SANELA JAHIĆ (1980, Kranj) graduated in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana in 2008 with the paper entitled Social Subject in a Kinetic Object and received her master’s degree in 2010 in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies from the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Jahić is an intermedia artist, who constructs visual and technologically supported kinetic objects and installations. Through technological tools, she problematizes society and individuals in it. In her latest production the artist places the research of complex relations between technology and the social, individuals and their identity directly into the context of the critique of capitalist relations of production. Jahić’s artistic practice often involves collaboration with specialists for mechanical engineering, automation, software and electronics. She lives and works in Škofja Loka.
Jahić has exhibited her work in numerous shows in Slovenia and abroad, including at the Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance – LEAP in Berlin, Germany; MSUM, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Gallery Dom Omladine Belgrade, Serbia; Gallery VN, Zagreb, Croatia; Miklova hiša Gallery, Ribnica, Slovenia; SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana, Slovenia; New Gallery DDT, Trbovlje, Slovenia; City Gallery Nova Gorica, Slovenia; Gallery P!, New York, USA; Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria; Božidar Jakac Gallery, Kostanjevica na Krki; Slovenia; Školská 28 gallery, Prague; Gallery A+A, Venice, Italy; KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis, Zagreb, Croatia; City Gallery Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Ivan Grohar Gallery, Škofja Loka, Slovenia; Appendix Project Space, Portland, Oregon, USA; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin, Germany; Rotovž Exhibition Salon, Maribor, Slovenia; Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Charlama Depot, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Technical Museum, Berlin, Germany; ARTPLAY centre, Moscow, Russia; Center for Contemporary Arts, Celje, Slovenia; Viba Film Studio, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Halle 14, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany; P74 Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2011, she was an artist-in-residence at the Appendix Project Space in Portland.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS (selection):
2016 / Rihard Jakopič Recognition
2014 / A Look 7 Award
2014 / Nomination for OHO Group Award
2011 / Pixxelpoint Award
2010 / III. Award Art of Engineering
2003 / Student Preseren Award for painting, graphic and video production