The same year she received the Plate for Achievement from the University of Rijeka. She participated in 15th and 16th International Graphic Art Workshops in 2016 and 2017 on Architecture and History of the City of Celje, for which she was awarded a commendation for developing visual culture of youth. At the Winter Art Colony in Karlovac she ran an art workshop. During 2017, 2018 and 2019 she mentored the school students who won the awards at the Croatian and international art competitions in Slovenia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Romania, India, Belarus and Bulgaria.
Mateja Rusak – "Expose yourself", photograph print on canvas, 70x50cm, 2018
Mateja Rusak works in painting, graphics and photography. In the series of photographs "Expose yourself" she records the female nude as a symbol of freedom. As an outer wrapping the body protects our inside.
By listening closely to the body we learn to deal with it. Accepting own body and celebrating all its advantages and flaws we empower our identity and action.