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Matija Brumen

Born 1975 in Maribor; He took his master’s degree in Japanese studies and philosophy at Academy of Arts in Ljubljana (2005) while at the moment he is finishing MA in photography at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. In past few years he has been working as independent artist in the field of contemporary art and photography and has created consistent body of work. He lives and works in Ljubljana.

Solo exhibitions:

2010: Japanische romantische strasse, Academy of Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2008: Portraits of Japan, Academy of Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2008: Portraits and Landscapes of Japan, Erberg pavilion, Dol pri Ljubljani, Slovenia
2001: Photographs and Video, Galerija Media nox, Maribor, Slovenia
2001: Japan, b/w photographs, K16, Academy of Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2000: Shinjuku, Student’s campus Rožna Dolina, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Group exhibitions:

2012: After the Fall, Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee, USA
2011: After the Fall, HVCCA, Peekskill, New York, USA
2011: The Visual Organ, 3rd Photography Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
2011: Fotonoviembre 2011, XI Bienal Internacional de Fotografia de Tenerife, Casa de la Cultura de Los Realeos, Los realeos, Tenerife, Spain
2001: Photography of the year 2001, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2010: Group OHO Award, Mestna galerija 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2010: Sittcomm award, PhotoMonth Festival, Pawilon Wyspianskiego, Krakow, Poland
2010: U3, Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia, Modern Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009: Photography of the year 2009, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009: Essl Award, Hribar Hall, Ljubljanski grad, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009: Essl Award, ESSL Museum, Klosterneuburg – Vienna, Austria
2008: Photography of the year 2008, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2008: Mapped 2008, galerija DLUM, Maribor, Slovenia
2008: Sittcomm award, finalist, Club A4, Bratislava, Slovakia
2008: Sittcomm award, MOME, Budapest, Hungary
2007: Photography of the year 2007, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2007: Welcome Youngsters 2007, Fotogalerija Stolp, Maribor, Slovenia
2006: Photography of the year 2006, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2006: Arhipelag, Contemporary Art Festival, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
2006: Oktober 2006, Henkel Art Award, Slovenia, Austria
2005: Photography of the year 2005, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2004: Ljubljanica – galerija (bank of Ljubljanica river), Ljubljana, Slovenia
2003: City of Velocity, MK Zvezda Award, Krško, Slovenia
2002: Portrait, MKC Pekarna Award, Gustaf, Maribor, Slovenia
2002: Old Maternity ward Novo mesto, KC Janez Trdina Award, Novo mesto, Slovenia
2001: Break 21, Metelkova Mesto, Ljubljana, Slovenia