Nika Autor undertook her BA and MA studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana and obtained her PhD in Practice at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her practice is primarily based on experimental videos and documentary films, film essays, photography, collages, drawings and spatial video installations. The focus of her work is research into invisibilities/inaudibilities in relation to 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. Her works 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 hailing from film theory and art practice fields.

 

Solo exhibitions:

 

  • We have too much things in heart, KGLU, K18, 2020
  • Razor Wire – From Goričko to Dragonja; Tam Tam, Maribor, Slovenia, 2019
  • Happiness for you and your family, Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre, MGLM, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2019
  • The Razor Wire, From Goričko to Dragonja; Tam Tam, Maribor, 2019
  • Novicam se ne odpovemo! III, Gallery Miklova Hiša, Ribnica, Slovenia, 2019
  • The News Belongs to us! II., Gallery ARRC, Vienna, Austria, 2018
  • 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, Slovenia,2016
  • The News is ours, MSUM, Museum for contemporary art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015
  • Shoot you dogs!!, Gallery Loža, Obalne galerije Piran, Koper, Slovenia, 2015
  • Postcards, Galery 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
  • Asad is going home, Centre for contemporary arts Celje,  Likovni salon, Slovenia, 2007

 

Group exhibitions:

 

  • When Gestures Becomes Event,  Vienna Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria, 2020
  • Bilder einer Landschaft, MMKK, Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Austria, 2020
  • Viral self-portraits, MG+MSUM, Museum of Modern Art + Museum of Contemporary art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2020
  • 53. zimski salon Herceg Novi, MonteNegro, 2020
  • Transgresije – prostor, meja, rob, City Art Gallery, Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 2020
  • Gallery for Peace, UGM, Maribor, 2020
  • 9th Triennial of Contemporary Art U3, MG+MSUM, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2019
  • We’re Not Like Them, Museum of Modern and Contemporary art Reka, Croatia, 2019
  • Images of a Landscape, KGLU, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia, 2019
  • TIŠINA JE OVDE GLUVOĆA; Gallery Podrum, Beograd, Serbia 2019
  • Dokaz št.1 / Exhibit A, MGLM, The Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2019
  • The world at his end / living  inside the ruins, National Gallery for Modern Art, Rome, 2019
  • Inventura, -e (ž), KGLU/UGM, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenija, 2019
  • Images of a Landscape, Sorbisches Museum Bautzen, Germany, 2019
  • Non stop, no stop, Lothringen13, Munich, Germany, 2018
  • No Looking Back, UGM, Maribor, Slovenia, 2018
  • The museum of found footage, Pula Film Festival, Pula, Croatia, 2018
  • Closely Watched Trains, Cample Line, Scotland, 2018
  • This is Water, MIMA, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, England, 2018
  • Join the Dots, ( Imago Mundi collection), Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy, 2018
  • ON the way, Graz, Austria, 2018
  • Zadnjih 5 let, Nove pridobitve v Zbirki UGM, UGM, Maribor, 2018
  • Na poti- Migracije strahu, KGLU, Slovenj Gradec, 2017
  • Migrations of Fear, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, 2017
  • OTPOR, POKRET, PROMJENA - fragmenti aktivističkih i umjetničkih praksi u regiji od 1980-ih, Student centre Zagreb, 2017
  • Migrations of Fear, Center Of Contemporary Art - The Ancient Bath, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Migrations of Fear, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, 2017
  • Vis-a-Vis, UGM, Maribor Art Gallery, Slovenia, 2017
  • Archives and Power II, Museum of Contemporary art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, 2016
  • The Great Migration, UGM Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, 2016
  • Art matters, but art is not enough, Gallery of Contemporary Art , Celje, 2016
  • Crises and new beginnings,  Art in Slovenia 2005–2015, MSUM, Museum of Contemporary art Metelkova, Ljubljana, 2015
  • Muzej v Gibanju, KGLU, Slovenj Gradec, 2015
  • Stepping over the Borders, EMMA, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2015
  • Sram te bodi, Center Sodobnih umetnosti Celje, Sloveia,  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, Portorož, Slovenia, 2015
  • Mundus vadit retro, Kibla Portal, Maribor, Slovenia, 2014
  • Sestanki na prostem, Družbena ekologija v umetniskih akcijah, Center for contemporary arts Celje, 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
  • Mediterranea 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 Slovenija, 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,Photogallery 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, lectures (selection)

 

  • Komplexe Bilder 6: Nika Autor, Kino Rex,Bern, Switzerland, 2019
  • Cheers to Women! 25 Years of Film and Video, City of Women, Film Museum, 2019
  • Cinema House Manoel de Oliveira, curated by Nicole Breneze, 2019
  • Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin, Louvre, Paris and HKW Berlin, 2019
  • Kino Otok, Izola, Slovenia, 2019
  • Yebisu International festivla for art & alternative visions, Tokyo Photographic art museum, Japan,  2019
  • Politics – Evening, Carnegie museum of art, Pittsburgg, 2019
  • Expanded Cinema Jeonju, Intl.Film Festival, Korea, 2018
  • American documentary film festival, ZDA, 2018
  • Klagenfurter Kunstfilmtage, Klagenfurt, Austria, 2018
  • TIFF Cinematheque,  Toronto International Film Festival, Kanada, 2018
  • IFFR , International Film Festival Roterdam, 2018
  • Three Stories. Status Artistic Survey: Film and Video Screening, MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Austria, 2017
  • The Politics of Truth, Etc. Gallery, Brno, 2017
  • Dokufest( competiotion program), Prizren, Kosovo, 2017
  • FSF, Festival Slovenskega filma, Portorož, 2017
  • Newsreel 63, Slovenian Cinematheque, Ljubljana, 2017
  • Newsreel 63, Božidar Jakac Art museum, Kostanjevica na Krki, 2017
  • Newsreel 63, Puppet Theatre Maribor, 2017
  • Newsreel 63, Cinema Cultural home Slovenj Gradec, 2017
  • New look, SCCA Ljubljana( cur. Vesna Bukovec) , Cinema cultural home Nova Gorica, 2017
  • Pixelpoint, 17th international festival of contemporary art practices, Nova Gorica, 2016
  • Artist cinema, Museum of Contemporary art Zagreb, 2016
  • Newsreel as a weapon, Baza, BLOK; Zagreb, 2016
  • MFS, Migrant film Festival, Film Museum Ljubljana, 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, 2010
  • 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, Slovenija, 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, International Film Festival Rotterdam/ IFFR Found Footage Award
  • 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

 

Grants

 

  • 2012/13, working scholarship,  Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia
  • 2010-2011, Knafelj's scholarship,  University of Ljubljana
  • 2010-2011, study scholarship, Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia
  • 2009-2010 study scholarship, Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia
  • 2003-2007 Zois's scholarship,  The Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Republic of Slovenia

 

Permanent collections

 

  • MG+MSUM, Museum of contemporary art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Internatioanl collection Arteast 2000+
  • Benetton Foundation, imago Mundi Collection
  • UGM, Maribor Art Gallery
  • KGLU, Museum of contemporary art  Slovenj Gradec
  • RIKO, Ljubljana