Migration(s) (and) Intentity(es)
ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana
03 – 06 December 2015
We present the works of artists of the younger generation who work in Slovenia and address borderline concepts in both genre and content. In addition to a performance, the authors present themselves with a (video) installation and drawings, where the ephemeral character of the performative meets constructive (self-) reflection as a collage of engaged and innovative visual-performative projects (not only in conceptual but also in technological and research terms), especially as a de- and re-construction of already established artistic practices and the tendency, search and desire for something new – connecting, creating, thinking and acting.
Migration(s) (and) Identity(es), 2015
Production: Zavod Projekt Atol
Coproduction: Društvo ŠKUC, A. V. A. – Akademija za vizualne umetnosti
Partners: Via Negativa, KITCH, Aksioma, Vertigo
The project was supported by the Ministry of Culture and City of Ljubljana.
Andrea Knezović (1990) is a visual artist and researcher, with a Masters’s degree in Artistic Research from the University of Amsterdam (2019) and a B.A. (Hons) in Visual Arts from A.V.A-Academy of Visual Arts, Ljubljana (2014). Currently based between Amsterdam, Ljubljana and Zagreb, Knezović is an artist who explores threshold states and ambiguities within social contexts. She uses her creative process as an instrument for reconstructing social paradigms involving identity-politics and examining liminal occurrences inside the contemporary neoliberal ritualizations. Knezović’s works bear strong political references and are characterized by the use of everyday objects, with references to the social structuring, instrumentalization of intimacy, and currencies of value in a contemporary setting.Andrea Knezović
Visual artist and performer Olja Grubić was born in Pula (1990), where she finished high school, then later graduated in Space Conceptualization from the Academy of Visual Arts in Ljubljana. She works with various media: drawings, installations, video, photography, performance and cabaret, focusing on modern and socially engaged topics. Her work reflects a broad spectrum of feelings and the social conditions of society today.
As of 2014, she is a member of the Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU) in Istria, exhibiting and performing in Croatia and Slovenia.
She has worked with various artists: La Pocha Nostra, Julia Bardsley, Ursula Martinez, Kate Mcintosh, Janez Janša, Bojan Jablanovec – Via Negativa.
Denis Šehić, a graduate of the Academy of Visual Arts – AVA, works in visual arts, poetry, prose and theater. He has participated in a number of group exhibitions over the last five years and is the author and director of the play Birds at the GLEJ Theater, 2014. His installation Lullaby for Sophia is an allusion to Sophia, the name of a military operation to protect the EU’s external borders. The operation, however, is named after a girl born on one of these smuggling ships, and evokes feelings of insecurity and reminds us how unprepared we are for the current situation and how senseless is our attitude to the tragedy we are watching from the armchairs in our living rooms.