Born in Zagreb, lives and works in Rijeka, Zagreb and Berlin.
1973 – 1977 studied film editing at the Academy for Theatre, Film and Television in Zagreb (today Academy of Dramatic Art ADU). 1985-1988 post graduate studies, film, video and interactive media at Harvard University and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Media Lab (Ed.M).
1978 – 1993 teaching film editing at the Academy of Dramatic Art (ADU), Zagreb. Since 1983 lecturer in USA, Great Britain, Netherlands, Austria and Germany. 1997 – 2002 visiting professor at the University of Film and Television (HFF) Potsdam-Babelsberg . Since 1997 teaching video production at the University of Applied Technology and Business (FHTW) in Berlin and from 2013 to 2019 New Media at the Academy of Applied Arts (APURI). Since than she is retired, but continuing her work as a leader of the Center for Innovative Media APURI.
As independent artist and curator works on film, video and interactive multimedia projects, video art and video installations. Some projects were shown in the New National Gallery in Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU) in Zagreb, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMSU) in Rijeka, as well as private and national galleries around the world. 1996 – 2002 collaboration with the Studio for Electro Acoustic Music at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Active participation on many international exhibitions, symposia and festivals. 2023 began with the research project “How did you do it Mr…” 50 years of editing, starting with a series of video documentation on the YouTube channel with internationally known media artists
Long term working as film and video editor on feature films, short documentaries, advertisements, music videos, TV- and Video productions, and as assistant editor on different international film coproductions (worked with American Academy Awarded winners: film director Dušan Vukotić, producer Branko Lustig and scriptwriter Horton Foot and Stirling Silliphant.
Various scholarships and awards. Between others from Croatian Ministry of Culture and Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, City of Zagreb, Zlatko and Joyce Baloković Fund, Harvard University, Goethe Institute, Ministerium für Kultur Hannover, Auswärtiges Amt Bonn, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA) Stuttgart, Prevost and others.
From 1993 – 2014 curator and art director of Media-Scape, International Symposium and Exhibition for Media Art in Zagreb, Novigrad and Rijeka and since 2019 Glowing Globe in Rijeka. As professor she was organising exhibitions of student media art works in Berlin, Karlsruhe, Zagreb and Rijeka.
Participated on several EU projects. 1998 – 1999 European Media Arts Workshop (EU Media II Programm) in Paris, Cardiff and Barcelona. 2008-2011 X-OP: eXchange of art operators and producers, from 2013 – 2015 AdriaArt, MAP – Media Arts and Practices . From 2023-2025 FASIH, Future Art Science in Industrial heritage
Member of Harvard Club of Croatia, Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU) and VideoKunst/Multimedia e.V. Berlin (VKMM)
In 2017 founded Center for Innovative Media CIM, in a frame of the University of Rijeka, Academy of Applied Arts (APURI). and from 2017 – 2023 is project leader.
Awarded for the life achievement by the University Rijeka Foundation for 2019. (NOVI LIST)
Acknowledgement for the achievements in 2021 that contributed to the promotion, progress and reputation of the University of Rijeka.
ZOOM Interview about the life achievements by the students at the New York University, USA run by professor Mechtild Schmidt Feist
YouTube project 50 Years Montage, presented at the RE:SOURCE Festival in Venice and at Humboldt University [media theories] colloquium.