Iris Pokovec (1992) is a visual artist based in Ljubljana. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, where she received her master’s degree in 2017 with her thesis Likeability and Buyability. Her practice is primarily based on classic painting and print-based media, with which she explores the communication tools of contemporary consumerism. In content, she deals especially with the relations between present-day consumer plastics, 21st-century marketing slogans and contemporary pop nihilism. She leads a more commercial and entertaining part of her production through her art brand Menažerija.
Predstavila se je na samostojnih razstavah Are We Happy Yet, Is It Done? (Night Window Display Gallery Pešak, Ljubljana, 2022), Angels & Disounts (Aksioma, Ljubljana, 2021), 37 dni božiča (MGLC, Ljubljana, 2020), Všečno in Kupljivo (Gallery, Ljubljana, 2018), Sigmund Freud Collection Premiere (Zigutamve Project Space, Dunaj (AT), 2018) in izvedla več samostojnih projektov: Novoletne zaobljube 2019, for which she was awarded a work grant from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and as part of which she also conducted the survey How to Make Art Likeable and Buyable: The Research (2019), ki jo je z How to Make Art Likeable and Buyable, The Research (2019) ponovila tudi v Angliji na umetniški rezidenci Ministrstva za kulturo RS v Londonu. Sodelovala in razstavljala je na več skupinskih projektih in razstavah doma in v tujini: Novi trg (Ljubljana, 2021), Gallery.Delivery: Live Love Laugh (Ljubljana, 2021), Waardeloos (PERIOD gallery space, Haarlem (NL), 2019), A Percentage for Art (Buy Art Campaign, 2018), Made in China: Authentic Slovenian Art in Belgium (WARP, Sint-Niklaas (BE), 2018), Made in China: Goods and Services (Spike Berlin, Berlin (DE), 2018).