Fokus Grupa is an artist collective based in Rijeka, Croatia. Borrowing their name from a contested research method, used equally for independant research as for PR purposes they point to the social, economical and political frames of the art field. Their practice is collaborative and interdisciplinary, and they work across art, design and curating. Fokus Grupa concentrate on the relations between art and its public manifestations, in terms of working culture, aesthetics, and social and economic exchange values. Their work investigates the inherent power structures of the art-system. To this effect, they explore its economic, spatial and legal implementations. The collective tries to expand the boundaries of their artwork, using printed matter, films and installations, works on paper, discussions, workshops and texts.
They have exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Zagreb, Rijeka, Ljubljana, Vienna, Rome, Madrid, New York, Budapest, Bratislava, Moscow and Belgrade. They participated in several international festivals, workshops and conferences, and artistic residences in Helsinki, Genoa, Paris, Seoul, Zagreb and Dessau.