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Robertina Sebjanic - Aurelia 1+Hz


Robertina Šebjanič (SI) based in Ljubljana/ is working in the cross field of art – technology – science. Her art – research focus is since several years with cultural, (bio)political, chemical and biological realities of aquatic environments, which serves as a starting point to investigate and tackle the philosophical questions on the intersection of art, technology and science. Her ideas and concepts are often realized in collaboration with others, through interdisciplinary and informal integration in her work. She is a member of Hackteria Network and Theremidi Orchestra. She got an Honorary Mention @Prix Ars Electronica 2016, STARTS2016 nomination and nomination for the White Aphroid award. Robertina is part of SHAPE platform 2017. She performed / exhibited at solo and group exhibitions as well as in galleries and festivals: Ars electronica Linz, Kosmica festival_ Laboratorio Arte Alameda_Mexico City, Le Cube_Paris, Art Laboratory Berlin, ZKM_Karlsruhe, re:publica_Berlin, Mladi Levi_Ljubljana, Strictly Analog_Ljudmila,Piksel_Bergen, Device art 5.015 at Klovičevi dvori_Zagreb & Eastern Bloc_Montreal, Eyebeam_New York, PORTIZMIR#3_ Izmir, Kiblix festival_Maribor, Gallery Kapelica_Ljubljana and more….




Robertina Šebjanič /based in Ljubljana/ is working in the cross field of art – technology – science. 

Her art – research focus is since several years oriented towards the project developed in the field of Living systems (bio-art), AV performances, noise/sound art, installations and interactive ambiental responsive immersive environments.

Robertina Šebjanič is working the fields of living systems (bio-art) and sound art,  dealing predominantly with the cultural, political and biological realities of marine and aquatic environments, not least for their obscured visions in the human imaginaries.

The context for her ideas and concepts is often realized in collaboration with other authors (artist, scientist, humanist, makers, hackers…), and through interdisciplinary and informal integration embodies in her work.

Her previous projects range between rethinking of future speculations of new trans-species (Humalga), animal-machine-human relationships, regenerative medicine and the “hunt for eternal youth” and inter-species communication (series of works Aurelia 1+Hz), sonification of the chemical process (Time Displacement)  and pointing out underwater noise pollution and its potential ecological consequences / challenges (Aquatocene).

Robertina is member of  Theremidi orchestra and Hackteria Network

She was awarded an Honorary Mention @Prix Ars Electronica 2016 Interactive Art+  for the project  Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva sonificationnomination for STARTS2016  for the project Time displacement /Chemobrionic garden and nomination for the White Aphroid award for the project Aquatocene / Subaquatic quest for serenity. She is part of SHAPE platform artist 2017 . In 2007 Robertina got award of Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana.

She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana (SI),Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts in Ljubljana (SI) as well as at the Valand School of Fine Arts in Gothenburg (SE).

Robertina is internationally exhibited artist. She presented / a- v performed / exhibited at solo and group exhibitions as well as in gallery’s,  biennials, triennials and festivals:
Ars electronica Linz, Le Cube & Decalab_Paris, Eastern Bloc Montreal, Art Laboratory Berlin, Mladi Levi Bunker Ljubljana, Kosmica festival_ Laboratorio Arte Alameda_Mexico City, Art Laboratory Berlin, ZKM_Karlsruhe, re:publica_Berlin, Ms Wissenschaft and  Stadtwerkstatt_Linz, Pixel festival_Bergen, Device art 5.015 – Kontejner at Klovičevi dvori_Zagreb,  Rencontres at Bandits-Mages_Bourgers,  Touch me festival by Kontajner at Klovičevi dvori_Zagreb, Eyebeam & CT-SWaM_New York, PORTIZMIR#3 -Triennale of contemporary art_ Izmir, AMRO festival_ Linz, Kiblix festival_Maribor, Gallery Kapelica_Ljubljana, Prima Gallery_Berlin, Paraflows festival_Vienna, Liwoli festival_Linz, Gallery SC_Zagreb, Netaudio festival_London, Likovni salon Gallery_Celje, Gallery Akatraz_Ljubljana, Haip festival_Ljubljana, Amber festival_Istanbul, The Museum of contemporary art of Vojvodina_Novi Sad, Gallery KiBela-Kibla_Maribor, SCCA_Ljubljana, Pixel festival_Bergen, Škuc Gallery_Ljubjana, City Art Gallery_Ljubljana, +MSUM_U3, 7th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia_Ljubljana, Device_Art 3.009_Zagreb, Diocletian Palace Substations, at Croatian Visual Artist Association_Split etc..


2017  residency at Arte+Ciencia at UNAM, lead by María Antonia González Valerio with assistance of Roberto Rojas Madrid, development of the project Lygophilia / Transfixed gaze

2017 micro residency Critical Tourism 2: Aquatocene / Escaping Sound Pollution by Annick Bureaud and Robertina Sebjanic  at grey area . siva zona

2016 she was resident at art – science research residency at  Station biologiue de Roscoff – Roscoff Marine Station, organized by PING and curated by Ewen Chardronnet.

2014 Robertina was a resident and a leading conceptualist/methodolog of the field work Deep Blue in Izmir, Turkey within the Triennial of Contemporary Art PORTIZMIR3, curated by Saša Nabergoj.

2014 she was resident in the residency programme “The Soft, the Hard and the Wet” at Eleonore, Stadtwerkstatt curated by Shu Lea Cheang.

In 2013, Robertina was part of organization team and participant of HackteriaLab Bangalore. In 2014 she participated at HacteriaLab Yogyakarta.

Her video works are part of several video collections, among them of  Station DIVA presents (a historical overview – 15 works of Slovenian video art ), Videospotting , One minute video, HEP (Human Emotion Project from 2009 onwards), etc.

She was a member of an informal group TEMP and member of the board of editors of Pojmovnika slovenske umetnosti po letu 1945 / The Glossary of Slovene Art from 1945.

In 2012 she organized Interactivos?’12 Ljubljana: Obsolete Technologies of the Future at LJUDMILA digital media lab in Ljubljana, where she was between 2008 and 2012  programme manager. Between January 2013 till July 2014 she was working as a mission and programme developer at KSEVT – Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies.




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Robertina Sebjanic photo by Uroš Abram made for Mladina magazin, for article - creative portraits & text by Petra Tihole

Robertina Sebjanic photo by Uroš Abram made for Mladina magazin, for article – creative portraits & text by Petra Tihole





Robertina Šebjanič  (1975) je intermedijska umetnica.

Vsebinsko svoje ideje in koncepte pogosto realizira v sodelovanju z drugimi avtorji, zato

njena dela utelešajo interdisciplinarnost in neformalno integracijo. V svojih delih se ukvarja z vzpostavitevijo razmerij med humanističnimi in naravoslovnimi znanostmi ter tehnologijo (umetnostjo – tehnologijo – znanostjo).

Njeno raziskovanje je v zadnjih letih predvsem usmerjeno na področje živih sistemov, AV performansov ter zvočnih umetnosti in postavitve interaktivnih ambientalnih odzivnih okolij.

Robertina je soustanoviteljica in aktivna članica skupine Theremidi orchestra (od leta 2011) in  je članica mednarodne mreže Hackteria network (od leta 2013).


2016 je prejela za delo Aurelia 1+Hz /proto viva sonification častno omembo  – Honorary mention Prix Ars Eletronika za kategorijo Interactive Art+  in STARTS 2016 nomination  za projekt Time Displacement  / Chemobrionic Garden in nominacijo za Beli Aphroid za porjekt  Aquatocene.  Je del platforme SHAPE 2017 . V letu 2007 je prejela  nagrado akademije za likovno umetnost.


Robertina Šebjanič je študirala na Akademiji za likovno umetnost in oblikovanje in na Šoli uporabnih umetnosti Famul Stuart, obe sta v Ljubljani, v Sloveniji. V študijskem letu 2005 / 2006 je bila na študentski izmenjavi na Valin School of Fine Arts v Gothenburgu na Švedskem.


Svoja dela predstavlja na mnogih samostojnih in skupinskih razstavah in v okviru mednarodnih razstav in festivalov med drugim tudi:

Eastern Bloc – Montreal / Ars Eletronica, – Linz / Kosmica festival – Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City / Forum Camp (PING) Nantes / KIBLIX festival -Maribor / MFRU festival – Maribor / Art laboratory Berlin / Stadtwerkstatt – Linz/ Le Cube – Pariz / PortIzmir3 – K2 -Izmir / Touch me_Klovičevi dvori_Kontejner – Zagreb /  Galerija Kapelica – Ljubljana / Eyebeam – NYC / HackteriaLab – Yogyakarta / Share – NYC / Front Gallery – NYC / Bandits-Mages Rencontres 2014 _ Bourges / 7. trienale slovenske umetnosti U3, +MSUM- Ljubljana / HackteriaLab – Bangalore /  Piksel festival – Bergen / Festival Accès(s)_ Pau / Device art_Kontejner – Zagreb / Prima Gallery– Berlin / Galerija SC -Zagreb / Netaudio Festival– London / Likovni salon Celje / Galerija Alkatraz– Ljubljana / Paraflows– Dunaj / Haip– Ljubljana / Amber– Istanbul / Muzej sodobne umetnosti Vojvodine v Novem Sadu / Galerija KiBela, Kibla – Maribor / SCCA – Ljubljana / Share – Beograd / BRGS_ Antwerp itd….


Njena video dela so v mnogih video kolekcijah prikazovana na referenčnih mednarodnih prizoriščih, med drugim v : HEP (HUMAN EMOTION PROJECT od 2009 – ), Videospotting etc…Med drugim je njeno video delo predstavljeno znotraj projekta: DIVA Station (SCCA Slovenia) historični izbor slovenske video umetnosti od 1983 to 2007.

2017 rezidenca Arte+Ciencia pri UNAM v Meksiko city v sodelovanju z Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas y Acuicolas de Cuemanco (CIBAC) in festivalom Transitio_MX 07.

2017 mini rezidenca kritični turizem: Aquatocene, Siva Cona, Korčula

2016 je bila na rezidenci na Morski biološki postaji Roscoff v Franciji.

2014 je bila rezidentka na ladji Eleonore v Linzu, Avstrija v organizaciji Stadtwerkstatt-a in sorganizaciji Ars Elektronike.

2014 je bila mentor, metodolog in umetnik delovne skupine Globoka modrina / Deep Blue v Izmirju, Turčija v okviru trienala sodobne umetnosti PORTIZMIR3. Februarja in marca  2014 je bila na rezidenci pri organizaciji K2 v Izmirju, Turčiji

2014 je bila udeleženka HackteriaLab Yogyakarta, Indonezija.

2013 je bila sorganizator in udeleženka HackteriaLab Bangalore, Indija.

Od januarja 2013 do junija 2014 je bila razvijalka misij in programov v Kulturnem centru evropskih vesoljskih tehnologij KSEVT, kjer je med drugim bila tudi asitentka produkcije pri  izvedbi projekta PROBLEM VOŽNJE PO VESOLJU – SUPRE:ARHITEKTURA, ki je predstavlja R. Slovenijo na Arhitekturnem bienalu v Benetkah 2014.

Med 2008 in 2012 je bila programska koordinatorica in vodja umetniško izobraževalnih dejavnosti na LJUDMILI digital media lab v Ljubljani, kjer je leta 2012 organizirala mednarodni dogodek Interactivos?’12 Ljubljana: Zastarele tehnologije prihodnosti.

Leta 2007 je prejela nagrado ljubljanske Akademije za likovno umetnost in oblikovanje.

2006–2009: članica uredniške odbora Pojmovnika slovenske umetnosti po letu 1945.

2005–2006: kot članica skupine Temp je sodelovala pri javnih intervencijah in instalacijah na področju razvojnih strategij alternative uporabe zapuščenih prostorov.