eminent theatre scholars Ana Lederer (set design) and Martina Petranović (costume design) to select works for the central exhibition, while the rest of the projects were organized and curated by her alone.

Author and curator of National heritage, biennial ULUPUH exhibition inspired by national heritage, Galerija Karas, Zagreb, july 2015.

Author of the project and exhibition and mentor of works at the international EDU workshop: costume – fashion – performance, ULUPUH in partnership with the Faculty of Textile Technology, Faculty of Applied arts from Belgrade/Serbia and Faculty of design from Trzin/Slovenia, Galerija Karas, Zagreb, July, December 2015.

Author and curator of workshop and the exhibition The three generations, TTF and Galerija ULUPUH, Zagreb, 2015.

 

Projects (collaborator) - participated in monographs:

World scenography, vol. I 1975.-1990., ur. Peter M Kinnon i Eric Fielding, OISTAT, Taiwan, 2012. (ISBN 978-92-990069-0-6)

World scenography, vol. II 1990.-2005., OISTAT, Taiwan 2014. (ISBN: 978-92-990063-3-7 hardcover, 978-92-990063-4-4 paperback)

 

 Work in scientific and professional associations:

Member of the Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association since 1990

Member of the Croatian Designers Association from 1988 to 2006

Member and head of the Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts (ULUPUH), Theatre, Film and Television Department (member since 1989); Textile Department (member since 2014)

Member of the Applied Arts Committee of the Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association since 2002

Member of the Board of Directors of the Croatian Competitiveness Cluster for Creative and Cultural Industry (since 2013)

Member of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists Split, HULU (since 2020)

Member of the OISTAT (2016-2019)

Along with her professional artistic and teaching activities, working in ULUPUH and in various boards founded by the Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association and Ministry of Culture, the Republic of Croatia, invests a lot of time and energy into strengthening, affirmation and protection of professions such as costume designer, set designer, light designer, as well as all other related professions.

Initiatives, round tables, forum memberships:

Round table dedicated to status of set and costume designer; moderator and speaker, HNK Zagreb, 2003.

Round table dedicated to status of set and costume designer; moderator and speaker, HNK, Zagreb, 2010.

VERN University: round table, Entrepreneurship in Applied Arts, 29. 10. 2013., participant

Initiative for the foundation of HRT3 – cultural programme; one of initiators, 2012-2013.

Zagreb City Assembly: round table, Creative and cultural industries, Zagreb, 2014., speaker

Acknowledgments and rewards

 

Selected among 18 most beautiful books in Croatia in 2020. In name of the Stiftung Bachkunst Foundation the National and university library in Zagreb oversees the competition for the Book Art International exhibition and for the international competition Best Book Design from all over the World. Book: Slikar u kazalištu – Zlatko Kauzlarić Atač, HAZU, ULUPUH, 2020. Author: Martina Petranović, preface: Ivana Bakal, afterword: Željka Čorak, book editors: Ivana Bakal and Martina Petranović, graphic design: Mario Aničić.

Best exhibition award – 55th Zagreb salon (chief project manager), Tehnički muzej/TM hala V/Galerija Ulupuh, Zagreb, 2020.

Letter of thanks to associate Ivana Bakal, mentor of costume design students, graduate course, by the dean of the Faculty of Teacher Education, the University of Zagreb, awarded for the assistance in developing the Šuma Striborova university project (musical) on the occasion of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Faculty of Teacher Education and 350th anniversary of the University of Zagreb, Zagreb 2019.

Book Kamilo Tompa i kazalište, published by HAZU and ULUPUH, selected second among 8 world's best books (published in past 4 years) at The Best Performance Design & Scenography Publication Award, Prag Quadriennale of Performance Design and Space. Author: Martina Petranović, preface: Ivana Bakal, book editors: Ivana Bakal and Martina Petranović, graphic design: Mario Aničić, Prague 2019.

Best Publication Award, book Vanda Pavelić Weinert, book editors: Ivana Bakal and Martina Petranović, preface: Ivana Bakal, Zagreb, ULUPUH/The City of Zagreb City Assembly, Zagreb 2018.

Nominated among 20 world's best books in field of performance design: Announcement of longlist for the Best Performance Design & Scenography Publication Award, Prague Quadrennial 2019, book Vanda Pavelić Weinert (authors: Martina Petranović and Guido Quien), book editors: Ivana Bakal and Martina Petranović, preface; Ivana Bakal, Prague 2018.

Nominated among 20 world's best books in field of performance design: Announcement of longlist for the Best Performance Design & Scenography Publication Award, Prague Quadrennial 2019, book Kamilo Tompa i kazalište (author: M. Petranović ), book editors: Ivana Bakal and Martina Petranović, preface; Ivana Bakal, Prague 2018.

Letter of thanks to Faculty of Textile Technology, the University of Zagreb, graduate course of costume design and associate Ivana Bakal awarded by the Faculty of Applied arts in Belgrade on the occasion of its 70th anniversary, Belgrade, Serbia, 2018.

Marko Fotez Award 2012-2016, HAZU, to M. Petranović, author of Od kostima do kostimografije. Hrvatska kazališna kostimografija and Prepoznatljivo svoja – Ika Škomrlj, editor: Ivana Bakal, preface: Ivana Bakal, HAZU, Zagreb 2016.

2nd best-scenography-publication-award/Praque Quadrienalle 2018. Kamilo Tompa and Theatre, author: Martina Petranović, editor: Ivana Bakal

Best exhibition award, co-author of Interactions – Croatian contemporary applied art, Galery M21, Cultural district Zsolnay, Pečuh (Hungary), July – August 2015.

Best publication, From costume to costume design, editor, Zagreb, 2015.

Best publication, Recognizably different – costume designer Ika Škomrlj, editor, Zagreb, 2014.

Best exhibition award – 49th Zagreb salon (chief project manager), Tehnički muzej/Galerija Karas/Galerija Ulupuh, Zagreb, 2014.

Best publication, Drago Turina – set designer, editor, Zagreb, 2013.

Best exhibition award – 100 years of set and costume design (1909-2009) – author and chief project manager, Zagreb, 2010.

Best exhibition award – 43rd Zagreb salon (chief project manager), Garage Kvaternikov trg, Zagreb, 2009.

Best exhibition award – 40th Zagreb salon (chief project manager), Gliptoteka HAZU, Zagreb, 2006.

ULUPUH annual award, Zagreb, 2005.

 

 

 

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