Nomad is a long-term platform that focuses on production, presentation and promotion of artists tackling various processes and effects of transition. Nomad was established in Zagreb by cultural manager Vanja Žanko in order to investigate strategies of care in all insecure living and working conditions of artists. It is committed to long-term development of art system in Croatia and in Central and Eastern Europe with different actors and partners from public and private sectors.
Nomad is investigating and developing tailored policies individually with artists based on an understanding of their demands, to enable them development of careers in efficient and enjoyable ways. In broader context, it keeps developing methods and tools that visual artists in transitional and post-transitional economies need.
Nomad facilitates flexible, collaborative and temporary network of art institutions, professionals and philantropists, who appreciate cross-disciplinary exchange, reciprocal codependence, cooperation and creativity of everyone involved. In this way, artists' needs meet with interests of different stake-holders in the art world.
Nomad is growing with this sector, understanding the current possibilities, rethinking the context with every new step and creating new strategies for better future for all participating stake-holders.
Nomad collaborates with artists Yane Calovski & Hristina Ivanoska, Jasmina Cibic, Igor Eškinja, Kristian Kožul, Zlatan Vehabović and Damir Žižić. All artists on the list come from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, whilst building impressive international careers. They exhibited at the Venice Biennial, Manifesta, Museum of Contemporary Art Ljubljana, Belgrade and Zagreb, Ludwig Museum Budapest, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka, Casino Luxembourg, Musée d'art Contemporain du Val-de Marne, Camera Austria Graz, Kunstforum Vienna, among others.
Nomad is open to exchanging projects institutions and individiduals that support artists from all over the world, dealing with these questions in their practice.