Kapelica Gallery

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Galerija Kapelica
Kersnikova 4, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 438 0302
Fax386 (0) 1 438 0301
Founded byStudent Organisation of the University of Ljubljana
Managed byKersnikova Institute
Jurij Krpan, Artistic Director
Sandra Sajovic, Project Manager
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Past Events
  • 6 September to 10 September 2018
    The participatory intermedia installation KOSMICA Parliament by Miha Turšič, co-produced by Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT), Kapelica Gallery, and Delak Institute; Infinite In-Between by Mojca Založnik, produced by Kapelica Gallery; Singing Sand by Tadej Droljc; Maja Smrekar contributing to the Bog Concert Night; and aqua_forensic by Robertina Šebjanič and Gjino Šutić, featuring Aquatocene / The Subaquatic Quest for Serenity by Robertina Šebjanič, also a speaker at a panel and artist talk, at the Ars Electronica Festival Linz at Ars Electronica Center, Postcity in Linz, Austria
    programme organiser
  • 7 September to 11 September 2017
    AI – The Other I, a symposium moderated also by Jurij Krpan (Kapelica Gallery), POINT ZERO – Human.0, Machine.0, Data.0, a group exhibition featuring Until I die by :vtol::, a screening of Nighthawk by Špela Čadež, produced by Finta and supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, We Should Take Nothing for Granted! Listening Conditions for an Alert and Knowledgeable Citizenry by Matthew Biederman and Marko Peljhan and produced by Projekt Atol Institute, and Semiotics of the Laboratory by Špela Petrič, Günter Seyfried, Roland van Dierendonck, Miha Turšič and Slavko Glamočanin at the Ars Electronica Festival Linz at Ars Electronica Center, Moviemento Movie, PostCity in Linz, Austria
    programme organiser
  • 24 February 2017
    A presentation of the Mycelium Network Society with Saša Spačal and Simon Gmajner and Mycophone, an installation by Anil Podgornik, Saša Spačal and Mirjan Švagelj, produced by the KIBLA Multimedia Centre and organised by Kapelica Gallery, at the Transmediale at Silent Green Kulturquartier in Berlin, Germany
  • 24 September to 4 October 2015
    Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva generator by Robertina Šebjanič, Liminoid by Saša Spačal and Matic Potočnik (Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory), and Self-Portrait by Boštjan Čadež at the festival Device_art 5.015, with curator Sandra Sajovic (Kapelica Gallery), organised in collaboration with Kapelica Gallery, at Gradec, Klovićevi Dvori Gallery in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 3 September to 7 September 2015
    K-9_topology, a project by Maja Smrekar (Kapelica Gallery involved in the development), at the Post City Kit Exhibition at the Ars Electronica Festival Linz at Ars Electronica Center, Sky Loft / PostCity in Linz, Austria
    programme organiser
  • 3 September to 5 September 2015
    Plant Sex Consultancy by Špela Petrič, Pei-Ying Lin, Dimitris Stamatis and Jasmina Weiss, and the project MyConnect by Saša Spačal, Mirjan Švagelj and Anil Podgornik (Kapelica Gallery involved in the development) at the CyberArts exibition at the Ars Electronica Festival Linz at OK im OÖ Kulturquartier in Linz, Austria
    programme organiser
  • 8 November to 15 November 2014
    The Price of Bare Life, an exhibition of performances by and a presentation of Kapelica Gallery, at Recontres Bandits-Mages at Bandits-Mages in Bourges, France
  • 8 November to 9 November 2013
    Concerts by Wanda & Nova deViator (Emanat Institute) and Duo Tomazin Grom (Sploh Institute), a performance by Miha Ciglar (Institute for Sonic Arts Research), and lectures by Jurij Krpan (Kapelica Gallery) and Luka Zagoričnik, at the CULTURESCAPES at House of Electronic Arts Basel in Basel, Switzerland
  • 7 September to 8 September 2013
    Jurij Krpan (Kapelica Gallery) at the Prix Forum IV – Hybrid Art and Wanda & Nova deViator (Emanat Institute) at Ars Electronica Nightline, both in the framework of Ars Electronica 2013 - the Festival for Art, Technology, and Society in Linz, Austria
  • 8 December 2012
    Špela Petrič and Robertina Šebjanič (Kapelica Gallery and Ljudmila) presenting their project Towards the (in)Human Spore at the MutaMorphosis Conference at New Stage of the National Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 10 May to 25 June 2012
    The Source - Virtual Hole Sun 1:1, an exhibition by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, co-produced by Projekt Atol Institute and Kapelica Gallery at The Netherlands Media Art Institute in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2 September 2011
    The Art Oriente objet (Marion Laval-Jeantet & Benoit Mangin) project, produced by Kapelica Gallery won the Golden Nica Award at the Ars Electronica Festival Linz in Linz, Austria
    programme organiser
  • 23 September to 1 October 2010
    The works by Miha Ciglar, Stefan Doepner, Sanela Jahić, Janez Janša, Borut Savski and Sašo Sedlaček at the DEVICE_ART 3.010 festival, coorganised by Kapelica Gallery at Miraikan – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation and SuperDeluxe, Waseda University Toyama Campus in Tokyo, Japan

Maja Smrekar - BrainTV - installation Kapelica Gallery - Photo Miha Fras.jpg

Managed by the Kersnikova Institute and housed in a former chapel on Kersnikova 4 in Ljubljana, the Kapelica Gallery is not only a space of interactions and experiments with new paradigms in contemporary art, but also one of the central platforms of contemporary art research in Slovenia. The gallery was established in 1995 by the Student Organisation of the University of Ljubljana and has been since led by the architect and curator Jurij Krpan.

The gallery's programme focuses on the art production that has been scarce or completely absent in other Slovene galleries and is divided into four main thematic groups: installations and ad hoc projects, technology through art, science through art, and corporeality through art.


Since its inception the Kapelica Gallery's programme has been conceived by Jurij Krpan, recently assisted by art historian and curator Sandra Sajovic.

With a programme which consists of spatial installations, performances, sound research and theoretically-reflective lectures, Kapelica Gallery challenges scientific and technological applications, biopolitics and urban phenomena, addressing both professional and general public. The Gallery programme is developed as a response to the profound changes in society, thus it is constructed from art activities that reflect the multitudes of contemporaneity and announce the possible future scenarios.

Some of the international artists who have been presented at the gallery are: Survival Research Laboratories, Stelarc, Marcel Li, Chico Mc Murphy, Franco B., Orlan, Ron Athey, etc. Jurij Krpan frequently works with the following local artists: Marko Peljhan, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, Marko Batista, Sašo Sedlaček, Sanela Jahić, Žiga Kariž, Janez Janša, Stefan Doepner, Borut Savski, Polona Tratnik, Ive Tabar, and Eclipse.

International collaboration

The Kapelica Gallery has established links with numerous galleries and initiatives abroad (including the UK's Live Art Development Agency), working with many guest curators, artists and theoreticians of contemporary artistic practice.

Trust me, I’m an Artist is a project carried out by eight European partners, in which they addressed and discussed the ethical frames of the contemporary Western society, which limit artistic expression in a number of ways. The Kapelica Gallery focused on questioning the ethical issues in contemporary research art.

The European Digital Art and Science Network project connected The Kapelica Gallery with two of the best scientific laboratories in the world: The European Space Agency in the Netherlands and the European Southern Observatory in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Through public tenders the international initiative offered an opportunity to artists from Europe to cooperate with experts from the aforementioned scientific and research platforms.

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