Barbara Povše is a graduate of cultural studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana, where she is also studying for a master’s degree in sociology. Between 2019 and 2021, she was the president of the Kult.co Culturologists’ Association. She gained experience by working in various cultural and artistic organizations, such as Založba Goga, Mladinsko Theatre, the Museum of Architecture and Design, and the Centre for Creativity. Her journalistic contributions are published in Rast magazine. She is mainly interested in subversive artistic practices, cultural production and critical writing.
Blažka Kirm (1996) graduated from the Department of Slavic Studies and the Department of Pedagogy and Andragogy at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. She worked in the education department of the National Gallery, where she devised educational programs and researched the accessibility of the gallery and cultural heritage as part of her internship. In the last year, she has been working in the marketing and PR department of the Museum of Architecture and Design, she participated in the preparation of the 27th Biennial of Design BIO27 Super Vernaculars – Design for a Regenerative Future and the accompanying program of the exhibition Looking for an Apartment … One Hundred Years of Organised Housing Construction.
Isidora Todorić is completing her Master’s degree in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, where she graduated from the Department of Video, Animation and New Media. She works in and between different media. Her practice is based on observation and searching and establishing connections between the observed. She approaches space through settlement and growth. Sometimes she also exhibits something.
Jernej Čuček Gerbec holds a master’s degree in visual culture and contemporary art from Aalto University in Finland. Before that, he obtained a diploma in photography at the Faculty of Applied Sciences (VIST) in Ljubljana. As an artist, he exhibited in Slovenia, the UK, the USA and Finland. Since 2019, he has been working as a critic at the Koridor platform, where he has been an editor at the Podoba editorial department since 2020. When writing his master’s thesis, he became interested in the aesthetics of everyday life, which he studies both theoretically and practically, through reflection on the role of caring for fellow human beings, and how this relates to artistic practices.
Lara Nagy is completing her undergraduate studies in art history and philosophy at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. For her master’s degree, she plans to move abroad and enrol in a program on art history and curatorial studies. For the last year, she has been working at the National Gallery as a student, where she leads workshops and guided tours as an animator. Before that, she worked as a guide at the Piran Coastal Galleries. At Radio-Television Slovenia in the regional centre of Radio Koper, she was introduced to media content and wrote journalistic contributions in the field of culture and art. She also took part in the promotion of the film program at the Kosovel Culture House Sežana.
Lara Zupan (1998) is a graduate of the Academy of Visual Arts (AVA). As an artist during her studies she mainly researched the concept of heritage and how it relates both to herself and the wider world. In her practice, she uses textiles, yarn and analogue printing. Like every young resident of Ljubljana, she dabbles in all possible side hustles. During the summers, she used to work in different galleries in Split, but now she works as a designer and photographer for the bistro Frutarija on the island of Vis. As a volunteer, she has been working at LIFF and FDF festivals since 2016, and currently produces educational videos for the Bioinformatics Laboratory at the University of Ljubljana. She also designed several poetry collections and magazines.
Lin Gerkman (1995) graduated in industrial design from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, where he is currently completing his master’s degree. He works in the field of design and visual arts. Stemming from photography, which he often combines with other media, in his works, he explores current events and the remnants of recent history that shape them. He is interested in understanding the individual’s relationship to the home, the effects of social transitions and the relationship between public and private. He has presented his works at solo and group exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad. He is a part of the photographic collective and artistic production space Kela and a member of the design group Garnitura.
Neža Vengust (2000) is completing her undergraduate studies of art history at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, where she is currently writing her thesis on the topic of Yugoslav naïve art and the art system related to it. She works as a journalist and reviewer of visual art at Radio Student, where she is mainly interested in young Slovenian art and the functioning of Slovenian cultural and art institutions. At the Odrišča web portal, she focuses on writing reflections on contemporary performing arts. As a student, she works at the Cukrarna Gallery and Kresija Gallery. This spring, she took part in the preparation and emendations of the catalogue of the Slovenian exhibition at the Venice Biennale Marko Jakše: Without a Master.
Svitlana Ryabishchuk (1998, Cherkasi, Ukraine) graduated in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in 2020, where she is currently completing a parallel master’s degree in Painting and Printmaking. Her works are largely based on Ukrainian national culture, heritage, folklore, Soviet iconography and the human experience of integration into a new socio-cultural space. In her artistic practice, she experiments with Soviet artefacts, which she integrates into the medium of painting, spatial instalations or the medium of printmaking. In her work, she investigates the nature of the Soviet heritage and post-Soviet reality and their influence on the present time, and is interested in the preservation, archiving and transmiting the cultural value of the object. So far, she has presented her works at group exhibitions, among others in Cukrarna, Modri kot Gallery, Skedenj Gallery, as part of the TAM-TAM poster project and in GT22. For the latter, she received the Primavera diploma this year.
Tina Poglajen is a film critic. She collaborates with Radio Slovenia, and her texts about film have been published in the newspaper Dnevnik, magazines Ekran, KINO! and Dialogi, as well as in American publications Film Comment and Indiewire. She co-creates the film program at the LIFFe festival and works in the field of film education.
Vida Šturm (1999) is a student of art history at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. Since 2021, she has been a part of the DobraVaga Gallery collective, where she curates exhibitions, conducts discussions with artists and is the coordinator of the Open Studio program. In 2022, she participated in the preparation of the exhibition Rock, Paper, Scissors in the Plečnik House and in Plečnik’s kiosk.