Tadej Vaukman


Born in 1984, Dravograd (SI)
Lives and works in Ljubljana (SI)


Tadej Vaukman (1984) is an independent artist, photographer and publisher. In his predominantly photographic-based artistic practice he often follows the principles of rough documentary and street photography through which he documents and comments on topical phenomena from the margins of society and shows unembellished images of the world. In his more recent works he remains true to a brutal aesthetic, in which he departs from an uncritical documentation of his narrow circle of people and his own everyday life. The shift towards the exploration of one’s own intimacy, both personal concerns and fantasies, points to a process of individuation, expressed in the visual narrative primarily through self-portraits and handwritten notes on pages torn from books. Vaukman has participated in solo and group exhibitions at home and in international cultural galleries, his works are included in several collections. He is the recipient of the OHO Group Award (2019). He lives and works in Ljubljana.
︎︎︎ SOLO SHOWS

2021
Pristine Dump, U10 Art Space, Belgrade (SRB)

But Don’t Show This To My Kid, ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

Mentors: Uranjek Vaukman, Fotopub, Ljubljana (SI)

2020
Ritual Purification, P74 Centre and Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

Ritual Purification: Second Act, Carinthian Gallery of Fine Arts, Ravne na Koroskem (SI)

Ritual Purification: The Closing, Centre for Contemporary Arts Celje, Celje (SI)

2018
Dick Skinners, Makina Gallery, Pula (CRO), as part of the book fair I Dream of Books in Istria

Grandheroes, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

Dick Skinners & Grandheroes, Studio 12:22, Maribor (SI)

Grandheroes, Guillaume Daeppen, Gallery for Urban Art, Basel (CH)

2017
Watch out, fresh graphics! #3: Heaven is A Place on Earth, TAM-TAM's Street Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

Larry #2, Zinko Ticek, House of Culture in Pivka, Pivka (SI)

2016
Spaghetti Boys, P74 Centre and Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

2015
Dick Skinners, Guillaume Daeppen, Gallery for Urban Art, Basel (CH)

Dick Skinners, UAUU - Universal Studio of Street Art, Ljubljana (SI)

Dick Skinners; Celje FOKUS festival of original photography, AQ Gallery, Celje (SI)

Larry, GT22, Maribor (SI)

Larry, House of Culture in Pivka, Pivka (SI)

2012
Ever, Pinkhaus Skate Shop, Berlin (GER)

Ever, Bi Ko Fe, Ljubljana (SI)

2011
Angels Are Full of Shit, Basemintizid Gallery, Heilbronn (GER)






︎︎︎ GROUP SHOWS

2021
ImageNation Paris, Galerie Joseph 51 Turenne, Paris (FRA)

Vojteh, Museums of architecture and design, Ljubljana (SI)

Project Jesenice, Photography Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

2020
Home and Abroad, Skyscraper Passage, Ljubljana, (SI)

Autopornography on St. Nicholas Day, private apartment, Ljubljana (SI)

2019
Vienna Contemporary, Vienna (AT)

Hešteg Grda Račka, Grda Račka Gallery, Centre of Contemporary Arts Celje, Celje (SI)

Exhibition of the OHO Group Award 2019 nominees, P74 Centre and Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

Unreliable Environments: 17 Examples of Contemporary Photography in Slovenia, Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, Ljubljana (SI)

Just Paper, Agnes b., New York City (USA)

2018
Triennial of Contemporary Art in Carinthia, Carinthian Gallery of Fine Arts, Slovenj Gradec (SI)

Personal, Kibla Portal, Maribor (SI)

When he hit the door for the second time, I put a poster over the hole, Kresija Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

2017
ZINES! Contemporary Zine Production, International Graphic Art Centre, Ljubljana (SI)


2016
ZINEZINE, P74 Centre and Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)
4. 4., ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, (SI)


︎︎︎ AWARDS, GRANTS, RESIDENCIES AND COLLECTIONS




2020
Public Book Agency (JAK), Ljubljana (SI): Top scholarship 2020

2019
OHO Group Award 2019
Residency Unlimited, New York City, (USA)


︎︎︎ PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana (SI)
Carinthian Gallery of Fine Arts (SI)
Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc., New York City (USA)
Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)
RIKO Collection, Ljubljana (SI)
Guillaume Daeppen, Gallery for Urban Art, Basel (CH)


︎︎︎ PUBLICATIONS


46 Writings, 2021
NYC Scrapbook, 2020
Shed No Tears 2, 2019
Grandheroes (Rostfrei Publishing), 2018
The Portal, 2018
Yulka Castle, 2017
Larry #2, 2017
43, 2016
Shed No Tears, 2016
Dick Skinners (Rostfrei Publishing), 2015
Larry, 2015
Breakfast, 2014
585, 2014
Ever, 2013
Bummer! #2, 2013
Bummer!, 2013
Good Kids 2, 2012
Count Me In, Tada!, 2012
You will never hurt me again, 2011
Good Kids, 2011
Mini Kino, 2011
Winterthurimpressions, 2010
Anti Social, 2010
Pure Fun, 2010



︎︎︎ SELECTED WORKS


Brotherhood of Dicks & Pyramids, 2012
Archival pigment print
157 x 116 cm
Edition 1 + 1 AP




Grandheroes No. 1, 2018
Archival pigment print
100 x 70 cm
Edition 1 + 1 AP




Grandheroes No. 3, 2018
Archival pigment print
100 x 70 cm
Edition 1 + 1 AP



I Got Invited To Paris, 2021
45,5 x 30,2 cm
Mixed media on book paper

Goat Cheese, 2021
18,65 x 25,43 cm
Oil pastels on book paper
Untitled, 2021
21,3 x 26,8 cm
Oil pastels on book paper
I'm Not a Virgin Anymore, 2021
45,9 x 30,5 cm
Mixed media on book paper