Tatjana Capuder Vidmar

Tatjana Capuder Vidmar

Ljubljana, EU, Slovenia

About Tatjana Capuder Vidmar

1987, graduated, diploma project: Natural History Museum and Biotechnical Center in Ljubljana.
1987, elected for a “Young Researcher” at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana.
1991, MA in architecture.
1991, obtained the formal state licence to practise as an architect.
1994, PhD in architecture.
1994, worked at the Urban Institute of Slovenia
1994, studied at the AA School of Architecture in London, postgraduate programme: Graduate Design, directors: Bahram Shirdel, Jeffrey Kipnis
1994, obtained the formal status Artist in Architecture (given by Ministry of Culture of Slovenia).
1995, worked in the office Marko Mušič architects, project: National and University Library in Ljubljana.
1995 – 2006 worked as an artist in architecture.

Since 2006 employed at the University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Landscape Architecture as an Assistant Professor

Memberships:
Since 1987 member of Architectural Association of Ljubljana.
From Aug 1994 – Jul 1995, since May 2013 member of the AA, London.
Since 1995 member of Slovene Architectural Chamber.

Bibliography

1. Works of Science
MA Work
Capuder, T., Reading of Genius Loci as an Implement in Urban and Landscape Design, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, 1990.

PhD Work
Capuder, T., Evaluation of Relationships between a Genius Loci and Built Interventions, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture. Ljubljana, 1993.

Scientific Monography:
Capuder Vidmar, T., Mesto in reka (Town and River), MOL and University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Ljubljana, 2013

2. Works of Art
Capuder, T., Invited Urban Design and Architectural Competition at the community level for the exterior site renovation of the Church Hill in Grosuplje, Slovenia,
1999, 1st prize
Capuder, T. Invited Urban Design and Architectural Competition at the community level for the Town Center of Šentjernej, Slovenia,
1997, 2nd prize (ex aequo)

Capuder, T., Architectural and Urban Design Competition at the state level for a Cemetery Chapel in Šentjernej, Yugoslavia,
1989. 1st prize
Capuder, T., Paškulin, P., Architectural and Urban Design Competition at the state level for the New Church in Lucija, Yugoslavia,
1991. 1st prize (ex aequo)
Capuder, T., Paškulin, P., Šuklje, I., Architectural and Urban Design Competition at the state level for the Casino in Nova Gorica, Yugoslavia,
1988. 3rd prize
Capuder, T., Urban Design and Architectural Competition at the state level for the Barjanska Road in Ljubljana,
1992. Awarded
Capuder, T., Paškulin, P., Šuklje - Erjavec I., Architectural and Urban Design Competition at the state level for the Elementary School in Mrzla dolina, Novo mesto, Slovenia,
1992. Awarded
Capuder, T., Paškulin, P., Stanič, I., (UI), Architectural and Urban Design Competition at the state level for the Mostec Neighbourhood in Ljubljana, Slovenia,
1995. Awarded
Capuder, T., Vidrgar, A., Sculptural and Architectural Competition at the state level for the General Maister Monument in Ljubljana, Slovenia,
1997. Awarded
Capuder, T., Podlogar, B., Urban Design and Architectural Competition at the state level for an Office Building and the Market Hall in Grosuplje. Ljubljana, Slovenia,
1998. Awarded
Capuder, T., Repše, R., Vahtar, M., Landscape Design and Architectural Competition at the state level for the District of the Koseze Pond in Ljubljana, Slovenia,
2000. Awarded
Capuder, T., Kučan, A., Javornik, L., Tepina, A., Urban Design Competition at the state level for a new neighbourhood (Celovška Partnership) in Ljubljana, Slovenia,
2011. Awarded

Education

1991, MA in architecture.
1991, obtained the formal state licence to practise as an architect.
1994, PhD in architecture.
1994, studied at the AA School of Architecture in London, postgraduate programme: Graduate Design, directors: Bahram Shirdel, Jeffrey Kipnis,

Events

critics about my art:
»Who saw the chisel that carves breath? «
Not the chisel that carves stone or wood. And not even the counterfeit statue of Hermione in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.

The chisel that carves breath, that carves life, may perhaps be the best parable for the essence of architecture. The essence of architecture as a ceremonial vessel, in which and whereupon we live our lives, represents both the lives of our predecessors and the lives of our descendants.

This time, Shakespeare’s miraculous chisel that carves life touches the plain paper that simultaneously in intuitive, spontaneous and carefully selected gestures comes to life, and fascinates us with a mysterious and inexplicable beauty of that pre-beginning, where conscience and subconscience coalesce.

With minimum cuts, creases, holes or protrusions, structures and textures come into being, and in them are hidden the origins and beginnings of a true world. Perhaps these are the images of those endless, inexplicable, and often fairytale-like landscapes, which are hidden within us.

The artist is transfering the mysterious landscapes suffused with alluring soft light into spaces of reality by using delicate conscious and subconscious touches. The fatality of the first two or three measures is meaningful both in architecture and in mathematical analyses, where is hidden and from which the whole mental structure grows in continuation, from draft to final detail.

And as Shakespeare’s chisel carves life, these models carve and extricate landscape images of life, landscapes in which are hidden and from which derive the concrete, actual, real images of our world realised with the assistance of human soul, feeling, experience, thought, will and effort.
Marko Mušič, architect, November 2011

Inspiring Landscapes
In a time when the eye has become the omnipotent sense, ministering to rapid, superficial and aggressive promotion and consumption, and with visual culture as the key tempter within consumer society, the artist is generally left with only two stances that do not yield to the superficial hyperproduction of images. The first has a critical function within the dominant visual discourse, using outwardly similar means, coupled with sharp analysis and precise insight, to both draw on commercial pop culture and to move beyond it.
The second response to the flood of "light" images is conditioned by a singular retreat from this visual and semantic chaos produced by virtual reality. In such a world, individuals may, at least to some extent, define the terms of their being, values and creativity. To do so, however, they must inspire their outward sight with an inner insight and inform vision with knowledge. It seems that the latter path, where quality rather than spectacle or the quantity of artistic production is essential, was chosen by Tatjana Capuder.
When I first set eyes on Tatjana's "miniature prints", I was moved by their purely abstract yet primally organic morphology. The bright luminosity of elegant curves, outlined with skilfully modulated contours of shades in all possible grades of greyish black, can immediately take the viewer from the dark, subdued tones of the present into a dream world of light, openness and beauty. There, fine and minuscule patterns and structures from nature, our eternal teacher that the global nomad no longer has time to notice, speak to us with the minimum intervention from the artist in their autonomous vocabulary, their pure artistic language. Once again, this shows that the motif itself is not the only yardstick of a piece of art; more important still is the way in which we view or grasp it – that is, the perspective we chose to view the world from.
We are addressed by minimalistic black-and-white yet also magical imaginary landscapes, which are evocative in their inspiration. . .
A. S. Ostan, architect, 2010

Exhibitions

Capuder, T., Starič, M., Project for Ca’Venier dei Leoni in Venice (Biennale di Venezia 1985) at the 20th Annual Young Artists’ Exhibition in Zagreb.
The Zagreb Art Pavilion. Zagreb, 1988.
Capuder, T., Starič, M., Project for Ca’Venier dei Leoni in Venice (International Architectural Biennale of Venice 1985) at the exhibition: Recent Architecture of Slovenia: Reality of a Vision.
Cultural and Congress Center Cankarjev dom. Ljubljana, 1995.
Capuder, T., Project for the Archeological Park Ajdovski gradec, Vranje at Sevnica. Exhibition, lecture and press conference, Sevnica castle. TV broadcasting (TVS I.), Newspaper review (Dnevnik).
Sevnica, 2000.
Capuder, T., counsellors: Kučan, A., Mušič, V.B., Project for Slovene Pavilion in Sarajevo, Gabriel Gallery, Kamerni teatar 55, Sarajevo.
Newspaper reviews (Dnevnik, Oslobočenje, Zora Cankarjeva).
Sarajevo, 1999.
Capuder, T., Ulčar, B., International workshop: Forming of the Domžale Town Center. Exhibition: Art Gallery Domžale.
Domžale, 1999.
Capuder, T., Exhibition Inspiring Landscapes, Gallery of Art Academy.
Sarajevo, 2011
Capuder, T., Exhibition Imprints of Nature – Impressioni della natura, Milko Bambič Gallery, Opicina/Opčine, Italy, 2011.
Newspaper review: Primorski dnevnik, 31. 3. 2011, TV spot RAI III, 16. 4 .2011.
Capuder, T., Exhibition Inspiring Landscapes (selection), Bookshop Tržaška knjigarna.
Trieste, Italy, 2011.
Newspaper review: Primorski dnevnik, 11. 5. 2011.
Capuder, T., Exhibition Landscapes (selection), International Society of Biourbanism,
Artena / Rome, Italy, July 2013
Capuder, T., Exhibition Spaces of Nature / Nature of Spaces, The Association of Ljubljana Fine Artists gallery,
Ljubljana, Slovenia, Feb. 2015
Capuder, T., Exhibition Quinta do Norte, ISCTE-IUL, University Institute of Lisbon, Norte crescente,
Sao Miguel/ Azores, Portugal, Oct 2015
Capuder, T., Exhibition Space Within Natural Structures, ISCTE-IUL, University Institute of Lisbon, DINAMIA'CET,
Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 2015