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Tanja Verlak

Born in 1979 - Slovenia

BIOGRAPHY

Tanja Verlak is a Slovenian artist, born in 1979 in Ptuj. She studied in Prague at the FAMU, and obtained her diploma in documentary photography. She then moved to New Delhi and joined the Jawaharlal Nehru University. She continued her studies in London, at the Royal College of Art and did a PHD.

She has a passion for photography, her photos are mainly in black and white, where landscape holds an important role. Tanja Verlak draws inspiration from her environment, whether it's natural or artificially designed by Man. Her work highlights the vastness of spaces. Her work lets out a feeling of harmony and gentleness.

Tanja Verlak exhibits her photos all over the world, some of the places include Paris,New York and New Delhi.

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EXHIBITIONS

Solo exhibition

2009
•»Na želje drugega ra?unaj po sebi«, Muzikafe gallery, Ptuj, SI

2007
•»PROVERBS«, Stolp Gallery, Maribor, SI

2006
•»PROVERBS«, Fotopub, Novo mesto, SI
•Festival of Poesy and Wine, Medana, Slovenia
•»Fotografije 1999 2004 photographs«, Photon, Ljubljana, SI

2005
•»Fotografije 1999 2004 photographs«, Gallery Velryba, Prague, CZ

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2013

•They are Us: Animal Identity and the Anthropomorphic Urge, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York

2012

•Nova F, Tendencies in Slovene Photography, Gallery Stolp, Maribor, SI
•Art Now : Interier, University of Maribor, SI

2011

•It’s a Woman’s World of Photography, Gallery of Riko Debenjak, SI
•Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris, FR
•Artexchange, Rovinj, CRO

2010

•Paris Photo, Carrousel de Louvre, FR
•Ins Gesicht, Schuttksten, AT

2009
•PhotoSpeaks, International Festival for Photography and Video, Go Eun Museum of Photography, Pusan,KR
•No Photo, Obalne galerije Piran, Sl

2008
•Vanishing Points : The Vicious and Virtuous Circle, London, UK
•Landscape, Galerie KUB, Leipzig, DE

2007
•New Photography – Prague School, Savin’s Art Salon Zalec, Sl

2006
•Miteinander, Weiden, DE
•Students of Photography at the Prague’s FAMU, Museum of Gorenjska, Sl
•New F, Slovene Contemporary Photography, Maribor Art Gallery, Sl
•Intimate, Obalne galerije Piran, Sl
•Ausstellung der Kunstkolonie, Vienna, AT
•Personal Space, Vystavni sin Jiriho Jenicka, Beroun, CZ

2005
•Collection’s Selection, Museum of Gorenjska, Sl

2004
•Differently, National Museum of Photography, Jindrichuv Hradec, CZ

2002
•April’s Meetings Festival, Belgrade, RS



Published work

Camera Austria International (AT), Revolver Revue (CZ), Borec (SI), Edit Literaturzeitschrift (DE), Zbornik za umetnostno zgodovino (SI), Miteinander (CZ/DE), Photopub katalog IV (SI), Ampak (SI), Emzin (SI), Ptujska knjiga (selection of literature and fine art work) (SI), ReFoto (CS) …
THE INFLUENCE OF THE PRAGUES’S SCHOOL ON SLOVENIAN PHOTOGRAPHY, BcA, Thesis (Nina Gregoric), University of Ljubljana, Philosophical Faculty, 2003/2004, Ljubljana, SI

Scholarships

ZOIS’S SCHOLARSHIP (scholarship for the talented students), SI, SCHOLARSHIP OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA (the postgraduate program) between 2003-2005 and 2007-2009, SI, AD FUTURA, the Scientific – Educational Foundation of the Republic of Slovenia, SI, SOROS SUPPLEMENTARY GRANT, CH/HU, LEONARDO DA VINCI SCHOLARSHIP, EU Project, (University of Maribor, SI), INDIAN COUNCIL FOR CULTURAL RELATIONS SCHOLARSHIP, IN

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