Adrijan Praznik


Born in 1988, Ljubljana (SI)
Lives and works in Ljubljana (SI)


Adrijan Praznik graduated in painting in 2016 from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Ljubljana. He was awarded an annual scholarship for gifted students from the Municipality of Ljubljana and received an award from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design for outstanding artistic achievements in the academic year 2011/2012. He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad.


︎︎︎ EDUCATION


2018
World of Art, School for Curatorial Practices and Critical Writing, Ljubljana (SI)

2016
BFA, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana (SI)

︎︎︎SOLO SHOWS


2022
Back to normal!, RAVNIKAR GALLERY SPACE, Ljubljana (SI)

Where our hearts have led us, Svicarija, MGLC, Ljubljana (SI)

2021
Repeat, GalerijaGallery, Ljubljana (SI)

Setup Attempt, Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

2018
Pure Speculation, Miklova hiša Gallery, Ribnica (SI)

Walls, Krsko Gallery, Krsko (SI)

2017
Memory, habitat and technology, House of Culture, Pivka (SI)

2016
Knots, Kino Siska, Ljubljana (SI)

2015
Mismatches, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, Berlin (DE/SI)

Dezemberausstellung, Schillerpalais, top e.V., Berlin (DE)

2014
The Lost World, Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

Inconsistencies II, UGM Studio, Maribor (SI)
Inconsistencies, Equrna Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

I Get Off at the Next Station, Kino Siska, Ljubljana (SI)

2013
Great Responsibility Opportunity, Gallery P. Nemec, Mala galerija, Ljubljana (SI)


︎︎︎ GROUP SHOWS


2021
Vienna Contemporary, Vienna (AT)


The next 21 days will be crucial, SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

2019
Allstars Archive, Biennial of Slovenian Independent Illustration, Kortil Gallery, Rijeka (HR)

9th Brumen Biennial of Slovenian Design, National Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

VII. Biennial of Slovenian Independent Illustration, Kino Siska, Ljubljana (SI)

Allstars Archive, Biennial of Slovenian Independent Illustration, City Museum, Ljubljana (SI)

Time Without Innocence. Recent Painting in Slovenia, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana (SI)

2018
OFF THE HOOK, ISBN books + gallery, Budapest (HU)

12 reasons to paint, SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

Imago Mundi, Join the dots, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste (IT)

2017
Imago Mundi, Face to Face, Bosnian Cultural Centre in Sarajevo, Sarajevo (BiH)

Imago Mundi, Mediterranean Routes, Cantieri Culturali Alla Zisa - ZAC - Zisa Zona Arti Contemporanee, Palermo (IT)

2016
ALUO LXX. Past, present, future, Jakopic Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

2015
Tribuna: A Beautiful Newspaper; 2009–2015, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana (SI)

Slovene Printmaking, Check Point Paint Art Gallery, Trieste (IT)

Lighting Guerrilla: In the Dark, Match Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

Premiere 2015, Center for Contemporary Art, Celje (SI)

7th Brumen Biennial of Slovenian Design, National Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

Equrna POP!, Equrna Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

2014
9 under 29, Kibela / MMC Kibla, Maribor (SI)

9 under 29, Kino Siska, Ljubljana (SI)

Annual Type Directors Club Exhibition 2014, The Type Directors Club, New York (USA)

2013
6th Brumen Biennial of Slovenian Design, National Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

Newspapers are dead, long live newspapers!, G12HUB, Beograd (SR)

Production 2010-2012, MGLC, Ljubljana (SI)


︎︎︎ AWARDS, GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES


2020
Living atelier / artist residency, Švicarija, MGLC, Ljubljana (SI)

2019
Artist grant, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia (SI)

Recognition for Excellent Slovenian Design 2019, 9th Brumen Biennial of Slovenian Design (SI)

2016
Open Studio, Dobra Vaga / Kino Siska, Ljubljana (SI)

2015
Artist residency, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Berlin (DE/SI)

Artist grant, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia (SI)

Brumen Award for Excellent Slovenian Design 2015, 7th Brumen Biennial of Slovenian Design (SI)

2014
Recognition of excellence at the Annual Type Directors Club Exhibition 2014 and Typography 35, TDC60, New York (USA)

2013
Award of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design for special artistic achievements in the academic year 2011/2012, Ljubljana (SI)

Recognition for Excellent Slovenian Design 2013, 6th Brumen Biennial of Slovenian Design (SI)

Artist residency, Leonardo da Vinci Mobility, Riga (LV)

2012
Golden Nest Award, Liberal Academy

2011
Special Jury Mention, Zgraf 11 (HR)

Brumen Award for Excellent Slovenian Design 2011, 5th Brumen Biennial of Slovenian Design (SI)

Grand Brumen Award for Excellent Slovenian Design 2011, 5th Brumen Biennial of Slovenian Design (SI)


︎︎︎ PUBLICATIONS


2021
Magazine Razpotja, number 44, vol. XII, summer edition

2020
Newspaper Mladina #18

2019
Catalog of the 8th Biennial of Slovenian Design Brumen

Stripburger magazine #73

Catalog Allstars Archive, Biennial of Slovenian Independent Illustration

Personal Outsides, RAVNIKAR GALLERY SPACE

2018
Art words #108

Stripburger Magazine #72

2015
Newspaper Tribuna (multiple issues)

Catalog of the 7th Biennial of Slovenian Design Brumen

2014
Newspaper Tribuna (multiple issues)

Art words #100

2013
Newspaper Tribuna (multiple issues)

Newsletter Praznine IV, newsletter for architecture, art and living culture

Catalog of the 6th Biennial of Slovenian Design Brumen
︎︎︎SELECTED WORKS


Untitled, Walls series, 2018
Silicone rubber on canvas
21 x 29,7 cm



Untitled I, Walls series, 2018
Oil on canvas
21 x 29,7 cm



Untitled II, Walls series, 2018
Oil on canvas
21 x 29,7 cm


Untitled I, Walls series, 2018
Oil on canvas
29,7 x 42 cm



Untitled II, Walls series, 2018
Oil on canvas
29,7 x 42 cm