Marko Marković's happening in New York

place: New York, USA; 32. Second Avenue and 2nd street
organiser: Anthology Film Archive
Performer Marko Marković will present his happening 'The Knife Orchestra' on 14 September at the Anthology Film Archive in New York, USA.

In this performance Marković  will produce a composition of ten blades. In this concept, a weapon becomes a tool in the service of art.

Marko Marković was born on January 12th 1983 in Osijek, Croatia. He graduated painting at Art Academy in Split in 2007 in the class of prof. Gorki Žuvela. 2009. University of Zadar - Pedagogical psychological education. Does researches in different media: video, installation, ambient, performance and happening. In these works he often animates and includes audience and/or other participants as the expression medium.

He is the founder and member of a flexible formation Adistia, a group of people that operates in performance activities, as an art group, art community, or organization. He participated in numerous exhibitions, workshops and festivals in Croatia and abroad (USA, Russia, Mexico, Finland, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Italy, Greece, Serbia, Austria, USA).

He is organizer of a performance festival named Days of Open Performance in Split, Dani Otvorenog Performansa U Splitu/ DOPUST (Croatian word for holiday). He is front man in performative punk/ noise/ electro band ILIJA I ZRNO ŽITA (ELIJAH AND THE GRAIN).

He was teaching painting and drawing at High School of Arts in Split, Croatia. Lives and works in New York as freelance artist. 2011 awarded for best young Visual artist in Croatia with award Radoslav Putar; member YVAA- Young Visual Artist Award. AWARD 2011. Radoslav Putar annual award for best young visual artists of Croatian Institute for Contemporary Art Zagreb in association with YVAA-Young Visual Artist Award RESIDENCY 2012. ISCP/ International studio & Curatorial practice, New York.US. WORKSHOPS 2010. - Sub Art- Tracing immobility, Ražanj, Croatia - ‘’Young people for young people’’, Art workshops for high school students of Fine Arts and students home for abandoned children Mistral. DOPUST/ curator project, Split, Croatia.

(D.H., 14.09.2012)