Lucija Šutej is an independent curator, currently preparing an exhibition for MGLC on Slovenian and Yugoslavian print production of the 70’s influenced by photography (the exhibition is scheduled for 2022 MGLC exhibition programme). She has also started a slow art platform, INFRA (https://infra-magazine.com) dedicated to cultural interchange.
Šutej was previously curator at MGLC – The International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, the latter is the organizer of one of the oldest biennials globally dedicated to printmaking and a member of IBA (International Biennial Association). Šutej along with fellow curator Gregor Dražil represented the staff of the institution at the Perennial Biennial; a festival co- organized by MGLC, Liverpool Biennial, Berlin Biennale and Bergen Assembly. At MGLC Šutej curated museum’s residency programme at dis-located unit Švicarija and worked on the annual exhibitions programme.
In 2020 Šutej curated a publication The New Normality/Die Neue Normalität for Austrian Cultural Forum London, University of the Arts London, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Austrian Ministry of Culture. The New Normality addresses artistic production and exhibition-making in the midst of global pandemic, examining what exactly is our new normality. Additionally, Šutej also curated exhibitions at the Lethaby Gallery, the Croatian Embassy in the United Kingdom, to name just a few.
With Gabriella Cardazzo she has authored the upcoming publication on Motovun Encounters, the untold story of the most influential Italian art gallery from the 1950s to the 1970s, Il Cavallino, and its ventures in the former Yugoslavia. Il Cavallino’s presence in Motovun opened the art exchange between artists such as Miroslav Šutej, Sanja Iveković, Dalibor Martinis, Dóra Maurer, Marina Abramović, Ulay, François Morellet. The launch and the distribution of the book have been temporarily postponed due to the global pandemic.