re- Exhibition on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the World of Art, School for Curatorial Practices and Critical Writing
9 – 26 May 2017
Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana
Rene Rusjan (1962) graduated in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of University of Ljubljana in 1987; she worked as an independent artist until 2009; she co-founded the KD Galerija GT (1988); she co-founded and served as program director of the Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts (1994) and contributed to the establishment of its successor, the School of Arts (2009), now the Akademija umetnosti (2016) of the University of Nova Gorica, and its study programs, where she has been employed as program director and a professor of contemporary art practices. She explores art by focusing on the role it plays in our lives.
Blaž Miklavčič (1992) got his BFA in painting in 2016 at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, where he is currently finishing his MFA in Sculpture and Contemporary Art Practices. He exhibited at the group exhibition Decentralization of Contemporary Art at Zelenica Gallery at Tovarna Rog (2016). He took part at the ŠUM (Magazine for the Critique of Contemporary Art) study seminar at MGLC (2016). He writes reviews and art critique for Radio Študent.
Lenka Đorojević (1982) is an artist and a curator. Her work explores the relations between contemporary theory and philosophical thesis as pertaining to various forms of mediated visual, which is shown in her works either directly or through the inclusion of processuality of such a media into her intermedia installations and theatre sceneries. She has graduated at the Academy of fine arts in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2008 and has undertaken additional education at the International summer academy in Salzburg. She finished her master degree at ALUO in Ljubljana in 2013. Lenka has finished the two-year School for curators and critics of contemporary art World of art at the Centre for contemporary art – SCCA in Ljubljana and is a collaborator of the culture and humanism editorial board of the student radio – Radio Študent. She is a co-founder of the Association for audio and visual art OFFTIR, which was publicly presented for the first time at the 7th Triennial of contemporary art – U3, Resilience.
Miha Kelemina (1985) graduated in Art History from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana in 2010. In 2011, he enrolled in the World of Art, School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art, 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 programme of the World of Art 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, 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 is 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 Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art, 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 is curating 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. Since 2016 she also collaborates with World of Art and SCCA–Ljubljana.
PARTICIPANTS OF WORLD OF ART YEAR 16
Urška Aplinc (1992) earned a bachelor’s degree in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana and received an UL ALUO Award for Students for her diploma work. She attended Erasmus+ exchange at Kunstuniversität Linz in Austria and is currently finishing her master studies at the department of sculpture at ALUO. She participated in several group exhibitions and festivals in Slovenia and abroad. In her artistic practice she is interested in boundaries and conditions of artistic work with an emphasis on the exploration of her artistic process. More than on stating final statements she is focused on ways in which a work that is uncertain is established and fails to acquire a certain reading. With attentiveness to her position she wishes to explore curatorial practices as a field that establishes and enables different ways of reception and creating in the art world.
Živa Brglez (1991) finished her undergraduate studies in Philosophy and Art History and received the faculty Prešeren Award for her Bachelor’s thesis. She is currently enrolled in postgraduate studies in Art History. She participated in a documentary exhibition about the architect Anton Laščak, held in Hanager Arts Center in Cairo. Currently, she is taking part in conceptualizing the exhibition Inappropriate Monuments at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana. She also writes occasional articles for the art-historical magazine Artfiks. She is interested in theorizing contemporaneity and contemporary art as well as strategies to draw the latter nearer to a wider audience.
Maja Burja (1992) graduated in the year 2015, at the department of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana and has participated in a number of group exhibitions and festivals. She is currently finishing her master studies at the department of sculpture (ALUO). In her artistic practice, she has been exploring the notions of process, participation, performance, and discursive space. She is thus attentively observing her position as an artist – questioning the chosen medium, specific context, that her work helps to create when exhibited and different modes of objecthood that such an activity uncovers. Her artistic strategies began converging to those of the curator, insofar as they are still clearly discernable from each other. She wishes to dedicate her future endeavors to the study of the specifics of such an approach.
Anabel Černohorski (1991) born in Ljubljana. She graduated in 2013 at the Faculty of Arts, Department of Art History in Ljubljana. Since 2013 she is working at the Alkatraz Gallery, where she also curated a few exhibitions. Since 2014 she is working as a curator at the Night Window Display Gallery Pešak, ACC Metelkova mesto. She lives and works in Ljubljana.
Anja Guid (1990) was born in Ljubljana. In 2016 she graduated in Art History at Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. She is currently enrolled in postgraduate study. She spent part of her undergraduate study at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul. As a student she worked in various Ljubljana’s galleries (City Art Gallery, Cultural Centre Tobačna), since 2014 she regularly participates in preparation of education programmes at International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana. Wide repertoire of interests: from museology and museum pedagogics, exhibiting and reception of artworks, to curating (and) contemporary art.
Nika Ham (1991) is a graduated painter. She is currently finishing her Master’s degree at the Academy of Fine Art and Design in Ljubljana. She studied in Great Britain. She was involved in various projects supported by the Municipality of Ljubljana and was part of many group and solo exhibitions. In her own work she focuses mainly on political topics and society matters. During her last years, she has been interested in digital art, which gives her the necessary dimensions to demonstrate present day social and political conditions. In 2017 she finished her internship in Vienna as head of graphic design for the LET’S CEE Film Festival. She also works at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana.
Ajda Ana Kocutar (1994), born in Maribor, is a student of philosophy at Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, she took courses in History of Art at Utrecht University (The Netherlands), taking on assisting with a course in the Summer of 2016. Since 2014 she has been writing art criticism, interviews and reporting for Koridor – The Crossroads of Art and became co-editor of the visual art section in 2015. In cooperation with DobraVaga gallery she co-runs a series of events »Artists in Person«. Since autumn of 2016 she works at the City Museum of Ljubljana and at the Plečnik House on educational programmes for children and adults.
Iza Pevec (1987) finished the studies of art history and comparative literature. She has been writing about art and culture for some time, she was writing for Radio Student and since 2014 she is also working for Radio Slovenia – programe Ars. As a young curator she was part of the project Zagon of Gallery Škuc and in programme of the Centre and Gallery P74 Incubator for young curators. Since 2013 she is also writing for the Fotografija magazine.
Adrijan Praznik (1988, Ljubljana) graduated in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (ALUO), mentored by Žiga Kariž, MA, and co-mentored by Tomislav Vignjević, PhD. He was the recipient of the City of Ljubljana scholarship for talented students and the ALUO Award for Special Artistic Achievements in the 2011/2012 academic year. He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions at home and abroad (the Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Italy, Germany), and held residencies in Riga and Berlin. In 2015, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia awarded him the working stipend for promising artists. His work is featured in the International Centre of Graphic Arts. He lives and works in Ljubljana.
Nina Tepeš is a lawyer with diverse interests. Her great dedication to art led her to actively participate in scientific field trips and lectures as well as to take exams in art history at the Ljubljana Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) between 2013 and 2016. She is currently attending the school for curatorial practices and critical writing under the Centre of Contemporary Arts, SCCA-Ljubljana. As project manager at the Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights in Koper she takes part in project management trainings, starting in 2016. The training is organised as part of the project NGO with potential, which is included in the programme ISKRA – Istria and Karst NGO’s Hub. From 2015, she is also director of the Institute ERGO SUM, Institute for Contemporary Art and Culture. Besides carrying out manager tasks, she also actively participates in the Institute’s art projects as curator and co-curator.