Marina Grzinic

Marina Grzinic and Aina Smid (Ljubljana, Slovenia) have been involved in video art since 1982. They collaborated in more than 40 video art projects including a short16mm film and numerous video and media installations. Independently, they directed several video documentaries and television productions. In 1997, they realized an interactive CD-ROM for ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany). Grzinic and Smid, in their almost 3 decades long collaborative engagement, presented and exhibited their video works and video installations in more than 100 video festivals around the world and have received several major awards for their video productions. In 2009, a book about their work was published in English titled New-Media Technology, Science, and Politics. The Video Art of Marina Grzinic and Aina Smid, edited by Marina Grzinic and Tanja Velagic, published by Löcker Verlag, Vienna. The book presents their work from 1982 to 2008.

Marina Grzinic (1958) is doctor of Philosophy and works as a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the ZRC SAZU (Scientific and Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art) in Ljubljana. She also works as a freelance media theorist, art critic and curator. She is Professor at The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She has published hundreds of articles and essays and several books.

Artist Code: 455


Obsedenost (Obsession)

2008, 16:22 minutes, colour, Slovenian with English Subtitles


2006, 20:53 minutes, colour


2005, 14:04 minutes, colour

Vzhodna Hisa (The Eastern house) 

2003, 17:50 minutes, colour, Slovenian with English Subtitles

Red Shoes

1994, 08:00 minutes, colour

The Woman who constantly talks (zenska, ni nenehno govori)

1993, 14:46 minutes, colour, Slovenian, subtitled in English

Three Sisters

1992, 28:00 minutes, Slovenian; subtitled in English

The Sower (Sejalec)

1991, 05:30 minutes, colour, Slovenian; subtitled in English

Moscow Portraits (Moskovski Portreti)

1990, 12:11 minutes, colour, English & Slovenian


1990, 13:00 minutes, colour, English & Slovenian

Critical Writing

In Sight: Media Art from the Middle of Europe (Introduction):...
In Sight: Media Art from the Middle of Europe, 1995. Toronto: YYZ Artists' Outlet, 1995.
Specific Strategies in Slovene Video Art Production in the Present...
by Marina Grzinic. In Sight: Media Art from the Middle of Europe, 1995. Toronto: YYZ Artists' Outlet, 1995.