Gasper Jemec was born on 25th of October 1975 in Kranj, Republic of Slovenia, former SFR Yugoslavia. He enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, where he studied painting and new medias both as an undergraduate and as a graduate student. Jemec also did graduate work in painting at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in America. As a Herder scholarship winner of Alfred Toepfer Stiftung FVS from Hamburg, he further trained in sculpture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. His work has been widely exhibited in solo and group shows all over the world, from Slovenia to America, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, Sweden, France and United Kingdom. He has resided and worked in Indiana, Los Angeles, New York, Vienna, Hamburg, Sakaide, Valencia, Moscow and London.

Gasper Jemec is an artist whose work is both timeless and unique. The son of a painter and of an art historian, he became aware of his own creativity at a precocious age and has devoted his life to cultivating his restless and experimental nature. Jemec's multi-media work is both sensual and cerebral, and he blends technology with tradition in order to manipulate texture, color and light in new and stimulating ways. Jemec often works in several disciplines at one time, freely moving from painting to sculpture, photography, and installation. In some works he demonstrates a virtuosity of color, in others it is the absence of color which makes an aesthetic or philosophical gesture. Jemec constantly alters his materials and techniques to imbue each phase of his career with freshness and mystique.

written by Robin Ahrens

 

EDUCATION

 

UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED ARTS

MFA studies in sculpture with Prof. Gerda Fassel, 2001-2002, Vienna, Austria

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

MFA studies in painting with Prof. Voughn Clay, 1999, Pennsylvania, USA

 

ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA

Academy painter, received BFA in painting under the supervision of Prof. Gustav Gnamus, studied with Prof. Janez Bernik and Prof. Gustav Gnamus, 1994-1998, received MFA in painting with Prof. Bojan Gorenec, 1998-2000 and MFA studies in Videoart with Prof. Sreco Dragan, 2002-2004, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

SELECTED AWARDS, GRANTS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

126 Gallery, RARE EXPORTS #2 Residency Grant, 2016, Galway, Ireland

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Granted rights to payment of contributions for pension and health insurance from the state budget, 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia

encontrArte BCN / Espronceda, Artist in residence Grant, 2015, Barcelona, Spain

Fallani Venezia, Mondonovo Project; selected artist, 2013, Venice, Italy

Gallery Zala, Painting of the month, 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Art residency at the London atelier, 2010, London, UK

Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation Award 2010, Nominee, Ljubljana City Gallery, 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia and Lachen, Switzerland

Research Grant, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, 2008, Ljubljana, Slovenia

ESSL AWARD Slovenia 05; Special Invitation, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia and ESSL Museum Contemporary Art, 2005, Vienna, Austria

2nd Prize, Art Compo Kagawa Biennal 2004, 2004, Takamatsu, Japan

IUAV di Venezia; Project Grant for participation at the programme Vivere Venezia 2 / Recycling the Future of the 50. La Biennale di Venezia International Art Exhibition, 2003, Venice, Italy

Kulturkontakt Austria, Project Grant, 2003, Vienna, Austria

City of Ljubljana, Scholarship for talented students, 2002-2004, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Alfred Toepfer Foundation Hamburg und University of Vienna, Herder's Scholarship, 2001-2002, Vienna, Austria and Hamburg, Germany

1st Prize, Sakaide Art Grand Prix '99, Sakaide Civic Art Museum, 1999, Sakaide, Japan

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Art residency at the New York atelier, 1999, New York, USA

Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Exchange Scholarship for MFA studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1999, Pennsylvania, USA

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Scholarship and co-financing of MFA studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, 1998-2000, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1st Prize, Sakaide Art Grand Prix '98, Sakaide Civic Art Museum, 1998, Sakaide, Japan

Republic Office of Employment of Republic of Slovenia, The Zois Scholarship for talented students, 1996-1998, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

SELECTED INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

 

2017
 
MESSAGES D'AMOUR & SUR LA PLAGE Series and other works; Project by Gašper Jemec, Dieppe, Normandy, France
 
TORINO GRAPHIC DAYS VOL.02; presented by Fallani Venezia, Torino, Italy
 
Art Museum in Summer night Castle; Hiunkaku in the Tamamo Park, WA NO CONTEMPORARY 2017; 'Beyond the time of one hundred years', Takamatsu, Japan
 
ART PARIS ART FAIR; presented at the Grand Palais by Salamatina Gallery New York, Atlanta, Paris, France
 
2016
 
126 Gallery, RARE EXPORTS #2 Project, Galway, Ireland
 
White Cube Takamatsu Tsukumo Gallery, ARTISTS OF SLOVENIA 2016, Takamatsu, Japan
 
SUSAK EXPO 2016; curated by Keran James and Herzog Dellafiore, Susak Island, Croatia
 
UTAZU ART AWARD 2016, Kagawa, Japan
 
ART PARIS ART FAIR; presented at the Grand Palais by Salamatina Gallery New York, Paris, France
 
Studio1.1 Gallery, ART/CONVERTERS!, London, UK
 
Studio1.1 Gallery, THIS YEAR'S MODEL '16, London, UK
 
2015
 
Radna 6/8, THE SESSION | SESJA; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, featuring Mirko Tucakov, curated by Mateusz Wojciechowski, Warsaw, Poland
 
Kagawa Prefectual Culture Hall, WA NO CONTEMPORARY 2015, Takamatsu, Japan
 
Fallani Venezia and Salamatina Gallery, TERRA NUOVA; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Venice, Italy
 
encontrArte BCN / Espronceda, THE FLAMINGOS; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Barcelona, Spain
 
UTAZU ART AWARD 2015, Kagawa, Japan
 
Studio1.1 Gallery, THIS YEAR'S MODEL '15, London, UK
 
2014
 
UTAZU ART AWARD 2014, Kagawa, Japan
 
Studio1.1 Gallery, ART/CONVERTERS!, London, UK
 
9E TRIENNALE MONDIALE DE L'ESTAMPE ET DE LA GRAVURE ORIGINALE, Chamalières, France
 
2013
 
Castello Normanno Svevo Sannicandro di Bari, ADRIATIC SIDE, Sannicandro di Bari, Italy
 
Fallani Venezia, MONDONOVO PROJECTVenice, Italy
 
Kagawa Prefectual Culture Hall, WA NO CONTEMPORARY 2013, Takamatsu, Japan
 
Gallery Velenje, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Velenje, Slovenia
 
2012
 
Studio1.1 Gallery, LIFE IS MY BEST FRIEND; visual installation by Gašper Jemec, London, UK
 
Manor house Zemono, ASTOR MARTIN UDINE & VANTAGE, Vipava Valley, Slovenia
 
International Centre of Graphic Arts, PRINTS AND IMPRESSIONS, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
Digital Signal, Image and Video Processing Laboratory, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, DREAMWALL, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
2011
 
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Art Compo Kagawa 2011, Takamatsu, Japan
 
Sprout, Vibe Gallery, SPROUT GIVES YOU CRUMBS, The Biscuit Factory, London, UK
 
European Central Bank, CONTEMPORARY ART FROM SLOVENIA, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
 
Salamatina gallery, TRUE BLUE/cover image by Gašper Jemec, Manhasset, NY, USA
 
European Parliament; Yehudi Menuhin Space, PHS building, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT'S ART COLLECTION EXHIBITION; Art from Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia, Brussels, Belgium
 
National Gallery of Slovenia, YES/Young Executive Society event; Gašper Jemec, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
Galeria e Arteve Shkodër, EVERY THOUGHT THAT TRAVELS SOUTH FROM MY MIND...COMES DIRECTLY TO MY HEART; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Shkodër, Albania
 
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, EXHIBITION BERLIN / LONDON / NEW YORK, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
2010
 
Gašper Jemec Projects, TATTOING LONDON AND THE SKY ABOVE IT; project by Gašper Jemec, London, UK
 
Alfred Topfer Stiftung F.V.S. Hamburg; Gallery Georgshof, CHESS/SCHACH, Hamburg, Germany
 
Gašper Jemec Projects, TOUCHING THE SKY; project by Gašper Jemec, Timmendorfer Strand, Baltic Sea, Germany
 
Ljubljana City Gallery, THE VORDEMBERGE-GILDEWART FOUNDATION AWARD 2010 EXHIBITION, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
Gašper Jemec Projects, THE STARS DO NOT FALL ON THE EARTH; project by Gašper Jemec, Gruzinskaya ploshchad, Moscow, Russia
 
Yes/Young Excutive Society, I WILL CALL YOU AGAIN; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
Gallery of the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, I TRADE GOLD FOR MONEY; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
Nova KBM Bank, FREE TICKET FOR EGO FITNESS; project by Gašper Jemec, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
2009
 
Aleksey Kozyr's Gallery CEH V, Contemporary Art Centre Vinzavod, THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Moscow, Russia
 
ART MOSCOW ART FAIR; presented by Gallery Atelier #2 Moscow, Moscow, Russia
 
Salamatina Gallery, GROUP SHOW 2009, Manhasset, NY, USA
 
Gallery Belyaevo, LUX&LUXE; LIGHT AND LUXURY, Moscow, Russia
 
2008
 
Gašper Jemec Projects, SPANISH SERIES II, Valencia, Spain
 
Experimental venue Roxy/NoD, EARLY REFLECTIONS PRESENT: THE 5TH SEASON; SYLVA SMEJKALOVA & GAŠPER JEMEC, Prague, Czech Republic
 
Slovenian Science Institute in Vienna, PATHS TO EUROPE, Vienna, Austria
 
ART KARLSRUHE ART FAIR; Visconti Fine Art Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany
 
ART MADRID ART FAIR; Gallery Lazar Vujic, Madrid, Spain
 
European Economic and Social Committee, WhatNEXT?...SLOVENIA; IMPRESSIONS OF INFINITY; IMAGES FROM SLOVENIA; CONTEMPORARY SLOVENIAN ART, Brussels, Belgium
 
Visconti Fine Art, Gallery Passage, THE VOYAGE; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
Gallery Narodni dom, TURBULENCE/TURBOLENZE; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Trieste, Italy
 
2007
 
Burgau Castle, EUROPEAN MASTERS OF MODERN ART, Burgau, Austria
Visconti Fine Art, Gallery Passage, NEW PAINTINGS; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
National museum and Japanese Embassy, EAST MEETS WEST, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
Chelley Mühle, CHANCE TO CHANGE, Oslip, Austria
 
Sakaide Civic Art Museum, SAKAIDE ART GRAND PRIX 2007, Sakaide, Japan
 
Public space; Vitrine of Gimnasium Joze plecnik, THE HARBOUR; installation by Gašper Jemec, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
Schwarz Gallery, SNOW LEOPARD; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
2006
 
Art Center Berlin, GAŠPER JEMEC; MENTAL SCREEN; PAINTING AND SCULPTURE; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Berlin, Germany
 
Visconti Fine Art; Gallery Passage, LATITUDES; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
Wiener Börse, GO INTERNATIONAL; EUROPEAN ART EXHIBITION: GAŠPER JEMEC; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Vienna, Austria
 
Sparkasse Bank and Embassy of Republic of Austria, INFINITE AUSTRIA SERIES; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
La Carboneira Gallery, ART DULCINIUM, Sevilla, Spain
 
Klaipeda Art Exhibition Hall, SIGNS OF THE TIME, Klaipeda, Lithuania
 
Palais Berlaymont, SUMMA ARTIS, Brussels, Belgium
 
2005
 
Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. and Goethe-Institute Hamburg, GAŠPER JEMEC; TURBULENCES OF SHADOWS; CONTEMPORARY ART FROM SLOVENIA; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Hamburg, Germany
 
Kunstforum Stubenberg; Various locations, GAŠPER JEMEC; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Stubenberg am See, Austria
 
ESSL Museum Contemporary Art, ESSL AWARD, Klosterneuburg/Donau, Vienna, Austria
 
KAGAWA ART FESTIVAL 2005, Contemporary Dance & Art, Kagawa, Japan
 
Sikoronja Gallery, SOČA/ISONZO, Rosegg, Austria
 
Space Sakaide Gallery, YOUNG SLOVENE ARTISTS 2005, Sakaide, Japan
 
Museum of Modern Art, ESSL AWARD SLOVENIA 05, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
Sakaide Civic Art Museum, SAKAIDE ART GRAND PRIX 2005, Sakaide, Japan
 
Konst på väg, GREEN, AS I LOVE YOU, GREENLY, Orangeriet, Lövstabruk, Sweden
 
2004
 
Space Sakaide Gallery, GAŠPER JEMEC; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Sakaide, Japan
 
Compilation 2112m² Europe, Galerie am Hauptplatz, SLOWENIEN: GAŠPER JEMEC & MARJETA GODLER, Hainburg/Donau, Austria
 
Siebensterngalerie Ruth Maier, UNSICHTBARE MASCHINEN; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Vienna, Austria
Sikoronja Gallery, GAŠPER JEMEC & JOCHEN TRAAR, Rosegg, Austria
 
ART COMPO KAGAWA BIENNIAL 2004, Takamatsu, Japan
 
Space Sakaide Gallery, SLOVENIAN YOUNG ARTIST 2004, Sakaide, Japan
 
Slovenian Science Institute in Vienna, ART CONNECTS 8&8, 8 SLOVENE AND 8 AUSTRIAN YOUNG ARTISTS, Vienna, Austria
 
Sikoronja Gallery, OPEN HOUSE, Rosegg, Austria
 
Sakaide Civic Art Museum, SAKAIDE ART GRAND PRIX 2004, Sakaide, Japan
 
Neustädter Rathaus, ART EVENT; PEACE AND CULTURE CAMPAIGN, Prague, Czech Republic
 
2003
 
MuseumsQuartier Wien, Quartier 21 / Piroschka rev, WHERE DO WE BEGIN; exhibition by Gašper Jemec & Sylva Smejkalova, Vienna, Austria
 
50. LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA, Vivere Venezia 2; Recycling The Future; Friedhof Laguna Racing Team, Venice, Italy
 
Forum Stadtpark Graz, FRIENDLY FIRE, Graz, Austria
 
Ring Gallery, Home of HDLU, PODOBA KOT PRESEŽEK VIDNEGA, Zagreb, Croatia
 
Space Sakaide Gallery, SLOVENE YOUNG ARTISTS 2003, Sakaide, Japan
 
Sakaide Civic Art Museum, SAKAIDE ART GRAND PRIX 2003, Sakaide, Japan
 
2002
 
Siebenstern Ruth Maier Gallery, DENY NOTHINIG IN YOURSELF; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Vienna, Austria
 
Siebenstern Ruth Maier Gallery, HOMO SAPIENS; installation & performance by Gašper Jemec; Skulptur im Garten (Hoffest Wien), Vienna, Austria
 
Lukas Knaffel House, TRANS(POS)ITION; Performance of Herder scholarship-holders 2001, Vienna, Austria
 
Slovenian Cultural Centre Korotan, LOOKING...ING...ING...; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, featuring Samir Ahmetspahić, Vienna, Austria
 
Slovenian Science Institute in Vienna, LOOKING FOR WHITE; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Vienna, Austria
 
2001
 
Stephen Gang Gallery, GAŠPER JEMEC; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, New York, NY, USA
 
Gallery TR3, KRILO_THE WING, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
Alexie Gallery, GROUP SHOW, New York, NY, USA
 
Space Sakaide Gallery, YOUNG SLOVENE ARTISTS, Sakaide, Japan
 
Sakaide Civic Art Museum, SAKAIDE ART GRAND PRIX 2001, Sakaide, Japan
 
Manhattan Ave., 3L, Brooklyn, OPEN STUDIO BY GAŠPER JEMEC, Brooklyn, NY, USA
 
2000
 
SCC Gallery, GAŠPER JEMEC; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Lemont, IL, USA
 
Palazzo del Ferdinandeo, MIB ART. FOR AN ECONOMY OF THE EYE, Trieste, Italy 1999
 
Sakaide Civic Art Museum, SAKAIDE ART GRAND PRIX '99, Sakaide, Japan
 
Kipp Gallery, JEMEC, MATIJEVIĆ, PUGELJ, ZAVADLAV, Indiana, PA, USA
 
TAIEX, AT THE LAST MINUTE, Bruxelles, Belgium
 
St. Cyril's Church, THE WING; exhibition by Gasper Jemec, New York, NY, USA
 
L.I.P.A. Gallery, EUROVISION; Jemec, Pugelj, Zavadlav, Washington D.C., USA
 
1998
 
Sakaide Civic Art Museum, SAKAIDE ART GRAND PRIX '98, Sakaide, Japan
 
4th International Festival of Computer Arts, ONE ROOM, Maribor, Slovenia
 
Turnac Gallery, Novi Vinodolski, Croatia
 
1997
 
Sakaide Civic Art Museum, SAKAIDE ART GRAND PRIX '97, Sakaide, Japan
 
Gallery P74, MICROCOSMOS, WHERE I AM GROWING WELL, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
1994-2000
 
Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana, STUDENTS EXHIBITIONS, Ljubljana, Slovenia\
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