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Programme Committee

Sandi Abram received his PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Eastern Finland. From 2017 to 2021 he participated in the ERC-funded project SENSOTRA – Sensory Transformations and Transgenerational Environmental Relationships in Europe 1950–2020 as a doctoral researcher. Since 2019 he has been working as the Director of the Ljubljana Street Art Festival. His main research interests are in the fields of aestheticization, sensory and urban studies, non-institutional creative practices, multimodal and collaborative ethnography. He works part-time as a postdoctoral researcher at the Peace Institute and as an Assistant at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Ljubljana. In 2021 he co-edited Senses of Cities: Anthropology, Art, Sensory Transformations (Ljubljana University Press). In 2008, he co-edited the Veselo na belo: Graffiti & Street Art, the first scholarly companion book exploring the street art phenomenon in Slovenia.

Urška Aplinc works as a producer and curator. She is currently the Artistic Programme Manager at Kino Šiška for the fields of visual and audio-visual arts and intermedia, and between 2019 and 2022 she was self-employed in culture as a curator and sculptor. In 2021, she received her master's degree in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana (ALUO), where she received three ALUO awards for her work. In 2018, she graduated from the World of Art School at SCCA-Ljubljana, and in the same year she became a professional collaborator at the Museum and Galleries of the City of Ljubljana. From 2019 to 2022, she was part of the collective of the DobraVaga Gallery, where she worked as a programme coordinator and curator, and from 2020 to 2022 she led the programme of cultural and artistic education at Kino Šiška. She has curated several solo and group exhibitions, including at the Škuc Gallery, the Simulaker Gallery, the DobraVaga Gallery, the Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture and the KULA Gallery in Belgrade. As part of her artistic practice, she has participated in several exhibitions and festivals at home and abroad, including at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, the Škuc Gallery, Cirkulacija2, the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Celje and the Metelkova Museum of Contemporary Art.

Miha Erjavec is an art curator, artist, photographer and expert in the field of street art. He studied at the High School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana, furthered his knowledge at Ravensbourne College in London, and is now finishing his studies at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design. He is a recipient of the Brumen Award for design and has been nominated several times for the EMZIN Photograph of the Year award. He has produced works by Brad Downey, Veli & Amos, Nataša Berk and others. 

Nataša Serec has been actively supporting and co-creating artistic, cultural and socially engaged events at AKC Metelkova mesto since 1993. Since 2004 she has been leading the Gesamtkunstwerk Metelkova program unit, within which she collaborates mainly with artists who create within Metelkova mesto. During this time, she has collaborated with hundreds of artists who have created around 200 different artistic/functional interventions that contribute to a holistic, but at the same time constantly changing, unique image of the space. She conducts art residencies at the Asylum Studio and provides expert guidance around Gesamtkunstwerk Metelkova. Since 2014, she has been a member of the artistic team of the Night Window Display Gallery Pešak. Since 2021 she has been a member of the programme team of the Ljubljana Street Art Festival.

Anja Zver graduated from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, majoring in art history. Self-employed in culture, she has worked as a curator in the fields of contemporary art and visual, research and intermedia art practice. A key part of her curatorial practice is the mediation of the content of exhibited works and projects. She presents them to the public through professional explanatory texts and develops alternative communication tools. Since 2016, she has been publishing the zine publication Kos – Conversations with Artists. She was active in educational programmes at various Slovenian cultural institutions (2009–2016). As part of the Boks Gallery, she led the seminar Curating Contemporary Art at the Metelkova Museum of Contemporary Art with Iza Pevec and Domen Ograjenšek. As a curator, she has collaborated with various Slovenian galleries and the international festival of contemporary photography Fotopub in Novo Mesto. She was the program manager of the Simulaker Gallery (2016–2019) and in 2017 curated a series of solo exhibitions at the Kamera Gallery in Kino Šiška. In 2018, she worked as a curator with the KID Kibla multimedia centre and as a curator on exhibition projects with the Projekt Atol Institute. Since October 2019, she has been employed at the Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture as a project manager for the fields of visual and audio-visual arts and intermedia.