She was commended by the University in the academic years 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2016/2017. She was awarded, as a team member, the Rector’s Award for the opera Agrippina by G.F.Händel, a joint project by the students of the University of Zagreb and the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb in 2016. She won the prize for the best work of art at Kulturoš exhibition in Čakovec in 2018. She was awarded Erste Bank’s scholarship within Erste Fragment 13 in Zagreb in 2017. She has been running numerous educational programmes and interactive workshops, such as Relief Printmaking at the international symposium Happy Children at the Croatian Museu of Education in Zagreb. She’s currently employed as a teaching assistant for graphic art at the Academy of Applied Arts of University of Rijeka.
Ivana Bajcer – video "Rinse", stills, 3:40min, 2017
Young artist Ivana Bajcer is induced to act by feelings emerging from different situations. Exploring the totality of a human as a cosmic being, starting from the own position of a woman artist, Ivana has clearly interpreted and expressed every inconvenience and injustice she has felt in her works.
In the video work "Rinse", the artist soaked in all emotions, like a cloth. The good and the bad, but also the totally useless and utterly negative.
Along her artistic academic schooling she soaked in a whole lot of various prejudices on women, women artists, success and career.
Such notes in her mind, like the one that her fate is in the hands of the others, instilled a fight with herself.
The rite of rinsing the words carved in her young mind with water signifies the new beginning and new opportunities the artist now faces released from the bad thoughts and prejudices.