b. 1974 in Yugoslavia
graduated from Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. His practice is generally concerned with theories of disposal, with the use and reuse of cheap technologies, waste materials and their recycling. Sedlaek's art works can be defined as friendly strategies of resistance. Rather than using typical political or ideological means of intervention, he prefers to gently remind his audience of the over-commercialised world in which they live. He suggests that by applying do-it-yourself strategies and participating in open source and common goods, we can create a more inclusive environment for the growing number of people who feel excluded, disposed or simply unsatisfied with the mainstream. Ultimately, Sedlaek's works show us that we do not have to participate in traditional systems of society and that instruction manuals are merely guides and not testament; instead he proposes that individuals and groups have the potential to develop their own strategies and make small-scale changes that can affect others and the context in which we live.
Sašo SEDLAČEK recent exhibitions include those at the Museum of Modern Art, 2006; Kapelica Gallery, 2007 and Mala Gallery, 2008 all in Ljubljana; Künstlerhaus Graz, Austria, 2007; MAC/VAL | Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, in Vitry-sur-Seine, France, 2007.