Mag. art Marta Strazicic is a multimedia artist and 3D generalist. She has held 3D modeling workshops and VR residencies in Croatia. Her recent work EVGENIA308 focuses on a world of digital insects. Marta has exhibited and performed on festivals such as Animafest (Cro), Superchief Gallery (NY), Extravagant Body, Extravagant Love festival (Cro), etc. In 2019. She finished a professional Houdini course in Viborg, Denmark.
Ivana Tkalčić (*1987, Croatia) studied at Academy of fine arts (MA) in Zagreb and Munich. Graduated economics and tourism at Faculty of Economics (mag oec.) in Zagreb. After graduation, she's been working on projects at artist residencies in Austria, Belgium, Greece, Norway, Italy, Netherlands and Poland. She has many realized solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Awards: Erste fragments 12, RCAA young European art award and Rector's Award of the University of Zagreb for the independent work of art.
Dijana Protić – born in 1985 in Zagreb, Dijana has a Master of Fine Art (MFA) degree in dramaturgy from The Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. In March 2014 enrolled Postgraduate doctoral study Publishing and Media on The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka. Her research and artistic interests are include media art, visual art and moving images, visual culture, reception of visual information, digital technology and art. Currently, she is working as director and scriptwriter on creative documentary film ‘Painters’. She is also doing a research for her PhD, which will examine the mapping, history of practice of new media arts in Croatia and Slovenia. She has led several film workshops in collaboration with the Sintoment and Croatian Youth Network, author of several documentaries and short films.
Petra Brnardić was born in 1978 in Zagreb, Croatia. She graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2004. She is engaged in visual arts (painting, drawing, photography, collage, installations, animation, multimedia), illustration and graphic design. She exhibited in numerous solo and group shows, in country and abroad (Zagreb, Sisak, Velika Gorica, Osijek, Varazdin, Karlovac, Rijeka, Kastav, Pula, Porec, Zadar, Split, Makarska in Croatia, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tolmin, Maribor and Ljubljana, Slovenia, Novi Sad, Serbia, Betlehem, Palestina, Rosario and Santa Fe, Argentina, Szczecin, Poland, Napoli, Rome, Macerata and Padova, Italy, Edinburgh, London and Bradford, UK, Porto, Portugal, Forcalquier, France, Malmo, Sweden, Girona and Valencia, Spain, Corvallis, Los Angeles and New York, USA, Bangalore, India, Valkenburg, Nedherlands and Tijuana, Mexico. She also writes poetry and translates books.
Born 1987 in Metkovic, Croatia. Lives in Berlin and Zagreb. Mario Mu has received his MFA in Berlin from the University of the Arts (UdK) Berlin, Class of Hito Steyerl in 2017, preceded with BFA in Zagreb from the Academy of Fine Arts, Painting department in 2015, and MA from the the Faculty of Graphic Arts in 2011. During the 2016. and 2017. he was an active member of the Research Center for the Proxy Politics in Berlin, and since 2017. he has been working on a series of LARP events as an author, collaborator or performer in PLAY CO. London and Zagreb, Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, Acud, School of MA, Silent Green, Galerie Gru_nd, Ufer Studios and UdK in Berlin. Mario is currently working on commisioned architecture books through Gestalten publishing, and developing new game projects from his studio in Berlin.
In the work of Mario Mu, the main practice is fully based in research projects constructed as extended gaming platforms. Apart from frequently incorporating sound and drawing, his work mainly shifts between game design, 3D animation and performance.
Luka Kedžo (1986, Dubrovnik, Croatia) graduated Cinematography in 2011 from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb where he also completed MA studies in Photography in 2014. He was awarded The Best Young Author Award at the 46 Zagreb Salon (2011), Franco Jesurun Award at Trieste Contemporanea (2015), as well as the Grand Prix Award at the 33 Youth Salon in Zagreb (2016). He has been exhibiting since 2010.
ARKTIK – The Institute for the Future is new arts organization whose mission is to produce socially engaged art projects that will give voice to both ideas and people who are not well-heard. Our activity originates in Croatia and plan to spread all over the world.
ARKTIK is a symbol of inhumanity towards the planet and civilization, it is a reflection on how people treat nature and life in general. Also, it is the last bit of hope for humankind, and at the same time the announcement of the apocalypse that will follow if we do not care about it. We are the ARKTIK, and just like it, our values are melting — cultural, human and civilizational.
The artistic organization ARKTIK has been launched by the award-winning multidisciplinary artist Vesna Mačković, who through her works that she creates in the fields of contemporary dance, experimental theater, performance and sound, speaks out about society on a global and micro level.
ARKTIK Pivilion pavilion exhibiting artists:
Ivana Tkalčić Marijan Crtalić Maša Gavran Vladimir Biga
Marijan Crtalić; Born in May, 8th, 1968 in Sisak, Croatia. Multimedia artist. Graduated painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1992. Works in the media of painting, photography, video, installation and performance. Exhibited at home and abroad. Lives and works in Zagreb and Sisak.
“After my studies, I began exploring media such as video, photography, performance etc. My work develops from my personal relation to myself and the interaction with my surroundings. The direction my work takes – whether it involves a documentary or symbolic approach to the matter - depends on my own experience in a specific spatial-situational context. Different situations produce different types of expression, ranging from an analytical-investigative approach to the intuitive-emotional, more or less symbolic artistic reaction. In any case, the common denominator behind all my activities is a social, engaged questioning and artistic (re)action aiming for a critical insight into specific social issues, especially those in which I am also personally involved.”
Since her childhood, Maša has always delved into the bizarre side of art with her primary inspiration being surrealism. Her main motives were always connected to existentialist feeling of surviving while being different and being inherently lonely. Starting from graphite drawings and photography, she has found her true artistic expression through digital collages combining herself with natural elements thus portraying her deepest fears or insecurities.
Music has also been a big part of her art with the melancholic feeling permeating almost all of her work with the bands like Slint, Joy Division, Modest Mouse.
Vladimir Biga (born 1975. in Zagreb, Croatia) is a printmaker and a designer in Bservisi marketing agency. His artistic work lasts from 2000 dominantly in computer graphic technique. He had 9 stand-alone and many group exhibitions. He is a member of Croatian Association of Artists.
His artistic work mainly has an autobiographical character and relies on computers and computer games. As a witness to the development of computer graphics from rough black and white shapes to the present visually rich computing environment in which the observer can merge with the environment in real time, he realizes that the ideas are the same, while the technical capabilities are improved. He likes to play old computer games because they remind him of his childhood and adolescence. They inspire him in the happiness he experienced playing as a child.
Geometry and its myriad forms have a great influence on him, along with the avant-garde movement and certain works that were potent in the former Yugoslavia: New Tendencies, Exat51, the works of Ivan Picelj, Vjenceslav Richter, and Julije Knifer.
Author, performer and producer working in areas of live and video performances, contemporary dance and multimedial experimental theatre. Also creates video art and radiophonic sound art. Co-founder of educational program PAP (Performing Arts Program) in Zagreb, Croatia. Awarded with 3rd prize at THT@MSU 2016. yearly exhibition of contemporary arts for video performance ‘Salute’. Awarded in New York with International audio fiction award in category Sarah Lawrence college students jury for her radiophonic drama ‘Krleža, stand in line!’. Resident at Robert Wilson’s Watermill center in New York in 2017.
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Hana Katanić is currently finishing her art history studies at Faculty of humanities and social sciences in Zagreb. She has participated in the organization of III. Biennale of Croatian youth photography and its winners' exhibition and was the lead organizer of IV.th edition of the same biennale. She initiated a cultural event Expand the sights in her hometown, Slavonski Brod, as well as curated an art exhibition Demiurge in the Hala V of Technical museum Nikola Tesla in Zagreb. She is currently a writer for the Kulturflux magazine and works at the Art Pavilion and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb.
“Format C” is a non-profit artist organization based in Croatia (EU), active in the area of visual and multimedia art.
Our focus is in new media art research and non-profit collaborative creation. Some of the activities we initiate or are involved in include • databending, multimedia and hypermedia art • digital ecology and large-scale artist collaborations • initiating, tech and mediation of cultural collaborations and events • free (both as in “free beer” and in “free speech”) education and open knowledge distribution.
Our programmatic production and distribution activities are of a non-profit, multimedia and transdisciplinary collaborative nature and they are based on contemporary (co)production strategies of the art & tech world, realized via distributing knowledge and both – tangible and intangible resources.
#pivilion_dot_net is a distributed IRL/URL/darknet pavilion/embassy built on top of the Pivilion OS, organized by Format C @ The Wrong — New Digital Art Biennale. The exhibition is present (via Tor browser) @ pivilionumi6b3kg.onion/pavilion & self-hosted in the physical space of Hacklab01, and to be exhibited AFK at the SCHEIER Centre, accompanied by a free&open darknet arts workshop.