MA in Media Arts and Practices, ALUMNI AU
Lavoslava Benčić (Slo/Cro) is an intermedia artist, curator, educator and graphic designer.
She acquired pedagogical and andragogic knowledge at the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana and multimedia skills at the Institute and Academy for Multimedia in Ljubljana. She completed BA Media Project Management studies at Middlesex University in London, post-graduate studies of Graphic Design at the London College UCK and the MA at the School of Arts University of Nova Gorica, New media department.
At the Institute and Academy of Multimedia in Ljubljana she works as a qualified lecturer in the field of multimedia production.
She cooperates intensely with ČIPke, an initiative for women in the context of science, technology and media art in Ljubljana (Slovenia), with RogLab in Ljubljani and with Layer House BIEN DIY LAB in Kranj. She creates and manages new media workshops for adults and children. Since 2014 she facilitates workshops in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and Serbia, (580+ participants).
Most of the workshops come out from intermedia art projects, which are based on electronic textiles, graphic sound, the reaction of sound to tactile stimuli, and generative sound landscapes that trigger light effects. Her soft circuits are designed from soft conductive or capacitive materials.
She has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in designing and producing media projects as a selfemployed artist. Due to the achievements in the field of intermedia art, media project management, design and pedagogy, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia ranks her among the authors crucial for Slovene culture.
She is a member of professional associations (ADA Artist, ZDSLU, DLUL, HUIU). Her works have been exhibited / displayed / published 87 times in nineteen countries and awarded thirteen times.
– Audible Augmented Poetic Plant
– Audible Interactive Poetic Plants
– Poetic Hiericiums
– Audible Healing Pressure Points Glove
– Poetic Interactive Glove
– Shimmering Tilt-Sensitive Glove
– Interactive Sound Responsive Glove
– Sygnal Glove
– The Purpose of Life
– Digital Story Creator
– La Danza de la Muerte
– Eol & Glorija
– RGB Hairball
– Lacy Snowflakes
– Random Toughts
– E-textile Loudspeakers
– E-textile MP3 Player
– Lace Sounds
– GAN Collection
2020 WoW, City of Women, Ljubljana, (SLO), group award to ČIPke Initiative,
2019 10 KAF Lovreč, (HR), recognition and gratitude for professional work,
2019 Festival Media Mediteranea 21, Pula, (HR), award at the Comunication Noise competition,
2015 The Europeana Design category Creative Challenge, 20th Futureeverything Festival, Manchester, (UK), recognition for final selection for the project Digital Story Cubes,
2015 10th International Conference on The Arts in Society, Imperial College, London, (UK), Graduate Scholar Award, for the project From Experience to Infinity (FETI),
2015 Brumen 7, Ljubljana, (SLO), recognition of excellence for the Pocket Slovene bilingual language phrase book collection,
2015 Senate of the University of Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica, (SLO), Alumnus Optimus Award for the best academic success,
2011 Gozd, Dol pri Ljubljani, (SLO), recognition for photography,
2006 Inova 2006, Zagreb, (HR), recognition for the project Urban-Planning Game,
2005 Eureka 2005, Ljubljana, (SLO), gold plaque for the project Urban-Planning Game,
2005 Poletite z idejo, 2005, Ljubljana, (SLO), recognition for the project Urban-Planning Game,
2003 ZTK Ideja 2003, (SLO), second prize for photography.