cuurriculum vitae
 

10 - 10 - 1966 - born in Croatia
1988 - 1990 Architecture - University of Zagreb, Zagreb

1990 - 1992  Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten - Art Media dept., Amsterdam

Darko Fritz is media artist, curator and graphic designer. He is trying to fill the gap between two worlds: contemporary art practice and media art culture. 

His artworks make use of various materials and mediums: architectonic, organic [horticulture], public transport, electronic, traditional art mediums, communication [TV, radio, newspapers, internet, fax] ... In his artworks he often using electronic / communication / digital techniques:  photocopys and slide projections since 1984, film loops since 1987,  video since 1988 [as TV virus], digital photography since 1990;  fax since 1991, first attempt to webcast 1994 [Keep the frequency Clear at Triple X festival], internet since 1995 [End of the Mesasage - total archives]. In many projects or single works various mediums get mixed, as in Cathedral project - an interactive computer- generated environment from 1988. His work is often organized in complex long-term projects [each made of several parts or phases], but he produces single art objects and installations as well.

Founding member of artist groups The Imitation of Life Studio (with Zeljko Serdarevic, 1987 - 1990), Cathedral (1988), Young Croatian Electronic Films (1991) and The Future State of Balkania (1998). 
Activly participating in networks / conferences / workshops on media art culture [Syndicate network; Next 5 Minutes, from 1994, Amsterdam;  Electronic Landscape, Akademie der Künste, Studio für Elektroakustische Musik, Berlin; 1997; TEMP Media lab, Kiasma Museum, 1999; Networked Art Practices', ISEA 2000, Paris; c-front 2001 ... ]. 

He curated exhibitions 'Culture of graphic design in the Netherlands' (1999), 'I am Still Alive' (internet art and computer art from sixties, 2000), CLUB.NL (art and art networks from the Netherlands, 2000), Lights from Zagreb (interactive light installations, 2001) and <dis.location> (2003).

He published and edit several printed and electronic publications and portfolio of prints. 
He wrote a first overview of media art in Croatia (since 1960s) as editor for culturenet.hr web portal (from 2001).

Member of Arti et Amicitiae, HDLU, HZSU, ULUPUH, VvK [Voorzieningfonds voor Kunstenaars]. 

Live and work in Amsterdam and Zagreb. [contact]

 

. portrait [by ASCII Art Ensemble . 1999]
. short CV . [text only . no links]

 

 solo exhibitions 

2003 Home|Search|Home . Minima Gallery . Zagreb
2002 p.sound+time=money=time .
Karas Gallery . Zagreb
2001  p.sound - De Loge / Toon festival . Haarlem

1999  End of the Message - total archives - Berlage Institute Amsterdam

1998  Internet Porno - Josip Racic, Zagreb / cat. 

1997  Error Reports / End of the Message -(Edit Value) - Galerija Nova, Zagreb / cat. 

1996  End of the Message - total archives - Galerie Brotfabrik, Berlin 

1996  -fusion con -fusion - with Martijn Sandberg, Kunstcentrum Hengelo, Hengelo 

1995  Keep the Frequency Clear - Museum of Contemporary Art - Studio, Zagreb / cat. 

1994  Transparant-digitaal - Wijngaarden Gallery, Amsterdam 

1994  Theatre Time - OTV / KIC / KIC foto galerija, Zagreb / cat. 

1992  3 x Moscow Intershadow - International Apartment Apt Art project, Moscow 

1991  Autobahnkreutz - Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam 

1990  Anatomy of a Murder - Interpunkt, Zagreb / cat. 

1990  Frame by Frame , Image par Image - with Z. Serdarevic, Interpunkt, Zagreb / cat. 

1989  Ekranizacija Adapted for Screen - with Z. Serdarevic, Museum of Contemporary Art - Studio, Zagreb / cat. 

1988  Saltomortale - kompresija - with Z. Serdarevic, Foto klub Split, Split / cat. 

1988  Fotografijeizumi - with Z. Serdarevic, Flash foto studio, Zagreb 

 solo projects

2003 . FAX.NL . series of fax actions within fine arts network in the Netherlands
2002 - 2003 . Migrant Navigator . on-line project . advertising billboard project . horticulture installations . prints
2001 . 204_NO_CONTENT . portfolio of prints [collaborative project with net.wurker][mez][ ]
2000 - 2001 time=money=time= . tram action . computer animation . portfolio of prints

1997 - 2003 XXX [body . technology . desire . porno] . 2D & moving images . sound . space . texts . network art

1995 - 2000 End of the Message ... . seven phases project (site specific installation in the museum, video - TV programmes, photographs, multi- media performance, installation in public space - the bank) 

1994 - 1995 Keep the Frequency Clear . fax-action . flower installation . video link . printing blocks . objects . multiples . portfolio of prints 

1992 - 3 x Moscow Intershadow . three locations : apartment exhibition & performance . gallery event . installation 

1988 - 89 - 90  The Imitation of Life Studio - with Zeljko Serdarevic, annual program consisted of three art shows (mixed media, design, public installation) and three stage performances in Zagreb

 site-specific installations and performances - selection

2003 404_FILE_NOT_FOUND . horticultural installation . ARTISTEXTURE Zadar Uzivo_03 . Zadar . Croatia
2002 p.sound [remix] live performance [by Darko Fritz] . mama . Zagreb / Radio Student / radioactive . net
2001 p.sound [remix] live performance [by DJ Paul Jay] . LunchClub DeLuxe festival, Haarlem / De Parel Gallery, Amsterdam 

2001 'space=space: zadar city square' - video installation in public space, Close Circuit City, Zadar

2000 End of the Message - 1995 > 2000 - video screenings and radio programme, incl. djs, Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, Zagreb / Geto, Split

1999  space=space: L Esprit Nouveau (Le Courbisier) - with A. Arapovic, site-specific video installation, L Esprit Nouveau, Bologna 

1999  space=space: Baroque (Santini) - with A. Arapovic, site-specific video installation, Limbo festival, Center for metamedia, Plasy monastery

1999 'Error Reports' - fax-action, Next 5 minutes 5, Amsterdam

1998  Passage: Dubrovnik - site-specific video installation, Otok Gallery / ARL, Dubrovnik 

1998  Cathedral: Restoration of Information - series of media actions (radio / round table / Internet / TV / press / exhibiton) 

1996 Delete - fax-action, Timming, De Appel, Amsterdam 

1996  Skip Question - fax-action, Planet Art, Hengelo 

1996 End of the Message (archives - live!) - video show / live radio programme, Drive in, Planet Art, Hengelo; Synchronies, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana

1996 End of the Message - Security Camera is Recording Now! - video installation in the bank, T.EST, Zagreb 

1995 End of the Message - fax-action / video link / museum collection, Obsessions: from Wunderkammer to Cyberspace, Foto Biennale Enschede, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede / cat. 

1995  Delete - fax-action, Biennale of Young Artist, Museum of Modern Art, Rijeka / cat. 

1994 Keep the Frequency Clear - fax-action / video link / flower installation, Keep that frequency clear, Zagreb & Corridor, Triple X Festival, Amsterdam / cat. 

1994 Measure for Measure - laser installation, 3 x 4 x 2, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam 

1991  Hype - fax-action, Pred  zidom In front of the wall, Galerija S, Koprivnica / cat. 

1990  Rekreacija Recreation - public installation, with Z. Serdarevic, Trg bana J. Jelacica, Zagreb / cat. 

1989  Lontano dagli occhi, lontano dal cuore - nine shopwindow installations, with Z. Serdarevic, Zagreb / cat. 

1988  U visini ociju Eye Level - public installation, with Z. Serdarevic, JNA Gallery shopwindow, Zagreb 

1988  Katedrala Cathedral - computer-generated environment, performance, with  B. Bakal, S. Juzbasic, I. Marusic and G. Premac, Galerija PM, Zagreb / cat. 

1988 - 89 - 90 Krici i saputanja - music and stage performances, with Z. Serdarevic 

1986  Zodiac Art for Jarrvil K. -  performance, with dancer V. Orlic, Galerija SC, Zagreb 
 

collective exhibitions - selection

2004 Opening the City . 66 EAST Center for Urban Culture . Amsterdam
2004 Collage - multidisciplinary art festival . NDSM . Amsterdam
2003 Open 24 Hours . D Nerve LAb . De Balie . Amsterdam
2003 ARTISTEXTURE Zadar Uzivo_03 . curated by Iva Rada Jankovic and Pero Marusic . Zadar . Croatia
2003 Numbers Only . Arti et Amicitiae . Amsterdam
2003 Willekeur en/of Het Goed Geproportioneerde Lichaam . curated by Thomas Wildner and Harm Hajonides . Artis . Den Bosch
2003 For Sale . curated by Stefan Strauss . Artwalk . Amsterdam
2003
Unoccupied Territories [Inhabited zones and overlapping mind-made constructions in our everyday life] . K&S Gallery . Berlin . Germany
2003 Camp craft . curated by Branko Franceschi . Kortil Gallery . Rijeka . Croatia
2003
cinemania[c] . curated by Branka Bencic . Multimedijalni centar Luka . Pula . Croatia
2003 3rd Croatian Prints Triennal . HDLU . Zagreb
2003 <dis.location> . Zagreb City Museum . Zagreb . Croatia
2003 World-Information.Org Future Heritage exhibition . Museum of Vojvodina . Novi Sad / Museum of Contemporary Art . Belgrade . Serbia
2003 Unoccupied Territories [Inhabited zones and overlapping mind-made constructions in our everyday life] . K&S Gallery . Berlin
2002 Talking the City . Transpublic . Linz . Austria
2002
You are not alone exhibition . curated by Natasa Petresin . Pavelhaus . Laafeld . Austria
2002 A Haunted House of Art . curated by Gabriel Lester . Outline Galerie . Amsterdam
2001 Interstanding 4 - End Repeat
. curated by Mare Tralla . Tallinn . Estonia
2001 What How & 4 Whom .
curated by WHW . WUK Kunsthalle Exnergasse . Wienna . Austria
2000 Argos project, Image festival, Vevey, [Swiss] / cat.

2000 CLUB.NL . ARL . Dubrovnik
. Croatia
2000 What How & 4 Whom .
curated by WHW . HDL . Zagreb . Croatia
2000 BLOODY_BODY_VALUE_NOBODY .
curated by Iva Rada Jankovic . Galerija Marino Cettina, Umag / cat.
1999 How Low You Can Go . Next 5 minutes .
curated by Eric Kluitenberg . Amsterdam / cat.
1999 TEMP - temporary media lab .
curated by Geert Lovink . Kiasma museum, Helsinki 
1999 The minus 0 Between 0 and 1 - bUG project .
curated by Sonja Beijering . Baby,  Amsterdam / CD-ROM
1999 Foto - Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam / cat. 
 
1998 Spiegellbeeld - Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam / cat. 

1997 Europe > Humanisme, Selest'Art, Internationale biennale d'Art contemporain / cat. / CD-ROM

1997 Who by Fire # 1 .- Institut of Contemporary Art .
curated by Janos Szoboslai . Dunajvaros . Hungary
1997 Mediascape .
curated by Media in Motion . Museum of Contemporary Art . Zagreb . Croatia / cat. 
1997 Hicetnunc - Un minuto per un secolo .
curated by Laura Safred . San Vito al Tagliamento / cat. 
1997 Croatian Photography 97 .Umjetnicki paviljon .
curated by Sandra Krizic Roban . Zagreb . Croatia / cat. 
1996 Radical Images . Neue Galerie .
curated by Werner Fenz and Richard Brown . Graz / Szombathelyi Képtár, Szombathely / cat.
1996 transparencies - GAH, Haarlem / cat. 

1996 Concept - international photo biennale .
curated by Tihomir Milovac . Umjetnicki paviljon, Zagreb / cat. 
1995 Obsessions: from Wunderkammer to Cyberspace - Foto Biennale Enschede .
curated by Bas Vroege. Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede / cat 
1995 ZGRAF 7 - DUH, Zagreb / cat., AICA award 

1995 Croatian Photography 95 - Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb / Ataturk, Ancara / cat. 

1995 Strah Fear .
curated by Leonida Kovac . DUH / Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb . Croatia / cat. 
1995 V Biennale Intergraf Alpe - Adria . Galleria del centro, Udine . Italy / cat. 

1994 Keep that frequency clear .
curated by Tihomir Milovac . HDLU, Zagreb . Croatia / cat. 
1994 Corridor - Triple X Festival . Amsterdam / cat. 

1994 Hotel Europa .
curated by Inka Schube . Galerie Brotfabrik . Berlin / Salon Futura, Rotterdam 
1994 3 x 4 x 2 - Arti et Amicitiae . Amsterdam / cat. 

1993 Croatian Photography 1950 - 1993 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb 

1993 Nova hrvatska umjetnost New Croatian Art .
curated by Igor Zidic . Moderna galerija . Zagreb . Croatia  
1992 Mai de la photo .
curated by Jacquelenne Salmon . Reims . France/ cat. 
1992 APT ART International apartement art . curated by Viktor Missiano . Moscow . Russia

1992 Koer Locale . W 139 . Amsterdam / cat. 

1992 2nd Biennale of Slovene Graphic Arts - Otocec . Slovenia / cat. 

1991 For Defence and Renewal of Croatia . Umjetnicki paviljon, Zagreb / cat. 

1990 Young Artist Biennale . Marseille . France / cat. 

1989 - 1998 24. / 25. / 27. / 29. / 30. / 31. / 32. zagrebacki salon - Zagreb / cat., (31th, 1996 - award AGM) 

1987 - 1996 19. - 27. salon mladih - Zagreb / cat., (20th, 1988 - award Situation) 

video screenings and presentations - selection

2002 / 2003 Frame by Frame, Retrospective of Croatian Single-channel Video Art . programmed by Branko Franceschi: 2002: Trafo Gallery, Budapest; Museum of Modern Art, Rijeka; Intermuros project, Zadar; Gdansk; Krakow; Slavonski brod; 2003: New Media Scotland, Edinburgh; Lancaster Film and New Media Festival, Lancaster
2001 Videotage . Hong Kong
2001
go_HOME . Location 1 . New York . USA
2001 Masters of Digital Arts Program . Maryland Institute of Art MICA . USA

2001 Visiting Artist Lecture series . UMBC . Baltimore . USA
2000 bUG project - PS1 .
curated by Sonja Beijering . New York / CD-ROM
2000 VideoMedeja . Novi Sad . Serbia

1998 Inernational festival of new film - Split
. Croatia / cat.
1996 Next 5 minutes
. Amsterdam / cat.
1996
End of the Message (Security Camera) . TV broadcast . Salto . Park 4D TV
1994
Theatre time . TV broadcast . OTV . Zagreb
1994 Autobahnkreutz (remix) . TV broadcast . Salto . Kunstkanal
1992 New Visions - international festival of film & video . Glasgow 
. UK 
1992 3 x Moscow Intershadow . TV broadcast . Radar HRT [Croatian National TV]
1992
3 x Moscow Intershadow . TV broadcast . Russian National TV
1992 Young Croatian Electronic Films . Melkweg Cinema . Amsterdam / cat
1990 Autobahnkreutz and LDOLDC / Instrumentator . TV broadcast . Salto . Channal 0 . Amsterdam
1989
Unechoic Chamber . TV broadcast . The Imitiation of Life Studio, with Z. Serdarevic and D. Martinis, Radar HRT [Croatian National TV]
1989 LDOLDC / Instrumentator . TV broadcast . OTV, with Z. Serdarevic and G. Brzovic, OTV


 Darko Fritz and The Imitation of Life Studios exhibitions of theatre posters - solo

1996 Eurokaz festival, Zagreb / cat. 
1993 Muzej grada Skopja Skopje City Museum, Skopje / cat. 

1992 Hermitage Theatre, Moscow 

1991 HNK Croatian National Theatre, Split 

1991 Festival alternativnog teatra, Titograd 

1990 Dart galerija, Ljubljana 

1990 Eurokaz festival, Zagreb / cat. 

1990 Godisnja izlozba oblikovanja (annual design exhibition by the IOLS) - Izidor Krsnjavi, Zagreb / cat. 

1989 Godisnja izlozba oblikovanja (annual design exhibition by the IOLS) - Galerija ULUPUH, Zagreb 

1988 Godisnja izlozba oblikovanja (annual design exhibition by the IOLS) - Galerija Nova, Zagreb 

> short CV . [text only . no links]