Maribor-born artist MIRJANA RUKAVINA graduated in Painting from the Academy of
Fine Arts in Vienna and in Art Education from the Faculty of Education in Maribor. In the
1990's, her focus of interest shifted from painting to video. Since 2002, she has been
largely involved in photography, which often results in spatial installations. Since 2016
she includes drawings and paintings in her work again. She lives and works in Vienna.
RESUMÉ
1997     mag.a art. (MFA) from Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien. Study of Painting                                     (Class of Wolfgang Hollegha).
2013     MAT Visual Arts Education, University of Maribor, Faculty of Education. 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020    Donauinsel, time4artists, Kunst- und Integrationsvereins Migraart, Wien
2019     Donauinsel, Street Gallery of Foundation Sonda and TAM TAM, Maribor
2017     Dreams and Promises, Art Critic's Choice in cooperation with Slovenian Association of Art                   Critics, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2016     Here & There - Places of Absence, MAO – Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana &
             Photonic Moments Month of Photography, Ljubljana 
2015     Here & There - Places of Absence, UGM Studio, Maribor, Slovenia
2012     Closeness and other stories, KIBLA Multimedia Center Maribor, Slovenia
2009    Seduction - Seduced by Uncertain Knowledge, New Moment Ideas Gallery Belgrade, Serbia
2007    Touch Me Not Month, of Photography 07, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2004    Beauty Archives 2002–2004, Kunsthalle Exnergasse WUK, Vienna, Austria
2001     Care Treatment, Synagogue-Center for Contemporary Art Trnava, Slovakia 
1999     Milwaukee, Gallery Cult, Vienna, Austria
             Milwaukee, KIBLA Multimedia Center Maribor, Slovenia
1993     Pictures, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021     The Smile of the Sphinx, Collegium Artisticum, Terezije BB, Sarajevo
2019     Concrete Dreams, Photon - Center for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana
             Alphabet Day, Zollamt, Bad Radkersburg, Austria
             Art for Sale/Paper Matters, UGM Maribor, Slovenia
2018     Inventory, -ies (f) Collections on the move: UGM Collection hosted by KGLU / Museum
2009     Summer, UGM – Art Gallery Maribor, Slovenia
              Subjekt als Körper im Raum, Ve.Sch Vienna, Austria
2006     MISS/FIT, Freiraum Q21, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, 2006
2001      Sollbruchstellen, UNIKUM Klagenfurt/Celovec, Austria
              Central artLab: Neue Kunst aus Mitteleuropa, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
2000     Very Private, KGLU/Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška, Slovenj Gradec,                       Slovenia
               KunstRaumMitteleuropa, Palais Harrach, Vienna in collaboration with Gallery                                         Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria
1999      SIQ 1999, Kunsthalle Exnergasse WUK, Vienna, Austria

SCREENINGS
2003      Milwaukee, Zero Visibility, Festival of Electronic and Arts, Vilnius, Rome & Ljubljana
               Milwaukee, Frame Finnish Fund for Art Exchange Helsinki, Finland
               Milwaukee, Kyoto Biennale Goethe Institute Kyoto, Japan
               Milwaukee, Alternative Video Film Festival Belgrade, Serbia
2002      Loop-Lines, The 6th Element Latvian Center for Contemporary Art Riga, Latvia
               Milwaukee, Vidarte, Festival Internacional de Video y Artes Electrónicas, Mexico City,                           Mexico

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
2018      The UGM Video Art Collection, Maribor Slovenia
1999      Austrian Federal Collection (Artothek des Bundes)
1998      Wienerstädtische, Vienna, Austria

RESIDENCIES
2011      Artist in Residence Berlin, Ministry of Culture Slovenia
2006    Artist in Residence, Q21, MuseumsQuartier​​​​​​​, Vienna
2002    Artist in Residence, KulturKontakt Austria

DOCUMENTARY FILMS
2004    Carmina, 37 minutes documenting the life of the Carmina Slovenica Choir                                             (conductor: Karmina Šilec), Producer: Blok Film
2002    Terminal, monthly TV-show exploring audio-visual culture & digital media art, Producer: RTV                Slovenija
              Erlauf erinnert sich ... 20 min. Producer: NÖ Kultur
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