ABOUT

Laura Mrkša is an Amsterdam based multidisciplinary designer. She received her MA in Product Design from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture, School of Design in 2016. She works in the fields of product, spatial and critical design, exploring social fixations that determine today’s (European) societies, such as consumerism, individualism, and materialism. The interplay of use-value in large scale projects and critical value in conceptual research constitutes a foundational theme in her practice, tying together the various fields of design she is active in.

Exhibitions

2019

WORKBENCH COLLECTION, The Playful Living, Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy

COMPREHENSIVE BLANK, Ein&Zwanzig – German Design Council, the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

CARRIER, The Shape of Water project, Triennale Design Museum, Riyhad, Saudi Arabia

2018

CARRIER, The Shape of Water project, Triennale Design Museum, Kuwait city, Kuwait

COMPREHENSIVE BLANK, Biannual exhibition of Croatian design 1718, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia

CARRIER, The Shape of Water project, Triennale Design Museum, Doha, Qatar

COMPREHENSIVE BLANK, Ein&Zwanzig – German Design Council, Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy

2017

POP_LUN, Piece of Zagreb, The 52nd Zagreb Salon of Applied Art and Design, Zagreb, Croatia

POP_LUN, Piece of Zagreb, Design District Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

2016

WORKBENCH, Young Balkan Designers, Mixer house, Beograd, Serbia

TEMPORAL MOTION LIGHT, The lights of the future, Croatian Designers Association, Zagreb, Croatia

KRUG_01, New memories, Mixer house, Beograd, Serbia

2015

BORDERS ARE NOT BARRIERS, D Day – international design festival, Zagreb, Croatia

CULINAE, Design week, Lauba – The house for people and art, Zagreb, Croatia

CLOUD, Design week, Lauba – The house for people and art, Zagreb, Croatia

2013

KISHLUS, D Day – national design festival, Gredelj, Zagreb, Croatia

Awards

2018

Ein&Zwanzig winner, COMPREHENSIVE BLANK

2017

first prize winner “Piece of Zagreb”, POP_LUN (group project)

2016

Young Balkan Designers winner, WORKBENCH

First round winner “New memories”, KRUG_01

2015

School of Design – special mention, BARS ARE NOT BARRIERS (group project)

D Day – third prize, BARS ARE NOT BARRIERS (group project)