Sasa Nemec

Years as member: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023



Saša Nemec on valmistunut Ljubljanan Teksnisluonnontieteelisestä tiedekunnasta Sloveniasta, hän on aikaisemmin suorittanut osan opiskelustaan Tekstiili ja vaatesuunnittelun linjalla Winchesterin taidekoulussa Englannissa.


Viime vuosina hän on toiminut vapaaehtoisena Vaatevallankumouksessa sekä järjestänyt säännöllisesti vaatteiden korjaamiseen keskittyviä Repair-a-thon tapahtumia joiden tarkoitus on tuoda yhteen ihmisiä ja kertoa vastuullisesta kuluttamisesta. Osallistujia kannustetaan osallistumaan yhteisölliseen toimintaan ja tuomaan omat vaatteet korjattaviksi, muokattaviksi tai kierrätettäviksi.



Saša Nemec was born in Nova Gorica, Slovenia in 1986. She received her MSc in Fashion and Textile Design from the University of Ljubljana in 2015. Nemec has exhibited and performed in Slovenia and abroad, especially in Finland where she has been residing for the past four years.


Her practice spans between exploration of new technologies and the use of age-old techniques. From mending a loose button to creating garments with 3D scanning technology. Her graduation research and fashion collection were presented in the eponymous first solo exhibition titled ‘Untitled’ at the Tir gallery in Nova Gorica (2013). Later on, she continued her textile-based research through the Repair-a-thon project, a repeating event held internationally of which the purpose is to inform and engage the community about responsible consumption and repairing. The event has been presented, amongst others, at the Pixelache Helsinki Festival (2017), Helsinki Design Museo (2018), The Fashion Colloquium in Arnhem (2018) and will be presented as a larger installation at this year’s BIO26 design biennial in Ljubljana. The artist continued the research as part of the Collective Intelligence working group, with the work Threading Gibellina, presented at the Orestiadi Foundation, Gibellina as part of the Manifesta12 Collateral Events and at the Il Traffico project, part of the Manifesta12 5x5x5 events (2018).


On the other hand, her project Inside/Outside, which addresses our inability to transfer our conscience into the digital world, was presented at the Triennial of Young Artists - Premiera 2018 at the Centre for Contemporary Arts Celje and at this year’s Speculum Artium media festival in Trbovlje, Slovenia.


Today, Nemec works and lives between Helsinki, Finland and her hometown Nova Gorica, Slovenia.

Latest posts by Sasa Nemec:

17 May 2023 12:50
Pixelache Festival warmly welcomes you to Puristamo - Cable Factory and Pannu Hall - Tanssin Talo, Helsinki, 8–17 June 2023. Pixelache Festival will explore the idea of glitch as a possible tactic for resisting oppressive social systems. How can we disrupt the code? The festival will examine...
19 February 2021 11:33
Is with great pride that Pixelache Helsinki is officially welcoming Laura Gustafsson as the co-director of the Pixelache Helsinki 2021 Festival! She will directthe next festival with Pixelache board member Andrew Gryf Paterson. Laura Gustafsson (1983) is a Finnish author who also works in the...
24 April 2020 10:49
Pixelache Festival 2021 Open Call Pixelache Helsinki is a Transdisciplinary Platform for Emerging Art, Design, Research and Activism, organised by the non-profit association Piknik Frequency ry. It consists of an annual festival in Helsinki, as well as participatory art-science and technology...
03 October 2018 20:26
A common Thursday evening, @Kuusi Palaa A room filled with random people, all sit around a table, some soldering, others sewing trying to repair a set of boots that were supposed to be from leather… which was far from the truth. A disassembled bike in the far corner and three lads, each holding...
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