Biography

Lenka Đorojević work is a crossover between visual and media art, theory, practice and contemporary philosophy concepts. Deriving from visual arts her artistic practice draw from scientific and artistic research on audiovisual perception to create installation ambiences, set designs and experiential environments and situations.

Lenka Đorojević was born in Nikšić, Yugoslavia/Montenegro. In 2008 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina and went on to study additionally at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria. She received the Master’s degree at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana in 2013. She has also completed the School for curators and critics of contemporary art – World of Art, which was organized by the Center for Contemporary Arts – SCCA Ljubljana. She is a contributing author for the Culture and Humanities Editorial board at Radio Študent Ljubljana and a co-founder of the Society for Sound and Visual Art OFFTIR, which was presented at the 7th Triennial of Contemporary Arts in Slovenia. Lenka Đorojević and Matej Stupica’s (L&M) received OHO Group Award 2015. She lives and works in Ljubljana.

Selected solo exhibitions:

2015

– Lenka Đorojević & Matej Stupica, AS Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenija

– Calendar, Žun Gallery, Nikšić, Montenegro

2014

– Neur – O – Matic: Lenka Đorojević &Matej Stupica, Gallery MoTA Point, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2013

– Cube No. 837456-9305.00., Center for Contemporary Arts – Art Salon Gallery, Celje, Slovenia

– Cube No. 837456-9305.00., Alkatraz Gallery – AKC Metelkova mesto, Ljubljana Slovenia

Group exhibitions:

2016

ALUO LXX. Past, Present, Future, Jakopič Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2015

CRISES AND NEW BEGINNINGS | Art in Slovenia 2005–2015, Mono – O – Matic: Lenka Đorojević and Matej Stupica, Museum of Contemporary art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia-Reci:Art, Galerija Plevnik-Kronkowska, Celje, Slovenia

– Don’t eat yellow snow! – The 10th annual OHO group award exhibition, P74 Galllery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

– Mono – O – Matic: Lenka Đorojević and Matej Stupica, the exhibition of the nominees fot the OHO Award 2015, P74 Galllery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

– Holly Anger, Gallery KIBela/Kibla, Maribor, Slovenia

– Copy Paste, Gallery Photon – Brotfabrik Wien, Vienna, Austria

8.MART, A Gallery, Nikšić, Montenegro

2014

Copy Paste, Gallery Photon, Ljubljana, Slovenia

– Outdoor Meetings, Center for Contemporary Arts – Art Salon Gallery, Celje, Slovenia

– Stik/h,Community Center – Fürstova hiša Gallery, Ptuj, Slovenia

– Holly Anger, Gallery Plevnik Kronowska, Celje, Slovenia

2013

– Liminale, 7th Triennial of Contemporary Arts in Slovenia, Studio 6 of the SCCA – Ljubljana, Center for Contemporary Arts with Artists Association OFFTIR, Ljubljana, Slovenia

– Holly Anger, Gallery of the Labour Center Hrastnik – Festival Rdeči revirji, Hrastnik, Slovenia

KUŠ!: The last Match, Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2012

-BOOK – ART OBJECT 2, National Library of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia

-Holly Anger, Alkatraz Gallery – AKC Metelkova mesto, Ljubljana, Slovenia

-Škart Kafe Art, KUD France Prešern Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

-Boxing Match, Kresija Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

-Prints and Impressions, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2011

-Artexpo, Arezzo Fiere e Congressi, Arezzo, Italy

-Show Your Hope, KUD France Prešern Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

-Europe 1:20’000’000, Kabinett comic passage – MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna, Austria

-Hommage a Zoran Kržišnik, Jožef  Štefan Institute Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2010

-The Last Match – Kuš!komiks international exhibition from Latvia, Komiksfest! 2010, Novomestska radnice Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

-Mondial de l’estampe et de la gravure originale Chamalieres, Espace Triennal, Chamalieres Auvergne, France

-Inter-actions, 2.m; professors and their selected students of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design – University of Ljubljana, Miklova hiša Gallery, Ribnica, Slovenia

-2nd International Exhibition of Miniatures, Cultural Center  Banski dvori, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2008

-Exhibition of prints: Lenka Đorojević and Bojana Tamindžija, Town hall Kranj, Kranj, Slovenia

-Drawing No. 234-567.00., Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Festung Hohensalzburg, Salzburg, Austria

-The eye of number, Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Trebinje, Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2005

-»Halo, Bing! How is your brother?«, Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Avdio-visual performances:

2015

– Pile, Strictly Analog and Lighting Guerrilla Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2014

-Stihija, Community Center – Fürstova hiša Gallery, Ptuj, Slovenia

-Fama o biciklistima / The Cyclist conspiracy,  Festival Young Rhymes, Menza Pri Koritu, AKC Metelkova Mesto, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Set desings:

2016

Überškrip, stage director Jelena Rusjan, set-design and costumography: Lenka Đorojević & Matej Stupica, Mladinsko Theatre, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2014

– Penelope, production for master’s degree of Ajda Smrekar, stage director: Eva Kokalj, set design: Lenka Đorojević, Ljubljana City Theatre, Slovenia

– The most together we’ve ever been, choreography and performance Ame Henderson and Matija Ferlin, set design for Ljubljana: Lenka Đorojević, Dance Theatre Ljubljana, Slovenia

2013

What do I get if I add blue to the world?, stage director: Eva Kokalj, set design: Lenka Đorojević, Glej, the theatre, Ljubljana, Slovenia

– Café Dada, stage director: Jaša Koceli, artistic advisor & design of mannequins: Lenka Đorojević, Ljubljana City Theatre, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Crave (Sarah Keine), stage director: Eva Kokalj, set design: Lenka Đorojević & Staš Vrenko, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2012

-Kill me softly, stage director: Zala Sajko, set design: Lenka Đorojević, Ljubljana City Theatre, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Celebration upon 60th anniversary of the Tribuna student newspaper’s 1st issue, stage director: Zala Sajko, set design: Lenka Đorojević & Matej Stupica, Glej, the theatre, Festival Ex Ponto, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Potohodec, stage director: Zala Sajko, set design: Lenka Đorojević & Neža Jurman, Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2011

Alcestis, stage director: Zala Sajko, set design: Lenka Đorojević, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Curatorial projects and work on festivals:

2015

-Zig Zag, curatorial project at the 21st International Festival of Contemporary arts – City of women, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Lighting Guerrilla Festival, organization, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2014

Lighting Guerrilla Festival, organization, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2013

-4.4., curatorial project with participants of School for curators and critics of contemporary art World of Art – Center for Contemporary Arts in Ljubljana, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

-2013 19st International Festival of Contemporary arts – City of women, organization and production, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Publications, interviews, texts:

– Radio Študent, www.radiostudent.si, Ljubljana, Slovenia

– SCCA Ljubljana – Center for Contemporary Arts, www.scca-ljubljana.si, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Đorojević, Lenka, Zig Zag, http://www.cityofwomen.org/en/content/2015/video/zig-zag, 2015

– Đorojević, Lenka, Open stage, Trend portfolio 2014, 2014

– Đorojević, Lenka, 4.4., http://www.worldofart.org/current/14th-year-20112013/4-4, 2013

– Đorojević, Lenka, Small, but, dangers, file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/small%20but%20dangers%20zgibanka_web.pdf, 2013

Awards and scholarships:

2015

The Oho Group Award 2015 – Lenka Đorojević and Matej Stupica, organized by P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute Ljubljana in close collaboration with the Foundation for Civil Society, New York and the Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York

2013

-Zlatolaska Award for the best set design for theatre production Potohodec, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2012

-Montenegrin National Theatre year award Velimir Bucko Radonjić, scholarship for young visual artists and set designers, Podgorica, Montenegro

2009

-Scholarship by Erasmus-Mundus for master degree programme in printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design – University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

-Scholarship by University of Montenegro for studying postgraduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design – University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2008

-Scholarship by KulturKontakt – Austia for studying at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria

-Scholarship by University of Ljubljana for study at the department of painting in the 2nd semester at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design – University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2007

-University of East Sarajevo Award for the best students in the academic year 2006/2007, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Collections:

– Adriatic Slovenica Collection, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Video Archives:

– Diva Station, SCCA Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

-E-flux video rental, Museum of contemporary art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Contact:

e-mail: lenkadjorojevic@gmail.com

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