Barbara Kastelec: Invisible Companions

Barbara Kastelec: Invisible Companions
24 February–17 March 2021
artKIT, Glavni trg 14, Maribor

We kindly invite you to the solo exhibition Invisible Companions by Barbara Kastelec, which will be on view from Wednesday, 24 February 2021, at the artKIT gallery.


The exhibition Invisible Companions through the magnifying glass reconstructs microorganisms as the origins of a new life. Based on the biological, physiological, ecological, anthropological, philosophical, and artistic study of individual microorganisms, the artist depicts fantastic scenes. In doing so, she focuses on the image of individual small particles, in addition to their biological structure. In addition to their biological structure, she is interested in how these microorganisms can interfere with larger organisms' lives and how their microcosm becomes part of the mosaic of a larger macrocosm into which humans, plants, and animals are intertwined. 

Barbara Kastelec (1976) graduated in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana with Prof. Emerik Bernard and Doc. Dr. Nadja Zgonik. In 2004 under the mentorship of Prof. Gustav Gnamuš and Dr. Aleš Erjavec, she received her master's degree in painting. Since 2006 she has been a freelance cultural worker. In addition to her independent practice, since 2005, she has been a mentor of painting courses for children, adolescents, and adults. Since 1997 she has exhibited both in Slovenia and abroad. Her artistic practice includes painting, illustration, and video.

Admission is free. Please, follow the recommendations of the NIJZ/NIPH while visiting the exhibition.

< Trichia Decipiense, 2020, acrylic on canvas. Photography: Barbara Kastelec

artKIT, Glavni trg 14, Maribor
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