e-mail:

jakababnik@gmail.com

cell phone:

+386 40 800 022

Biography

Jaka Babnik (1979) graduated from cultural sociology and history at the Faculty of Arts (University of Ljubljana). Between 1998 and 2006 he worked as a photographer and editor of photography for the skateboard magazine Pendrek. He was as an author and director of several renowned Slovenian skateboard movies, such as Damage (2002) and Listen to Srečna Mladina (2006). In 2006 he co-founded the trans-Balkan street magazine Kontejner, which he remained the editor of until 2009. In 2007 Babnik has made a switch towards more diverse genres of photographic practices; he became a professional photographer working predominantly with institutions as well as with individual artists and he became more distinctively involved with photography as an art form. In 2009 he published and exhibited series of photographs, entitled We are dogs! that earned him a second place award at 2010 Emzin Photography of the year in Slovenia. In the period 2012-2014 he was working on a series, entitled Jebodrom where he took on more topographic, anthropological and exploratory approach. Between 2015 and 2017 he worked on the two different projects, Holy Land and Heroes of my time, both photographic explorations of silenced historic phenomena and events. Beside his artistic and photographic engagement Babnik is also a co-founder and co-owner of Rostfrei Publishing House. He lives and works in Ljubljana.

www.rostfreipublishing.com

Exhibitions

2018
Top lokacija (Top Location)
Vetrinjski dvor, Maribor, Slovenia

2017
Top lokacija (Top Location)
UAUU Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017
Why so serious?
Likovni salon Gallery, Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, Slovenia

2017
Why so serious?
Gallery Miklova hiša, Ribnica, Slovenia

2017
Holy Land
Photon – Center for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2014
Jebodrom, Photon
Center for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2013
We Are Dogs!
Espai B, Barcelona, Spain

2010
We Are Dogs!
Fotografija Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Group exhibitions

2018
Heroes of my time, "Nezanesljiva okolja; 16 primerov sodobne fotografije v Sloveniji"
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2018
"When he hit the door the second time, I covered the hole with a poster."
Galerija Kresija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2018
"1 je 2" - Jože Suhadolnik, Peter Koštrun, Jaka Babnik (with "Why so serious?")
Festival of Photography Maribor

2018
Photobooks and Photozines, production of photobooks and photozines in Slovenia in the last five years
GT 22, Maribor, Slovenia

2018
Photobooks and Photozines, production of photobooks and photozines in Slovenia in the last five years
Dobra vaga, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017
Jebodrom, "Odstrti pogledi", from the RIKO Art Collection
Gallery Miklova Hiša, Ribnica, Slovenia

2017
Top Lokacija (Top location), “Collective Practices in Photography in the Region”
Art Get Gallery, KCB Beograd, Serbia

2017
Why so serious?
8th Biennal de Jafre, Spain

2017
Heroes of my time, “Memory. Imprints of destruction and rebellion of life” with Masaki Hirano and Bojan Radovič
DUM Project Space, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017
Jebodrom, “Najljepše mjesto na svijetu (The Most Beautiful city in the World) – Contemporary Slovenian Photography
Gallery of Fine Arts, Osijek, Croatia

2016
Jebodrom, “Najljepše mjesto na svijetu (The Most Beautiful city in the World) – Contemporary Slovenian Photography
Klovičevi dvori, Zagreb, Croatia

2016
Jebodrom, “Past is Now”, FotoDoks festival on tour
Art Gallery of BiH, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2016
Jebodrom, “Past is Now”, FotoDoks festival on tour
Zenica City Museum, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2016
Jebodrom, “Past is Now”, FotoDoks festival on tour
Trebinje Cultural Centre, Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2016
Jebodrom, “Past is Now”, FotoDoks festival on tour
National Museum of Montenegro, Cetinje, Montenegro

2015
Jebodrom, “Past is Now”, FotoDoks festival
Stadtsmuseum Munich, Germany

2015
Jebodrom & We Are Dogs!, “Margins”
Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2013
Bergham, Celje Focus festival
Plevnik-Kronkowska Gallery, Celje, Slovenia

2011
We Are Dogs!, “16/16, Taste of Paiting”
Equrna Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2009
Skate Culture
Gallery of Department of Conservation for Protecting National Heritage, Split, Croatia

Monographs

Top lokacija (Top Location), Miha Colner and Jaka Babnik
2017, Sektor and Rostfrei Publishing, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Why so serious?, Jaka Babnik
2017, Gallery Miklova hiša and Rostfrei Publishing, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Oder za odrom, Jaka Babnik and Uroš Hočevar
2015, Celje People's Theater, Celje, Slovenia

Jebodrom, Jaka Babnik, art-zine edition
2014, House of Photography, Novo mesto, Ljubljana

We Are Dogs!, Jaka Babnik
2012, Rostfrei Publishing, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Lectures and seminars

Symposium about the phenomenon of roundabouts
2018, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Practices, Circulation and Legacies (Publishing of / on Photography)
2018, City Museum of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Photobooks and Photozines: The last five years ("Where, how and why to publish a photo book?")
2018, Dobra Vaga Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The phenomenon of public sculpture in Slovenian roundabouts
2017, Galerija ARTGET, KCB, Belgrade, Serbia

The phenomenon of public sculpture in Slovenian roundabouts
2017, City Art Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenija