Janka Vukmir is an art historian, art critic and curator based in Zagreb, Croatia. She is a Co-founder and a President of the Institute for Contemporary Art. Previously she was Director and Assistant Director of the SCCA – Zagreb, Soros Center for Contemporary Art. Prior to being engaged with the art organisations she worked independently as a curator of contemporary art and art critic in numerous printed and electronic media. Majority of her work has been dedicated to the independent art initiatives, organisations and artists so she was or is engaged in various capacities to many organisations such as being a Founder and a Coordinator of the Gallery Weekend Zagreb, Co-founder and organiser of Radoslav Putar Award, President of CIP – Croatian Independent Publishers, Executive director, ZGRAF 10, Member of the Executive Board of AICA Croatia, Board member of Expanded Media Gallery.
Her writing appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions catalogues such as Venice Biennial, Croatian presentation (Martina Kramer); Documenta 10 guide(Slaven Tolj); Documenta 11 guide (Andreja Kulunčić); Radikale Bilder, 2. Fototriennale, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria; After the Wall (Slaven Tolj), Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Art is Not Allowed Here, Regensburg, Germany; Croatian Contemporary Art; Lalit Kala Akademi, National Academy of Art New Delhi; Tomislav Gotovac, Crises Anticipator, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia. Contributed with texts to various publications and books, in the field of contemporary art and art management.
She is the author of the book Perceptual Art – Slaven Tolj, SCCA Zagreb, and editor of many other publications such as Group of Six, CD publication Anto Jerković (1958 – 2005), Dokumentation (with Jelena Perić); Checkpoint, SCCA Zagreb; From Diaspora to Diversities, (editor and author), NGO Esperanza World Culture Center, (with: Robert Alagjozovski, Janka Vukmir, Miroslav Karić, Mirjana Peitler, Darka Radosavljević-Vasiljević). She was co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Radionica (Workshop).
With the Institute for Contemporary Art and she worked as a co-publisher (with the Institute of Art History, Zagreb) of two volumes book Radoslav Putar: Kritike, studije, zapisi 1967 – 1987.; 2016/17, Zagreb.
Most recently she co-edited (with Igor Kuduz) a comprehensive compendium of texts Marina Viculin: Time Without Intent (2019.)
Her curatorial work has been presented in Croatian and international galleries.