Marjetica Potrč is an artist and architect based in Ljubljana and Berlin. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the Americas, including in such major exhibitions as the Venice Biennial (1993, 2003, 2009), the São Paulo Biennial (1996, 2006), and Skulptur: Projekte in Münster, Germany (1997). She has shown her work regularly at the Galerie Nordenhake in Berlin and Stockholm since 2003; among her important exhibitions are shows at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2001), the List Visual Arts Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2004), the De Appel Foundation for Contemporary Art in Amsterdam (2004), the Portikus Gallery in Frankfurt am Main (2006), The Curve at the Barbican Art Galleries in London (2007), the Max Protetch Gallery in New York (2008), the Nicolas Krupp Contemporary Art in Basel (2012), the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum for Contemporary Art Berlin (2013, 2018), the PAMM Perez Art Museum Miami (2015), the Kunsthall Trondheim (2017), and the FLORA ars+natura in Bogota (2017). Her many on-site projects include Dry Toilet (Caracas, 2003), Power from Nature (Barefoot College, India, and Catherine Ferguson Academy, Detroit, 2005), The Cook, the Farmer, His Wife and Their Neighbour (Stedelijk goes West, Amsterdam, 2009), Between the Waters: The Emscher Community Garden (Emscherkunst.2010, Essen, 2010), Théâtre Evolutif (Evento 2011, Bordeaux, 2011), The Soweto Project (9UB, Soweto, SA, 2014), and Of Soil and Water: King's Cross Pond Club (Relay Art Program, King’s Cross, London, 2015).
From 2011 to 2018, she was a professor of social practice at the University of Fine Arts/HFBK in Hamburg, where she taught Design for the Living World, a class on participatory practices. She has also been a visiting professor at a number of other institutions, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2005) and the IUAV Faculty of Arts and Design in Venice (2008, 2010).
Potrč has received numerous awards, including grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1993, 1999); the Hugo Boss Prize 2000, administered by the Guggenheim Museum; a Caracas Case Project Fellowship from the Federal Cultural Foundation, Germany, and the Caracas Urban Think Tank, Venezuela (2002); and the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics Fellowship at The New School in New York (2007).