About

Jernej Forbici born in Maribor (Slovenia) in 1980. He completed a degree in painting (with honours) under Professor Carlo Di Raco, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, and then a Master’s degree in visual and performing arts disciplines. From 1999 his work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions in various European countries, in the United States, Canada, Argentina, and China. He has been invited to participate in the following Biennales: Hicetnunc, Pordenone (2003), IBCA, International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Prague, German pavilion (2005), Accade, 52nd Venice Biennale (2007), 54th Venice Biennale, Arsenale pavilion (2011). In 2009 the aforementioned Academy of Fine Arts in Venice dedicated a retrospective to Jernej Forbici at the Magazzini del Sale, curated by Carlo Di Raco. In 2011, after having published his first monograph and presented five retrospectives in Italy and Slovenia, he was invited to participate in the exhibition Il fuoco della natura in Trieste. In 2012 he was given a scholarship by the Slovenian Ministry of Culture and was invited to take up a residency in London, where he dedicated himself to the study of the English masters. From 2013 to 2018 he presented various projects in private galleries and public institutions in Italy and abroad (Venice, Varese, Milan, Latina, Piacenza, Montesarchio, Vienna, Maribor, and Luxembourg). In 2017 he made, among others, the project Before It Comes Next exhibited at the Romberg Gallery in Latina and in 2018 the project Welcome to the Final Show in Punto Sull’Arte Gallery in Varese and Ptuj City Gallery in Slovenia. His works play a central role in the art world at an international level, so much so that today they are present in many exhibitions, fairs, institutions and collections. Currently he lives and works between Strnišče (SI) and Vicenza (IT).

Solo-exhibitions (selection):

2019

Long Gone, Hugo Galerie, New York (US)
Open Studio, Citè internationale des arts, Paris (FR)
Landscape & Memory, ARTKIT, Maribor (SI)

2018

Negated Landscape, Poola Gallery, Pula (HR)
Private Show, Tutzing, Munchen (DE)
Welcome to The Final Show – Auri Sacra Fames, Ptuj City Gallery, Ptuj (SI)
My Place, Galerie 9900, Lienz (AT)
Welcome to the Final Show, Galleria Punto Sull’Arte, Varese (IT)

2017
In my place, Galerija Zavarovalnice Triglav, Kranj (SI)
Auri sacra fames, Romberg Arte Contemporanea, Latina (IT)
Future, Galleria l’Occhio, Venezia (IT)

2016
Forbici & Vicari, Galleria FO.VI, Strnišče (SI)
Phytoremediation, Nuovospazio Arte Contemporanea, Piacenza (IT)
Landskip – Jernej Forbici e Marika Vicari, (catalogo), Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Varese (IT)

2015
Everywhen – Jernej Forbici e Marika Vicari, Roomberg Project Space, Latina (IT)
Nothing Is Yelling At You, Officina Delle Zattere, Venezia (IT)

2014
Works On Paper, Galleria d’Arte L’Occhio, Venezia (IT)
Blurry Future, European Court Of Auditors (LU)
Sleep Now In The Fire, Prostor Epeka, Maribor (SI)

2013
Works On Paper & The Rest, Galerija FO.VI, Strnišče (SI)
[New] Life – Forbici, Mariconti, Ravasio, (catalogo), Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Varese (IT)

2012
Large Scale Uk Sketches, Embassy Of The Republic Of Slovenia, Londra (GB)
Stop Or Burn With Us!, Galleria Nuvole Arte Contempoanea, Montesarchio (IT)
Last Flowers, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Milano (IT)
Letzte Pflanze, Galerie Kro Art Contemporary – Kunstraum 16Th, Vienna (AT)

2011
New Works, Galerija FO.VI, Strnišče (SI)
NaturAzioni – Ciaurro, Forbici, Nielsen, (catalogo), Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Varese (IT)
Last Flower, Museo Delle Mura, Borgo Val Di Taro, Parma (IT)
Monuments, Musei Montichiari, Galleria Comunale, Montichiari (IT)
Blurry Future, Loft Miramarmi, S. Pietro Mussolino, Vicenza (IT)
Jernej Forbici, Galerie Englös, Dobbiaco (IT)
Fiumi Di Porpora, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milano (IT)
2001 – 2011, Tovarna Umetnosti – Art Factory, Majšperk (SI)

2010
Jernej Forbici, Galerija Tenzor, Ptuj (SI)
Halda, Galerija FO.VI, Kidričevo (SI)
The Observer´S Diary, Galèria Krokus, Bratislava (SK)

2009
My Space, Magazzini Del Sale, Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Venezia (IT)
J. Forbici – Slike, Galerija 22, Ljubljana (SL)

2008
Jernej Forbici, Razstavišče Fori, Žalec (SI)
Jernej Forbici, Marika Vicari, Galerija Marin, Umag (HR)
Parasite Evolution – Dead Host, Galleria d’Arte L’Occhio, Venezia (IT)
We Love Our Nature, Aparth Brno (SK)

2007
Unfinished Business, Filozofska Fakulteta, Maribor (SI)
Unfinished Business – Made In Italy, Galleria Nuvole Arte Contemporanea, Montesarchio, Benevento (IT)
How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us, Meinblau E.v., Berlino (DE)
Weinfest, Loisium Museum With Robert Mittinger, Langenlois (AT)
Standing On The Edge, Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna (AT)

2006
Comoedia, Galleria Bellofresco, Mestre, Venezia (IT)

2005
In My Place, Galleria 3D, Venezia (IT)
New Documents, Halda, Miheličeva Galerija, Ptuj (SI)

2004
Doc Imp, Razstavišče Hosting, Ljubljana (SI)
In My Place, Galerija Magistrat, Ptuj (SI)

2003
In My Place, 2Nd Edition, Galerija Tenzor, Ptuj (SI)
Imp, Hiša Kulture, Pivka (SI)
After Genesis, Galerija Insula, Izola (SI)
In My Place, Galerija Sodobne Umetnosti, Celje (SI)

2002
Genesis, Galerija Tenzor, Ptuj (SI)

2001
People And Earth / Ljudje In Gruda, Razstavišče Stara Steklarska, Ptuj (SI)

Group Exhibitions / Art Fairs (selection):

2020

Summer Collection, Hugo Fine Arts Galerie, New York (US)
The Tremendous World I have Inside my Head (Metamodernism and metaromanticism in Slovenian painting), Piran Coastal Galleries – Galerija Monfort, Portorož (SI)
Winter Collection II, Hugo Fine Arts Galerie, New York (US)
BAF -Bergamo Arte Fiera, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Bergamo (IT)

2019

The Tremendous World I have Inside my Head (Metamodernism and metaromanticism in Slovenian painting), Ptuj City Gallery, Ptuj (SI)
The Tremendous World I have Inside my Head (Metamodernism and metaromanticism in Slovenian painting), The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška (KGLU), Slovenj Gradec (SI)
Summer Collective II, Hugo Fine Arts Galerie, New York (US)
ArtVerona, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Verona (IT)
ArtePadova, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Padova(IT)
Tregenda, L’Arca degli Esposti, Palermo, (IT)
ExpoArte Montichiari, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Montichiari, Brescia (IT)
Collettiva, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Varese (IT)
BAF -Bergamo Arte Fiera, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Bergamo (IT)

2018

Group Show, Hugo Galerie, New York (US)Grandart,Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Milano (IT
Fokus, Ptuj City Gallery, Ptuj (SI)
ArtVerona, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Verona (IT)
<20 15×15/20×20 Collezione PUNTO SULL’ARTE 2018, (catalogue), Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Varese (IT)
Natura Violata, Art Factory, Venezia (IT)
Artegenova, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Genova (IT)

2017
Inventura, Ptuj City Gallery, Ptuj (SI)
ArtVerona, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Verona (IT)
Big is beautiful, 15th Festival of Contemporary Art ART STAYS, Ptuj (SI)
Heimat. Domovina. Patria 3. Alpe Adria, Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna (AT)
PaviArt, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Pavia (IT)
Nuvole in campo (Percezioni in campo), Nuvole Arte Contemporanea, Montesarchi – Benevento (IT)
Arte Genova, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Genova (IT)
MAM Mostra a Milano, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Milano (IT)

2016
Art Priori, Mannheim (DE)
5 Anni | Classico Contemporaneo, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Varese (IT)
ART.FAIR Cologne, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Cologne (DE)
10 Jahre, Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna (AT)
ArtVerona, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Verona (IT)
Febbre a ’39, Galleria Nuovo Spazio Arte Contemporanea, Piacenza (IT)
Arte Genova, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Genova (IT)

2015
Bergamo Arte Fiera, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Bergamo (IT)
Filo Rosso, Galleria Nuovo Spazio, Piacenza (IT)
Art Verona, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Verona (IT)
<20 15×15 / 20×20 Collezione PUNTO SULL’ARTE 2015, (catalogo), Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Varese (IT)
Off Art Fair, Bruxelles (BE)
Setup, Bologna (IT)
Arte Genova, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Genova (IT)

2014
<20 15×15/20×20 Collezione PUNTO SULL’ARTE 2014, (catalogo), Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Varese (IT)
Das Prinzip Hoffnung, Gallery Kro Art, Vienna (AT)
St-Art, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Strasburgo (FR)
Art Verona, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Verona (IT)
Arte Genova, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Genova (IT)

2013
Art Verona, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Kro Art Contemporary, Verona (IT)
Bergamo Arte Fiera, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Bergamo (IT)

2012
Art Toronto, Galleria 3D, Toronto (CDN)
Art Verona, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Galleria 3D, Verona (IT)
Fuoco Della Natura, Salone Degli Incanti, Ex Pescheria, Trieste (IT)
Arte Genova, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Genova (IT)
Art4business 2012, Galleria PUNTO SULL’ARTE, Malpensa (IT)

2011
Art Toronto, Sps Art Consulting, Toronto (CA)
The Others, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Torino (IT)
Art Verona, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Verona (IT)
Lost In Painting, Villa Brandolini, Pieve Di Soligo, Treviso (IT)
54° Biennale Di Venezia, Padiglione Italia – Progetto Accademie. Lo Stato Dell’arte – Arsenale Novissimo Tese Di San Cristoforo, Venezia (IT)
Adama’. Cantica Per La Terra, Pardes – Laboratorio Di Ricerca D’arte Contemporanea, Mirano, Venezia (IT)
Review And Outlook, Galerie T40, Düsseldorf (DE)
Aam, Arte Accessibile Milano, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milano (IT)
Vico Calabro E Gli Artisti Della Stamperia D’arte Busato, Spazio D’arte Pisanello, Verona (IT)
Baf, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Bergamo (IT)

2010
Il Paesaggio (Dipinto), Galleria Vm21, Roma (IT)
Tra Carte E Inchiostri, Stamperia D’arte Busato, Vicenza (IT)
Step09, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milano (IT)
Art Verona, Kro Art Contemporary, Verona (IT)
Paesaggio Con Figure, Palazzo Della Comunità, Orta San Giulio, Novara (IT)
Dušan Fišer And Friends – Art Stays, Gallery T40, Düsseldorf (DE)
Loft Life Art Event, Loft Mt55, Vicenza (IT)

2009
Landscape And Memory, Hungarian Academy, Roma (IT)
Nuove Figure 3, Atelier F, Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Venezia (IT)
Join, Art Stays & Galerija FO.VI, 6Th Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlino (DE)
Nuovi Orizzonti In Laguna, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires (AR)
Nuove Figure 3, Forte Marghera – 35, Mestre, Venezia (IT)
Art Dialogue, Tovarna Umetnosti / Art Factory, Majšperk (SI)
6. Berliner Kunstsalon, Art Stays & Galerija FO.VI, Berlino (DE)
Art Bodensee, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Dornbirn (AT)
Art Karlsruhe, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Karlsruhe (DE)
London Art Fair, Galleria 3D, London (GB)
Baf, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Bergamo (IT)
Young, Fresh And New, Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna (AT)
Save The Children, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Conservatorio Di Milano, Milano (IT)

2008
Art Stays Open 08, Miheličeva Galerija, Galerija Magistrat, Ptuj (SI)
Atelier F, Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Venezia (IT)
Lineart, Kro Art Contemporary, Gent (BE)
St’art, Strasbourg, Kro Art Contemporary (FR)
Art Verona, Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Verona (IT)
Art International Zürich, Kro Art Contemporary, Zurigo (CH)
Art Bodensee, Kro Art Contemporary, Dornbirn (AT)
Miart, Kro Art Contemporary, Milano (IT)
Arte Moderna E Contemporanea, Kro Art Contemporary, Roma (IT)
Art Innsbruck, Kro Art Contemporary, Innsbruck (AT)

2007
Biological, Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna (AT)
St’art, Kro Art Contemporary, Strasburgo (FR)
Art International Zürich, Kro Art Contemporary, Zurigo (CH)
Arte Firenze, Kro Art Contemporary, Firenze (IT)
Miart, Kro Art Contemporary, Milano (IT)
Vicenza Arte, Kro Art Contemporary, Vicenza (IT)

2006
Arte&Sud Obiettivo Contemporaneo, Castello Normanno Di Acicastello, Villa Fortuna, Acitrezza, Catania (IT)
Abitare I Confini, Forte Di Fenestrelle, Fenestrelle, Torino (IT)
Land(E)Scape, Facolta D’architettura Di Genova, Sala Delle Cisterne, Genova (IT)
Verdemateria, Filanda Di Salzano, Venezia (IT)
Democracy Of Enjoyment, 3. Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlino (DE)
Land(E)Scape, Galleria A+A, Venezia (IT)
Zbirka Tenzor, Miheličeva Galerija, Ptuj (SI)
Land(E)Scape, Pokrajinski Muzej Ptuj & Galerija FO.VI, Ptuj (SI)
Field Of Vision, Galerija FO.VI, Ptuj (SI)
Atelier F, Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Venezia, Venezia (IT)

2005
Q13, Hoolywood, Galleria Contemporaneo, Mestre, Venezia (IT)
Slovenian Place, 2. Berliner Kunstsalon, Arena, Berlino (DE)
Ibca, International Biennale Of Contemporary Art – “Berlin” Section, National Gallery, Praga (CZ)
51° Biennale Di Venezia, Accademia Di Belle Arti, Venezia (IT)
Atelier F, Accademia Di Belle Arti, Venezia (IT)

2004
Techne, Pittura_ricerca, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito, Venezia (IT)
Hicetnunc, In My Place – Halda, San Vito Al Tagliamento, Pordenone (IT)

2003
Atelier F, Accademia Di Belle Arti, Venezia (IT)

2001
Art House, Razstavišče Drama, Ljubljana (SI)