Matjaž Tančič (1982) is lens-based artist working mainly on documentary and independent projects between China and Slovenia. He began his work as a photojournalist at the magazine Mladina. His work explores the lines between documentary, portrait and art photography to engage with social and cultural issues. He likes to experiment within the photographic medium and is mainly known for his 3D stereography projects. Tančič holds a BA in photography from the University of the Arts, London. He has organised at least 60 group and 24 solo exhibitions in Europe and abroad, and published his work in Der Spiegel, Fast Company, Geo, National Geographic publications, L Officiele magazine, Vogue, Playboy, Elle, Tatler, Marie Claire… he received several awards for his work, among them the prize for 3D Photography from the Sony World Photography Organisation in 2013, the Slovenia Press Photo award in category Nature in 2012, and was among the 6 finalists in the 2009 Google Photography Prize contest. An exhibition of his 3D portrait project focusing on North Korea made him the first foreign photographer to be exhibited in North Korea. Tančič has published two photo books with Jiazazhi Press, a top Chinese independent publishing house: Timekeepers in 2014 and 3DPRK in late 2016. 3DPRK was listed as one of the top 10 books of 2017 by the Tate art photography curator Simon Baker. His main projects have been shown in many solo and group exhibitions including: the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Somerset House, London; the Asian Society, Texas; Deck Gallery, Singapore; Lumiere Brothers Gallery, Moscow; Vevey Photo Festival, Switzerland; the Hong Kong Photo Festival; Lianzhou Photo Festival, China; Jimei x Arles, China; the Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy; and others.
Matjaž TančičHḗrōs 18 Sep - 14 Oct 2017The Hḗrōs is a photographic project created by Matjaž Tančič as a reaction to the recent rise of the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean. It was accomplished during a three-week artist residency in collaboration with Artsup on the Greek island of Samos. This island is one of the main European...