Residency Period: May - June 2015
Marjetica Potrč is an artist and architect based in Ljubljana and Berlin. Her work centers on issues of sustainability, particularly as these are manifested in areas of economic precariousness, such as favelas and indigenous villages. Her projects have been exhibited at the Venice Biennial (1993, 2003, 2009), São Paulo Biennial (1996, 2006), and Skulptur: Projekte in Münster, Germany (1997). She has had solo exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum (2001), List Visual Arts Center at MIT (2004), De Appel Foundation in Amsterdam (2004), Portikus Gallery in Frankfurt (2006), and Barbican Art Galleries in London (2007). Her many on-site projects include Dry Toilet (Caracas, 2003), Power from Nature (India, 2005), The Cook, the Farmer, His Wife and Their Neighbor (Amsterdam, 2009), Between the Waters: The Emscher Community Garden (Emscherkunst, 2010), and Théâtre Evolutif (Evento Bordeaux, 2011). She is Professor at the University of Fine Arts/HFBK in Hamburg and has received numerous awards, including grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1993, 1999); the Hugo Boss Prize (2000); a Caracas Case Project Fellowship from the Federal Cultural Foundation, Germany, and the Caracas Urban Think Tank, Venezuela (2002); and the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics Fellowship (2007).