Dijana Nazor Čorda was born in 1971 in Split. In 2017 she finished her PhD at the doctoral course Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Zagreb, Paintings in the infrared spectrum: postponing the visible mentored by full professor Igor Rončević and associate professor Jana Žiljak Gršić. In 1995, Dijana graduated from the then Faculty of Science and Pedagogy in Split, today the Arts Academy, and acquired the title of art teacher and conservator-restorer. 

In 1990, she obtained a high school diploma from the School of Applied Arts and Design in Split. Since 1995, she has exhibited at 42 independent exhibitions in Croatia, Belgium and Australia. Since 1993, she has participated in over 100 juried group exhibitions in the country and abroad. In 2006, she trained professionally during a two-month residency in Paris, in the studios Cité Internationale des Arts. Her paintings are in several holdings of Croatian museums and private collections. She is the author of eleven visual arts and urban installations, as well as two events at the International Street Festival Cest is d’Best. As of 2007, she has been heading the art programme of the Festival and has been managing four projects: the International Festival of Art Flags, the Festival of Art Stickers Art Walk and Cest klupaonice. Koautorica je i voditeljica of the Best Photography Cest From 2013 to 2020 she was a co-host of Cest is d’Best children’s programme. In 2020, with the support of Zagreb Tourist Board, the International Festival of Flags was separated from Cest is d’Best and became an individual festival, with Dijana as its art director.

She co-authored the textbook Pogled, potez (Observe, Draw)for 5th to 8th grade elementary school, published by Profil, Zagreb, and two teacher’s books with the CD for art teachers for the school years 2007/2008 and 2013/2014. She co-authored the new textbook Opažam, oblikujem (I Perceive, I Shape) 5, handbook for art teachers and interactive, art content on the digital platform for education IZZI, Zagreb, Profile Klett 2019. Dijana has won numerous awards, recognitions and commendations for her artistic work.

For her contribution to the arts and pedagogical work, she was presented with two state awards: Ivan Filipović. Annual National Award in 2012, and she recieved the Order of Danica Hrvatska with the figure of Antun Radić for education in 2013. In 2013 she was awarded the title of Celebrity AFIAP by the International Federation of Photographic Art. Dijana has published several research and professional papers, and participated in several national and international conferences. She has been a member of the Croatian Association of Fine Artists (HDLU), Zagreb since 1998, of InSEA (International Society for Education through Art) since 2006, Photo Club Zagreb in the period 2003–2011 and of Croatian Heraldic and Vexillological Association since 2017). She lives and works in Zagreb.

Solo exhibitions

 

2022.

  • Šibenik, City Library Juraj Šižgorić, Infrared painting and science, state expert assembly Multimodal approaches to teaching and learning - On science and art on the occasion of the 570th anniversary of the birth of Leonardo da Vinci
  • Bjelovar, Bjelovar City Museum, Nasta Rojc Gallery, Visible-invisible world, Small retrospective of IR painting
  • Zabok, reGallery Angels hidden in the carpet - Infrared painting 

2021.

  • Zagreb, ART CeRZe inclusive art gallery, multimedia exhibition Light fishes, together with Gordan and Zorislav Šojat

2020.

  • Zagreb, The Ethnographic Museum, The treasury of children’s ceativity,, A retrospective of Dijana Nazor Čorda’s pedagogical art activities – donation to Croatian Museum of School
  • Trakošćan, Trakošćan Castle Gallery, Discovering the Secrets of Painting – InfraredArt
  • Prelog, The Museum Croata insulanus of the Town of Prelog,Discovering the Secrets of Painting –InfraredArt Discovering the Secrets of Painting – InfraredArt

2019./2020.

  • Koprivnica, Museum of Koprivnica, Koprivnica Gallery, Discovering the Secrets of Painting – InfraredArt Discovering the Secrets of Painting – InfraredArt

2019.

  • Varaždin, the Varaždin City Museum, Discovering the Secrets of Painting – InfraredArt Discovering the Secrets of Painting – InfraredArt

2018.

  • Sesvete, the Museum of Prigorje, Infrared Paintings – Revealing of Angels

2016.

  • Vrbovec, Open University, Gallery Mala, exhibition of paintings A song of the Angel’s Wings
  • Samobor, the Prica Gallery, Paintings in the infrared spectrum: postponing the visiblePaintings Under Infrared Light: Beyond the Visible, visual segment of the doctoral thesis
  • Zagreb, Croatian Society of Fine Artists, Bačva Gallery, Pa-intings in the infrared spectrum: postponing the visible, the art part of the doctoral thesis

2015.

  • Samobor, Prica Gallery, multimedia exhibition visual segment of the doctoral thesis The Light Under Water,with Gordana and Zorislav Šojat
  • Zagreb, the Small Hall of the Varoslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Invisible Guardians, as part of the concert of the Sebastian String Quartet, visual segment of the PhD thesis

2014.

  • Zagreb, Gallery of the Cultural Centre Travno, exhibition of illustrations A Fairy Tale from the Shallow Waters and Stone Fish

2011.

  • Melbourne, Australia, the BMW Edge Theatre Hall, Federation Square, exhibition of fish/objects Mystery of the Adriatic Depths
  • Zagreb, the Vladimir Filakovac Gallery, exhibition of paintings Heralds of Celestial Joy

2009.

  • Zagreb, Gallery KIC klub, exhibition of photographs The Colours of Paris
  • Šibenik, City Library Juraj Šižgorić, multimedia exhibition The Sea Oasis,together with Gordana and Zorislav Šojat, together with Gordan and Zorislav Šojat
  • Karlovac, Gallery ZILIK, multimedia exhibition The Light Under Water,
  • Krapina, Town Krapina Gallery, exhibition of paintings The Rain Can’t Harm Us
  • Zagreb, Portrait Gallery LIKUM, exhibition of ceramics Ab ovo

2008.

  • Bjelovar, the City Museum, the Nasta Rojc Gallery, exhibition of paintings The Rain Can’t Harm Us
  • Zagreb, the Matica Hrvatska Gallery, multimedia exhibition Oasis, with Gordana and Zorislav Šojat, together with Gordan and Zorislav Šojat
  • Zagreb, Photo Club Zagreb Gallery, photo exhibition, Paris walks, Sixty days in Paris

2004./2005.

  • Zagreb, Military Ordinariate, exhibition of paintings Angels Dancing

2003./2004.

  • Zagreb, Galerija Contempora LIKUM, exhibition of paintings Angels

2003.

  • Zagreb, foyer of the Great Hall of Vatroslav Lisinski, exhibition of paintings Angels
  • Zagreb, Portrait gallery LIKUM, objects, Metamorphosis of stone and wire
  • Njivice, Njivice Gallery, Exhibition of paintings

2002.

  • Omiš, the City Museum, exhibition of paintings House of a Happy Man

1998.

  • Split, the Galić Salon, exhibition of paintings May Aria

1997.

  • Split, the cellars of Diocletian's Palace, 3D model/illustrations, The Empire of the Dwarfs
  • Omiš, The Curhch of the Holy Ghost, 3D model/illustrations, The Empire of the Dwarfs

1996.

  • Split, Pinacotheca of Our Lady of Health, Exhibition of paintings
  • Dugi Rat, Hotel Dalmacija, Exhibition of paintings
  • Split, the cellars of Diocletian's Palace, the exhibition of paintings of new members of HDLU Split, with Dragana Nuić-Vučković
  • Brussels, Belgium, Centre Culturel d'Auderghem, exhibition of paintings I’m Listening
  • Liegé, Centre Culturel Seraing, exhibition of paintings I’m Listening
  • Tournai, Maison de la Culture, exhibition of paintings I’m Listening

1995.

  • Zagreb, the City of Zagreb Tourist Board, Exhibition of paintings
  • Samobor, Exhibition salon Franja, Exhibition of paintings

Art - urban installations at the International Street Festival Cest is d'Best

 

2021.

  • Zagreb, Zrinjevac, A chair for listening to birds and a short break, painted object
  • Zagreb, Zrinjevac, Zagreb pigeons, installation

2019.

  • Zagreb, Zrinjevac, Zagreb pigeons and the tree of knowledge, installation

2014.

  • Zagreb, Cvjetni trg, Superfrogs on the Cest installation

2012.

  • Zagreb, Arena Center, flower meadow, installation

2010.

  • Zagreb, Trg bana Josipa Jelačića, Flower meadow in Manduševac, installation

2008.

  • Zagreb, Cvjetni trg, Colorful trees - chromotherapy for trees, installation
  • Zagreb, Cvjetni trg, Festival flags - flags of the world, installation
  • Zagreb, Cvjetni trg, Balloon release for all countries of the world, happening

2007.

  • Zagreb, Varšavka Street, Street musicians of the city of Zagreb, installation
  • Zagreb, under the clock on Ban Josip Jelačić Square, Baranja benches, painted objects

2005. − 2006.

  • Zagreb, Trg bana Josipa Jelačića, Bear from Medvednica, sculpture

2004. − 2005.

  • Zagreb, Gajeva Street, Amor's messages, happening

2004.

  • Zagreb, on the hour of Ban Josip Jelačić Square, Zagreb love, sculpture

At the exhibition in HDLU Zagreb, 2016.   

At the exhibition in Gallery Prica in Samobor, 2016.   

At the exhibition in reGaleria in Zabok, 2022.
The first carpet with a double image (in the visual and NIR spectrum)
At the exhibition in the Bjelovar City Museum, 2022.

PRIZES AND AWARDS 

International

 

2021.

  • Zagreb, Manifestation of excellence at the international exhibition in the Zvonimir Gallery, They love to paint

2019.

  • Frankfurt, Special jury award at the international book fair at the BELMA (Best European Learning Materials Awards) competition for the best European art textbook I Perceive, I Shape 5, Klett profile, 2019 (co-author with Martina Reba and Jurana Linarić Mihalić)
  • Zagreb, Manifestation of excellence at the international exhibition of paintings in the technique of digital prints, in front of the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum, Zagreb full color 19

2010.

  • Kukljica, diploma for trial at the 15th International Photography Exhibition The Island and the Sea

2005./2006.

  • Dubrovnik, 2nd prize at the 1st International Festival of Nativity Scenes and Christmas Customs in Croatia, Fragrances, gold and incense (with Veronika Matijačić)

2003.

  • Stobreč, Story about Dalmatia, commendation for outstanding contribution to tourism as the best cultural-tourist project of 2003 at the 9 th International Tourism Fair Interstas (visual design of a book with two CDs)

National

 

2013.

  • Zagreb, decoration of the Croatian Order of Danica with the image of Antun Radić

2012.

  • Zagreb, annual state award Ivan Filipović for the year 2011

The rest

 

2014.

  • Zagreb, Commendation of the Grigor Vitez Award, for the illustrations of the picture book A fairy tale from the shallows
  • Požega, 1st place in the photo contest A book every day Požega city library and reading room

2012.

  • Koprivnica, gold medal at the 5th Koprivnica Salon of Photography Happy child - happy family
  • Zagreb, praise at the exhibition in the Photo Club Zagreb, Women film
  • Šibenik, recognition for participation in the International Festival of Artistic Flags project Cest is d’Best in the program of the 52nd International Children's Festival

2011.

  • Đurđevac, degree for the collection at the 13th Podravka Art Photography Salon

2010.

  • Vinkovci, commendation for photography at the Vinkovci Photography Salon
  • Đurđevac, commendation for the collection at the 12th Podravka Art Photography Salon
  • White Monastery, 2nd prize for the collection of photographs at the IV. Photo salon Miniatures
  • Rijeka, bronze plaque at the Salon of Croatian inter-club artistic photography
  • Koprivnica, praise at III. Koprivnica photography salon Happy child - happy family

2009.

  • Zagreb, 2nd prize of the Zagreb Photo Club at the photo exhibition Long live photography
  • Zagreb, 1st prize in the category of artistic photography of the Zagreb Photo Club at the exhibition The most photo 13th International Street Festival Cest is d’Best

2008.

  • Zagreb, 1st prize of the Zagreb Photo Club at the photo exhibition The best collection
  • Zagreb, Photo Club Zagreb degree on display The most photo
  • Zagreb, 1st prize of the Zagreb Photo Club at the exhibition Long live photography

1996.

  • Dugi Rat, prize for the coat of arms and flag of the Municipality of Dugi Rat

1995.

  • Split, Faculty Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement

Group exhibitions (selection)

 

2023.

  • Zagreb, Gallery Prsten, Home of Croatian Fine Artists, Annual exhibition of HDLU members
  • Skopje, Mala Stanica Multimedia Center – National Gallery, Femina vs. Feminology
  • Zelina, Gallery Saint Ivan Zelina, Izložba grupe Infra, Noć muzeja ’23.

2022.

  • Čakovec, Međimurje Museum Exhibition Hall, Light & Shadow, Zrinski Art Festival
  • Kutina, Moslavina Museum Gallery, Izložba  InfraredArt – umjetnost demaskiranja, grupa Infra

2021.

  • Zagreb, Mimara Museum, virtual exhibition Symbolism of the material way of the cross, as part of the 30th ceremony of the Passion Heritage
  • Sesvete, National University of Sesvete, Infrared painting The art of the future, grupa Infra

2020.

  • Ivanić-Grad, Ivanić-Grad Museum, In the synergy of science and art, grupa Infra
  • Zagreb, in front of the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum, an international exhibition of images of digital prints Zagreb full color 20

2019.

  • Zagreb, Palace Hotel, Zrinski Gallery, Advent in the Palace
  • Zagreb, in front of the Zagreb Fair, international exhibition of digital prints EXAT 110

2018.

  • Rab, Paradiso Gallery, exhibition of works of the 19th art colony Paradiso
  • Vugrovec, Farof gallery, HULULK exhibition space, To meet Christmas

2017.

  • Samobor, 4th International Self-Portrait Triennale concept of self, Prica Gallery

2016.

  • Zagreb, Home of Croatian Fine Artists, Annual exhibition of HDLU members

2015.

  • Samobor, Mala dvorana POU, Naša zemlja, povodom Dana planeta Zemlje

2014.

  • Melbourne, Australia, 34th InSEA World Congress, InSEA Self Portrait Exhibition
  • Samobor, Gallery Prica, 3rd Croatian International Self-Portrait Triennale Identities

2013.

  • Zaprešić, Razvid Gallery, 7th Zaprešić Watercolor Biennale

2012.

  • Zagreb, Ethnographic Museum, Festival of Easter Eggs
  • Krapina, Galerija grada Krapine, Pisanice

2011.

  • 2011/2012 Samobor, Prica Gallery, 2nd Croatian Self-Portrait Triennale Coexistence
  • Majdanpek, Serbia, Culture Center Gallery, II. International exhibition Art in miniature

2010.

  • Canada, Wille-Marie, Québec, 10th International Biennale of Miniature Art, BAM!
  • Slavonski Brod, Art Salon Vladimir Becić, 5th Croatian Watercolor Triennale

2009.

  • Karlovac, Children's Home Vladimir Nazor, 36. ZILIK
  • Zaprešić, Razvid Gallery, 5th Zaprešić Watercolor Biennale

2008.

  • Omišalj, Gallery City Hall, IX. art colony Fulfinum
  • Samobor, Vesna and Zlatko Prica Gallery, 1st triennial of Croatian self-portraits

2007.

  • 2007/2008 Zagreb, Ethnographic Museum, The wonderful world of angels
  • Zagreb, ULRICH Gallery, Likum's generation

2006.

  • 2006/2007 Dubrovnik, church of St. Staša, 2nd international festival of nativity scenes and Christmas customs in Croatia Fragrances, gold and incense
  • Paris, France, Cité Internationale des Arts, Group Exhibition

2005.

  • Zagreb, Matice Croatian Gallery, Identity
  • Blidinje, Gallery Masna Luka, art colony exhibition, Brijeg – Masna Luka

2004.

  • Sisak, Striegl Gallery, Self-portraits of Croatian painters from the Lukin collection
  • Šibenik, Museum of the City of Šibenik, A sea of people on the shore

2003.

  • Zagreb, Vladimir Nazor Gallery, Self-portraits from the collection of Klement Lukin
  • Zagreb, Museum of Arts and Crafts, creative workshop MUO, Chairs

2002.

  • Zagreb, ULRICH Gallery, Likum's generation
  • Metković, City Cultural Center Gallery, Exhibition of paintings

2001.

  • Omiš, church of St. Duha, from the collection of Ante and Gracijela Munitić, Omiš and cities of the world
  • Ston, Matica hrvatska Ston, VI. international art colony

2000.

  • Racibόrz, Poland, Zyhdi Gallery, III. Small format international biennale

1999.

  • Split, Pinakothek of the Monastery of Our Lady of Health, Winter Colony Maestral
  • Split, Diocletian's Cellars, Exhibition of small format paintings and sculptures

1998.

  • Osijek, Kavana - Waldinger gallery, II. Waldinger's Salon, Landscape
  • Bol, LoBol, The Court of Kolac's Peace, My friends' children
  • Zagreb, Gallery and reading room Vladimir Nazor, 25th youth hall

1997.

  • Split, Protiron Gallery, exhibition of miniatures
  • Karlovac, Home of the Croatian Army, Gallery Zrinski, 1st Karlovac art camp

1996.

  • Petrinja, Gallery Krsto Hegedušić, Croatian art studio, group exhibition of paintings
  • Sisak, City Cafe, Croatian Art Studio, group exhibition of drawings

1995. 

  • Zagreb, Austrian Cultural Institute, exhibition of paintings by participants of the Autumn Art Workshop Zadar - Knin, Despite the war

1994.

  • Osijek, Museum of the City of Osijek, HV Art Studio, 40th GSHV Regiment, Harder - from the production

1993.

  • Split, Museum space, Student works IV. years of fine arts