Maja Hodoscek (1984) lives and works in Celje, Slovenia. She graduated in 2009 from the Faculty of Education, Department of Fine Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally at multiple video festivals and exhibitions. In 2010, Hodoscek received the OHO Award for Young Visual Artists organized by Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The idea of democracy is defined by important characteristics such as freedom and equality. In her work, Hodoscek explores deviations from this concept, but also explores to what extent democracy is actually present in contemporary societies. Furthermore, Hodoscek surveys the impact of global capitalistic systems on our everyday lives, the essence of her work being the exploration of social exclusion and alternative strategies of living. Her work is based on participatory, process-based approaches and is most often in the form of video, photography, installation and intervention in the public space.