6 november 2014

smuggling anthologies / the speakers and the artists

short curricula

Cristiano Berti was born in Turin in 1967 and graduated in Architecture at the University of Turin. He began to work as a painter and sculptor in 1987. Around 2000 he developed his interest in photography, video and the installation of re-contextualised objects. Alongside his artistic activity, he studied history of technology, publishing various specialist papers. Since the mid and till the end of the 90s he has been working on a mobile unit for health risk reduction among migrant sex workers, and then continued to be active in the sphere of social inclusion and gender empowerment. He teaches multimedia communication at the Academy of Arts in Macerata. 
Tomislav Brajnović was born in Zagreb 1965. He finishes his first year of study at the KABK, Den Haag. In 1999 he graduates from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. In 2003 he earned his MA in Fine Art at the Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London. In 2007 he founded the Studio Golo Brdo gallery in Rovinjsko Selo, Istria. He teaches at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka.
Marco Cechet was born in 1981 in Bologna. He currently lives and works in Berlin. In 2008 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna. During the last thirteen years the scope of his work ranged from graffiti to painting, sculpture, installation art and photography. In 2012 he conceived and organized the Bröt Festival Bologna. In the same year he also published the photographic book Falco in collaboration with Giovanni Mazza.
Lorenzo Cianchi was born in 1985. He lives and works in Milan. He earned his degree at the Accademia of Fine Arts in Carrara and won a scholarship at Zokey University in Tokyo. He has been collaborating for some years already with the Centro I Macelli (Certaldo, Firenze). His artistic research merges contemporary art with theatre and ceramic.
Federico Costantini is a lawyer and researcher in Philosophy of Law in the Department of Legal sciences at the University of Udine (Italy). He holds a L.M.M. in Law and a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Law from the University of Padua (Italy). His research moves among philosophy, computer science and law, focusing on the struggle between technology and human nature. He teaches Legal Informatics at the Faculty of Law of the University of Udine. His lectures on cyberlaw (especially in privacy, copyright and social networks) are aimed at bringing out the critical profiles of the "Information Society".
Gia Edzgveradze was born in 1953 in Tbilisi, Georgia where he graduated at the Art Academy in 1980. He has had several gallery and museum solo exhibitions in Europe, Russai an the USA, including the project for the Russian pavilion at the 1997 Venice Biennale, and a wide variety of group international exhibitions. He has been a curator of various projects, mostly in Germany and he currently works and lives in Düsseldorf, where he produces an unconventional work that eludes any sort of categorization.

Lyz Glynn was born in Boston, MA, USA, in 1981. She graduated in 2003 at the Harvard College in Visual and Environmental Studies. Recieved an earned her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. She has made a wide range of solo and group exhibitions and has won several awards and residencies. 

Bojan Mitrović is an independent researcher working mostly on Balkan history of the 19th and 20th century. He has worked on different subjects including institutional history, history of historiography, urban history and history of the Jews. He has published extensively and has studied in, or collaborated with, international institutions among which the Central European University in Budapest and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London. 
Marija Mitrović is a full professor for South Slavic Literature at the University of Trieste already retried as eminent scholar. She was teaching Sloven literature at Belgrade University, and since 1993 she has been teaching Serbian and Croat literature at the University of Trieste. Here there are some of her publications: "Geschicte der Slowenischen Literatur", 2000; she edited: "Sul mare brillavano vasti silenzi", 2004; "Svetlosti i senke. Kultura Srba u Trstu", 2007; Ivo Andrić, "La storia maledetta", 2007; "Cultura serba a Trieste", 2009.

Ana Peraica is an independent researcher and freelance curator. She is the editor of the following large-scale international projects; Žena na raskrižju ideologija (HULU, Split, 2007), Victims Symptom – PTSD and Culture (Lab for Culture / European Cultural Foundation, Institute for Networked Cultures, 2009), and author of Sub/versions (Revolver, 2009), She currently works on the project Culture of the Selfie. Peraica is a contributor to academic journals, such as Leonardo or Afterimage, or cultural magazines, such as Springerin, Pavilion, Eyemazing, Fotografija etc..  

Božo Repe was born in 1956. He is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. Between 1999 and 2000, he was the Head of the Department of History. His research area includes contemporary Slovene, Southern Slavic and Central European history. He also deals with the issues of history lessons in schools. He is the author or co-author of a vast number of monographs, articles, conference contributions, encyclopaedia entries. He has delivered guest lectures at various universities and institutes. His articles and books were published in different languages in more than 16 countries. 
Melita Richter graduated in Sociology and received her Master´s degree in urban studies at the University of Zagreb. She works as sociologist and university professor, currently teaching Serbian and Croatian Contemporary Literature at the University of Trieste. She is author of numerous sociological articles and editor of books concerning the Balkan area, European integration, migrations and gender issues. She works as lecturer at the IUC – Inter university Centre Dubrovnik, Croatia. 
Michele Tajariol was born in 1985 in Pordenone. He earned his degree at the Accademia of Fine Arts in Carrara and won a scholarship at Zokey University in Tokyo. He collaborates with Mente Locale, a research group that works in the field of visual art, architecture and graphic design in Pordenone, and with the Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired of Pordenone (UNIVo.C).

Dušan Radovanović, was born in 1979. He graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. He lives and works in Belgrade.

Tanja Vujasinović was born in Zagreb in 1974. She graduated in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1999. In 2006 she finished her MA studies in Fine Art at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She has received several scholarships and awards for her work and exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions in Croatia, Hungary, Switzerland, Slovenia and UK. Her professional techniques include sculpture, installation, photography, video and sound.
Denise Zani was born in 1984. She holds a degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures. Active in the field of journalism and publishing, she worked for RCS and the Fondazione Corriere della Sera and now contributes to 27esima Ora and to She also writes and proofreads for the Piccolo Teatro di Milano.
Tanja Žigon graduated in German language and literature and history. In 2004 and 2007 she conducted research within various projects and scholarships in Udine, Vienna and Munich. Since 2003, she has been employed at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and is an assistant professor in translation studies and since 2013 she has headed the research program Intercultural Literary Studies. Her research focuses on Slovenian cultural and literary history from the 18th to the 20th century, German-Slovenian relations and interactions, and culture-oriented aspects of translation studies.