Ana Mrovlje (born in Ljubljana in 1989) is a Slovenian visual artist and performer.
She started her studies in drawing and painting at the Art School in Ljubljana and then continued her education at the Pioneer Art Center focusing on sculpture. In 2013 she completed her bachelor’s degree at the Sigmund Freud Privat Universität of Wien and in 2016 she completed her specialization in Psychoanalysis
She works in the field of conceptual art focusing on subjects related to the unconscious mind, often putting the visitors in the centre of the artistic practice through a participative and sensorial experience. Starting from sharing the point of view of an individual experience she aims to touch the collective one through the use of seemingly unconnected chain of associations evoked by the artworks.
In 2016 she exhibited her artwork Peacetool (Sit down and deal with the war inside you) in the group show in occasion of B#Side War’s opening week at Caos Art Gallery of Venice and participated to MAYDAY during the Venice International Performance Week and moreover she was involved in the project Lose your Labels in Rome realizing the performance Tabula Plena.
She exhibited her work in solo shows DRUGI (2016) at Universal Atelier of Street Art in Ljubljana and INTIMATENESS (2015) at Econtemporary Space. Other recent exhibition includes ARTEFATTO_RESET at Gopchevich Palace in Trieste and READ MY LIPS, an installation at the Central Station of Ljubljana.
Currently, she is involved in several exhibitions between Italy, Austria and Slovenia.
I draw on ideas and subjects related to the unconscious mind and its encapsulation in the human body. My aim is to trigger a seemingly unconnected chain of associations in a person’s interchangeable perception and offer them a distinctive synthesis in the artwork itself. Each work is a transformative encounter, binding the materialized work with the content. In the artworks I provoke the lines drawn between the constructed social perspectives and the prevalent standpoints of individuals by reflecting the blind spots of both. I am interested in how individual’s sanity is related to the collective insanity. By revealing psychological correlations between social phenomena and individual development I try to empower the viewer to realize their own impact on the world.