SAŠA SPAČAL (1978) is a media artist with background in humanities, currently working at the intersection of living systems research and media art. The focus of her work is the posthuman environment where human beings exist and act as one of the elements in the ecosystem and not as sovereigns. It’s about abandoning the Cartesian system and accepting the fact that technology not only expanded from hardware to software but also to wetware and consequently hybrid phenomena of mechanical, digital and organic logic. She is also the co-founder of ČIPke, the Initiative for women with a sense for technology, science and art (RAMPA Lab / Zavod Kersnikova) and programme director together with Ida Hiršenfelder. Her works have been presented at various exhibitions and venues, including Device_art 5.016 – Canada, Ars Electronica CyberArts Exhibition 2015, Austria; Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Serbia; ThingWorld – Triennial of New Media Art 2014, China; Cynetart 2014, Germany; Soft Control: Tomorrow Festival, Serbia; Sonica, Slovenia; Močvara Gallery, Croatia; Kiblix 2014, Slovenia; Kapelica Gallery, Slovenia; Gallery of Contemporary Arts Celje, Slovenia; MFRU – Kiblix 2013 – Maribor, Slovenia; Enter 6: Biopolis – Czech Republic; Device_art 4.013 – Czech Republic; Device_art 4.012. – Croatia.
For the work Myconnect, Saša Spačal, Mirjan Švagelj and Anil Podgornik received Honorary Mention at the Ars Electronica Prix 2015.