Jasmina Cibic is London based Slovenian artist, born in Ljubljana in 1979. She graduated at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia and completed her MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London. Jasmina is primarily interested in performative interventions and installations, which she occasionally supplements with photography, video, and film.
Miha Štrukelj is working in painting, drawing, installation and site-specific work. His interest is in the linear elements of urban landscapes and the geometric building blocks of architectural forms. The son of a mathematician, it is no wonder that his eye consistently gravitates to images fixed from comparative ratios like textbook pie charts and the numerical equations realized in building constructions.
Maja Hodošček (Celje, 1984) makes video works and installations. Notions of her interest are modalities of narration, means of participation and exploration of social relationships through politics of horizontal exchange; these interests are being approached by focusing on the notion of education and labour as they appear in different material and immaterial modes, on the transformative character and potentiality of education and work as well as the subject position within it. Most of this questions are being realized through multiple relations with highschool and elementary school pupils with whom Hodoscek initiates various situations that are taking place within the school environment.
Ištvan Išt Huzjan
Ištvan Išt Huzjan was born on June 1st, 1981, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2005 he graduated from painting at the class of prof. Di Raco at the Accademia di belle arti di Venezia in Italy.
Tobias Putrih was born in Slovenia in 1972, he resides and works in New York and Ljubljana. He graduated from the Academy of Fine
Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1997. He then studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Germany winning the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation Award in 2002. Tobias Putrih is known for his work with everyday materials such as cardboard, styrofoam substances and plywood to produce a diverse range of fragile structures from small modular works to giant installations and cinema environments. He is also known in his work to push the limits and build structures that overhang and seem to be almost about to collapse. Below are the images of artworks and installations as my choices to represent Tobia Putrih's work.
Small but dangers
The group small but dangers (Mateja Rojc and Simon Hudolin, born in 1977) live and work in Cerkno, Slovenia. With an exhibition 'Process' in youth centre C.M.A.K. Cerkno in 2004 they started to co-operate under a collective name. Their opus spreads through a wide variety of mostly analogue visual media. Since 2010, they are represented by P74 Center and Gallery.
The IRWIN group was founded in Ljubljana (Slovenia). Its members are Dusan Mandic, Miran Mohar, Andrej Savski, Roman Uranjek and Borut Vogelnik. IRWIN, along with the music group "Laibach" (1980), the performance group "Gledalisce Sester Scipion Nasice" (1983), later known as the "Kozmokineticni Kabinet Noordung", and the design department "Novi Kolektivizem", comprises one of the core groups within the artists' collective "Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK)", established in 1984 in the Slovenian republic of the Federal Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia.
Iza Pavlina was born in 1991 in Celje. She is currently a post-graduate student of painting at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. Her work explores issues of sexuality, paedophilia, sexual abuse, pornography and the sexualisation of children. Her aim is to present sexuality in the broader sense and to answer the question of how art in the age of new media changes the image of human sexuality. She works with a variety of media such as drawing, collage, photography, video and digital paint. In 2015 she received ALUO Award for Special Artistic Achievements. She lives and works in Ljubljana.
Anže Sever was born in 1991 in Slovenj Gradec. He is a senior student at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. In his minimalist installations of the last two years, Anže Sever’s focus has been on visible reality and the hidden potentials of space, which he explores with technology, light, and sound, and tests with disruptions, duration, and motion. He has also been developping a series of works and installations dealing with bothering or disturbing physical phenomena, which are meant to make the public feel uncomfortable. He lives and works in Ljubljana.
Neža Knez was born in Ljubljana in 1990. In year 2014 she gratuaded (sculpture) on the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, where she continues master’s program, under the mentorship of professor Jože Barši. She works in a diverse media – audio, video, photography, drawings and classical sculpture. Her work is based on a research of perceptions with different senses, playing with visibility and invisibility, dealing with question of (thinking) body: She is interested in connection between the body , the senses and the space/object/people. Is seeing already object of perception – object/thing that I see – Is what she see always inside her? She is looking for an intermediate situation, emptiness, blind spots that will never be captured in language or representation.
She is trying to look different on familiar view known to everybody. She is interested in perception even more than in view, touch or senses in general,. What is perception? Where and how perception starts and where starts the thought that thinks this perception?
Veli Silver was born in 1983, Banja Luka, studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana and the Faculty of Fine Arts, Porto. Amos Angeles was born in 1986, Zurich, he studied Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich and finished his bachelor’s degree at the Zurich University of the Arts. Veli and Amos have been working as a duo since 2008. Veli & Amos is a Slovenian-Swiss artist duo, based between Ljubljana and Zürich. Their work uses language, codes and the energy of graffiti and activism to draw attention to problems and borders of our present-day reality. They research public space, squats and demonstrations, where they adapt their knowledge into a site-specific art practice. With public art, art on the Internet or art inside the gallery, they deal with how to transform site.
Veli & Amos
Živa Drvarič is a visual artist based in Vienna, Austria. Currently studying MA Painting at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia under Žiga Kariž and Transmedia Art at University of applied Arts in Vienna, Austria under Brigitte Kowanz.
Žiga Kariž was born in 1973 in Ljubljana. His main focus is more in the ideology of painting itself rather than in expanding the field of painting. He represents the younger generation of artists, who problematise the field of painting through the use of media image and a free relationship with various technological processes. He deconstructs the social role of painting and the position of the viewer. The theme of his paintings is often media, especially film, which continues to shape his perception most today. In 2003, at the Venice Biennale he hung his paintings in the homes of temporary owners and the paintings had built-in cameras that transmitted images to the gallery in real time. These were paintings from the series titled Terror=decor, which examines how both media and artistic imagery, especially modern imagery, changes into décor in the service of capitalism.
Maruša Sagadin was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is a Vienna-based artist. Her practice centres on the relationship between language, architecture and sculpture, drawing inspiration from pop and subculture sources. Maruša Sagadin’s investigates sign systems and their formal language, taken from architecture as well as pop and subcultural sources, and re-contextualizes them; productively altering their meaning. Questions regarding the legibility and reading of these systems, as well as the associated notions of arbitrariness or freedom, continuously resurface in new garb throughout her work in the form of installation, performative interventions and text-based collage.
He was born in 1992 in Slovenia. The central context of his artistic practice is reflection on his personal identity related to existential questions of millennial generation. He use the language of popular culture, advertising and Internet, rendered through graphic imagery. Through an experimental approach he explore different media such as print, painting and installation, to connect different modes of narration within them. In his work he create situations, which communicate with viewers and make them rethink the patterns of contemporary life.
Nika Oblak & Primož Novak have been working as an artist’s tandem since 2003. They studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia and at the Universitaet der Kuenste in Berlin.
Nika Oblak & Primož Novak
Đejmi Hadrović (1988) born in Trbovlje, Slovenia, is a Time-Based Media artist who elaborates on definitions of feminism, sexuality, and gender in post-Yugoslav spaces. Her work is based on the theoretical framework she applies in contemporary artistic practice, using video, photography, performance, and installation. She was a finalist of the OHO Award for Young Visual Artists of Slovenia in 2018, as well as a participant of several international artistic residencies, and has presented her works at numerous international exhibitions. In 2018, she was the recipient of the City of Vienna award, and in 2017 she was a scholarship recipient of the Austrian Federal Chancellery. Since 2017 she is a doctoral scholar at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, under the mentorship of Prof.Dr. Marina Gržinić.
Simon Kocjančič (1979) is active in the fields of painting, drawing, graphics, photography and artistic fanzines. He studied painting at the College of Visual Arts in Ljubljana. In 2007, he graduated under the mentorship of Dr Tanja Mastnak and Dr Dare Birsa. He has exhibited at numerous group and solo exhibitions at home and abroad. He lives and works in Truške pri Kopru.