ZVONKA: “I used to work with photography, video, performance, installations and almost always incorporated my own body into works. I explored the field of “posing”, based on my own experiences. All works can be placed in the field of self-portrait. I created connections with various fields and searched for media feedback, which I used in a way such that people from the common environments were incorporated into the mechanism of the works themselves.”
ZVONKA SIMČIČ finished the study of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Ljubljana in 1994 where she also completed her postgraduate study in 1996. She has been exhibiting regularly since 1988, operating through installations, video, performance and photography. In her work she has lately utilized an interactive video, digital photography as well as computer animation. All her works show a distinguished and strong social foundation, stemming primarily from her own life experience. Thus the human life itself and the contemplation into the consequences of the human social status and political position have significant importance in her opus. Zvonka Simčič often adopts a role of an actress – performer in her works. Since 1998 she has been active in the experimental ethno musical ensemble Uluru. She is a founder of the CCC Institute, established in 2001, mainly focusing on the junctions of multimedia art as well as its adequate social environment.
Zvonka Simcic has extensively exhibited internationally. Her multimedia installations have been exhibited at numerous museums, galleries, media and film festivals, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Kunst Palast Musum, Düesseldorf; the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg; Kunsthaus Meran in Italy and the Medienturm International Forum, Graz, Austria. Together with Tanja Vujinović multimedia artist they formed an art production and research institutions EXTATIK and CCC (former AUTOMATA) Since 2002 Automata has produced numerous multimedia projects and events. Their works have been included in collective exhibitions such as the Euroscreen21 project, Zero Visibility, Theory Multimedia NetNoise and Web Biennial Istanbul. former Automata.