Natasa Prosenc Stearns

 

Resume

 

 

Education

1999 MFA California Institute of the Arts, School of Film/Video, Los Angeles, USA

1990 BA Academy of Fine Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Grants and Awards

2011 – Award of Merit for The Death of Socrates, Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, USA

2010 – Third award for Mud, Long Beach Arts, USA

2008 – Durffee Foundation Grant, Los Angeles, USA

2007 – Ministry of Culture Grant, Slovenia

2006 – Best of Festival Award for film Souvenir at Berkeley Film and Video Festival, San Francisco, USA

2003 - Silver Award for editing for film Waiting Room in WorldFest - Houston, USA

2001 - Preseren Award (Slovenian Government Award for great achievement in art) for video film Gladiators

2000 - Kodak grant for film Birthday, USA

- Special Jury Award from CiNY, Brooklyn Film Festival for film Evening, USA

- Special Jury Award from NY Expo Film Festival for film Evening, USA

- Audience Award from Moondance Film Festival for film Evening, USA

- Slovenian state TV award for the screenplay Net.jam

1999 - Gold award for film Evening at WorldFest - Arizona, USA

1997-99 - Fulbright Grant for post-graduate study of film in USA

1996 - ArtsLink grant, Soros Fund, USA

1995 - Open Society Grant, Slovenia

1994 - Award for video Vertical Horizon at Tokyo Video Festival, Japan

1994 - Video Medea Prize for video One Way at Video Summit in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

1993 - Award for screenplay - Slovenian Ministry of Health anti-smoking campaign, Slovenia

1992 - Amsterdam University grant / film workshop, The Netherlands

 

Selected Film and Video Works

2010 - The Last Supper, film, 15min / installation, Slovenia / USA

2010 - Going Where, video art, 2:15, USA

- Afterlife, video art, 3:00, USA

- Visit, Video Installation, 2 video loops, USA

- Against The Sun, Video Installation, 6 video loops, USA

2009 - Scream, video art, 1:45, USA

- Mud, video art, 10 min, USA

- Obsessive Reflection, video art, 2:16, SLO, USA

2008 – Innocence Dissolved, 2 video loops, USA

2007 – Among the Magnolias, 12 min, exp. documentary, USA

2006 - Souvenir - 80 min, narrative drama, USA

2005 – Swimming the dark, video loop, USA

- Janez Bernik - 30 min, portrait of an artist, documentary, Slovenia

- Connected - 8 min, living sculpture / documentary, USA

2004 - Fifteen Minutes - 12 min, thriller, USA

- Sketch from the Fort - 7 min, video art, Slovenia

- Crossing, 5 channel video instaallation

2003 - Waiting Room - 10 min, narrative - dramedy, USA

- Construct - 12 min, video art, USA

- Slavko Tihec , Outdoor Sculptures - 15 min, documentary, Slovenia

- Tomb, Two channel video installation

2001 – Sphere – Video object

2000 - Birthday - 22 min, black comedy, USA

1999 - Evening - 10 min, narrative drama, Slovenia

- Vortex – Video loop

1998 - Morning - 7 min, narrative, USA

1997 - Borderline - 4 min, video art, Slovenia

1996 - Cloud - documentary, 7 min, Slovenia

1995 - Concrete Man - 15 min, narrative drama, Slovenia

- One Way - 8 min, video art, Slovenia

- Joze Slak - Doka, Portrait of the Artist -25min, documentary, Slovenia

- Disc – video art, 3 min, Archive Footage, Slovenia

- The Double - 3 min, experimental video, Slovenia

1994 - Vertical Horizon - 4 min, video art, Slovenia

1993 - Stones of Memory - 7 min, experimental documentary, Slovenia

- Protea - 8 min, documentary / narrative, Slovenia

1992 - A Non-Existent Image - 8 min, video art, Slovenia

- Tango for Fish - 4 min, video art, Slovenia

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009-MUD / Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2008-EXPOSURE / DirectorÕs Guilt of America, Los Angeles, USA

- TRANSPOSITIONS / Slovene Embassy, Washington, USA

2005-CROSSING / Overtones Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2004-CROSSFIRE / Gallery Jarmuschek and Partner, Berlin, Germany

2001-THE WELL / The Hatch Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2000- VORTEX / Contemporary Art Gallery, Catania, Sicily, Italy

1999-GLADIATORS / Venice Biennial - Slovene Pavilion, Italy

1997-MORE / Raum fur Kunst, Graz, Austria

1996-REASON / Mala galerija - Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

- BIG BROTHER'S ROOM / LACE Gallery (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Hollywood, USA

1995-PLACE OF THE GAME / Galleria NOVA, Roma, Italy

1994-JOURNEY INTO THE VOID / Ljubljana Castle, Slovenia

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 - UNIVERSE CITY, Curator Barry Markowitz, CSULA, Los Angeles, USA

- DEEP, Juror Grace Kook-Anderson, OCCCA, Los Angeles, USA

2010 - REDEFINING BEAUTY, Juror Peter Frank, OCCCA, Los Angeles, USA

- LAAA Open Show, Juror Franklin Sirmans - Lacma, Los Angeles, USA

- TARFEST, Juror Edward Robinson - Lacma, KCC, Los Angeles, USA

- VETTE / HEIGHTS, Juror Laura Spolaore, Palazzo Frisacco, Tolmezzo, Italy

- CALIFORNIA OPEN EXHIBITION, Juror Grace Kook-Anderson, Long Beach Arts, USA

- BEST - Crussell Fine Arts Eichler Gallery, Orange, CA

2009 - SOUNDS AND VISIONS, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

- TO BE CONTINUED, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia

- SUMMER, Umetnostna Galerija Maribor, Slovenia

- Juried All-Media Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, Los Angeles, USA

2008 – THE LONG WEEKEND, Phantom Galleries LA, USA

- I-DENTITY, UMKC Fine Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO, USA

- INVENTED WORLDS, New media art from Slovenia Titanik Galleria, Turku, Finland

2007 - INVENTED WORLDS, Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, Novi sad, Serbia

- VALOVANJA, From permanent collection of Umetnostne Galerije Maribor, Slovenia

2006 -H2EAU, Red House Gallery, Venice, USA

- VISUAL DIALOGS, City Art Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2005- SLOVENE ART 1995-2005 - TERRITORIES, IDENTITIES, NETS, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia

-MCLEAN FINE ART SELECTION, Windermere Properties, Los Angeles, USA

2004- GALLERY TOUR OF THE TEN, International Club in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin, Germany

2003-THE DIFFERENT SAME, Doulon Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2002-CLEARING - Gallery 825, Los Angeles, USA

2001-NAVIGATOR, Cherrydelosreyes, Los Angeles, USA

    -RAW, LA International Art Biennial, Los Angeles, USA

    -SLOVIDEO, Spazio Erasmus Brera, Milan, Italy

1999-ARCO, Madrid, Spain

    -SIR HERMANN BLACK GALLERY, Sidney, Australia

1997-MONOCROMO / BIANCO, Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza, Italy

    -WISE HAND, Jakopic Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1995-8 ARTISTAS ESLOVENOS, Circulo de bellas artes, Madrid, Spain

1994-EUROPA '94, Young European Art, Kunstlerwerkstatt, Munich, Germany

  -VON UNS AUS, New Slovenian Art, Marburg, Bonn..., Germany

1993-WINTER SALON, Municipal Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  -LIGHT BOX, Gallery Sala Gati,Viterbo, Italy

1992-ART D'ECO, Int. Biennial Ecology and Art, Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia

1991-MATERIA, MATERIAL, MATERIA, Rotovz Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia

1989-14 th BIENNIAL OF YOUNG ARTISTS, Museum of Moderne Art, Reka, Yugoslavia

 

 

Festivals

2010 - Antimatter, Victoria, Canada

- Steps, International Rights Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine

- Alternative Film/Video, Belgrade, Serbia

2009 - Not Still Art International Festival, Micro Museum, New York, USA

- Video Dia Loghi, Velan Centro Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

2007 - Reel Women International Film Festival, LA, USA

- Hollywood DV Film Festival Los Angeles, USA

- Tenerife International Film Festival, Spain

- Underexposed Film Festival Atlanta, USA

2006 - San Diego Film Festival, USA

- Berkeley Film&Video Festival San Francisco, USA

- Chicago Independent Film Festival, USA

- Videolab Coimbra, Portugal

- 6th Sopot Film Festival, Poland

- Bluegrass Independent Film Festival, Jacksonville, USA

2004 - Malibu Film Festival - Malibu, USA

2003 - Had To Be Made Film Festival - Los Angeles, USA

- DaVinci Film Festival - Corvallis, USA

- WorldFest - Houston, USA

2000 - Films de femmes - Paris, France

- South by Southwest - Austin, USA

- Victoria Independent Film Festival - Victoria, Canada

- Art in Motion - Los Angeles, USA

- Alpe Adria Cinema - Trieste, Italy

- LIFF, Ljubljana International Film Festival - Ljubljana, Slovenia

1999 - WorldFest - Flagstaff, USA

- Moondance International Film Festival - Boulder, USA

- Independent Exposure - Seattle, USA

- 48th Melbourne Film Festival - Australia

1998 - LÕImmagine leggera - Palermo, Italia

- Ostranienie - Dessau, Deutschland

- 14th Kasseler Dokumentarfilm und Videofest - Kassel,Germany

1997 - World Wide Video Festival - Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Nederland

1996 - Fotogrammi di pietra - Palermo, Italia

- Video Summit Videomedeja - Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

- 18th Tokyo Video Festival - Park Tower Hall, Tokyo, Japan

- Video formes Õ96 - Clermond-Ferrand, France

- World Wide Video Festival - Den Haag, Nederland

- Pandemonium, Festival of Moving Images - London, United Kingdom 

- Autunno fotografico - Centro Arte Contemporanea di Chiasso, Switzerland

1995 - Mesto žensk - Ljubljana, Slovenia

- Meridiens - Aubagne, France

- 2. Manifestation international video et art electronique - Montreal, Canada

- Film+Arc - Graz, Austria

- WRO '95 - Wroclaw, Poland

1994 - Festival do minuto - Sao Paolo, Brasilia

- Videonale - Bonn, Germany

- ISEA '94, International Symposium on Electronic Art - Helsinki, Finland

 

Screenings and lectures:

2010 - Cinematheque108 Alternative Screening Series, USC, Los Angeles, USA

2009 - EU Open House, Embassy of Slovenia, Washington, USA

2008 – The Meaning of Time, Gateway to Archives of Media Art, Marseille, France

- Angel of History, Projection of video Vortex as part of a three - part concerto for two orchestras by Vinko Globokar, Viba Studio, Ljubljana, Slovenia

- Guest Lecture, Pasadena Art Center, USA

2007 - Transient bodies, Video selection of SCCA works, Gallery Kapelica, Ljubljana, Slovenia

- The Generic Remix Project, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, USA

- Categorically Not, Santa Monica Art Studios, USA

2006 - The Generic Remix Project, The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA

- Ameriške zgodbe / American Stories, Presentation of film, video in multimedia projects with lecture, Project Room SCCA, Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2005 - California Institute of the Arts, lecture with screening, Los Angeles, USA

- Gallery Overtones, round table and screening, Venice, USA

2004 – USC, lecture with screening of video works, Los Angeles, USA

 

Reviews, newspaper coverage, TV and radio appearances:

- Kovsca, Natasa Intervju / Interview, Dialogi, May 2010, Slovenia

- NR: Dialogi Umetnikov / Artist's Dialogues, Primorske Novice, pg. 12, December 14, 2009, Koper, Slovenia

- Pittavino, Chiara: Si parla attraverso il video / Talking Through Video, Corriere dell'Arte, December 12, Turin, 2009, Italy

- Bogert, John: Campfire tales lose their magic in iPhone age, Daily Breeze, December 12, 2009, Los Angeles

- Ollman, Leah: What Emerges From the Mud, Los Angeles Times – Art, pg. D14, December 11, 2009, Los Angeles

- Forstnerič Hajnšek, Melita: Natasa Prosenc v L.A. in Torinu / Natasa Prosenc in L.A. and Turin, Večer – Pg. 12, November 27, 2009, Maribor, Sloveniaious

- Forstnerič Hajnšek, Melita: Transposition or About Cultural Immigration, Večer – Sobotna priloga, Str. / Pg. 12, January 3, 2009, Maribor, Slovenia

- Leona, Priscilla: Question Reality, LA Talk Radio, January 4, 2009, Los Angeles

- Souvenir, A Mystery About Illegal African Art, Pulp Movies Reviews, August 2008

- LeSuer Joshua: Souvenir, Rouge Cinema, July 30, 2008

- Bell J.M: Sundance Interview Natasa Prosenc, KCPW, January 21, 2008, Park City

- Brown, Kip: In the Can, radio show (KLAS 89.7 FM.com), August 18, 2007, Los Angeles

- Leona, Priscilla: Question Reality, Time-Warner Cable TV, August 11, 2007, Los Angeles

- K.R.: Izložbena valovanja / Window Fluctuation, Večer - Kultura, Str./Pg. 12, 23. julij 2007, Maribor, Slovenia

- Forshner, Michelle: San Diego Film Festival. Buzz Magazine, Pg. 38, September 11, 2006, San Diego

- Forstnerič Hajnšek, Melita: Med ljudmi, ki sledijo sanjam. / Among the People Who Follow Their Dreams. Večer – Sobotna priloga, Str. / Pg. 42, 25. februar 2006,

Maribor, Slovenia

- Ollman, Leah: Passage and transformation. L.A. Times – Around the Galleries, pg E39, December 9, 2005, Los Angeles

- Brier, Zsuzsa & Rudolph, Hermann: Der Europa – Almanach, ISBN 3-936962-27-8, October 2005, Berlin

- Human Bridge Over Untroubled Waters – ÒConnectedÓ, an artwork by Nataša Prosenc, Santa Monica Mirror, May 25, 2005, Los Angeles

- Gostovanja – Nataša Prosenc v Berlinu. / Tours - Nataša Prosenc in Berlin. Deloskop, Delo, 23. september 2004, Ljubljana, Slovenia

- M.H.: Deset umetnikov iz držav novih članic EU razstavlja v Berlinu. Izbrana Nataša Prosenc. / Ten Artists from New EU Countries Exhibit in Berlin. Nataša Prosenc was Selected. Večer, 17. september 2004, Maribor, Slovenia

- Zupančič, Bogo: Poročilo in napoved razstave. Slovensko – kitajska razstava v Šanghaju in Ljubljani. / Report and Announcement of the Show. Slovene – Chinese Exhibition in Shanghai and Ljubljana. Fotografija, št. 19-20, 2004, Ljubljana, Slovenia

- Zgonik, Nadja: Sodobna umetnost kot sredstvo za komunikacijo. / Contemporary Art as a Device for Communication. Sodobnost, št. 6, junij 2004, Ljubljana, Slovenia

- Zgonik, Nadja: A Provocative Exhibit: The Different Same. Katalog, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, 2003, Shanghai

- Brun, Miha: Natašin suvenir. / NatašaÕs Souvenir. Stop, 17. april 2003, Ljubljana

- Stephens, Craig: Annual Installation Show at Gallery 825. Artweek, December 2002 - January 2003, Los Angeles

- Willis, Holly: +/- (space)4. Signal to Noise. LA Weekly, October 26. 2001, Los Angeles

- Willis, Holly: Some Body. Nataša ProsencÕs Video Installations. Res, No. 4, July - August 2001, Los Angeles

- Brejc, Tomaž: Video. XX. stoletje – slovenska likovna umetnost. / Video. 20th Century – Slovene Visual Art. Delo, 2. april 2001, Ljubljana, Slovenia

- Willis, Holly: Nataša Prosenc. Signal to Noise. LA Weekly, January 26. 2001, Los Angeles

Ljubljana, Slovenia

- Willis, Holly: ÔSilent MoviesÕ at Gallery 825. Artweek, September 2000, Los Angeles

- Fonda, Aurora: Il video eÕ una forma dÕarte. / Is Video an Art Form. & Prosenc, Nataša: Sul video e quanto segue. / About Video and the Rest. Catalogo. Campovideo, Castelvecchi arte, 1999, Roma

- Valese, Gloria: Rivolucione. Quasi copernicana. / Revolution. Almost Copernican. Biennale di Venezia 1999, Guida e catalogo regionato, Venezia

- Grisogno, Vedrana: Kalifornijski biser. / California Pearl. Mag, december 1999, Ljubljana

Slovene pavilion at the Venice Biennial, Miklova hiša, 1999, Ribnica, Slovenia