2016 | NYC | Artist
Lenka Đorojević & Matej Stupica
Lenka Đorojević & Matej Stupica, analog interactive installation, 2014
Artist name: Lenka Đorojević & Matej Stupica
Dates of residency: April - May
Born: 1982 & 1987
Hometown: Nikšić, Montenegro & Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lives and works: Ljubljana, Slovenia
URL: http://www.matejstupica.net // djlenka.wordpress.
Education: Lenka Đorojević: MFA Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013; Diploma from School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art, Center for Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013; BFA Academy of Fine Arts, Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2008
Matej Stupica: BFA Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2014
Lenka Đorojević is an artist, curator and writer. Her interactive works, audio-visual performances, theatre sets and collaborative projects research the relation between humans and technology through the sociopolitical, philosophical and cultural dimensions of mediated realities of contemporaneity. Lenka Đorojević has shown her work in Slovenia and internationally.
Matej Stupica is an artist, working in different areas: visual art, illustration, set design. His artistic practice links different media and combines them with performative or sound elements. With irony he approaches social and political themes - or encloses the paradoxes in the media itself - questioning the enlightenment of modern societies. He has shown his work in Slovenia and abroad, received two awards for newspaper illustration (Slovenian Biennial of Illustration, Ljubljana) and two student art awards (Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana).
Lenka Đorojević and Matej Stupica’s work is a crossover between visual and media art, theory, practice and contemporary philosophy concepts. Deriving from visual arts their artistic practice draw from scientific and artistic research on audiovisual perception to create installation ambiences, set designs and experiential environments and situations. As a tandem, they have been exhibiting since 2012. In 2012 at the National Library of Serbia in Belgrade and International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana. In 2014 in MoTA - Museum of Transitory Art in Ljubljana. In 2015 in P74 Gallery in Ljubljana, and at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova in Ljubljana. In 2016, at Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, and Galerija Jakopič, Ljubljana. For their work they received OHO Group Award 2015.
SELECT PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:
Adriatic Slovenica Collection, Ljubljana, Slovenia;
DIVA Station (collection of video art) SCCA Ljubljana, Slovenia
SUPPORT: Lenka Đorojević and Matej Stupica’s two-months residency is made possible with funds from the Foundation for a Civil Society/The Trust for Mutual Understanding and the Ministry of culture Montenegro.