About Us

The Galženica Gallery is a non-profitable gallery that functionswithin the wide range of activities of the Lifelong Learning Center in Velika Gorica. It was founded in 1980 and has followed, promoted and produced contemporary art ever since: at first as one ofZagreb's contemporary art galleries until the town of Velika Gorica became independent of Zagreb.

Radovan Vuković was the first director of the Gallery and he was succeeded in 2001 by Klaudio Štefančić who graduated at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb in 1995 (Comparative literature and Art history). At the same faculty, he completed his postgraduate study of literature in 2008.As guest lecturer he taught at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, at the Art Academy in Split and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava and Zagreb. He has participated in international conferences in Zagreb and Rijeka dedicated to the contemporary media culture. Since 2008 until 2017 he taught on the informal educational initiative Curatorial Platform from Zagreb. He has written many essays on the visual arts and literature theory and criticism that have been published in some of the most prominent Croatian contemporary visual arts and literature magazines such as "Život umjetnosti", "Kontura",  "Umjetnost riječi" etc. as well as broadcasted on the second channel of Croatian Radio. 

Council of the gallery: Margareta Biškupić, Tomislav Buntak, Branko Franceschi, Željka Himbele, Mario Mišković.