Tomislav Medak

Field of Practice:

Performing Arts


City, Country:

Zagreb, Croatia


2013, 2014, 2015


Oct 2014 - Mar 2015

Born 1973.

Tomislav Medak earned a degree in philosophy and german studies from the University of Zagreb/Croatia (1997). His theoretical interests are in contemporary political philosophy, media theory and aesthetics. He has co-ordinated the theory program and publishing activities of the MaMa – Multimedia Institute, Zagreb since 2000. He is a »free software« advocate and project leader of the Croatian Creative Commons team.
He has (co-)curated and (co-)organized a number of conferences and exhibitions dealing with political theory, commons or cultural policy, most recently the international conference Economy of Crisis Capitalism and Ecology of the Commons, Zagreb (2012), the international conference Open Institutions – Institutional Imagination and Cultural Public Sphere, Zagreb (2011), and an exhibition on the history of hacking System.Hack, Zagreb, Belgrade/Serbia and Novi Sad/Serbia (2005–2007), which he created in collaboration with Marcell Mars (fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude 2013). In 2012 he helped organizing and co-ordinating the Croatian protests against the international intellectual property treaty ACTA.

Since 2001 he has been working with the Zagreb-based experimental theatre collective BADco. as a performer, dramaturge and director. Most recently as dramaturg of the theatre production Black and Forth (2012), performer and dramaturg of the theatre production The League of Time (2010), co-director and performer of the theatre production 1 poor and one 0 (2008). Together with the collective he has created an interactive installation work Responsiblity for Things Seen, initially presented at the Croatian exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and since then in Oslo/Norway, Zagreb, Rijeka/Croatia and Ljubljana/Slovenia. He is also a volunteer for the urban activist initiative Right to the City Zagreb.