Ana Čigon
Name: Čigon, Ana
No. of works: 21
Countries: Slovenia
Born: 1982

 
Biography
Ana Čigon (1982) received a B.A. in Painting and a Master’s Degree in Video at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design. She received a M.A. also in Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design Linz (Kunstuniversität Linz). She is active in video, film and performance. Her documentary films mostly address feminist and social issues. Beside the production of documentary films, she is active also in performance and art video, either in frame of theatre or contemporary visual arts. She has presented her works in solo and group exhibitions in Slovenia and internationally and received awards and nominations for her video works.
Apart from exploring the characteristics of individual media and the possibilities of their integration, Čigon discusses also the position of contemporary art and its presentation. She tackles feminist topics, especially the issue of under-representation of female artists and female historic figures in general. Her interest in social issues and the role of women in the society has produced a number of works that question the patterns of historicization of art and works that explore public monuments, and how and by whom through them a certain kind of history is being constructed. In her artistic practice, a performative aspect is intense, either in the situation itself or in the action in which she is occasionally present as a performer.
 
Author's Works
Ana Čigon - Rebellious EssenceAna Čigon - Rebellious EssenceAna Čigon - Rebellious Essence
Ana Čigon - Rebellious Essence (00:04:59)
Production: A.Č., 2017
A cat walks into the Office of the Ministry for Cat Affairs and requests for a passport. All goes pretty well until the female and male cat clerks demand to know the cat's sex. (Source: Ana Čigon) 
Ana Čigon, Saša Spačal, Ida Hiršenfelder - Flow (trailer)Ana Čigon, Saša Spačal, Ida Hiršenfelder - Flow (trailer)Ana Čigon, Saša Spačal, Ida Hiršenfelder - Flow (trailer)
Ana Čigon, Saša Spačal, Ida Hiršenfelder - Flow (trailer) (00:55:35 (trailer, 00:02:57))
Production: RAMPA Laboratorij, koprodukcija RTV Slovenija, 2016
Eight women working in the broad spectrum of scientific professions from artificial intelligence to programming and aviation, talk about the conditions in which they became interested in technical professions, the obstacles they confronted, and how they d...
Ana Čigon - Ana at the Station Ana Čigon - Ana at the Station Ana Čigon - Ana at the Station
Ana Čigon - Ana at the Station (00:05:30)
Production: 2016
The video is a document of experimental research of the online video archive DIVA Station. In the project, the artist sought the place of her artistic practice and intertwined her creation with the work of other (women) artists in a performative way, thus...
Ana Čigon - MachoAna Čigon - MachoAna Čigon - Macho
Ana Čigon - Macho (00:03:00)
Production: Ana Čigon, 2015
An animation of what is happening in the macho world, if someone walks through it, who is not a macho. In the animation, a cat is walking through Ljubljana and is admiring the monuments in the city. The monuments are cat cartoon versions of real monument...
Ana Čigon - FranckaAna Čigon - FranckaAna Čigon - Francka
Ana Čigon - Francka (00:01:13)
Production: Ana Čigon, 2015
The idea for animation was created at the feminist assembly Feminism to the Streets, which was held in Ljubljana in 2014. On that occasion, the participants exclaimed various slogans, among them also 'Franckas Today Are Running Faster'. Francka...
Ana Čigon - Heroinat / Heroines Ana Čigon - Heroinat / Heroines Ana Čigon - Heroinat / Heroines
Ana Čigon - Heroinat / Heroines (00:15:00)
Production: Ana Čigon, Stacion Center for Contemporary Arts, Mestna galerija Ljubljana , 2015
Heroinat / Heroines is a short documentary film on the erection of a problematic monument, which was uncovered in 2015 in Prishtina. It was dedicated to the women that contributed in the war of 1998-99 in Kosovo and all the women that were victims of sexu...
Ana Čigon - Ask for the MoonAna Čigon - Ask for the MoonAna Čigon - Ask for the Moon
Ana Čigon - Ask for the Moon (00:01:15)
Production: A.Č., 2015
The video is a short feminist comment on astronomical obstacles blocking the way towards gender equality. (Source: Ana Čigon)
Ana Čigon - OHOHOAna Čigon - OHOHOAna Čigon - OHOHO
Ana Čigon - OHOHO (00:01:30)
Production: Ana Čigon, 2015
Video se začne s posvetilom vsem organizatoricam in organizatorjem razstav, ki ne izplačujejo razstavnin. V ozadju se slišijo nerazločni glasovi različnih ljudi in blag ropot. Hrup spominja na zvoke z odprtja razstave. Posvetilo izgine, hrup se poča...
Ana Čigon - Remembering the OthersAna Čigon - Remembering the OthersAna Čigon - Remembering the Others
Ana Čigon - Remembering the Others (00:45:54)
Production: Ana Čigon, Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina - Kosovo, Mestna galerija Ljubljana, 2015
Remembering the Others is a documentary about the meaning and power of public monuments. In the film students, artists, theoreticians and activists from Prishtina, Kosovo talk about the meaning of monuments. Which people have the privilege to be represent...
Ana Čigon - Ljubljana City of WomenAna Čigon - Ljubljana City of WomenAna Čigon - Ljubljana City of Women
Ana Čigon - Ljubljana City of Women (00:09:02)
Production: Mednarodni festival sodobnih umetnosti – Mesto žensk, 2013
In the video action, Barbara Kapelj Osredkar and Teja Reba asked passers-by on the streets of Ljubljana whether they know about a monument in Ljubljana that would be dedicated to female personality and which woman would they choose if they could decide. T...
 
YEARS 27 decades present
Ana Čigon Teja Reba Leja Jurišić Saša Spačal Barbara  Kapelj Osredkar Ida Hiršenfelder Cristiana Arena Brina Torkar
Saša Spačal - Syncness
Saša Spačal - Syncness (00:11:11)
Saša Spačal, Muzej sodo..., 2016
Saša Spačal - 7K: new life form
Saša Spačal - 7K: new life form (00:10:13)
Saša Spačal, Muzej sodo..., 2016
Saša Spačal - Mycophone_unison
Saša Spačal - Mycophone_unison (00:14:27)
Saša Spačal, Muzej sodo..., 2016
Saša Spačal - Myconnect
Saša Spačal - Myconnect (00:14:27)
Saša Spačal, Muzej sodo..., 2016
Saša Spačal - Liminoid
Saša Spačal - Liminoid (00:08:08)
Saša Spačal, Muzej sodo..., 2016
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