ARTIST TALK – DIGITALE KUNST / Ruth Schnell
Donnerstag, 9. Juni 2022
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: on site für Studierende der DIGITALEN KUNST; online für Gäste
„Abundance of Otherness“
Maja Smrekar talks on her interdisciplinary artistic research. Her practice has allowed her to lead strong collaborations in developing productions that include cross-conceptual staging of hybrid art, installations, photography, drawing and video as well as contributions to knowledge exchanged within lectures, talks and texts. She has been using her artistic voice to speak on ecofeminism, inter-species relationships, technology and ideological structures in society. In her attempts to challenge the relations with other than human entities, she has been establishing contexts beyond the laws of genus and species or race and gender, constructing situations that happen on a (micro-)political level and furthermore - on a molecular one.
Maja Smrekar was born 1978 in Slovenia. She graduated from the Sculpture Department at The Academy of Fine Arts and Design and earned a Master’s Degree from the Department of New Media. Her projects explore the potentials of technologically and scientifically rooted processes and materials, such as from biotechnology, molecular biology, biomedicine, ecology, ethology, artificial intelligence, soft robotics, etc. Her work has been established in the international art and science milieu. Among others, she exhibited in the following spaces: ZKM Karlsruhe (Germany), Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing (China), MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome (Italy), BOZAR Brussels (Belgium), Zuercher Gallery New York (USA), RMIT Gallery Melbourne (Australia), etc. and festivals: Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Transmediale (Berlin, Germany), Click festival (Elsinore, Denmark), ... In 2017 she was the recipient of the Prix Ars Electronica - Golden Nica 2017 in the Hybrid Arts Category (Linz / Austria)