Meta Grgurevič (b. 1979) studies and constructs kinetic systems that create movement, light effects, and illusions. She collaborates with mechanical and electrical engineering experts, musicians and performers, to present perfectly operating mechanisms that act as metaphors for utopian exchange systems. In her pieces, kinetic movements and moving bodies grow into a dynamic choreography, harmony evolves into a musical composition, and phrases transform into lyrics and visual poetry. The works of Meta Grgurevič have been presented at numerous group and solo exhibitions. She participated at the 56th Venice Biennial (2015) as part of the project UTTER by the artist Jaša at the Pavilion of Slovenia, at the 13th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (2015), representing Slovenia with the stage design for the ballet Tristan and Isolde, at the 30th International Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana (2013) in tandem with Urša Vidic, where they received the special mention of the international jury for their project Galanterie Mechanique / Silver Thread, at the 31st International Biennial of Graphic Arts (2015), where her project Timekeepers received the Audience Award. In 2016, she was the artist in residence at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Spoleto, Italy, supported by The Marignoli di Montecorona Foundation. In 2017, her project Silenzio in co-production with the Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana opened the 32nd International Biennial of Graphic Arts as well as the new exhibition venue Švicarija Creative Centre in Ljubljana. Her most recent mid-career exhibition Impossible Machines was presented at UGM | Maribor Art Gallery in Maribor and Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien in Graz (2019/20). The artist has exhibited her works in Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Finland, the US, Australia and elsewhere. She lives and works in Ljubljana.
Framed print with cut-outs (left), 46.5 x 41 cm (with frame), 34.5 x 40 cm (without frame), sculpture; print, brass, gold leaf (right), ca. 20 x 13.5 cm