Sonja Prlić


Graphic / Visual Education AssistantDepartment Fine Arts & DesignInterdisciplinary Institution Science & Art
Sonja Prlić is a media artist, director, dramaturg and artistic researcher. Her studies led her via literature at the University of Vienna and dramaturgy at the Hessian Theater Academy in Frankfurt am Main to artistic computer games at the Cooperation Center for Science & Art (University Mozarteum and University of Salzburg), where she completed the inter-university doctoral program Art and the Public.
In 1998 Sonja Prlić co-founded the artist group gold extra  and since then has been working on projects involving theatre, new media and computer games. Her interests include the development of new artistic forms for documentary computer games and the potential of artistic computer games for social and political dialogue. Her artistically researching dissertation in this field was honored with the Award of Excellence. She has received awards for her artistic work, such as the playwright's grant from the Republic of Austria, the Outstanding Artist Award and the Salzburg Media Art Prize. At the Mozarteum University she heads the research project interfaces (a cooperation between the MediaLab of the Mozarteum University and gold extra) and researches the synergies of media-cultural everyday experiences of young people and contemporary media art. interfaces received the 2019 European Youth Culture Award in the Science and Research category. She is co-director of the program area Contemporary Art and Cultural Production at the Cooperation Priority Science and Art. She is also a lecturer at the Department of Fine Arts & Design in the field of graphics. Focus of work: Artistic research, especially in the field of new media, artistic research with young people, new media and social dialogue, documentary computer games, interdisciplinary art forms.