Patrizia Donà

Patrizia Donà was born in 1972 in Zagreb where she graduated at the Faculty of Philosophy’s Department of Art History and Ethnology. She graduated Fashion Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2006 and her final collection “Souvenirs d’ Enfance-La manufacture des Automates” was nominated for the Drempelprijs academy award.
Patrizia Donà currently lives and works between Amsterdam and Zagreb. She has focused her interest on redesigning ready made objects into series of wearable items, entitled “Objects to wear”. Hommage à Remington, first theme from the “Objects to wear” cycle, won a prize at 43rd Zagreb Salon in 2009.
She is a member of “Ulupuh” (The Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts).

Exhibitions & Projects
2012 Textil{e}tronics, Zagreb
2011 Fashion Wardrobe, participates as a guest, Zagreb
2011 Fashion HR. Industry; workshop leader of Ready made become ready to wear, Zagreb
2010 Mnemosyne-Theatre of Memories- performative presentation of fashion objects; project of Sonja Lebos, Zagreb
2010 Fashion week Maastricht- Fashionclash, Maastricht
2010 House of Orange: promotion of Dutch culture and art; project of Netherlands Embassy, Ottawa
2010 FAT: Alternative Arts and Fashion Week - Dressing Room Project, Toronto
2009 Dutch Design Week –Design Etalage Route, Eindhoven
2009 Fashionclash-Fashion week Maastricht + Kiki Niesten vitrine expo, Maastricht
2009 Dubrovnik Fashion week, Dubrovnik
2009 Red Light Design in collaboration with Droog Design & Atelier Ted Noten, Amsterdam
2008 Fashion Wardrobe, participates as a foreign guest, Zagreb
2007 Amsterdam International Fashion Week, expo “Objects to wear” at SPRMRKT, Amsterdam
2007 “Anziehend” expo at Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
2006 Shanghai Biennale, “Hyper Design” section, participates with collection” Souvenirs d’Enfance- La manufacture des Automates“, Shanghai

Solo exhibitions
2012 “Filigrane-robe de collant” , Gallery HDD, Zagreb
2012 “Objects to wear”, Salon Galic, Split
2012 “Objects to wear”, Gallery Ulupuh, Zagreb

Awards
2009 43. Zagreb Salon – one of the three equal value prizes
2006 “Drempelprijs” nomination for the graduation collection