Igor Štromajer

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Born 1967 is an intimate mobile communicator. His oeuvre comprises more than 50 projects presented at 150 exhibitions in 50 countries on all the continents. The three most widely known are Oppera Internettikka, Ballettikka Internettikka (1997–2008) and Problemarket – The Problem Stock Exchange. He has received several awards for his work (in Moscow, Hamburg, Dresden, Belfort, and Madrid), and his projects form part of the permanent collections of the most prestigious art institutions, among them Le Centre national d'art et de Culture Georges Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne in Paris, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Moderna galerija – Slovene Museum of Contemporary Arts in Ljubljana, and the Computerfinearts Gallery - net and media art collection in New York. His multimedia projects research tactical emotional states, intimate political guerrilla, and traumatic low-tech strategies. He lectures as a guest artist at universities and contemporary art institutes in Europe and North America. Štromajer believes in intimacy, individualism, emotions, frustrations, traumas, artificial, communication, impossibility, mobility, montage, radicality, sensibility, silence, strategy, tactics, tears, orgasm, concept, pleasure, fantasies, philosophy, transfer, utopia and angels. He does not believe in media, tourism and the end. Founded Intima Virtual Base – Institute for Contemporary Arts.

  • Interview with Olia Lialina and Igor Stromajer conducted by Rossitza Daskalova during La Biennale de Montréal 2000, [1]