Mirela Kulović is a Boston-based painter from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Recent conflict in ex Yugoslavia and living between two different worlds urban Split in Croatia and rural part of the Bosnia and Herzegovina played a big role in developing Mirela's interested in individual and colective memory, trauma and relationship between material world and human spirit.
Since 2018 Mirela has been working on art community project Art Centar Gračanica with the mission to open the first gallery in town Gračanica. In 2019 she co-founded organization for culture KONTRAST, with poet Melida Travančić and local development advisor Umihana Krličević-Omerović from Tešanj. Mission of this organization is to develope art scene in small towns in Bosnia and Herzegovina and to make contemporary Bosnian and Herzegovinian art globally recognised.
Her work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions; more than 30 of her drawings and paintings are held in a private collections in the USA and Europe.
Mirela collaborates with writters, musicians, non-profits, craftmen and firms on different crossdisciplinary projects, exhibitions, international art residencies, events, book promotions, book covers. >> Check it out!