Janez Janša Biography

Janez Janša is a media artist, performer and producer of Italian origins working and living in Ljubljana, Slovenia since 1995.
His artistic work has a strong social connotation and is characterized by an inter-media approach.
Janša is the author of numerous videos, performances, installations, documentaries and media projects. Among them I Need Money to Be an Artist (1996), Brainscore - Incorporeal Communication (with Darij Kreuh, 2000), Problemarket.com - the Problem Stock Exchange (with Igor ┼átromajer, 2001), machinaZOIS - Your Electromechanical Patron! (2003) and DemoKino - Virtual Biopolitical Agora (2003-06).
He is co-founder (1999) and member of Collective BAST as well as of the open research platform for interventions in public spaces SilentCell Network (2003). Janša is the co-founder (2002) and artistic director of Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Arts, a non-profit cultural organization based in Ljubljana, which is interested in producing, presenting and distributing projects that take advantage of new technologies and protocols in order to investigate and discuss the structures of modern society.
He collaborates internationally with several artists, museums, institutions, foundations, galleries and festivals. As artist-in-residence he lectures and leads workshops at universities and contemporary art institutes.
Janša has presented his work at Manifesta 4, Frankfurt, Germany; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; ARCO, Madrid, Spain; ISEA 2002, Nagoya, Japan; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ita├║ Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil; List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, U.S.A.; IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden; the Slovene Museum of Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia; the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania; Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland.