CV

 

       born 1983 in Kranj, Slovenia, currently lives in between New York City, Vienna (Austria) and Ljubljana (Slovenia) and works in photography, video, sound, installation, performance and writing.
       2010 graduated MFA in new media, Transart Institute New York-Berlin/Danube University Krems (mentors Lucien Clergue, France, for photography and Martina Corgnati, Italy, for visual art)
–    2005 graduated BA (cum laude) psychology, visual art, Webster University Vienna,  Austria (completed individual study of script-writing with scriptwriter Joshua Sinclair, individual study of photography with Herve Massard)
       2002 graduated high level IB art program, with academic distinction and special art award, UNIS New York City
       member of the Kuenstlerhaus Vienna, Austria (www.k-haus.at), Slovene Writers Association, PEN Club Austria, Slovene Fine Artists Association, Bildrecht organisation Vienna
Exhibitions:
Over 40 solo exhibitions and over 70 group exhibitions (in Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, Philippines, Slovenia, Spain, Serbia, Turkey, USA ).

 Awards: 

  • 2016 SNBA Silver Medal for Photography, Paris, France
  • 2016 award, 5th International Fine Arts Festival Kranj, Slovenia
  • 2016 Kunstlitfaßsäulen, City of Salzburg, Austria
  • 2016 finalist Eligius Schmuckpreis 2016, Salzburg, Austria
  • 2015 selected for Beijing International Art Biennale  BIAB 2015
  • 2015 selected in Display of the Centuries – Friedrich Kiesler and Contemporary Art, Austria Culture Forum New York
  • 2014 nominated for Slovenia’s presentation at the Venice Art Biennale 2015
  • 2013 finalist for Hubert Sielecki Video Preis, Kuenstlerhaus Vienna, Austria
  • 2012/13 nominated for Slovenia’s presentation at the Venice Art Biennale 2013
  • 2012 selected  for 5th Beijing International Art Biennalle BIAB 2012
  • 2012 finalist K3 International Short Film Festival 2012,Ljubljana
  • 2012 finalist Hubert Sielecki Video Preis, Kuenstlerhaus Vienna, Austria
  • 2011 Pfann Ohman Preis (1 of 4) Vienna, Austria
  • 2011 selected for IPCNY New Prints 2011 exhibition, New York
  • 2010 selected  for Queens Museum of Art, New York, Visions of death, New York,
  • 2010 nominated for the International Literary IMPAC Dublin Award 2011, Ireland
  • 2010 Grant of the Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia
  • 2010  Vordemberge-Gildenwart Foundation Grant, Switzerland
  • 2010  International poetry contest Castello di Duino finalist, Trieste, Italy
  • 2009  Yearly Limited Edition  and yearly card of the Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
  • 2009   competition part of the 1st Independent Film Festival, Domžale, Slovenia
  •  2009, Finalist (as Z+E+M) in ID-Consonni open call for public  intervention in Sondika, Spain
  • 2008, Artist of the month for June/July of the website of Art Lab, Hilger Gallery, Vienna, Austria 2008, Third prize  at The annual photographic show, May Gallery, St. Louis, USA 
  • 2008 Art Critics’ Selection for February 2008,  by the Association of the Slovenian Art Critics.
  • 2006 two grants from the Film Foundation of Slovenia
  • 2006  the Čižek award for the best short digital video in 2006 in Slovenia (Naj digič 2006)
  • 2002 UNIS Art Award, New York City
  • 2001-2002  Cooper Union School of Art, New York City grant for selected high-school students

Collections:

  • Permanent collection the Fortress Kluže Museum, Slovenia;
  • MOYA Wien Museum of Young Art, Austria.
  • Spiritual Art collection, Artmark Gallery Vienna, Austria,
  • International Centre for Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia,
  • Salon fuer Kunstbuch, Vienna, Austria
  • Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Pilon’s State Gallery Ajdovščina, Slovenia
  • Museum Moderner Kunst Kaernten, Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
  • MAK Museum for Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
  • Božidar Jakac Regional Museum, Kostanjevica, Slovenia
  • Webster University Art Collection, St. Louis, USA
  • Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, USA

Commisions: 

  • Thermal Temple, Aqua City, BTC Ljubljana
  • Bergdorf Goodman New York 2013 and 2015
  • EGU 2015, Vienna
  • Sava Hotels&Spa
  • Mayor of Ljubljana
  • Medicor Izola
  • Steklarna Hrastnik

Books:

  • two novels, translated and published in 6 languages published in 6 countries
  • collection of poetry, translated and published in 3 languages in 3 countries
  • three books of the artist
  • photomonography

 

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