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 (AU UNG), where he acts as Associate Professor, projects coordinator as well as expert, evaluator and curator across realms of digital culture and media. In 2019 he is curating the international media/contemporary art festival Pixxelpoint. Having obtained a PhD in media art, communication science and literature from the University of Erfurt (Germany), his scientific inquiries now include media arts pedagogy, interdisciplinary collaboration, media ecology and community art. His artistic interests range from (lecture) performances and intermedia installations to public-space interventions as well as participatory creative processes.
pETER Purg currently leads the interdisciplinary MAST - Module in Art, Science and Technology* project (DG Connect) as well as School of Arts' teams in DIVA - Art:Biz Innovation Ecosystem (Interreg SI-IT) and the EmindS (Erasmus+ Strat. partn.) international projects. He successfully lead international academic projects across art, culture and interdisiplinary collaboration realms 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 (Creative Europe / Coop.) project. pETER Purg is coordinator of ADRIART.CE, a CEEPUS-supported network of 9 art academies from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia 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 (between) art and science realms, and is member of the University-Business Cooperation Forum with the European Commission. pETER Purg is a renowned external expert on academic quality and is currently member of the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency Council, therein representing the Slovenian Rectors Conference for the 2016-2022 mandate. He is member of the Expert Committee for Intermedia Art at the Slovenian Ministry of Culture for the 2019-2023 mandate. He acted as independent consultant/advisor in several artistic, cultural, research and development projects for the public (schools, universities, ministries) as well as the Creative and Cultural Industries sector at large.
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