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MTF Labs Aveiro 2021

Participant profile: Robertina Šebjanič

Art installation featuring jellyfish in a cylindrical tank with a magnfied projection behind it

Robertina Šebjanič (SI) is an internationally exhibited and awarded artist/researcher. She is working the fields of living systems (bio-art) and sound art, dealing predominantly with the cultural, political and biological realities of marine and aquatic environments, not least for their obscured visions in the human imaginaries.

Her projects are often realised in collaboration with others (artists, scientists, makers, hackers…), through interdisciplinary and informal integration in her work. Her art-research focus for the past several years has been oriented towards Living systems (bio-art), AV performances, noise/sound art, installations and interactive ambient responsive immersive environments. 

Her projects range between rethinking of future speculations of new trans-species (Humalga), animal-machine-human relationships, regenerative medicine and the “hunt for eternal youth” and inter-species communication (the series of works Aurelia 1+Hz), sonification of the chemical process (Time Displacement), and pointing out underwater noise pollution and its potential ecological consequences and challenges (Aquatocene).

Robertina was awarded with Honorary Mention @Prix Ars Electronica 2016 Interactive Art+  for the project  Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva sonification, a nomination for STARTS2020 for project aqua_forensic, a nomination for STARTS2016  for the project Time displacement /Chemobrionic garden and nomination for the White Aphroid award for the project Aquatocene / Subaquatic quest for serenity.  Robertina was SHAPE platform artist 2017.

She has exhibited / performed at solo and group exhibitions as well as in galleries and festivals: Ars Eletronica - Linz / Matadero - Madrid / Eastern Bloc - Montreal / FACT Liverpool / La Gaité Lyrique Paris/ Kosmica festival - Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City / Eyebeam - New York / WRO biennale - Wroclaw / Art laboratory Berlin / Le Cube - Pariz / PortIzmir3 - K2 -Izmir / Touch me Klovičevi dvori Kontejner - Zagreb / Bozar Brussels / Galerija Kapelica - Ljubljana / HackteriaLab - Yogyakarta / LABoral Centro de Arte Gijon/ Bandits-Mages Bourges / +MSUM- Ljubljana / HackteriaLab - Bangalore / Piksel festival - Bergen / Festival Accès(s)_ Pau / Device art_Kontejner - Zagreb / Prima Gallery- Berlin / Galerija SC -Zagreb / Netaudio Festival- London / Amber- Istanbul / Muzej sodobne umetnosti Vojvodine v Novem Sadu / Galerija KiBela, Kibla - Maribor / Share - Beograd / and more…

Read more about Robertina at her website
Interview with Robertina on the MTF Podcast

Robertina Šebjanič joins a global community of artists, scientists, experts and innovators at MTF Aveiro, October 11th - 16th, 2021.

For more information, and to apply to join us there: https://www.aveirotechcity.pt/pt/atividades/mtflabs

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