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Matevž Čelik

Ljubljana (Slovenia)

@MatevzCelik

Matevž Čelik

Architect. Member of the Prize’s Board of Experts.

Matevž Čelik is an architect, writer, editor, researcher, cultural manager and developer of new cultural models. He is the founder and program director of Future Architecture platform, a pan-European platform for exchange and networking between emerging talents and architectural institutions. Between 2010 and 2020 he served as director of MAO, Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, which under his leadership grew into a flagship national institution with international reach. 

Matevž Čelik stands behind the repositioning of BIO Ljubljana, the oldest design biennial in Europe, which has been transformed from a standard design exhibition into a live experiment to explore the potentials of design to instigate positive change. In 2016, 2018 and 2020 Matevž Čelik was the Commissioner of the Slovenian Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia. He is a member of the advisory board of the Archipelago festival in Geneva.

Last updated: January 2022

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