prof. dr. Purg Peter

University unit: Akademija umetnosti
Room: 23
Phone: +38653315231 (Office) +38653315223 (Secr.) +38641609736 (Mob.)
Internal phone: 231, 223
Organization: Univerza v Novi Gorici

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  • pETER Purg currently leads the New Media module in the Digital//Media Arts and Practices graduate//postgraduate programme at the School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica, where he acts as Associate Professor. There he is also in charge of the new Art-Sci-Tech master module, acting as projects coordinator and expert across realms of digital culture and media, in particular media art and pedagogy. Having obtained a PhD in media art, communication science and literature from the University of Erfurt (Germany, 2004), his scientific inquiries now include media arts pedagogy, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation, media art and media ecology. His artistic interests range from (lecture) performances and intermedia installations to public-space interventions as well as participatory creative processes. He is active in the field of cultural and higher education policymaking, assessment and quality assurance. He co-edited several publications, published a broad range of professional and scientific articles and mentored over a hundred academic theses from BA to PhD.

  • pETER Purg recently lead the interdisciplinary MAST - Module in Art, Science and Technology project (DG Connect) and now lead School of Arts' teams in projects such as konS - Platform for Contemporary Investigative Arts (EU Cohesion), [DIVA] ( and Art:Biz Innovation Ecosystem (Interreg SI-IT), EmindS (Erasmus+), also collaborating in the [TV Free Europe (Creative Europe) project. He curated the acclaimed 20th international media/contemporary art festival Pixxelpoint 2019, and contributed extensively to the recently won 2025 European Capital of Culture title of Nova Gorica/Gorizia.

  • He successfully lead international projects across art, culture and academia such as ADRIART (Advancing Digitally Renewed Interactions in Art Teaching), IDEATE (Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Application for Transforming Education in High Technologies) as well as the award-winning HiLoVv (Hidden Lives of Venice on Video) and was Slovenian team leader in the PAIC - Participatory Art for Invisible Communities project. pETER Purg is coordinator of ADRIART.CE, a CEEPUS-supported network of art academies from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Mazedonia, Poland, Serbia and Slovenia. 2006-2012 he acted as programme leader of Media Production Management international study programme at IAM-CMPM (Slovenia) for Middlesex University (UK).

  • He lead the interdisciplinary collective Bobnars United with over a hundred music events, research projects and intermedia productions between 2001 and 2006, as well as conceived anti-consumerism interventions within the Podgana PPP street performance group. In 2011 he was awarded "Prometheus of Science for Excellence in Communication" by The Slovenian Science Foundation; he acts as member of juries and boards in and between art and science.

  • pETER Purg is a renowned external expert on academic quality and is currently president of the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency Council, appointed by the Slovenian Rectors Conference for the 2016-2022 mandate. Currently, he is also serving as member of the Higher Education Council of the Republic of Slovenia. He was member of the Expert Committee for Intermedia Art at the Slovenian Ministry of Culture. He acted as independent consultant or advisor in several artistic, cultural, research and development projects for the public (schools, universities, ministries) as well as across Creative and Cultural Industries.