Aleksandra Saška Gruden graduated in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. Since 2006 she has held the status of self-employed cultural worker. As a multidisciplinary artist she works with sculpture, spatial installations and interventions, video, performance, photography, scenography and drawing. Her work deals with themes such as the human body and its limitations, the relationship between private and public, the intimate world of the individual, the image of women in contemporary society, and cultural heritage. She regularly exhibits at home and internationally (Austria, Italy, Great Britain, Serbia), where she presents her work individually and in group exhibitions. She is the author of several public installations in Slovenia (Grosuplje, Kranj, Celje) and abroad (Austria, Croatia). She has received the 2nd prize at the Slovenian Photography of the Year Award Emzin, the 3rd prize for the video at the Man-Monument exhibition(Velenje) and in 2016 the prize of the Designers Society of Slovenia for the project Zidnice (EPK Maribor). She often collaborates with other artists (Nataša Skušek, Saba Skaberne). She led many sculptural symposia and exhibition programs (Video Dinner and Showcases), of the MFRU Festival, and series off talks (Tea Party for Art, O:MIZA). She works as a cultural critic and is the president of the artist council of Ljubljana Fine Artists Society.
Aleksandra Saška Gruden at DIVA station: http://www.e-arhiv.org/diva/AleksandraSaskaGruden