Aleksandra Saška Gruden completed her sculpture studies at 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 is involved in sculpture, spatial installations and interventions, video, performance, photography, scenography, and drawing. In her works, she discusses themes such as the human body and its limitations, the relationship between the private and the public, the intimate world of the individual, the image of women in modern society, and cultural heritage. She regularly exhibits at home and internationally (Austria, Italy, Great Britain, Serbia) where she presents her work in solo and group exhibitions. She is the author of several public installations in Slovenia (Grosuplje, Kranj, Celje) and abroad (Austria, Croatia). For her work she received: the 2nd prize for Slovenian photography of the year, awarded by Emzin magazine, the 3rd prize for video at the exhibition Man-Monument (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