Matej Andraž Vogrinčič
Matej Andraž Vogrinčič (1970) is an artist who has been creating site-specific work in urban and natural environments since the early 1990s and 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, Vogrinčič starts with the space but always leaves room to alter and develop the idea in the process. His projects rely on a direct connection with the local community. Matej Andraž Vogrinčič is best known to the general public as “the one who dressed the house by the Ljubljanica River,” and also for setting up a forest in Ljubljana’s Zvezda Park and a bakery in the Škuc Gallery, where he baked bread and rolls with a little help from professional bakers. Conceptually bold, Vogrinčič’s works and interventions are often installations that take a long time to realize, but are limited in time, even short-lived, surviving only in photographs.