Nika Špan
Špan, Nika - Nika Špan
Name: Špan, Nika
No. of works: 7

 
Biography
Nika Špan creates art installations, sound and light projects and interventions, video art and performance art. She graduated from painting and specialized in scuplture from Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. In 1994-1995, the DAAD scholarship took her to Kunstakademie Duesseldorf. She lives and works in Duesseldorf and Ljubljana.

Nika Špan took part in numerous exhibitions. In Slovenian world of art, her most relevant exhibitions are Retrospective at U3 (Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, 1997), solo exhibition Sold Works (Mala galerija, Ljubljana, 1999) and her participation at Manifesta 3 (Ljubljana, 2000), where she exhibited the work Ljubljana by Heart. Despite her heterogeneous artistic practice, all of her works address issues of artistic object and art institutions, both relating to art systems, their functioning and mechanisms (ideological contexts, social functions.). The artist pays special attention to conceptual background of the works.
 
Author's Works
Nika Špan - Polucija v umetnosti / Pollution in ArtNika Špan - Polucija v umetnosti / Pollution in ArtNika Špan - Polucija v umetnosti / Pollution in Art
Nika Špan - Polucija v umetnosti / Pollution in Art (00:17:46)
Production: SCCA-Ljubljana, 2008
Video documents a lecture conducted as part of a continuous project No Nails, No Pedestals. The author designed the lecture in which she thematises pollution in art as an interactive audio-visual happening.
Nika Špan - Kako socializirati blues (modre)? / How to socialise the blues?Nika Špan - Kako socializirati blues (modre)? / How to socialise the blues?Nika Špan - Kako socializirati blues (modre)? / How to socialise the blues?
Nika Špan - Kako socializirati blues (modre)? / How to socialise the blues? (00:01:58)
Production: 2007
Video work is a unit of eleven simulation videos by Dr. R.B. Jones available online. Re-editing of the material found online enables the artist to re-conceptualize the content and focus on the visual part, which originally serves as a support. The work is...
Nika Špan - Fine ScienciesNika Špan - Fine ScienciesNika Špan - Fine Sciencies
Nika Špan - Fine Sciencies (00:00:49)
Production: 2006
Computer animation is based on a simulation presentation of a computer programme found online. Re-editing of the material enables the author to find new contents. The work is a part of the author's series Fine sciences in which she explores visualiza...
Nika Špan - Ljubljana by HeartNika Špan - Ljubljana by HeartNika Špan - Ljubljana by Heart
Nika Špan - Ljubljana by Heart (00:05:00)
Production: 2000
The work is a composit of two videos played on a two-channel projection. Both show aerial imagery of Ljubljana. The left camera travels above the actual city and the right one above the bronze model of the city. Video was made for an exhibition "Mani...
Nika Špan - Per aspera ad astraNika Špan - Per aspera ad astraNika Špan - Per aspera ad astra
Nika Špan - Per aspera ad astra (04:05:00)
Production: Nika Špan, 1999
Video work shows a footage of over four hour long constant changing of 150 television channels over Astra satellite. Video has been recorded without a video camera directly from television onto a VHS cassette with a VHS recorder. The duration of the video...
Nika Špan - Video ne videoNika Špan - Video ne videoNika Špan - Video ne video
Nika Špan - Video ne video (00:26:55)
Production: Moderna galerija Ljubljana, 1997
Two-channel video was made at the second triennial of Slovene art U3. Each of the camera follows one of the correspondents talking to each other about the author's projects without using any words. The author explains to her curator Peter Weibel abou...
Nika Špan - Video ne videoNika Špan - Video ne videoNika Špan - Video ne video
Nika Špan - Video ne video (00:26:55)
Production: Moderna galerija Ljubljana, 1997
Two-channeled synchronous video was shot at the second triennial of contemporary Slovene art (U3). Video captured Nika Špan and Peter Weibel who communicated without seeing each other. Their communication happened through two direct video broadcasts on m...
 
YEARS 15 decades present
Kracina, Damijan - Žeblji / Nails
Kracina, Damijan - Žeblji / Nails (00:06:34)
Akademija za likovno umet..., 1995
Janša, Janez - Nuclear Body
Janša, Janez - Nuclear Body (00:08:51)
VPK, ŠOU Galerija Kapeli..., 1999
Gumilar, Marjan - Pogled
Gumilar, Marjan - Pogled (00:06:38)
Marjan Gumilar, 2002
Hribernik, Jasna  - Hiša nasprotij / House of Contrasts
Hribernik, Jasna - Hiša nasprotij / Ho... (00:20:17)
TV Slovenija, 1998
Hribernik, Jasna  - Ballabende
Hribernik, Jasna - Ballabende (00:21:46)
TV Slovenija, 1995
Hribernik, Jasna  - Carte Postale
Hribernik, Jasna - Carte Postale (0:06:10)
TV Slovenija, 1997
Hribernik, Jasna  - Lok Telesa / The Body Bow
Hribernik, Jasna - Lok Telesa / The Bod... (00:18:21)
Sfinga, TV Slovenija, 1996
Kovačič, Marko  - No More Heroes Any More
Kovačič, Marko - No More Heroes Any M... (0:18:15)
V.S. VIDEO/Forum Ljubljan..., 1992
Kovačič, Marko - Naprej v preteklost / Forth Into the Past
Kovačič, Marko - Naprej v preteklost /... (0:09:30)
Forum Ljubljana, VPK, 1995
Kovačič, Marko (2227) - I've Seen That... Like It Is
Kovačič, Marko (2227) - I've Seen That...... (0:06:40)
V.S. Video & Strip Core /..., 1993
Ema Kugler - Hydra
Ema Kugler - Hydra (00:15:45)
V.S. Video, Forum Ljublja..., 1993
Katja Šoltes, Emir Jelkić - How Do You Say Ćesma? / Kako se kaže fountain?
Katja Šoltes, Emir Jelkić - How Do You... (00:07:30)
Ljudmila, Ljubljana in SCCA/p..., 2000
Kugler, Ema  - Station 25
Kugler, Ema - Station 25 (00:30:08)
Forum Ljubljana & VPK, 1997
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