Marjetica Potrč; is an artist and architect based in Ljubljana. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the Americas, including in such major exhibitions as the Venice Biennial (1993, 2003, 2009, 2021) and the São Paulo Biennial (1996, 2006). She has exhibited regularly at Galerie Nordenhake in Berlin and Stockholm since 2003. Among her important exhibitions are shows at the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2001); the List Visual Arts Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2004); the De Appel Foundation for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam (2004); Portikus Gallery, Frankfurt (2006); The Curve at the Barbican Art Galleries, London (2007); the Max Protetch Gallery, New York (2008); the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2013, 2018); the PAMM Perez Art Museum, Miami (2015); Kunsthall Trondheim (2017); FLORA ars+natura, Bogotà (2017); the Yinchuan Biennial, MOCA, Yinchuan, China (2018); VISUAL, Carlow, Ireland (2018); the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (2019); Künstlerhaus Vienna (2020); and MAXXI, Rome (2021). 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 Évolutif (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, grants, fellowships, and residencies, including a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1993, 1999); the Hugo Boss Prize (2000); a Caracas Case Project fellowship from the Federal Cultural Foundation, Germany, and the Caracas Urban Think Tank, Venezuela (2002); the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics Fellowship at The New School in New York (2007); the Curry Stone Design Prize (2008); and a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2018).