Jowa Imre Kis-Jovak

Imre Kis-Jovak is the director/founder of Architectenbureau Jowa that bears his nickname. Jowa received his training in interior design in his homeland ex. Yugoslavia. At the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam he graduated in Architectural and 3D design and was also on their faculty, teaching professional theory, interior and furniture design. In both The Netherlands and abroad he is regularly invited as a guest lecturer about exhibition design and his sources of inspiration, such as the vernacular architecture of the Toraja in Sulswesi, Indonesia. He has also published several books and articles on his field research there.

Jowa is a member of the Netherlands Association of Interior Architects BNI and due to his expertise in exhibition and museum design also of the International Council of Museums, ICOM and of the International Committee for Museum Techniques ICAMT.