Apolonija Šušteršič is an architect and visual artist. Her work is related to a critical analysis of space; usually focused at the processes and relationships between institutions, cultural politics, urban planning and architecture. Her broad – ranging interest starts at phenomenological study of space and continues its investigation into social and political nature of our living environment. She usually makes extensive researches into specific situations found on location, which she uses as a starting point of her project. The result isn’t only presented as analytical criticism but it produces in itself already a suggestion for the future. She pursues new possibilities and makes proposals from a hybrid point of view that ranges beyond art and architecture, making socially committed works naturally taking the form of everyday life activity. Her practice is imbedded within trans-disciplinary discourse and usually includes collaborations with other professionals such as architects, urban planners, curators, sociologists, etc.
Together with architect and researcher, Meike Schalk she formed an operative unit, which occasionally produces research, projects, actions and discussions.
Apolonija Šušteršič is currently a PhD student at University of Lund, Malmö Art Academy, Sweden; she has her own art / architecture studio practice in Amsterdam (Netherlands) and in Ljubljana (Slovenia). As a former professor at Royal University College of Fine Arts she established a Department of Permanent Transformation; a mobile unit; a parasite that could be plugged into any institution that performs an educational function.
Apolonija Šušteršič participated in a number of internationally published and exhibited projects and exhibitions within and beyond the international contemporary art institutions around the word, like Moderna Museet Stockholm, Berlin Bienale, Luxembourg City of Culture, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Marian Goodman, Paris, De Appel, Amsterdam, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Art Museum, University of Memphis, USA, Tirana Biennale 3, Tirana, Muhka, Antwerp, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh among others.
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