Miha Kelemina (1985)
Critic, curator, since 2016 self-employed in culture. In 2010, he graduated in Art History from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. In 2011, he enrolled in the World of Art, School for Curatorial Practices and Critical Writing, which operates as part of the Center for Contemporary Arts SCCA–Ljubljana. After completing his training at SCCA–Ljubljana, he worked in the archives and the library, and later at the Diva Station portal for video art. He is currently head of the World of Art programme as well as the Studio 6 exhibition and research programme. He has also completed additional training in project management. He is a founding member of the OFFTIR Association for Visual and Sound Art, was a collaborator of the Video Wall project by artist Pila Rusjan, and since 2013 also a collaborator of the Culture and Humanities Editorial Office at Radio Študent, where he was an editor of the Art-Area show.
Lara Plavčak (1987)
Graduated in art history and cultural studies. In 2011 she finished the World of Art, School for Curatorial Practices and Critical Writing, which operates as part of the Center for Contemporary Arts SCCA–Ljubljana. Between 2013 and 2014 she co-curated the Series of Young Artists at Kino Šiška, in 2016 she curated the Solo Exhibition Series at Kino Šiška. She curated exhibitions at Plevnik-Kronkowska Gallery in Celje (2010/11), at Kibela, MMC Kibla in Maribor (2014) and at Savin’s Art Salon in Žalec (2014). Her articles were published in Kinotečnik, Dialogi, Art Words Magazine, Pogledi, Tribuna, AirBeletrina and Fotografija magazine. Between 2015 and 2016 she worked with KRAKEN, society for promotion of short film and short film festival in Ljubljana FeKK. She is active within the project-exhibition space and commercial gallery DobraVaga as the founder and head of ZINE VITRINE programme of zine exhibitions, workshops, library and archive. In the period of 2016–2018 she was a coordinator of the the World of Art School (SCCA-Ljubljana), since February 2018 she works as visual, audiovisual and intermedia arts programme manager and DobraVaga gallery manager at Kino Šiška-Centre for Urban Culture.
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Dušan Dovč (1973)
Graduated in 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).
Vesna Bukovec (1977)
Graduated and completed her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. She presented her work in several solo and group exhibitions. She is also a member of the art group KOLEKTIVA (with Metka Zupanič and Lada Cerar). Together with Metka Zupanič she curates international program Video in Progress (since 2008) and Video Evenings in Photon Gallery (since 2010). Since 2006 she works as a webmaster at SCCA-Ljubljana and since 2015 as co-worker at DIVA Station. As a freelance web and graphic designer she also collaborates with local NGOs from the cultural sector. www.vesna-bukovec.net
Saša Nabergoj (1971)
Art historian, curator and critic. Director of Škofja Loka Museum. Between 1998 and 2015 she was head of the programme of the World of Art, School for curators and critics of contemporary art and between 2004 and 2015 Studio 6, exhibition and research programme. 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 numerous solo and group exhibitions, wrote several articles and edited different publications. (Photo: Voranc Vogel, Delo Archive)
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. 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.
Vesna Čopič lectures cultural policy and cultural management at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana. She is the author of several studies, laws and measures in the field of Slovenian cultural policy in recent decades. She lectured at many international conferences in Slovenia and abroad in recent years. She is critical towards Slovenian cultural policy and its unsurpassed legacies of the previous system. She also works as an international consultant, in recent years for the UNESCO.
Petja Grafenauer (1976)
Art historian, curator, art critic, editor, writer and lecturer on contemporary art. Head of Vodnikova domačija Gallery in Šiška. Her main focus is contemporary painting in connection to other discourses, and history of the construction of the art discourse of the 20th and 21st centuries in the region. Between 2005 and 2006 she led the cultural redaction of Radio Student. Between 2007 and 2009 she was curator at the Gallery Ganes Pratt in Ljubljana. She lectures at the Department of Photography at VIST. She also lectured on history of contemporary art at the Art Academy at Nova Gorica University. She curated numerous group and solo exhibition projects.
Saša Nabergoj (1971)
Art historian, curator and critic. Director of Škofja Loka Museum. Between 1998 and 2015 she was head of the programme of the World of Art, School for curators and critics of contemporary art, and between 2004 and 2015 Studio 6, exhibition and research programme. 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 numerous solo and group exhibitions, wrote several articles and edited different publications. (Photo: Voranc Vogel, Delo Archive)
Andrej Pezelj (1978)
Born in Rijeka in Croatia. In 1998 he began studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, where he graduated in 2003. During the study under the Erasmus programme 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 2016 he finished his 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 Art Academy at Nova Gorica University.
Alenka Pirman (1964)
Artist, self-employed in culture. Graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana.
In the 90’s her work was related to the three imaginary institutions – SK8 Museum (1991-1993), RIGUSRS – Research Institute for Geo Art Statistics of the Republic of Slovenia (1997, with Vuk Ćosić and Irena Woelle), and Domestic Research Institute (1994-1998). Later on she collaborated with various artistic collectives/platforms (e.g. Luther Blissett, 01.org, and The Bughouse). She is a founding member of the Domestic Research Society, established in Ljubljana in 2004. More on her webpage.
Vladimir Vidmar (1982)
Art Director of Škuc Gallery in Ljubljana. He graduated in philosophy and journalism at the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Between 2007 and 2010 he worked at the City Museum and Galleries and also as a journalist and translator. From 2010 to 2013 he was the Assistant to the Art Director of Škuc Gallery. He curated numerous solo and group exhibition projects. He co-curated the exhibition Crises and New Beginnings: Art in Slovenia 2005–2015 at +MSUM in Ljubljana. Since 2016 he lectures at Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. He lives and works in Ljubljana.
Rebeka Vidrih (1976)
Assistant Professor of Art History at the Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts. In 1997/98 she enrolled in undergraduate art history studies at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. She graduated in September 2004 in art discourse from Vasari’s lives of artists to Gombrich’s stories of Arts (for this she received the Faculty of Arts Prešeren Prize). In the school year 2004/05 she enrolled in postgraduate studies of art in the New Age and in September 2008 she finished her doctorate with a thesis entitled The Theory of Art and Art History in the Second Half of the 20th Century: Classical Tradition and New Art Historiography (mentor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tine Germ and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lev Kreft). She lectures on art of the modern era in Western Europe I (16th–18th century) and II (19th–20th century), Contemporary Theories and Methods in Art History and History of Photography (since 2015/16).
Asta Vrečko (1984)
Asta Vrečko holds a PhD in art history. She is partially employed as a researcher at the Department of Art History at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. She is an external lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Her research areas are Slovenian and Yugoslav art of the 20th century. She occasionally participates in the preparation of exhibitions.
Simona Žvanut (1985)
Art historian, author of texts in the field of contemporary art and curator. Doctoral student at the Department of Philosophy Faculty since 2015/16. She graduated from the two-subject studies of comparative literature and literary theory and art history at the University of Ljubljana (2011). Between 2011 and 2015 she was the programme coordinator at SCCA-Ljubljana, between August 2015 and June 2016 she was the head of programme of World of Art school, and Studio 6 exhibition and research programme. In the context of both programmes she curated numerous exhibitions.
Second Year Team
Miran Mohar (1958)
Painter, designer and set designer based in Ljubljana. He is member of the Irwin artists group and 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-founder of Maja Farol movement for open architecture.
Alenka Gregorič (1976)
Art historian, curator and writer. Since July 2003 till 2009 she worked as artistic director of Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, curating, organizing and coordinating all the program activities. From 2009 she has been the artistic director and curator at City Art Gallery Ljubljana and CC Tobacco 001 (both part of Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana). In 2009 she was curator of Slovenian pavilion at Venice biennial and co-curator of 28. Graphic biennial Ljubljana, in 2011 she was co-curator (with Galit Eilat) of the 52nd October salon in Belgrade, in 2014 one of the curators for the Curated by_Vienna. She curated over fifty solo and group exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad. These shows featured works by artists such as Vuk Ćosić, Jan Fabre, Omer Fast, Harun Farocki, Vadim Fiškin, Irwin, Jannis Kounellis, Rabih Morue, Ivan Moudov, Marjetica Potrč, Mladen Stilinović, Raša Todosojević, Bill Viola, Katarina Zdjelar and many others. In addition to curating exhibitions she has written numerous essays, reviews and articles for various artist books, catalogues and other publications. The responsibility of those producing contemporary art and of cultural institutions, as well as their role in contemporary society, constitute the focal point of her interests.
Jana Intihar Ferjan, since 1983 employed as curator at Modern Gallery in Ljubljana, department of documentation, archive and bibliography.
Katja Kranjc, since 1987 head librarian at Modern Gallery specialised library.
Teja Merhar, since 2010 employed as curator at Modern Gallery in Ljubljana, department of documentation, archive and bibliography.