Branko Franceschi

( Zadar, Croatia, 1959) from 1987 to 2004 was a program director at the Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery in Zagreb and from 2004 to 2008 executive director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, Croatia. During 2008 - 2010 period he was a director of HDLU Croatian Association of Visual Artists in Zagreb, Croatia.

Trained as an Art Historian at the University of Zagreb, from 1987 he initiated and curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary art for the exhibition venues in Croatia and beyond. He was curator for the Croatian pavilion at 16. Sao Paulo Biennial (2004), 2 International Biennial in Prag (2005), 52 Venice Biennial (2007), 11 International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennial (2008) and member of the curatorial team of 2 Biennial of Young Artists, Bucharest (2006). In 2005 he initiated Biennial of Quadrilateral in Rijeka, Croatia. His diverse background includes 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 PS1, New York from 2001-2007, Croatian participation in Art in General’s EERE program since 2004 and other cultural exchanges between Croatia and USA, and Croatia and EU. Membership: AICA (AICA Croatia president), ICOM, CIMAM, DPUH, Advisory Committee of ArtsLink, Advisory Committee of Art in General, New Media Commission for the Ministry of Culture Republic of Croatia (president), etc. n