Helena Tahir

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

Helena Tahir works in the fields of painting, drawing, photography and graphic art. For the latter, she received this year’s May Saloon (ZDSLU) award for the best young graphic artist. She is a postgraduate student in the painting programme at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana, where in 2015 she also graduated with distinction in painting and graphic arts. In recent years she was an exchange student at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Porto, Portugal, and at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany. She has participated in several solo and group exhibitions at home and in international cultural environments.


MFA, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana (SI)

2018, 2019
Exchange student, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig (DE)

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

2013, 2014
Exchange student, Academy of Faculty of Fine arts Porto (PT)


Words Fail Me, Ravnikar Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

Somewhere Near, Galerija Ravne (KGLU), Ravne (SI)

Prints, Impressions, Notations, Layerjeva hiša, Kranj (SI)

Prints, Impressions, Notations, House of culture Pivka, Pivka (SI)

Drawings and Graphics, ArtKit (Kibla), Maribor (SI)

Somewhere near, International Centre of Graphic Arts, MGLC, Ljubljana (SI)

Critics’ choice: Aleksander Bassin), Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana (SI)

In a Whirl, Galerija Božidar Jakac (Lamutov likovni salon), Kostanjevica na Krki (SI)

The following series, Kino Siska, Ljubljana (SI)

Poetics of Childhood, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

Lighting, Galerija Janeza Boljke, Ljubljana (SI).

Helena Tahir, Kosova grascina, Jesenice (SI)

By The Way: Helena Tahir, TAM-TAM Ulična galerija, Ljubljana (SI)

Faces, DobraVaga, Ljubljana (SI)

Lighting, Galerija Pungert, Kranj (SI)


Contemporary Equals Fresh, Sodobna slovenska grafika, Yiiie Gallery, Chengdu (CN)

Ziva grafika, Galerija Equrna, Ljubljana (SI)

AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

Home and Abroad, Umetnostna galerija Maribor (UGM), Maribor (SI)

Primavera Awards 2019, Galerija DLUM, Maribor (SI)

Home and Abroad, Pasaza neboticnika, Ljubljana (SI)

Vienna Contemporary, Vienna (AT)

Positions, Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana (SI)

Sveze ribe: Risba, Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana (SI)

AppointMENT, DobraVaga, Ljubljana (SI)

That is to say, everyone, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

Successes and failures, Photon gallery, Vienna (AT)

Personal Outsides: book release, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

ZA!ZIVA, House of culture Pivka, Pivka (SI)

AIR4, Ravnikar gallery space, Ljubljana (SI)

Art for sale, Paper Matters, UGM, Maribor (SI)

Vabljeni mladi, DLUM gallery, Maribor (SI)

Sveze Ribe, Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana (SI)

Somewhere Ending, Somewhere Beginning, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

Paperwork II, Galerija Media Nox, Maribor (SI)

AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

Majski salon ZDSLU, National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana (SI)

Art Market Budapest, Millenaris, Budapest (HU)

Last Christmas I Gave You My Art, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

Contemporary printmaking, Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana (SI)

OFF The Hook, ISBN books + gallery, Budapest (HU)

Art auction exhibition, DLUL, Ljubljana (SI)

Matrix search, Galerija Velenje (SI)

Zum Zoum Zoom, Gap Gap gallery, Leipzig (DE)

I want to do something but I'm not really sure, Handstand und moral, Leipzig (DE)

Paperwork, Galerija Equrna, Ljubljana (SI)

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

Art auction exhibition, Galerija DLUL, Ljubljana (SI)

Borders and disorders, Venice Art House, Venice, (ITA)

ALUO exhibition, Galerija Vakuum, Ljubljana (SI)

5th International Festival of Fine Arts, Kranj (SI)

Jheronimus inspired art, Grandiarta, Haag (NL)

Oikonomija, Mala galerija EF, Ljubljana (SI)

AppointMENT, Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana (SI)

Tranformation of image, Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb (HR)

SLOVENINDIA, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi (IN)


Commendation of young artist 2021, International exhibition of prints and artist’s books in Rijeka

Working scholarship from Ministry of Culture, SI

Print workshop, House of culture Pivka, Pivka (SI)

Pigmaljon AIR, Tamnjanica (CS)

Artist in Residence feat. Rijeka2020, Omisalj, Island Krk (HR)

Best young artist Primavera award, Maribor (SI)

ZA!ZIVA print workshop, House of culture Pivka, Pivka (SI)

Best young printmaker award, May salon, Ljubljana (SI)

55th Art symposium Izlake, Zagorje (SI)

17th International Symposium, AIR, Opatija (HR)

Open studio, Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana (SI)


Study I, Words Fail Me, 2022
Drawing on Paper
50 x 70 cm

Study II, Words Fail Me, 2022
Drawing on Paper
50 x 70 cm

Study III, Words Fail Me, 2022
Drawing on Paper
50 x 70 cm