Čigon (1982) is an artist that creates in the fields of video art, film and
performances. Her projects tackle social and feminist issues, such as
under-representation of women in history, memory and public monuments, LGBTIQ+
topics, critique of
neo-liberalism, its brutal impact on people's lives and its devastating impact
on nature, etc. Her works often contain elements of
humour, irony and satire. She presents her works at solo and group exhibitions
and film festivals in Slovenia and internationaly. For her video art she
received several awards: she is the winner of OHO Award, finalist for the
Slovenia Henkel Award and finalist of Vordemberge Gildewart Foundation Award.
Her films have been selected in competition programs on international film
festivals worldwide, and her animation Rebellious Essence received five awards.
As a performer, she has participated in the shows Welfare
to the Nation (author: Sinja Ožbolt) and The lives and deaths of HPD (author:
Loup Abramovici). She is a member of the Fem TV collective, within which she
participates as a writer and performer, she is also the author and performed of
four solo performances. Beside the mentioned, she also documents and creates
videos for theater and music events.
She has been working with the Sploh Institute since 2012,
especialy in connection to iMstrument
(author: Tomaž Grom), for which
she makes videos. In 2018 she has also participated in the project
as a video artist.