A drawing from the Galeb series //
watercolor and pencil on paper, 56x76 cm, 2021
RECENT WORKS + NEWS
A SHORT UPDATE ON MY UPCOMING PROJECTS
I haven't updated this site in a long while. And while I do it, here is a short update on my near-future whereabouts and projects:
The Stronger Peripheries: A Southern Coalition Network selected me for an international co-production of a work on the topic of Work and Happiness. I will be working with the Nonument Group on a participatory, research-based work in relation to a specific site - a nonument. The work will be coproduced between the Bunker Institute, the CCC - Cluj Cultural Center and L'arboreto - Teatro Dimorra, and will premiere in August 25th at Mladi Levi Festival 2022 in Ljubljana and in October in Cluj-Napoca in Romania.
from Feburary to July, I am part of the Caravan Residency program: Thinking with Alexandria, and I’ll be doing residencies at Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens and in Alexandria, towards a production of a new work. The projectis an invitation to compose, toy with, and re-figure existing parts and elements structuring our everyday through a peripatetic format in Alexandria and other cities across Europe and the Mediterranean
I am working on a series of drawings and a short film about the reconstruction of the Seagull,a sailboat that used to be owned by the renown Slovenian ballet duo Pia and Pino Mlakar. The project is commissioned by IoDeposito and curated by Chiara Isadora Artico.
The Opium Clippers will tour internationally this year! I'm not able to reveal the dates and locations yet, but I am excited that we're working to increase its accessibility for different audiences.
I'll be posting updates and refresh this site regularly this year :) Also, you are still invited to sign up for my occasional newsletter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"PERIPHERAL MEMORIES" ARTIST RESIDENCY AND COMMISSION, CURATED BY CHIARA ISADORA D'ARTICO
I am one of the six artists working on the Peripheral Memories project that "aims to de-construct, rework and re-build in a collective key, and represent – through the physical body and the body of a work of art – the memory of the territories of the extreme north-eastern border (the Julian Alps and the Karst, the Udine foothills and the Isonzo), elaborating the theme of absence and industrial divestment, while enhancing, through contemporary art practices, the industrial realities still present and active in the main sectors that have always characterized the region: the extraction and processing of metal, maritime industry, textiles and wood."
NONUMENT! The long awaited Nonument! Book is now available for orders. Nonument is a groundbreaking enquiry into the fate and future of a wide range of threatened, neglected and celebrated buildings, styles and structures. Based on several years of research activity and featuring a wide range of contributors, Nonument sheds light on many of the most hotly contested debates in the areas of architecture and conservation, as well as the political and cultural forces shaping them.
Editors: Neja Tomšič, Miloš Kosec, Martin Bricelj Baraga and Associate editor: Nika Grabar With essays by: Branislav Dimitrijević, Alexei Monroe, Nika Grabar, Ljuba Slavković, Hans von Houwelingen, Miloš Kosec and Elke Krasny. With case studies by: Vladimir Dulović, Aneliya Ivanova, Achilleas Kentonis, Joshua Kob, Fred Scharmen, Ladislav Zikmund-Lender and Danica Sretenović. With a map of 120 nonuments and two visual essays by the Nonument Group.
NONUMENT GROUP: FROM NOWHERE TO NOPLACE , THE PIONEER RAILWAY Exhibition at the Historical atrium of Ljubljana's City Hall 17 June - 26 July 2020 FB EVENT
“If you took the railway, you ended up in nothing, you couldn’t do anything there. Well, you could sit in the waiting room, there were benches there. Or you took a walk on the field,” remembers one of the pioneers.
A year after the performative sound walk at the former tracks of the Pioneer Railway, the Nonument Group presents an exhibition about the forgotten railway through a film, an archive and a spatial intervention.
OPIUM CLIPPERS ARTIST BOOK (rostfrei publishing, 2019) The Opium Clippers artist book is a proposal for an archive of the legacy of colonial opium trade in present cultural and urban landscapes. The archive is not numbered, bound, or organised in any way, and the reader creates connections, narratives, histories and threads. Available at Rostfrei Publishing.
A SERIES OF SIDE NOTES AND SMALL STORIES I am publishing a series of side stories from the Opium Clippers project. You can read the 20 essays on my instagram.
GLORIA - THE LOSS OF MEMORY IN 5 CHAPTERS (in progress) CARRYING HISTORIES - Group exhibition at Oslo Kunstverein Photographs, drawings, text Oslo, November 2019
TEA FOR FIVE AT TATE Modern, London As part of Itinerant Objects at TATE Exchange. Organised by Winchester School of Art 5-7 April 2019
LEFT TO ROT: THE HEW GLOBAL EFFORT TO PRESERVE LOST MONUMENTS NONUMENT GROUP IN THE GUARDIAN August 1, 2020 Full article here
NONUMENT GROUP: FROM NOWHERE TO NOPLACE, THE PIONEER RAILWAY A performative sound walk at the former site of Ljubljana's pioneer railway Performed on 25 May as part of the Lightning Guerrilla festival. More
25 May 2019, Photos: Peter Giodani
NONUMENT 01: McKELDIN FOUNTAIN AT CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT X: SPEAKING TRUTH 16 November 2019, Washington Square Park, New York City More
Nonument01 in Ljubljana
Photo: Kaja Brezočnik
TEA FOR FIVE. OPIUM CLIPPERS Selected images from performances across Europe. FALL TOUR in Treviso, London, Vienna, Barcelona, Podgorica. Oct - Nov 2018 NIDA Art Colony, Nida, Lithuania, Dec 2017 Mladi Levi Festival, Ljubljana, Aug 2017 Azores Fringe Festival, Madalena, Azores, Jun 2017 ...
Tea for Five. Opium Clippers, Workshop for students of Nida Gymnasium, November 2017. Photos: Julija Navarskaitė
Tea for Five. Opium Clippers, Mladi Levi festival, Ljubljana, August 2017. Photos: Nada Žgank
Tea for five. Opium Clippers, Madalena, Pico Island, Azores. June 2017 Part of Azores Fringe
Tea for five. Opium Clippers, Atelie Plastelin, Sofia. May 2017 Part of Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival Photos: Elena Kaleva
Tea for five. Opium Clippers, Bosniak Institute, Sarajevo. March 2017 Part of Sarajevo Winter Festival Photos: Aleksandra Sarac-Becirevic