is a visual artist working in the field of drawing, graphic art and spatial installations. In more than thirty years of practice, she has been intensively involved in drawing and has developed a characteristic visual language that addresses the viewer in a direct but at the same time poetical way. Recently, her main interest is creating multimedia spatial installations which are flirting with aspects of performative art. By removing redundant elements, she builds a completely new space, in which she brings to the fore the experience of the viewer, who breathes life into the work of art in a precisely designed ambience. She has participated in numerous local and international exhibitions and residencies. In 1996 she represented Slovenia at the São Paulo Biennale with her project Commoplace. She is the recipient of the Zlata ptica award for visual arts (1995) and the Ivana Kobilca award for the Near Light installation at the Božidar Jakac Gallery in Kostanjevica (2018). Since 2010 she is a full professor at the Department of Fine Arts at of the Faculty of Education at the University of Maribor, where she teaches drawing and graphic art.
SANJA NEŠKOVIĆ PERŠIN
is an artist, choreographer, and performer. After graduating from the Ballet and Music School in Ljubljana, she perfected her ballet skills at the Rosella Hightower Ballet School in France. She attended various master classes and ballet workshops in Vienna and New York on international scholarships. She has been a renowned ballet soloist with the Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet in Ljubljana, where she worked as a choreographer and between 2014 and 2019 as the artistic director of the ballet. She has performed in many dance and theatre productions by renowned contemporary Slovenian and foreign stage directors and choreographers. She has also presented her own work at numerous international festivals. In 2019 she received the Župančič Award of the City of Ljubljana for outstanding work in the field of art and culture. In her latest projects, she explores and intertwines elements of performative and visual art through the reflection of intimate space and time.
is a producer, curator, and teacher. Her work focuses on managing exhibitions, editing publications, and coordinating events, particularly workshops and other programmes designed to advance visual literacy. In her ongoing personal project, she ties her photographs with her grandmother’s archive to address questions on family and identity. She holds an MA in Classics and teaches Latin in primary education. She is currently developing new approaches to early language learning as part of a wider effort to promote and support plurilingualism in the classroom.