SANJA STAR (Croatia) is a multimedia artist based in Berlin since 2015, working at the intersection of time-based media and digital art, performance and improvisation.
She has a background in fine arts and graphic design and through her practice offers reflections on the perception of reality – particularly in relation to the boundaries between physical and esoteric, human and alien, self and otherness and notions of time. Her work is a contemporary and playful mix of media art and 3D animation. Through limited but vibrant color palettes and mesmerizing abstract shapes, she explores and harnesses our perception of depth and movement. Her passion for art, music, quantum physics and her curiosity led her on the path of a constantly evolving visual language.
Star collaborates with musicians, whether in a concert setting or music videos and art films, calling her artistic involvement "sonic illustration" - a unique process of visual interpretation of sound frequencies. She has performed at the 31st Zagreb Music Biennale, 6th Silk Road International Art Festival Xi'an China, CTM Vorspiel Festival, LPM Festival Italy, Audioart Festival, Porgy & Bess Austria, Multiversal Festival Berlin, Hošek Contemporary, Kunstfabrik Schlot (…) with contemporary musicians Rieko Okuda, Ute Wassermann, Grgur Savic, Richard Scott, Samuel Hall, Tomomi Adachi, Isabel Rößler, Yorgos Dimitriadis, Emilio Gordoa, Marina Džukljev, Bojan Krhlanko, Chris Hill, Antti Virtaranta, Daniel Craig, Sofia Borges, Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, Sem Forma Fabiola and contemporary dancers Sveta Bird and Daniel Dragoescu. From 2015 she took part in numerous group exhibitions in Croatia, Spain, Germany, Great Britain and Italy. In 2019, she illustrated and produced a few hundred postcards every month – and distributed them all over Berlin, for her personal year-long project Berliner Postcards. Postcards were free for Berliners and tourists.
She is part of audio-visual research and collaboration art project Pitch Shifting together with composer, soundist and improviser Grgur Savic.