Biennale of Sydney

Marjetica Potrč

Marjetica Potrč, The Sami, Along with Their Ashaninka Friends, Contemplate Coexistence with the Earth, 2016, from the series ‘The Earth Drawings’, ink on paper, 76 x 56 cm. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin/Stockholm/Mexico City. Copyright © Marjetica Potrč.
Marjetica Potrč, The World in the Age of Stories (Part 1: The Birth of the World Before the Age of Stories), 2020, from the series ‘The World in the Age of Stories’, ink on paper, 76 x 112 cm. This work was made possible in part with the support of Headlands Center for the Arts. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin/Stockholm/Mexico City. Copyright © Marjetica Potrč.
(Right) Marjetica Potrč, Soweto House with Prepaid Water Meter, 2012, building materials and water-supply infrastructure 480 x 300 x 320 cm. Installation view at the the Inaugural Exhibition (2012), The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, Michigan, USA. Commissioned by The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin/Stockholm/Mexico City. (Left) Maike Gorsboth, A prepaid water meter in southern Africa, Ecumenical Water Network of the World Council of Churches. Courtesy the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.

Marjetica Potrč

Born in 1953 in Ljubjana, Slovenia
Lives in Ljubjana, Slovenia


Marjetica Potrč is an artist and architect based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Potrč’s practice includes drawing series, architectural case studies and public art projects. Her on-site projects are characterised by participatory design and a concern with sustainable solutions. These projects often centre around infrastructure and resources such as water and soil. Her work emphasises individual and community empowerment, problem-solving tools, and strategies for the future that transcend neoliberal agreement and testify to the failures of Modernism.