Branko Lenart (1948, Slovenia) was born in former Yugoslavia and later migrated to neighbouring Austria with his family at 6 years of age. He studied pedagogy in Graz. In 1968 he became a member of the avant-garde art society Forum Stadtpark, that later grew into Camera Austria. He thought photography at the College of Art and Design (1979 – 2007) and the Technical College Joanneum (1996 – 2003) in Graz.
Lenart is an internationally renowned photographer, who has widely travelled across the world ever since his youth. He attended various artist residencies like Apeiron Workshops in Millerton, New York, La Rochelle in Arles, France, and others in Oxford, Rome, Paris and London. His oeuvre sits between documentary and conceptual art photography. He dedicated his attention to the margins of society, be it the members of urban counter-cultures at the time or to the social conditions in the country and the peripheries. This genre of photography became to be known as “subjective topography.
Selected solo exhibitions:
2019: Into the Square, Atelje Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2019: Beyond Perspective, Atelje Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2018: NON-SPACE│ZeroSPACE, Gallery Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki, Slovenia.
2010: NON-SPACE/ZeroSPACE, Prom-Galerie, Munich, Germany.
2005: En Face, National Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2005: Backstage, Cankar Cultural Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2004: deKons (Deconstruction of Light – Sequential Constructions of the Space Planes: the Spaces of Spaces), City Museum of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
1998: Light of Shadow – Drawing of Form, Cankar Cultural Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Selected group exhibitions:
2019: Concrete Dreams: Photographing Industrial Heritage, Photon Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2017: All Kinds of Surprises – Viewing the Carmen Würth Collection, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Gaisbach, Germany.
2015: The Protagonists of Slovenian Contemporary Art 1968 – 2013, Gliptoteka, Zagreb, Croatia.
2015: The Protagonists of Slovenian Contemporary Art 1968 – 2013, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria.
2014: The Protagonists of Slovenian Contemporary Art 1968 – 2013, Villa Manin, Italy.
2014: City Perspectives, Photon Gallery Vienna, Austria.
2011: Slovenian Photography 1991 – 2011, MAO, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2011: One Season Show, by Prom-Galerie, Munich, Germany.