Ivana Bajec


Born in 1990, Pula (HR)
Lives and works in Ljubljana (SI)


Ivana Bajec (1990) engages in drawing, graphic art, and painting. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. She has participated in many group and independent shows in Slovenia, Croatia, Rumania, and Germany. Special mention ought to be made of her presentation at RAVNIKAR GALLERY SPACE (2021) and SWAB Barcelona Art Fair, the exhibition Tourettes by Proxy at the House of Culture Pivka (2021), and her part in the group exhibition Art Has no Sex (Ptuj City Gallery, 2022). In her artistic creativity, she prioritizes improvisation, experimentation, and exploration, with her canvases often acting as painted diaries combining abstractions and elusive humorous depictions, sequencing daily impressions, feelings, and fragments. This renders her artistic expression a rather spontaneous and playful one, permeated with witty and sometimes also provocative confessional style.

︎︎︎ EDUCATION


2017
MFA in Painting, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana, (SI)

2012
BFA in Painting, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana, (SI)
︎︎︎ SOLO SHOWS


2022
Call Me Series, Cukrarna Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

2021
Tourettes by Proxy, House of Culture Pivka, Pivka (SI)
Drive-In, Focus Eastern Europe, SWAB Barcelona, Barcelona (ES)
August, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

2018
ODD, Zelenica, Tovarna Rog, Ljubljana (SI)
R / EDITION, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

2017
Adrijan Praznik in Ivana Bajec, UAUU, Ljubljana (SI)

2016
Ivana Bajec, Simon Kocjancic, Galerija P74, Ljubljana (SI)
WTF this color, Kino Siska, Ljubljana (SI)

︎︎︎ GROUP SHOWS


2022
Art has no Sex, Ptuj City Gallery, Ptuj (SI)

2021

AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

2020
AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

2019
OSM, Center Sodobnih Umetnosti Celje, Celje (SI)
That is to say, everyone, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)
You know!?, Galerija Kresija, Ljubljana (SI)
Za!Ziva, House of culture Pivka, Pivka (SI)
Personal Outsides, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)
AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

2018
AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana
Šestilo, SKUC gallery, Ljubljana (SI)
Last Christmas I gave you my Art, Ravnikar Space Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

2017
Small town, big gallery, House of culture Pivka, Pivka (SI)
What's Yours; Nothing's Yours!, Galerija Alkatraz, Ljubljana (SI)
OFF THE HOOK, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin (DE)
Biennal of the Slovenian Independent Illustration, Kino Siska, Ljubljana (SI)
Something ending, something beginning, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

2016
OFF THE HOOK, UGM studio, Maribor (SI)

2014
TRANS-FORM, Constantin Brancusi Gallery, Bucharest (RO)



SELECTED WORKS


Tourette’s by Proxy, 2021



Ivana Bajec, 2021
Tourette’s by Proxy Series
Mixed Media on Paper
100 x 70 cm



Ivana Bajec, 2021
Tourette’s by Proxy Series
Mixed Media on Paper
100 x 70 cm



Ivana Bajec, 2021
Tourette’s by Proxy Series
Mixed Media on Paper
100 x 70 cm



Ivana Bajec, 2021
Tourette’s by Proxy Series
Mixed Media on Paper
100 x 70 cm

Ivana Bajec, 2021
Tourette’s by Proxy Series
Mixed Media on Paper
100 x 70 cm


Ivana Bajec, 2021Tourette’s by Proxy Series
Mixed Media on Paper
100 x 70 cm


Ivana Bajec, 2021
Tourette’s by Proxy Series
Mixed Media on Paper
100 x 70 cm


Ivana Bajec, 2021
Tourette’s by Proxy Series
Mixed Media on Paper
100 x 70 cm



August Series, 2020



Ivana Bajec, 2020
Bye I, II
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 55 cm







Ivana Bajec, 2020
Can I Touch Your Dick?
Acrylic on Canvas
130 x 180 cm









Ivana Bajec, 2020
Grassfield
Acrylic on Canvas
120 x 150 cm










Experiment Series, 2019



Ivana Bajec, 2019
Moss
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 70 cm



Ivana Bajec, 2019
Hortenzia I
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 70 cm



Ivana Bajec, 2019
Experiment III
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 70 cm



Ivana Bajec, 2019
Experiment I
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 70 cm



Ivana Bajec, 2019
Hortenzia II
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 70 cm



Ivana Bajec, 2019
Experiment II
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 70 cm




Habit Series, 2018



Habit II, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 40 cm


Habit II, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 40 cm



Yellow Series, 2018



Ivana Bajec, 2018
Yellow I
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 40 cm


Ivana Bajec, 2018
Yellow I
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 43 cm