About me


Nikolina Šimunović was born on 9 September 1978 in Dubrovnik. In 1997, she finished Luka Sorkočević Art School in Dubrovnik. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, from which she graduated in 2003 in the class of Professor Zlatko Keser. She has been a member of the Croatian Association of Artists since 2004. In addition to painting, she has also been using a number of other art forms, techniques, and media, and applying them in illustrations, interior design and constructing various objects (sculptures, furniture, lighting fixtures etc.)

In collaboration with academically trained painter Ana Barbić Katičić, she has founded an art studio called Niana dedicated to interior design, designing and redesigning furniture and other home decor products. Since 2005, she has been working as an art teacher in Grof Janko Drašković elementary school in Zagreb. Since 2006, she has been working as an expert associate at Sirius, a center for psychological counseling, educational training and research.


1997 Zagreb, Slovenski dom
2002 Hvar, Loggia of the Palace Hotel
2003 Zagreb, Gallery of the Student Centre
2005, Dubrovnik, Klarisa Gallery
2006 Dubrovnik, Talir Gallery
2006 Zagreb, Public Open University, Cekao Gallery
2007 Zagreb, Kristofor Stanković Gallery
2007 Orebić, Maritime Museum
2007 Prague, Oliva Gallery (Ančić, Chaloupek)
2007 Prague, Paleta Gallery
2008 Dubrovnik, Talir Gallery
2010 Zagreb, French Institute Mediatheque (Ana Barbić Katičić)
2011 Split, University Gallery
2011 Blato, Brešan Gallery
2011 Milna, Brešan Gallery
2011 Dubrovnik, Sponza Palace Atrium
2012 Dubrovnik, Rixos Hotel
2012 Mljet-Goveđari, Stara Skula Gallery
2012 Novalja, Era Gallery
2012 Rijeka, Bruketa Gallery
2014 Šipan, Šipan Hotel
2014 Sisak, City Library
2016 Varaždin, Varaždin Gallery Centre
2017 Dubrovnik, Sponza Palace Atrium
2017 Zagreb, “Josip Račić” Studio of the Modern Gallery
2019 Dubrovnik , House of Marin Držić


2001 Zagreb, Annual Student Exhibition (Academy of Fine Arts), Gallery of the Student Centre
2001 Zagreb, My Impression of Te Passion, Mimara Studio
2001 Split, Annual Student Exhibition (Academy of Fine Arts), Salon Galić Gallery
2003 Zagreb, Triennial of Croatian Sculpture
2003 Volosko, International Art Colony
2004 Dubrovnik, Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik
2004 Zagreb, Public Open University
2005 Gospić, 40th Exhibition of Lika Art Annale
2007 Zaprešić
2008 Zagreb, Mimara, Pasionska baština association
2008 Samobor, watercolour on scaffolding
2009 Dubrovnik, Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik
2010 New York, Harvard Club
2011 San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, an exhibition by Dubrovnik painters
2011 New York, Broadway gallery
2011 Florence, Temporary Museum of Contemporary Art
2011 Ferrara, Castello di Estense
2014 Dubrovnik, Marin Držić Teatre – Sebastian Gallery, Saint Blaise in Contemporary Art
2014 Split, Brešan Gallery, FlorArt
2016 Ohrid, Grigor Parlichev Cultural Centre
2016 Split, Old City Hall, Dubrovnik Colourists
2019 Kranj, Gallery Layerjeva hiša, Festival KAOS
2019 Karlovac, Gallery Vjekoslav Karas
2019 Slavonski Brod
2019 Zagreb, Mimara museum

1999 Rector’s Award