Via Negativa PERFORMANCE | Olja Grubić: Naked Life
11 October 2019 — 25 December 2019

Via Negativa

Olja Grubić: Naked Life


Premiere: 11 October 2019, at 7 p.m. / City of Women Festival
Next performances: 22 October 2019, 29 November 2019, 12 December 2019, 26 January 2020, 24 June 2020, at 7 p.m.

Auditorium Moderna galerija


We use to look at the world through an ideology; that pretends to be key to the meaning of life, but is actually nothing but desperate effort to rationalize the incomprehensibility of being. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that.


‘Naked Life’ invites us to rethink what it means to be a living species in a living world, to have a body, conditions of existence, probabilities of life, an individual and collective welfare, forces that could be modified… It is a performance whose poetic language talks about intimacy in human presence, examines the human figure and the relationship the physical self has to the mental and emotional human identity.



The performance was conceived by Olja Grubić in the Via Negativa laboratory for contemporary performance art – VN Lab 2019.


Idea and concept: Olja Grubić
Performers: Olja Grubić, Anita Wach, Kristina Aleksova, Sara Horžen, Anja Novak, Ena Kurtalić
Light design: Olja Grubić
Music and sound design: Eduardo Raon
Artistic direction: Bojan Jablanovec
Producer: Špela Trošt
Public relations: Sara Horžen
Production: Via Negativa
Financial support: Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia and City of Ljubljana




Olja Grubić (1990) is a performer and visual artist of a younger generation. She graduated from Ljubljana’s Academy of Visual Arts in the conceptualisation of space. She investigates contemporary and engaged issues in different media such as performance, cabaret, video, installation. Her work reflects a broad spectrum of sensations and the social situation of today’s society. Recently Grubić has collaborated with a number of artists, including Bojan Jablanovec (Via Negativa), Janez Janša (Maska), Julia Bardsley, Ursula Martinez, Kate McIntosh and La Pocha Nostra.