Viktor Popović is an artist based in Split, Croatia. His practice is focused mostly on installations and objects formed from appropriated and archival materials in combination with raw industrial materials, that probe the relationship between the artwork and the audience or the historical or physical context of the exhibition venues. His recent work explores the Modernist heritage of the socialist period in Croatia and focuses on the re-contextualization of the 1960s and 1970s architecture. He has exhibited in numeorus galleries, museums an non-profit venues in USA and throughout Europe.
Popović is an MFA graduate of Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia and has been awarded a number of distinguished grants and awards including A:D: (formally Aperto Raum) artist in residence program, Berlin, Germany (2019); 54th Zagreb Salon of Visual Arts CS AICA Award, Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, Croatia; Art Omi Residency Program at Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, New York, USA (2017); 36th Split Salon Prize, Croatian Art Society, Split, Croatia (2009); ArtsLink Residency Program, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon, USA (2006); Annual Young Artist Prize, Croatian Art Society, Zagreb, Croatia (2006); Filip Trade Contemporary Art Collection Prize, Zagreb, Croatia (2005); Cité Internationale des Arts Residency Studio Program at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (2005); Grand Prix of the 8th Triennial of Croatian Sculpture, Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb, Croatia (2003).
His work has been collected by major public institutions throughout Croatia, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Museum of Contemporary Art in Split, Gallery of Fine Arts in Zadar and Lauba in Zagreb.
In addition to his own artistic practice he also teaches Painting and Advanced Drawing courses at the Painting department on the Arts Academy in Split since 1998, where he was promoted to a Full Professor Tenure title in 2018.