Work in Progress. Reflections on Communities Beyond Capitalism

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 | Exhibitions | Comments Off on Work in Progress. Reflections on Communities Beyond Capitalism

Exhibition: Work in Progress. Reflections on Communities Beyond Capitalism
Venue: Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, SI
Date: 10 November – 8 December 2022

Participating: Vesna Bukovec, Tia Čiček, Ana Čigon, Andrea Knezović

About the exhibition

The November exhibitions at Škuc Gallery are now traditionally prepared in cooperation with local cultural practitioners, looking for alternative ways to work in the cultural field and create exhibitions of contemporary art. This year, the cooperation took place between cultural workers and artists Vesna Bukovec and Ana Čigon and the artistic director of Škuc Gallery, Tia Čiček. The complementary discursive programme was prepared by the artist and writer Andrea Knezović. The project and the exhibition Work in Progress. Reflections on Communities Beyond Capitalism, which will be on view from 10 November to 7 December, shed light on the precarious and dangerous social situation in which today’s worker is thrust. The exhibition creates a temporary point of support with a co-working space or room for the exchange of opinions, with spaces for rest and learning, as well as an entry point into the process of unlearning unjust and harmful work structures.

More info at Škuc Gallery’s website

Thanks: Društvo ŠKUC, Elvis Krstulović, Iva Kovač, Jadranka Vesel, Jonathan Crary, Katja Praznik, Knjižnica REČI, Kristina Božič, Mesto žensk, Miha Kelemina, Mirovni inštitut, Mojca Senegačnik, Prostorož, Striburger, Svetlana Slapšak, Tea Jarc, Urška Aplinc, Založba Sanje, Založba Sofia, Založba /*cf, Zavod Transakcija

Production: Galerija Škuc
Partner: SCCA-Ljubljana


Exhibition events:

19. 11. from 6 pm until 6 am: Nocturnalities: Bargaining Beyond Rest |Full night artistic research event – from dusk till dawn
24. 11. at 6 pm: Discussion on labour
2. 12. at 6 pm: Discussion on communities
6. 12. at 6 pm: viewing of the exhibition and evaluation of the project with Vesna Bukovec, Ana Čigon and Tia Čiček


Among my drawings, the new series of drawings The Heritage (2022), the drawing A different world is possible (2021) and a selection from the series And yet I do bother (2019) are included in the exhibition.


Exhibition openening
Photo: Janez Zalaznik and Simao Bessa, Galerija Škuc

Visual identity of the 28th City of Women festival and poster campaign

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 | News | Comments Off on Visual identity of the 28th City of Women festival and poster campaign

Seventh year of the cooperation with the City of Women team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021).
Design of the visual identity of the 28th edition of the festival, design of the festival website and promotional material.

Commissioned by the City of Women, I’ve created a new series of drawings entitled Local Racisms, 2022 for the poster campaign and promotion of the festival. It will be on view from 30 September to 10 October at TAM-TAM poster sites in Ljubljana.

Cover art for the book Re-Activating Critical Thinking in the Midst of Necropolitical Realities: For Radical Change

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 | News | Comments Off on Cover art for the book Re-Activating Critical Thinking in the Midst of Necropolitical Realities: For Radical Change

I have contributed the drawing For Radical Change (2022) for the cover of the book:

Re-Activating Critical Thinking in the Midst of Necropolitical Realities: For Radical Change
Edited by: Marina Gržinić, Jovita Pristovšek
Published by: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2022

Texts by: Yela An, Esther (Mayoko) Ortega Arjonilla, Maja Breznik, Diana Bulzan, Lucrecia Masson Córdoba, Nina Cvar, Antonio Fuentes Diaz, İklim Doğan, Liliana Conlisk Gallegos, Lina Gonan, Mia Gonan, Marina Gržinić, Kyungrim Lim Jang, Tjaša Kancler, Saša Kesić, Taida Kusturica, Cathérine Lehnerer, Mika Maruyama, iki yos piña narváez funes, Stanimir Panayotov, Jovita Pristovšek, Piro Rexhepi, Joshua Simon, Šefik Tatlić

About the book:
This volume takes as its starting point the question of whether there is a pluriversal generation, a younger group of scholars who do not necessarily collaborate or know each other, but who are currently forming a radical structure that is viral in thought production and reflective on the current global recalibration of social relations, brought about by the necropolitical and necrocapitalist governmentality emerging worldwide.

The 23 articles assembled in this volume transcend geographical boundaries, conceive of the world as a single entity, and develop strategies for radical change. They are presented in five subchapters with two lines of demarcation, one for entry, invention, and potentiality, and the other for a grim threshold.



Presentation of the book

Editors: Marina Gržinić, Jovita Pristovšek
Authors: Liliana Conlisk Gallegos, Nina Cvar, Šefik Tatlić ,Stanimir Panayotov, Lucrecia Masson Córdoba, Tjaša Kancler, Saša Kesić

Be(com)ing a Woman

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 | Exhibitions | Comments Off on Be(com)ing a Woman

Exhibition: Be(com)ing a Woman / (P)ostati ženska
Venue: Museum of Recent History Celje (MNZC), Celje, SI
Date: 8 March – 31 Avgust 2022

With the exhibition Be(com)ing a Woman, the museum opens the space for reflection on intimate feelings and gender awareness, social relations and the representation of women in museums. It places the personal stories of individuals next to the collective ones and explores where the boundaries between the personal and the social are and where the intersections are, where our individual experiences become part of the common.

The exhibition also includes artworks by Vesna Bukovec and Lea Culetto.

Curator: Urška Repar
Associates: Maja Antončič, Katja Pur
Design: Neža Penca
Videos at the exhibition: Maja Hodošček, Nuša Ofentavšek

Along with the exhibition a collection of written contributions was published. Authors of the texts are: Maja Antončič, Tea Hvala, Nuša Komplet Peperko, Katja Pur, Urška Repar, dr. Polona Sitar and dr. Svetlana Slapšak.

MNZC prepares numerous public guided tours and events to accompany the exhibition. Part of the programme is also prepared by the Center for Contemporary Arts Celje.

More (in Slovene): MNZC website in CSU website


I participate with the series of drawings Ali me nočete, ker sem kritična / Do you not want me, because I’m critical (2012)

Inertia Moment of Resistance / Dialogue Vesna Bukovec : Janez Zalaznik

Thursday, January 27th, 2022 | Exhibitions | Comments Off on Inertia Moment of Resistance / Dialogue Vesna Bukovec : Janez Zalaznik

Exhibition: Inertia Moment of Resistance / Dialogue Vesna Bukovec : Janez Zalaznik (Vztrajnostni moment upora / Dialog Vesna Bukovec : Janez Zalaznik)
Venue: Savinov likovni salon, Žalec, SI
Date: 27 January – 5 March 2022

Curator: Vesna Teržan

About the exhibition

The dialogue between the visual artist Vesna Bukovec and Janez Zalaznik is a summary of the inertia moment of modern globalized society, which revolves around the city and delves into the abyss of neoliberal capitalism. The dialogue of two visual artists is a dialogue of two generations, each in their own way dealing with the role of visual art in contemporary society.

The project is a mix of drawings and graphics by Vesna Bukovec with photographs by Janez Zalaznik, which were taken at anti-government protests in the last two years and express two possible creative spaces that reflect social reality.

Organized by Zavod za kulturo, šport in turizem Žalec. Support: Žalec Munucipality

Invitation card (pdf)
Exhibition leaflet (pdf)

Savinov likovni salon, Žalec
Šlandrov trg 25, 3310 Žalec

Open: Mon-Fri: 10.00 – 17.00, Sat: 10.00 – 13.00.
Free entrence.


Press clipping:


ZKŠT Žalec, snemanje: Videoprodukcija Robert Gaber


My works at the exhibition:


Exhibition view
(photo: Janez Zalaznik, Vesna Bukovec)

Slovensko | English

Vesna Bukovec is a contemporary visual artist based in Slovenia.

She is a member of the art group KOLEKTIVA