Marko Batista
Since 2003
Works in Ljubljana Slovenia

PORTFOLIO (8)
BIO
2008 - Featured Art Scene, ARS ELECTRONICA 2008, Austria
2007 - “Nightcomers”, 10th INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL BIENNIAL, Turkey
2007 - MA Fine Arts, CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS, London
2005 - degree, painting class, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, Ljubljana/Slovenia
2003 - 50th BIENNALE DI VENEZIA: VV2 "Recycling The Future", Italy

MARKO BATISTA is Ljubljana-London based mixed-media artist born in 1976 in Tito's Yugoslavia. At the end of the year 1997 he is accepted to ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS in Ljubljana under the guidance of professor BOJAN GORENEC. The result of collaboration with professor Borut Vogelnik, Bojan Gorenec, Joze Barsi, Sreco Dragan and artists Vasja Lebaric, Andrej Kamnik was a participation at the LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA 50th International Art Exhibition: VV2 <RECYCLING THE FUTURE> in June 2003. Texts, discussions and photo documentation was published in a book entitled PHOTOFINISH (Batista M., Kamnik A., Lebaric V.; 2004) in collaboration with Tomaz Kucer. In 1998 together with Miha Horvat (son:DA) founded multimedia group KLON:ART:RESISTANCE. Exploring moving images and digital sound environments they presented several projects at festivals, galleries and different urban places.In December 2000 FORUM STADTPARK (Gratz - Austria) and YOUTH CULTURAL CENTER (Maribor - Slovenia) invited Klon:Art:Resistance members in Gratz as a part of the introducing young conceptual artists of slovenian contemporary video art; 10th BJCEM Biennial Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina (2001), Zero Analog event, MEDI@TERRA, TRUNK 07 The Nordic Art Video Festival, "95 - 05" - Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana, IZOLENTA 07, St. Petersburg, VISUAL DEFLECTION, London, VIDEO CUTS at Centre for Contemporary Arts - Glasgow, SLOWTIME 2007, Media Art Friesland Festival 2007-The Nederlands, NIGHTCOMERS-10th International Istanbul Bienal ...

As mixed media artist he is interested in image transformation processes, technology, networking data, sound layering and displaced sound-scapes, collaboration, linking concepts, hybrid spaces, contemporary society, diversity of art systems, politics of art and other fields of contemporary mixed media art.

2010

Parallel Digital Structures' at Remont Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
Parallel Digital Structures' at SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana
'HYBRID SONIC MACHINES' performance, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana
MzK group exhibition 'Berlin-London-New York', Arhitekturni muzej, Ljubljana
exhibition 'ECOLOGY OF TECHNO MIND', European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
solo exhibition 'Siphon:Sys:Apparatus', Zero Gallery/Transmediale, Berlin
Astronomical Frontiers Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009

Sguardi Sonori in Berlin 2009 at 91qm project space
Salon Bruit @ Lichtblick Kino, Berlin
Live at ELECTRONIC CHURCH, Berlin

2008

Slowtime/Dreamtime at 7th Salon de Arte Digital at Museum of Contemporary ArtMACZUL Maracaibo/Venezuela
Exhibition at VIENNABIENNALE 2008, Austria
Sound performance at ARS ELECTRONICA, Linz, Austria
DVD release Error Trash v 1.3
'Parallel Sound Objects' and Error Trash v.1.3 broadcast, RADIOCONA, Ljubljana
Error Trash v.1.3 live at Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana
'Parallel Sound Objects' live at Avantgard 008, KIBLA, Maribor
French Cultural Centre André Marraux Sarajevo 8-21 March 2008
3rd CeC. and CaC, organised by The Academy of Electronic Art New Delhi
Cinematheque Slowtime showcase at "Digital Media" exhibition, Valecia, Spain

2007

video screening at NIGHTCOMERS, 10th International Istanbul Biennial
Media Art Friesland Festival 2007, The Nederlands
VISUAL DEFLECTION, London
MA Fine Art show, Central Saint Martins, group exhibition,London
3rd International Digital Art Festival, Rosario, Argentina
solo exhibition,THE EMPIRE GALLERY, London
OPTICA: the Gijon International Festival of Video Art, Spain
TRUNK 07 The Nordic Art Video Festival, Sweden
«Video Art - Start from Zero» - FESTIVAL MIDEN in Athens, Greece
Bigscreen Festival, Kunming, China
Parallel Error Data 1.1, 13.International Festival of Computer Arts, Maribor
Festival of digital video IZOLENTA 07, St. Petersburg, Russia
Festival for video and new media art SIMULTAN03, Timisoara, Romania
VIDEO CUTS screening, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
video screening, FESTIVAL MIDEN, Greece
SLOWTIME 2007 [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne, online
PANTHEON Xperimental film & video festival, Cyprus