Dan Oki, Artist in distribution, Croatia, 1965
Dan Oki was born in Zadar, Croatia in 1965. He lives and works in Amsterdam and Split. Between 1986 and 1990, he realized his first exhibitions and experimental films. Oki studied in the audiovisual department at De Vrije Academie in Den Haag from 1991 to 1993. In 1996, he received a master's degree in media arts from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem. From 1997 to 1999, he studied film directing and screenplay writing while attending postgraduate courses at the Maurits Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam. Since 1998 Oki has been teaching video and computer art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Split. He works with the mediums of film, video, installation, computer art, and performance. Oki often experiments with visual narrative and the subjectivity of the artist. With a focus on hybrid feature-length film and cinematographic database in the context of new media art, Oki's work makes the argument that cinema itself is a database.