International Festival
of Computer Arts

Tjaša Pogačar

Tjaša Pogačar works as a freelance curator, editor and writer. Her work considers how contemporary art practices are informed by radical transformations that new technologies bring to our socio-economic reality and ecological systems, and what challenges these encounters present for curatorial and institutional practice. She frames this inquiry against the backdrop of industrialization and chemical alteration of the planet to examine also how they entwine with and condition our embodiment.

She is a co-founder and one of the editors of Ljubljana based ŠUM journal focused on art, philosophy and theory-fiction. The 11th issue (Hypersonic Hyperstitions) was published as part of the exhibition in Slovenian pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the 12th issue (Threshold Ecologies) was published in collaboration with UMPRUM Prague. To date, she curated exhibition projects at Škuc Gallery (tech x space, Liminal Agents, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air), Museum of Contemporary art Metelkova (Topical Applications 2), Aksioma Project Space (Indifferences), among others. She organized talks and seminars for International Center of Graphic Arts, Museum of Modern Art, and City Gallery in Ljubljana, and collaborated with the festival the City of Women.

She has been working with the International Festival of Computer Arts in Maribor in 2019-2020 as a curator of its 25th (Automated Ecologies, 2019) and the 26th (Infrastructure Complex: Altered Earth) edition coming up end of this year. She is involved as a producer-curator with Projekt Atol Institute for art, science, and technological prototype development, and works with International Center for Graphic Arts in Ljubljana on the development of the next Biennial of Graphic Arts scheduled for 2021.

She writes about contemporary art for various magazines and journals, she published also in L’Internationale, e-flux Art&Education platform, and exhibition catalogues by Moderna galerija & Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova Ljubljana, Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., and Garage Museum. In 2020 she was a Tranzit/Erste resident at Museums Quartier Vienna, and a curator in residence at Futura, Prague.