Curriculum vitae

Croatian Artist and Designer, lives and works in Germany

1990 Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo, focus on graphic/painting with prof. Salim Obralic

1992 Interruption of the studys because of the Balcan war - Escape to Germany

1995 University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld
focus Visual Communication / Painting

1999 Diploma by Prof. Jochen Geilen

2001/02 study tour in Croatia

2002/04 Bielefeld University - scientific assistant, 
Designer for the IWT, Bielefeld (Institute for Science and Technology Studies )

From 1999 designer/artist


On the last evening of our lives we are asked only about love...” 

Bernard Simunovic

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Solo / Group exhibitions


Juni 2019 Kutlesa Gallery Switzerland
2019 Artplex Gallery Los Angeles
2019 Artspace Warehouse Gallery Los Angeles

2018 Artsy

2018 Art Acacia Gallery San Francisco

2018 Singulart Galerie, France

2017 Pikto Galerija, Zagreb, Croatia

2016 Artwista Gallery, Berlin

2016 Saatchi Gallery, UK

2016 Carlos Reid Gallery, FL

2015 February Depot, Dortmund

2014 March Group exhibition Westfalenhütte, Dortmund

2013 Sept. Group show 44|88 Kunstschauraum Showroom, Berlin

2013 Sept - 26 Studios Gallery, New York

2013 June/July - 26 Studios Gallery, New York

2013 June - Bushwick Open Studios, New York

2013 June - Group show 44|88 Kunstschauraum Showroom, Berlin

2013 April - Art Monaco

2013 March - International ArtExpo New York

2013 February - AAF - Art Fair Brussels

2013 Jan. Solo exhibition, Bürgerhaus Essen

2012 Solo exhibition "Lebensfaden" Berswordthalle, Dortmund

2011 Solo exhibition "Observation II" Blaues Haus, Dortmund

from 2011 Simunovic presented his works to the public

2002 Kunsthalle Bielefeld - Art Exhibition OWL

2001/02 "Creations" Art Fair Sinsheim Design / Art

2000 Solo exhibition "Zeichen Untertage" Galerie - FH Bielefeld
     Solo exhibition "Zeichnen Untertage" Zeche Friedrich-Heinrich,

1999 Diploma exhibition, FH Bielefeld

     Solo exhibition Mercator Halle, Duisburg

     ZiF (Center for Interdisciplinary Research), Bielefeld

1998 Group exhibition, KHG, Bielefeld

1997 Solo Exhibition, Aldegrever Gesellschaft, Münster

1996 'Observations', St.Joseph Church Bielefeld "Sarajevo - a wounded city" 
     (UNESCO, traveling exhibition in 40 european cities and New York, USA)

1995 Group exhibition, Mercator Halle, Duisburg

1994 International Literature Cafe Bielefeld

1992 "Stop the war in Croatia" with Croatian artist Branimir Cilic, NRW

1991 Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo


Scholarships /prices

2001/02 Art Fair Sinsheim Design /Art Competition - 2nd price
1996/97 Artist scholarship, Aldegrever Gesellschaft, Münster
        Artist scholarship, Albertus Magnus Gesellschaft, Paderborn
        Artist residency Kamp-Lintfort, "Zeichnen Untertage" 

Private and public art collections
companies, international private collectors 
1999 ZiF art collection, Bielefeld
Aldegrever Gesellschaft
Schloß Solitude


Bernard Simunovic


Bernard is a Croatian born artist and Designer, lives and works in Germany. Bernard Simunovic plays with color, form and minimalistic lines in his abstract figurative, analyzing but also sculptured like compositions with the meticulous application of acrylic, oil, spray paint or even collage. Bernard creates an extraordinary composition in each of his works. The simple black or coloured contour line, runs through his classical paintings or in more graphical artworks as a “ thread of life”. He is interested in themes like intimacy like the artwork bed secret, society like "family portrait" , exploring transcience of human beings and all kind of relationship between all kind of creatures – the barely existence BEING is connected in all his works. The works are primarily distinguished by their complex simplicity. They are telling stories, sometimes humorous or sarcastic, but always trying the viewer to stimulate, to explore their own introspection.