The Zvono Award

The ZVONO Award 2020 – Jury Members

Ana Dević, Curator, What, How and from Whom/WHW, Zagreb


Ana Dević is a curator based in Zagreb. She is a member of curatorial collective What, How and from Whom/WHW formed in 1999 and based in Zagreb, Vienna and Berlin. Its members are Ivet Ćurlin, Ana Dević, Nataša Ilić and Sabina Sabolović, and designer and publicist Dejan Kršić. Since 2003 WHW collective has been running the program of Gallery Nova, a city-owned gallery in Zagreb. WHW launched in 2018 a new international study program for emerging artists WHW Akademija based in Zagreb https://akademija.whw.hr/.

In 2019 members of WHW Ivet Ćurlin, Nataša Ilić and Sabina Sabolović were appointed as artistic directors of Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, WHW collective activities continue in Zagreb led by Ana Dević.

With WHW she co-curated numerous exhibitions, such as: Collective Creativity, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, 2005; What keeps mankind alive?; 11th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, 2009, One Needs to Live Self-Confidently…Watching, Croatian pavilion at 54th Venice Biennial, 2011; and in recent years she co-curated Everything we see could also be otherwise (My Sweet Little Lamb), The Showroom, London, 2017; On the Shoulders of Fallen Giants, 2nd Industrial Art Biennial, Istria. Recently, she curated the exhibition Drei Tage bis zum Ende der Kunst at the Gallery Nova, Zagreb with artists of WHW Akademija 2019/20.