Artist in residence

Residency program of CONA Institute 

The residency program aims to facilitate and encourage artistic exchange in the area of new media and sound art. It is aimed at supporting artists, curators, and collaborators of CONA Institute.
Duration of residency can range from one to eight weeks. The facilities are provided for by Ljubljana-based partner institutions, namely, Public Fund for Cultural Activities of Slovenia (JSKD), Tobačna001, International Centre of Graphic Arts and from 2016 on also by the institute’s own reZone residency. International exchange of residency artists is in the phase of planning.


Anne Cecilie Lie is an artist and scenographer based in Oslo, Norway. They’re working with sound, sculpture, bio-art, installations, video, text and more. Most often in collaboration with others in the creative field and within fields of scientific research, with educational institutions and local communities.

During the residency (June 2021) artist Anne Cecilie Lie is creating an 8-channel sound composition (dis)Solutions, commissioned by the Cona Institute for the Steklenik Gallery. The work will be premiered in September 2021. During their residency, the artist is working in Notam’s (Norwegian centre for technology, art and music) spatial audio studio, with a 24 speaker-set up. Their working space also includes the city of Oslo, their studio, the forest, the trams and, as they wrote, “everything in between”.

The artistic residency of Anne Cecilie Lie takes place under the auspices of the international project Acoustic Commons, funded by the European Union, the Creative Europe program and the Ministry of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia. More info


Manja Ristić is artist, researcher and curator. In addition to contemporary performance in the field of instrumental electro-acoustic music, her sound-related research focuses primarily on an interdisciplinary approach to sound art, field recordings and experimental radio arts.

radioCona: StoryscapesSE (curatorial)
Introduction to Sound & Listening as Psychoenergetic Agencies (lecture)
Sonic Ontology of Negligence, presented at Steklenik gallery from July to September 2020.


2016-04-16 22.32.30Elena Biserna is a researcher at Locus Sonus, École Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence. Her interests focus on expanded sound, listening and contextual practices in relationship with urban dynamics, socio-cultural processes and the everyday sphere.
She collaborated with several organizations for the development of curatorial or editorial projects: among them, Cona Zavod (Ljubljana), Sant’Andrea degli Amplificatori (Bologna), Xing (Bologna), Sound Threshold (London) and Digicult (Milan). Among her recent projects: bip bop (Radio Città Fujiko, Bologna, 2013), Walking from Scores (Raum, Bologna, 2014), Mobile Audio Fest (Fondation Vasarely and ESAAix, Aix-en-Provence / Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, 2015). Her writings have appeared in several journals, catalogues and books. radioCona:wolFMoon


portret copy 2Peter Sinclair (Fr) is a Sound Artist and Researcher (Ph.D University of Arts London). Long time builder of autonomous musical machines and sound installations, his work today focuses on mobile media, networked sonic spaces and the mediation of real time data. His work is exhibited, performed and published internationally, both solo or with the research unit Locus Sonus that he directs at Ecole d’Art of Aix-En-Provence . Peter Sinclair Other Kinds of Sound Environment



boris_malaBoris Baltschun (DE) originally trained as a composer and pianist he works across media, realizing installations, radio pieces and performances. He also composes and performs solo with computer, analog synthesizer and organ, is part of The Pitch and a member of the 24-piece Splitter Orchester. ZVO.ČI.TI (




Ristic_kvadrat CB_malaManja Ristić is artist, researcher and curator. In addition to contemporary performance in the field of instrumental electro-acoustic music, her sound-related research focuses primarily on an interdisciplinary approach to sound art, field recordings and experimental radio arts.. ZVO.ČI.TI (




sanzPablo Sanz(ES/UK) makes site-specific projects, multichannel installations, immersive live performances, headphone pieces and publications. His activities are engaged with the exploration of aesthetic and spatial aspects of sonic perception, working primarily with environmental sound as raw material, extended listening technologies, architectural physical space and spatial audio strategies. ZVO.ČI.TI (




Jeff Kolar - pohoto by Dan Mohr BWJeff Kolar (2015)* is a sound artist and curator working in Chicago, USA. His work, described as “speaker-shredding” (Half Letter Press) and “wonderfully strange” (John Corbett), includes cross-platform collaboration, low-powered radio, and live performance. Jeff is a free103point9 Transmission Artist, and also the director of Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform. His work has been released on Panospria (CA), HAK Lo-Fi Record (FR), free103point9 (US), and has appeared in compilations by (AU) and Sonic Circuits (US). His video work was published in the DVD journal ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art. He presents work at festivals, radio programs, exhibitions, and performance venues which recently include the New Museum, MEGAPOLIS, KUNSTRADIO, and The Kitchen.


portraitAnnie Abrahams (2014)*

Annie Abrahams is Dutch-French new media artist. In her work, using video, installations, performance as well as the internet, she questions the possibilities and the limits of communication in general and more specifically investigates its modes under networked conditions. She is well known for her net art, collective writing experiments and is an internationally regarded pioneer of networked performance art. At the residency in Ljubljana she prepared a few projects presented at various locations and exhibited at Aksioma Project space. Projects: Annie Abrahams, Maja Delak, Irena Pivka: Encounter,  Annie Abrahams: Kaj misliš s tem? What do you mean?


Colin BlackColin Blake (2014)*

Colin Black is an internationally acclaimed composer/sound artist/radio artist having won the 2003 Prix Italia Award and achieving the final round selection in the 2010 and 2011 Prix Phonurgia Nova for his creative feature length radio works. As a result of this acclaim, Black has received multiple national and international commissions to create innovative long-form works for broadcast across major Australian and European networks. At the residency in Ljubljana Black prepared a sound work A Likeness of Ljubljana, releted events: Colin Black: Akustični prostori – lecture Colin Black: Kilian’s Antipodean Dream – live sound performance


anna.b&wAnna Friz (2013 – 2014)**
Anna Friz is a Canadian sound and radio artist currently based in Chicago. She specializes in multi-channel transmission systems for installation, performance, and broadcast, where radio is the source, subject and medium of the work. At the residency she co-curated radioCona: REuse MESTO: REuseRADIO edition and prepared a sound installation City at Night.




DSCN8928Maria Papadomanolaki

Maria Papadomanolaki is a Greek sound artist, curator and author, currently based in London. She works within the fields of experimental and electro-acoustic composition, including sound design for dance and video, field recording, telematic performance, installation and radio art. At the Ljubljana residency in collaboration with Slovene authors Maria Papadomanolaki produced a work To begin is to follow on from for the edition of radioCona: REuse MESTO: REuseRADIO and ZVO.Č DUO series with Bojana Šaljič Podešva.


IMG_6292Renata Padovan (2013)*

Renata Padovan is a Brazilian visual and sound artsit. In Ljubljana residency she prepared projekct Xingu from Yiara series.



*Anna Friz, Maria Papadomanolaki residency artists at KC Tobačna 001 / MGML, were selected and invited by Cona Institute.

**Annie Abrahams, Colin Black, Renata Padovan, Jeff Kolar residency artists at JSKD, were selected and invited by Cona Institute.

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