Jane Štravs

Jane Štravs was born in Ljubljana in 1965 . In 2003, a monograph of his work was published by the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts; the essays included were written by Marina Gržinić and W. J. T. Mitchell. His works are part of numerous public and private collections. He lives and works as a freelance photographer in Ljubljana.



  • The most beautiful place in the World, Contemporary Slovenian  photography,   Klovićevi Dvori Gallery, Zagreb, HR
  • Gremo naprej! Slovenian  photography 1990 – 2015, City Art Gallery, Ljubljana, SI
  • Low – Budget Utopias, MSUM (Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova), Ljubljana, SI


  • Triumph of Freedom, European Solidarity Centre, Gdansk, P
  • Summer Show, Viertelneun Gallery, Vienna, AT
  • Instagram – work in progress, Galerija Fotografija Gallery, Ljubljana, SI 


  • Dahab, Galerija Fotografija Gallery, Ljubljana, SI
  • Materiality, Kibla Portal, Maribor, SI
  • Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris, F
  • Photomed Photography Festival, Sanary sur Mer, F


  • Moscow International Photobiennale 2012, CVZ Manege, Moscow, RU
  • 11th International Biennial of Miniature Art, The Modern Gallery, Gornji Milanovac, CS


  • The Present and Presence. A selection of works from the Arteast 2000+ Collection and the national collection of Modern Gallery, MSUM (Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova),   Ljubljana, SI
  • Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris, F
  • Designing the Republic: Architecture, Design and  Photography in Slovenia 1991-2011, Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, SI


  • Too Much, Too Little, Galerija Fotografija Gallery, Ljubljana, SI
  • Motel Balkan, Fotogalerija Lang, Samobor, HR
  • Štravs, Gallery Zlatni Ajngel, Varaždin, HR
  • Paris Photo, Spotlight on Central Europe, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, F
  • Borghesia, 20th Century, Gallery ŠKUC, Ljubljana, SI


  • American Express, Gallery G14, Bled, SI
  • Biennial of Fashion Photography, Museum Stari grad, Varaždin, HR
  • Aktuelle Kunst In Graz, Gallery Remixx, Graz, AT


  • Behind Walls, 15th Noorderlicht International Photofestival, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL
  • Behind Walls, European Month of Photography, Bratislava, SK
  • FV, Alternative Scene of the Eighties, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, SI


  • Jane Štravs, Gallery Equrna, Ljubljana, SI
  • Collection of Contemporary Art Marino Cettina, Gallery Marin, Umag, HR
  • Not-quite /Not-right: Histories, Bodies and Concepts in Contemporary Photography, Galerija Fotografija Gallery, Ljubljana, SI


  • Public Image, Triestefotografia / “Bruno Bianchi”,  Trieste, IT
  • Fuel, Gallery SZI, Vienna, AT
  • Slovenian Contemporary Photography, European Month of Photography, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, SK
  • Dresscode, Pixxelpoint, 7th International Digital Art Festival, Municipal Gallery Nova     Gorica, Nova gorica, SI


  • Road Movie, Galerija Fotografija Gallery, Ljubljana, SI
  • Euro Press Photo Awards, Lisbon, PT


  • Road Movie, European Month of Photography, Gallery SZI, Vienna, AT  
  • Razširjeni prostori umetnosti, Slovenian Art 1985-1995, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, SI


  • Photographic Incarnations, Mermaid Gallery, Dublin, IE
  • Do roba in naprej, Slovenian Art 1975-1985, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, SI
  • In Passing – structures of perception and moving, Pavel House, Bad Redkersburg, AT


  • Photography 8202, Small Gallery, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, SI


  •  The Nude in Slovenia, III- Photography, Jakopič Gallery, Ljubljana, SI
  • The Eye And Its Truth – Spectacle And Reality In Slovene Art 1984-2001, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, SI
  • Zero – Absolute – The Real, Gallery Marino Cettina, Umag, HR


  • Slovenian Photography – Tendencies 1990-1999, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Celje, SI


  • Gallery Krka, Novo mesto, SI


  • Jane Štravs, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, SI


  • Gallery Avla LB, Ljubljana, SI


  • Jane Štravs, Likovni salon, Celje, SI


  • Happy gallery, SKC, Belgrade, CS


  • Gallery Studentskog centra, Zagreb, HR


  • Gallery ŠKUC, Ljubljana, SI




  • Visual Creativity Awards /Trend (for the American Express series)
  • Slovenia Press Photo ( honorable mention)


  • Nomination – Nagrada Prešernovega sklada za leto 2006


  • Euro Press Photo (winner in category/SI))


  • Zlata ptica /Golden Bird/ for Photography


Works in Public Collections

  • MSUM (Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova), Ljubljana
  • Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana
  • Kabinet slovenske fotografije Gorenjskega muzeja, Kranj
  • International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana
  • ZRC SAZU / The Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts,    Ljubljana
  • NLB, Ljubljana
  • Artware GmbH,Vienna