Born in 1990 in Zagreb, Matko holds BA degree in Philosophy, and BA and MA degrees in Art History. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Postgraduate programme of medieval studies at the University of Zagreb. From 2015 to 2017 he was a junior researcher at the Croatian Science Foundation’s project Dubrovnik: Civitas et Acta Consiliorum. Visualizing Development of Medieval Urban Fabric.
He obtained several research grants and visiting studentships, including one-year stay at the Federico II University in Naples, one-semester stay at the University of Pisa, and one-term research at the University of Cambridge.
He is current member of the Croatian Society of Art Historians, ICMA – International Centre for Medieval Art, and the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe.
Published works (selection):
“The Sacralisation of Islands and the Performative Pilgrimage in the East Adriatic,” in Liminal Spaces of Art between Europe and the Middle East, eds. Ivana Prijatelj Pavičić, Tine Germ, Marina Vicelja Matijašić et al., 100–13. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2018.
“Thurifer angels of the Crucifixion groups in Ragusan friaries: wonders, images and cults.” Dubrovnik Annals 22 (2018): 51–73.
“Urbani krajolik i vlasnička topografija kasnosrednjovjekovnog Dubrovnika prema seriji Venditiones Cancellariae.” Radovi Instituta za povijest umjetnosti 41 (2017): 97–108.
“Verses of Faith and Devotion. Seeing, Hearing and Touching Monumental Crucifixes with Inscriptions (12th – 13th centuries).” Studia Ceranea 6 (2016): 397–421.
“Fatto a imitazione di quello di s. Marco. Istočnojadranske inačice korske pregrade crkve sv. Marka u Veneciji,” in Razmjena umjetničkih iskustava u Jadranskom bazenu. Zbornik Dana Cvita Fiskovića VI, eds. Jasenka Gudelj and Predrag Marković, 55–67. Zagreb: FF Press, 2016.
“Sveti Jakov Markijski i čudo anđela uz raspelo u crkvi Male braće u Dubrovniku.” Peristil 58 (2015): 5–18.
Book review “Andrea Augenti and Neil Christie, eds. Vrbes Extinctae: Archeologies of Abandoned Classical Towns (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012),” Hortus Artium Medievalium 19 (2013): 451–453.
Scholarly presentations (selection):
“Medieval Crosses: Scale, typology, materials,” Scaling the Middle Ages: Size and scale in medieval art (The Courtauld Institute of Art 24th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium), London, 8 February 2019
“Landscapes of the Holy Land Devotion in Late Medieval and Early Modern Dubrovnik,” V seminario di studi dottorali: Paesaggio religioso nell'Europa mediterranea (secc. XIV–XIX), Naples, 1–5 October 2018
“The Commissioners of the ‘San Marco-type’ Choir Screens across Stato da mar,” XIII Misericordia International Colloquium: Choir Stalls and Their Patrons, Rijeka, 13–16 September 2018 (with Ana Marinković)
“Devotional Imagery of Late Medieval Dalmatia: The Case of the Zadar Crosses,” Giotto’s Circle, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 26 February 2018
“Thirteenth-Century Crosses and the Strategies of Affective Piety,” Passionate Devotions. Emotions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Religious Texts, Images and Music, Münster, 26–28 April 2017
“City Government as Instigator of Religious Changes: Civic Devotion and the Observant Reform in Late Medieval Dubrovnik,” International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 6–9 July 2015 (with Ana Marinković)