Miha Knific: A World Where Anything Is Possible
Exhibition, screening and presentation
9-18 December 2015
Project Room SCCA, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana
opening : Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 7am
Miha Knific, Lisica v lisičjem jeziku (Fox in Fox Language), 2009. Photo: Nejc Saje
Miha Knific was born in 1976, in Kranj, Slovenia. He graduated in Sculpturing at the Ljubljana Academy for Fine Arts (1995-2000). He postgraduates on the Kungliga Konsthogskolan (Royal college of arts) in Stockholm, Sweden (2005-2006). In 2007 Miha made the move from conceptual artist (more than 20 group exhibitions: Akademie der Kunste Berlin - E.U. positive, Villa Manin, Udine - Instant Europe, Moderna galerija Ljubljana, - 95-05, Biennale of the youth Bucharest; and Mala Galerija Ljubljana; News from Moderna Galerija and over 12 solo shows in galleries over the Europe: Škuc gallery Ljubljana, ON gallery Poznan, Poland, Gallery Platform Vaasa-Finland and Modern Art Oxford, England...) to film director with his debut film Let me sleep (Noc/En Natt) and has been involved in film ever since. Miha has directed a number of short films, directed adverts for major international clients (more than 50 TV commercials in last 6 years, for different international markets (Rusha, Serbia, Poland, Monte Negro, Croatia and Slovenia) for client as T-mobile, Krka, Mobitel, Siol, Wolksvagen, BMW...) and directed multiple music videos (over 30 music videos: The tide, Non, Sausages, Elvis Jackson, Vlado Kreslin, Loney, dear SWE, Bullet for my Valentine UK and Rambo Amadeus MNE).
Knific focuses primarily on human stories and in his movies researches extreme situations and their outcomes, with a particular interest in the concept of freedom that these situations create. He deals with worlds that fatally change an individual, his own relationship towards the world and the world itself.
The artists can present their works by using different media and program tools for presentation on computer screens, television sets and wall projections. The audience is encouraged to reflect the works and intervene in the discussion and thus add to the interpretational level of artistic practices with their feedback.