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Tihana Mikša Perković was born 16 December 1972 in Zagreb. In 1997 she graduated from the Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, Department of Textile and Clothing Design. After that, she attended private school Start for a year.  

During her studies she participated successfully in international competitions such as Smirnoff Fashion Awards 1995 (Gorizia, Italy), and JOBIS 1995 and 1996. In 1996 she won scholarship for German company Jobis where she spends two month.

In 1997 she became a member of the Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts (ULUPUH), Department for Fashion Design, and participated in numerous exhibitions.

In 2002 she became a member of the Croatian Freelance Artists Association (HZSU), and in 2011 member of the Croatian Designer Society (HDD).

In 1999 she won Heruc-Profokus-Mila competition, and visited PREMIERE VISION PARIS.

In the period from 2004 to 2006 under the auspices of designers quintuplet Mustre presenting her collections at numerous fashion shows. In 2005 she won a Manda award at Zagreb Fashion Week.

From 2003 to 2007 she cooperated with Mozaik knjiga publishers as an illustrator on children magazine Prvi izbor editions. She has also been successfully cooperating with the Profil International since 2005 as an illustrator of school editions, at workshops and as a designer of costume-puppets for presentation purposes. In 2005, she was listed in the Catalogue of Croatian Illustrators. 

In the period from 1999 to 2000 she worked as an assistant on various projects with designer Goran Lelas, e.g. sports collection for Naturino, and as assistant costumographer for opera Aida in Shanghai, China, directed by Krešimir Dolenčić, with the greatest ensamble of 2000 people. 

She cooperates with Traditional Wool Treatment Center (sponsored by the Council of Europe) in Mrkopalj (Croatia) as an expert assistant and with the Center for Creative Alternatives through the program for psychosocial assistance to persons confronted with difficult life crises.

Since 2009 she has been a member of the Department for Applied Painting, Illustration, Cartoons, Comic Book and Animated Film, and the Department for Toys and Puppets Design of the ULUPUH.

Continuously exhibits as a member of Department for Toys and Puppets Design of the ULUPUH in a group exhibition Tracking a puppet in Zagreb, Rijeka, Varaždin, Ljubljana, Osijek..

 

In 2010 she completed her (MA) graduate study of Textile and Fashion Design, Textile Design Module, at the Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb.

In 2011 participated on the international workshop of inclusive design Extra/ordinary design as a member of textile team organized by British Council Croatia, Croatian designers association, and the School of design, Faculty of architecture, University of Zagreb, in co-operation with Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art, London.

She was working for 8 years at the Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, Department of Textile and Clothing Design.

While working for the Faculty, she mentored and coordinated competition Our Beautiful Sava River for the students of the Faculty for Textile Technology, in cooperation with Coca-Cola Croatia. She was also among mentors of workshop and exhibition Exploration of the White – Behind the Visible.

In 2012, in Zagreb, she did her standalone exhibition titled Bauhaus Dances, and again in Šibenik, in 2014.

She occasionally collaborates with a non-profit organization Cenzura plus (organization for promoting human rights and media freedom) as a leader of workshops on making prototypes and textile samples using various techniques.

Under the aegis of HDD she holds elementary school workshops titled Designer ABC Book – Reweave, dealing with basket-making.

In cooperation with CKI Maksimir and elementary schools from Zagreb, she occasionally holds theme workshops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

FASHION SHOWS

 

1995 

³ SIFA – SMIRNOFF INTERNATIONAL FASHION AWARDS (ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ MITTELMODA-PREMIO (GORIZIA, ITALY)

³ JOBIS '95 (ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

1996 

³ JOBIS '96 (ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ FASHION NEWS – FALL/WINTER 96/97 (OPATIJA, CROATIA)

 

1999

³ FASHION DESIGN COMPETITION HERUC-PROFOKUS-MILA (ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

 

 

FROM 2004-2006 SHE WORKED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF DESIGNERS QUINTUPLET MUSTRE PRESENTING HER COLLECTION AT:

 

2004

³ FASHION WEEK - FALL/WINTER 2004 (ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

2005

³ AUDI FASHION WEEK - SPRING/SUMMER 2005 (ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ COCA-COLA LIGHT FASHION WEEK - FALL/WINTER 2005 (ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

2006

³ FASHION CLOSET FASHION SHOW (ZAGREB PUPPET THEATRE, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ FASHION WEEKEND (ZADAR, CROATIA)

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

1996

³ 24TH YOUTH SALON (HDLU GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ 31ST ZAGREB SALON (KLOVIĆEVI DVORI GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

1997

³EXHIBITIONWITHTHESUBJECTOFOLDCRAFTS (GALLERY ULUPUH, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

 

1998

³ 25TH YOUTH SALON (HDLU GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

1999

³ EXHIBITION VISIONS-2000 (GALLERY ULUPUH, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

2002

³ 37TH ZAGREB SALON (ART PAVILION IN ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

2004                                                                                                                 

³ PARTICIPATED IN THE EXHIBITION OF CROATIAN CHILD AND YOUTH ILLUSTRATIONS AT INTERLIBER FAIR (ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

2005

³EXHIBITION OF CLOTHES WITH ILLUSTRATIONS(GALLERY ULUPUH, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

2008

³ EXHIBITION A SKETCH FOR A MODEL (GALLERY ULUPUH, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ CREATEUROPE: THE FASHION ACADEMY AWARD (ZAGREB PUPPET THEATRE, ZAGREB, ORGANIZED BY GOETHE INSTITUTE)

³ EXHIBITED AS A GUEST AT FROZEN TRADITION( GALLERY OF MATICA HRVATSKA, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

2009

³ EXHIBITION VISIONS-RED (GALLERY ULUPUH, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ EXHIBITION NEW MEMBERS OF THE ULUPUH 2009 – DEPARTMENT FOR APPLIED PAINTING, ILLUSTRATION, CARTOONS, COMIC BOOK AND ANIMATED FILM, and DEPARTMENT FOR TOYS AND PUPPETS DESIGN (ULUPUH GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

2010

³ EXHIBITION A DAY FOR A PUPPET DAY (AKC MEDIKA, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ 13TH INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF TAPESTRY, (LODZ, POLAND)

³ EXHIBITION TRACKING A PUPPET – 43RD INTERNATIONAL PUPPET THEATRE FESTIVAL - PIF (MCUK – INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR CULTURAL SERVICES, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ EXHIBITION PUPPETS IN THE LIBRARY (PUBLIC LIBRARY ANTE KOVAČIĆA, ZAPREŠIĆ, CROATIA)

³ FASHION CLOSET: EXHIBITION OF STUDENTS OF THE FACULTY OF TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY, ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS AND GUESTS (DESIGN CENTER, CROATIAN CHAMBER OF ECONOMY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ FASHION CLOSET: EXHIBITION SHOP-WINDOW UNDER CONTSTRUCTION, (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ EXHIBITION AND WORKSHOP ON THE OCCASION OF CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF ULUPUH 1950-2010 - CROATIAN ASSOCIATION OF ARTISTS OF APPLIED ARTS (ULUPUH GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

2011

³ EXHIBITION TRACKING A PUPPET (ULUPUH GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ EXHIBITION EXTRA/ORDINARY DESIGN, EXHIBITION OF PROTOTYPES MADE AT INTERNATIONAL INCLUSIVE DESIGN WORKSHOP, HELD MARCH 2011,(HDD GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

 

 

³ SOLO EXHIBITION BAUHAUS DANCES – FASHION DESIGN EXHIBITION, (ULUPUH GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

³ EXHIBITION TRACKING A PUPPET – 16TH PUPPET THEATRE REVUE RIJEKA (PUBLIC PUPPET THEATRE RIJEKA, CROATIA)

³ EXHIBITION CHRISTMAS TREE SUPERSTORE (HDD GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ EXHIBITION OF WORKS FOR COMPETITION FROM A BANNER TO FASHION ACCESSORY, WITHIN THE ARTOMAT FAIR (HDLU GALLERY, ZAGREB)

 

2012

³ EXHIBITION EXTRA/ORDINARY DESIGN, SELLING EXHIBITION OF PRODUCTS MADE AT INTERNATIONAL INCLUSIVE DESIGN WORKSHOP, HELD MARCH 2011(HDD GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ EXHIBITION TRACKING A PUPPET (VARAŽDIN CITY MUSEUM, HERZER PALACE, VARAŽDIN, CROATIA)

³ EXHIBITION OF COLLECTION OF PROTECTIVE FASHION ACCESSORIES AS A PART OF DISSEMINATION CONFERENCE T-POT PROJECT

³ EXHIBITION OF TEXTILE DESIGN – NO PUSSY BLUES (LIKUM STREET GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ EXHIBITION TRACKING A PUPPET – 52TH INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL ŠIBENIK (ŠIBENIK, CROATIA)

³ 4TH CROATIAN BIENNIAL OF ILLUSTRATION (KLOVIĆEVI DVORI GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ EXHIBITION TRACKING A PUPPET (11TH INTERNATIONAL PUPPET THEATRE FESTIVAL LUTKE 2012,LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA)

 

2013

³ EXHIBITION TRACKING A PUPPET24TH SLUK – CONFERENCE OF PUPPETEERS AND PUPPET THEATRES OF CROATIA (MUSEUM OF SLAVONIA OSIJEK/ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF OSIJEK, CROATIA)

 

 

³ SOLO EXHIBITION BAUHAUS DANCES – FASHION DESIGN EXHIBITION, (GALLERY OF ST. KRŠEVAN, ŠIBENIK, CROATIA)

 

2014

³ 5TH CROATIAN BIENNIAL OF ILLUSTRATION (KLOVIĆEVI DVORI GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ EXHIBITION OF CROATIAN DESIGN 1314 (MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ MONTH OF DESIGN LJUBLJANA 2014 / BRANDS & SIGNS EXHIBITION

(TISKARNA MLADINSKA KNJIGA, LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA)

 

 

2016

³SOLO EXHIBITION PAST...AT LAST FASHION DESIGN EXHIBITION(ULUPUH GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

 

³ DESIGN WEEK ZAGREB 2016 #tdzg (LAUBA, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ EXHIBITION MATERIA AND SHAPE – TEXTILE ON THE NEW FRONTIERS (CASTLE ELTZ, VUKOVAR, CROATIA)

³ EXHIBITION PAST...AT LAST, WITHIN PROJECT ILICA KULTURE

(ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

 

2017

³ EXHIBITION TAPESTRY OR NOT? (ULUPUH GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ EXHIBITION VISIONS – FASHION HYBRIDITY (ULUPUH GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³SOLO EXHIBITION PAST...AT LAST FASHION DESIGN EXHIBITION

(GALLERY OF ST. KRŠEVAN, ŠIBENIK, CROATIA)

 

 

 

 

THEATRE

 

1994

³ COSTUMOGRAPHY FOR AMATEUR THEATRE CENTER POZORNOSTI, (ŠMARJE, SLOVENIA)

 

1999

³ ASSISTANT COSTUMOGRAPHER IN ETHNO-BALLET STADE SUNCE ČUDO GLEDAJUĆI, CHOREOGRAPHER RAJKO PAVLIĆ (CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE, ZAGREB, CROATIA) 

 

2000

³ ASSISTANT COSTUMOGRAPHER IN OPERA AIDA,

DIRECTOR KREŠIMIR DOLENČIĆ (SHANGHAI, CHINA)

 

2002

³ AUTHOR OF PUPPETS FOR CHILDREN PLAY I DRVO JE BILO SRETNO (THE GIVING TREE), DIRECTOR RENE MEDVEŠEK (EXIT THEATRE, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

2006

³ AUTHOR AND CONSTRUCTOR OF FELT HATS IN SNOWHITE AND SEVEN DWARFS, DIRECTOR VERONIKA DURBEŠIĆ (THEATRE ŽAR PTICA, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

 

 

 

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

 

1997

³ ILLUSTRATIONS FOR A KINDERGARDEN (R. SLATINA, SLOVENIA)

 

2003-2007

³ PART-TIME JOB AS ILLUSTRATOR FOR CHILDREN MAGAZINE PRVI IZBOR, PUBLISHED BY MOZAIK KNJIGA

 

2004                                                                                                                 

³ PARTICIPATED IN THE EXHIBITION OF CROATIAN CHILD AND YOUTH ILLUSTRATIONS AT INTERLIBER FAIR (ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

2005

³ DESIGNED MODELS OF TEXTBOOK SET KORAK U SVIJET FOR NATURE AND SOCIETY FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (1ST-2ND GRADE), PUBLISHED BY PROFIL INTERNATIONAL d.o.o.

³ LISTED IN THE CATALOGUE OF CROATIAN ILLUSTRATIONS

 

2008-2009

³ ILLUSTRATED SRETNIM KORACIMA KROZ LEKTIRU (READING WORKBOOK FOR THE 1ST, 2ND, 3RD, AND 4TH GRADES), PUBLISHED BY PROFIL INTERNATIONAL d.o.o.

 

2012

³ 4.TH CROATIAN BIENNIAL OF ILLUSTRATION (KLOVIĆEVI DVORI GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

2014.

³ 5.TH CROATIAN BIENNIAL OF ILLUSTRATION (KLOVIĆEVI DVORI GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ EXHIBITION OF CROATIAN DESIGN 1314 (MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ MONTH OF DESIGN LJUBLJANA 2014 / BRANDS & SIGNS EXHIBITION

(TISKARNA MLADINSKA KNJIGA, LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA)

 

 

 

 

 

COSTUMES-PUPPETS

 

2005-2006

³ DESIGNED AND MADE COSTUME-PUPPETS AND GUIGNOL PUPPETS FOR THE 3RD GRADE TEXTBOOK HRVATSKA ČITANKA I JEZIK 3, PUBLISHED BY PROFIL INTERNATIONAL d.o.o.

 

³ MADE COSTUME-PUPPETS FOR TEXTBOOK SET KORAK U SVIJET FOR NATURE AND SOCIETY FOR 1ST-2ND GRADES, PUBLISHED BY PROFIL INTERNATIONAL d.o.o.

 

2009

³ MADE COSTUME-PUPPET RONNIE BASED ON BUILDING BLOCKS 1, ENGLISH TEXTBOOK FOR THE 1ST GRADE

 

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

2005

³ CHILDREN WORKSHOP FOR PRESCHOOLERS AND EARLY SHOOL AGE  (GALLERY ULUPUH, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

2010

³ PRESENTATION OF MULTIMEDIA READING MATERIALS PUBLISHED BY PROFIL INTERNATIONAL d.o.o.- WORKSHOP WITH THE SUBJECT PLESNA HALJINA ŽUTOG MASLAČKA, S. ŠKRINJARIĆ (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OTOK, DUGAVE, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

2011

³ CHILDREN WORKSHOP SCULPTURE IN PUBLIC SPACE (CKI MAKSIMIR AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VLADIMIR NAZOR, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

2013

³ CHILDREN WORKSHOP INTERVENTION AND SCULPTURE IN PUBLIC SPACE (CKI MAKSIMIR AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TIN UJEVIĆ, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ CHILDREN WORKSHOP SCULPTURE IN PUBLIC SPACE – HUMAN SUNDIAL (CKI MAKSIMIR AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REMETE, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ MENTORING AND COORDINATING COMPETITION TITLED OUR BEAUTIFUL SAVA RIVER, COOPERATION BETWEEN COCA-COLA CROATIA AND FACULTY OF TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY

 

2014

³ DESIGN WORKSHOP – PROTOTYPES AND TEXTILE PATTERNS (CENZURA PLUS ORGANIZATION FROM SPLIT, KNIN, CROATIA)

³ CHILDREN WORKSHOP DESIGNER ABC BOOK - REWEAVE (HDD GALLERY, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ WORKSHOP EXPLORATION OF THE WHITE – BEHIND THE VISIBLE, FOR STUDENTS FROM FACULTY OF TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY (GALLERY VLADIMIR NAZOR, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

³ DESIGN WORKSHOP – PROTOTYPES AND TEXTILE PATTERNSHAND WEAVING (CENZURA PLUS ORGANIZATION FROM SPLIT, GRAČAC, CROATIA)

³ CHILDREN WORKSHOP SCULPTURE IN PUBLIC SPACE – SPATIAL DRAWING (CKI MAKSIMIR AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VLADIMIR NAZOR, ZAGREB, CROATIA)

 

 

 

 

 

MISCALLENOUS

 

1996

³ 2-MONTH SCHOLARSHIP FOR GERMAN COMPANY JOBIS (BIELEFELD, GERMANY)

 

2011

³ PARTICIPATED IN INTERNATIONAL INCLUSIVE DESIGN WORKSHOP EXTRA/ORDINARY DESIGN, ORGANISED BY BRITISH COUNCIL CROATIA, CROATIAN DESIGNERS ASSOCIATION, AND THE SCHOOL OF DESIGN, FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB, IN CO-OPERATION WITH HELEN HAMLYN CENTRE, ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, LONDON

³ PARTICIPATED IN DAN D, INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DESIGN AS A MEMBER OF THE TEAM OF INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP EXTRA/ORDINARY DESIGN

³ CO-OPERATED WITH GRADO ZERO ESPACE LTD.(MONTELUPO, ITALY) AS A RESEARCHER WITHIN T-POT PROJECT, PROTECTIVE FISHING CLOTHING

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS

 

³ 1996 WON THE JOBIS COMPETITION IN '96, AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP AT GERMAN COMPANY JOBIS (BIELEFELD, GERMANY) 

³ 1999 WINNER OF HERUC-PROFOKUS-MILA COMPETITION

³ 2005 - MANDA AWARD WITH MUSTRE (AUDI FASHION WEEK spring/summer 2005)

³ 2011 - 1ST AWARD AT DAN D, INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DESIGN AS A MEMBER OF THE TEAM OF INTERNATIONAL INCLUSIVE DESIGN WORKSHOP  EXTRA/ORDINARY DESIGN

³ ALONG WITH NUMEROUS ARTICLES IN CROATIAN NEWSPAPERS, ONE OF HER MODELS WAS PUBLISHED IN ITALIAN VOGUE IN 1996