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pETER Purg currently leads the New Media module in the Digital//Media Arts and Practices graduate//postgraduate programme at the School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica, where he acts as Associate Professor, projects coordinator as well as expert across realms of digital culture and media. Since december 2021 he is Acting Dean of the School of Humanities. Having obtained a PhD in media art, communication science and literary studies from the University of Erfurt (Germany), his scientific inquiries now include media arts pedagogy, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation, media art and media ecology. His artistic interests range from (lecture) performances and intermedia installations to public-space interventions as well as participatory creative processes. He is active in the field of cultural and higher education policymaking, assessment and quality assurance.
pETER Purg recently lead the acclaimed MAST - Module in Art, Science and Technology project (DG Connect) and is currently leading School of Arts' teams in two large-scale projects KONS - Platform for Investigative Arts (EU Cohesion) and DIVA - Art:Biz Innovation Ecosystem (Interreg SI-IT). He curated the 20th international media/contemporary art festival Pixxelpoint 2019.
He successfully lead international projects across art, culture and academia such as ADRIART (Advancing Digitally Renewed Interactions in Art Teaching), IDEATE (Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Application for Transforming Education in High Technologies) as well as the award-winning HiLoVv (Hidden Lives of Venice on Video) and was Slovenian team leader in the PAIC - Participatory Art for Invisible Communities , EmindS (Erasmus+) and TV Free Europe (Creative Europe) projects. pETER Purg is coordinator of ADRIART.CE, a CEEPUS-supported network of art academies from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Mazedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. 2006-2012 he acted as programme leader of Media Production Management international study programme at IAM-CMPM (Slovenia) for Middlesex University (UK).
He lead the interdisciplinary collective Bobnars United with over a hundred music events, research projects and intermedia productions between 2001 and 2006, as well as conceived anti-consumerism interventions within the Podgana PPP street performance group. In 2011 he was awarded "Prometheus of Science for Excellence in Communication" by The Slovenian Science Foundation; he acts as member of juries and boards in and between art and science such as Horizon and S+T+ARTS of the European Comission.
pETER Purg is a
renowned external expert on academic quality and is acting president
of the Slovenian
Quality Assurance Agency Council, appointed by the Slovenian
Rectors Conference for the 2016-2022 mandate. Currently, he is also
serving as member of the Higher Education Council of the Republic of
Slovenia. He was member of the Expert Committee for Intermedia Art at
the Slovenian Ministry of Culture. He acted as independent consultant
or advisor in several artistic, cultural, research and development
projects for the public (schools, universities, ministries) as well
as across Creative and Cultural Industries.
Ph.D. Peter Purg,
University of Nova Gorica | School of Arts
Univerza v Novi Gorici | Akademija umetnosti
//au.ung.si | ung.si
Post: Vipavska 13, SI-5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia
+386 51 336 770 (secretary),
+386 41 609 736 (personal mobile,
WhApp, Viber, Telegram, Signal)
DIVA - Art:Biz Innovation Ecosystems
KONS - Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art
MAST - Module in Art, Science and Technology*
PAIC - Participatory Art for Invisible Communities
TV Free Europe - 1,5 million Steps over the Borders
EmindS - Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Mindsets
ADRIART.CE network of art schools*
IDEATE.me - Interdisciplinary | Transforming Education*
HiLoVv - Hidden Lives of Venice on Video*
ADRIART.net - Advancing Interactions in Art Teaching*
* leader or head coordinator
Pixxelpoint 2019 festival – curator
Čovek človeku stroj - performance
Quo Vadis? - performance
DreamTogetherMachine - collaboration
eastweetswest - performance
email@example.com - lecture performance
VideoStaring at things mobile
The Neptun Trilogy: Catharsis > Return > Absence
> Re:Neptun > Resiege > Ma'Neptun
Walking / Drifting through Cityscapes (media mapping)
Lógos - Multitude Manifestations of Rog (3D making)
Mapping Komiža Narratives (intermedia workshops)
Telematic Performance (online)
Transitions (collaborative filmmaking)
MyMachine (interdisciplinary design&making)
ScanRain (lect. perf. & intermedia workshop)
MAST Manual (co-editor, with N. Castillo)
Transformative Impact of Blended Mobility ...
New Platforms of Art Education for Urban ...
New Media Ecology of Online Video ...
Videoscanning in Art School Community ...
The Art of Mixed Reality ...
Body in Electronic Space (PhD, German) ..