Gašper Jemec

​略歴(Brief CV)  
Gašper 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, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. He has resided and worked in Indiana, Los Angeles, New York, Vienna, Hamburg, Sakaide, Valencia, Moscow and London.
Gašper 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


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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:

Cité internationale des arts and Association of Visual Artists of Slovenia, Artist Residency, 2018, Paris, France
Q Bank Gallery, Artist Residency, 2018, Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia
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, Sloveni
 
SELECTED INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS:
2018
Cité internationale des arts, Atelier 8222, OH CALIFORNIE; open studio / installation / exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Paris, France
UTAZU ART AWARD BIENNALE 2018, U-Plaza Utazu Art Centre, Kagawa, Japan
Q Bank Gallery, A FISH NAMED MAC; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia 
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, Jap
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 PROJECT, Venice, Italy
Kagawa Prefectual Culture Hall, WA NO CONTEMPORARY 2013, Takamatsu, Japan
Gallery Velenje, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN; exhibition by Gašper Jemec, Velenje, Slovenia
2012
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Art Compo Kagawa 2011, Takamatsu, Japan
Sprout, Vibe Gallery, SPROUT GIVES YOU CRUMBS, The Biscuit Factory, London, UK
 

 
  
LA ZETA REFLEJADA / THE REFLECTED POLICE CAR
(‘zeta’ in Spanish: patrol police car)
2016/colour pencils on japanese paper/54 x 38 cm /
 
THE FLAMINGOS
an exhibition by Gasper Jemec @ Espronceda
Barcelona, Spain
Installation view 1
LORENZO, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 275 x 220 cm
THE GUARDIAN OF THE SUN, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 290 x 450 cm
4 WOODEN ISLANDS WITH FLAMINGOS, 2015, wooden site-specific installation with augmented reality Flamingos, various dimensions
 
     
A TREE FROM THE FOREST IS CUT DOWN AND WORKED WITH AN AXE BY THE HANDS OF A MAN
2014/cwood, acrylic paint/55 x 33 x 23 cm
 
 
EL GOTICO
Behind the pale olive curtain
Reflection on The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries
2016/acrylic on canvas/118 x 92 cm
 
 
  
FLUO BARESE
site-specific installationat the Castello Normanno Svevo Sannicandro di Bari, Italy
2013/mixed media/652 x 567 x 512 cm
Exhibition ADRIATIC SIDE
Curated by Fausta Bolettieri
 
THE WING
site-specific installation Long Beach, Los Angeles
1999/wood, metal/325 x 175 x 75 cm
 
     
I DON'T MIND. THE TURQUOISE DEEP WALL IN LOS ANGELES HOME.
2017/coloured ink on canvas/30 x 40 cm

 
 
HEY GORGEOUS, WHAT'S ALL THAT PURPLE?
2013-2014/acrylic on canvas/200 x 120 cm