Marjetica Potrc is a Ljubljana based artist and architect. Her work has been featured throughout Europe and the United States, including shows at the Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (1996); Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil (1996); Skulptur. Projekte in Muenster (1997); La casa, il Corpo, il Cuore: Konstruktion der Identitaeten, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna (1999); Urban Visions, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts (1999); Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2000); Guggenheim Museum, NY (2001); Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (2001); and Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY (2002). In addition, Potrc has received numerous awards, including grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1993 and 1999) and the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana (1994), Parque de la Memoria Sculpture Prize, Buenos Aires (2000), a Philip Morris Kunstfoerderung Grant to participate in the International Studio Program of Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (2000) and The Hugo Boss Prize 2000, Guggenheim Museum.
1995 GIOLLACHA HEICSEAGANACHA, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2002 Urban Projects, 2 person show, with M. Potrc, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Jan.
2001 EVA, Virtual Urban with M.Potrc Limerick city Library curator S. Hassan, March INSTALL, Temporary Project for opening of Island Arts Center and Lisburn Civic Offices June 2001
2000 CARTOGRAPHY AND THE CITY, article in paper published by Catalyst Arts Nov '00 CELJE BLOW UP critical views, concrete situations Group show Galerija Sodobne Umetnosti, Celje, Slovenia stART Site Specific Show Scotch Quay, Waterford City May 2000
1999 IRELAND / SLOVENIA EXCHANGE, Irish leg of exchange, Catalyst Arts, Belfast Nov '99 artist organised event, co- organiser HORSEHEAD,public sculpture project Culturlann, Belfast BOUNDRIES, group show Vasby Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden FREEZE, Art House, Temple Bar, Dublin WOOD, Garoup show Newfoundland, Canada 1999 ONE FOR THE BODY, Group show, Monaghan Museum. Sept. PANORAMA, two person show with L. Burrell, Tier Garten, with Unwahr Bureau, Berlin. July RECONTRE DES ARTISTES DU QUATRIEMEPROGRAMME DU PEPINIERE, Pepiniere conference and group show, Instituto Cervantes, Paris Jan. BRITISH ARCHITECTURE IN IRELAND, CULTURE AND CONFLICT, Puffin Room Gallery, New York, INTERMEDIA, Triskel Arts Center,Cork FIX, Catalyst Arts, June
1997 GRAFISCHE OBJEKTE, Druckwerkstadt Gallery, Bremen, Germany, Feb. ROLLING DEVOLUTION Touring show, Scotland and Ireland, curator B. McAvera COLDFRAME, Collaborative public art project, Duthie Winter Gardens, Aberdeen THE BEAUTIFUL JUNK SHOP, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Aug. ART FROM THE RUCKSACK, Ireland / Slovenia Exchange, Likovni Salon and Museum, Celje, SKUC Gallery Ljubljana, day of performance 1996 IRELAND / ICELAND EXCHANGE, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, March
AWARDS AND BURSARIES
2002Arts Council N.I. Bursary 2001 Arts Council N.I. Bursary Art Flight NY Arts Council, Aerlingus 2000 CRC, Dept Foreign Affairs Award to partake in exhibition 'Blow UP' Slovenia, June 200 Art Flight, Arts Council Aer Lingus Arts Council N.I. Award Arts Council Award for Virtual Urban website 1998Art Flight, Arts Council, Aer Lingus New York Arts Council N.I. Award, C.R.C. joint Award 1997 British Council Travel Award, C.R.C. Award, Arts Council N.I. Award, Belfast City Council travel Award, 1996Pepiniere Programme, Irish participant, Sculpture, Bratislava, Slovakia 96 / 97 Arts Council N.I. Award 1995EVA Open Award winner, adjudicator, M. Coral, Madrid,
2001 TRACKING THE URBAN ANIMAL, interview with M.Potrc, CIRCA 97 www.recirca.com EVA Catalogue, essay M. Hassan TEMPORARY PROVISIONS,Belfast Review SuzannaChan CIRCA 96 APERTO BELFAST, Flash Art D. Jewsbury Summer '01 2000 CATALOGUE Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown Borough Councils Commissions 1999 Catalogue essay Angeline Morrison. BLOWUP catalogue
1999 ALMANAC, JURGEN SCHNEIDER, book on Irish art, Unrast 99 OUT OF BELKAST catalogue, J. Sperling, Denison University Art Gallery ART FROM A RUCKSACK, catalogue, Ireland Slovenia exchange 1999
1998 PLANETARIUM, CIRCA, R. O' Cuive Spring '98, S.S.I. Newsletter, Summer '98 Sunday Times May 10, Irish Times, March, S.S.I Newsletter May / June, Temple Bar Review, Apr.
CULTURE AND CONFLICT, CIRCA, Summer '98, Fortnight, May, PEPINIERE Catalogue Feb. '98
1997 IN CONTEXT, Issue 1. Jan. ROLLING DEVOLUTION, Catalogue essay, B. McAvera Coldframe Collaboration Grampion t.v. THE BEAUTIFUL JUNK SHOP, Sunday Times, G.Weston Sept. 1996 IRELANED / ICELAND EXCHANGE Catalogue, ARCADIA Catalogue
BOARD MEMBER of Flaxart Studios and Sculptors Society of Ireland,
MEMBER OF Artists Association of Ireland, Catalyst Arts, and Visual Artists Association of Northern Ireland. 2000
PART TIME VISITING LECTURER, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Limerick School of Art and Design, University of Ulster, Belfast National College of Art and Design and Dun Laoghaire Art College Ongoing. 2000
SUSTRANS Arts Co-ordinator. Currently employed by this organisation to co ordinate and organise commissioning new public artwork for the National Cycle Network. In the North of Ireland 1999-2000. Projects ongoing.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, LONG KESH / MAZE During May 1999 I produced a body of architectural plaster casts recording the nature of the jail 1999
IRELAND SLOVENIA EXCHANGE, participant in this artist organised event. '97 / '99
PEPINIERE RESIDENCY, Irish participant, Sculpture Bratislava, Slovakia. '96 / '97
CURRENT AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
LEABHAR MOR NA GAILGE Collaborative project between Irish and Scottish artists and poets
Reconstructions, Cetinje Biennale, Montenegro June 2002
Site-Ations 2002, Site Specific temporary works, Stasten Island Nerw York June 2002