Meet the artist / Meta Grgurevič

Who are you and what do you do?
Visual artist.

Describe your work in three words / adjectives.
Kinetically, gesamtkunstwerk.

Best advice on the art world you've received?
Creating is not an underground (metro) that leads in one direction to the goal, so you are rarely surprised on the way. Creating is a walk where the path to the goal is countless and you can get lost in between.
(Carlo Di Racco, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts)

Artwork / author / music / movie that has been your favorite lately?
Depart (Kalle Nio) / Dimitris Papaioannou, Roberto Castalluci / All Melody (album Nilsa Fhrama) / Parasite

What do you fear when you create?
That the result will fail or that the red thread would be lost.

What creation tool would I not be able to live without?
Only without hands and eyes it would not go. The gadget is always found.

What do you consider to be the biggest success of your artistic career so far?
Review Exhibition Impossible Machines.

How do you view the positive or negative critique of your creation?
Constructive.

Name an artist that you would like to be compared to.
Hard to say, depending on the period.

What do you do in self-isolation?
I archive works, prepare a catalog, prepare new ideas, prototypes and sketches for future projects.

Meta Grgurevič (b. 1979, Ljubljana) completed her postgraduate studies in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice in 2007. While still at the academy, she collaborated with Jasmina Cibic, Mara Ambrožič, and Mary Favaretto in the Passaporta art collective, in which they were addressing the issue of transit spaces. Following the breakup of the collective, she began developing independent projects and maintained the tradition of collaborating with artists from various fields. The works of Meta Grgurevič have been presented at numerous group and solo exhibitions. Among other, she participated at the 56th Venice Biennial as part of the project UTTER at the Pavilion of Slovenia (by Jaša); at the 13th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, representing Slovenia with the stage design of the ballet performance Tristan and Isolde; at the 30th International Biennial of Graphic Arts with co-artist Urša Vidic, where they received a special mention of the international jury for their project Mechanical Trinkets / Silver Thread; at the 31st International Biennial of Graphic Arts, where her project Timekeepers received the Audience Award. In 2016, she was a resident artist at the Mahler and LeWitt Studios Foundation in the US. In 2017, her project Silenzio in co-production with the Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana opened the 32nd International Biennial of Graphic Arts as well as the new exhibition venue Švicarija Creative Centre. The artist has exhibited her works in Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Finland, the US, and elsewhere.