ARKTIK – Who

Vesna Mačković

Vesna Mačković

Vesna Mačković, founder and artistic director of ARKTIK

www.vesnamackovic.com
youtube.com/user/VesnaCro
contact: info@arktik.eu , 00 385 99 200 40 40

Author of contemporary dance choreography and multimedia theater shows. Also, she creates video and performance art as well as voice and sound experimentation works.

Winner of 3rd prize for Contemporary Art THT @ MSU 2016 with Ana Opalić for the “Salute” video performance recorded in abandoned iron factory space of ‘Željezara Sisak’. Awarded in New York with the International audio fiction award in the category of Sarah Lawrence college students jury for her radio-phonic drama ‘Krleža, stand in line!’. Resident at the Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in New York City in the summer of 2017, creating a performance inspired by the “Salute” video, recreating the factory hall of ‘Željezara Sisak’ in New York for this purpose. Co-founder of the PAP (Performing Arts Program) educational program with Žak Valenta, which takes place in the MSU, Zagreb since 2015. She started the initiative ‘Art Available to Everyone‘.

Why did she founded ARKTIK – The Institute for the Future?

Believing that art can change the world by underlining essential themes through music, theater, film and visual arts, she launches ARKTIK to bring together artists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and the audience that care about the same issues. Because art can illuminate the world, but together we can do more.


Antonio Dolić

Antonio Dolić

Antonio Dolić, visual artist / designer, founder of ARKTIK 

contact: toni@arktik.eu , 00 385 91 3000 577

He has been involved in visual arts and design for many years now, mainly on theater and art projects: ZKM / Motovun Film Festival / Ulysses Theater / Eurokaz_Eurijala…
Since the beginning of his professional career, he worked as an author of many visual identities, posters and various publications. He has exhibited at numerous festivals and exhibitions at home and abroad.
He is a member of the Croatian Designers Association (HDD), the Croatian Association of Applied Art Artists (ULUPUH) and the ZGRAF executive board. He lives and works in Zagreb.

Why is he in ARKTIK?

ARKTIK is a creative polygon that offers a variety of options, different from conventional institutional platforms, because it is not limited to one art expression or style. For this very reason I find it interesting to collaborate within ARKTIK with artists from different fields of art and to promote the idea of social-responsible activism of ARKTIK to a wider population.


Luka Barešić

Luka Barešić

Luka Barešić, graduated actor, co-founder of ARKTIK 

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contact: lukabaresic@yahoo.com , 00 385 91 986 90 46

He was in the theater since childhood, and starts acting professionally after graduating from Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He collaborates with private and public theaters as a freelancer and also participates in contemporary dance projects.

Why is he in ARKTIK?

The idea of establishing ARKTIK as an activist theater is welcomed as a personal call for collaboration on projects that carry the ideas of a better world.


Dimitrij Petrović

Dimitrij Petrović

Dimitrij Petrović, musician, producer, master of art education, co-founder of ARKTIK

He has recorded and produced dozens of music releases of alternative bands. He is an active member of the bands Radost! and Seine, and over the last four years he has played more than a few hundred concerts in Europe and the region.
As a musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer he participates in numerous projects and editions, and beside going on European tours, he leads the Studio Radost! as a venue for alternative bands and ideas.

Why is he in ARKTIK?

I consider that multi-discipline form as well as combination of techniques and media always leads to original and new realizations. ARKTIK is an ideal platform for collaborating and sharing experiences in production.
In many ways, ARKTIK is like a story about Noah’s Ark, about all the beings who missed to embark on the escape barge. They were looking with confusion as the barge left toward better future.
This time, it would be a pity to miss that ride and be so close to the Ark, and not get aboard in the ARKTIK.


Marija Despotović

Marija Despotović

Marija Despotović, production and public relations assistant, graduated journalist, student of art history

After graduating journalism, I wanted to learn more about creativity process, so I enrolled in the art history studies and gained a stronger inclination for all the forms of the artistic expressions.

contact: marketing@arktik.eu00 385 98 974 14 90

Why is she in ARKTIK?

I joined ARKTIK after assisting Vesna Mačković in the production of  her previous projects and performances. My contribution to The Institute for the Future will be connected to artistic and activist projects. I have participated in many multimedia and educational programs, so I am looking forward to be involved in such a wide range project that creates new platform for artistic imagination and sensibility.


Lidija Špegar

Lidija Špegar

Lidija Špegar, graduated journalist, master in film and television directing 

She works as a freelance editor for our national television, and in real life she is a directing documentary films. She graduated making a film “Where are we going?” (ADU, 2017) for which she received the Dean Award of the Academy of Fine Arts and also won the Certificate of achievement at Virgin Spring Cinefest, the Cult Critic Movie Awards and the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival. It was also awarded at 5.STIFF (Student International Film Festival) winning the Audience Award.

contact: lidija.spegar@gmail.comfacebook.com/lidija.spegar

Why is she in ARKTIK?

I’ve always been attracted by change and diversity, an attempt to make this world a better place. ARKTIK as an idea gives me hope that this is possible. In addition, it is a great platform for linking up different types of art. In short, ARKTIK is the “place” I want to be in.


Ivan Marinković, an academic cameraman, producer and photographic designer, ARKTIK’s associate 

Photography, music, videos, drawings. Reflection, contemplation, feeling. For me, these are the areas and ways of creating and working as a person, author and artist.

contact: fb.com/ivanmarinkovicphoto

Why is he in ARKTIK?

Being loyal to yourself and to the few meaningful people around is enough to give us purpose and not to give up. That is why I joined ARKTIK, where open and sincere cooperation with positive attitude, joy and charity is a part of working process and life values and beliefs.


Andrija Santro

Andrija Santro

Andrija Santro, light designer, ARKTIK’s associate

Andrija Santro, originally from Zabok, is a ceramic product designer, a musician and a synth enthusiast, who entered into the world of light design in search of “the right profession”. It’s been 7 years since then, and he tries to seize every opportunity to get that position and share his light layout and design. Whether it is a dance performance, a concert, an exhibition, a performance or a Halloween party, Andrija has already accumulated hours and hours of tapping through the light counter and setting-up reflectors. Currently collaborates with the ABOP band and participates in various projects (Illectricity festival, Terraneo Festival, SuperUho Festival, DB Indoš, Galerija Močvara, Faki Fest, Platforma HR, Lost Theory Festival…)

contact: andrija.santro@gmail.com

Why is he in ARKTIK?

I have already collaborated with some members of the ARKTIK collective, so I am glad that there are still dear, professional and positive people who share a similar vision of theater and activism. I see ARKTIK as platform where individual has the artistic freedom to express himself merging responsibility and creativity.