A poet, conceptual artist, painter, essayist ( Zagreb, 1951). He graduated in literature and philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb in 1976. In the beginning, he was engaged in visual and concrete poetry (entitled: pre-poetry), and from the middle of the seventies – in conceptualism, actionism (with Group of six authors), artistic books, and out print ( 22 samizdat publications, fliers, posters, postcards). From the beginning of the eighties, he was engaged in painting, sculpturing, graphic arts, land art. He exhibited at a great exibition Zeichnen im Fluss, in Museum des XX Jahrhunderts, in Vienna in 1990. During 1997, he was staying in Lyon, where he prepared an exibition. He writes texts on poetry, texts and critiques on visual art practices. Recently, he has returned to projects in the spirit of conceptualism. He published thirteen books – from poetry collections, a collection of texts and staged photographs to books of essays on modern art, and two co-author publications of graphics maps. In 2002, the monograph : ( Martek – fatal Figures of an Artist), written by M. Šuvaković, was published. In 2008, a retrospective exibition was held in the Modern Gallery in Zagreb ( Vlado Martek, 1972-2007). He had independent exhibitions in Berlin, Paris, Prag…His three works of art from the conceptualistic practice phase are a part of the collection of Pompidou Museum in Paris.
He is a member of DHK (Croatian Writers Association) and HDLU (The Croatian Association of Visual Artists). He lives and works in Zagreb and Rovinj.
Sonja Vuk is artist and art educator. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia, and the Academy of Fine Arts and Art Education in Tilburg, The Netherlands, where she also finished the post-graduate studies in 3D art. Received post-graduate MA degree in video and new media at the Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and is curently attending PhD studies in art education at the Faculty of Education, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Expresses herself in media of art installations, video art, social and educational projects. Participated at numerous individual and group exhibitions, and video festivals in Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Estonia, U.S., UK, Sweden, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, Poland, Argentina, Mexico, Japan, India, Turkey, Jordan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Spain, China, Venezuela, Slovenia, Armenia etc. Art works exhibited as permanent part of the collections at Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaujvaros, Hungary; the International Museum of Women, San Francisco, U.S., the Musum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia and National and University Library in Zagreb.
Also, she participated in numerous symposia and holds lectures and seminars at home and abroad in the fields of art education and art projects related to education, pshychology and sociology.
She is an assistant professor at Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia, where she teaches art education at graduate level.
Kata Mijatović is a multimedia artist. She expresses herself primarily through the media of performance or video. She was born in 1956 in Branjina. She graduated from the Faculty of Law in Osijek in 1981. From 1988-1991 she was a member of the informal art group called “Swamp” in Baranja. From 1991-1993 she studied painting at the Accademia di belle arti in Florence. From 1993-1996 she studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, where she graduated in 1997. From 2005-2010 she was a member of the Art Committee at the Baranja Art colony. Since 2005 she’s been the head of the Gallery AZ Atelieri Zitnjak, Zagreb. Since 2007 she is a member of PLEH Art group.
She lives and works in Zagreb as an independent artist.
Igor Grubić (1969, Zagreb) is a multimedia artist and performer. His work is mainly devoted to contemporary photography, video art and art activism. In 1998 he was awarded second prize at the 33rd Zagreb Salon. He is the author of numerous projects and the most notable are: “Black peristyle”, “Book and society 22%”, “Velvet underground” which he made together with inmates in Lepoglava prison, “Little lesson of citations” which he performed at the Subversive festival as a part of “366 rituals of liberation”, “East side story” granted by “TH-T” award thus becoming a part of media Art Collection in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. This work also became a part of the permanent collection of the Tate Gallery in London.
Igor is the author of numerous solo and group exhibitions both at home and abroad.
Darinka Pop Mitić works and lives in Belgrade. Before graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, she received a diploma in Political Sciences. She won the 1st prize at the Belgrade October salon in 2008 and 2009. She deals with the issues of history and art. She expresses herself predominantly through murals.
ŠKART (rejects/ausschus/scarto) group was founded in 1990 in an abandoned print-studio at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade, Serbia-Yugoslavia. Together with various collaborators, it survives as a collective which, through permanent inner conflict, is questioning edged forms of poetry, architecture, graphic design, publishing, music, theatre, alternative education and social activism.
In the first 10 years the group developed self-publishing-self-distributing strategy of street actions, commenting and participating in changing of socio-political surrounding (Your shit = Your responsibility, Survival Coupons, Sadness, Accused/I'm not guilty, Nothing for Beginning, ...),
In the next 10 years the group launched a long-term process of initiating and developing new collectives and networks (choirs HORKEŠKART, PROBA/rehearsal, + children-choirs: DJECA S MJESECA/moon-children, ApriZMAJun/aprildragonjun, youth-pensioners choir HOR-RUK, anti-fascist choir UHO/ear, female and male embroidery groups, poetry festivals POETRYING/Pesnicenje, kids poetry+music shows, schools poetry class-attacks-performances, village-programs, workshops and shows).
ŠKART has performed, work shopped, exhibited and lectured in Europe, America and Asia.
In 2011 the group participated in Venice Biennale of Architecture with SEE-SAW / PLAY-GROW (polygon of dis-balance).
Božena Končić Badurina (1967, Zagreb) is a contemporary Croatian artist who usually organizes live perfomances in galleries and other venues instead of presenting conventional displays of physical exhibits. These situations involve an interaction between the author as a performer and the audience as well as the audience and hired extras.
She graduated in German and Russian language and literature in 1995 from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. She also graduated from the Graphic department of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1996 in the class of professor Šutej.
She is a member of the Croatian Association of Artists and the Croatian Association of Independent Artists. She has exhibited in numerous single and group exhibitions at home and abroad.
She has won three awards: the Zagreb bank award for her graduation work in 1996, the Audience award at the 24th Youth Salon in 1996, the Croatian Association of Artists award for the best exhibition in 2007. In 2010 she spent two months in New York in residency at Art in General.
Kemal Konaković graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, educational graduate programme, at the department of graphics in the class of Professor Marine Finns in 2010.
He completed the postgraduate Master’s study at the graphics department in the class of Professor Salim Obralić in 2015.
He has participated in a dozen of collective exhibitions. He designed the cover page of the book "Extradition and Human Rights" in 2007. His first solo exhibition was "ALUZIJAN" in Mak Gallery 2011 in Sarajevo and his second solo exhibition was "Imaginary Web" in the Gallery AB in 2012 in Maglaj.
He is a member of the organization "Transversa Ondo", an association for the preservation of historical and cultural heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the art colony "Beam" in Pocitelj.
He won the first prize in the competition for the mural painting of the Raiffeisen bank restaurant. He participated in the works of restoration and conservation on Maglajska mosque within the student practice in 2008 in Maglaj.
Tango is a dance of improvisation in music. Universal (world) body language which seeks full presence of the „speakers“ who together get through uncertain creation of forms in space. In order to become a good dancer, you should also become a tolerant speaker and an active listener who firmly but sensitively takes the initiative and right on time makes the decision when and how to stop. Tango is, first and foremost, a social dance. In it „two of you“ are not alone, but share a room with a lot of couples-microcosms who creatively occupy their „square meter", striving to create a collective harmony.
If you're artists-performers, a challenge is reflected in the eyes of the observers, full of expectation, support or objection. You should stay calm. Faithful to your own experience and moment you share. It is the best gift you can give to those who are watching you.
If you teach this skill to other people, your challenges multiply. You become the movers and witnesses of their advances and breakthroughs as well as their hesitations or failures. There is almost no profession which is more interactive than ours.
Finally, with all of this you can be the one who organizes tango events, caring about all the details that are important for the smooth functioning and satisfaction of various dancers’ nature. The composition of present guests varies depending on the size and nature of the event. Great festivals bring together over a thousand dancers from dozens of countries around the world.
Our profession is all of this. And a lot more. It recognizes the universal personal and business challenges known in ,,worlds" that exist parallel to ours. We realized that tango, as a concentrated life compacted in a small space and a short time, teaches us how to deal with all these challenges. We believe that this point of view is the basis for the rapid development of our organization. Motivated by progress, we share our knowledge more intensely with the business world around us, through corporate team-building and other forms of work with individuals and groups.
We are the founders of the Institute Tango Natural (ITN), an organization that is probably the biggest tango organizations in Europe at the moment. ITN, among other things, develops one of the largest European schools of tango including Belgrade, Lazarevac, Kolasin and Bijelo Polje, the International Festival of Argentine tango (Belgrade Tango Encuentro) and several international events, the projects of free tango school for primary and secondary school, the orchestra Tanguango, our own brand of tango clothing, several regular dance events ... Through these and other activities, we cooperate with many domestic and foreign cultural and other institutions.