Bernarda Nibera Conič is an academic visual artist based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She works in the fields of visual arts, specifically with analog and digital photography, collaging, graphic design, animation, VJ-ing and new media installations. Nibera lives in Ljubljana – the capital city of Slovenia. At primary school she was told by the teachers that she is very good at art class. They encouraged her to enter the school for design and photography in Ljubljana and four years later she graduated from photography. Later on, Nibera studied textile and fashion design and got specialized in pattern design and textile printing. After bachelor’s degree, she was studying graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana and got her masters degree in visual communication design.

EDUCATION

2019 Academy for fine arts and design MA / Visual communication design
2016 Faculty of natural sciences and engineering BA / Fashion and textile design
2011 High school for design and photography Photography

EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

  • 2020 / DarkSide Collective / Digital Exhibition ”Nostalgia”
  • 2020 / YLNS / Digital Exhibition ”Open Exhibition 01”
  • 2020 / MGML / Digital Exhibition ”Art in this time of isolation”
  • 2019 / Soteska 8 / Solo Exhibition ”Parallel Worlds”
  • 2019 / NičArt / Solo Exhibition ”Spectrozator”
  • 2019 / Klub K4 / Solo Exhibition ”Just a dance”
  • 2019 / Klub K4 / Installation ”CRT garden”
  • 2019 / Channel Zero / Video projection ”Everything goes 10 years”
  • 2019 / Tivoli park / Projection mapping ”V2V Tivoli park jam”
  • 2019 / Od:vod / Projection mapping ”Festival Od:vod”
  • 2019 / Festival Lent / Video projection ”KALU & the gradient”
  • 2019 / OSMO/ZA / Installation ”V2V: Nibera x Dimension”
  • 2019 / Klub K4 / Installation ”Just A Dance w/Futurski”
  • 2019 / Klub K4 / Group Exhibition ”K4 Photo exhibition”
  • 2019 / Klub K4 / Installation ”Just A Dance: Closing’’
  • 2019 / Channel zero / Video projection ”KFT0”
  • 2019 / Kino Šiška / Video projection ”KALU & the gradient (Festival Tresk)”
  • 2019 / Klub K4 / Installation ‘‘Just A Dance w/Nils Nilsson (NL)’’
  • 2019 / Dobra vaga / Group Exhibition ‘APPOINTMENT #3’’
  • 2019 / Kino Šiška / Group Exhibition ‘APPOINTMENT #3’’
  • 2019 / Channel zero / Video projection ”Kung Fu Techno”
  • 2019 / Klub K4 / Installation ‘‘Just A Dance w/Ric Piccolo’’
  • 2018 / Pulz Second hand / Pop Up ”Parallel Worlds”
  • 2018 / Klub K4 / Video projection ”Sezam”
  • 2018 / Cankarjev dom / Group Exhibition ‘Ivan Cankar … in njegova pravica’’
  • 2018 / Center slovanskih kultur / Group Exhibition ‘‘Noč A3 akademij’’
  • 2018 / Svetlobna gverila / Projection mapping ”Sladke barve”
  • 2018 / ALUO / Group Exhibition ‘‘Razstava ALUO 2018’’
  • 2018 / Channel zero / Video projection ”Kung Fu Techno”
  • 2017 / Indigo festival / Group Exhibition ‘‘Laž ali resnica sredozemlja’’
  • 2017 / ROG / Video projection ”Audiorama”
  • 2017 / ALUO / Group Exhibition ‘‘Zaključna razstava ALUO’’
  • 2017 / NUK / Group Exhibition ‘‘Sreča je v knjigah, sreča je v slikanicah’’
  • 2017 / Galerija UL / Group Exhibition ‘‘Razstava del študentov smeri grafično oblikovanje ALUO UL’’
  • 2017 / FDV / Group Exhibition ‘‘Laž ali resnica sredozemlja’’
  • 2017 / ROG factory / Video projection ”Audiorama 10 years”
  • 2017 / AGRFT / Group Exhibition ‘‘Noč A3 akademij’’
  • 2017 / ALUO / Group Exhibition ‘‘Semestrska razstava ALUO’’
  • 2016 / Trg republike / Fashion show ‘‘Ljubljanski teden mode’’
  • 2016 / AGRA / Solo presentation ”Ekoobjem”
  • 2015 / Atrij meste hiše / Group Exhibition ‘‘Maks Fabiani: 150. obletnica’’
  • 2015 / Jalla Jalla / Solo Exhibition ‘‘Till now – Do sedaj’’
  • 2015 / Mitnica KOTO / Group Exhibition ‘‘Maks Fabiani’’
  • 2014 / Škuc gallery / Fashion show ‘‘Perpetuum’’
  • 2014 / Škuc gallery / Pop Up ‘‘‘POP-perpetuum-UP’’
  • 2014 / Arheološki park Mirje / Fashion show ‘‘Perpetuum’’
  • 2014 / Kino Šiška / Fashion show ‘‘Fashion week Aquafresh’’
  • 2013 / Mestni muzej / Group Exhibition ‘Tiposrajca’

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work reflects on environmental concerns and addresses humankind’s relationship to the natural world. Modern society has become increasingly disconnected from nature. I believe that it is essential that we tune ourselves in with nature and regain stronger awareness of planet earth. Humankind is abusing natural resources to maintain extravagant life-styles, and use it as a dumping station for toxic waste products. I found myself being drowned by nature stronger and stronger every day. I feel the need to be physically and mentally present in untouched nature and wilderness. I feel the need to tune in, accept, appreciate and respect every nature’s element. In the moment of presence I feel the urge to capture my experience and express it visually. I believe that artists who are participating in environmental art can reach out to society  in an inspirational non intrusive way which can emotionally touch the audience. It is important that we speak about the climate in a language that is not always bleak and pernicious. It is very important that we create things that have a positive narrative. Positive visual messages are more stimulating and act as a hopeful destination. Or as the German painter Gerhar Richter once said: ”Art is the highest form of hope”.