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September 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm CEST
Photography Organisation Organ Vida is a leading Croatian institution for promoting and researching contemporary photography practices in Croatia and on the international scene since its foundation in 2008. It is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to showing the works of emerging and established photographers, and to creating platforms for knowledge exchange, education and research.
Our mission and goal is the education of our audience through exhibitions, lectures, and workshops on contemporary photography and also involvement in the broader socio-political context of our everyday lives. We work on the production and distribution of new artworks and cultural projects, as well on research and programs in the field of contemporary photography and theory.
We encourage critical thinking through tackling everyday problems in our social, political and personal surroundings which are communicated through photography. The festival emphasizes collaboration and networking between local and international artists and the exchange of knowledge and experiences between foreign and local visitors and guests. Organ Vida supports the best of emerging artists showing them alongside established ones.
Organ Vida was founded and directed by Marina Paulenka (Unseen, Amsterdam). From 2019 program of Organ Vida is taken over by the curatorial collective whose members are Luja Šimunović, Lea Vene, Klara Petrović and Barbara Gregov.
The work of the Organ Vida organization is supported by the City of Zagreb Office for Culture, the Ministry of Culture; and the City of Zagreb Tourist Board, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs.