Petra Njezic

Petra Njezic is one of our artists with very high potential - and we are not the only ones who think so. She was appointed in 2021 by the Cultural Promotion Commission as the first city artist of Aarau and was able to show her works in the City Hall Aarau through the exhibition "Raumgebungen". In 2022 she was part of the group exhibition "Auswahl 22" in the Aargauer Kunsthaus and also of the anniversary exhibition in the Trudelhaus in Baden. We act as Petra Njezic's manager.


Born in 1989 in Wetzikon ZH, raised in the canton of Aargau and in Croatia, graduated from the School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb in 2008 with a Matura diploma in graphic design. In the same year, she began her studies at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka, Croatia. In 2014 she graduates with a Master of Art Education, with the thesis in the field of film. Since 2011 she has had several independent and group exhibitions, mainly in Croatia.

Since 2014 she lives again permanently in Aargau and is, in addition to various project work, also active as an art mediator and freelance artist. Since 2018, she has been intensively engaged with the themes of composition and form and is searching through the medium of painting. She was appointed as the first city artist of Aarau in 2021 by the Cultural Promotion Commission. In her city hall exhibition entitled "Raumgebungen" she showed her recent works from November 20, 2021 to February 19, 2022. In the same year (2022) she was part of the group exhibition "Auswahl 22" at the Aargauer Kunsthaus and also the anniversary exhibition at the Trudelhaus in Baden.

Work excerpt

Fontana, from the series Raumgebungen, 2021, 60 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas
Zukunftslandschaft, 2021, 60 x 80cm, acrylic on canvas
Perspektive in der Kugel, 2021, 150 x 200cm, acrylic on canvas
Himmel, Oberfläche, Unten, 2021, 70 x 90cm, acrylic on canvas

Selected exhibitions

Selection 22, Aargauer Kunsthaus
Group exhibition
December 3, 2022 - January 2, 2023

Exhibition view selection 22nd Aargauer Kunstschaffende, Dec. 3, 2022-Jan. 2, 2023, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Photo: David Aebi, Photo Credit: Aargauer Kunsthaus

Spatializations, City Hall Aarau
Solo exhibition
20 November 2021 - 19 February 2022

Photo: Petra Njezic


Publication - Spatializations 2020 - 2021

Press, 16 April 2021

The "Kulturförderkommission" has unanimously appointed the artist Petra Njezic for the year 2021. She will be present with her work in the Town Hall from 6 November 2021 to 15 January 2022.

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City Councillor Suzanne Marclay-Merz (left) with Melanie Morgenegg, Head of the Culture Department in front of the painting "Hund". Aargauer Zeitung, 18 February 2021

Until 19 February paintings by the artist Petra Njezic, who lives in Buchs, can be seen in the Aarau town hall. The city has just acquired one of them: The painting entitled "Hund", which is hung at the top of the third floor.

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Badische Zeitung, 19 October 2020

Vernissage of the exhibition "Aufbruch" with paintings and drawings by Petra Njezic: In addition to a certain affinity of connotations to their titles, the two artists also have in common a thoroughly experimental vein, which in Siino's case is expressed in the use of electronic means, in Njezic's case in the conception of space.

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Aargauer Zeitung, 16 February 2021

"We asked six artists from Aarau for a motif and had posters printed," says Melanie Morgenegg, head of the culture department. The subjects are by Leonie Brandner, Tomaz Gnus, Lionel Keller, Sadhyo Niederberger, Petra Njezic and Alain Schibli alias LAIN.

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