forth year: 2001/2002 series of lectures: lectures / conversations with lecturers / lecturers

course for curators of contemporary art: course participants / study excursions / program collaborators / exhibition / course participant's texts




Gregor Podnar (1970)
He graduated at the University of Cologne from History of Art, Ethnology and History of Eastern Europe. From 1993 onwards he works as a free-lance curator in Slovenia and abroad. Since 1996 he is the artistic director of the ©kuc Gallery in Ljubljana ( Amongst others he was also the curator of the third U3 - the Triennale of Contemporary Slovene Art which was held in the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana in the year 2000.

Lilijana Stepančič (1958)
Graduated in Economics, History of Art and Sociology from the University of Ljubljana. She worked as a curator and archivist at Obalne galerije Piran and later as a curator at the Ljubljana Museum of Modern Art. From 1993 to 1997, she was the director of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Ljubljana.
Between 1997 and 2000 she was the director of the Open Society Institute-Slovenia. From 2001 onwards she is the director of the International Centre of Graphic Art in Ljubljana. She is also a member of numerous Slovene and international committees for contemporary art.

Igor Zabel (1958)
Graduated in comparative literature and art history from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and in 1989 received a master's degree in comparative literature. He has worked as curator at the Ljubljana Museum of Modern Art since 1986. Igor has prepared numerous exhibitions and has collaborated as a professional associate and consultant on Slovene and international projects, to name a few: Inexplicable Presence. Curator's Working Place, Ljubljana, 1997; 33rd Zagreb Salon, Zagreb, 1998; and Manifesta 2, Luxembourg, 1998. He writes and publishes art and literary reviews and theory. Among other, he is the author of Vidiki minemalnega, Minimalizem v slovenski umetnosti 1968-1989/Aspects of Minimal, Minimalism in Slovene Art 1968-1989, the exhibition catalogue of Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, 1990; Vmesni prostor/The Space In-Between (Essays on the work of Emerik Bernard), Krt, Ljubljana, 1991; and Speculationes, Studia Humanitatis (Minora), Ljubljana, 1997. He is a co-ordinator for Manifesta 3. Lives and works in Ljubljana.