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Matej Sitar

Born on October 24, 1980 in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
1995-1999: 1. gimnazija Maribor
1999-2007: Fakulteta za družbene vede, Ljubljana
2003: Šola uporabnih umetnosti Famul Stuart, Ljubljana

Selected solo exhibitions:

2010: Views on motifs, Bežigrajska Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenija
2009: Fairy Tales – XXV International Festival Sarajevo, Sarajevo Winter 2009, Organic Art Life, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina
2008: Tsuriai, Jože Pučnik Airport, Brnik, Slovenia
2008: Tsuriai, Gallery Raandesk in Measure Law, New York, USA
2008: Tsuriai, Photogallery Stolp, Maribor, Slovenia
2008: America, my way, Galerija Lokalpatriot, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
2008: TsuriaI, Bridge Art Fair, New York, USA
2008: TsuriaI, Galerija SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland
2007: America, my way, Photobiennale Photodistorzija, Poreč Croatia
2007: Mongolia, Gallery KUD France Prešeren, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2006: 2004-2005 & Underground, Atelier FAIR, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Selected group exhibitions:

2010: natur.PUR.2010, Kuenstlerhaus Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt (AT)
2010: Essl art award CEE 2009 winners, Essl museum, Klosterneuburg/Wienn(A)
2009: The pursuit of happiness, Noorderlicht photo festival, Groningen (NL)
2009: Paysages de l’imaginaire, Garage Donadieu, Cahors (F)
2009: Fairy Tales, Essl award, nominees’ exhibition, Ljubljana (SI)
2008: Fairy Tales, Center for contemporary art Celje, Celje (SI)
2008: Tsuriai, Bridge art fair, New York(USA)
2008: Tsuriai, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik (IS)
2007: Po(Kopališča), Po(Kopališče) Kolezija, interdisciplinary project, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2006: Mesto pod zemljo, interdisciplinary project with Miha Vipotnik, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2005: Za ljubi kruhek, FAIR Association, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2004: Žito, 10 years of the School Famul Stuart on Ljubljana’s Castle, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2002: Portret, Galerija pekarna magdalenske mreže, Maribor, Slovenia

Awards, grants, residencies:

2009: Scholarship of the association of Slovene fine artists societies, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009: Essl award for young contemporary art, first prize, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2008 Scholarship from the Slovenian ministry of culture, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2008: SIM – Association of Icelandic visual artist, Reykjavik, Iceland
2008: TsuriaI, EMZIN Slovenian award for the photography of the year, selection, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2007: America, my way, EMZIN Slovenian award for the photography of the year, award, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2007: International Photography awards – Certificate of achievement, Los Angeles, USA
2006 International Photography awards – Certificate of achievement, Los Angeles, USA

Publications:

TSUIRAI (36 pages with 23 color reproductions), Ljubljana 2008