Matej Andraz Vogrincic (b. October 12, 1970, Ljubljana, Slovenia) has been creating site-specific work in urban and natural environments since the early 1990s.  He has built an international reputation by creating installations specific to local places, traditions, and histories – filling the most ordinary or neglected places with even more ordinary objects.  With all his work, Vogrincic starts with the space but always leaves room to alter and develop the idea in the process.  He regularly relies upon a direct connection with the local community to help him create his projects, including clothing and toy car donations.  

Vogrincic first “dressed” a dilapidated house with donated clothing in his hometown and then presented a similar project at the Venice Biennale in 1999.  He created the project “Car Park: Members Only” – a wall installation consisting of 15,000 toy cars placed on a wall of a building in Australia’s Adelaide in response to the city’s traffic and parking problems and continued to the Australian outback, where he put up a watering can installation, consisting of some 2,000 plaster watering cans arranged over the area of a football field in a region largely devoid of rain.  As part of the 2003 Awesome Festival in Australia’s Perth, he filled up an area of 7,000 square meters with 10,000 balloons of red, orange, blue, pink, green and yellow colors.  He filled the atrium of the former Melbourne GPO with 1000 umbrellas in 2005.  His most recent exhibition, commissioned for the 4th Liverpool Biennial in England and featured in The Guardian newspaper and LIFE magazine, was an installation of 56 upturned boats placed inside the bombed ruins of the Gothic Era St. Luke’s Church.

Projects in Public Spaces
2006    St. Luke’s Church, Liverpool, England
2005    When on a Winter’s Night a Traveller, GPO Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
2004    Untitled (Forest), Ljubljana, Slovenia
2003    Beach Balls, Perth, Australia
2002    Moon Plain, Coober Pedy, Australia
Port, Christchurch, New Zealand
Car Park: Members Only, Adelaide, Australia
1999    Dressed House, Venice, Italy
1997    Street Wear, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1993    House, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2003    Moon Plain, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2002    Moon Plain, SOFA Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
1999    Clothes Sculpture, John Gibson Gallery, New York, USA
1996    Dressing, Anonimus Galllery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1992    Ready Made, SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Selected Group Exhibitions
2005    Slovene Art 1995–2005: Territories, Identities, Nets, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The First Line, 26th Biennale of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2004    Slovene Art 1985–1995, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2002    Art+Industry Biennial, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tancat per Obres (Artists in Architecture) Collegi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya,
Barcelona, Spain

1997    U3, Triennial of Slovene Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia
This Art is Recycled, SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1996    Urbanaria, SCCA, Ljubljana, Slovenia