800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, California

Artist Marko Peljhan Gives Public Lecture December 8

SFAI Fall 2006
Graduate Lecture Series
Lecture Hall
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street Campus

December 8, 2006, 5:00pm
free and open to the public

Marko Peljhan, born 1969 in Slovenia, studied theater and radio directing at the University of Ljubljana. In 1992 he founded the arts organization Projekt Atol in the frame of which he works in the performance, visual arts, situation, and communications fields. In 1995 he founded the technological branch of Projekt Atol, PACT SYSTEMS; co-founded LJUDMILA (Ljubljana Digital Media Lab) and, since 1996, has worked at LJUDMILA as a programs coordinator. He is also coordinator of the international Insular Technologies initiative (www.insular.net) and the Makrolab project (makrolab.ljudmila.org) as well as coordinator of flights for zero-gravity artistic projects in conjunction with the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Moscow. In 2001 he became a member of the Strategic Council for Information Society established by the government of the Republic of Slovenia. He also invented and coordinated the production of a mobile media lab project, Transhub-01, which was first realized as MOBILATORIJ and successfully travels Europe. His work has been presented at major international exhibitions such as Documenta X, the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Ars Electronica, Media City Seoul, and Manifesta 3. In 2000 he received the special Medienkunst prize at ZKM in Karlsruehe and in 2001 the Golden Nica Prize at Ars Electronica with Carsten Nicolai. He currently holds a joint appointment with the Department of Art and with the Media Arts and Technology program at UC Santa Barbara.

Official Website: http://www.sfai.edu/

Added by nolaksd on November 8, 2006