Polona Tratnik,
born in 1976 in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia,
holds PhD in philosophy and theory of visual culture, MA and BA in arts,
and is a Research Associate and Associate Professor for philosophy of culture.
She holds courses at the University of Maribor and the Faculty for Design, associated member of the University of Primorska.
She is Associate Professor for theory of art and media at Singidunum University, Faculty for Media and Communication.
She was Head of the Department for Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska, and research associate at Science and Research Centre,
In 2012 she was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar and a Guest Professor at University of California Santa Cruz.
She was a Guest Professor also in Bejing (Capital Normal University), Helsinki (University of Art and Design Helsinki Taik) and Mexico city (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
She is a single author of 5 monographs: In Vitro. The Living Beyond Body and Art, Transart. Culture and Art in Global Conditions, The End of Art. Genealogy of Modern Discourse: from Hegel to Danto, Hacer-vivir más allá del cuerpo y del medio and Conquest of Body (fothcoming). She edited Art: Resistance, Subversion, Madness and co-edited Spaces/Places of Art.
Since 2010 she is a member of the research group Arte+Ciencia  at the Faculdad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
She lectured at universities including University for Science and Technology of China, University of Greenwich, University of California Santa Barbara, Marquette University, Kunstochschüle für Medien Köln, Universidad de Guanajuato, Centro Multimedia National de las Artes, and elsewhere.
She is a pioneer Bio Artist, curator and organizer of cultural events (art director of Break 2.3 multimedia festival New Species), art and film critic, editor etc.
Research fields: philosophy of art, culture, media, and science.
Interests: art & science, tactical media, art & politics, biopolitics, biotechnology (particularly regenerative medicine), and the concept of life.
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