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Katarina Jazbec

SI, 1991
  • resident
    • 2022 – 2023

Artist statement

I am a visual artist working in film and photography. I was born in 1991, Slovenia, and have been living in Rotterdam since 2015. I received my BA from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana (SI), and my MA in Photography from the AKV | St. Joost art academy in Breda (NL). I am using interdisciplinary and collaborative artistic strategies and tools, such as movement scores,reading groups, writing, and rituals, to question and expand the storytelling capacity of lens-based media. My work revolves around research questions that explore the vulnerability and agency of human and nature in the current economic system, various potentialities to imagine, embody and reflect upon living together in the increasingly divided world, and finally the non-institutionalised ways of knowing, especially those that are silent, abandoned or suppressed. Introducing fictional frameworks in an everyday context, I aim to amplify the invisible layers of reality and provoke its structures.

Having been affected by literary arts, both in constructive and destructive ways, I became wary of the way stories are told. Growing up in an environment where visible and invisible borders run everywhere, while having a background in economics, shaped my sensitivity for divisions in society. Responding to our complex times I search for new forms of storytelling that can carry a plurality of perspectives and worlds yet still feel accessible to different audiences. Such ‘bridging’ is carved in the DNA of my making process.

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