_ ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
1983 born in Kranj, Slovenia, currently lives in Vienna, Austria
2002 high level IB art program, UNIS, New York City
2005 graduated cum laude from Webster University Vienna, psychology & visual art
2010 MFA in new media, Transart Institute, NYC-Berlin/Danube (under the mentorship of Lucien Clergue for photography and Martina Corgnati for visual art)
_ ARTIST STATEMENT
The span of my artistic practice, reaching from photography and video to installation and further on through performance to writing, may appear to be very broad. However, using various media seems indispensable to me. When moving from one cultural space to another, which has been "my way" since I can remember, I reached for the media at hand to be able to communicate and be understood. My motivation behind the use of the media now is to create space: physical space, mental space, visible space inside space, imaginary space, metaphorical space, all defined by atmosphere. To me, atmosphere of spaces, the atmosphere, which a certain space is able to bring about, is the most essential. Each media creates a unique atmosphere that differs from others, despite their common aim - to communicate. Photography, equalizing past and future into present, as of now defines me best. I am interested in creating spaces and so I strive to make photographs, be these in the form of images or installations, that are by themselves powerful enough to change the space around them in such a way that they suck viewers in. From the existing spaces I am challenged to develop new space(s). I take the space and develop it further, by extending it, changing it, adapting it to an already existing space, out of which or inside of which potential exists for even many more spaces. I am interested in the phenomena of exponenting - on how may exponents I can reduce a certain existing physical space and/or transform it into many more. By “playing” with various perspectives that are enabled to me by using various media, from photography, performance, literature, installation to video and film, I try to acquire the characteristics of a bird, aiming for the clouds!
for the lost in me-
for what I lost inside me.
i am lost inside me.
i am birdy.
i wish to no longer be.
i wish to rewind.
i am forward.
i am not i.
i am birdy, flown ahead…
*Eva Petrič, This Space Is a Box, Drava Publishing House 2007, Klagenfurt, Austria, p.65; Eva Petrič, Dieser Raum ist eine Schachtel, Drava Verlag, 2009, Klagenfurt, Austria, p. 63.