ŽELJKO JANČIĆ ZEC
Visual, performing and media artist. Born in Rijeka (HR). He has been educated at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Netherlands.
He creates art in order to explore such issues as daily life, the human condition and the complexity of existence.
As a multimedia artist, he has performed and exhibited in Europe and America. He is a member of UPUH Croatia (Croatian Dancers Association) and of IG Freie Theaterarbeit (Austrian Association of Independent
Theatre) and IG Bildende Kunst (Austrian Association of Independent Visual Arts). He founded the art association PART OF ART in Vienna and is Co-President of World Art Games (WAG) Austria.
By working on performances he developed his photographic and
cinematographic perspective. Since early 2000, photography and video had been an essential and constant part of his artistic activities. He has produced several photo series: Piedina, Treno terreno, Showroom,
The ghost has no home, Urban leisure, Blind through life, Cult of Diva, Goli Otok – The Bare Island / Vision in the shadow.
This work opens him the possibility, to play with both, various cinematic techniques, expression and performing.
He has produced a number of short experimental films that have been successfully shown at international film festivals: Waterish, The Second Man, Comeback, Blind through life, Embodiment.
He won an award for the film Waterish at the Choreographic Captures International Competition 2008 Joint Adventures festival and for the film The Second Man at the 41st KRAF Festival in Rijeka.