Dejan Kršić: WHW
Deset plakata za kolektiv WHW
Sitotisak / Silkprint
Born 1961 in Sarajevo. He graduated art history and ethnology from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. He has exhibited in several solo shows (in Zagreb, Ljubljana, Rijeka, Belgrade) and has participated in many collective exhibitions and video festivals. Since the mid 1980s he has been working for various magazines and newspapers as a journalist, editor and/or graphic designer (Polet, Studentski list, Quorum, Svijet, Start, Mladina, Moment, Danas…, Frakcija, Zarez). In the 1993 he was one of the founders and later editor-in-chief of Arkzin biweekly newspaper/magazine and publishing project. He translated to Croatian and published essays by many distinguished theorists and writers such as Slavoj Zizek, Renata Salecl, Darian Leader, Brian Holmes.
He created graphic design for numerous respectable exhibition catalogues. Additionally, his design works have been published in many design magazines: Eye (UK), Print (USA), AIGA journal (USA), Kak (Russia); and books: Mirko Ilic & Steven Heller: "Genius Moves - 100 Icons of Graphic Design" (North Light Books, 2001), "Two Colour Graphic" (Rockport, 2004), Milton Glaser & Mirko Ilic: "Design of Dissent" (Rockport, 2005), Timoty Samara: "Publication Design Workbook" (Rockport, 2005); Rick Poynor: "Designing Pornotopia: Travels in Visual Culture" (Laurence King, 2006). Since 2000, Dejan has been collaborating on many projects. As a graphic designer and writer Dejan Krsic has been collaborating on WHW projects: "What, how and for Whom - on the occasions of the 152nd Anniversary of the Communist Manifesto" (Zagreb 2000, Vienna 2001); "Broadcasting Project, dedicated to Nikola Tesla" (Zagreb 2001/2002); "Collective Creativity" (Kassel 2005). Since 2003 he has been designing all visual materials for Gallery Nova, including the gallery newspaper. The interdisciplinary focus of Dejan's work is putting the visual art practice and art theory in a creative dialogue with graphic design and curatorial strategies. Since 2008 he teaches graphic design at Department of visual communications at UMAS, Split, Croatia. Source: Monoskop
What, How & for Whom/WHW is a curatorial collective formed in 1999 and based in Zagreb and Berlin. Its members are Ivet Ćurlin, Ana Dević, Nataša Ilić and Sabina Sabolović, and designer and publicist Dejan Kršić.