Polona Tratnik,
born in 1976 in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia,
holds PhD in philosophy and theory of visual culture, MA and BA in arts,
is Dean and full professor for philosophy and art at Alma Mater Europaea - Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis. She is the principal investigator of the research program Investigations of Cultural Formations.

She also teaches courses at the Faculty for Media and Communication at Singidunum University in Serbia, at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana, at the Faculty of Education of the University of Maribor and at the Faculty for Design of the University of Primorska. She used to be the Head of the Department for Cultural Studies at the Faculty for Humanities of the University of Primorska. In 2012 she was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar, as well as a Guest Professor at the University of California Santa Cruz. She was a Guest Professor also at the Capital Normal University Bejing (China), at the Faculty for Art and Design Helsinki TAIK (Finland), and at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico City). She is president of the Slovenian Society of Aesthetics (since 2011) and an Executive Committee Member of the International Association of Aesthetics. She has authored eight monographs as single author, including Art in Contemporaneity (Belgrade: Orion, 2018), Conquest of Body. Biopower with Biotechnology (Springer, 2017), Hacer-vivir más allá del cuerpo y del medio (Mexico City: Herder, 2013), Art as Intervention (Ljubljana: Sophia, 2017), The End of Art. Genealogy of Modern Discourse: from Hegel to Danto (Annales, 2009), In Vitro. The Living Beyond Body and Art (Horizonti, 2011), Transart. Culture and Art in Global Conditions (Pedagoški inštitut, 2011), Introduction to Media Art (Inštitut Nove Revije 2017), and the the editor of Art: Resistance, Subversion, Madness and coeditor of Spaces of Art.
Polona Tratnik is a pioneer bio artist exhibiting worldwide at shows such as Ars Electronica festival and BEAP festival in Perth, a curator and director Break 2.3 multimedia festival New Species.

Research fields: philosophy of art, culture, media, and science.
Interests: art & science, tactical media, art & politics, biopolitics, biotechnology (particularly regenerative medicine), the concept of life, the politics of folk tales.

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