1979, Ljubljana, Slovenia, lives in Ljubljana and London, Great Britain.
The works of Jasmina Cibic posit themselves as site-specific interventions where myths are fabricated in order to disrupt the normal flow of events; space hybridisation takes place through the use of personal poetics, which are inserted directly into the existing bureaucratic apparatus or institutions and thus the visual field of the casual passer-by. She is interested in the contingencies of geopolitical identity chasing the expanding fiction of certain places and positioning the viewer as a tourist and the art object as a souvenir in a shared negotiation of site. By depicting it, Cibic questions the phenomena of non-places in contemporary society – those sacred, unavailable or transitional spaces between static territorial coordinates. For their formally purified and unusual appearance, photographs of aircraft interiors, stuffed animals or shaman look-alikes create a surreal visual sensation of the world that functions outside rational human perception. These are spaces where expectations, desires and imagination begin and end. In the images of so-called non-places the anticipation of the future world, marked by its iconography and design, is subtly reflected through their emptiness, purity and sterility.
Jasmina Cibic & Miha Colner