Veli & Amos
Veli & Amos is a Slovenian-Swiss artist duo, based between Ljubljana and Zürich. Their work uses language, codes and the energy of graffiti and activism to draw attention to problems and borders of our present-day reality. They research public space, squats and demonstrations, where they adapt their knowledge into a site-specific art practice. With public art, art on the Internet or art inside the gallery, they deal with how to transform site.
Veli Silver (born 1983, Banja Luka) studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana and the Faculty of Fine Arts, Porto. Amos Angeles (born 1986, Zurich) studied Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich and finished his bachelor’s degree at the Zurich University of the Arts. Veli and Amos have been working as a duo since 2008. Their work has been shown at Museum of Contemporary, Ljubljana; Rotor Gallery, Graz; HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles; P 74 Gallery, Ljubljana; Message salon, Zurich and W139, Amsterdam.
Residents from Slovenia
Petr Šprincl transforms his own memories into atmospheric, experimental documentaries. Strange, decadent individuals and mysterious phenomena form the basis for his screenplays. His early works focused on performance and art in public space, but since 2008 he has worked primarily in installation and experimental film.
In 2006, Petr Šprincl began to study Art history at Palacký University, Olomouc. There he discovered a studio of intermedia lead by Vladimir Havlik. In 2008, he began to study in the Department of Intermedia, Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology. Aside from visual projects, Šprincl participates in music projects and bands – including the black metal project Ďábel (Devil) and the witchhouse band ◊►≈. As a co-creator and video operator, he is part of the experimental theatre project DOCTOR.
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Residents from Czech Republic
Henrjeta Mece’s practice explores issues related to the body, time, place and sense of belonging. Challenged by the world’s state in flux, her artwork references the contemporary experience of travel, mobility, borders, and diasporas. Mece’s artistic process employs reterritorialization as a method to: create images that allude to maps, remap a location outside of geographical systems of organization, and produce a temporary place of belonging. Without using direct biographical material, her multimedia installations focus on materializing trajectories rather than destinations. The artwork itself exists in the process as much as in the object and remains a course in the struggle to be positioned.
Henrjeta Mece is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, writer and educator. She completed her BFA and MFA at Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto . Mece is the recipient of numerous awards including, Vtape Fellowship, Canada Millennium Excellence Award, and various Ontario Arts Council grants. Mece’s artwork and curatorial projects have been exhibited in venues including, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, 2011; Banff Centre of the Arts 2009-2010; Tirana Institute for Contemporary Art, 2012 and Zweigstelle Gallery, Berlin, 2012.