bio | Miran Mohar (Novo Mesto, Slovenia, 1958) is an artist based in Ljubljana. He is a member of the IRWIN artists group and a co-founder of the Neue Slowenische Kunst art collective, the graphic design studio New Collectivism and the Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre. Together with four other members of IRWIN (Dušan Mandič, Andrej Savski, Roman Uranjek and Borut Vogelnik) he has participated in all IRWIN projects and exhibitions since 1984. These include: From Kapital to Capital, Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2017; Planting Seeds, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, 2016; From Kapital to Capital, Moderna galerija Ljubljana, 2015; Hans in Luck – Art and Capital, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, 2014; Former West, HKW, Berlin; Art Turning Left, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, 2013; A Bigger Splash, Tate Modern, London; NSK Passport Office, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); Manifesta, Genk, 2012; The Global Contemporary. The Art Worlds after 1989, ZKM/Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe; Impossible Communities, State Museum of Modern Art, Moscow; The International, MACBA, Barcelona, 2011; The Promises of the Past, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2010; New Old Cold War, Moscow, Third Moscow Biennial, 2009; State in Time, Krems, Kunsthalle Krems, 2009; Taipei Biennial, Taipei, 2008; Eye on Europe: Prints, Books & Multiples, 1960 to Now, New York, Museum of Modern Art, 2006; Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, 2005; Personal Systems, Venice, Venice Biennial, 2003; Retroprincip, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2003; Berlin-Moscow/Moscow-Berlin, Gropius Bau, Berlin, 2003; Museotopia, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, 2002; Le Tribu' del’arte, Galeria Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, 2002; Aspects and Positions, Museum of 20th Century, Vienna, 1999; Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, 1997; Manifesta, Boyman Museum, Rotterdam, 1996; Apt Art and Ridzina Gallery, NSK Embassy – Moscow, Moscow, 1992, Moderna galerija, Slovenske Atene, 199; Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1988; Riverside Gallery, London, 1987. As a member of the New Collectivism graphic design team, he co-designed numerous books, posters and other graphic design products for the following institutions: P.S.1/ MoMA New York, Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, Kunst Werke Berlin, Irwin, Laibach, Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre, En Knap Dance Company, Castello Di Rivoli, Kampnagel, and others. Since 1983 he has made several set designs for the following theatre and dance companies: Randy Warsaw Dance Company, Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre, Red Pilot, En Knap Dance Company and Anton Podbevšek Teater. Since 2008 he has been an associate professor and vice-dean at AVA, Academy of Visual Arts in Ljubljana, and since 2017 a guest professor at UBT University in Prishtina. He is also a tutor at the SCCA World of Art curatorial school and a co-founder and member of the architectural movement Maja Farol.
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