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Kristina Skako


Born in Dubrovnik, finished Economics high school, divorced, and have a 26-year-old son. Living with borderline disorder with psychosis for more than 20 years. I had very hard times with my family who are the source of my trauma, I never truly recovered from the trauma my father inflicted on me during the war in Croatia...I am trying to recover through art, my sister is an academic painter. I always lived in her shadow. I am trying to find my light through paintings, I am part of a group of artists Ulipud in Dubrovnik.

The artists' stories

"The Vibrant Mind" is an art contest that celebrates artistic expression from individuals with mental health conditions. By focusing on the artists' work rather than their various diagnoses, it hopes to promote a stigma-free and inclusive environment.


That being said, the participants were given the option to share their background stories if they wished to do so.

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