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Evelin Stermitz M.A., M.Phil.
1972 / Austria
Working on media and new media art projects by using different media like photography, video and net, including installations and conceptual works.
The focus of art work is on gender based female and socio-cultural topics. The issues of projects are about gender, role models and the gap between man and woman referring to the theory of Jacques Lacan in terms of "the Other" and the performativity of the body by Judith Butler. An important task is the female body and the outgoing connection to created symbolic meanings of gender in history and nowadays. A main emphasis is on performative works.
In media theory the main interest is on the representation and approach of the female body in everyday media and media art encouraged by Barbara Kruger's work "Your body is a battleground".
Completed the study of media communication at University Klagenfurt, Austria, with a master’s degree in philosophy on the thesis "Imagoes of Dancing Women in Film" in the year 1999.
Received a scholarship for the postgraduate study of visual communication at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, (Prof. Milan Pajk – photography, Prof. Sreco Dragan – video and new media) in the year 2004.
Graduated with a Master of Arts degree on the thesis "The Female Body in Context of Media Art" in the year 2007.
2004 - 2007 Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Postgraduate study of visual communication (Photography, Video and New Media)
2006 International Summer Art School of the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia.
New Media Workshop: 2D Mutant Zombies (Low-Key Low-Tech Identity Mapping) by Dejan Grba
2006 International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria.
Media works: Dream, dreams / things imagined, Sigmund Freud's 150th birthday, Media class by VALIE EXPORT

Selected exhibitions:
2008 "Femmes, femmes, femmes", MAC/VAL Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France / Plus 3 Ferris Wheels, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University / Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, New York / Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University / Alfred University, New York, USA / 2007 chico.art.net v.4, The Electronic Arts Program, California State University, USA / 1.3 Festival of Video and New Media Art, Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia / IMAGINING OURSELVES, International Museum of Women, San Francisco, USA / Video Art in the Age of the Internet, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA / cyber feminism past forward, Austrian Association of Women Artists, Vienna, Austria / FILE Rio, Brazil / 2006, 2007 and 2008 FSPACE, Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival, Trianon, Paris, France / 2006 Cyberfem. Feminisms on the electronic landscape., Espai d'art contemporani de Castelló (EACC), Castelló, Spain / Stop Violence Against Women, C2C Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic / 2006 and 2008 Rdeče Zore - Red Dawns, international feminist and queer festival, Galerija Alkatraz, Metelkova mesto, Ljubljana, Slovenia


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