Project leader: Prof Dr Marina Gržinić is a philosopher, theoretician, and artist from Ljubljana, Slovenia. She serves as a professor and research adviser. Since 2003, she is a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, in Austria. She publishes extensively, lectures worldwide, and is involved in video productions since 1982. The following is a selection of her books: M. Grzinic and Rosa Reitsamer, New Feminism: Worlds of feminism, Queer and Networking Conditions, Vienna: Löcker, 2008; M. Grzinic and Sefik Tatlic, Necropolitics, Racialization, and Global Capitalism. Historicization of Biopolitics and Forensics of Politics, Art, and Life, US: Lexington Books, 2014; M. Grzinic (ed.), Border Thinking, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna: Sternberg Press, 2018.
Postdoctoral researcher (2018-2021): Dr Sophie Uitz has completed her Ph.D. in Political Science in 2017 at the University of Vienna. Her research specialties are contemporary political and social theory, focussing on political authority, (il)legitimacy and justification, liberalism, comparative cultural studies, and gender studies. Her doctoral thesis is titled Politik, Krise, Autorität: Hannah Arendt über die Begründung von Gemeinschaft and discusses the topicality of Hannah Arendt’s notion of authority and the assessment of its crisis in modern, liberal politics. Recent publications include: Question authority. Hannah Arendt und das Scheitern der Frage nach Autorität, in: Kohns et al. (eds.), Autorität – Krise, Konstruktion und Konjunktur, Wilhelm Fink, Paderborn, 2016, 25–40.
Postdoctoral researcher (2018-2019): Dr Šefik Tatlić holds a Ph.D. in sociology and lives in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. He is a theorist in the fields of political philosophy, decolonial theory, and cultural critique. Some recent publications include the following papers: Atavistic Core of Postmodern Totalitarianism. Depoliticization of Death and the Sovereignty of Capitalism (AM Journal of Art and Media Studies, Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade, 2017); The Emancipation of Necrocapitalism: Teleological Function of Liberalism and the Optimization of Hegemony (Regimes of Invisibility in Contemporary Art, Theory and Culture, Palgrave Macmillan, London 2017.)
Doctoral researcher (2019-2020): Mag. arch. Christina Jauernik studied contemporary dance at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Amsterdam, choreography and visual arts practices at Dartington College of Arts, UK and art and architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as well as at the University of Arts Berlin. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. From 2015-2017 Jauernik was an artistic researcher for the project INTRA SPACE led by Wolfgang Tschapeller at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Since 2012 she has collaborated with Wolfgang Tschapeller on exhibition, design and publication projects, among these “Hands have no tears to flow” at the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the Fine Arts Library at Cornell University Ithaca, NY, the exhibition “OSIRIS – World 1” at ORIS House of Architecture Zagreb as well as curating the lecture series “What beings are we?” at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Postdoctoral researcher (2019-2020): Dr Jovita Pristovšek is a Sen. Lect. at the Academy of Visual Arts (AVA), Ljubljana, where she teaches “History and Theory of Contemporary Art,” and studio practice. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy (Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana), and an MA in Fine Arts (The Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana). Her research interests focus on the theme of race and racialization within contemporary regimes of aesthetic, public, and political.
Dr Nejra Nuna Čengić holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from AMEU-ISH in Ljubljana. Her research interests focus on memory (-ies), speech, violence and gender relations. She lives in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is the author of a series of single-authored and co-authored articles, book chapters and books. Her doctoral thesis ‘Desilo se to što se desilo’: Speech, Life and Time after the Siege of Sarajevo is published by Orion Art, Belgrade, 2017. She has made a significant contribution in the establishment of the Gender Studies Program at the University of Sarajevo. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the New Europe College, Institute for Advanced Studies, Bucharest. She lives and works in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Dr Adla Isanović holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Postgraduate School ZRC SASA, Ljubljana, Slovenia, on the theme of databases and art in the function of knowledge production in the digital age. She is an associate professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Sarajevo, where she teaches multimedia. She has completed an MA in New Media and an MA in Research-Based Postgraduate Program Critical, Curatorial, Cybermedia Studies at the Geneva University of Arts and Design, Switzerland.
Dr Jelena Jureša is a visual artist from Novi Sad, Serbia, and is currently based in Belgium. She has been extensively working with the questions of national identity, politics of memory and oblivion through the media of photography and video installation. She has exhibited internationally at institutions such as KM–Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst und Medien in Graz, MSUB Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, and ACFNY Austrian Cultural Forum in New York City. Juresa is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Ghent University, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy and KASK Conservatorium.
Dr Tjaša Kancler is an activist, artist, researcher and associate professor at the Department of Visual Arts and Design at the University of Barcelona. They hold a Ph.D. in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. Dr. Kancler has published a book Arte-Política-Resistencia (Barcelona: t.i.c.t.a.c. 2018) and other articles on non-Eurocentric academia, decoloniality, trans*imaginary, borders, zonification, and resistance. They form part of a collective t.i.c.t.a.c. – Taller de Intervenciones Críticas Transfeministas Antirracistas Combativas (www.intervencionesdecoloniales.org) and is a co-editor of the Journal Desde el margen (www.desde-elmargen.net).
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Valerija Zabret, MA (known professionally as Valerie Wolf Gang) is a visual artist and filmmaker from Slovenia. Her works focus on the ideas behind human experiences such as aspects of consciousness and a reflection of social conflicts arising from political regulations and constraints. She is regularly working on different international artist-in-residence programs, where she researches and produces new projects inspired by the local and international cultural scene. Her work has been featured in major group and solo exhibitions abroad and at home, and she has received numerous international grants and awards. She is a member of international art collective Spielraum Ensamble, research unit Famul VideoLab and Directors Guild of Slovenia. She is the founder of UV Arthouse, which is producing experimental films, video installations and researching the field of new media technology (VR/AR/AI/ML) and interactive multimedia works. Besides her artistic practice and research, she also lectures on video art and film education in cooperation with different institutions and is a Ph.D. student at Postgraduate school of Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts. (https://valeriewolfgang.com/)
Muzaffer Hasaltay, MA, artist, filmmaker, employed as teaching assistant at the Art Studio Konzept Kunst at the Institute of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Jan-Nahuel Jenny, BA, is a graphic, sound and web designer.