Dr. Helena Sablić Tomić, Full Professor with TenureDean
Dr. Antoaneta Radočaj – Jerković, Associate Professor of ArtsVice-Dean for Academic Affairs
Dr. Saša Došen, Associate Professor of ArtsVice-Dean for Arts, Quality and Strategy
Dr. Krešimir Purgar, Associate ProfessorVice-Dean for Research and Projects
Dr. Alen Biskupović, Assistant ProfessorVice-Dean for Study Programmes
Anđelko Mrkonjić, Associate Professor of ArtsVice-Dean for the Development of Cultural and Creative Industries
Dr. Helena Sablić Tomić, Full Professor with Tenure
Helena Sablić Tomić was born in Osijek where she finished the primary and secondary schools and completed her studies at the Faculty of Philosophy. At the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, she was awarded the MA degree (thesis: The Short Story of the 90s – the publications and authors of the Quorum journal) in 1997 and the PhD degree (thesis: The Models of Contemporary Croatian Autobiographical Prose) in 2001. At the Academy of Arts and Culture, she is a tenured full professor, teaching courses in literature and culture. She is the first ambassador of Creative Europe Desk of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia. She is the author of 19 books and over a hundred scientific papers.
Dr. Antoaneta Radočaj – Jerković, Associate Professor of Arts
Antoaneta Radočaj-Jerković, DSc was born in 1976 in Osijek. Along with her MA in Choral Conducting at the University in Pecs, MA in Voice at the Academy of Music in Zagreb and in MA in Music Culture at the Faculty of Education in Osijek, she holds an postgraduate degree in Music Pedagogy from the Academy of Music in Zagreb. She obtained her DSc at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. As a conductor, Radočaj-Jerković received her training in Hungary, Germany, the USA, at prestigious academies, such as the Eastman School of Music and the Westminster Choir College. She has directed performances in Croatia, Greece, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Poland, United Kingdom, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Sweden, France, the USA and Australia. Radočaj-Jerković achieved notable success with the 2013 concert she directed at the famed Carnegie Hall of New York. The production included a repertoire dedicated to Croatian composers and performed by the Brevis Vocal Ensemble. To similar success, in 2017, she directed the performance of the Brevis Vocal Ensemble at the Sydney Opera House. Radočaj-Jerković has received over thirty awards at national and international choir competitions for her artistic work. She was recognized as best young conductor by juries in Sweden and Italy. Her hometown has honored her for her special contribution to music culture and art. Radočaj-Jerković has recorded both for radio and television, appearing on a number of compilations (B. Bjelinski’s series Kapljice). Her recordings have become part of the listening repertoire of the curriculum of elementary school music lessons. She has prepared choirs for operas, operettas and musicals as well as performed as a soloist with the Croatian National Theatre in Osijek. Radočaj-Jerković publishes and presents papers on music pedagogy and choral singing throughout the world. In 2014, she initiated the International Research and Art Symposium on Pedagogy in the Arts. She has published two books: ‘Singing in Music Classes’ and ‘Choral Singing in Education’. A member of national and international juries of choral music competitions, she regularly holds seminars, lectures and workshops for choirmasters.
Dr. Saša Došen, Associate Professor of Arts
Applied Arts (2014-2019), now The Department of Creative Technologies. Sice december 2018 she is acting as vice-dean of arts, quality and strategy.
Saša Došen was a member of a team that designed and implemented BA Theatre Design (the only course educating future costume, set and puppet designers in Croatia and broader region), as well as MA courses: Set Design, Costume Design and Puppet Design and Technology.
In 2011 she has received the Award for most inventive, visually most coherent and most inventive puppet design for the play “U potrazi za čudovištima” at the 23rd Conference of Puppeteers and Puppet Theatres of Croatia — SLUK. She was nominated for Croatian Theatre Awards: for
Best Set Design for the play “Doljnjodravska 11” in 2019 and for Best Costume Design for the play “260 DANA” in 2015. In her personal work as well as in her work with students she aspires to development of critical thinking, research, assessment of coneptual and visual representations through experiment, symbolic, provocation and diving into ludic reality that surpasses the boundaries of the conventional, and articulate synthesis of ideas translated into visual vocabulary.
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Dr. Krešimir Purgar, Associate Professor
Krešimir Purgar was born in 1964 in Zagreb. He was a Croatian correspondent for the international contemporary art magazine Flash Art from 1989 to 1992. He worked as a copywriter and creative director at several Croatian advertising agencies. In 2002 he took over the position of editor in the visual arts journal Kontura, which he had focused on the interdisciplinary and critical promotion of contemporary visual phenomena.
He has participated in more than thirty scholarly and professional symposia in Croatia and abroad, for example as part of the American Association of Italian Studies in Genoa, Colorado Springs and Taormina; then at conferences on the philosophy of art in Rome and Florence; then, as a founding member of the Visual Culture in Europe project group he participated in meetings and project meetings in London, Barcelona, Berlin and Vilnius, and gave lectures on literary and visual studies at conferences in Manchester, Skopje, Dartmouth College, at The University of Western Ontario, as well as the University of Chicago. He has given invited lectures at universities in Palermo, Cagliari, Genoa and Tirana.
In 2006, he founded the Center for Visual Studies in Zagreb in which he was employed – first as a researcher and since 2013 as a research associate. He led the Center for Visual Studies as the first institutional platform for promoting and interdisciplinary study of visuals and images in Croatia. Within the Center, he edits the Visual Theory books series, with four titles published so far and two in preparation. Since 2010 he has been teaching visual-theoretical courses at the Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb as an external associate, since 2012 as a honorary assistant, and
since March 2014 as an Assistant Professor. In November 2017, he was elected Associate Professor at the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek. In the academic year 2016/2017 he introduced the course Image Theory within the Doctoral Study of Literature, Performing Arts,
Film and Culture at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, as the first university course whose central theme is image science. Within the same PhD program he also teaches courses in Theory of Abstract Art, Theory of Conceptual Art and Introduction to Image Science.
He is engaged in the development of two new graduate programs at the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek: Visual Studies, Art Criticism and Theory, and Visual Arts.
telephone: 091 2257058
Dr. Alen Biskupović, Assistant Professor
Biskupović, Alen, assistant Professor in the field of theatre studies and a theatre critic. He graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek in 2006 and in 2014 obtained a PhD degree in the field of Humanities with doctoral thesis: Drama Theatre Criticism in Daily Osijek Newspaper from 1902 to 1945. He taught various courses on history of drama and theatre at the Academy of Arts in Osijek since 2008 to 2017 and nowadays works at Academy for Arts and Culture at University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek. He also works as a theatre critic for different journals and web pages Kazalište.hr [Theatre.hr], Republika [The Republic], Hrvatsko glumište [Croatian Theatre]… He was editor-in-chief of The Journal for Science, Arts and Culture Artos, and acted as an editor in chief for several theatrological editions. He is active in various international and Croatian professional associations: Croatian Association of Theatre Critics and Theatre Scholars where he was secretary general from 2014-2019, IATC, HUAmS, MH and volunteers at the association Naša djeca (Our Children) in Osijek. He has published numerous scientific papers, and has presented papers at numerous national and international scientific conferences.
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Anđelko Mrkonjić, Associate Professor of Arts
Anđelko Mrkonjić (Cerna, 1961) graduated in 1986., from the Faculty of Pedagogy in Osijek with the subject of Fine Arts in Matko Peić’s Travels reports. After completing his studies, he worked in elementary schools in Hodošan and Cerna, and since 1993. at the Secondary School of Economics and Administration in Osijek. Since 1993, he has published literary texts (“Revija”, “Kolo”), and art reviews and essays in “Glas Slavonije”. In 2008. he
was employed at the Academy of Arts in Osijek as a teaching lecturer in the scientific field of humanities, scientific field of philology, scientific branch of
croatistics. Since 2010., he has been employed at the Department of Cultural Studies at the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, and since 2018 at the Academy of Arts and Culture, where teaches several arts / literature courses as Assistant Professor.art. (selected 2013) and then as Associate professor.art. (2018 selected). In the Department of Cultural Studies. He has held the position of Deputy Head of Teaching and Students (2013-2018). From 2018, he is the Vice -Dean for the Development of the Cultural and Creative Industry at the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek.
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