JERNEJ FORBICI b. 1980 Slovenia

Photograph of artist Jernej ForbiciJernej Forbici studied at the College for Visual Arts in Lubiana. He completed a degree in painting (with honours) under Professor Carlo Di Raco at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and then a Master’s degree in visual and performing arts disciplines. From 1999, his work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions in various European countries, the United States, Canada, Argentina, and China. Forbici has been invited to participate in the following Biennales: Hicetnunc, Pordenone (2003); International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Prague, German pavilion (2005); Accade, 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); and 54th Venice Biennale, Arsenale pavilion (2011). In 2009, the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice organized a retrospective of Forbici’s works at the Magazzini del Sale, curated by Carlo Di Raco. In 2011, after having published his first monograph and presented five retrospectives in Italy and Slovenia, he was invited to participate in the exhibition Il Fuoco della Natura in Trieste. In 2012, he won a scholarship from the Slovenian Ministry of Culture and took up residency in London to study the English masters. From 2013 to 2018, he realized various projects in private galleries and public institutions in Italy and abroad (Venice, Varese, Milan, Latina, Piacenza, Montesarchio, Vienna, Maribor, and Luxembourg) where Forbici showed the development of his pictorial work and his personal artistic research.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 The Great Escape, City Gallery, Ptuj, Slovenia
2018 My Place, Galerie 9900, Lienze, Austria
2018 Welcome to the Final Show: Auri Sacra Fames, City Gallery of Ptuj, Ptuj, Slovenia
2018 Welcome to the Final Show, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Varese, Italy
2017 Before It Comes Next, Galleria Romberg, Latina, Italy
2017 In My Place, Galerija Zavarovalnice Triglav, Kranj, Slovenia
2017 Auri Sacra Fames, Romberg Arte Contemporanea, Latina, Italy
2017 Future, Galleria l’Occhio, Venezia, Italy
2016 Forbici & Vicari, Galleria FO.VI, Strnišče, Slovenia
2016 Phytoremediation, Nuovospazio Arte Contemporanea, Piacenza, Italy
2016 Landskip: Jernej Forbici e Marika Vicari, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Varese, Italy
2015 Everywhen: Jernej Forbici e Marika Vicari, Roomberg Project Space, Latina, Italy
2015 Nothing Is Yelling At You, Officina Delle Zattere, Venezia, Italy
2014 Works On Paper, Galleria d’Arte L’Occhio, Venezia, Italy
2014 Blurry Future, European Court Of Auditors, Luxembourg
2014 Sleep Now In The Fire, Prostor Epeka, Maribor, Slovenia
2013 Works On Paper & The Rest, Galerija FO.VI, Strnišče, Slovenia
2013 [New] Life: Forbici, Mariconti, Ravasio, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Varese, Italy
2012 Large Scale Uk Sketches, Embassy Of The Republic Of Slovenia, London, UK
2012 Stop Or Burn With Us!, Galleria Nuvole Arte Contempoanea, Montesarchio, Italy
2012 Last Flowers, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Milano, Italy
2012 Letzte Pflanze, Galerie Kro Art Contemporary – Kunstraum 16Th, Vienna, Austria
2011 New Works, Galerija FO.VI, Strnišče, Slovenia
2011 NaturAzioni: Ciaurro, Forbici, Nielsen, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Varese, Italy
2011 Last Flower, Museo Delle Mura, Borgo Val Di Taro, Parma, Italy
2011 Monuments, Musei Montichiari, Galleria Comunale, Montichiari, Italy
2011 Blurry Future, Loft Miramarmi, S. Pietro Mussolino, Vicenza, Italy
2011 Jernej Forbici, Galerie Englös, Dobbiaco, Italy
2011 Fiumi Di Porpora, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milano, Italy
2011 2001–2011, Tovarna Umetnosti – Art Factory, Majšperk, Slovenia
2010 Jernej Forbici, Galerija Tenzor, Ptuj, Slovenia
2010 Halda, Galerija FO.VI, Kidričevo, Slovenia
2010 The Observer’s Diary, Galèria Krokus, Bratislava, Slovakia
2009 My Space, Magazzini Del Sale, Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Venezia, Italy
2009 J. Forbici: Slike, Galerija 22, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2008 Jernej Forbici, Razstavišče Fori, Žalec, Slovenia
2008 Jernej Forbici, Marika Vicari, Galerija Marin, Umag, Croatia
2008 Parasite Evolution – Dead Host, Galleria d’Arte L’Occhio, Venezia, Italy
2008 We Love Our Nature, Aparth Brno, Slovakia
2007 Unfinished Business, Filozofska Fakulteta, Maribor, Slovenia
2007 Unfinished Business: Made In Italy, Galleria Nuvole Arte Contemporanea, Montesarchio, Benevento, Italy
2007 How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us, Meinblau E.V., Berlino, Germany
2007 Weinfest, Loisium Museum With Robert Mittinger, Langenlois, Austria
2007 Standing On The Edge, Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
2006 Comoedia, Galleria Bellofresco, Mestre, Venezia, Italy
2005 In My Place, Galleria 3D, Venezia, Italy
2005 New Documents, Halda, Miheličeva Galerija, Ptuj, Slovenia
2004 Doc Imp, Razstavišče Hosting, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2004 In My Place, Galerija Magistrat, Ptuj, Slovenia
2003 In My Place, 2nd Edition, Galerija Tenzor, Ptuj, Slovenia
2003 Imp, Hiša Kulture, Pivka, Slovenia
2003 After Genesis, Galerija Insula, Izola, Slovenia
2003 In My Place, Galerija Sodobne Umetnosti, Celje, Slovenia
2002 Genesis, Galerija Tenzor, Ptuj, Slovenia
2001 People And Earth / Ljudje In Gruda, Razstavišče Stara Steklarska, Ptuj, Slovenia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2018 <20 15×15/20×20, Collezione Punto Sull’Arte 2018, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Varese, Italy
2018 Natura Violata, Art Factory, Venezia, Italy
2018 Arte Genova, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Genova, Italy 
2017 Inventura, Ptuj City Gallery, Ptuj, Slovenia
2017 ArtVerona, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Verona, Italy
2017 Big Is beautiful, 15th Festival of Contemporary Art, Art Stays, Ptuj, Slovenia
2017 Heimat. Domovina. Patria 3. Alpe Adria, Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
2017 PaviArt, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Varese, Italy
2017 Nuvole in Campo (Percezioni in Campo), Nuvole Arte Contemporanea, Montesarchi-Benevento, Italy
2017 Arte Genova, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Genova, Italy
2017 MAM Mostra a Milano, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Milano, Italy
2016 Art Priori, Mannheim, Germany
2016 5 Anni / Classico Contemporaneo, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Varese, Italy
2016 Art.Fair Cologne, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Cologne Germany
2016 10 Jahre, Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
2016 ArtVerona, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Verona, Italy
2016 Febbre a ’39, Galleria Nuovo Spazio Arte Contemporanea, Piacenza, Italy
2016 Arte Genova, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Genova, Italy
2015 Bergamo Arte Fiera, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Bergamo, Italy
2015 Filo Rosso, Galleria Nuovo Spazio, Piacenza, Italy
2015 Art Verona, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Verona, Italy
2015 <20 15×15 / 20×20 Collezione Punto Sull’Arte 2015, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Varese, Italy
2015 Off Art Fair, Bruxelles, Belgium
2015 Setup, Bologna, Italy
2015 Arte Genova, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Genova, Italy
2014 <20 15×15/20×20 Collezione Punto Sull’Arte 2014, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Varese, Italy
2014 Das Prinzip Hoffnung, Gallery Kro Art, Vienna, Austria
2014 St’Art, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Strasbourg, France
2014 Art Verona, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Verona, Italy
2014 Arte Genova, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Genova, Italy
2013 Art Verona, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Kro Art Contemporary, Verona, Italy
2013 Bergamo Arte Fiera, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Bergamo, Italy
2012 Art Toronto, Galleria 3D, Toronto, Canada
2012 Art Verona, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Galleria 3D, Verona, Italy
2012 Fuoco Della Natura, Salone Degli Incanti, Ex Pescheria, Trieste, Italy
2012 Arte Genova, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Genova, Italy
2012 Art4business 2012, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Malpensa, Italy
2011 Art Toronto, Sps Art Consulting, Toronto, Canada
2011 The Others, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Torino, Italy
2011 Art Verona, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Verona, Italy
2011 Lost In Painting, Villa Brandolini, Pieve Di Soligo, Treviso, Italy
2011 54th Biennale Di Venezia, Padiglione Italia – Progetto Accademie. Lo Stato Dell’arte – Arsenale Novissimo Tese Di San Cristoforo, Venezia, Italy
2011 Adama. Cantica Per La Terra, Pardes – Laboratorio Di Ricerca D’arte Contemporanea, Mirano, Venezia, Italy
2011 Review And Outlook, Galerie T40, Düsseldorf, Germany
2011 AAM, Arte Accessibile Milano, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milano, Italy
2011 Vico Calabro E Gli Artisti Della Stamperia D’arte Busato, Spazio D’arte Pisanello, Verona, Italy
2011 Baf, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Bergamo, Italy
2010 Il Paesaggio (Dipinto), Galleria Vm21, Roma, Italy
2010 Tra Carte E Inchiostri, Stamperia D’arte Busato, Vicenza, Italy
2010 Step09, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milano, Italy
2010 Art Verona, Kro Art Contemporary, Verona, Italy
2010 Paesaggio Con Figure, Palazzo Della Comunità, Orta San Giulio, Novara, Italy
2010 Dušan Fišer And Friends – Art Stays, Gallery T40, Düsseldorf, Germany
2010 Loft Life Art Event, Loft Mt55, Vicenza, Italy
2009 Landscape And Memory, Hungarian Academy, Roma, Italy
2009 Nuove Figure 3, Atelier F, Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Venezia, Italy
2009 Join, Art Stays & Galerija FO.VI, 6th Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlin, Germany
2009 Nuovi Orizzonti In Laguna, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2009 Nuove Figure 3, Forte Marghera – 35, Mestre, Venezia, Italy
2009 Art Dialogue, Tovarna Umetnosti / Art Factory, Majšperk, Slovenia
2009 6th Berliner Kunstsalon, Art Stays & Galerija FO.VI, Berlin, Germany
2009 Art Bodensee, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Dornbirn, Austria
2009 Art Karlsruhe, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Karlsruhe, Germany
2009 London Art Fair, Galleria 3D, London, Great Britain
2009 Baf, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Bergamo, Italy
2009 Young, Fresh And New, Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
2009 Save The Children, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Conservatorio Di Milano, Milano, Italy
2008 Art Stays Open 08, Miheličeva Galerija, Galerija Magistrat, Ptuj, Slovenia
2008 Atelier F, Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Venezia, Italy
2008 Lineart, Kro Art Contemporary, Gent, Belgium
2008 St’Art, Strasbourg, Kro Art Contemporary, France
2008 Art Verona, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Verona, Italy
2008 Art International Zürich, Kro Art Contemporary, Zurigo, Switzerland
2008 Art Bodensee, Kro Art Contemporary, Dornbirn, Austria
2008 Miart, Kro Art Contemporary, Milano, Italy
2008 Arte Moderna E Contemporanea, Kro Art Contemporary, Roma, Italy
2008 Art Innsbruck, Kro Art Contemporary, Innsbruck, Austria
2007 Biological, Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
2007 St’Art, Kro Art Contemporary, Strasburgo, France
2007 Art International Zürich, Kro Art Contemporary, Zurigo, Switzerland
2007 Arte Firenze, Kro Art Contemporary, Firenze, Italy
2007 Miart, Kro Art Contemporary, Milano, Italy
2007 Vicenza Arte, Kro Art Contemporary, Vicenza, Italy
2006 Arte & Sud Obiettivo Contemporaneo, Castello Normanno Di Acicastello, Villa Fortuna, Acitrezza, Catania, Italy
2006 Abitare I Confini, Forte Di Fenestrelle, Fenestrelle, Torino, Italy
2006 Land(E)Scape, Facolta D’architettura Di Genova, Sala Delle Cisterne, Genova, Italy
2006 Verdemateria, Filanda Di Salzano, Venezia, Italy
2006 Democracy Of Enjoyment, 3. Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlin, Germany
2006 Land(E)Scape, Galleria A+A, Venezia, Italy
2006 Zbirka Tenzor, Miheličeva Galerija, Ptuj, Slovenia
2006 Land(E)Scape, Pokrajinski Muzej Ptuj & Galerija FO.VI, Ptuj, Slovenia
2006 Field Of Vision, Galerija FO.VI, Ptuj, Slovenia
2006 Atelier F, Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Venezia, Venezia, Italy
2005 Q13, Hoolywood, Galleria Contemporaneo, Mestre, Venezia, Italy
2005 Slovenian Place, 2. Berliner Kunstsalon, Arena, Berlino, Germany
2005 Ibca, International Biennale Of Contemporary Art, “Berlin” Section, National Gallery, Praga, Czechia
2005 51st Biennale Di Venezia, Accademia Di Belle Arti, Venezia, Italy
2005 Atelier F, Accademia Di Belle Arti, Venezia, Italy
2004 Techne, Pittura Ricerca, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito, Venezia, Italy
2004 Hicetnunc, In My Place – Halda, San Vito Al Tagliamento, Pordenone, Italy
2003 Atelier F, Accademia Di Belle Arti, Venezia, Italy
2001 Art House, Razstavišče Drama, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Headshot courtesy of Widewalls, October 2016