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TESLA Award 2018 Winners: BridA & Marco Barotti

24.08.2018 - ArtbatFest

TESLA Award winners are BridA/Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica & Marco Barotti! TESLA Award 2018 jury, Martin Bricelj Baraga (MoTA, Ljubljana), Simon Jacquemin (Bellastock, Paris), Olga Veselova (Artbat Festival, Almaty) and Olof van Winden...

Sonica x Pritličje: CATNAPP

16.08.2018 - Pritlicje

SONICA Festival’s tenth anniversary edition pre-event at Pritličje! SELEKCIJA #5: CATNAPP Catnapp combines R&B, rap, breakbeat, pop, drum and bass and other genres resulting in an intense and sometimes nostalgic atmosphere with fat beats. Songs...

June In Ljubljana: Visionist & Pedro Maia / Nina Hudej

14.06.2018 - Kongresnitrg

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TESLA Award 2018 Open Call: Water Stream

20.06.2018 - Almaty

TESLA AWARD: WATER STREAM International call for applications DEADLINE: 20 JUNE 2018 APPLY NOW! ___ WHAT IS TESLA AWARD? In its second year, TESLA Award opens up for international artists and creators from different...

Nonument! Symposium | 21&22 February 2018

21.02.2018 - MestnimuzejLjubljana

Nonument: Mapping and Archiving Public Space is a two day symposium addressing questions of public space in Eastern and Central Europe, as well as the US and the Middle East. Non-transparent approaches to space and...

Sonica Series XXI: Lawrence English

Over the past ten years, Australian Lawrence English, musician, writer, publisher and curator, has become one of the leading international names in field recordings and electroacoustic and ambient music. He’s distinguished by an exceptional sensibility...

ModularRelations Conference & SONICA Berlin Showcase

28.10.2017 - ZKU-ZentrumfrKulturundUrbanistik

Relations of Matter, Light, Space and Sound – Modular Relations is joining an exhibition, a symposium, workshops, performances and an audiovisual night program. Three organisations: ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, MOTA – Museum...

Open call for papers: In search of hidden identities

10.11.2017 - MestniMuzej

Nonument In Search of Hidden Identities Symposium City Museum Ljubljana February 2018   Call for papers Changes in the political and social structures of the 20th century have inherently shaped the way built environments of...

SONICA Festival 2017: SCAPES

25.09.2017 - razlicnelokacije

SONICA Festival 2017: SCAPES 25 – 30 September 2017

Sonica Festival | 25-30 September 2017

25.09.2017 - Ljubljana

The 9th edition of Ljubljana’s Sonica festival brings a week of concerts, audiovisual performances, artist talks and walks through natures of various kinds. The festival exhibition evolves around the theme Scapes meaning spaces of escape,...

Jozef van Wissem’s “5th Column” in the Arcade Gallery

04.07.2017 - ArcadeGallery

Arcade Gallery, opened by MoTA this April, brings a new open-air sound gallery to Ljubljana. Located at the Ljubljana’s Central Market in the first arcade between the fish market and the first loge, the gallery...

Moonolith at the Constellations de Metz festival

30.06.2017 - CourPaveruedelaPrincerieMetz

The interactive installation by Martin Bricelj Baraga, Moonolith is part of the Constellations de Metz festival in France until 16 September 2017. Moonolith is an interactive monument for public spaces. It reflects the Moon and...



The 2017 TESLA Award winners are PLATEAURESIDUE, a Slovenian artistic duo of Aljaž Celarc and Eva Pavlič Seifert. PLATEAURESIDUE will present their new project Ex Topia at the City Museum of Ljubljana in November. Congratulations!...

Radical Ear 02: Lawrence English

07.08.2017 - MoTALab

The Radical Ear! project aims to create sound installations/archives and maps through a series of workshops where participants get the necessary expertise from the fields of field recording, sound documentation, manipulation of field recordings and...

2017 TESLA Award Nominees


We are announcing the nominees for TESLA Award 2017! The jury (Martin Bricelj Baraga, Aleksandra Kostič, Miha Colner and Florian Weigl) had selected ​3 artists and 2 artist tandems to the top selection. ​TESLA award...

Radical Ear 01: Stories of Monuments

18.08.2017 - MoTALab

New dates for the Radical Ear 01 workshop! At the Radical Ear 01 workshop Stories of Monuments, the creators of Zvučna mapa Beograda (Belgrade Sound Map) will present the basics of collecting stories in the...

TESLA Award: Open Call


Win 3000€, a 6-8 weeks residency, production & presentation of a new artwork and more! TESLA Award is the first competition in Slovenia focusing on new and progressive art forms, what we call transdisciplinary or...

Sonica Series XX: Roly Porter

15.06.2017 - CongressSquareLjubljana

​At the traditional series of June stage on Congress Square in Ljubljana we have seen duo Plaid, Wave Syria, Clark, Fennesz, Sculpture, Stellar Om Source, Random Logic, Bowrain, Niplodok, Izland and others. We have moved...

Sonica Series XIX: Oren Ambarchi

16.05.2017 - KinoSiska

Kino Šiška in MoTA – Muzej tranzitornih umetnosti predstavljata: SERIJA SONICA XIX: OREN AMBARCHI Kino Šiška, Komuna Torek, 16. maj 2017 ob 21h Vstopnina: 8 eur predprodaja / 10 eur na dan dogodka Odkar je...

Arcade Gallery – Opening!

11.04.2017 - LjubljanskaTrznica

ARCADE GALLERY – a new sound gallery in Ljubljana’s city center – OPENING! Masayoshi Fujita: Afterglow Plečnik’s arcades at the Ljubljana market Every day from 5 to 10 pm Opening : 11 April at 7...

Moonolith at the Ljubljana Castle


On the first day of spring, MOONOLITH will land at Ljubljana Castle! MOONOLITH is an interactive monument for public spaces. It reflects the moon and the constellations of stars on its surface. Dedicated to urban...

NINE at Kinetica Art Fair


BARAGA: NEUNUNDNEUNZIG (99) – NINE The large-scale sonic installation / immersive environment NEUNUNDNEUNZIG (99) by Martin Bricelj Baraga in collaboration with Olaf Bender premiered at the ICAS Festival at Festspielhaus Hellerau in Dresden and was...

(Slovenščina) Čajni obredi ob razstavi Čaj za pet

17.01.2017 - Zifebrlat

Neja Tomšič bo v Ziferblatu med 17.  in 20. decembrom vsak dan ob 17:00 izvedla pet čajnih obredov, na katerih bo predstavila keramične čajne sete, ki prikazujejo zgodovino trgovine z opijem in čajem. Obredi bodo...

(Slovenščina) Neja Tomšič: Opijske ladje

20.12.2016 - UlicnaGalerija

Neja Tomšič bo v sklopu razstavnega cikla Mimogrede mimoidočim na Vegovi ulici predstavila risbe iz projekta Čaj za pet, Opijske ladje, v katerem raziskuje trgovino z opijem in čajem v drugi polovici 18. in v...

SONICA x Spazio Aereo

16.12.2016 - SpazioAereo

Do you remember the SONICA excursion to Stiria in 2013? It was great, therefore we will repeat it. Mark the obligatory December fest in the partner club Spazio Aereo and attend the pre-Christmas edition of...

Digital Dish: Staš Vrenko: Connective

10.10.2016 - MoTALab

(Slovenščina) Na zadnji dan postavitve vas vljudno vabimo na krajši uvod v svet modularnih sintetizatorjev in praktično predstavitev interaktivne postavitve Veznik Staša Vrenka.

Sonica x Digital Dish: Yuri Landman

07.10.2016 - MoTALab

We’re announcing a last minute presentation / workshop by the last year’s Sonica and Ljudmila artist in residence Yuri Landman. During his resiadency, he not only led three workshops (we built Malevich’s strings, the Hacked...

Tim Hecker: Love Streams & Christian Kroupa

27.09.2016 - KinoSiska

Tim Hecker returns to SONICA within his Love Streams tour! Christian Kroupa will open the night with a preview of his upcoming release at ASONIC.

SONICA pre-event: Takami Nakamoto & Sebastien Benoits: REFLECTIONS

10.09.2016 - KrizevniskaCerkev

A parisian duo that embraces the idea of Bauhaus of the future. Highly innovative work with sound / light / structures brings a powerful electrified performance to the scenic Krizevniska church!

Fennesz + Giuseppe la Spada / Bowrain / Sculpture

17.06.2016 - KinoSiska

Kino Šiška and SONICA present a summery audio-visual triplet: BOWRAIN presenting his unique blend of minimalist jazz electronica together with Mario Babojelić and Robert Nitschke. FENNESZ – a poetic master of ambient electronica and guitar...

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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 and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.