Ana Peraica

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Born Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Based in Split, Croatia

Ana Peraica is a lecturer in visual culture and history of media arts at the Department for Image Science, University of Danube in Krems, Austria.

She holds an MA in art history and philosophy from the University of Zagreb. Afterwards she was a researcher in art theory at the Jan Van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht. In parallel, she undertook a 3-year doctorate course in cultural analysis, theory and interpretation at ASCA, University of Amsterdam, and defended her thesis entitled Fotografija kao dokaz [Photography as the Evidence] at the University of Rijeka.

Peraica covers a variety of approaches to contemporary arts and visual culture. She lives and works in Diocletian's palace in Split (Croatia) where she runs a family photo studio Atelier Perajica and actively engages in the preservation of life inside this inhabited Roman monument on the World Heritage list.

She is the author of Culture of the Selfie (Amsterdam, 2017) and Sub/versions (Berlin, 2009), and editor of a number of books. Her essays in the domains of visual studies and media theory have been published in journals such as Leonardo, Afterimage, Institute of Physics Conference Series, and in magazines such as Springerin, Art & Education Papers, Documenta Magazine, Pavilion, and Flash Art.