About Lauba

Lauba is a place for experiencing, learning, entertainment and social interaction. Visit us and we will tell you our story on contemporary art.


    Lauba is a place for experiencing, learning, entertainment and social interaction. Visit us and we will tell you our story on contemporary art.


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What does Lauba mean?

Author: Marko Tadić | Editing: Iva Blašković | Client: Lauba | 2011

What does Lauba mean? from lauba house on Vimeo.

You may have been wondering what the word Lauba means... This is a very personal word for a very personal space.

Lauba stands for a circular venue and we can probably find its origin in the German word laub, which means leaves.

A circular venue with tree tops barely touching was a place for games as well as competitions. To climb its trees and conquer the entire Lauba without touching the ground. This was the sacred mission. When it was achieved, there was a new impossible challenge – to make a complete round with as few cuts as possible in the shortest period of time.

Lauba has remained a synonym for initiation through a game. Lauba is now a place of experience, learning, entertainment and social interaction. Let us tell you the story about contemporary art in our own way.


People and art house

Lauba is a unique hybrid of the Filip Trade company and the Filip Trade Collection activities. There is a coffee bar at the entrance area that functions as a common meeting place for both activities. It is active all day long, combining various forms of business, different lifestyles and working rhythms. Hence, we gave it the name People and Art House.

Lauba is a non-profit organisation, with one person employed as a chief curator (Morana Matković) and eight volunteers. The program is operated by them and by freelance professionals, engaged for different projects.


First steps

For its opening, Lauba showed a combination of works from the Filip Trade Collection and current art production. Works by the younger and middle generation of artists that have been systematically purchased by the Filip Trade Collection  finally got their exhibition space in the city. Lauba  presented their current work, but also served as a laboratory for art experiments and a place of cultural innovation.

During its first year, Lauba presented works from the Filip Trade Collection. The concept is called a Non-permanent exhibition as some of its segments changed on a monthly basis. Difference between an exhibition of the collection and temporary exhibitions is erased, they coexist and bring out the best out of each other. Artists with whom we collaborate also created parts of the program and contributed with their knowledge and skills. 

The interactive program will continue after the first year in the same way as we will continue to present freshly produced works of interesting artists.



Our aim is to present and help discover new forms of artistic expression by Croatian visual artists, contribute to raising public awareness about Croatian Modern and Contemporary art, and participate in international cultural trends. 

Lauba encourages cooperation and the exchange of knowledge and exhibitions with similar institutions in order to monitor and support the current art production in Croatia and help it join the international trends.

Through creative and interesting exhibition concepts and various additional programs, Lauba offers the general public an encounter with contemporary visual art. It is open to visiting curatorial concepts and art projects, who are invited to join us in creating the program in accordance with Lauba’s mission.


Lauba House

Baruna Filipovića 23a, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel: +385 1 6302115
Fax: +385 1 6302142 
e-mail: info@lauba.hr

Business acc.: 2340009-1110468504 

(Privredna banka Zagreb)

Adults: 40 kn
Seniors (65 and over with ID): 25 kn
Students (full-time with current ID): 25 kn
Children (6 and under): Free
Youth (7-18): 25 kn
Neighbourhood ticket: 25 kn
Family ticket: 70 kn (2 adoults + 2 children under 18)
Members of Lauba: free

Special tickets:
ORIS members: 25 KN
with the ticket for Museum od Broken Relationships: 25 KN

Admissions for (Un)permanent Display:

Adults: 25 kn
Seniors (65 and over with ID): 15 kn
Students (full-time with current ID): 10 kn
Children (6 and under): Free
Youth (7-18): 10 kn
Neighbourhood ticket: 10 kn

This policy does not apply to children in groups (See School & University Tours)

Members: Free


Opening hours
Monday - Sunday: 11 am - 10 pm

Opening hours (Un)permanent Display

Monday-Friday 2-10 pm
Saturday 11 am-10 pm
Last admission 9:30 pm

Special Holiday hours, until 7pm:

New Year’s Eve (December 31)

We're closed:

New Year's Day (January 1)
Epiphany (January 6)
Easter Monday
Labour Day (May 1)
Corpus Christi (June 19)
Anti-Fascist Struggle Day (June 22)
Statehood Day (June 25)
Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day (August 5)
Assumption of Mary (August 15)
Independence Day (October 8)
All Saints (November 1)
Christmas Eve (December 24)
Christmas (December 25)
St. Stephen's Day (December 26)

Getting here


Lauba team

Manager and curator: Mario Guček Andromak

Mario Guček Andromak, the curator and head of Lauba, graduated from the Bachelor of Film and Video course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Split, and the Master of Fine Art course at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He worked as an intern and archive assistant at the Whitecube Gallery in London, as well as an assistant to curator in Beers London gallery, also in London, during which he was engaged in production of several exhibitions and projects. He also worked as a photographer, retoucher and graphic designer.



Research team: Vanja Žanko, Rebecca McKay, Ivana Meštrov, Mihaela Richter
Web Advisors: Klaudio Štefančić, Damir Žižić
Authors of catalogue texts: Branka Benčić, Ana Dević, Marko Golub, Ivana Hanaček, Jasna Jakšić, Maša Kolanović, Mateja Kuka, Pero Kvesić, Zvonko Maković, Antun Maračić, Igor Mirković, Lukas Nola, Marko Pogačar, Ivica Prtenjača, Ante Tomić, Vanja Žanko
Proofreading (Croatian): Jelena Graovac, Morana Matković
Translation (English): Sanja Horvatinčić, Zana Šaškin, Helena Šintić, Anamarija Kvesić
Proofreading (English): Susan Jakopec, Rebecca McKay, Anamarija Kvesić
Video and photo documentation: Damir Žižić
Contributors: Tihana Franković, Luka Kosmat, Lea Vené
Film programme associate: Ana Cvitaš

Interns: Petra Jurić, Martina Jurišić, Petar Karabatić, Andreja Bašak, Antonija Zrno, Lucija Žaja, Marta Lučić Jozak, Mia Babić, Pavla Miličić, Kristina Malbašić 

Visual identity: Bestias

Catalogue: Bestias

Web site design: http://www.kudos.hr/