Maja
Babič Košir


Born in 1978, Ljubljana (SI)

Lives and works in Ljubljana (Sl)


Maja Babič Košir graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, where she also obtained her master's degree in Sculpture.  She completed her postgraduate studies in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques at EINA in Barcelona. She has participated in numerous solo and group shows, most notably in Portugal and Spain, where she lived and worked for almost 10 years. She regularly attends international fairs of contemporary art, such as SWAB Barcelona in 2020, Vienna Contemporary in 2019, 2020 and 2021, whereas this year she will make her debut at the VOLTA fair in Basel.



︎︎︎ EDUCATION


2010
MFA in Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana (SI)



2007
MFA in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication, School of Design and Art of Barcelona EINA, Barcelona (ES)



2005
BFA in Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana (Sl)



2002
Erasmus, Exchange study program, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto (PT)




︎︎︎ SOLO SHOWS

2022
TBA, Collaboration with Nevena Aleksovski, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (Sl)




2021
Turnmeon, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)


2020 

SWAB Barcelona, Swab on Paper, curated by Carolina Diez-Cascón (ES)


Vienna Contemporary, New perspectives with Z-Series, curated by Francesca Gavin (AT)



2018  

R / EDITIONS: Such a Star, Ravnikar Gallery space, Ljubljana (Sl)

I have to go. Bollocks!, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)



2016
From my family album II (collaboration with Diana Tamane) Y Galeriis, Tartu (EE)

It was nice today, Thank you. LOVE LETTERS, O! Gallery, Lisbon (PT)



2015
Love me tender (collaboration with Tanja Vergles), Galeria dos Leos, Porto (PT)

Love me tender (collaboration with Tanja Vergles), UGM Studio, Maribor (Sl)



2013
Flash/Flush, O! Gallery, Porto (PT)


2012
Its not just about Rabbits and the Bears, Galeria dos Leos, Porto (PT)

I will eat you for breakfast I love you, O! Gallery, Porto (PT)



2011
Pedro explained to me that fuck sounds worse than foda-se, gallery Dama Aflita, Porto (PT)

2005
It hurts, I do not feel anything, Gallery Kapelica, Ljubljana (Sl)



2000
Permanent public installation of bronze bust of Slovenian actress Ita Rina, Divaca (Sl)





︎︎︎ GROUP SHOWS


2021
Vienna Contemporary, Vienna (AT)


VOLTA Basel 2021, Basel (CH)



AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (Sl)


the Future of Living, Traveling exhibition (BR)

2020
Artist in Residence feat. Rijeka2020, Omisalj, Island Krk (HR)

Favorite Things, O! Gallery, Porto (PT)



2019
Vienna Contemporary, Vienna (AT)


Last Christmas I gave you my Art, Ravnikar Gallery Space (Sl)

Sketchbooks in residence, Molo Longo Rijeka (HR)


PopUpstart, Ravnikar Gallery Space, CZK Maribor (Sl)


Ex tempora, Eko Drava, Vetrinjski dvor, Maribor (Sl)


AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (Sl)


Bee or not to Bee, O! Gallery, Porto & Lisbon (PT)


What do you do?, permanent collection, Rokodelski center Ribnica (Sl)


Art for sale, UGM, Center for creativity, Maribor (Sl)


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


MENT festival, appointMENT music poster exhibition, Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana (Sl)



2018
Contemporary graphic # Printing, Ravnikar Gallery Space collaboration with Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana (Sl)

Last Christmas I gave you my Art, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)


Milagro, O! Gallery, Porto & Lisbon (PT)


Jungle fever, O! Gallery, Porto & Lisbon (PT)

IV Illustration fair, Vodnikova domacija Siska, Ljubljana (Sl)


AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (Sl)



2017
Something Ending, Something Beginning, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (Sl)


Genderbender, O! Gallery, Porto & Lisbon (PT)


UIVO, Forum Maia Illustration show, Maia (PT)

Women's day, Vodnikova domacija Siska, Ljubljana (Sl)



2016
Imaginary friends, O! Galeria, Porto (PT)


UIVO, Forum Maia Illustration show, Maia (PT)



2015
Peep Show, O! Gallery, Porto (PT)


Summer time, O! Gallery, Porto (PT)

Butafix for adults, Drama, Ljubljana (Sl)

Last Christmas I gave you my heart, O! Gallery, Porto (PT)

2014
Backstage, Objectos Misturados, Viana do Castelo (PT)

Love boat, O! Gallery, Porto (PT)



2013
What the hell is Bootsbau, Bootsbau gallery, Berlin (DE)

Limites e Intercepcoes, Espaco Cultural SILO, Porto (PT)

Loose Holes, Les Jeux Interdits, International Queer festival, AXA, Porto (PT)

0 XX 20, Plano B, Porto (PT)

GNRation - creative festival, Ó! Laboratorio de Ilustracao, Braga (PT)

Zoo, O! Galeria, Porto (PT)


Dupla Face, Objectos misturados, Viana do Castelo (PT)



2012
Fantomas, Hotel 555, Porto (PT)


Premi de pintura innternacional Guash Coranty, Centre d'Art de L'Hospitalet Tecla, Sala, Barcelona (ES)

Before we die, Galeria dos Leões, Porto (PT)



2011
2nd Lessedra international painting & mixed media competition, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia (BG)

Jamais Vista, Lofte, Porto (PT)

46th Golden Pen of Belgrade, Bienale of Illustration, Belgrade (RS)



2010
9th Slovene Biennial of Illustration, Ljubljana (Sl)

3rd Croatian Biennial of Childrens Illustration, Zagreb (HR)



2009
45th Golden Pen of Belgrade, Bienale of Illustration, Belgrade (RS)

15 women for 15 years, Sititeater BTC, Ljubljana (Sl)

Reanimation - Maio Claro 2009, Hospital D.Lopo de Almeide, Porto (PT)

Ilustra_Underground, International exhibition in Illustration, Lisbon (PT)



2008
Sentidos, Photo exhibition, Famalicão (PT)

Creaturas, Barra de Ferro, Barcelona (ES)



2007
2.m: Parallel practices,
Miklova hisa, Ribnica (Sl)

2006
Normalnull project, Singing Bather, sound installation in Berlin subway, Berlin (DE)

VIDEOTAPETA 2 (video art) & MCVPLATA 2, MC Velenje, Velenje (Sl)

Sun's Walk, Trentino (IT)

Slovenian artists, cooperation with Martina Giuliatti, Bratislava (SK)

Leleopoz, cooperation with Martina Giuliatti, Theatre Glej, Ljubljana (Sl)

Woman Dialogue, Yerevan (AM)



2004

City of Women, Yerevan (AM)

Fresh, Gallery A+A, Venice (IT)

Fresh, Art Gallery Maribor (Sl)

Tango, video installation, Kodeljevo Castle, Ljubljana (Sl)



2003
Atelje Clobb z gosti, No.14, Grohar Gallery, Skofja loka (Sl)

Od Skofje Loke do Prlekije, Anton Trstenjak Gallery, Ljutomer (Sl)

Museum of Cerklje, Cerkno (Sl)

Funky boy is dead, 7th international festival of computer art, Maribor (Sl)



2001
Gallery outside, Makalonca, Ljubljana (Sl)

Sculpture exhibition, City house of Ljutomer, Ljutomer (Sl)



2000
Sculpture exhibition, Art gallery Maribor, Rotovz, Maribor (Sl)








︎︎︎ AWARDS, GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES




2020
Artist in Residence feat. Rijeka2020, Omisalj, Island Krk (HR)

2010, 2013, 2016
Funding award given by the Association of the Slovene Fine Artists’ Societies (Sl)



2012
Premi de pintura innternacional Guash Coranty, Centre d'Art de L'Hospitalet, Barcelona (ES)



2007
First prize for the cover book In Vacanza, Panos Karnezis, llystories, Barcelona ES/IT)



2000 - 2007

Awarded Zois foundation scholarship for Talented Students (Sl)



2004, 2005

Ljubljana City Hall Award for Obuvalnica Butanoga as the best shop design (Sl)


2000


1st prize award by Slovenian Cinemateque, bronze bust of Slovenian actress Ita Rina, Divaca (Sl)





︎︎︎ PUBLICATIONS


2016
Frida’s book, self publishing (Sl)

2015


Pisi mi, ko ti bo najlepse, Nina Kokelj, Litera (Sl)



2013
Crystalline poems, Alma Glumac, Ljubljana (Sl)


Hosting words, Slovenian Writers Association, Ljubljana (Sl)



2012
Shipwrek in the nursery, Jana Kolaric, Genija, Ljubljana (Sl)



2011
Straw land, Nina Kokelj, Goga, Novo mesto (Sl)



2009
Summer with a clown, Nina Kokelj, Beletrina, Ljubljana (Sl)



2007
In Vacanza, Panos Karnezis, Illystories (ES/IT)



2006
Unfinished story, Luna Jurancic Sribar, Vitrum, Ljubljana (Sl)

︎︎︎ SELECTED WORKS


Brilliant life
Love letters series, 2021
Mixed media on paper
52 x 68 cm



Never hurt no one
Love letters series, 2021
Mixed media on paper
38 x 55 cm



I try / Fearless Love
Love letters sewries, 2021
Mixed media on paper
85 x 120 cm



Something has changed
Love letters series, 2021
Mixed media on paper
95 x 130 cm




Dead Sea
Love letters series, 2021
Mixed media on paper
38 x 55 cm