Urša Sekirnik graduated at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) in 2011 and is currently working as a performer, multi-media artist and dancer. In her work, she is looking for ways of finding a common ground with the audience, be it on an emotional level by sharing a personal story (as in her works The visible Illusions of a frozen body, 2011/2012 and The Other Void, 2013) or through (ab)using channels such as blogs (Arriving.Soon., 2011) and web shops (À la Cart Performance Webshop, 2014).
In 2010 she became a co-founder of KUD NUM, a multi-disciplinary artistic collective and production house based in Škofja Loka, Slovenia. As a dancer, she performed in Jerome Bel’s work The Show Must Go On and has been collaborating with Joana Serra (Spain), Collectif PoPs (Spain), Phoebe Osborne (USA), Carolina Alejos (Spain), Silvia Elgarrista (Spain). She is currently collaborating with Barcelona-based movement collective Big Bouncers in their new production O.V.N.I., premiered at Sismograf Festival, Olot, Spain.
She has been invited to several residencies (tragantDansa, Barcelona; Muelle3, Bilbao; CUK Kino Šiška, Ljubljana; CC Albareda, Barcelona; Dance Theatre Ljubljana; Moveo, Barcelona; and Estuch Sabadell, Spain). Sekirnik has developed her work in collaboration with various national and international partners including Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana, CUK Kino Šiška, Zavod Bunker, Eye Amsterdam and Drugo More, among others. In 2016 she was presented at the TNT Festival in Terrassa, Spain as part of the Caravan de Trailers. https://ursasekirnik.wordpress.com/
Besides her artistic experiences she also studied International Relations at University of Ljubljana and obtained her BA degree in Cultural Studies at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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