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I V A N A A R M A N I N I is a comic artist and illustrator but her work and activities can not be divided from activism and social awareness.


She is also an editor, curator, small (press & web) publisher and graphic designer. 

She finished School of Applied Arts & Design and Academy of Arts in Zagreb (Mag. Art, Rector’s Award), Croatia and is a member of the Croatian Freelance Artists Association, WOMEN WHO DRAW platform and EVOKE a communuity of optimist hosted by Melinda Gates.

Further education is in web design and cultural management. She has worked alternately as teacher, conservator and comic journalist.

Ivana has 7 solo comic books, art books and zines: Adventures of Gloria Scott 2005; Katalog 2016; FMCX, Mangelos Comic book 2017; She must be mad, Blue concertina 2018; Nini zine 2019. Comic exhibition mangelos: comments was the 1st comic  in the “collection” (in motion) of the MoCA – Zagreb: 2017-2019.

Founds and manages KOMIKAZE (2002-), a network for production, promotion and distribution of authorial comics with a focus on independent scene where she has been publishing and exhibiting on over 235 events, workshops, fairs & festivals (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden,  Switzerland, Hungary, Austria, Romania, NY, Portland, Poland, Portugal). KOMIKAZE GOT ALTERNATIVE COMICS AWARD @ ANGOULEME 2020.
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S O L O E X H I B I T I O N S (FROM 2017)
mangelos: comments, Zagreb (Curators: T. Milovac, J. Jakšić), 2017 -2019; She must be mad Dobra Vaga Gallery, Ljubljana (Curator: T. Skale) 2018; Zuccato Gallery, Poreč (Curator: S. Vojvoda) 2018;  exMATIJA Šibenik (Curator: S. Lukarev); Virovitica City Museum (Curator: A. Kučan) 2017; Ratata! comic festival Macerata, IT 2017; Cvajner Gallery Pula 2016/2017.

OTHER  PROJECTS: Femicomix 2015; Beđomatik 2015;  Zombi Proleter 2014;  Permacomix 2013; Short programme 2007 – 2005; 04 megazine 2006 – 2004; comic group Divlje oko (Co-founder with D. Gačić) 2002; Strip, strip hura! / Curator of the exhibition of the 13 Croatian comic authors, 26th Zagreb Youth Salon 2001/ ATTACK. 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION); DESERT ISLAND COMICS/ RESCUE PARTY 2020; FINE ACTS/ SPRING OF HOPE 2020; comiXconnection 2020-2013; FRAC Marseilles 2017; PLAKATIRANJE 2016 – 2018; 7. Biennale of Illustration 2018; MUO Exhibition of Croatian Design 2017; 6. Biennale of Illustration 2017; Resistance, Movement, Change (Curator: M. Kontošić/ Solidarna) 2017; Le monde Diplomatique (Curator: I. Hanaček/ Blok) 2016; 
CHALLENGES TO HUMANISM/ Zagreb Salon 2015; Kroatien Kreativ 2013 (Curator: B. Radas); New media cross border 2013; Croatie, la voici (Curator: R. Barban); Love/Hate catalog (Crack festival/ co-editor with V. Palibrk) 2010; Laserski Samit jeftine grafike / CZKD (Curator: Metaklinika) 2010; Ligatura, Otok, Lazareti, ŠKUC, BREAK21 – Kapelica, H.O.M.E., Floating World Comics, Dance Week Festival, Galerie Machine de Lire/ Bordeaux, Karton Gallery/ Budapest, The Ninth Art of European View/ MOCA (Hungary), Zagreb Youth Salon, …

A J U R Y M E M B E R for the comic section on Ligatura festival (2011)/ Po, Festival of First (2008) and BJCEM (2009, 2007)/ Cro.

F E S T I V A L S: Ohoho, Mafest, Queer Zagreb, ZAPP!, ASK, Indigo x Caffeine hours, Design District, Ukmukkfuk, Tinta, Crack, Rebel Rebel, Feira Morta, Mesto Žensk, Stripolis, The Millionaires Club, CLUBTURA, MoCA, Floating World Comics, Stumptown Comic Festival, Strip Salon Novi Sad, Ohoho!, Fijuk, AltCom, Škver, Mafest, Crtani Romani Show, Žubroffka, Prolećni samit jeftine grafike, Novo doba, GRRR!, Pichwise, Vox Feminae, Rdeče zore, Grazer Tanz Theater Fest, Du Monde Aux Balkans, Viva la Pola!, Krojberg, Exit, Zadar snova, (a)jeto!, Monte Paradiso, Attack! / LITKON, FAKI, BREAK 21, …

B I B L I O G R A P H Y – DESERT ISLAND COMICS/ NY; FINE ACTS/ USA; Apokalipsa/ SLO; MAFEST catalogue, “Ne znamo bit’ tiho”/ catalogue by Radio Študent/ SLO, All things clitoris/ Queer Zagreb, EVOKE by Melinda Gates/ USA; GORGONZOLA by Les editions L’égouptoir/ Fr; Beta Vulgaris #2-#5; Viva Punk! Viva Radio student; MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Zagreb; Biennale of illustration Zg; Crack; Grow; Fortepressa/ ItLe Dernier Cri/ Fr; Le Monde Diplomatique; RADIO STUDENT Založba/ Slo; AltCom/ Fr; Al Kom’x/ Swe; Turbocomix/ Srb; Zarez; Time Out; 04 Megazin za hakiranje stvarnosti, Stripburger/ Slo, Godine Nove, AGM – Antun Gustav Matoš (Gloria Scott + StripKrampus)Fibra, Profil, T-Com, Kaos, Divlje oko, Školska Knjiga, Kick the brain, OP.A., Beorama/ SKC/ Srb, Personal futurism/Public politics, Libra Libera, Kerempuh, Lambiek Comiclopedia

IVANA’S KOMIKAZE TOUR:

2019
15/12. webzine komikaze #52
17/11. hodža mi je ušao u pojačalo/ za tvrleta
15/11. anthology komikaze #18
13/9/2019. tinta strip festival/ kino šiška, ljubljana
12.-13/9/2019. indigo x caffeine hours/ zrc sazu, lju
15/8. webzine komikaze #51
20-25/6 ohoho fest, akc medika, zagreb. cro
8-9/6 noise mobilityfest, munken, de
23-25/5 mafest, makarska, cro
3-5/5 zappfestival, pescara, it
5-7/4 ask,akc medika, zg

2018
6-7/9 festival indigo x caffeine hours, zrc sazu, ljubljana, slo
14-17/6 komikaze room / design district festival, zagreb
24/5.-24/6 zuccato gallery, poreč
28-29/4 ukmukfukk festival, budapest, hungary
9– 11/2 pop-up show / ex matija, šibenik
2018: comments: mangelos / comic show, moca, zg

2017
23/12 comments: mangelos / comic show, moca – zg
1-2/7 diy festival fortepressapalmanova, it
30/6 diy festival caffeine hours, rog factory, ljubljana, slo
6/5-20/6 city museum virovitica – femicomix show + 5 workshops
29-30/4 ukmukfukk comic festivalbudapest, hungary
20-23/4 ratata! comic festivamacerata, it
22/4 fijuk fair, greta galleryzagreb
23/12-20/1 femicomix show, cvajner gallery, pula 

2016

10/09 femicomix show, beđomatik workshop/ strip salon, fabrika / novi sad, serbia
29/07-02/08/ femicomix show, beđomatik workshop / nigdjezemska, zadar
30-31/0. femicomix show/ altcom festival / malmo, sweden
30/06/2016 caffeine hours fair/ rog factory / ljubljana, slovenia
23.-26/06/2016 crack festival/ rome, it
/ komikaze femicomix tour:
06/05-20/06 femicomix show, beđomatik workshop/ le garage l./ forcalquier, france
30/04-01/05 feira morta festival / lisabon, portugal
29/04 femicomix show, mask workshop/ oficina arara/ porto, portugal
23-24/04 rebel rebel festival/ marseilles, francuska

2015
24-25/10 permacomix workshop, zmag, vukomerić
22/9-19/10 femicomix show, beđomatik workshop / kino šiška, mesto žensk, ljubljana/ slo
11/9-1/10 nova gallery, zagreb / komikaze – comixconnection
17-19/4 beđomatik workshop / ohoho! festival, akc medika, zagreb
21-28/6 femicomix, workshops / crack festival / akc forte prenestino, rome/ it
15-22/8 femicomix show, beđomatik workshop, pula

2014
12-13/12 komikaze show / 8th strip salon, novi sad, serbia
22/8 komikaze show, workshop exquisite corpses/ fort turtian/ pula
30/07- 3/8 komikaze show, workshop, tolmin/ sotočje, slo
14/6 komikaze show / akc pekarna/ maribor, slo
17-19/4 komikaze show, stand / strip festival ohoho! / akc medika/ zg
29/3 komikaze populi show / karlo rojc, pula
8/3. promotion of the web magazine zombi proleter/ akc medika, zg

2013
3/8-11/8 komikaze show / galerica, makarska
18-25/7 komikaze show, graffiti workshop / comic festival goodbye ears/ villa kuriosum, berlin, germany
20-23/6 komikaze show, graffiti workshop / strip festival crack, rome, it
26/5-2/6 komikaze show, stand / comic salon, minhen, ge
18-20/4 komikaze show, workshop / ohoho! comic festival / medika, zg
15-17/3 komikaze show, stand/ leipzig / the millioner’s club

2012
28-30/9 komikaze show, stand / festival croatie, la voici / rotonda/ paris / fr
21/6-24/6 komikaze show, stand / festival crack /rome, it
7/6-7/7 komikaze show, stand / comic festival erlangen,ge
5/5-28/5 komikaze show, stand / ranville, caen, france
8/3 komikaze vs blumenfresser show / komikaze presents: miro župa / sc, zagreb
6/3 komikaze show/ gjuro 2, zagreb
7-9/11 komikaze show, stand / strip festival altcom/ malmo, swe

2011
20-22/1 stand / velesajam kulture / studentski centar/ zagreb
27/1 – 31/1 stand / strip festival / angouleme/ fr
1-4/6 komikaze show, stand / strip festival ligatura, poznan/ po
9-13/6 komikaze show/ knez mihajlo street + flu gallery / strip festival novo doba/ workshop participants: attila turk, boris stanić, ivana armanini, anna ehrlemark, miroslav lazendić, belgrade
16-19/6 komikaze show, workshop / strip festival crack – rome/ it
27/6-3/7 komikaze show, workshop / škver art festival/ mali lošinj

2010
7/1 komikaze show, workshop / comic gallery & club floating world/ portland/ usa
28/1– 31/1 komikaze show, stand / comic festival angouleme/ fr
5-8/3 komikaze show, workshop / feministic & queer festival rdeče zore/ ljubljana/ slo
17/4 komikaze show, silkscreen print workshop / komikaze, turbocomix & fanzin ceger/ sc / cro
8-9/5 comic workshop tobogan + comic lesson + komikaze webzine, moca, zg
26/5 komikaze show, workshop / varšavska street, zg
9-13/6 komikaze show, workshop / comic festival novo doba, belgrade/ rs
19-24/6 komikaze show, workshop / comic festival crack, rome/ it
27/6-3/7 komikaze show, workshop / festival škver, mali lošinj/ cro
9-13/6 komikaze show, workshop / comic festival novo doba, belgrade/ rs
19-24/6 komikaze show, workshop / comic festival crack, rome/ it
27/6-3/7 komikaze show, workshop / festival škver, mali lošinj/ cro

2009
29/1– 1/2 komikaze competition / comic festival angoulemeangouleme/ fr
31/1 komikaze show, workshop / akc medika/ zg
18-19/4 komikaze stand, presentation /  portland/ usa
26-29/4 komikaze show, workshop / ljubljana/ slo
8/5 komikaze lesson: comic is not an item / umas, split
21-24/5 komikaze show, workshop & stand / mafest strip festival + club rokatanski / makarska
3-30/6 festival kičma/ rijeka
12-14/6 komikaze show, grafitti workshop / akc medika/ clubture fest/ zg
18-21/6 komikaze show, grafitti workshop / crack stripfestival/ rome/ it
27/7-1/8 komikaze stand, grafitti workshop / motovun film festival
9/11 komikaze stand / biennale of indie illustration / ljubljana/ slo

2008
2/10. exhibition on the margins: new comics from croatia and serbia, portland/ sad
25-26/7 komikaze show, workshop of exquisite corpse / hospital / makarska
17/8- 17/9 komikaze show, workshop & stand / imotski / yuma factory / dogana club/ guest: lina rica
7-14/8 komikaze show, workshop & stand / jelsa, hvar/ dalmacijaland gallery/ guests: lina rica, vančo rebac
19–22/6 komikaze show, workshop & stand / crack festival / rome / it
7-8/6 komikaze stand / mocca art festival/ ny, usa
31/5 komikaze show, workshop & stand / cabinet of miracules / guests: igor hofbauer, anna ehrlemark/ zg
19/3-23/3 komikaze show, workshop & stand / squot minibar/ friedrichshain, berlin, germany
11-14 silkscreen workshop / komikaze / org: tonto / turbocomix / le dernier cri, graz, austria
9/2 komikaze show, workshop & stand / akc garaže / vrbovec/ guests: igor hofbauer, lina rica, ben, anna ehrlemark, joanna marcade
24-27/1 stand angouleme comic festival / france
17-19/1 komikaze show, workshop & stand / sarajevo/ (a)jeto! festival/ bih

2007
6-11/9 komikaze show & workshop / sarajevo/ pichwise festival / guest: anna ehrlemark
2-3/8 komikaze show & workshop /  jelsa / hvar island / dalmacijaland / guests: damir steinfl, lina rica, vančo rebac
28-29/7 komikaze show & workshop / pula/ monumenti / festival viva la pola! / guests: marko marković, marko vojnić gin, lina rica, ben, ana franjić, lovro lapuh, tonka maleković, maja gujinović, emil jurcan, goran cvek, …
24-27/5 komikaze show & workshop sexymaja / opatija/ guests: anna ehrlemark, igor hofbauer hof, dunja janković, damir steinfl
– komikaze show & workshop / mafest / makarska/ guests: lina rica, vančo rebac
– komikaze show & workshop femzine / festival vox feminae / guests: dalibor barić, lina rica, igor hofbauer / zagreb
7/4 komikaze show & workshop / streetzin br.1 / zg
21/4 komikaze show & workshop of fanzine beli majmun, pančevo/ rs
– komikaze workshop / bac / guests: anna ehrlemark, igor hofbauer
7/3-4/03 komikaze stand / moje tvoje naše fair, rijeka
28/2 komikaze block of 40pg / kaos magazine / ff, zagreb

2006
13-18/11 komikaze show & workshop / festival du monde aux balkans / grenoble, france/ guest: anna ehrlemark, sweden
– komikaze show & workshop / feministic festival pitchwise / sarajevo, bih/ guests: lina rica, anna ehrlemark, maja gujinović
– komikaze show & workshop / orlando, dubrovnik / guests: dunja janković, damir steinfl
– komikaze show & workshop / exit festival, novi sad/ rs/ guests: dunja janković, lina rica, vančo rebac, maja gujinović, josip bolonić
– komikaze show & workshop of fanzine quisisana/ opatija
– komikaze show & workshop of fanzine queermama/ klub mama, zg
– komikaze show & tribune / centro sociale/ ravenna, it
– komikaze show & workshop / škuc, ljubljana/ slo/ guests: bruno pogačnik aka puma 34, emil jurcan, goran cvek, vančo rebac, dunja janković
– komikaze stand / strip festival angouleme/ fr

2005
– komikaze show & workshop of fanzine circus (stories by d. harms) studentski centar, zagreb
– komikaze show & workshop of murals / the factory, šubićeva, zagreb
– izložba, radionica murala, monumenti/ katarina, pula
– komikaze show & workshop / strip festival grrr! pančevo/ rs
– komikaze show & workshop / beoograd – zrenjanin/ rs
– komikaze show & workshop / feministic festival rdeče zore/ ljubljana/ slo

2004
11/12 komikaze show & concert / klub udruge forum mladih/ udruga gokul, mraz (zabok) + forum mladih (pregrada)/ guest band: mandelbrotset, zadar
10/12 komikaze show & concert / križevci/ udruga kvark/ klub safehouse + infoshop kvark/ guest band: mandelbrotset, zadar
8/12 komikaze show & concert / vila kiseljak, skvot knežija, zg / guest: dani kavaš/ slo
3-6/12 komikaze workshop / biankinijeva, zg / guests: aleksandar opačić, danijel savović/ rs
29-2/12 komikaze show & workshop of fanzine šikaze/ šibenik, klub mladih šibenik/ guests: aleksandar opačić, danijel savović/ rs
17-25/10 komikaze graffiti workshop / pula / project krojcberg, udruga distorzija/ otompotom/ ex kasarna k. rojc / guests: wostok (vršac), jarmila sabo (kovačica)
11-15/8 komikaze show & workshop / pula, udruga metamedia/ guests: ivan mitrevski, matej de cecco/ slo
3-6/8 komikaze show & workshop of fanzine / festival zadar snova, zadar/ gosti: koco – matej kocjan, andrea kladnik, slo
21-26/6 komikaze show & workshop / tabor film festivalu/ udruga gokul, veliki tabor/ guests: aleksandar opačić, josip bolonić
15-17/6 komikaze show & workshop of fanzine / udruga zvuk, zadar
2-3/6 komikaze show & workshop of fanzine / klub bum, buzet/ guest: miroslav lazendić, rs
30-1/6 komikaze show & workshop of fanzine / klub i / poreč/ gost: miroslav lazendić, rs
25.5. komikaze show / festival of alternative theatre faki / klub gjuro, klub melin, zg
17-19/5 komikaze show & workshop of fanzine skvot!kaze, vukovar/ squot / guest: jurica starešinčić
23-25/4 komikaze show & workshop of fanzine kvarkomikaze, križevci/ kvark/ guests: dunja janković + band ig luigi
2-3/4 komikaze show & workshop of fanzine bukomikaze, bjelovar/ guests: dunja janković + band ig luigi
1-5/3 komikaze show & workshop of fanzine, booksa-zg/ guests: lazar bodroža, dunja janković, skamfak, jurica starešinčić, gaz,…
7/2 nova gallery, zg/ group show – clubture
27/2 komikaze show / galerija močvara, zg/ guests: jasna bilušić (jazz), dj mimimimi

2003
– k&k – komikaze & kosmoplovci (studiostrip)/ workshop barić (rs)/ don: clubture, iod-hr / guests: lazar bodroža, radovan popović, aleksandar opačić, vuk palibrk, wostok, danijel savović, seljak – belgrade, serbia
– komikaze show & workshop / monte paradiso, pula/ guests: dunja janković, bend ig luigi
– komikaze show & concert / lamparna, labin/ guests: dunja janković, bend ig luigi
– komikaze show / klub ghetto/ split
21.12. komikaze show & workshop / akt čakovec/ guests: dunja janković + band ig luigi
– komikaze show & concert ig luigi / klub spirit, rijeka/ guests: dunja janković + band ig luigi
– Komikaze October Tour / guests: dunja janković, radovan popović, aleksandar opačić + band ig luigi
– komikaze show, workshop & concert of ig luigi / academia club / bg
– komikaze show, workshop & concert of ig luigi / city theatre / šabac
– komikaze show, workshop & concert of ig luigi / comic festival grrr! /pančevo
18/9-1/10 komikaze show & fanzines workshop: stripkrampus / showroom, nova gallery / guests: radovan popović, aleksandar opačić/ rs
28-1/8 komikaze show & fanzines workshop: stripkrampus / comic festival, palić / subotica, rs
6-12/8 komikaze show & fanzines workshop / exkasarna k. rojc, pula/ komikaze & kosmoplovci / guest: radovan popović, aleksandar opačić / rs
4-18/7 komikaze show & fanzines workshop: skvotikaze, veronika / veliki tabor/ guests: maja veselinović, dunja janković
20/6-1/7 komikaze show / klub access, sarajevo – bih/ guests: ivan košutić, dunja janković)
9/05-26/05 komikaze show & workshops / machine de lire gallery + tnt club + utopia gallery, bordeaux – france/ guests: igor hofbauer, dunja janković, vančo rebac
22/04 komikaze show & workshop / festival refrakt/ dom omladine, belgrade/ rs
18/3-17/4 komikaze show / kuglana 2, koprivnica
19/04 komikaze show / alternative institut, mostar/ bih
16/02 komikaze show/ split, dom omladine
10/2 komikaze show & workshop / metamedia club / pula, karlo rojc kasarna
5/2 zagreb, močvara/ guest: aleksandar zograf (moderator: mario kovač)

2002
6/11-3/12 komikaze show zagreb, močvara gallery / guests: max andersson, lars sunneson, helena ahonnen/ sweden – germany)
1-5/9 vis island, samogor/ litkon
6-15/8 otok club, lazareti/ komikaze show & fanzine workshop: stripburek & komikaze / guests: igor prassel, ivan mitrevski, stripburger/ slovenia; jacek fras/ poland; simon vučković/ monte negro), dubrovnik
1-5/8 komikaze show / hc punk festival monte paradiso, pula
25/5 komikaze show / akc attack, zagreb