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Branca Bencic


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aus Zagreb
St.A.i.R.
Okt. 2015 - Dez. 2015
Branka Bencic, independent curator

Founder and curator at Cinemaniac/Think film research and exhibiting platform for artist film and video established in 2002 at Pula Film Festival. Curating «Artist cinema» ongoing screening program at Museum of contemporary art Zagreb. Artistic director at Apoteka – space of contemporary art, Vodnjan. 2003 – 2007 artistic director Gallery 01, Zagreb.
Basic research, writing and curatorial interests include exhibiting moving images, photography, contemporary art, emerging artists, historical trajectories of conceptual and avant-garde art, curatorial practices. Curated more than 30 group and more than 50 solo exhibitions, film and video screening programs in Croatia and internationally. Delivered talks and lectures on video art, experimental cinema in Croatia and exhibiting film and video. Publishes regularly on contemporary art and visual culture in exhibition catalogues and specialized press.
MA in Art History and MA in Comparative Literature/Film Studies, Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb.
Curator in residence: ISCP International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York; Das Weisse Haus, Vienna; visiting curator IMPAKT Utrecht.
Lives and works in Zagreb and Pula (Croatia).


Branca Bencic [artist]


Selected exhibitions: Notes on Undoing (Garis&Hahn, New York, 2014), Damir Ocko: Studies on Shivering (KM, Graz, 2014); Paper Movies (Cinemaniac 2014, Pula Film Festival); Great Undoing, 55th Annale (Poreč, 2014); Think Film (MMC Luka, Pula Film Festival, 2013), Video television Anticipation (MoCA Belgrade, 2013, co-curated w. A. Sekulic), Clueless, geometry of misunderstanding (Torino and Zagreb, co-curated w. L. Tadorni), Invisible MAFAF and alternative film practices in former Yugoslavia 1965 - 1990 (Pula Film Festival; HfK Luneburg; Residency Unlimited NYC; Belgrade; Zagreb); Transformations/Mapping the city (Pecs, Hungary, EU Capital of Culture 2010), Architecture and Film- Subjective spaces (Pula, 2009), Babette Mangolte Film and Photography (Pula, 2008), Risque d'attente (Zagreb and Labin, 2008 - 2009, w/ L.Tadorni);
Curated screening programs: Artists' Cinema - single artist screenings with: Shaun Gladwell, Ursula Mayer, Gordon Matta Clark, Damir Ocko, Ibro Hasanovic, Marko Lulic, Zlatko Kopljar (MSU Zagreb); Strategies of self-representation in Croatian video art and experimental film since 1970s, InstantsVideo, Marseille, 2012.
Curated solo exhibitions with artists: Vlatka Horvat, Damir Očko, Igor Eškinja, Jelena Jureša, Caitlin Masley, J T Anderson, Marko Tadić, Renata Poljak, Goran Škofić, Nika Radić...




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