Zen Contemporary Art Gallery was established in 2014 with the aim of better representation of the emerging, mid-career and established artists at the Croatian and international art scene with a goal of better cooperation with foreign art galleries, participation in international art fairs of contemporary art and organization of art exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.
The Gallery represents younger and mid-generation artists holding an academic degree and who are recognized for their work in Croatia and abroad. The works of selected artists incorporate the figurative elements of the traditional artistic heritage but the artists interpret them in a rather contemporary and individual manner, while remaining loyal to traditional media – painting and sculpture. Their works of art reflect the values of contemporary art which is being contemplated from a subjective standpoint, namely from various and rather individual points of view and considerations.
The Gallery is founded and run by Frankica Mitrović Mihić, independent curator and art historian who has a post-graduate degree in Business of Art from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. During her ten-year stay in New York she worked in P.S. 1, the oldest and largest organization in the United States devoted solely to the promotion of the contemporary art. She has organized several exhibitions of contemporary artists from New York and worked on one of the largest private art collections of contemporary art in the world. She has written many professional works and held a number of presentations of the contemporary art and artists.
As the curator and manager of Zen Contemporary Art Gallery she has organised a number of group and solo exhibitions both in Croatia and abroad and has participated at some Contemporary Art Fairs.