t.smrekar @ gmail.com
+386 40 551 985

Born 1978 in Ljubljana. Lives and works in Ljubljana.
Tina Smrekar has completed her Photography MA in 2005 at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig after graduating in design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. She works in photography, video, installation and research projects as well as occasionally performance. Her works have been exhibited in Slovenia, Croatia, Germany and elsewhere. She is a recipient of several grants, among them DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), KulturKontakt Austria, Museumsquartier Wien and Bauhaus Dessau.

project links: www.sur-viver.org, www.warmarkt.com


2002 – 2005 MA in Photography at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
2003 Participant in a trimester of dot.city, Bauhaus-Kolleg, Bauhaus Dessau
2000 – 2001 Exchange Studies, Design Department, University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finnland
1997 – 2002 Design Studies, Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


KulturKontakt Austria, Artist-in-Residence Award
Vermont Studio Center, Fellowship Award
Museumsquartier Wien, Artist-Residence Award
Slovenian Cultural Ministry, scholarship
Bauhaus Dessau, scholarship
DAAD, scholarship


2011 Moments of Chance, Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana
2009 Antistress Techniques, Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana
2008 Breathe In, Breathe Out, Bastart Contemporary, Bratislava
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Siemens artLab, Vienna
2007 The Truth is Clear, Galerija Photon, Ljubljana
2006 Hey, let's all make art!, Galerija P74, Ljubljana
Warmarkt inc., multimedia instalation and performance (authors Katja Kobolt and Tina Smrekar), Galerija Škuc, Ljubljana, and Galerie Kunstarkaden, München
2005 Hey, let's all make art! (life seems so much nicer making art), Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, gallery insert
2004 A Minute After, Station Transition Festival, Munich
A Minute After, in the exhibition series neun plus eins, HGB Leipzig


- U3, 7. Triennial of Slovenian Art, MSUM, Ljubljana

- Oho Award Nominees exhibition, Vžigalica Galelry, Ljubljana
- Bring In Take Out Archive, Zagreb

- Bring In Take Out Archive, Zagreb

- Closed for annual leave /Zaradi dopusta zaprto, ŠKUC gallery, Ljubljana

- Hack.FEM.east, group exhibition, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin
- Article 23, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, co-curated by Tina Smrekar and Alenka Gregoric

- Shift, Project of screenings for public spaces, Vilnius, Lithuania
- K2-SUR*VIVER, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb
- Humour Works, video program and reader, Space Gallery Bratislava, and Pitchwise Festival, Sarajevo
- Warmarkt inc., multimedia instalation and performance (authors Katja Kobolt and Tina Smrekar), Pitchwise Festival, Sarajevo
- U3 – Triennial of Slovenian Contemporary Art, organisation of a round table and workshop on marketing contemporary art as part of the SUR*VIVER project, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana
- Video Always Smile included in 312 online video exhibition
- Art Generator, Urban Arts Festival, Stip, Makedonija
- F/Stop 1. Internationales Fotografiefestival Leipzig, Leipzig

- Mono-Poli Kulturleben, performative reading, Galerie aRtmosphere, Vienna
- Outvideo International Video Art Festival, several cities in Russia
- In Between 05 - Murmansk, Galerie HGB, Leipzig

- CAXAP/ZUCKER, Galerie Aspekte, Munich
- Video Always Smile included in Artservis Collection, Ljubljana

2007 Artist Sur*viver, a cheat book, laser print, various number of pages
2005 Work, a manual, offset print, 96 pages
2004 Welcome to Eden, laser print, 54 pages
2003 Arkadia, C-prints, 23 pages