Polonca Lovšin is an architect and artist. She has degrees in Architecture (1996) and Fine Art (2001) as well as a postgraduate qualification in Fine Art (2005), all from the University of Ljubljana. In 2015, she gained a Doctorate in Visual Arts from the Bauhaus University, Weimar. Her work addresses the concept of self-organisation and the search for alternative ways of living and working in the light of climate change. She uses methds of artistic research, suggest do it yourself principles and strives for collaboration and participation. She is a co-founder of KUD Obrat (together with Stefan Doepner, Urška Jurman and Apolonija Šušteršič) a culture and art association whose activities include “Beyond the Construction Site”, an ongoing long-term participatory project in Ljubljana that started in 2010.
She has participated in art residency programmes run by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia in Berlin (2006) and London (2016), and has also been artist-in-residence at the Wysing Art Centre in Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (2009) and ArtsLink in New York/San Francisco, USA (2006). She won the Liberal Academy Golden Bird Award in 2010 and the Rihard Jakopič Prize in 2018.