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TAO G. VRHOVEC SAMBOLEC is Amsterdam-based artist with a particular focus in sound, new media, real-time interaction, and questions of contemporary mediation in relation to the sense of (bodily) presence. His recent work consists of spatial and sound installations, events and interventions, where (un)mediated sonic events act as central element that affectively evokes human bodily presence, while signaling its physical absence. His works encompass interdisciplinary and mixed media installations, sound interventions and electro acoustic music.

He earned his PhD equivalent in Artistic Research from Faculty of Fine Art at University in Bergen, Norway, where he was the recipient of Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship (2013 – 2016). In 2017 he took part in Research Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. In 2010 his work was awarded at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz – Austria.


Born in 1972 (Ljubljana – Slovenia), he received BA - main subject clarinet - at Trondheim Music Conservatory (Norway), BA in music composition and MA at Interfaculty Image and Sound – ArtScience, both at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague - The Netherlands, where he also followed Sonology course.


His works were shown and performed in various museums, project spaces and festivals, amongst others in Kapelica Gallery - Ljubljana, Public Space With a Roof Gallery (PSWAR) - Amsterdam, Sonic Acts Festival - Amsterdam, Ars Electronica Festival - Linz - Austria, Museum of Modern Art - Ljubljana, AV Festival - Newcastle Upon Tyne, SKUC Gallery - Ljubljana, State Museum of Contemporary Art - Thessaloniki - Greece, Gwangju Museum of Art - Gwangju - South Korea, Reseach Pavilion - Venice - Italy, Madrid Abierto - Madrid, Musica a Metronom - Barcelona, Gaudeamus Music Week - Amsterdam, Forum neuer Musik  - Köln, festival of contemporary music Contemporanea 2004 - Udine, CMMAS - Morelia, Mexico, Moon Life Concept Store, Shanghai, Toonspur - MuseumsQuartier, Vienna ...

He was commissioned pieces by Barton Workshop Ensemble (Amsterdam), Percussion Group The Hague and Slovenian Cinematheque.

In 1996 he formed together with Tomaz Grom electroacoustic improv duo TILT.


Since 2018 he is member of artistic committee of puntWG Gallery in Amsterdam and a member of artistic committee of DNK - Amsterdam, a series of experimental contemporary music and sound art concerts, events, lectures and exhibitions.

In 2001 he founded international cycle of sound events, lectures and workshops Bitshift in Kapelica Gallery - Ljubljana.


He is currently the recipient of Mondriaan Fund Stipendium for Established Artists - Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent (2018 – 2022).