Saša (Glavan) Nabergoj (1971)
Art historian, curator and critic. Assistant director at SCCA−Ljubljana, Center for Contemporary Arts (Slovenia). A member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) and IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam). Writer, editor, curator and lecturer on contemporary art, focusing on curatorial and critical practices.
She curated many exhibition, among them: Day by Day (Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, December 12, 2014–January 9, 2015); with Simona Žvanut, Kdor jezika špara, kruha strada (Krško Gallery, Krško, Slovenia, 21. 10. 2014–?), In Our Backyard: PLEH References in Ljubljana (International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 28. 8.–26. 6. 2014), Uni-form (Project Room SCCA, Ljubljana, 29. 5.–6. 6. 2014); with Simona Žvanut, Port Izmir3 (International Triennial of Contemporary Art, Austro-Turk Tobacco Warehouse and various scenes in the city, Izmir, Turkey, produced by K2, Contemporary Art Association, October 2013–June 2014), Line Stroke the Letter (Matchpoint Gallery, Ljubljana, 5. 9.–13. 10. 2013); with Barbara Borčić, Dušan Dovč, Ida Hiršenfelder, Studio 6 Presents: Liminale (Project Room SCCA, Ljubljana, 20. 6.–22. 7. 2013, exhibition was part of 7th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia); with Simona Žvanut, That’s Doodles (City Gallery Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 15. 3.–5. 4. 2013), Doodles (Simulaker Gallery, Novo mesto, Slovenia, 26. 10.–21. 11. 2012), Studio 6 Presents: CAC Bukovje (SLO) and Studio Golo Brdo (CRO) (Matchpoint Gallery, Ljubljana, November 2011), Tomislav Brajnović: Ekspedition_ego (Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, November 2010); both with Sonja Zavrtanik, Around the world of art in 4.380 days. World of Art 1997–2009 (Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana, November 2009), Ola Pehrson. Retrospective. Ljubljana. Beograd. Stockholm (Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, 19. 12. 2007–20. 1. 2008; Salon of Museum of Contemporary Art Beograd, Serbia, February, March 2008 and Färgfabriken, Sweden, October 2009); with Joa Ljungberg. She has lectured extensively, recently: Eksperimentator versus ekspert (Nova Gorica City Gallery, Nova Gorica, 2014), Legends and Stories of the Parallel Reality on symposia Archive as a Strategy: Conversations on self-historisation on the Case of East Art Map organised by Calvert 22 and University College of London (May 2012), Curatorial Intervention on a conference Applied Exhibiting, ECM, Postgraduate educating, curating and managing studies at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (May 2012) and A Praize of Lazyness at TEDx in Maribor, Slovenia (January 2011).
She edited several publications, recently: Open Systems, Quaterly for Contemporary Art and Theory (August 2013), Anthology Dilemmas of Curatorial Practices (2012); with Barbara Borčić.
In collaboration with Alkatraz Gallery and Simona Žvanut she has been working on research of visual art scene at Autonomous Cultural Center (ACC) Metelkova City, Ljubljana (2011–2013). Within this working process they prepared: The Closing Stop, various locations in ACC Metelkova City, 10. 9.–9. 10. 2013 (co-curated Metelkova Revived!, documentary exhibition at the 20th Anniversary of ACC Metelkova City, Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana, 10. 9.–9. 10. 2013; with Ana Grobler, Sebastian Krawczyk, Jadranka Plut, Simona Žvanut) and A Mid-Stop, various locations in ACC Metelkova, 6.–25. 9. 2012 (co-curated M’Art, Alkatraz Gallery, Slovenia, 6.–24. 9.; with Jadranka Plut).
Guest lecturer at the Department of Art History (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana) at Seminar for Modern Art I (Assist. Prof. Rebeka Vidrih) in 2012/2013 and 2013/2014.
Guest lecturer at the School of Arts (University of Nova Gorica, Gorica) in 2014/2015 and 2015/2016: together with dr. Petja Grafenauer lecturing the course entitled DIWO Art Systems: Corrections of the Dominant yet Deficient System and Narrative of Visual Art in Slovenia from 1960 to 2000.
At SCCA−Ljubljana she is a head of World of Art, School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art (since 1998) and Studio 6 (since 2004).
Photo: Voranc Vogel, Delo Archive
Simona Žvanut (1985)
In 2011 she graduated from art history, comparative literature and literature theory at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. At SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts − Ljubljana she coordinates School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art World of Art and the research-exhibition program Studio 6, as well as contributes to their concept and programme and participates at various projects and exhibitions. She is a curator, writer of texts dealing with the field of contemporary art and web-editor for www.worldofart.org.
Curated: Day by Day (Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, December 12, 2014–January 9, 2015); with Saša Nabergoj, Vseeno (Sokolski dom, Škofja Loka, Slovenia, 24. 10.–12. 11. 2014), Stik/h (Fürst House, Ptuj, Slovenia, 27.–30. 8. 2014), Studio 6 Presents: Uni-form (Project Room SCCA, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 29–June 6, 2014, exhibition was part of the International Ceramic Triennial UNICUM 2015); with Saša Nabergoj, Liminale (Project Room SCCA, Ljubljana, 20. 6.–22. 7. 2013, exhibition was part of 7th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia); with Saša Nabergoj. In collaboration with Alkatraz Gallery and Saša Nabergoj she has been working on research of visual art scene at Autonomous Cultural Center (ACC) Metelkova City, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2011–2013). Within this working process they prepared: The Closing Stop, various locations in ACC Metelkova City, 10. 9.–9. 10. 2013 (co-curated Metelkova Revived!, documentary exhibition at the 20th Anniversary of ACC Metelkova City, Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana, 10. 9.–9. 10. 2013; with Ana Grobler, Sebastian Krawczyk, Jadranka Plut, Saša Nabergoj) and A Mid-Stop, various locations in ACC Metelkova, 6.–25. 9. 2012.
Barbara Borčić (1954)
Graduated with B.A. in art history from the Ljubljana Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana and studied PhD media studies and antropology, Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis, Postgraduate Faculty of Humanities, Ljubljana). Since 2000 director of SCCA−Ljubljana, Center for Contemporary Arts. Active in the field of contemporary arts as a free-lance curator, publicist and editor. Member of AICA, International Association of Art Critics and IKT, International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art. In frame of SCCA Borčić conceived and edited the documentation, archival and research project on video art in Slovenia under the title Videodokument. Video Art in Slovenia 1969–1998. She is also curating video programs under the title Videospotting and writing about video (in English: ‘From Alternative Scene to Art Video’, in Reader V2_East Meeting, No. 1, Rotterdam, 1996; ‘Video Art from Conceptualism to Postmodernism’, in Impossible Histories: Historical Avant-Gardes, Neo-Avant-Gardes, and Post-Avant-Gardes in Yugoslavia, 1918–1991, MIT Press, Massachussetts, 2003). She was a leader of curated web project Internet Portfolio, research projects What Is to Be Done with the Balkan Art and What Is to Be Done with the Audiovisual Archives, and editor of PlatformaSCCA magazine. At the moment she is also a leader of No Nails, No Pedestals presentation/discussion program and of a physical and web archive of video art DIVA Station. From 1980 on she worked in Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana and was the artistic director of the gallery 1982–1985. Between 1982 and 1992 she was involved in video practice in frame of Ljubljana alternative scene and collaborated on several art and documentary video projects. 1991–1992 she was editor-in-chief of the fine arts magazine Likovne besede (Art Words). From 1993 she was an assistant to the director, from 1997 the director of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana.
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Dušan Dovč (1973)
Studied comparative Literature and Slovene Language at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. His first working experiences in the art sector he gained at Emzin, Institute for Creative Production and Arts Magazine as an editor and head of the projects (1997−2002), continued at Pristop, consultancy and communications company as an assistant for public relations (June-December 2003). Since 2004 he is employed at SCCA−Ljubljana as a production manager, responsible for coordination, public relations and fundraising. At SCCA−Ljubljana he is also a member of a physical and web archive of video art DIVA Station and coordinates No Nails, No Pedestals program. He is active in the filed of cultural policy (a member of an expert group on mobility information standards at the European Commission, May−December 2011, a member of management board at Asociacija, Association of Arts and Culture NGOs and Freelancers, Ljubljana since 2009).
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Painter, designer an set designer based in Ljubljana. He is a member of the Irwin artists group and a co-founder of the Neue Slowenische Kunst movement, the graphic design studio New Collectivism and the Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre. He is also a lecturer at the Academy for Visual Arts Ljubljana it’s vice-dean and co-funder of Maja Farol movement for open architecture.
Tevž Logar (1979)
currently works as a freelance curator. Between 2009 and 2014, he was the artistic director of Škuc Gallery in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He has curated various group and solo exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad. Recent projects include the exhibition and publication Željko Jerman (2008), Ulay: Become, (2009), Vadim Fishkin (2013), Alban Muja (2014); solo exhibitions Societe Realiste: One-way World (2010), Tanja Ostojić: Body, Politics, Agency… (2012), Bas Jan Ader: The World Was Young When Gravity Fell (2012; international group exhibitions Broken Down Walls of the Crimson Salon (2010), Displaced Divisions (2010), Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue (2010), NSK Folk Art (2011), Beyond Occupied Images (2012); Fragments of Unspoken Thoughts (co-curated) (2012); Only to Melt, Trustingly, Without Reproach(co-curated) (2013), Crossings (2014) and co-curated the group exhibition Accretions in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lodz, Poland (2011). In 2013, Logar curated Jasmina Cibic’s project, For Our Economy and Culture, for the Slovenian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennial. In 2009, Logar was already working as assistant commissioner of the Slovenian Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennial. Since 2009, he has been lecturing on the history of 20th century art at the Academy of Visual Arts in Ljubljana (AVA). Recently, he also worked as a screenwriter on a full-length feature documentary, Project Cancer, Ulay’s journal from November to November. In 2014, he co-founded Ulay Foundation and became one of the trustees of the artist’s oeuvre. He occasionally publishes texts and lectures on contemporary visual art and works as an editor. Logar currently lives and works in Ljubljana.
Andrej Pezelj (1978)
Born in Rijeka in Croatia. After graduating from high school of Eugen Kumičič in Opatija, he undertook studies at the Natural Sciences and Technical Arts in Ljubljana. After two years, in 1998 he began studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, where he graduated in 2003. During the study under the Erasmus program he attended the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. In 2004 he moved to Paris, where he graduated at the Faculty of Paris VIII. In 2009 he returned to Ljubljana, where he entered doctoral studies at the Faculty of Arts, majoring in sociology of culture, under the mentorship of Rastko Močnik. Lectures theory and art critics at the College for art at Nova Gorica University. Writes for the cultural redaction of Radio Student.
Rebeka Vidrih (1976)
Dr. Rebeka Vidrih is an assistant professor of art history at the Department of Art History at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. She studied Art History at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, graduated in 2004 and presented her PhD thesis (Theory of art and art history in the second half of the 20th century: classical tradition and new art historiography) in 2008. She lectures on Modern and Contemporary Art in Western Europe I (16th-18th century) and II (19th-20th century) and on Contemporary Theory and Methods in Art History.