The Secret Life of Sculpture

Meštrović's works in the photography of Zoran Alajbeg


Zoran Alajbeg (1961) is a Croatian photographer who was first drawn to his profession in 1978. From the very beginnings of his engagement with photography he has found his inspiration in the views and vistas of his native city of Split, its unique architecture and inhabitants, depicting them from uncommon perspectives, in a practically Romanticist way. Since 1992 he has been particularly to the fore as creator of photographs with motifs of the Croatian cultural and historical heritage, which are to be found in numerous art catalogues, monographs and periodicals. He is employed full-time as photographer in the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments and also takes commissions from many other cultural institutions at home and abroad. He has shown his work at numbers of solo and collective exhibitions, particularly those that feature archaeology. He is a member of the Croatian Association of Artists of the Applied Arts and the Split branch of the Croatian Association of Artists. Zoran Alajbeg lives and works in Split.

One-man shows

2023 Crljivica (accompanying the exhibition Crkvine – Cista Velika, devised by L. Gudelj), Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, Split

2022 ART&tektura, University Gallery, Split University, Split

2020 Split Straits – the Archaeological Heritage of Brač and Šolta, Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, Split; Omiš Municipal Museum, 2021

2014 Photographic Imprint, Fine Arts Gallery, Split

2012 The Great Angelus of Zoran Antun Alajbeg, St Jerome’s Church, Blato

2010 9A-BVM, Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, Split; Culture Centre, Dugopolje, 2012; Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, Split, 2014; Museum of Nin Antiquities, 2015

2010 Blato Middle Ages, Culture Centre, Blato

2010 North of the City, Salon Galić Display, Split (with M. Perasović)

2010 Trstenica, Galerija u Rada, Donja Nakovana

2008 Transposing Landscapes, Salon Galić, Split (with M. Perasović); Novi Zagreb Culture Centre, Vladimir Bužančić Gallery, Zagreb, 2010

2008 A Look, Narona Archaeological Museum, Vid

2008 Face of the City, Salon Galić, Split; Trogir Municipal Museum, Cata Dujšin-Ribar Gallery, Trogir

2007 Archaeological Excavations on Split Waterfront – excerpts from the photographic diary of Zoran Alajbeg, Split Municipal Museum, Small Gallery, Split

2006 Contemplation, Biograd Local History Museum, Biograd na Moru; Culture Centre Gallery, Dugopolje, 2007

2005 Dugopolje – A Heritage in Stone, Culture Centre Gallery, Dugopolje

2001 Croats and Carolingians in the Photographs of Zoran Alajbeg, Conservation Gallery, Split

1997 Pro Salona, Zvonimir Culture Centre, Solin; Split Photo Club, 1998; Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, 1999

1994 In the Shadows of the City, Split Photo Club

Collective exhibitions (selection)

2016 Topical 5 – Intimate, Mimara Museum, Zagreb

2015 Interactions – Contemporary Applied Art from Croatia, Gallery M21, Zsolnay Culture Quarter, Pecs, Hungary

2015 Water 2015, Josip Račić Studio of the Modern Gallery, Zagreb

2015 39th Split Salon, Salon Galić, Split

2014 Topical 4 – Memory Code Project 014, Mimara Museum, Zagreb; Batana Photo Art Gallery, Rovinj; Labin Public Museum

2013 38th Split Salon, Salon Galić, Split

2012 – 2013 Stories of the City, Palazzo del Duca, Senigallia, Italy

2012 Topical 3 – In a world of parallel realities, Mimara Museum, Zagreb

2011 Split Visual Art Moment, Kazamat Gallery, Osijek

2010 Topical 2+60, Mimara Museum, Zagreb; Batana Photo Art Gallery, Rovinj; Labin Public Museum

2009 A View of the City, Fonticus City Gallery, Grožnjan

2005 A Split Photo Club Retrospective, Split Photo Club, Split

1999 From the Archives of Split Photo Club, Split Photo Club, Split

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