Ana Čigon (Slovenia)

Ana Čigon

Ana Čigon (Slovenia, 1982) graduated from Painting in 2007 at The Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. Later that year she entered the masters of Video at the same academy. She is currently enrolled in master’s degree of Interface Culture at Kunstuniversität, Linz – Austria. She has presented her works in several solo exhibitions in Slovenia and in numerous group exhibitions at home and internationally, including in cities like Tarvisio (IT), Tolmezzo (IT), Linz (AT), Pula (CRO), Rijeka (HR), New York (USA) and Istanbul (Turkey). She has received several important awards and selections in the field of visual art; the most important to mention are the OHO Award 2009, she was also the finalist for Slovenia Henkel Prize 2010 and finalist for the 2010 Award of Vordemberge-Gildewart foundation.
The ideas she develops in her works have a broad thematic range. They are linked to life situations and existential issues. In her projects she question people’s attitude towards different aspects of life, such as the struggle to achieve happiness, the attitude towards everyday life, the expectations on sexual behaviour, or the perception and reconsideration of social values in general. Many times she uses humorous, ironic or even sarcastic elements.