Špela Škulj (1982) is a visual artist, mostly working withing the field of contemporary photography and video. Since 2009 she has been actively involved in the art and cultural scene in Slovenia and her work has been published and exhibited in Slovenia and abroad.
Her interests and art project are mostly drew from her background in Cultural Studies and can be defined as personal documentarism, often focusing on ecology and environment and the irreversible human impact on nature, but also loneliness and lack of purpose of human existence in contemporary society.
Between 2011 and 2013 she lived in China where she made a series of short documentary videos about contemporary life in China, focusing on personal experiences of ordinary Chinese youth as well as older Chinese population.
Beside her art and documentary projects she is working as a theatre technician and light designer on different projects and as a cinematographer and video editor, audio technician and art critic at Radio Študent in Ljubljana.
2017 We reflect light, Centralna postaja Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia.
2017 Fifteen positions of the hands on a cup when you feel tired and annoyed, Chef d'Oeuvre, Osaka, Japan.
2016 Evidence Book, AQ Gallery, Celje Focus Festival, Celje, Slovenia.
2015 Kulise gledanja, Gallery Channel Zero, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2010 Wordless, Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2010 Remind places, Installation on Trubarjeva street, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2009 Mrs. Fani’s House. Independent biennale of Contemporary Illustration, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2017 [Where is the space?], Yamamoto-Seika, Osaka, Japan.
2016 Young visual artist of Goriška, Gallery Veno Pilon, Ajdovščina, Slovenija.
2015 Ghostwriter project, Action #2. MoTA –Museum of Transitory Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2015 Allstars: Slovenian Independent Biennial, Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Gallery Aila Seppälä, Lahti, Finland, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington, Washington, D.C, Arts & Culture Alliance, Knoxville, TN.
2014 Fotomorgana V, UGM Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia.
2014 Different Worlds: Young Contemporary Photography, Kino Šiška/Photon, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2014 Fotomorgana III, Kamera, Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2014 Instagram Work in Progress, Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2013 Fotomorgana II, Gallery Meduza, Koper, Slovenia.
2013 Fotomorgana, Narodni dom, Trieste, Italy.
2012 CoArt Festival, Shuhe, Yunnan, China.
2012 Vasa Project: 23, Festival Photonic Moments, Galerija, Maribor, Slovenia.
2012 International video festival Natures 9, Gallery Bežigrad 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2010 Festival White Nights, Skopje, Macedonia.
2010 International video festival Natures 7, Gallery Bežigrad 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2009 20 years later, Gallery Velenje, Velenje, Slovenia.
BOOKS & ZINES
2017 Close your Eyes, zine, edition of 20, KAMI books & zines.
2016 Movements, photo-book, 3 leaflets in a cardboard box, edition of 200, self-published.
2015 F-stop Magazine, Issue 74 - Telling Stories. Group Exhibition.
2014 Circus on Vizkultura.hr
2013 Bathers on POSI+TIVE MAGAZINE
2013 Boyfriend Girlfriend Zine on Art and Smoke
2012 Everything is possible on Blenda, Designed.rs.
SIDE PROJECTS AND COLLABORATIONS