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Jasmina Cibic

Jasmina Cibic is a Slovenian artist who works with film, performance art, and installation art. She represented Slovenia at the 55th Venice Biennale with her project “For Our Economy and Culture”. Her recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, The Highline New York, macLyon, Museum Sztuki Łódź, the Museum of Contemporary Art Ljubljana, CCA Glasgow, the Phi Foundation Montreal, the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead, the Ludwig Museum Budapest, and Kunstmuseen Krefeld, along with group exhibitions at MAXXI Rome, Steirischer Herbst ‘23, MOMA NY, the Marta Herford, and the Guangdong Museum of Art in China. Cibic’s films have been screened at the Barbican in London, the Whitechapel Gallery, CCA Montreal, the Pula Film Festival, HKW Berlin, the Louvre, Les Rencontres Internationales Paris, Aesthetica, the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, the BFI London Film Festival, Dokfest Kassel, and the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival. Cibic was the winner of the MAC International Ulster Bank and Charlottenborg Fonden awards (2016), the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image Award (2020), and the Film London Jarman Award (2021).

Cibic explores the intertwinements of state power, culture, and gender constructs. She examines the mechanisms of soft power—the instrumentalization of culture by political forces — during moments of historical social and ideological crises. Through archival research, Cibic seeks out artworks, architecture, and music in which political interests and the rhetoric of national power are expressed. She translates her research into films and immersive theatrical compositions that include photographs, performances, and installations.