On occasion of the exhibition “Impossible Machines” at UGM Maribor Art Gallery and Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien together with the Marignoli di Montecorona Foundation in Spoleto a comprehensive catalogue on the Slovenian artist Meta Grgurevič will be published. For its presentation, Grgurevič will talk about her artistic practice and the development of this extensive exhibition project at Künstlerhaus. The catalogue includes exhibition views of both institutions and numerous reproductions of her works and offers a comprehensive overview of Grgurevič’s production. Scientific texts by Michele Drascek (Curator of projects, The Marignoli di Montecorona Foundation), Sandro Droschl (KM– Graz), Duccio K. Marignoli (The Marignoli di Montecorona Foundation) and Simona Vidmar (UGM) emphasize the investigation of the kinetic sculptures and systems, which are integral parts of the artist’s practice.
Meta Grgurevič (*1979 Ljubljana, lives in 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 (2015) as part of the project UTTER of the artist Jaša at the Pavilion of Slovenia; at the 13th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (2015), representing Slovenia with the stage design of the ballet performance "Tristan and Isolde"; at the 30th International Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana (2013) with co-artist Urša Vidic, where they received a special mention of the international jury for their project "Mechanical Trinkets / Silver Thread" (2013); at the 31st International Biennial of Graphic Arts (2015), where her project "Timekeepers" (2015) received the Audience Award. In 2016, she was a resident artist at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Spoleto, Italy, supported by The Marignoli di Montecorona Foundation. 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 in Ljubljana. The artist has exhibited her works in Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Finland, the US, and elsewhere.