LOVSIN POLONCA

Collaboration with Apollonia : e.city – Ljubljana

Born in 1970 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Polonca Lovšin lives and works there today. Architect and artist, her work focuses on alternative environmental solutions adopted by individuals. The recurring theme of her creations, video animations and research projects is the protection of the environment. It has recently focused on rural practices implemented in urban environments, such as urban agriculture, urban beekeeping and community gardening.


Etudes:
– 1996, Diploma in architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana
– 2001, Diploma in sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana
– 2005, MFA in sculpture and new media, Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana
– 2015, Ph.D., Faculty of Art and Design, Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany

Expositions personnelles 2017 – 2013:
– 2018,Be a Bee, Gallery Mira Kranjca, Kosovelov dom, Sezana, Slovenia
– 2017, Kocevje-YEAH, group performance in industrial area of Kocevje, in the frame of the project Inverting Battlefields, Xenos Graz, KUD Obrat 
– 2016, Movement for Public Speech and I Follow her Without Words, Novi trg, Ljubljana, KUD Obrat and 2016 Ljubljana Pride, The Man is Full, the Goast is whole, Center and Gallery P74, Ljubljana, Movement for Public Speech 2, Trg Leona Å tuklja, Maribor, Maribor Art Gallery, Chicken or Egg, House of Culture Pivka, Slovenia 
– 2015, Movement for Public Speech 1, Trg svobode (Square of Liberty), Art Gallery Maribor, Maribor, Golden Egg / Berlin, Agora Collective, Berlin, Soil, Water, Garden, Freedom, MSUM (Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova), Ljubljana
– 2013, Every Egg Matters, Center and Gallery P74, Ljubljana

Expositions collectives 2017 – 2013:
– 2017, Ecity: Ljubljana, Movement for Public Speech /Freedom , Apollonia, Strasbourgh, France, Leave it in the Ground, Rotor Graz, together with Usti nad Labem Hause of Arts, Czeck Republic, 6. international festival of visual arts Kranj: Symbol, Sign and Colour ZDSLU Kranj, different venues in Kranj, Utopia / Distopia: Architecture, city, territorij, together with KUD Obrat, City Gallery Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Economy of Nature, P74 Center and Gallery, Ljubljana. 
– 2016, Stories from the Edge, The Daily Rhythems Collective, Galley Art Dep, Trieste, Italy, Gallery Kortil, Croatia, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria 
– 2015, Crises and New Beginnings: Art in Slovenia 2005–2015, MSUM (Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova), Ljubljana, Jože BarÅ¡i, Polonca LovÅ¡in, UroÅ¡ Poto?nik, Kapsula, Ljubljana, Green Islands 2015, Ubran Hives, aMAZElab, Art, Nature, Landscape, Milano, Italy, Res Publika M, intervention in public space, Kud Obrat, Ljubljana
– 2014, Exercise in participatory architecture, studio Miha DeÅ¡man, Faculty for Architecture, Open House 2014, Ljubljana, Hands on Urbanism The Right to Green, Gallery Dessa, Ljubljana, VIDEObonbon, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany, City perspectives, Photon Gallery Vienna,Measures of saving the World – Part 5, Rotor Gallery, Graz, Austria
– 2013, Resilience, U3, 7th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia,Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, The last five-year period, Toba?na 001 Cultural Center, Ljubljana, Resonant Bodies: Landscapes of Acoustic Tension, Walk over History, ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin, I am a Bee, I am a Honey, I am a Honeycomb…Walk over History, audio tour, C – AMP(Contemporary Amplifier for Multidisciplinary Practices), Istanbul, Turkey
– 2012, Praxis of 20 and 21 Century after modernism, DruÅ¡tvo slovenskih likovnih kritikov, City gallery Velenje, Slovenia, Privatno javno – ?etri lica naÅ¡eg okoliÅ¡a, Video in Progress: City Perspectives, Gallery Tre?i Beograd in collaboration with Gallery Photon, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, Public Speech, KoroÅ¡ka Gallery Slovenj Gradec, Maribor Cultural Capital of Europe, 2012, City Perspectives, Video Lake Festival, Tihany, Artplacc in collaboration with Gallery Photon, Budapest, Hungary, Hands on Urbanism: Right to Green, Screening Back to the City, Architekturzentrum, MQ, Vienna, Austria, Hunters and Hunted, Insects in Contemporary Art, Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany, Tricky Woman 2012, International animations film festival, Top Kino, Vienna, Austria, 20 for 15, Center and Gallery P74, Ljubljana

Encadrement d’ateliers, Enseignements, Lectures 2017-2013:
– 2017, Kreaton, FabNetLab, Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, (17 September – 22 September), Guest Artist, Hands-on workshop with MA students of Art & Public Space, guest of Professor, Apolonija Å uÅ¡terÅ¡i?, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway, Ready to Change, 11.10.2017, Pripravljeni na spremembe, lecture, department of Visual Pedagogy, university of Maribor
– 2016/2017, Winter semester/Spring semester, Assistant Professor of Sculpture, BA and MA students, Academy of Fine Arts Ljubljana, Spring semester, Assistant professor of Sculpture, Faculty of Visual Pedagogy, University of Maribor
– 2016, (26 September – 30 September), Guest Artist, Hands-on workshop with MA students of Art & Public Space, guest of Professor, Apolonija Å uÅ¡terÅ¡i?, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway, Critical architecture and urban planning, 24.2. 2015, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljan. 
2015, workshop supervisor Santefaction, 2.7. – 8.7. Week of Architecture Prishitina, Kosovo, with 25 students of Architecture and Design, organised by KAF (Kosovo Architecture Foundation) and Stacion (Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Community garden Beyond a construction site, 1.7. 2015, Week of Architecture Prishitina, Kosovo, Organised by Kosovo Architecture Foundation (artist talk),workshop supervisor Together: Tree House, 16.5. – 5.6., together with participants of community garden Beyond a Construction Site, Resljeva, Ljubljana, Attention Public Space ! Studio for Public Affairs, together with UrÅ¡ka Jurman and KUD Obrat , Construction Site Masarykova, Ljubljana (panel discussion), Urban gardening in a Green Capital Ljubljana 2016, 20.6. 2015, Botanical Garden, Network for Space, Ljubljana (artist talk), Soil, Water, Garden, Freedom , 5.5. 2015, MSUM (Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova), Ljubljana (artist talk together with curator Igor Å panjol)
– 2014, workshop supervisor Exercise in participatory architecture: Multi-purpose Equipment, 11.3.-24.3., together with 40 BA students of architecture, Prof. Miha DeÅ¡man, assistant Vlatka Ljubanovi?, Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana

R̩sidences, bourses et prix 2017 Р2006:
– 2016, Artist in Residence London, Ministry of Culture of Slovenia 
– 2015, First prize, Art in Public Space Maribor 2015, Art Gallery Maribor, Maribor
Project grant, Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, department of Visual Arts
– 2013, Project grant, Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, Department of New Media
– 2011, Golden Bird Award for Visual Artist, Liberal Academy, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009-2013, Four year grant for the project Animations about the Urban and the Rural, Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, Department of New Media
– 2009, Wysing Arts Centre Residency, Bourne, Cambridge, UK, Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, One year grant for outstanding artists
– 2007, Gastatelier Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, United Nations Plaza, Berlin, Germany
– 2006, CEC ArtsLink Fellowship, New York and the Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, Calif., USA, Artist in Residence Berlin, Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, Berlin, Germany