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Marjetica Potrc 


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Marjetica Potrč

Image No. 1 of Marjetica Potrc

All Architecture Comes from Weaving I, 2007, ink on paper, 56 x 76 cm

Image No. 2 of Marjetica Potrc

Caracas: Dry Toilet, 2003, building material, power and communications infrastructure, 290 x 285 x 155 cm (source image to the left, installation view at Galerie Nordenhake to the right)

Image No. 3 of Marjetica Potrc

Of Soil and Water: The King's Cross Pond Club, 2015, building materials, soil, water, plants, natural filtration, 2015
King's Cross, London
Project by Marjetica Potrč and Ooze (Eva Pfannes & Sylvain Hartenberg), Commissioned by King's Cross Central Limited Partnership, The Relay Art Program. Photo by John Sturrock.

Image No. 4 of Marjetica Potrc

The Story of the Ubuntu Park, 2014, ink on paper, series of 10 drawings, each 29.7 x 21 cm

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Marjetica Potrč and Ooze (Eva Pfannes and Sylvain Hartenberg), Between the Waters: The Emscher Community Garden, 2010, building materials, energy and water-supply infrastructure, vegetable garden, Emscherkunst, Essen. Photo by Roman Mensing

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Power Tools for Urban Explorers, 2005, experimental prototypes and utilitarian objects on shelf, printed drawing, Edition of 3

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Marjetica Potrč and Ooze (Eva Pfannes and Sylvain Hartenberg), in collaboration with Bureau d'Études, Théâtre Évolutif, 2011, building materials, water-supply infrastructure, vegetable gardens and live animals, Site-specific project at Evento, Bordeaux. Detail view left: Public Toilet (helophyte filter plants); Detail view right: Drinking Water Station. Photos by Ooze (Eva Pfannes and Sylvain Hartenberg)

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The Cook, the Farmer, His Wife and Their Neighbour, 2009, building materials, ebergy infrastructure, vegetable garden, Stedelijk Goes West, Nieuw West, Amsterdam, Project by Marjetica Potrč and Wilde Westen. Photos: left by Henriette Waal, right by Lucia Babina.

Image No. 9 of Marjetica Potrc

Burning Man: Tensegrity Structure and Waterman, 2008, Building materials and energy infrastructure, Dimensions variable, Installation view at art berlin contemporary, Berlin

Image No. 10 of Marjetica Potrc

A Hippo Roller for Our Rural Times, 2005, utilitarian object with inkjet print, objects: 120 x 70 x 50,2 cm, print: 155 x 85,1 cm (framed)

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Rural Studio: The Lucy House Tornado Shelter, 2007, building materials and communications infrastructure, dimensions variable

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Tirana House, 2009, building materials and communications and energy infrastructure
Variable dimensions, installation view at Kunstverein Lingen


Marjetica Potrč is an artist and architect based in Ljubljana and Berlin. Her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout Europe and the Americas, including the São Paulo Biennial in Brazil (1996 and 2006), the Venice Biennial (1993, 2003, and 2009) and Skulptur Projekte Münster (1997). She has had solo shows at the PAMM Pérez Art Museum Miami (2015), the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in East Lansing, Michigan (2012), the Barbican Art Gallery in London (2007), the PBICA in Lake Worth, Florida (2003), MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massasuchetts (2004), Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel (2004) and the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2001).


In addition to her shows, her many on-site installations include Of Soil and Water: King's Cross Pond Club, London (2015), The Commons Project, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, (2013), Théàtre Évolutif, Place André Meunier, Bordeaux (2011), Between the Waters: The Emscher Community Garden for “Emscher Kunst” (2010), The Cook, the Farmer, His Wife and Their Neighbour (Stedelijk Goes West, Amsterdam, 2009), and Dry Toilet (Caracas, 2003). She is currently a professor at the University of Fine Arts (HfBK) in Hamburg and has taught at several other universities in Europe and North America as well, including MIT (2005) and IUAV University in Venice (2008, 2010).


Potrč is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1993, 1999); the Hugo Boss Prize 2000, administered by the Guggenheim Museum; a Caracas Case Project Fellowship from the Federal Cultural Foundation, Germany, and the Caracas Urban Think Tank, Venezuela (2002); and the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics Fellowship at The New School in New York (2007).