The art is something inseparable from life. Primarily it is a way of communication. What I’m trying to achieve is to explain to me, or someone in between, the essence and the reason of things, relive the pain, find a hope, explain the inexplicable, find joy in ordinary things and places. I find inspiration all around me, in ordinary people, in everyday events, in the interactions between humans and animals. Even in most desperate situation I’m trying to find a positive side and turn things optimistic. Normally my palette is very colorful and bright. What is very important for me in the creative process of each work is to generate harmony. In my paintings I’m not trying to imitate nature, I want to create some kind of a narrative beyond obvious appearances, the kind I can’t express with words or simply represent with familiar faces. My paintings are about people, even when it doesn’t seem so.
I am a Croatian artist living in Portugal. Since my first individual exhibition in 1997 I‘ve been dedicating myself completely to my art.
I have been exhibited individually both in Croatia and Portugal and participated in numerous group shows. In 2012 I’ve been invited to participate in a group art show in o3gallery in Oxford to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first telling of Lewis Carroll’s magical tale.
My work is also included in “Artist to look out for”, a publication released by the Starry Night Retreat in 2014.
I sign my paintings A.Nina Govedarica or just A.Nina G.
2015 - Centro de Cultura e Desporto do Crédito Agricola Mútuo, Lisbon, Portugal
2014 - El Pep Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2011 - Centro de Arte Contemporânea da Amadora, Portugal
- Fábrica Braço de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal
- Espaço Santa Casa, Lisbon, Portugal
2005 - Samoborski Muzej (City Museum), Samobor, Croatia
- Dvorac Gredice, Zabok, Croatia
2003- Livraria Ler Devagar, Lisbon, Portugal
2002 - Quebra Costas, Coimbra, Portugal
- Gallery Chora Musica, Almada, Portugal
2001- Loreto, Lisboa, Portugal
2000 - Art Gallery Santa Rita, Colares, Portugal
- Galeria do Instituto Nacional de Habitação, Lisbon
1998 - Gallery Ericsson Tesla, Zagreb, Croatia
1997 - Gradska knjižnica Samobor (Town Library), Croatia
2015 - Espaço Arte, Livraria Europa - América, Lisbon, portugal
2013 - XVIII Galeria Aberta, Beja, Portugal
- IV Feira d’Arte Contemporânea da Amadora, Portugal
2012 - o3gallery, Oxford, United Kingdom
- MértolArte 2012, Mertola, Portugal
2011 - XVII Galeria Aberta, Beja, Portugal
2010 - Feira d’Arte Contemporânea da Amadora, Portugal
2009 - 5º zagorski likovni salon, Croatia
2008. Pro Futura Porec, Croatia
2006 - 4º zagorski likovni salon, Croatia
2005 - Espaço Delfim Guimarães, Amadora, Portugal
2004 - Galerija ULU grupa’ 69, Zagreb, Croatia
- Galerija Skupštine Grada Zagreba, Zagreb, Croatia
- Krapinske Toplice, Croatia
- Galerija Foruma mladih, Varaždin, Croatia
2002 - Galeria Municipal do Museu Regional de Sintra, Portugal
- VII Bienal de Artes Plasticas “Cidade de Montijo”
2001- XII Bienal de Artes Plasticas da Festa do Avante, Portugal