Marjetica Potrc

2007-2008 Vera List Center Fellow
Marjetica Potrč is an architect and artist living in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her fellowship is part of the Agency cycle of VLC programs.

Programs and projects
Agency, Future Talk Now: Learning from New Orleans, the Western Balkans, and Acre, Brazil, and East Coast Europe: Roundtable

Potrč is a Slovenian artist and architect whose work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the Americas, including solo exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2001) and The Curve, Barbican Galleries in London (2007); as well as the São Paulo (2006) and Venice (2003 and 2009) Biennales, among many other venues. Her on-site installations include Dry Toilet (Caracas, 2003), Balcony with Wind Turbine (the Liverpool Biennial, 2004) and The Cook, the Farmer, his Wife and their Neighbour (Stedeijk Goes West, Amsterdam, 2009). She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the 2000 Hugo Boss Prize. Potrč's essays on contemporary urban architecture include "Back to Basics: Objects and Buildings," in Designs for the Real World (Vienna: Generali Foundation, 2002); "Five Ways to Urban Independence," in Dreams and Conflicts – The Dictatorship of the Viewer (Venice: Venice Biennial, 2003); "Temporary Territories," in Beyond Green: Toward a Sensible Art (Chicago: David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 2005); "Strategies of Transition" in Self Organisation/Counter-economic Strategies (edited by Superflex and published by Lukas and Sternberg, New York, 2006); and "Survival Strategies and Community Building in Post-Capitalism," Volume (Amsterdam), no. 18 (2008). (Biography as of 2009)