Kristian Lukić

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Kristian Lukić (1974) is a curator, artist and researcher based in Bratislava. He is a PhD fellow at the Knowledge Cultures group, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, and co-founder of the Institute for Flexible Cultures and Technologies (NAPON), Novi Sad. He works at the intersection of art, technology and politics. In recent years, his research has focused on algorithmization in general, as well as the increase in occult research and ‘post-reality’ conditions.

Lukić graduated in Art history and received an MA in Theory of Art and Media from the Belgrade University of Arts (thesis Commodified Play). He was a curator for media practice in Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina in Novi Sad. From 2001 to 2006 he was program manager in New Media Center - kuda.org. In 2002 he co-founded Eastwood - Real Time Strategy Group, a group dealing with technology and play by developing and modifying computer games.

He curated and organized several exhibitions and conferences such as Play Cultures (2007), on game culture and politics of play, Territories & Resources (2008), on web 2.0 and social networks phenomena, Wealth of Nations, on the world of finances, in Novi Sad (2009) and Bristol (2010), and Autonomies in Novi Sad (2013). Together with Gordana Nikolić in 2010 he co-organised the conference Art Work. Accumulation and Availability.

Within kuda.org, he co-curated exhibitions and managed numerous projects such as World-Information.Org (2003), exhibitions in collaboration with Public Netbase in Novi Sad and Belgrade; and Media Ontology (2005), part of the On Difference project in Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart.

He also participated in Share Lab’s Facebook research project.

He wrote for numerous media art and culture magazines such as Inter-Society for Electronic Arts (ISEA) Newsletter, Sarai Reader, kuda.read publications and Republika magazine to name a few. He taught at Parsons School for Design, Department of Design and Technology, New York, USA; Foundation for Art and Creative Technology Liverpool, Media Center Lume - University of Art and Design Helsinki; Ars Electronica festival, Linz, Austria; Werkleitz Biennial, Halle an der Salle, Germany, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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