Prof. Uršula Berlot Pompe


2010: Doctorate, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana

2002: Master of Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana

2000: DNSAP – diploma École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

1998: Diploma – academic painter, Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana

1992 – 1994: study of philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana


Work experiences:

2009 – present: teaches at the Department of Theoretical Sciences UL ALUO

2006 – 2010: Lecturer at the College of Design, Ljubljana

2003 – 2006: Lecturer at the Callegari Institute, Italian School of Design, Ljubljana


Memberships and collaborations:

2012–: member of the editorial board of the Journal for the Critique of Science, Imagination, and the New Anthropology

2016–: member of the editorial board of the journal Art Words

2010–: member of the Society for Aesthetics in Ljubljana

1999–: member of the Slovenian Association of Fine Arts Societies (ZDSLU)


Awards and recognitions:

2021: Recognition of Rihard Jakopič, ZDSLU, Ljubljana

2020: International Award ‘Featured Artist’, ADA – Archive of Digital Arts, Austria

2006: Award – Schering Stiftung, residency at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien 2007, Berlin

2005: Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, New York

2004: Henkel Art Award, KulturKontakt Austria, Vienna




In her artwork, Uršula Berlot Pompe deals with the intersections of art, science and philosophy. She explores relationships between the real and the virtual, between direct and technologically mediated perceptual experiences of reality, often using technologically advanced optical research tools (radiology, microscopy). In experimental and research-oriented artistic practice, she intertwines various media and genres, and explores the forms of mental spaces in video works, light-kinetic installations or drawings, the question of simulated nature and the relationship between mind, body and technological media.

International exhibitions include exhibitions at museums such as Today Art Museum in Beijing, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, BA-CA Kunstforum Tresor in Vienna, Living Art Museum in Reykjavik, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. She has also exhibited in national exhibitions such as Moderna galerija, UGM Maribor, Centre of Contemporary Arts Celje, Loža Gallery, Nova Gorica City Gallery, Koroška Gallery of Fine Arts, Equrna Gallery, Škuc Gallery).


Selection of international exhibitions:

2021 ‘Triennial of Central European Culture and Art: The Universal ‘, Olomouc Museum of Art, Olomouc, Czech Republic (next)

2019 ‘Endemic vs. Global’, C3 Science Complexity Centre, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

2018 ‘Extra/Ordinary’ Plug-in New Media Art – Contemporary Istanbul, IKM Istanbul Congress Centre, Istanbul

2016 ‘Flat and Distant – China and Slovenia Contemporary Art’, Today Art Museum, Beijing

2013 ‘Museo Illuminato’, Museo Revoltella, Trieste, Italy

2012 ‘Scatole sonore/Sound Boxes, Palinsesti 2012’, Palazzo Altan, San Vito al Tagliamento,


2009 ‘Biennale Quadrilaterale 3: Media Art – Angles and Intersections’, Museum of Modern and

Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia

2009 ‘SCI-ART’, Enrico Astuni Gallery, Bologna, Italy

2008 ‘Glow: Forum of Light in Art and Architecture ‘, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2008 ‘Transmediale 08: Conspire ‘, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2007 ‘Pulse / Intersections’, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (solo)

2006 ‘Art’Fab: L’art/ la femme/ L’Europe’, La Citadelle, Saint-Tropez, France

2006 ‘Our House is the House That Moves’, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2001 ‘Sakaide Art Grand Prix 2001’, Sakaide Civic Art Museum, Sakaide, Japan


Selection of national exhibitions:

2020 ‘Bodyfraction’, City Gallery Nova Gorica (solo)

2019 ‘New Window. Duplicate Extension’ by Urs Bold, Equrna Gallery, Ljubljana (duo)

2019 ‘SELFIE / sh / me – self-portraits’, Piran City Gallery

2017 ‘Polymorphic Imprint’, UGM studio, Maribor (solo)

2017 ‘Epilogue – Space, Body and Media in Transition’, Dvorec Novo Celje near Žalec

2016 ‘The Earth is Flat – Contemporary Slovenian and Chinese Art’, Art Gallery

Maribor (UGM), Maribor

2015 ‘Pixxelpoint 2015: Subject – 16th International Festival of Media Arts’, City Gallery Nova Gorica

2014 ‘La magia dell’arte; I protagonisti dell’arte Slovena contemporanea 1968 – 2013’, Villa

Manin, Passariano di Codroipo

2012 ‘Almost Spring – 100 Years of Slovenian Art’, UGM, Maribor

2012 ‘Vanitas’, Equrna Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia (solo)

2012 ‘Bodyscope’, Kibla – multimedia centre, Maribor (solo)

2011 ‘Contemporary Art from Slovenia’, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main

2010 ‘Drawing in Slovenia II. 1940 – 2009 ‘, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

2008 ‘Transience’, Božidar Jakac Gallery, Kostanjevica na Krki (solo)

2008 ‘Poetics’, Carinthian Gallery Slovenj Gradec

2005 ‘Slovenian Art 1995-2005: Territories, Identities, Networks’, Modern Gallery,


2005 ‘Towards Zero Gravity’, Modern Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia. http: //

2002 ‘Reflection’, Small Gallery – Modern Gallery, Ljubljana (solo)



She is the author of a monograph on Duchamp and also articles on the field of art theory which thematically address issues of perception and representation of space in fine arts, technology and neuroaesthetics, and concepts of traditional aesthetics such as representation, simulation and mimesis.


  • Berlot Pompe, Uršula. Complexity and Technological Biomorphism in Contemporary Abstract Painting. Proceedings for Tomaž Brejec: Special edition of the Proceedings of Art History, Ljubljana: Slovenian Art History Society, 2020
  • Berlot Pompe, Uršula. Pictorial Abstractions: Visualising Space in the Eras of Modernism and Information, AR / Architecture Research I / 2018 “Correspondences”. Ljubljana: Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, 2018
  • Berlot Pompe, Uršula. Space and the Spectator: Embodied Perception in the Art of Installation. Journal of Critique of Science, Imagination and New Anthropology XLVI / 274: 27-54. Ljubljana: Institute Journal of the Critique of Science, 2018
  • Berlot Pompe, Uršula. Intuition in Contemporary Art. Art Words, 106. Ljubljana: ZDSLU, 2017
  • Berlot Pompe, Uršula. Neuroart, Neuroaesthetics and the Question of Consciousness. ČKZ, XLIV / 265. Ljubljana: Institute Journal of the Critique of Science, 2016
  • Berlot Pompe, Uršula. Minimal Difference and Modern Mimesis. Art Words, 103. Ljubljana: ZDSLU, 2016
  • Berlot Pompe, Uršula. Space and Light in 20th Century Art Installations. Gaps (Praznine) 08/2015. Ljubljana: Praznine Art Education Association, 2015
  • Berlot Pompe, Uršula. Duchamp in Mimesis. Ljubljana: Research Institute of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, 2011
  • Berlot, Ursula. Duchamp and the Notion of Optical Tactility. Art, Emotion and Value. 5th Mediterranean Congress of Aesthetics. University of Murcia, 2011
  • Berlot, Ursula. Biomimesis and Contemporary Art. Journal of Critique of Science, Imagination and Anthropology, vol. XXXIX, 2011, no. 244. Ljubljana: Študentska založba, 2011




Doctoral thesis mentoring

GOLOB, Urška. The Influence of Digital Media on the Creative Process in Fine Arts: doctoral dissertation. Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, 2018


Mentoring of theoretical work in master’s theses

LEKŠE, Lene. Strategies and Expectations, ALUO, 2021

ERJAVEC, Nika. Sensory Perceptions at the Intersection of Art and Science, ALUO, 2021

ŠVET, Teodora. Layers of Reality, ALUO, 2021

MILOVANOVIC, Danilo. Artivism – Engaged Urban Art in the Public Space, ALUO, 2020

ZORZUT, Neja. Amorphous Object Fusion; Alohton, ALUO, 2020

PREZELJ, Tim. The Microscope as a Bridge Between Science and Art, ALUO, 2020

HOZJAN, Veronika. Neurological Foundations of Perception and Artistic Creation; Look at Me!, ALUO, 2020

KOSI, Janja. Everyday Life of Heterotopic Space, ALUO, 2020

KOCMUR, Tatjana. Body Installation – Between Performance and Object, ALUO, 2020

PREK, Urša. Movement in the Diversity of Time and Space, ALUO, 2020

VUČKO, Teja. The Outpouring of Presence into the Eternal and (Internalised) Spaces of the Landscape; Beyond, ALUO, 2019

DRVARIČ, Živa. Expansion of the Circle; (Un) happiness, ALUO, 2018

GRUDNIK, Jasmina. Time Capture; Model of my Life, ALUO, 2018

PORI, Zala. Art as an Intuitive Practice; Transparency and Abstract Field, ALUO, 2018

RESNIK, Mira. The Influences of the Formal and Conceptual Expansions of the Painting Space in the 1960s on Contemporary Art; My Works in Space and Time, ALUO, 2018

KLEVA IVANČIĆ, Rok. Illustration Portfolio – from Concept to Edition, ALUO, 2016


Co-mentorship in master’s theses

PREZELJ, Tim. The Microscope as a Bridge Between Science and Art, Biotechnical Faculty, 2020

BELTRAN, Jana. Spaces of Colour and Light, ALUO, 2016


Mentoring in diploma theses

AREH, Marko. Indoor and Outdoor LED Lights, Faculty of Design, 2011

JORDEVA, Marija. Uniqueness of Colour Effect: Subjective Influence of Colours in Interior Design, VŠD, 2010


Co-mentorship in diploma theses

MIHEVC, Matej. Neural Networks and the Future of Cultural Production, ALUO, 2021

KUCLER, David. It is Easier to Imagine the End of the World, ALUO, 2021

KOBAL, Pia. Taxonomy of the Visual, ALUO, 2021

PRISLAN, Katarina. Modern Man Seeks ALUO, 2021

KLINAR, Ema. Paradox Portrait, ALUO, 2021

BOJANIĆ, Maja. From Home, with Regards, ALUO, 2020

TOVORNIK, Nina. Everything is Worth Failing, ALUO, 2020

BAUMAN, Inja. Light Tolerance and Nature Conservation Ethics in Painting, ALUO, 2019

LEKŠE, Lene. Mountain, ALUO, 2018

KOCMUR, Tatiana. Body Image in my Practice, ALUO, 2015

OBLAK, Jerca. The Role of Drawing in Contemporary Art and my Practice, ALUO, 2014

MEGLIČ, Maruša. The Confessional Art of Louise Bourgeois. Discovering Aspects of Women through Art, ALUO, 2012

KUMAR, Voranc. Projection and Space of Difference, ALUO, 2012

HRUP, Anamari. Synthesis Between the Subject and the Abstract in the Pictorial Field through the Analysis of One’s Own Work and the Work of Selected Authors, ALUO, 2012