Ivan Faktor

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Born 1953 in Crnac. His special field of interest lies in film, video and video installations. From 1975 to 1977 he was editor of the panel programme of the Cinephile Club in Osijek, then editor of the film programme of the Student Centre (1981-1988), and from 1992, editor of the film programme of Osijek Cinemas. He has been involved in making films and videos since 1975.

Later he took part in many conceptualist actions and exhibitions, put on performances with film and video, set up installations, did multimedia performances. He took part in the 46th Venice Biennale (A Casa / At Home 2) in 1995 and in 2002 was the Croatian entrant at the 25th Sao Paolo Biennial. He has won numerous prizes, including the Grand Prix at the 11th Croatian Film Days, 2002; the annual Vladimir Nazor Prize for Film in 2002; the Grand Prix of the 39th Zagreb Salon, 2005.

He has exhibited at numerous solo and collective exhibitions at home and abroad and has created 18 films. He founded and managed (2001-2004) the Kazamat Gallery in Osijek and the Performance Art Festival (since 2001). Since 2006 he has been the director of Osijek City Galleries. Lives in Osijek.

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