Vanja Bučan

Vanja Bucan was born in Slovenia in 1973. She lives and works between Amsterdam and south-east Balkans. She recently graduated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the Hague, at the department of documentary photography. Already during her education she produced and exhibited completed photographic series which define her position between documentary and staged art photography.


2006- 2010 Royal Academy of Fine Arts, the Hague, the Netherlands, Photography
1992- 1997 Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Sociology

Solo exhibition:

2009: Fools and Follies, Solo exposition, Photon Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Selected group exhibitions & screenings:
2011: 7th Photo Biennale, Poznan, Poland
2011: Lab East, Gallery V8 Verslag, Cologne, Germany
2011: Red Dawns International Women’s Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2010: Portfolio Showcase, Souvenirs from Earth -European Video Art TV
2010: Lab East, Swiss Photo Award, Group Exhibition, Zurich, Switzerland
2010: “As If It Happened”, Upcoming Choreographers NDT, de Regentes, the Hague, Nederlands
2010: Upcoming Choreographers, Nederlands Dans Theater, de Regentes, den Haag, Nederlands
2009: Paesaggi dell’ Immaginario, France
2009: Photonic Luminatic, travelling group exhibition-Split, Bratislava, Belgrade, Wien
2008: Month of Photography, Ljubljana
2008: New Slovenian Photography and Video, K2 Center for Contemporary Art, Izmir, Turkey
2008: Slovenian Photo of the Year, Ljubljana

2008: EMZIN – Slovenian Photo of the Year