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Špela Škulj (1982) is a visual artist, working withing the field of contemporary photography and video. Her interests and art project are mostly drew from her background in Cultural Studies and can be defined as personal documentarism. In her works she is often focusing on ecology and environment and the irreversible human impact on nature, representing a posthumanistic view of the world and exploring the question of loneliness and lack of purpose of human existence in contemporary society.

Beside her own projects she is also working as a theatrical technician and lighting designer.
She mainly works in Ljubljana, but lives in the woods outside of the capital.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Evidence Book, 5th Blind Date Convention, C.M.A.K. Cerkno, Slovenia.
2018 Lightscapes, Red Earth, Layer's House, Kranj, Slovenia.
2018 Kunming ZOO, Kapsula/P74, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2017 We reflect light, Centralna postaja Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia.
2017 Fifteen positions of the hands on a cup when you feel tired and annoyed, Chef d'Oeuvre, Osaka, Japan.
2016 Evidence Book, AQ Gallery, Celje Focus Festival, Celje, Slovenia.
2015 Kulise gledanja, Gallery Channel Zero, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2010 Wordless, Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2010 Remind places, Installation on Trubarjeva street, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2009 Mrs. Fani’s House. Independent biennale of Contemporary Illustration, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 Exhibition of the OHO group award finalists, P74, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2019 Cracks, 50 years of Radio Student, +MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2018 Author's editions, 5th Blind Date Convention, Kapsula/P74, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2018 12th International Lighting Guerrilla, Cukrarna, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2018 Different Worlds: Young Contemporary Photography, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia.
2017 Different Worlds: Young Contemporary Photography, Gallery Photon Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
2017 Different Worlds: Young Contemporary Photography, Kino Šiška/Photon, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2017 Independent Biennale: Allstars, DobraVaga, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2017 [Where is the space?], Yamamoto-Seika, Osaka, Japan.
2016 Young visual artist of Goriška, Gallery Veno Pilon, Ajdovščina, Slovenia.
2015 Ghostwriter project, Action #2. MoTA –Museum of Transitory Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2015 Allstars: Slovenian Independent Biennial, Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Gallery Aila Seppälä, Lahti, Finland, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington, Washington, D.C, Arts & Culture Alliance, Knoxville, TN.
2014 Fotomorgana V, UGM Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia.
2014 Different Worlds: Young Contemporary Photography, Kino Šiška/Photon, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2014 Fotomorgana III, Kamera, Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2014 Instagram Work in Progress, Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2013 Fotomorgana II, Gallery Meduza, Koper, Slovenia.
2013 Fotomorgana, Narodni dom, Trieste, Italy.
2012 CoArt Festival, Shuhe, Yunnan, China.
2012 Vasa Project: 23, Festival Photonic Moments, Galerija, Maribor, Slovenia.
2012 International video festival Natures 9, Gallery Bežigrad 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2010 International video festival Natures 7, Gallery Bežigrad 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2009 20 years later, Gallery Velenje, Velenje, Slovenia.

VISUALS

2018 Invisible chambers w. Jaka Berger, FriformAV, Osmo/za, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2018 Poetry at the Crossroads: Tactics of Persistence, ŠKUC, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2014 Partija w. Jaka Berger, Nejc Bahor & Bojan Krhlanko, Šinafest, Idrija, Slovenia.

LIGHTING DESIGN

2019 Nina Dragičević: Ekstenzije užitka / Extensions of Pleasure, sound installation at Mesto žensk/City of Women
2019 Snježana Premuš: Vsak zdaj je čas, prostor / Every now is time, space, dance installation
2018 Nataša Živković: Sine/Sonny at Mesto žensk/City of Women
2017 Darla Smoking: Big Bug
2015 Sara Horžen, Valentina Plaskan: Ženske na robu/Women on the edge

AWARDS

2019 finalist of OHO Young Visual Artist Award
2016 winner of the second Photon’s Photobook competition

BOOKS & ZINES

2017 Close your Eyes, zine, edition of 20, KAMI books & zines.
2016 Movements, photo-book, 3 leaflets in a cardboard box, edition of 200, self-published.

BOOK EXHIBITIONS

2019 Photobook & photozine, Gallery Spot, Zagreb, Croatia.
2018 Photobook & photozine, Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2018 Photobook & photozine, GT22, Maribor, Slovenia.
2018 Photobook & photozine, Festival Celje Fokus, Narcis Kantardžić's studio, Celje, Slovenia.
2017 Books from the Balkans, Self Publish Riga, Riga Photomonth, Latvia.

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

2019 F-stop Magazine, Issue 94 - Animals. Group Exhibition.
2015 F-stop Magazine, Issue 74 - Telling Stories. Group Exhibition.
2014 Circus on Vizkultura.hr
2013 Bathers on POSI+TIVE MAGAZINE
2013 Boyfriend Girlfriend Zine on Art and Smoke
2012 Everything is possible on Blenda, Designed.rs.

SIDE PROJECTS

KAMI books & zines.