The Slovenian architect and artist Marjetica Potrč is internationally recognized for her research projects, which she often refers to as "case studies", and which are situated at the crossroads of activism, urbanism, and anthropology. She is interested in exploring the foundations of human life and the need to be protected and surrounded by others. By acting in different geopolitical contexts, Marjetica Potrč encourages local community participation and promotes local knowledge.
She is based in Lubiana. Her work has been presented in various expositions throughout Europe and the Americas, at the Sao Paulo biennale in Brazil (1996 and 2006), the Biennale de Venezia (2003 and 2009), the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands (2008) and at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago (2009). She has also presented solo projects at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2001), the Max Protetch Gallery in New York (2002, 2005 and 2008), the Nordenhake Gallery in Berlin and Stockholm (2003, 2007 and 2010), MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts (2004), the Portikus Gallery in Frankfurt (2006) as well as at The Curve at the Barbican in London (2007). She has created a number of in situ projects, among them “Dry Toilet” (Caracas, 2003), “Power From Nature” (Barefoot College in India and the Catherine Ferguson Academy in Detroit, 2005) and “The Cook, the Farmer, his Wife and their Neighbour” (Amsterdam, 2009). Marjetica Potrč has also received numerous awards and recognition for her work and projects, most notably the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant (in 1993 and 1999), the Hugo Boss prize in 2002, awarded by the Guggenheim Museum, a fellowship with the Caracas Case Project funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Caracas Think Tank in Venezuela (2002) and the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics Fellowship at The New School of New York (2007).

An article about Marjetica Potrč's work were recently published in Newsweek as well as a gallery of her recent works, on the website