Helena K.

Tilburg, The Netherlands

Helena Klakocar- Vuksic. graphic novelist, illustrator, concept designer. Garaphic novels published in books: Passage en Douce, Freon, Bruxelles, Be, '99. Awarded with "Alpha –Art award" for best book of an artist stranger on the Festival de BD Angouleme, France. This book is translated in Croatian, Slovenian, Italian. Comic picture book for children : "Veliko potovanje”, Slovenia Recent work: "Moisture, Frost and Salt" project publications : "Work in Progress" (pilot, 2011) and "MFS, No 1" (2013) My graphic novels and comics appeared in many comic and literature magazines, group publications, on line graphic novel projects and books: - international comic magazine Stripburger (Ljubljana, Si) , - special publication “WAR”, Stripburger, Slovenie - literature magazine “REC” ,Beograd, Serbia, - “Slovenian classics”’, magazine Mladina, Ljubljana, Si, - “Anthology of Croatian comic authors”, Croatia, - ”Women comic authors” , Croatia. - Platform Spartak: COMIXIADE, European narratives - http://www.comixiade.org/site/archive/Provocator.htm - “Russian avant-garde”, collection of comics, Elektrika, Pancevo, Serbia 2013 AWARDS and foundations : '99 1st award for scenography Wereldwijd festival, Humanitas, NL 2000 -Award Alpha –Art for best book of a artist stranger (for “Passage en douce”), Festival de BD Angouleme, Fr -Award radio station France Info (for Passage en douce), Fr 2001 -“1st award for illustration”, Stichting Tussen Hemel en Aarde, NL 2002 - work stipendium Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL 2003 -stipendium Centre du Livre, Paris, FR 2010 - work stipendium Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam,NL 1986-89 Advice board member , Gallery SC , Zagreb 1990-91 Art director, Gallery SC, Zagreb 1991- Independent artist, free lancer Commissions: -Zagreb film, Croatia (artistic and commercial animation films), -TIWOS , Tilburg, -Segreteria di Presidenza e Direzione, Confindustria Lecce, Italy Side activities: 2001 –lecture on “The picture which was never taken”, Helsinki, Finland 2002 –guest artist Solitude, one month stipendium, Germany 2000 - 2013 -Leading many workshops for children and adults 2012 guest on the “International meeting: Migrations on Mediterranean” EDUCATION: Academy of visual arts (graphic department), Zagreb, Croatia Beeldende kunst Academie (film animation, painting), Tilburg, Holland