Maribor, 1980

  • CV

Jernej Forbici born in Maribor (Slovenia) in 1980. He studied at the College for Visual Arts of Ljubljana. He graduated with honours in Painting (chair Prof. Carlo Di Raco) at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, then specialising in Visual and Performing Arts. Since 1999 his works were chosen for many solo and group exhibitions in Europe, USA, Canada, Argentina and China. His works also belong to various public and private collections. He was invited to Biennials: Hicetnunc, Pordenone (2003), IBCA International Art Biennial in Prague, German Pavilion (2005), Accade, 51° Biennial of Venice (2007), 53° Biennial of Venice, Italy Pavilion - Academies (2011).

In 2009 the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice organized a retrospective of Jernej Forbici's works at the Magazzini del Sale, curated by Carlo Di Raco. In 2011, after having published his first monography and presented five retrospectives in Italy and Slovenia, he was invited to take part to the exhibition Il fuoco della natura in Trieste. In 2012 he won a scholarship from the Slovenian Ministry of Culture and was invited in London, where he studied the English masters. He lives and works among Kidričevo, Ptuj (Slo) e Vicenza (I).