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Franko Bušić was born on May 8, 1971 in Split (he grew up in Sarajevo and lived in Zagreb, Milan, Ljubljana, Split, Ivanić Grad). Japanese Television NIPPON HOSO KYOKAI made the documentary film about his work (in Ljubljana 2000); while OTV devoted him one of its TV shows “Lollipop” (Rijeka 2001).
He is the member of the World Haiku Association, honorary member of the Otočani Theatre – Ivanić Grad; he is the member of the SRP review editorial board – Ljubljana (http://www.revijasrp.si). Furthermore, Franko Bušić is the winner of two Letters of thanks for humanitarian contribution to plastic art (Split 1997. and 1999.) as well as the winner of the second prize at the 1. Slovenian Haiku Poetry Contest (Ljubljana 1998.) He also played football for Slovenian literary football team.
During his career he has also been the member of: International Poets Movement POPOPO – Ljubljana, Haiku International Association – Tokyo, The Haiku Society of America – New York, as well as the member of 5 less significant associations from Slovenia and Croatia.
He has published a lot of poetry, fiction, essays, comic books, illustrations, collage and photographs in number of Slovenian, American, Japanese, Greek, Australian, Czech, Yugoslav and Croatian magazines and publications; the most significant of which was cooperation with the SRP and Apokalipsa reviews from Ljubljana and Nova Atlantida from Kranj. The data about his work can be found on the world art pages by searching Franko Busic, Franko Busić, Franko Bushić and Franko Bušić on Internet.
He participated in number of literary gatherings, art colonies, multimedia happenings, as well as in 26 collective exhibitions in Croatia and Slovenia; he also illustrated number of books and magazines and is represented by his haiku poetry in 3 anthologies.
THEY WILL BLOW YOUR DAMN HEAD UP (poetry) translated by Jurij Hudolin and Ivo Antič, Apokalipsa, Ljubljana 1998.
THE POSTBALKAN (collection of the antiwar fiction published on Internet), translated by Namita Subiotto, SRP, Ljubljana 2000.
NOBODY’S SCOUNDREL LIKE ME (poetry), Agapa, Kloštar Ivanić 2001.
FORGOTTEN DOLL (haiku), Agapa, Kloštar Ivanić 2002.
ONE – MAN EXHIBITIONS:
1997. Nudes – Muzejski prostor – Multimedialni centar, Split
1998. This has been attempted by Dimitrije – Slovensko društvo “Triglav”, Split
1999. Ode Babalon – Attack, Autonomna tvornica kulture, Zagreb
1999. Haige – Razstavišče Union, Maribor
1999. In memoriam – Klub Palach, Rijeka
1999. Haige – Gradska knjižnica, Samobor
1999. In honor of the spring – Lođa, Otvoreno pučko učilište, Split
Crisis of Identity – Hrvatsko narodno kazalište, Split
1999. The prostitute from Split – Dioklecijanovi podrumi, Split
Commission… - Lođa, Otvoreno pučko učilište, Split
2000. Yet only the animals… - Caffe-galerija Asterix, Split
2000. I wish to be flesh – Galerija Alkatraz, Metelkova, Ljubljana
2000. Dragons and flesh – KUD France Prešern, Ljubljana
2001. Life is not 5 minutes – Lođa, Otvoreno pučko učilište, Split
2001. Dragons and flesh – Ekonomski fakultet, Ljubljana
2001. Marina, happy birthday, one-day lasting – Mala dvorana Doma kulture, Ivanić Grad
2001. Women, animals and women – animals – Galerija Križ, Križ
2001. Amanita, the queen of discotheques, one-day lasting – Disco club Amanita, Ivanić Grad
2001. The Beauties and the Beasts – Art Net Club, Zagreb
2001. Flesh, one-day lasting – in front of the MMC Palach, Rijeka
2001. Flesh is flesh – Razstavišče Hladilnica, Pekarna, Maribor
2001. Web exhibition – http://free-zg.hinet.hr/FrankoBusic/
2001. Trigonometric maniac – Dom kulture, Ivanić Grad
2002. Trigonometric maniac – Glob@l club, Zagreb
2002. Nudes – 5. Festival paradigmatičnih zbivanja, Silba
2002. Portraits of writers – Dom kulture, Ivanić Grad
18.03.1999. They kill paintings, don’t they? Klub Palach, Rijeka
26.09.2000. I wish to be flesh, galerija Alkatraz, Metelkova, Ljubljana
21.11.2000. Dragons and flesh, KUD France Prešern, Ljubljana
09.06.2001. I wish to be flesh II, 6. OPEN FLATUSSS FESTIVAL, Ljutomer
03.08.2001. Flesh – variation, in front of MMC Palach, Rijeka
03.08.2001. Flesh - variation, Lollipop show, OTV, Rijeka (in live)
03.09.2001. Flesh is flesh – Razstavišče Hladilnica, Pekarna, Maribor
05.12.2001. I am Lupino – Glob@l club, Zagreb
11.12.2001. Soundless – free of charge – Net.kulturni centar MAMA, Zagreb
04.03.2002. NO DANCE – Glob@l club, Zagreb
08.03.2002. NO DANCE – Glob@l club, Zagreb
23.03.2002. NO DANCE – Mala dvorana Doma kulture, Ivanić Grad
17.08.2002. Huxley’s heaven and hell – 5. Festival paradignatičnih zbivanja, Silba
ONE – MAN MULTIDADA PROJECTS:
DADA BOOK EXPERIMENT, project: The Postbalkan, book published on Internet, Ljubljana – Split 1995 – 1998.
DADA MAIL ART EXPERIMENT, project: Six Letters, Split – Ljubljana 1998.
Franko Bušić, Žitna 13, 10310 Ivanić Grad, Croatia