Irena Bekić (1964) graduated art history and comparative literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Zagreb, Croatia). She works for The Zagreb City Libraries as a librarian and manager/curator of the Prozori (Windows) Gallery. Convinced that contemporary art, owing to its flexible methodology, can provide tools for activating the community, she has channelled the gallery’s programme towards engaged artistic and social practices, with the aim of making room for critical thinking and informal education of the public. She publishes texts in the fields of art criticism and visual arts and conducts various art-research and educational projects. Member of ULUPUH (Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts) and AICA Croatia.