CONTACT
Studio Martin Bricelj Baraga
Rožna dolina cesta II/36
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

+38640809809
studio@baraga.net
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MoTA LAB
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1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
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Martin Bricelj Baraga
is an award-winning media artist and curator.

He creates interactive works and sculptures that explore spaces between environment, nature, technology and humans. Often large-scale, his works can be seen in public spaces and in unusual architectural contexts. He focuses on creating atmospheres that challenge our perceptions and question symbols and myths as a series of time and space-based experiments. Deriving from visual arts, sound and light are important components of his work. He often collaborates with acclaimed sound artists such as Plaid, Vector Lovers, Olaf Bender, Spatial, Fraction, etc.

He has exhibited in many galleries and spaces worldwide: ICA in London, NEMO Biennale in Paris, Sonar in Barcelona, Columbia University in New York, FACT Liverpool, Kinetica London, Centro cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Kunsthaus Graz, Kaapelithas in Helsinki, Museums Quartier in Vienna, GLOW in Eindhoven and many others.

His work was featured in Wired, Creators Projects, ArchDaily, designboom, boingboing.net, Pecha Kucha, the New York Art magazine, Harper Collins, El Pais, Actar, Mladina and others.

He is the director of MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art and the founder of SONICA Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS / INSTALLATIONS
2017 Moonolith | FAN Festival, Chihuahua (MX)
2017 Moonolith | Lumina Festival, Cascais (PT)
2017 Moonolith | Strassbourg (FR)
2017 Cyanometer | WRO Biennale, Wroclaw (PL)
2017 Moonolith | Ljubljana Castle (SI)
2016 Cyanometer | Ljubljana (SI)
2015 Moonolith | Ljubljana (SI)
2014 Moonolith | Lightning Guerilla, Ljubljana (SI)
2013 DarkStar 3.0 | GLOW NEXT, Eindhoven (NL)
2013 DarkStar 2.0 | EdgeArts, Lisbon (PT)
2012 DarkStar 2.0 | TodaysArt, Hague (NL)
2012 Public Avatar & RoboVox | KIBLA, Maribor (SI)
2012 DarkStar 2.0 | SONICA, Ljubljana (SI)
2012 DarkStar 2.0 | Kinetica ArtFair, London (UK)
2011 RoboVox | Amsterdam (NL)
2010 RoboVox | TodaysArt, Hague (NL)
2009 NeW CaSe | OTA, Bucharest (RO)
2008 Roboexotica | Museumsquartier, Vienna (AT)
2008 RoboVox | Ljubljana (SI)
2007 Memory | Discoveries and Inventions, Vienna (AT), Berlin (DE), Strassbourg (DE)
2007 RoboVox | Maribor (SI)
2007 RoboVox | Aalborg (DK)
2007 Retrospective | Sonar, Barcelona (ES)
2006 Memory | Cultural Centre Recoleta, Buenos Aires (AR)
2006 Memory | Kaapeli, Helsinki (FI)
2006 Everlandia | ICA, London (UK)
2005 Memory | Columbia University, New York (US)
2005 Memory | LIPA Gallery, Chicago (US)
2005 Memory | Magie d’un soir, Luxembourg (LU)
2005 Memory | Multimedia center, Stockholm (SE)
2005 Memory | Lasipalatsin Gallery, Helsinki (FI)
2005 Memory | RAS Gallery, Barcelona (ES)
2004 Project 024: “Love me, buy me, marry me | Gallery A gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
2004 Memory | Dom omladine, Belgrade (RS)
2004 Memory | Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)
2003 Project 024 | Ljubljana (SI)
2003 Fake Up | Ljubljana (SI)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 WaterStream, Almaty (KZ)
2018 Nonument01: McKeldin Fountain, City Museum Ljubljana (SI)
2017 Variations, Cite International des Arts, Paris (FR)
2016 Kinetica, London (UK)
2013 Kiparstvo danes, Center sodobnih umetnosti Celje (SI)
2012 Robots & Avatars, KIBLA, Maribor (SI)
2012 Robots & Avatars, FACT Liverpool (UK)
2008 Everlandia, Cormons (IT)
2007 Biennal of Independent Illustration, Ljubljana (SI)
2007 Triennial of Graphic Design, Ljubljana (SI)
2007 Pornogobelin, SKC, Belgrade (RS)
2006 Everlandia, Kunsthaus Graz (AT)
2006 Time to play, Museum of contemporary Art, Celje (SI)
2005 Territories, Identities, Nets, Modern Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)
2005 ICA, London (UK)
2005 Nu Skool, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)
2005 Thrust, 26th International Graphic Art Biennial, Ljubljana (SI)
2005 Pretty Dirty, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)
2003 U3 Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia, Modern Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)
2003 1995-2005 Territories, Identities, Nets, Modern Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)
2003 BillBoart project, Bratislava, Budapet, Lasi, Prague, Vienna, Warsaw
2003 Young Artists Biennale Mediterana, Athens (GR)
2002 Video and new media festival SCAN-LINE, Ljubljana (SI)
2000 15 years of design department, Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana (SI)

AWARDS
2018 Best Public Art Award – Baltimore Magazine
2017 WRO Media Art Biennale – Art Critics Award
2017 Aesthetica Finalist
2016 Prix Ars Electronica, Interactive Art nomination
2013 GLOW NEXT Eindhoven, 1st Award
2008 Europrix Top Talent Award, Best mobile application project
2008 Roboexotica
2007 one of 30 best Pecha Kucha presentations in the world
2007 IYDEY Slovenian finalist
2006 Europrix Top Talent Award festival, Vienna, Best Cross media project
2005 Gorenje – third prize for corporate identity
2004 Projekt 024, best net project at Memefest.org
1999 Best published cultural project, Magdlena festival

ART DIRECTION / CURATORIAL WORK
2018 Waterstream- Public Art – Artbat Festival, Almaty Kazahstan
2018-2009 SONICA – Festival of Transitory Art
2018-2012 Arte/Facts – MoTA’s Collection
2017-2016 ARCADE Gallery- Open Air Sound Gallery, Ljubljana
2013 T.R.I.B.E. – Transitory Research Initiative for Balkan & Eastern Europe
2011 Sonic Maze, RoundHouse, London, UK
2011 Transitory Network Forum, Belgrade
2010 – 2002 Concept & Organisation of Festival pomladi
2005 ICA London – Slovenian Electronica
2004 Festival Ljubljana – Beograd Express
2003 – 1999 Multimedia events organisation for CODEEP

WORKSHOPS / LECTURES / ARTIST TALKS:
2018 Gamma Pro, St Petersburg (RU)
2017 Modular Relations, Berlin (DE)
2017 Simultan Festival, Timisoara (RO)
2013 Apartment Project Berlin (DE)
2012 Nacionalna biblioteka Beograd (RS)
2011 Climax – Live Cinema, lecture at MoTA Point, Ljubljana (SI)
2011 MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art presentation, CIANT open night, Prague (CZ)
2011 MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art & TRIBE – Transitory Research Initiative in Balkan and East Europe presentations, Forum Tranzitorne mreže, Treci Beograd, Beograd (RS)
2009 International Marketplace for Digital Arts@Climatics Festival, Brussels (BE)
2009 ArtistTalk at MNAC, Bucharest (RO)
2009 ArtistTalk at Academy of Fine Arts, Bucharest (RO)
2009 Initiative of First Artists Meet, Istanbul Biennale (TK)
2007 presentation at IYDEY, BC, London (UK)
2006 lecture at ICA, London (UK)
2006 digital workshop at Festival pomladi, Ljubljana (SI)
2006 Tapio Wirkkalla digital workshop in collaboration with NOKIA and MAO Ljubljana (SI)
2005 Lecture at the Interactive festival, Ljubljana (SI)
2004 DIY Nokia Design Jury member (SI)
2004 Lecture at A’Gentil Carioca Gallery, Rio de Janeiro (BR)

PERFORMANCES
2017 Dental Metal | AudioArt, Pula (HR)
2016 Dental Metal | Baltimore (US)
2015 Dental Metal | London (UK)
2012 Climax | KinoŠiška, Ljubljana (SI)
2012 Low Lives 4, Public Avatar, public intervention and on-line performance | Lublin (PL)
2012 Public Avatar, public intervention | FACT Liverpool (UK)
2011 Climax | KinoŠiška, Ljubljana (SI)
2009 PARAFLOWS: Urban Hacking | Museumsquartier Vienna (AT)
2009 International festival of computer arts, Maribor (SI)
2009 SPAPORT, Banja Luka (BA)
2004 Mladi levi festival opening event | Ljubljana (SI)
1998 Happy Generated People concert | Novi/Off Rock, Ljubljana (SI)