Erika Petric was born and raised in Karlovac, Croatia. She graduated architecture at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and gained professional experience as architect and project manager in Vienna, Austria.
Since 2008 she has been working as an Assistant Professor and Lecturer at the Graz University of Technology (Institute of Architecture Technology), with the research emphasis on photography in architecture (Ph.D. Thesis).
She studied photography at the Academy of Applied Photography in Graz.
Supported by ERASMUS, she participated in several teaching mobility programs, cooperating with experts from Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, and Japan.
Since 2013 Erika has been organizing and leading international, interdisciplinary workshops and exhibitions on the research of architectural and urban space through photography, in Austria and abroad. In 2014 she co-founded “f.act – forum, graz < > gent,” a platform for research and practices on the borderline between art and architecture.

In 2017 Erika Petric completed the certification course in Cultural Management at the Postgraduate center of the University of Vienna. Since 2017 she is the advisory member of the board for interdisciplinary projects at the Department of Culture of the City of Graz.
Erika Petric is a member of the House of Architecture in Graz, Kunstverein Graz, Forum Stadtpark and the Future Architecture Platform.