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Natasa Petresin (SI)

Natasa Petresin is an independent curator and critic. She lives and works in Paris and Ljubljana. She has finished her Master studies at EHESS where since 2006 she is a PhD candidate. Within EHESS, she is co-directing a seminar on contemporary artistic and curatorial practices, together with Patricia Falguières, Elisabeth Lebovici and Hans-Ulrich Obrist.

Petresin curated exhibitions (a.o.) “Distorted Fabric” (De Appel, Amsterdam, 2007), “Participation: Nuissance or Necessity?” (Iaspis Gallery, Stockholm, 2005), “Our House Is A House That Moves” (Pavelhaus, Laafeld, 2003; Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana, 2004; Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, 2006); “You Are Not Alone” (Pavelhaus, Laafeld, 2002). She was co-curator of “Location Zero=Infinite. Creative Communities and Locative Media” (festival Pixxelpoint, Nova Gorica, 2004); “In the Gorges of the Balkans” (Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, 2003, curated by René Block); sound art series “RE-LAX” (Ljubljana, 2001-2002, with Marko Peljhan); and assistant curator at the Slovene pavilion at 49th Venice Biennial (2001). In 2002 she participated at the Curatorial Training Programme at De Appel in Amsterdam, and co-curated the CTP exhibition “Haunted by Detail”. In 2004 she co-organized a conference about cultural policies and art market in Central and South Eastern Europe (Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, and Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana; with Gregor Podnar). In 2006 she worked within the curatorial assistance for the 4th berlin biennial with an Ifa-Rave scholarship, conceiving and leading an international seminar on contemporary curating in collaboration with Goethe Institute and Allianz Stiftung. In 2007 she co-curated a large-scale research-based project “Société Anonyme” at Le Plateau in Paris (with Thomas Boutoux and François Piron). In 2008 she is the guest curator of the exhibition of the festival Transmediale 08, Berlin.

She has been publishing articles on contemporary and new media art in catalogues (a.o. the 15th Sydney biennial for contemporary art; 3rd Göteborg International Biennial; 9th Istanbul Biennial; 2nd Tirana Biennial; “Territories. Identities. Nets. Slovene Art 1995-2005”, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana; “Leap into the City”, Relations, Berlin 2006; “Sarai Reader 06: Turbulence”, New Delhi, 2006), and in art magazines (a.o. Parkett Magazine, Interview, NU: The Nordic Art Review, Acoustic Lab Reader, Framework: The Finnish Art Review, Springerin).

Since 2002 she was a member of the jury for intermedia arts at the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia, between 2004 and 2006 the jury’s president. Since 2000 she is a member of the Slovene Society of Aesthetics and since 2004 a member of the Slovenian section of AICA and since 2006 the member of IKT. In 2005 she was nominated for the 3rd Lorenzo Bonaldi Art Prize (at Museum Gamec, Bergamo) for young international curators.