Jasmina Cibic

Jasmina Cibic
Born 1979 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom.

Jasmina Cibic works in performance, installation and film, employing a range of activity, media and theatrical tactics to redefine or reconsider a specific ideological formation and its framing devices such as art and architecture. Her work draws a parallel between the construction of national culture and its use value for political aims, encouraging the viewer to consider the timelessness of psychological and soft power mechanisms that authoritarian structures utilise in their own reinsertion and reinvention. Jasmina represented Slovenia at the 55th Venice Biennial with her project For Our Economy and Culture.


2003–2006 MA in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College London
1998–2003 Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia


Most Favoured Nations, curated by Marijana Schneider, Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Charm Offensive, curated by Branka Benčić, Museum of Contemporary Art Rijeka

Stagecraft – Une mise en scène du pouvoir, curated by Matthieu Lelièvre, Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon


The Palace, curated by Agnieszka Pindera, Museum Sztuki Łodz

The Foundation of Endeavour, curated by Igor Španjol, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

Spielraum, curated by Alenka Gregorič, Tobačna 001, Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana
An atmosphere of Joyful Contemplation, curated by Ainslie Roddick, CCA Glasgow

The Pleasure of Expense, curated by Sophia Hao, Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design - University of Dundee

Everything that You Desire and Nothing that You Fear, curated by Cheryl Sim, DHC/ART Montreal
This Machine Builds Nations, curated by Alessandro Vincentelli, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Newcastle

Everything We Do Today will Look Heroic in the Future, curated by Laura Amann and Jen Kratochvil, The Significant Other, Vienna

NADA, curated Ana Frangovska, Jasna Jakšić and Vesna Meštrić, National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje
The Spirit of Our Needs, curated by Katia Baudin, Kunstmuseen Krefeld House Esters
The Nation Loves It, curated by Dawn Williams, Crawfrod Gallery Cork
Shining City on a Hill, curated by Juliana Engberg, Space O, Aarhus 2017, Aarhus
Theatrum Philsophicum, curated by Ali Akay, Acikekran Gallery, Istanbul
Topical Devices, Northampton Contemporary
Firm Foundations, Gallery Zak Branicka Berlin

Tear Down and Rebuild, Esker Foundation, Calgary
NADA: Act I, curated by Jasna Jakšić, Vjenceslav Richter Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb

Building Desire, curated by Branka Benčič, Apoteka, Vodnjan

Building Desire, curated by Gordana Nikolić, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina
Tear Down and Rebuild, curated by Una Popović, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade

Give Expression to Common Desires, curated by Anna Gritz, MGLC Ljubljana
The Nation Loves It, curated by Rona Kopeczky, Ludwig Museum Budapest
Spielraum, Onomatopee, Eindhoven

Fruits of Our Land, Saw Gallery, Ottawa
Fruits of Our Land, LMAK Projects, New York

For Our Economy and Culture, the Slovenian Pavilion at the 55th International Art
Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

Situation Anophthalmus hitleri, Salon 2012, European Capital of Culture, Slovenia

The Object of the Spectacle, Škuc Gallery, curated by Tevž Logar, Ljubljana


Bigger than Myself: Heroic Voices from ex Yugoslavia, curated by Zdenka Badovinac, MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome

18th Tallin Print Triennial, curated by Róna Kopeczky

EKO Triennial, curated by Alessandro Vincentelli, Maribor
39th EVA International, curated by Merve Elveren, Limerick

The ABC of Bauhaus, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
Going South, 30th Memorial of Nadežda Petrović, Serbia
37th Dokfest Kassel, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel

3rd Industrial Biennial, curated by Branka Benčič, Rijeka

Tear Down, curated by Sonja Jankov, Gallery of Contemporary Art Pančevo

Steirischer Herbst, special artist commission, curated by Ekaterina Degot, Graz

Real Beauty, curated by Oriol Fontdevila, ADN Platform, Barcelona

12th Kaunas Biennial, special artist commission, Vytautas the Great War Museum, Kaunas
54th Zagreb Salon, HDLU Zagreb

No Looking Back, Okay?, curated by Simona Vidmar, UGM Maribor

Toward a Concrete Utopia, organised by Martino Stierli, curated by Vladimir Kulić, MOMA New York

Jarman Award Touring, Whitechapel Gallery, MAC Belfast, Notingham Contemporary, Towner Art Gallery, Spike Island, Glasgow Film Theatre, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Turner Contemporary, Exeter Phoenix, FACT Liverpool, Firstsite Colchester, G39 Cardiff, HOME Manchester

Stranger Than Paradise, curated by Tevž Logar and Eva Riebova, Meet Factory, Prague
Vice Versa, curated by Jen Kratochvill and Laura Amann, Prague

Marvellous Cacophony, 57th October Salon, curated by Danielle and Gunar Kvaran, Belgrade

Volatile Dreams, Kunstmuseum Ahlen and Marta Herford

Unsettlement, curated by Charlotte Day, Shelley Mc Spedden and Elise Routledge, MUMA Monash University Museum of Art

Symptoms of Society, curated by Alenka Gregorič, Zhejiang Museum of Art, Hangzhou and Guangdong Museum of Art, China

Open Frame Award, Wiesbaden Museum of Art

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Best international artist award, Charlottenborg Fonden, Copenhagen
Nieuw Amsterdams Peil - Where do we go from here?, curated by Alessandro Vincentelli, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam

Aéroports / Villes-Mondes, curated by Franck Bauchard, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris

Videonale e.V., Kunstmuseum Bonn
Casebooks, curated by Michael Maziere, Ambika P3, London

Bartok, Ludwig Museum Budapest
Monitoring, 33. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Kasseler Kunstverein

MAC International, Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast

We are the Centre..., curated by Paul O’Neill, The Hessel Museum of Art and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

Cold Front from the Balkans, curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič, Pera Museum, Istanbul

Cinemaniac: Think Film, curated by Branka Benčić, Pula Film Festival, MMC Luka

Terminal P, curated by Franck Bauchard, La Panacee, Montpellier

Beyond the Globe: 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art – U3, curated by Boris Groys, Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana

Low-Budget Utopias, curated by Zdenka Badovinac and Bojana Piškur, Museum of Contemporary Art Ljubljana

Acquisitions 2012–2015, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad

2005–2015 Crisis and New Beginnings, Museum of Contemporary Art Ljubljana

Was It a Car or a Cat I Saw, curated by Vladimir Vidmar, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana
Darker and Darker Grows the Landscape, curated by Benedicte le Pimpec and Isaline Vuille, Le Commun, Geneva

Demented Architecture, curated by Aaron Lister, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Art and Authority, Museum of Contemporary Art Banja Luka, Bosnia

Heroes We Love, curated by Miško Šuvaković and Simona Vidmar, UGM Maribor
Art and Authority, Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade
Black House, curated by Anders Harm, EKKM, Tallinn
Disturbances, International Centre of Graphic Arts Ljubljana
Open Frame, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden

Disturbances, European Month of Photography, Musée national d’histoire et d’art, Luxembourg
No One Belongs Here More than You, 54th October Salon, Belgrade

Monitoring, Kulturbahnhof Kassel, 30. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Kassel
U3 – Triennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Nataša Bachelez-Petrešin, Museum of Contemporary Art Ljubljana

30th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, an invited artist project, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana

Almost Springtime, 100 years of Slovene Art, Maribor Art Gallery, Slovenia

Strangers in a Strange Land, LMAK Projects, New York

Borderline, Universalmuseum Joanneum Graz, European City of Culture Maribor 2012
No Experience Necessary, Invited International Artist’s Project for Bus-Tops, a project for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad
Art Lending Library, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow


Another way of Looking, Bahrain National Museum

Whitechapel Gallery, London

Fruits of Our Land, Mesto Žensk, Kinoteka, Ljubljana

Solo screening: Nada trilogy, Belvedere 21, Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna
Les Rencontres Internationales, Louvre, Paris 
Les Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Jarman Award touring programme, Whitechapel gallery etc.

SALT, Istanbul

Solo screening: BALTIC Gateshead
Segal Centre Film Festival on Theatre and Performance, New York

Solo screening: Norlandsopera, Umeå

Les Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Up-Close, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Solo screening: Spielraum, CCA Laznia, Gdansk

Solo screening: Artist Cinema, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb

Les Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Les Rencontres Internationales, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris

Solo screening: Igor Zabel Foundation, MSUM+ Ljubljana

Boom Bang, Zagare Capital of Culture, Lithuania

Solo screening: Micropolitics, curated by BLOK, Galerija Nova, Zagreb


Solo screening: 10th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Les Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Art Brussels, Cinema Programme, curated by Katerina Gregos

Solo screening: Capa Contemporary Photography Center, curated by Gabriella Uhl, Budapest

Les Rencontres Internationales, Gaîté Lyrique/Palais de Tokyo, Paris
14th GOEAST – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, Wiesbaden

CPH:DOX* / Copenhagen Int. Documentary Film Festival

Solo screening: KORO Oslo, Norway

For Our Public, curated by Michelle Deignan, Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana


Shortlisted for Film London Jarman Award
Film London Lodestars Award

B3 Ben Award for Best Immersive and Time Based Art
B3 Biennial of the Moving Image

Shortlisted for Film London Jarman Award

Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlist

MAC International Ulster Bank Award Winner
Best International Artist Award Charlottenborg Fonden Copenhagen


Jasmina Cibic: Airport Projects, 74 pages, English/Slovne; editor: Simona Vidmar; texts: Nataša Petrešin Bachelez, Michelle Deignan, Blaž Križnik; UGM 2009
Jasmina Cibic: For Our Economy and Culture, Pavilion of Slovenia at the 55th Venice Biennial, 374 pages, softcover, English/ Slovene; editors: Tevž Logar and Vladimir Vidmar; texts: Lina Džuverović, Nika Grabar, Petja Grafenauer Blaž Peršin, Jane Rendell, and Suzana Milevska; MGLM Ljubljana 2013
Jasmina Cibic: Building Desire, 103 pages, softcover, English; editor: Gordana Nikolić; texts: Gordana Nikolić, Jasmina Cibic; Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad 2016
Jasmina Cibic: Spielraum, 352 pages, hardcover, English; editors: Jasmina Cibic and Una Popović; texts: Anna Gritz, Rona Kopeczky, Una Popović, Dubravka Sekulić, Jelena Vesić, Alessandro Vincentelli, WHW; DISTANZ/BALTIC 2018
Jasmina Cibic: NADA, 136 pages, hardcover, English/German; editors: Katia Baudin and Constanze Zawadski; texts: Erika Balsom, Katia Baudin, Vladimir Kulić; Kerber Verlag/Kunstmuseen Krefeld 2018