Born 1969 in Šempeter pri Gorici/Slovenia, Marko Peljhan lives in Los Angeles, Riga/Latvia and Ljubljana/Slovenia.
He studied theatre and radio directing at the University of Ljubljana and in 1992 founded the arts organisation Projekt Atol in the frame of which he works in the performance, visual arts, situation and communications fields.
In 1995 Peljhan co-founded LJUDMILA (Ljubljana Digital Media Lab)and from 1996 on worked at LJUDMILA as a programs coordinator.
He has received numerous prizes and his work was presented in major international exhibitions such as documenta X in Kassel, the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Ars Electronica, Media City Seoul, Gwangju Biennalle, Manifesta and Venice Biennale.
In 2000 he received the special Medienkunst prize from the ZKM, in 2001 the Golden Nica Prix Ars Electronica together with Carsten Nicolai for their work Polar and in 2004 the second prize of the Unesco Digital Media Art Award for Makrolab. He is currently professor in interdisciplinary studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
During their fellowship, Thomas Mulcaire and Marko Peljhan will continue to work on their art & science project “I-TASC. Interpolar Transnational Art Science Constellation” in the Antarctic.