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Second Wave of Acts Announced for SHAPE+ Showcase with Mutant Radio

SHAPE+ platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, co-funded by the European Union, announces the second and final wave of acts of the collaborative showcase with Tbilisi’s Mutant Radio. The two-day event will happen over two...

Shape announces new partners and first acts of mutant radio showcase

SHAPE+ platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, co-funded by the European Union, announces the first acts of the collaborative showcase with Tbilisi’s Mutant Radio and two new partner organizations, starting with its next working period. The...

(Slovenščina) Nonument Group: Vila Bled: Nabiralci spominov

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The Moonolith calendar 2022

Follow the moon in 2022 with the new limited edition of the Moonolith Lunar calendar!

URŠULA BERLOT: Attractions – Similarities (2013)

Uršula Berlot is searching for subtly perceptual, invisible, intangible, but indeed very much present organisational principles in nature and our perceptions. Multimedia project Attractions – Similarities is focusing on magnetism as a physical phenomenon, which...

Joseph DeLappe: In Drones We Trust! (2014- )

The group intervention In Drones We Trust! is an on-going project, which started in 2014 in the USA and Europe. With a minimal intervention on banknotes is inviting visitors to print political motives onto their...



1st year of SHAPE+ Platform

The SHAPE+ Platform has completed its’ first year of activity. In its’ two editions, SONICA festival hosted Aho Ssan, Ale Hop, Abadir, Irena Z. Tomažin, Frédéric D. Oberland, Passepartout Duo and, under the auspices of...

SHAPE is a platform for innovative music and audiovisual art from Europe. It consists of 16 festivals and art centres and aims to support, promote and exchange innovative and aspiring musicians and interdisciplinary artists with...

Nonument Group: The Exhibition is Outdoors

Nonument Group: The Exhibition is Outdoors 25. 5.—25. 7. 2021 At the Project space of the Museum of architecture and design, Nonument Group introduces itself with an exhibition with a suggestive title: The Exhibition is...

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Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA –

Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to advancing the research, production and presentation of transitory, experimental, and live art forms.

MoTA is a museum without a permanent collection or a fixed space. Instead, its programs are realised in different locations and contexts in temporary physical and virtual spaces.

MoTA organizes and supports transitory art in the form of continuous events, exhibitions and educational programs both locally and internationally. As its name indicates, MoTA examines what a museum can be today and in the future.

MoTA is in constant search for the new, the uncertain, and the undefined.

MoTA works on several continuous programmes & projects. We run MoTA Point – a Space for Art & Ideas, we curate and produce the annual SONICA Festival, in addition to regular music programmes such as SONICA Series and SONICA Classics.

Within the years of running our residency programme, we’ve established T.R.I.B.E. – a network of residency spaces in the Balkans & Eastern Europe.

We’ve also initiated the research and archive platforms ArtistTalk.eu and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.





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MoTA office / Postal address:
Celovška 42b
SI-1000 Ljubljana
VAT: SI70548889
Tel.: +38640 809 809 // +386 40 239 207
e-mail: mota.museum@gmail.com

Legal address:
MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art
Rožna dolina, Cesta II/36
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Tel.: +386 40 809 809
e-mail: mota.museum@gmail.com

If you are interested in Transitory Art or any of our projects and activities,
do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Follow MoTA:

MoTA at Culture.si

MoTA Team

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Martin Bricelj Baraga

Artistic and program director.

Neja Tomšič

Producer, SONICA festival program director
& international projects coordinator.

Igor Vuk

Technical director, MoTA productions.


Barbara Tomšič

producer, administrator



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MoTA LAB is a working laboratory where MoTA’s team, artists and collaborators develop projects. It occasionally hosts live and performative events, workshops and social events.



– a project space focused on sound, kinetic, light and time based works,

– home of MoTA’s impermanent museum collection (ArteFacts),

– a space for occasional exhibitions,

– a space for educational activities and workshops.


ADDRESS: Celovška 42b, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

VISIT BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (send e-mail to: mota.museum@gmail.com // call +386 40 239 207)









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ICAS – International Cities of Advanced Sound


ICAS (International Cities of Advanced Sound and related arts) is a network of independent non-profit organizations worldwide dedicated to advancing sound cultures, music and related arts.

• Alpha-ville – London, Cimatics – Brussels, Communikey – Boulder, CTM Festival – Berlin, CYNETART Festival – Dresden, Decibel Festival – Seattle, Dis-Patch – Belgrade, Dis-Play – Palmas de Gran Canaria, Sonica Festival / MoTA – Ljubljana, Full Pull – Mälmo, FutureEverything – Manchester, Insomnia Festival – Tromsø, ISSUE Project Room – New York City, Les Siestes Electroniques – Toulouse, Maintenant – Rennes, Musikprotokoll – Graz, MUTEK ES – Barcelona, MUTEK – Montréal, MUTEK MX – Mexico City, MUTEK CL – Santiago, MUTEK AR – Buenos Aires, New Forms Festival – Vancouver, NuMusic / NuArt – Stavanger, Recombinant Media Labs – San Francisco, RIAM – Marseille, Rokolectiv – Bucharest, Skanu Mezs – Riga, Sperm – Prague, The Bunker – New York City, TodaysArt – The Hague, Ultrahang – Budapest, Unsound – Krakow, VIA – Pittsburgh



NEMO – The Network of European Museum Organisations

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The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) was founded in 1992 as an independent network of national museum organisations representing the museum community of the member states of the Council of Europe. Together, NEMO’s members speak for over 30.000 museums across Europe. NEMO ensures museums are an integral part of European life by promoting their work and value to policy makers and by providing museums with information, networking and opportunities for co-operation.



SHAPE – Platform for innovative music and audiovisual art from Europe


SHAPE is a network of 16 festivals and organisations active in ICAS (International Cities of Advanced Sound) aiming to support, promote, and exchange innovative and aspiring emergent musicians and interdisciplinary artists with an interest in sound.

Biennale Némo / ARCADI, CTM Festival / DISK e.V., Cynetart Festival / TMA Hellerau e.V., Festival Maintenant / Association Electroni[K], Insomnia Festival / Association – Tromso, NO, Les Siestes Electroniques / Association Rotation, Meet Factory, MoTA – Museum for Transitory Art, ORF musikprotokoll im Steirischen Herbst/ ORF, RIAM Festival / Technè, Rokolectiv Festival / Association, Schiev Festival / Black Drop Productions, Skaņu Mežs Festival / Association, TodaysArt Festival / The Generator Foundation, UH Festival / Ultrasound Foundation, Unsound Festival / Fundacja Tone.



New European platform for innovative music and audiovisual art co-financed by the Creative Europe programme. Running for the next three years, SHAPE+ will foster exceptional emerging talent, connecting them to local communities and audiences through collaborative residencies with multiple artistic outcomes, commissioned artworks, as well as one-off presentations and performances. Combining an open call and a curatorial selection, the platform members will select a roster of artists to support each year.



M.A.P.S. – Mapping and Archiving Public Space


Nonument is an ongoing research and artistic project initiated by MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art from Ljubljana Slovenia, dedicated to archiving, mapping and studying the architectural heritage, monuments and public spaces of the 20th century. The Nonument Group, an international art collective, operates within the ambit of this platform. By staging artistic interventions, the collective calls attention to the importance of public spaces and the issues caused by nonsustainable management of architectural heritage. The Nonument website is part of the MAPS co-operation project. Six organisations have contributed to this database: CCEA (Prague), WH Media / Beamy Space (Vienna), Tačka Komunikacije (Belgrade), House of Humor and Satire (Gabrovo), ARTos Foundation (Nicosia) and MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art (Ljubljana). The project is co-financed by Creative Europe.



T.R.I.B.E. – Transitory Research Initiative in the Balkans and Eastern Europe

T.R.I.B.E. is a platform established to connect media-labs and artist-in-residency spaces in East Europe and the Balkans. All organizations involved are making the first steps to build AIR programs for production and research for experimental, digital and research art. The network encourages exchange between these places as well as production and touring of international transitory artworks.

All believe in building the infrastructure for artistic research, production and representation with the purpose to revitalize the either closed or just unfamiliar artistic scenes of the so called East.

With the planned strategy of targeted actions TRIBE aims to fulfill the following mission:

  1. to connect organisations in East Europe and the Balkans,
  2. to establish new AIR programs in the region and to improve existing ones,
  3. to conduct research on transitory art and produce new transitory artworks.

T.R.I.B.E. was built in partnership with CIANT (Prague), ARTos Foundation (Nicosia), BIS – Body Arts Association (Istanbul), Treći Beograd (Beograd) and In Situ Modern Art Foundation (Warszaw).




Artecitya. Envisioning the City of Tomorrow” (2014-2018) is a collaboration between 9 partners from around Europe. The project brings together artists, architects, town planners and citizens to re-create the cities we want to live in. The priority is to stimulate a vigorously innovative approach to the concept of urban life taking into account the sociological evolution and people’s needs.





ArtistTalk.eu started as a collaborative initiative by three contemporary art and new media centers from Eastern and central Europe (MoTA LjubljanaCIANT Prague and WRO Wroclaw) to establish a platform for networking, education and exchange between new media and experimental art organisations on a European level. With focus on the importance of education in new media and contemporary art practices, The ArtistTalk.eu platform gives artists and cultural workers the opportunity to disseminate their knowledge and ideas, increase their visibility and enhance understanding of contemporary and new media art.




ALIPI – Advancing Light-Driven Public Installations





GALA – Green Art Lab Alliance

gala is a mycelium-like network of art organisations contributing to environmental sustainability through their creative practice.

Planetary health has reached its tipping point. We established our international and decentralised alliance as a way to amplify the voices of artists and art organisations responding to the various social and environmental issues that are a result of this. We act as a ‘knowledge alliance’; strategically sharing resources, information and solidarity. Since 2012 we have grown with partners in Europe, Asia and Latin-America. Our alliance connects and empowers art centres, museums, residencies, art collectives, activists and grassroots initiatives that are strongly embedded  in their local communities. Though some are big and others small, what we have in common is that we all perceive the arts as a powerful resource for social and environmental justice. We are all committed to our co-written Manifesto and act according to our Objectives. We are a strategic alliance of mutual support.




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ALIPI – Advancing Light-driven Public Interactions


ALIPI project advances light-driven public interactions of audiences through activities including innovative artistic content creation, residencies for artists, expert and public workshops and conferences as well as results showcases at major European festivals.


Partners: Young Talents (CZ), Stichting GLOW (NL), Torunska Agenda Kulturalna (PL), MoTA (SI)




Artecitya is a Europe-wide project bringing together artists, architects, town planners and citizens to re-create the cities we want to live in. The priority is to stimulate a vigorously innovative approach to the concept of urban life, to study innovative financing measures and to promote means for raising awareness, informing and even training the public to take part in the transformation and improvement of their own districts and neighborhoods.


Partners: Apollonia European art exchanges (FR), ARTos Foundation (CY), Bellastock (FR), CIANT (CZ), KUNSTrePUBLIK (DE), Laznia (PL). MoTA (SI), Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki & ArtBOX (GR)

Green Art Lab Alliance

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The Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA) is a partnership between 19 European cultural organisations which aims to explore what environmental sustainability means for the visual arts and design. Together with designers, artists and scientists, the GALA partners investigate the challenges and opportunities that environmental sustainability implies for artists and art institutions. The overall aim is to share knowledge and raise awareness amongst artists, citizens and policy makers.


GALA co-organizers: Julie’s Bicycle, DutchCulture|TransArtists Desk, GlasgowLife, Jan van Eyck Academie, Swedish Exhibition Agency/Riksutstallningar, TippingPoint, Polinaria, Translocal Institute, On the Move, MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art, Creative Carbon Scotland



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