Born in 1991, Slovenia, based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

I am a visual artist who is searching for new forms of dialogue and storytelling while exploring the current questions of ethics, identity, freedom, social inequality and illness from different perspectives and ways of knowing. In my work, it is essential for me to begin a dialogue from a vulnerable position, to take time and create spatial conditions wherein trust, intimacy, engagement, and the unexpected can occur, while the boundaries of common understanding are examined. With my long-term project Reading Cycle, I explore the imaginative, empathic and self-reflective potentials of interpretive communities around the shared reading of fiction literature with a series of film works. The choice of the subject is always political and aimed at enlarged common understanding. Fascinated by the complex relationship between fictional and real, and its effects on society and the individual, I continuously examine it as a subtext in my works through photography, film, dialogue, (shared) reading and writing. I am especially interested in the question of the ethical knowing that emerges in-between.

My recent works have been shown in EYE Filmmusuem in the Netherlands, OrganVida Photo Festival in Croatia and International Festival of Contemporary Arts City of Women in Slovenia.

 

EDUCATION

2015 - 2017 AKV|St. Joost, MA, Photography, Breda, NL

2013 Exchange semester at Bilkent University, Ankara, TU

2010 - 2014 BA, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, SI

2009 - 2013 Fotopub, the International Summer School of Documentary Photography in Novo mesto, SI 

 

EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

2018   Permeating Hearts, film screening and a discussion with writers Zone Knežević and Cvetka Bevc, Trubar Literature House, Ljubljana, SI

2018   Permeating Hearts, film screening, DOKUDOC International Documentary Film Festival, Maribor, SI

2018  Our Bearings, film screening – European Academy of Participation, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, FR

2018  Permeating Hearts, film screening – Rotterdam Open Doek Festival, LanternVenster Film and Music Theatre, Rotterdam, NL

2018  Turtle, Heart and Ghost Tales from Prison, film screening  – off-crimp_cinema_03, Rotterdam, NL

2017 Turtle, Heart and Ghost Tales from Prison, film installation – Really Real, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, NL

2017 Turtle, Heart and Ghost Tales from Prison, film installation – Really Real, Organ Vida International Photography Exhibition, Zagreb, CRO

2016 Spring Dilemma, short film –  Research Lab St.Joost, EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, NL

2015 The Meteorological Question & What About  within the “Kinografike” projection as part of the Č I P k e - initiative for researching the conditions for women who are active in the context of science, technology and media art - programme  – 21st International Festival of Contemporary Arts - City of Women, Zig Zag Exhibition, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, SI

 2015 Gardens of Rotterdam, sound photobook installation – “REPLAY”, AKV St.Joost, Breda, Netherlands

2012 Self-portrait, photographic work – It’s not good enough, EIN lab residency, Leibig 12, Berlin, DE

2012 Women Football, photographic series – Slovenian Photography of the Year 2011, Emzin, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, SI

2012 Self-portrait, photographic work – It’s not good enough, EIN lab residency,

Berlin, DE

2012 Women Football, photographic series – Fotopub in Time: Top 20 participants’ series of Festival Fotopub 2001 - 2011, Novo mesto, SI

 

RESIDENCIES

2017 Hacking Lovely Vida, artistic research – Foundation B.A.D., Rotterdam, NL

2016 Hacking Lovely Vida, artistic research – The City Library, Kranj, SI

2012 It’s not good enough – EIN lab residency, Leibig 12, Berlin, DE

 

TALKS 

2017 Artist talk at Conversas, Rotterdam, NL

2017 Artist talk at Frontline Club, Tbilisi, GE

 

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2017 - 2018 Editorial photography for Vers Beton

2018 Fieldwork for a work-in-progress by Juul Hondius

2017 Photography for Invitation to Dance, a film installation by Noud Heerkens

2017 Fieldwork for Ex Topia, an artistic participatory intervention on Triglav glacier, by Plateau Residue

2016 Photographs for design research agency Livework

2015 Media and Communications at Service Design Network

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

2011 Shortlisted for Slovenian Photography of the year 2011 by Emzin

2006 - 2014 Slovenian National Zois Grant for Talented Youth

 

CRITIC REVIEWS

2017 The Really Real show review by Metropolis M

2017 The Really Real show review by Trendbeheer

 

PUBLICATIONS

2012 EIN magazine #2: It’s not good enough

2011 Tribuna, November Issue “Revolucija