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TAO G. VRHOVEC SAMBOLEC is artist and musician based in Amsterdam – NL.

His artistic practice is a poetic exploration of relationships between transitory phenomenona like sound, weather phenomena and human activities and built environment and social spaces they inhabit.

His recent work draws attention to manifestations of presence, in particular the invisible rhythms of everyday bodily movement, with the aim at exposing the gap between remote and felt presence, and how related temporalities can act as material for artistic work.

In his installations, he makes built environment sensitive to its (immediate) ephemeral surroundings, enhancing its the temporal dimension by creating situations where the outside and inside, the unpredictable and constructed, the permanent and temporal converse.

His works encompass interdisciplinary and mixed media installations, sound interventions and electro acoustic music.


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.

In 2017 he completed Artistic Research Fellowship at the Bergen Academy of Arts and Design, under the auspice of the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme (parallel programme to academic PhD).


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, 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.


He is founder of international cycle of sound events, lectures and workshops  Bitshift in Kapelica Gallery - Ljubljana, which started in 2001.

In 2008 and 2011 he got awarded Startstipendium from The Netherlands Fundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture - Mondriaan Fonds.

In 2010 his work Virtual Mirror - Rain got awarded Hybrid Arts Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.