KRESIMIR PURGAR

Specializes in visual studies, interdisciplinary studies related to visual media, film and literature, as well as in the relation between text and image. He was a correspondent for Flash Art and editor Croatian art magazine Kontura. Author of two books: The Neo-Baroque Subject and Surviving Image and has edited Visual Studies – Art and Media in the Times of Pictorial Turn and K15 – Concepts in new Croatian Art. Curator of several art exhibitions and organizer of the conference Visual Construction of Culture, Zagreb 2007. He gave papers in many cities, including Guadalajara (Mexico), Genova, Colorado Springs, Dartmouth College, Manchester, London and others. He is a member of the Croatian section of AICA and winner of the 2009 HS AICA Award for achievements in implementing discipline of visual studies in Croatia. He is a researcher and head of the Center for Visual Studies in Zagreb and teaches communication theories at the University of Zagreb.

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