Marina Gržinić

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Marina Gržinić (1958, Rijeka) is a philosopher, theoretician and artist.

Since 1993 she is employed at the Institute of Philosophy at the Scientific and Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts (short ZRC-SAZU in Slovenian and SRC-SASA in English). Today, she serves as a professor and research adviser. Since 2003, she has also served as Full Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. She publishes extensively, lectures worldwide.

She has been involved in video art since 1982. In collaboration with Aina Šmid she has produced more than 30 video art projects, a short film, numerous video and media installations, Internet websites and an interactive CD-ROM (ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany).



  • V vrsti za virtualni kruh: čas, prostor, subjekt in novi mediji v letu, 2000, Ljubljana: Znanstveno in publicistično središče, 1996. Brings together post-colonial theory (Trinh Minh-ha), cyberfeminism (Donna Haraway), and the war in the Balkans to question the position of former Eastern Europe. Gržinić's thesis is that the critique of post-socialism or the post-socialist condition and the post-colonial theory have, primarily on the cultural level, powerfully intervened on the state of things. (Slovenian)
    • U redu za virtualni kruh, Zagreb: Meandar, 1998. (Croatian)
  • editor, with Adele Eisenstein: The Spectralization of Technology: From Elsewhere to Cyberfeminism and Back: Institutional Modes of the Cyberworld, Maribor: MKC, 1999. With texts by Cornelia Sollfrank, Helene von Oldenburg, Claudia Reiche, Kathy Rae Huffman, Eva Ursprung, Margarete Jahrmann and Marina Gržinić. (English)/(Slovenian)
  • editor, Marino Cettina Gallery, 2001 & 2007. Two catalogues. [1] (English)
  • Estetika kibersveta in učinki derealizacije, Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2003. (Slovenian)
  • Situated Contemporary Art Practices: Art, Theory and Activism from (the East of) Europe, Ljubljana: ZRC, and Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 2004. (English)
  • editor, The Future of Computer Arts & The History of the International Festival of Computer Arts, Maribor, 1995-2004, Maribor: MKC, and Ljubljana: Maska, 2004. [3] (English)
  • Avangarda i politika: istočnoevropska paradigma i rat na Balkanu, Belgrade: Belgradeski krug, 2005. (Serbian)
  • editor, with Günther Heeg and Veronika Darian, East Art Map Mind the Map! – History is Not Given, Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 2006. A critical anthology based on the symposium. [4] (English)
  • editor, with Tanja Velagić, Trenutki odločitve. Performativno, politično in tehnološko. Umetniški video, filmska in interaktivna večmedijska dela Marine Gržinić in Aine Šmid 1982–2005, Ljubljana: ZAK, 2006. [5] (Slovenian)
    • New-Media Technology, Science, and Politics. The Video Art of Marina Gržinić and Aina Šmid, trans. Rawley Grau, Vienna: Löcker, 2009. [6] (English)
  • Re-Politicizing Art, Theory, Representation and New Media Technology, Vienna: Akademie Bildenden Künste Wien & Schlebrügge.Editor, 2008. Excerpt. [7] (English)


Essays, articles[edit]

  • "Osteuropa als der unteilbare postkommunistische Rest @: es ist nicht Rot, es ist Blut!" [Eastern Europe as the indivisible Post-Communist remainder @: it is not red, it is blood!], in Ost-West Internet: elektronische Medien im Transformationsprozess Ost- und Mitteleuropas, ed. Stephen Kovats, Edition Bauhaus, Bd. 6. Frankfurt/Main, New York 1999. (English)
  • "Exposure Time, the Aura, and Telerobotics" in The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet, ed. Ken Goldberg, MIT Press, 2000. (English)
  • "Video as civic discourse in Slovenia and the former Yugoslavia. Strategies of Visualisation and the Aesthetics of Video in the New Europe" in Culture and Technology in the New Europe: Civic Discourse in Transformation in Post-Communist Nations, ed. Laura Lengel, London: Ablex, 2000. [13]. (English)
  • "A theoretical-political positioning of philosophy, media and cyberfeminism", in Technics of Cyber<>feminism <mode=message>, eds. Claudia Reiche and Andrea Sick, Bremen, 2002. (English)
  • "Uselessness, Theory and Terror vs. Abstract Collaboration", 2005. (English)
  • with Tjaša Kancler and Piro Rexhepi, "Decolonial Encounters and the Geopolitics of Racial Capitalism", Feminist Critique, Jan 2020. Conversation. (English)

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