Sara Bezovšek is a visual artist, active in the fields of new media, experimental film and graphic design.
Her artistic practice is characterised by the exploration, collection and storage of mostly pop-cultural visual references from various online platforms, films and TV series. Using the cut/copy-and-paste technique, she combines the found digital material into web pages, collages, mashup videos, etc., thus creating new narratives through appropriation. In doing so, she is interested in what people view and share on social networks, how visual material travels the internet, how it changes and how it affects users. By using digital images familiar to the global internet user, she wishes to depict how internet phenomena and cliche and iconic pop-cultural references influence our perception. The dense amount of short clips from known series and films, animated GIFs, internet memes, videos and other images from online platforms creates a feeling of layeredness, as the viewer can read a number of parallel associations, linked to recognising individual material, in addition to the basic story. -Lara Mejač
Sara Bezovšek holds a master's degree in Visual Communications, majoring in Graphic Design, from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. In 2018, she held her first solo exhibition titled (◉_◉) at the Aksioma Project Space in Ljubljana, and received the ALUO Prešeren Award for the ZNAM mobile application. Her work was also featured in the Computering solo exhibition at the Kamera Gallery as part of Kino Šiška’s 10th anniversary in 2019. In 2020 she exhibited an interactive installation titled Dark Mode with Dorijan Šiško at Osmo/za, participated in the Open Studio artist residency at the DobraVaga Gallery and held a solo exhibition titled N̶a̷t̶u̵r̶e̶ ̸a̷n̶d̶ ̵S̴o̴c̸i̵a̴l̸ ̵S̷t̴u̷d̵i̵e̷s̵ at GT22 in Maribor. In 2021: - solo exhibition titled Encyclopezine at DobraVaga Gallery - group exhibition The Internet Yami-Ichi in Ljubljana - duo exhibition crash & burn with Nejc Trampuž at the Sloart Gallery - group exhibition at the International festival Kiblix with Dorijan Šiško and their game What's Your Truth - The Wrong Biennale, Art Was Only a Substitute for the Internet pavilion - For Your Eyes Only, Feral File