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|caption =  [[Telekommunist International]], satellite event of [[Transmediale Festival]], in Berlin on 2016/02/26, photo by [[Alp Klanten]]
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|caption =  Blaće at Telekommunist International, satellite event of [[Transmediale]], Berlin, 26 Feb 2016. Photo: Alp Klanten.
|birth_place = Čapljina, SFR Yugoslavia, Republic of Bosnia&Herzegovina
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|birth_place = Čapljina, Yugoslavia (today Bosnia and Herzegovina)
|roaming_between = [[Zagreb]], Croatia, [[Čapljina]], Bosnia&Herzegovina, [[Berlin]], Germany  
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|based_in = [[Zagreb]], Croatia; Čapljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina; [[Berlin]], Germany  
 
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'''Zeljko Blace''' (b. 1976) is (in)consistently working in(between) contemporary culture, media technologies and sport - cross-pollinating queer, media and social practices.
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'''Zeljko Blace''' (1976, Čapljina) is (in)consistently working in(between) contemporary culture, media technologies and sport - cross-pollinating queer, media and social practices.
  
 
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Blaće been active in [[Croatia]]'s new media culture scene since 1996, originally as web designer, artist and journalist -- and later also in roles of organizer, researcher and curator (with)in several media culture focused NGOs:
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* [[LABinary]] (1999-2003), as co-editor of printed newsletter and organizer of events [[new.media.culture.week]] & [[ASU2]]
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* [[radioActive]] (2000-2002), as web editor, journalis and co-organizer of workshops/productions
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* [[Multimedia Institute]] (2000-2005), mostly as program/project coordinator in net.culture club MaMa and curator of exhibitions and events.
  
Željko Blaće, born 1976 in Čapljina (then SFR Yugoslavia, now Bosnia&Herzegovina) has been active in [[Croatia]]'s new media culture scene since 1996, originally as web designer, artist and journalist -- and later also in roles of organizer, researcher and curator (with)in several media culture focused NGOs:
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As journalist and reporter he contributed to cultural programs of the national radio and TV (programs: ''Transfer'' and ''Triptih''), occasionally publishing in IT magazines, more regularly in the cultural magazine ''Zarez'' and on ''radioActive, Kulturpunkt, ZamirZine'' and ''linux.hr'' webportal. He advocated for non-profit net projects and worked on strengthening the impact of NGO sector on Croatian netspace (both in terms of infrastructure and legislation) in LastTuesday events and other initiatives.
#[[LABinary]] (1999-2003), as co-editor of printed newsletter and organizer of events [[new.media.culture.week]] & [[ASU2]]
 
#[[radioActive]] (2000-2002), as web editor, journalis and co-organizer of workshops/productions
 
#[[Multimedia Institute]] (2000-2005), mostly as program/project coordinator in net.culture club MaMa and curator of exhibitions and events.  
 
  
As journalist and reporter contributed to cultural programs of the national radio and TV (programs:"Transfer" and "Triptih"), occasionally publishing in IT magazines, more regularly in the cultural magazine Zarez and on radioActive, Kulturpunkt, ZamirZine and linux.hr webportal. He advocated for non-profit net projects and was working on strengthening the impact of NGO sector on Croatian netspace (both in terms of infrastructure and legislation) in LastTuesday events and other initiatives.
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Blaće exhibited as visual and media artist, performed as VJ with Croatian electro-acoustic-glitch duo Jeanne Fremaux. Participated as speaker/presenter at several international events (including Ars Electronica Festival, Net Congestion, Next 5 Minutes, PingInProgress, NC48 - Graz, Money Nations II..). Since 2000 he works actively as a networker internationaly and has been (co-)organizing international events in Croatia: [[Art Servers Unlimited]] 2 (Labin, Sep 2001), new.media.culture.week Critical Upgrade! (Zagreb, May 2002) and tactical media events towards [[Next 5 Minutes]] 4 (Dubrovnik, May 2003; Vis, August 2003). He initiated Croatian ''media-art-hr'' and regional ''[[nettime-see]]'' mailing lists.
  
Blace exhibited as visual and media artist, performed as VJ with Croatian electro-acoustic-glitch duo Jeanne Fremaux. Participated as speaker/presenter at several international events (including Ars Electronica Festival, Net Congestion, Next 5 Minutes, PingInProgress, NC48 - Graz, Money Nations II..). Since 2000 works actively as a networker internationaly and has been (co-)organizing international events in Croatia: [[Art Servers Unlimited]] 2 (Labin, Sep 2001), new.media.culture.week Critical Upgrade! (Zagreb, May 2002) and Tactical media events towards [[Next 5 Minutes]] 4 (in Dubrovnik, May 2003 and Vis, August 2003). Initiated Croatian [[media-art-hr]] and regional [[nettime-see]] mailing lists.
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In 2003 Blaće established [[a.network]], a co-ordination/production platform of regional media labs/centers, groups and individuals with mission to present new media culture and production in the South-East Europe.
  
In 2003 established [[a.network]], a co-ordination/production platform of regional media labs/centers, groups and individuals with mission to present new media culture and production in the South-East Europe.
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As of 2005 Blaće worked actively in QueerSport, organizing and instigating sport and recreation activities, discursive community events, presents and published on LGBT/Queer realities in sport. In 2006 he co-founded [http://www.qSPORT.info qSPORT], a society for sport recreation of LGBTQs. Works across art/cultural and social/political axis on collaborative projects. [http://www.QueerSport.info]
 
 
 
 
As of 2005 works actively in QueerSport organizing and instigating sport and recreation activities, discursive community events, presents and published on LGBT/Queer realities in sport. In 2006 co-founded qSPORT - society for sport recreation of LGBTQs [[www.qSPORT.info]]. Works across art/cultural and social/political axis on collaborative projects [[www.QueerSport.info]]
 
  
 
==Interviews==
 
==Interviews==
* [http://furtherfield.org/features/interviews/contestingcontexting-sport-2016-interview-zeljko-blace Contesting/Contexting SPORT 2016: Interview with Zeljko Blace], by Josephine Bosma - 2016/08/31
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* [http://subsol.c3.hu/subsol_2/contributors0/mi2text.html "Multimedia Institute (mi2): Zeljko Blace, Marcell Mars & Tomi Medak interviewed by Joanne Richardson"], ''subsol'', 2 Apr 2002; repr. in ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=539 An@rchitexts: Voices from the Global Digital Resistance]'', ed. Joanne Richardson, New York: Autonomedia, 2005.
* [http://subsol.c3.hu/subsol_2/contributors0/mi2text.html "Multimedia Institute (mi2): Zeljko Blace, Marcell Mars & Tomi Medak interviewed by Joanne Richardson"], ''subsol'' 2002/04/02, later published in “Anarchitexts: A Subsol Anthology” by Joanne Richardson, Autonomedia press http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?index=books&linkCode=qs&keywords=9781570271427
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* Josephine Bosma, [http://furtherfield.org/features/interviews/contestingcontexting-sport-2016-interview-zeljko-blace "Contesting/Contexting SPORT 2016: Interview with Zeljko Blace"], ''Furtherfield'', 31 Aug 2016.

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Blaće at Telekommunist International, satellite event of Transmediale, Berlin, 26 Feb 2016. Photo: Alp Klanten.
Born Čapljina, Yugoslavia (today Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Based in Zagreb, Croatia; Čapljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Berlin, Germany

Zeljko Blace (1976, Čapljina) is (in)consistently working in(between) contemporary culture, media technologies and sport - cross-pollinating queer, media and social practices.

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Blaće been active in Croatia's new media culture scene since 1996, originally as web designer, artist and journalist -- and later also in roles of organizer, researcher and curator (with)in several media culture focused NGOs:

  • LABinary (1999-2003), as co-editor of printed newsletter and organizer of events new.media.culture.week & ASU2
  • radioActive (2000-2002), as web editor, journalis and co-organizer of workshops/productions
  • Multimedia Institute (2000-2005), mostly as program/project coordinator in net.culture club MaMa and curator of exhibitions and events.

As journalist and reporter he contributed to cultural programs of the national radio and TV (programs: Transfer and Triptih), occasionally publishing in IT magazines, more regularly in the cultural magazine Zarez and on radioActive, Kulturpunkt, ZamirZine and linux.hr webportal. He advocated for non-profit net projects and worked on strengthening the impact of NGO sector on Croatian netspace (both in terms of infrastructure and legislation) in LastTuesday events and other initiatives.

Blaće exhibited as visual and media artist, performed as VJ with Croatian electro-acoustic-glitch duo Jeanne Fremaux. Participated as speaker/presenter at several international events (including Ars Electronica Festival, Net Congestion, Next 5 Minutes, PingInProgress, NC48 - Graz, Money Nations II..). Since 2000 he works actively as a networker internationaly and has been (co-)organizing international events in Croatia: Art Servers Unlimited 2 (Labin, Sep 2001), new.media.culture.week Critical Upgrade! (Zagreb, May 2002) and tactical media events towards Next 5 Minutes 4 (Dubrovnik, May 2003; Vis, August 2003). He initiated Croatian media-art-hr and regional nettime-see mailing lists.

In 2003 Blaće established a.network, a co-ordination/production platform of regional media labs/centers, groups and individuals with mission to present new media culture and production in the South-East Europe.

As of 2005 Blaće worked actively in QueerSport, organizing and instigating sport and recreation activities, discursive community events, presents and published on LGBT/Queer realities in sport. In 2006 he co-founded qSPORT, a society for sport recreation of LGBTQs. Works across art/cultural and social/political axis on collaborative projects. [1]

Interviews