e-mail:

jakababnik@gmail.com

cell phone:

+386 40 800 022

Biography

Jaka Babnik (1979) graduated from social studies and history at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, and has been working as a photographer and cinematographer since 1996. He was editor of photography for Slovenian-Croatian skateboard magazine Pendrek (1998-2006) and co-founder and editor of street magazine Kontejner (2006-2009). He is the writer and director of several renowned skateboard films such as Damage (2002) and Listen to Srecna Mladina (2005). Currently he works as a photographer, artist and publisher who gained local and international acclaim with the projects such as We Are Dogs! (2007-2009), Jebodrom (2014), Holy Land (2017), Why So Serious? (2016-2017), Heroes of My Time (2017), Pygmalion (2018-2019) and Time Levelling (2020). He initiated a collective publishing project Photographs for Illustration Purposes Only (2020) which was released in the form of a newspaper. He is co-founder and co-owner (together with  Boštjan Pavletič) of an independent publishing house Rostfrei Publishing that, since 2012, produces artist books and photo books. He lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Exhibitions

2020
Time Leveling
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (+MSUM), Ljubljana, Slovenia

2019
Pygmalion
Jakopič Gallery (MGML), Ljubljana, Slovenia

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

2021
Why so serious?, "Why so serious"
Galerija Knifer, Osijek

2020
Why so serious? + Top location
The Memorial of Nadežda Petrović, Čačak, Serbia

2019
Jebodrom, "Hešteg Grda Račka"
Center for Contemporary Arts Celje - Račka Gallery

2019
Heroes of my time, “Memory. Imprints of destruction and rebellion of life” with Masaki Hirano and Bojan Radovič
Vladimir Bužančić Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

2019
Heroes of my time, "Precarious Environments", 17 cases of contemporary photography in Slovenia
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

Visiting Artis Series / Artist Talk
2021, Academy of visual arts AVA, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Artist talk
2020, Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology, Ljubljana

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