Collaboration with Apollonia : e.city – Ljubljana
Martin Bricelj Baraga is an artist and curator.
His interactive works, audiovisual performances and collaborative work research the relation between man and machine, social aspects of contemporary popular culture, future monumentalism and political dimensions of mediated realities of today.
His works are usually large-scale installations in public spaces and unusual architectural contexts. He often uses light and sound as means for creating an atmosphere that challenges our perceptions. His works are questioning symbols and myths as a series of time and space-based experiments.
Deriving from visual arts he often employs sound as basic component in his work and collaborates with acclaimed sound artists such as Olaf Bender, Plaid, Vector Lovers, etc.
He is the director of MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art and the founder of SONICA Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
He has exhibited in many galleries and spaces worldwide: ICA in London, Sonar in Barcelona, Columbia University in New York, FACT Liverpool, Kinetica ArtFair, Centro cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Kunsthaus Graz, Kaapelithas in Helsinki, Museums Quartier in Vienna, GLOW in Eindhoven and many others. His work has been reviewed and published by Wired, boingboing.net, Pecha Kucha, the New York Art magazine, Harper Collins, El Pais, Actar, Mladina and others.
His latest DarkStar project was winner of the GLOWNEXT Festival in Eindhoven with over 400.000 visitors. His project Everlandia was one of most visited exhibitions at the ICA London. It has been selected for Top five events nationwide in UK Times. Other media highlights include a special feature in TimeOut and an interview on BBC Radio1.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS / INSTALLATIONS (the most recent) :
2014 Moonolith Lightning Guerilla Festival
2013 DarkStar 3.0 GLOW NEXT Eindhoven
2013 DarkStar 2.0 EdgeArts Lizbona
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (the most recent):
2013 Kiparstvo danes @Center sodobnih umetnosti Celje
2012 Robots & Avatars @KIBLA, Maribor
2012 Robots & Avatars @FACT, Liverpool
PERFORMANCES (the most recent):
2015 Dental Metal (with Spatial), Apiary Studios, London
2012 Low Lives 4, Public Avatar, public intervention and on-line performance
AWARDS (the most recent) :
2013 GLOWNEXT Festival winner DarkStar, Eindhoven
2008 Europrix TopTalentAward, Best mobile application project
CURATORIAL WORKS (the most recent):
2009-2015 SONICA – Festival of Transitory Arts
2013 T.R.I.B.E. – Transitory Research Initiative for the Balkans & Eastern Europe
2011 Sonic Maze, RoundHouse, London, UK
SEMINARS – WORKSHOPS – LECTURES – ARTIST TALKS (the most recent):
2013 Apartment Project Berlin
2012 Nacionalna biblioteka Beograd
2011 Lecture: Climax – Live cinema, MoTA Point, Ljubljana
PUBLICATIONS (the most recent):
2014 T.R.I.B.E. (Sourednik, MoTA)
2013 OUTERVIEWS (Sourednik, MoTA)
2008 RoboVox SoundBook (Rx:Tx)
T.R.I.B.E. – Transitory Research Initiative for the Balkans and Eastern Europe
ICAS – International Cities of Advanced Sound