Helena Tahir

Born in 1991, Jesenice (SI)
Lives and works in Ljubljana (SI)

Helena Tahir primarily works in the fields of printmaking and drawing. She graduated with honors from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, earning a Bachelor's degree in printmaking and a Master's degree in painting. During her studies, she attended the Faculty of Fine Arts in Porto and the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig.

Her monumental, rich, and detail-saturated visual narratives require slow and rigorous reading. Thanks to a consistent and thorough questioning of the medium, each drawing presents her with a new technical challenge. She has showcased her work in several solo exhibitions, including the Lamut Salon in Kostanjevica na Krki (2018), the International Graphic Centre in Ljubljana (2020), the Ravne Gallery of KGLU (2021), RAVNIKAR (2022), and numerous group presentations in Slovenia and abroad. These include art fairs such as Vienna Contemporary and Art Rotterdam, as well as exhibitions like Contemporary=Fresh—a traveling exhibition of contemporary Slovenian graphic art that debuted in China, then traveled through the Balkans. She also participated in the International Exhibition of Graphic Art and Artists' Books in Rijeka, where she was honored with the Young Artist Award.

Helena lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2023, she became the new artist-in-residence for two years in Švicerija (MGLC). She further enriches her active artistic practice by teaching, including at the Department of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, SI.

Her works are housed in various private & public collections like The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, KGLU, SI; International Centre of Graphic Arts, MGLC, Ljubljana, SI; Božidar Jakac Art Museum, Kostanjevica na Krki, SI; RAVNIKAR Collection; Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, SI; and Modern Art Museum SLU, Niš, RS.

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