An art historian, active in the field of contemporary arts as curator and writer with a focus on performance art and video art. Collaborator of video programs and DIVA Station Video Archive at the SCCA–Ljubljana, Center for Contemporary Arts in Ljubljana (Director 1997–2015). Head of SCCA part of the European project Not Yet Written Stories (2020-2022). She has curated a number of exhibitions and she is the author of Videodokument: Video Art in Slovenia 1969-1998, the first systematic documentation and research of video art in Slovenia, important in framing terminology and setting theoretic basis for further research. She has regularly lectured and published texts, e.g. Video Art from Conceptualism to Postmodernism, in: Impossible Histories: Historical Avant-Gardes, Neo-Avant-Gardes, and Post-Avant-Gardes in Yugoslavia, 1918-1991 (MIT Press 2003); The ŠKUC Gallery, Alternative Culture, and Neue Slowenische Kunst in the 1980s, in: NSK from Kapital to Capital. Neue Slowenische Kunst – The Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia (MIT Press, 2015).
Dr Ivana Kronja
Filmolog i filmska kritičarka
Dr Ivana Kronja
A filmologist and film critic. She graduated with a master’s degree and a PhD (2010) from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade. British Government PhD student at Oxford University, UK (2002-3) and guest lecturer at the University of Vienna (2009, 2013). A member of the Serbian branch of Fipresci and the Serbian Film Academy. Since 2003, she is the professor of Film at the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Belgrade. She has published several papers on the aesthetics of music video, experimental and contemporary film at home and abroad. She is the author of the experimental film Rat in the Kitchen (2004), screened at AFV in 2004. Her monographic study Aesthetics of avant-garde and experimental film: Body, Gender, Identity. Europe-US-Serbia (2020) has just been published by the Film Center of Serbia.
Direktor festivala Image forum Festival
Born in Tokyo, Japan. Has been festival director of Image Forum Festival since 2001. Programmer of Theater Image Forum in Shibuya, Tokyo since 2005. Has been guest programmer/curator for many film and media art festivals and film events in and outside Japan, such as: Transmediale (Berlin), Bozar (Bruxells), Arkipel International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival (Jakarta), Sea Shorts (Malaysia), Seoul New Media Festival Festival (Seoul) etc. Also curator for the film exhibition/DVD project for Japanese emerging independent animation artists “THINKING AND DRAWING” (2001). Advisor for collection of film and video for Asian Culture Center in Kwangju, Korea. Has served as jury for many international film/art festivals such as Hong Kong International Film Festival, Cannes Director’s Fortnight, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Tampere International Film Festival etc.
Photo courtesy of Wayan Martino.