Born in 1985 in Celje. In 2009 graduated at the Faculty of Education in Maribor (Department of Visual Arts) and in 2012 completed M.A. studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (Department of Animation and New Media). In 2017 he obtained a Ph.D. degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb with the doctoral thesis "Zagreb School of Animated Film: Art and Market Practices in the Context of Videogames". Worked as an animator on a few short animated film projects, and published several articles on the topic of animation and videogames. Cooperating with Animafest and other festivals. Currently working as an assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.

 

 

Awards:

 

2015 – Award for best experimental film, FESA, Beograd

2013 – Award to young scientists and artists, awarded by The society of university teachers, scholars and other scientists s for the work in the field of fine arts, Zagreb, Croatia

2012 – Vedran Šamanović Award – awarded by Croatian Film Association for innovative and valuable contribution to Croatian filmmaking, Pula Film Festival,    Croatia

2012 – Grand Prix, FHAF 3 (Festival of Croatian Animated Film), Kino Europa, Zagreb, Croatia

2012 – Award for best student film, FHAF 3 (Festival of Croatian Animated Film), Kino Europa, Zagreb, Croatia

2009 – 3rd prize in the category of sculptural installations, Visual arts Forma Viva "Evolution", international competition of artworks, Narodni dom Maribor, Slovenia

2008 – 1st prize, Ex Tempore, painting, Naskok Castle, Maribor, Slovenia

2008 2nd prize, Visual arts Forma Viva "Harmonic interventions into the urban green", Kibla, Maribor, Slovenia

 

Exhibitions:

 

2019 – Navigator B, solo exhibition, Gallery SC, Zagreb, Croatia

2019 – Vrijeme srca: (Re)Animacija poezije, group exhibition, Gallery Pogon, Zagreb, Croatia

2019 – Byl-ka, solo exhibition, G-MK (Galerija Miroslav Kraljević), Zagreb, Croatia

2018 – Slovenian animated film 2006 – 2017, Celje Gallery of Contemporary Art, Celje, Slovenia

2018 Nove kolekcije - Makh, video/film of the videogame Makh for HRT (Croatian Radiotelevision)

2017 – T-HT award MSU, group exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

2017 – Iza kulisa- vizualni kodovi mreže (engl. Behind the scenes - visual network codes), group exhibition, Gallery VN, Zagreb, Croatia

2016 – Dream Control, solo exhibition, Net.Cube gallery, coopertion with WHW (Internet project)

2015 Crtomat, festival of illustration, Gradski muzej Virovitica, Virovitica, Croatia

2014 – Transform 2014, group exhibition, Bucharest, Romania

2013 – Prostor je taktika IV, group exhibition, Gallery Pogon, Zagreb, Croatia

2012 – Collab - Lauba cinema, group exhibition, Gallery Lauba, Zagreb, Croatia

2012 – Prostor je taktika III, group exhibition, Gallery SC, Zagreb, Croatia

2012 – Stillstand: Persistent Control, solo exhibition, Gallery SC, Zagreb, Croatia

2011 – Skup.Na, group exhibition, Gallery VN, Zagreb, Croatia

2011 – Prostor je taktika II, group exhibition, Gallery SC, Zagreb, Croatia

2011 – Prostor je taktika I (engl. Space is a tactic), group exhibition, Gallery Jogurt- AKC Medika, Zagreb, Croatia

2011 – All the art that's fit to show, group exhibition, Gallery SC, Zagreb, Croatia

2011 – "buffering", art-group filtrKOMBINAT - solo exhibition, Inkubator, Maribor, Slovenia

2010 – Identiteti/Identities, group exhibition, Gallery SC, Zagreb, Croatia

2009 – Visual arts Forma Viva "Evolution", art-group filtrKOMBINAT - group exhibition, Narodni dom Maribor, Slovenia

2008 – Object NOB, Nanagiriti.si, artistic intervention as a festival of contemporary visual art, art-group filtrKOMBINAT- group exhibition, Maribor, Slovenia

2008 – Visual arts Forma Viva "Harmonic interventions into the urban green", art-group filtrKOMBINAT - group exhibition, Kibla, Maribor, Slovenia

 

Festivals:

 

2017-  The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS), international animated film festival, Stuttgart, Germany

2016 – Fest Anča, international animated film festival, Žilina, Slovakia

2016 – Monstra, international animated film festival, Lisbon, Portugal

2015 – FESA (Festival of European Student Animation Film), Belgrade, Serbia

2015 – L'Univers Cinema Festival, Lille, France

2015 – Supertoon, international animated film festival, Šibenik, Croatia

2014 – Review of the Slovenian Animated Film Festival. Portorož, Slovenia

2014 – In The Palace, international short film festival, Balchik, Bulgaria

2013 – Linoleum, film festival, Moscow, Russia

2013 – Fest Anča, international festival of animated film, Zilina, Slovakia

2013 – FSF (Slovenian Film Festival), Portoroz, Slovenia

2013 – LIAF, international animated film festival, London, United Kingdom

2013 – MIAF, international animated film festival, Melbourne, Australia

2013 – HAFF, international festival of animated films, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2013 – Videoex, festival of experimental film and video, Zurich, Switzerland

2013 – Animatou, international animated film festival, Geneva, Switzerland

2013 – 66th Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner, France

2012 – Animateka, international animated film festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2012 – Croatie la voici!, program "La Croatie s’anime" , Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2012 – Tofuzi, international animated film festival, Batumi, Georgia

2012 – Eyeworks, international experimental animated film festival, Chicago, SAD

2012 – 25fps, international experimental film festival, Kino SC, Zagreb, Croatia

2012 – Animafest, international animated film festival, Kino Tuškanac, Zagreb, Croatia

2012 – 21. Dani hrvatskog filma, film festival, Kino SC, Zagreb, Croatia

2012 – FHAF 3, animated film festival, Zagreb, Croatia

2011 – Animateka, international animated film festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2011 – FHAF 2, animated film festival, Zagreb, Croatia

2010 – Animateka, international animated film festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2010 – International Streaming Festival The Hague, international festival of short film, Haag, Netherlands

2010 – Balkanima, international animated film festival, Beograd, Serbia

2009 – Fanima.TU, animated film festival, Trzin, Slovenia

2009 – In The Palace, international short film festival, Balchik, Bulgaria

2009 – Kurye Video,  International video festival, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey

2008 – From Europe with love, festival of European film, Prince Charles Cinema, London, UK

2007 – Animateka, international animated film festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2007 – Betting on Shorts - Front runners, international short film festival, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, Great Britain & Cineclub VoidZelig, Barcelona, Spain

 

Collaborations, projects, workshops:

 

2020- Constantines Gold Coin, international animated film festival, jury member, Niš, Serbia

2020-"Animation in the context of multimedia and videogames", Animation today - artist talk, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

2018- Banja Luka international animated film festival, jury member for the best short animated film, Banja Luka, BiH

2018- "Anemoia of the Video Game Space", Talkthrough II - conference on the video games phenomena, GMK, Zagreb, Croatia

2018- Animafest 2018, international animated film festival, member of selection committee  for student competition programme

2017- Videogames – aesthetic role of game and interactivity, article in a journal „Hrvatski filmski ljetopis“, summer-fall edition (90-91), Zagreb, 2017

2017- Aesthetics of animated film, article in a journal „Hrvatski filmski ljetopis“, winter-spring edition (89), Zagreb, 2017

2016 – Monstra, international animated film festival, jury member for the best short animated film, Lisbon, Portugal

2015 – "Videogames as an art" – lecture in the multimedia centre "Mama", WHW, Zagreb, Croatia

2015 – Revija studentskog filma, the festival of animated, short, feature and documentary films, jury member, Zagreb, Croatia

2015 – "Animation and animated film in art teaching in primary schools" – lecture at the symposium "The media as a challenge in the art teaching", Agency for Education, Rijeka

2015 – Videogame workshop, Animafest 2015, Zagreb, co- mentor of a workshop

2014 – Videogame workshop, Animafest 2014, Zagreb, co- mentor of a workshop

2014 – Here, There, animation on a short animated-experimental film by Alexander Stewart, Bonobo studio

2013 – Videogame workshop, Animafest 2013, Zagreb, co-mentor of a workshop

2013 – Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, animation and montage on a short animated film project by Darko Bakliža, Zagreb film

2012 – At first sight, animation and scenography on a short animated film project by Lea Jeger Kralj, Zagreb film

2009 – Festival Lent, Maribor, mentor of art workshop

2009 – Društvo za oživljanje zgodbe 2. koluta, Ljubljana, mentor of animated film workshops