NIKA AUTOR

Nika Autor finished her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana (BA and MA) and finished her PhD in Practice at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her practice is primarily based on experimental videos and documentary films, film essays, newsreels and spatial video and film installations. The focus of her work is a research of the invisibilities/ inaudibilities dealing with concealed topics of the forgotten past and the silenced present. Her work focuses on the production of particular images, specific constructions of collective memory as well as on personal/oral narratives and examines asylum and migration policies, workers rights and politics of memory. She is part of the collective Newsreel Front (Obzorniška Fronta), an informal collective of workers coming from the field of film theory and art practice.
Solo exhibitions

-The News Belongs to us! 57. La Biennale di Venezia, Pavilion of the Republic of Slovenia, Venice, Italy 2017

-Fascino 2/4, Centralna postaja, Maribor, 2016

-The News is ours, MSUM, Museum for contemporary art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015

-Shoot you dogs!!, Galery Loža, Obalne galerije Piran, Koper, Slovenia, 2015

-Postcards, Gallery Simulaker, Novo mesto, Slovenia, 2015

-Drought, MSUM, Museum for Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2014

-Film d'actualites- l'actu est a nous, Newsreel 55 - The news is ours, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France, 2014

-This is no longer the country my uncles talked about, Margin(al) notes on solidarity, survival and life, Gallery Škuc, Slovenia, 2011

-How does the longitude and latitude determine you?, Open studio, Maribor, Slovenia, 2009

-Asad is going home, Galerija Alkatraz, Ljubljana, 2008

-MGLC/ Mednarodni grafični likovni center (predstavitev diplomske naloge)

-Asad is going home,Galerija Tir, Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 2008

-Zaresni pogledi, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2008

-MKC, Kulturni inkubator, Maribor, Slovenia, 2008

-Gallery Domžale, Kulturni dom Franca Bernika, 2008

-Centre for contemporary arts, Celje, Likovni salon, Slovenia, 2007


Group exhibitions

-Last 5 yeasr, Nove pridobitve v Zbirki UGM, UGM, Maribor, Slovenia, 2018

-On the Road- Migrations of Fear, KGLU, Slovenj Gradec,Austria,2017

-Migrations of Fear, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria 2017

-Otpor,Pokret, Promjena - fragmenti aktivističkih i umjetničkih praksi u regiji od 1980-ih, Student centre Zagreb,Croatia, 2017

-Migrations of Fear, Center Of Contemporary Art - The Ancient Bath, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2017

-Vis-a-Vis, UGM Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor,Slovenia, 2017

-Archives and Power II, Museum of Contemporary art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, 2016

-The Great Migration, UGM Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor,Slovenia, 2016

-Art matters, but art is not enough, Gallery of Contemporary Art , Celje,Slovenia, 2016

-Crises and new beginnings, Art in Slovenia 2005–2015, MSUM, Ljubljana,Slovenia, 2015

-Muzej v Gibanju, KGLU, Slovenj Gradec,Slovenia, 2015

-Stepping over the Borders, EMMA, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2015

-Sram te bodi, Center Sodobnih umetnosti Celje, Ceje,Slovenia, 2015

-Grammar of freedom / five lessons: works from arteast 2000+, GARAGE, Museum of Contemporary art Moscow, Russia, 2015

-Istria Contemporeanea, Space for contemporary art Monfort, Portorose,Slovenia, 2015

-Mundus vadit retro, Kibla Portal, Maribor, Slovenia, 2014

-Sestanki na prostem, Družbena ekologija v umetniskih akcijah, Center for contemporary arts Celje,Slovenia, 2014

-U3, 7th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia – Resilience, MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013

-Last 5 years, Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013

-Nature 10, international video festival, Bežigrajska galerija 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013

-Mediterranea 16 – bjcem, Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Ancona, Italy, 2013

-Imprinting the social, Gallery Simulaker, Novo mesto, Slovenia, 2013

-A temporary improvised context of communication lesson 2, Kino Udarnik, Slovenia, 2012

-A temporary improvised context of communication lesson 1, Galery Rotor, Graz , Austria, 2012

-The Present and Presence, A selection of works from the Arteast 2000+ Collection and the national collection, MSUM, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2011

-Video in Progress 4: Občutki neugodja, Gallery Vžigalica, Slovenia, 2011

-Earzoom, Sonic Arts Festival, Sounds of Europe: Disharmonious voices, Gallery Aksioma, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2011

-The Bring In Take Out – Living Archive (LA) Interactive Contemporary Art Exhibition, Zagreb, Croatia , 2011

-Art stays, 10 th International Festival of Contemporary Art, Slovenia, 2011

-Expanded spaces, Gallery Alkatraz in collaboration with Propaganda, Appendix2, Warsaw, Poland, 2011

-Extravagant bodies: extravagant minds, International festival of mental health, Zagreb, Croatia, 2011

-Not where from but where to…, Open space, Vienna, Austria, 2011

-namaTRE.ba 4 project, Trebinje, BIH, 2011

-U3 - 6. tU3, 7th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia, The Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2010

-Inter-actions , Gallery Miklova Hiša, Ribnica, Slovenia, 2010

-Who are the artists?, Gallery Media Nox, Maribor, Slovenia, 2009

-PALINSESTI/ LICÔF/ Contemporary art by north Adriatic, Castello San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy, 2009

-Forbidden Death, Centre for contemporary arts Celje, Slovenia, 2009

M-editerranea 16 – bjcem, Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Skopje, Macedonia, 2009

-The 28th Biennial of Graphic arts, Matrica-nestabilna realnost, MGLC- International Centre for Graphic arts, Ljubljana Slovenia, 2009

-HEP/ HUMAN EMOTION PROJECT
· Formverk/ art zone eskilstuna/ Švedska
· Ceramic Museum(State Museum) Facilities Garden,Caldas-da-Rainha, Portugalska
· Barcelona Club, Rim, Italija
· Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Avstralija
· LaSala in Cigüñuela/ Španija

-POLETJE-predlogi za stalno zbirko, Umetnostna galerija Maribor, Slovenia, 2009

-Quoting contemporariness, Universal Cube Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany, 2009

-Premiera 17, Center for contemporary arts Celje, Slovenia, 2008

-Mestna galerija 2, City Gallery Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2008

-Whitenight, Gallery KIC, Skopje, Macedonia, 2008

-Akto 03, Festival for contemporary arts Bitola, Macedonia, 2008

-Young invited,Photo gallery STOLP, Maribor, Slovenia, 2008

-Venetian, atmospheric, from Tobias Putrih, 52nd International art exhibition La bienale di Venecija, Slovenian pavilion, presentation of Slovenian video production: “digital-analog” , Venice, Italy, 2007

-Eydentify yourself, Sparwasser HQ in Bar Z / Berlin, Germany, 2006

-Immagina arte in fiera, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2006

-12. Mednarodni festival računalniških umetnosti, Magistrat, Zgodovinski atrij, Slovenia, 2006

-European Art Students Digital Works, Kot so- as they are, Slovenia, 2006



Screenings, presentations ( selection)

-TIFF Cinematheque, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, 2018

-IFFR , International Film Festival Roterdam,Nethrelands, 2018

-Three Stories. Status Artistic Survey: Film and Video Screening, MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Austria, 2017

-The Politics of Truth, Etc. Gallery, Brno, Czech, 2017

-Dokufest(competition program), Prizren, Kosovo, 2017

-FSF, Festival Slovenskega filma, Portorož, 2017

-Newsreel 63, Slovenian Cinematheque, Ljubljana,Slovenia 2017

-Newsreel 63, Božidar Jakac Art museum, Kostanjevica na Krki,Slovenia 2017

-Newsreel 63, Puppet Theatre Maribor,Slovenia 2017

-Newsreel 63, Cinema Cultural home Slovenj Gradec,Slovenia 2017

-New look, SCCA Ljubljana( cur. Vesna Bukovec) , Cinema cultural home Nova Gorica,Slovenia 2017

-Pixelpoint, 17th international festival of contemporary art practices, Nova Gorica,Slovenia 2016

-Artist cinema, Museum of Contemporary art Zagreb,Croatia, 2016

-Newsreel as a weapon, Baza, BLOK; Zagreb,Croatia, 2016

-MFS, Migrant film Festival, Film Museum Ljubljana,Slovenia 2016

-Slovenian film festival( competition program) Portorož, Slovenia, 2016

-Autumn Film School: 25 years after Yugoslavia, The Slovenian Cinematheque, 2016

-Political Turmoil and War Crimes in Yugoslavia: Newsreels and Film Reflections, 1992-2013, Stanford University, ZDA, 2015

-ARCHIVE TWITCH, cur. Doppelgenger, Jnanapravaha Mumbai, India, 2016

-Isola Cinema, Video on the beach, Izola, Slovenia, 2013

-Vasa, exhibition archive ( cur: Miha Colner), 2016

-Alternativna dokumentaristika: sence preteklosti in podobe sedanjosti, Projektni prostor DUM, Ljubljana, 2016

-Political Turmoil and War Crimes in Yugoslavia: Newsreels and Film Reflections, 1992-2013, Stanford University, 2015

-Festival- Intergalactique, de l'image alternative, Brest, France, 2014

-Festival L'Alternativa, Festival de cinema independent, Post-socialism revisited, Barcelona, Spain, 2014

-Between worlds, Everybody Talks about the Weather... We don't, District, Berlin, Germany, 2014

-FSF, Slovenian film festival( competition program) Portorož, Slovenia, 2014

-K3, Short film festival, Ljubljana, Villach, 2014

-Kjer so korakali organizirani industrijski delavci, se danes vali od države pozabljena drhal. Mi, Kino Udarnik, Maribor, Slovenia, 2014

-GoEast Film festival, Beyond Belonging, 15. Festival of Central and Eastern European film,Wiesbaden, Germany, 2014

-Short Tuesday, Kino Tuškanac, Zagreb, Croatia, 2014

-Archive Twitch, (part of educational programm of exhibition Doplgenger), Gallery of Belgrade Youth Center , Belgrade, Serbia, 2014

-KIBERKINO, Films of Slovenian women artist, Kiberpipa, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013

-Trubarjeva hiša literature, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013

-Caap, Maribor, Slovenia, 2013

-Galerija Škuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013

-SOLA CINEMA, Video on the beach, Izola,Slovenia, 2013

-FESTIVAL NOVIH 2013, Galery Ružić, Slavonski Brod, Croatia, 2013

-K3 at Cinexperimental festival, Trieste, Italy, 2013

-Newsreel about Building Capitalism “ Slovenian Cinemateque, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013

-Graduierten konferenz, Akademie der bildenden kunste, Vienna,Austria (presentation), 2013

-SHIFTS IN TIME: Performing the Chronic, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria (presentation), 2013

-Alternative film/video, Festival of new film and video, Beograd, Srbija, 2012

-Migrant film Festival, Kino Udarnik, Maribor/ Slovenia, 2012

-FNF, Independent film festival, Domžale/ Slovenia, 2012

-K3 Internationa short film festival, Villach, Austria, 2012

-FSF, Slovenian film festival, Portorož, Slovenia, 2012

-K3 International short film festival, Kinodvor, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012

-Slovenian documentary film festival, Kino Udarnik, Maribor, Slovenia, 2012

-May Day School , Prihodnost evropskih integracij: leve perspektive, Slovenia, 2012

-3. Migrant Film Festival, Slovenian Cinemateque, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012

-Poster festival Ljubljana 11/ The Faces of Racism revealed, Slovenia, 2011

-Interformat Symposium, Reinventing Interdisciplinary/ Vilnius, Nida/ Lithuania, 2011 (presentation)

-11. KEF/ 30 sec v exyu/ Museum of Modern Art/ Slovenia, 2011

-COLOGNE off / video art in global context, Pain with the Thousand Teeth, Cologne, Germany, 2011

· CologneOFF 2011 - Baltic Sea, Arteles, Gallerija Rajatila, Tampere, Finland

· CologneOFF 2011 - Arad, Arad Art Museum, Romania

-ALTERNATIVE film and video festival, Festival Novog filma i videa Beograd, Serbia, 2010

-LIFFE, 21.Ljubljana International film festival, KINO INTEGRAL, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2010

-FSF, 13.Slovenian Film Festival, Portorose, Slovenia, 2010

-RETROVIZOR, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2010

-Ethnographic film festival, Kinodvor, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2009

-Električne podgane sanjajo video sanje, Centre for contemporary arts, Celje, Slovenia, 2007



Performances

-NAGIB, 6th International dance festival, Slovenia, 2010

-UKREP 3010, Dance perspective festival, Slovenia, 2010

-Fictive Situations, MMC Kiberpipa, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2010

-Performances électroacoustiques, audio-visuelles, La Generale, Paris, France, 201-0

-Upgrade Paris!, Gallery Ars Longa, Paris, France, 2010

-ARSENAL Depo 2K9, Viba film, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2009

-Device_art 3.009, Zagreb, Croatia, 2009

-Terminal 00/ obsession, 2A Ada Street gallery, London, Great Britain, 2009

-Liwoli - Hacklab for art and open source, Kunstuniversität Linz/ Austria, 2009

-PERFORMA/13.mednarodni festival sodobnih scenskih umetnosti/ Slovenia, 2008

-HAIP, hack-act-interact-progress, Kiberpipa, Slovenia, 2008

-Visoki let Darinke Novak v sodelovanju s TRAK 47”, Maribor, Slovenia, 2008

-Featured art scene, ARS ELECTRONICA, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria, 2008


Awards

-2018, IFFR, International Film Festival Rotterdam

-2016, PPUD, Recognition for important art achievements, University of Ljubljana

-2014, FRANCE BRENK Award for the film Newsreel 55

-2014, Jakopič recognition for artistic achievement for the year 2014

-2010, award-Important Cinematic Works of the Festival / alternative film/video festival, Festival of new film and video, Serbia,

-2008, Prešernova nagrada (Prešern's award) Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana

-2008, Listina Primavera, association for visual art Maribor

-2005, Recognition of Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana / (Recognition for outstanding achievement at undergraduate studies)

-2004, Recognition for collaboration on second international ex tempere Ptuj


Permanent collections

-MSUM, Museum of contemporary art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia

-Internatioanl collection Arteast 2000+

-Benetton Foundation, imago Mundi Collection

-MGLC, International Graphic Art center Ljubljana, Slovenia

-UGM, Maribor Art Gallery

-KGLU, Museum of contemporary art Slovenj Gradec

-RIKO, Ljubljana