Croatian artist Tomo Savić-Gecan is exhibiting at the Sculpture Garden Biennale, which will be held from June 12 to September 30, 2020 at three locations in the center of Geneva (Park des Eaux-Vives, Park La Grange and Quai Gustave-Ador). The second edition of Sculpture Garden, organized by artgenève in collaboration with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art MAMCO and the City of Geneva, presents about thirty art projects, mostly new productions created for the Bienniale. The curator of Sculpture Garden is Balthazar Lovay, the former director of the Fri Art Kunsthalle in Fribourg, Switzerland.
Tomo Savić-Gecan will exhibit two works – a new production created for the Biennale and a work that is the result of his one-month residency at CERN, realized in 2017 in cooperation with Arts at CERN, KONTEJNER and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia. The work Untitled 2020 will connect the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art MAMCO with public city space. By collecting data of daily visitors to MAMCO, the work will directly affect changes in the light intensity of one public light at the entrance to the Park des Eaux-Vives during the Biennale. In the form of a minimalist intervention on the wall, the work Untitled 2018 will be exhibited in the permanent exhibition of MAMCO. The presentation of works at the Sculpture Garden Biennale is realized within the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and with the support of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Croatia to the United Nations, Office in Geneva, with production support by KONTEJNER.
Tomo Savić-Gecan is a conceptual artist who explores communication and interaction in his works, often using subtle spatial transformation and unusual relationships between time and space. The invisible, the absent, and emptiness are fundamental themes of his works. He has exhibited in numerous Croatian and international galleries and museums such as Kunsthalle Basel, PS1 New York, Kunsthalle Fridericianum (Kassel), De Appel (Amsterdam), Apexart (New York), Witte de With (Rotterdam), Jeu de Paume (Paris), Kunsthalle Bergen and has participated in major international events including Manifesta, the Venice Biennale and the Taipei Biennale. He is the winner of the prestigious ACCELERATE Croatia Award, which enabled him to work in the world's leading laboratory for particle physics, CERN. In March 2020, his first retrospective exhibition opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb.