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Donattella Ruttar is an architect and works in art, culture, architectural
planning and graphics.
For a number of years she has been running the Venetian gallery in Špeter
and for ten years she has been the head of the Stazione Topolo. Two years
ago she came up with the concept and started the project on the 'Window
into the Slav World' documentation centre, dedicated to the vast 'Slav
Moreno Miorelli is dedicated to various activities, artistic as well as
non-artistic. In the period
between 1994 and 1999 he prepared a number of exhibitions of contemporary
art in Italy and Slovenia (BlitzArt Kluže, Transversal of Shooting Stars).
He also makes cartoons and leads the Stazione Topolo.
David Dronet studied at Academy of Fine Arts in Caen. He is multimedia
artist and artistic director of Station Mir. Selected projects: 2000 -
hEXPO, international multimedia festival, Maribor, Koper, Ljubljana, Slovenia;
2001 - INcube4, installation multimedia collective, concerts, performances,
Le Lieu, Québec, in the frame of Saison de la France in Québec; 2002 -
Club Automatic, workshop and multimedia performance, Yogyakarta, Indonesia;
2003 - Deep France, video program on the concert of Jive Biquette, Rigas
Kinostudija, Riga, Latvia; 2004 - Personal Computer Landscape, video installation
and numeric images, Galerie The Premises, Johannesbourg, South Afrika.
Daniel Jewesbury is artist and writer, lives and works in Belfast. He
graduated from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 1996
and received his Ph.D. in media studies at the University of Ulster, where
he is currently also a research associate. He has shown work at Manifesta
3 in Ljubljana, at Urban Control in Graz and (in 2005) at the Museum of
Contemporary Art in Chicago. He is one of the directors of Cinilingus,
an independent film-screening organisation in Belfast, and an editor of
the newspaper Variant.
The artistic collective Škart was established in 1990 in an abandoned
graphic atelier of the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade by Dragan Protić
and Djordje Balzamović. 'The collective in progress' based their actions
of handing out cards with printed words or poems during the 'time of silence
and fear' on the principle of self-publishing and self-distribution. In
the year 2000 they spread their operation strategy onto a group consisting
of between 30 and 50 people who applied for the audition for HORKEŠKART
(hor-choir + orchestra + škart), which transformed the classical 'military'
organisation of such groups into a self-organised collective.
Nevenka Šivavec graduated from comparative literature and history of art
at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. Since 1989 she has been employed
at the Institute for Cultural Events in Celje and since 1995 she has become
also a curator at the Gallery of Contemporary Art & Likovni salon
gallery in Celje. In 1998 she received a scholarship from the American
organisation ArtsLink, which she used to continue her studies at The School
of the Art Institute in Chicago - course curatorial practices, in New
York (April, May and June 2002) and Belfast (December 2002). She mainly
deals with research and presentation of marginal, outsider artistic practices,
which arise from the local environment and projects that actively include
the local community.
Selected exhibitions: 2002 - Borut Hlupič Holland, The Gallery of Contemporary
Art Celje; 2001 - The Town Of Celje 2, Phantasms of the Eighties, Likovni
salon Gallery Celje; Male, (with Irena Čerčnik), The Gallery of Contemporary
Art Celje, Likovni salon Gallery Celje; Unusual Pairs (Nebojša Šerič -
Šoba & Narcis Kantardžič, Jože Barši & Radio Celje, Andreja Džakušič
& Radivoj Mulić...). 1999 - Art from the Rucksack, City Arts Gallery
Limerick, Catalyst Arts Gallery Belfast; The Town of Celje, Alternative
of the Seventies, Likovni salon Gallery Celje, Škuc Gallery Ljubljana.
Tadej Pogačar is artist, curator, writer and lecturer working in the field
of contemporary visual and intermedia art. He is director of Center and
Gallery P74 and director of the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary
He curated several exhibitions: 1999 - The Taste of City (with G. Podnar
and I. Zabel, Gallery P74 and Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana; 2001 - Revisions.
Painting 70+90, Gallery P74, Ljubljana; 2002 - Intermedia, Gallery of
Contemporary Art, Celje.
From 1990 he participated as artist at important international and local
exhibitions of contemporary art. Recently: 49. Venice Biennial; ZKM, Karlsruhe;
Museo de Arte Carillo Gil, Mexico City; Central House of Artists. Moscow,
B2, Lepzig; Jyvaeskylae Art Museum, Finland; Humboldt University, Berlin;
and Museum Boijmans van Bojningen, Rotterdam (Manifesta 2). In Slovenia,
he lately exhibited several times in Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, International
Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Gallery of Contemporary Art in Celje
... He got several prizes among them a prize for performance by Franklin
Furnace Archive in New York in 2001.