Sven Jonke studied industrial design at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the Faculty of Architecture, School of Design in Zagreb. Together with Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljkovic, he is the founding member of Numen / For Use, a Croatian-Austrian design collective working in the fields of scenography, industrial and spatial design and conceptual art. The group’s early enterprises are characterised by experiments with impersonal design and radical formal reduction, deeply rooted in the tradition of high modernism and mainly applied to various synergetic total-design projects in Croatia. From 2004 onwards Numen/For Use became intensely involved with scenography. Since 2008 the collective has turned its focus towards configuring objects and concepts without a predefined function, an activity resulting in the more hybrid and experimental works such as the Numen-Light series and Tape Installation.
Role in the Biennale 2022:
Author of Tape instalation; Presenter at the International Conference