JELINIĆ, Božidar, artist, art actions creator, dissident, theoretician, publicist, photographer, lecturer (Ivanec, 1926 – Split, 2011). He attended the technical and art department at the Higher Teacher Training College. In 1954, he created his first sand ambient and Informel piece entitled Naplavine (Alluvia) using sand and alluvia brought on by the sea in the Bačvice bay in Split. An opponent to the system, often in conflict with the party and state leaders, he led passionate public polemics through newspaper and electronic media. Due to his subversive work, he used to get thrown out of his own lectures (Kruščica action, Homage to Pollock, Kutija od kontrabasa, volovsko meso, Ogoljeni…, Solin, Split etc.) because of his radical opinions and his teachings about contemporary and abstract art. He was one of the most radical and among the first Informel artist in the area and beyond. Simultaneously, he produced collages, drawings, geometrical abstract art, pop art, gesture paintings, minimalist paintings, public space interventions and practicing body art. He was the founder and cofounder of a number of informal art groups (Red Peristyle, A Fraction of the Red Peristyle group, “Grupa ABC”), as well as the founder of the AAA Biennial. He worked in Milan and took scholarly trips to Italy, Belgium, France and Sweden. His works were exhibited in Croatia, as well as abroad, within a number of solo- and group exhibitions. His works are held in private collections and museums. /V.D.T./

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