Masterclass : Igor Grubić
Igor Grubić (b. 1969, Zagreb) work includes site-specific interventions in public spaces, photography, and film. Since 2000 he is also working as a producer and author of documentaries, TV reportages and socially committed commercials. He represented Croatia at the 58th Venice Biennale.
His interventions into public space, along with video works explore past and present political situations while cutting through the fabric of reality. Grubić’s critical, socio-politically committed practice is characterised by the long-term engagement and investment into the subjects he chooses to work with. From the in-depth exploration of the fate of historical monuments and the demise of industry, to examination of the predicament of minority communities, his projects unfold over several years of research and grassroots, personal relationships. Though grounded in the documentary tradition, Grubić’s work in photography and film is characterized by an affective and empathic approach, which is deeply humane and often poetic.