About the artist
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).