Darko Fritz

Darko Fritz Fritz is artist and independent curator and researcher. He was born in 1966, in Croatia, and currently he lives and works in Amsterdam, Zagreb and Korcula. He studied architecture at the University of Zagreb [1986 - 1989] and media art at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam [1990 - 1992].

His work fills the gap between contemporary art practices and media art culture. He has worked with video since 1988 and created his first computer-generated environment in 1988 [Cathedral]. He is using the Internet as artistic medium since 1994. He presents his works in different contexts and environments: galleries / museums, Internet, broadcast media and public spaces. Recently he has been developing horticultural units [flower/organic installations] in public spaces, transgressing the contents from the digital domain.

Fritz was a founding member of the artist collectives Cathedral [1988], Imitation of Life Studio [1987 - 1990], Young Croatian Electronic Films [1991], The Future State of Balkania [1999] and the association and gallery gray) (area - space of contemporary and media art in Korc?ula [since 2006].

He has curated numerous exhibitions and edited companion exhibition catalogues for print and web publication, including I am Still Alive (early computer-generated art and recent low-tech and internet art), Zagreb, 2000; CLUB.NL - contemporary art and art networks from the Netherlands, Dubrovnik, 2000; Bit International - Computers and Visual Research, [New] Tendencies, Zagreb 1961-1973, Neue Galerie, Graz, 2007 and ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2008; Reconstruction: private=public=private=public=, Belgrade, 2009 and Angles and Intersections (co-curated with Christiane Paul, Nina Czegledy, Ellena Rosi and Peter Dobrila), Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, 2009.