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Branko Franceschi

Branko Franceschi was trained as an Art Historian at the University of Zagreb and for more than 20 years has initiated and curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary art for exhibition venues in Croatia and beyond. He was curator of the Croatian pavilion at the16th Sao Paulo Biennial (2004), 2nd International Biennial in Prague (2005), 52nd Venice Biennial (2007), 11th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennial (2008) and member of the curatorial team of 2nd Biennial of Young Artists, Bucharest (2006). In 2005, he initiated the Biennial of Quadrilateral in Rijeka, Croatia. His diverse background includes the production of online works, articles for daily papers, art reviews and cultural periodicals, TV and radio broadcasting. He initiated, managed and coordinated a residency for Croatian artists at MoMA PS1 in New York from 2001-2007, Croatian participation in Art in General’s EERE program since 2004 and other cultural exchanges between both Croatia and the United States, and Croatia and the EU. Membership: AICA (AICA Croatia President), ICOM, CIMAM, DPUH, Advisory Committee of Art in General, New Media Commission for the Ministry of Culture Republic of Croatia (President), Gallery and Museum Program Commission for the Municipality of Rijeka (President).