KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis from Zagreb (established in 2002) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization which is directed towards critical examination of role and meaning of science, technology and the body in contemporary society through curatorial work, production of artworks, organization of trans-disciplinary festivals and theoretical contextualization. In its work, KONTEJNER is focused on intermedia and interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of science, technology and art, body art and hybrid and innovative usage of the media, while content wise the projects of the organization refer to relevant society and culture phenomena, taboos and ethical systems that legitimize them.
KONTEJNER organizes three triennial festivals: Touch Me Festival (thematic festival of progressive art, science and technology), Device_art (festival dedicated to devices and machines as artistic media) and Extravagant bodies (festival directed towards the politics of normality and body art). Since 2011 KONTEJNER also runs the program of Mochvara Gallery dedicated to sound art. Along with the representation programs, the organization deals with production of interdisciplinary artworks of Croatian artists through two production platforms: DIY_ArtLab and Sound Art Incubator (part of the Mochvara Gallery program).
Through its projects and programs, KONTEJNER has curated and organized over 100 group and solo exhibitions, festivals, artistic interventions, lectures and presentations of international and local artist and theoreticians in Zagreb, Rijeka, Dubrovnik, Ljubljana, Belgrade, Skopje, Prague, Linz, London, Tokyo, Beijing and elswhere. KONTEJNER has also established numerous collaborations with local, regional and international organizations and institutions such as Live Art Development Agency/London, Kapelica Gallery/Ljubljana, Ectopia/Lisbon, Device art/Japan and many more.