Irena Borić (b.1982 in Croatia) is an art historian and a freelance curator. She obtained art history and history degree at Faculty of Philosophy at University of Zagreb. She also has a MA Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
In her curatorial practice Borić often works collectively, especially with Ivana Hanaček and Ana Kršinić Lozica. Together they are working with Secret Exhibitions project. The project functions as an open platform for exchange of known data on censorship of visual arts where professionals of different backgrounds participate. During the residency at HIAP Borić will look into Finnish cases of art censorship.
Borić is interested in art practices that challenge social, political or economical patterns, but also in modes of art production, presentation and interpretation.
Therefore, during the residency at HIAP she intends to look into such art practices, but also into practice of different art organisations, institutions and associations.