igor | intima


Selected Works

↝ to find the art, you multiply the time by the square of the force

Igor Štromajer, a non-amateur level para-artist – “le Pavarotti du HTML” – researches tactical a=tF², intimate guerrilla, and traumatic low-tech communication strategies. He has shown his work at more than two hundred fifty exhibitions in more than sixty countries (transmediale, ISEAEMAF, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica Futurelab, V2_, IMPAKT, CYNETARTManifesta, FILE, Stuttgarter FilmwinterHamburg Kunsthalle, ARCO, MicrowaveBanff Centre, Les Rencontres Internationales, The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale and in numerous other galleries and museums worldwide) and received a number of awards (in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dresden, Belfort, Madrid, Maribor, Podgorica, etc.).

His net art works form part of the permanent collections of the prestigious art institutions, among them Le Centre national d’art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, France; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Computerfinearts – net and media art collection, New York, USA; Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia. As a guest artist he lectures at universities and contemporary art institutes.

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Selected Awards


Honorable Mention at Transnumeriques Awards @ ARTour biennale 2015; for the GIF/project zero0/tolerance, 30 September 2015 [exhibition]


B3 Moving Image Biennial / Biennale des bewegten Bildes; 30 October – 3 November 2013, Frankfurt, Germany / 2nd winner: Instagram video Love Without Mercy / Liebe ohne Gnade by Igor Štromajer; category Expanded Narration / Ultrashort; B3 Ultrashot Jury: Frédéric Boyer (Artistic Director of the Tribeca Film Festival, New York), Eva Paulitsch and Uta Weyrich (Artists), Bernd Kracke (Professor for Electronic Media, President of the Hochschule für Gestaltung – HfG / University of Art and Design Offenbach, Head of the B3 Biennale).


Rhizome.org 2006-2007 Commissions / project: Oppera Internettikka – Protection et Sécurité by Annie Abrahams & Igor Štromajer (jurors: Lauren Cornell, Regine Debatty, Olia Lialina, Eduardo Navas, Marisa S. Olson); Rhizome.org, NYC, New York, USA.


Glazer Roll / Glazerjeva listina – award by the City of Maribor, Slovenia, March 2003; for Štromajer‘s work in the last two years.


ARCO El Mundo – Unedisa El Mundo net art; ARCO – International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain, February 2001 * El Mundo Award to the best Net-Art Work for the project what was he thinking about? berlin? praha? ljubljana? skopje?  (jury: Christine van Assche, Chief Curator, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; José Jiménez, Aesthetics Professor, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid; Benjamin Weil, Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), with La Agencia (Vicente Matallana).

1st prize at the Media Forum (CyberMovie – Festival of Internet art projects associated with new forms of screen shows on the web) in the frame of XXIII Moscow International Film Festival, June 2001, for the work Ballettikka Internettikka | Part One – net.ballet by Igor Štromajer & Brane Zorman (jury: Kathy Rae Huffman – USA/UK, Eric Kluitenberg – The Netherlands, Rasa Smite & Raitis Smits – Latvia, Andrey Velikanov, Roman Leibov).


Award [FF 50.000] for the intimate net art project Mobile Trilogy at Interferences / Les nuits savoureuses – 2eme Festival International d’Arts Multimedia Urbains; Belfort, France, December 2000.


1st prize for the intimate net art project zvrst.3 at Trash ART, 1999.

Award [DM 5.000] at the COMTECart 99 / CYNET festival, Dresden, Germany, 1999 – for the b.ALT.ica net art project.


3rd prize [DM 3.000] for the intimate net art project 0.HTML at Extension, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany, 1997 (jury: Uwe M. Schneede, Rainer Wortmann, Dellbrügge & de Moll, Valie Export, Dieter Daniels).


Borštnikovo srečanje 1991 / Maribor Theatre Festival: nagrada za posebne dosežke / Special Achievements Award for the performance Eros Ars System, Maribor, Slovenia, 1991.

Grand Prix FJAT 1991 (Festival jugoslovanskega alternativnega gledališča / Festival jugoslavenskog alternativnog teatra) / FIAT (Festival of International Alternative Theatre) for the performance Eros Ars System, Podgorica (Titograd), Montenegro, 1991.

Selected Nomination

Nomination for the New Horizons Award; by Leonardo / ISAST (International Society of Art Science and Technology), MIT Press, USA, 2000.

Expunction – Deleting Net Art Works

Igor Štromajer | Intima before 2008:

history/archive: Intima old website, works created before 2008 (1989-2007)
• selected texts about Intima before 2008 (1989-2007)
• selected exhibitions before 2008 (1989-2007)