Boris Gaberščik

Boris Gaberščik was born on 28 September 1957 in Ljubljana. While still a student at the Department of Biology of the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, he developed a fascination for photography under the influence of his friend T. Prošek. He became a member of the Photo Club of the Alpine Association of Slovenia, where he continued to develop his photography under the guidance of V. Simončič. He also maintained friendly contacts with J. Kološa – Kološ, who staged his first exhibitions. After receiving his BSc degree in 1985, Gaberščik devoted himself entirely to photography. In 1986 he obtained the status of a freelance artist and began his professional career as a photographer, under the tutelage of M. Zdovc. He has had a number of solo exhibitions at home and abroad, and participated in numerous group exhibitions and workshops. His works form parts of private and public collections (Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, The Talum Collection, Kidričevo; The Department of Slovene Photography, the Gorenjska Museum, Kranj). His photos have appeared in over 150 monographs and catalogues of Slovene artists and in numerous brochures, catalogues, annual reports and calendars. He has received several awards for his works, which have been presented in publications in Slovenia and abroad. In 2018 he received a Prešeren Foundation Award, which is one of the highest national awards in the field of arts, selected and granted by the Prešeren Foundation. He also writes essays and other texts. He lives and works as a freelance photographer in Ljubljana.

 

Solo Exhibitions

1983    Fotogalerija Slon, Ljubljana; Fotogalerija Triglav, Koper; Fotogalerija Piran, Piran
1985    Fotogalerija Osijek, Osijek (Croatia)
1988    Studio PHI, Trieste (Italy); Interier Stol, Duplica pri Kamniku; Koncertni atelje DSS, Ljubljana
1989    Galerija Equrna, Ljubljana; Galerija Lerota, Ljubljana
1991     Mala galerija, Sežana
1992    Galerija Vista, Novo mesto; Galerie Fotohof (Radovič, Gaberščik) Salzburg (Austria)
1994    Orpheum, Graz (Austria); Galerija Labirint, Ljubljana
1995    Moderna galerija, Ljubljana; Galeria Artoteka, Month of photography, (Vlachy, Pivk, Jakša, Gaberščik) Bratislava (Slovakia)
1997    Galerija Ivana Groharja, Škofja Loka; Galerija Miklova hiša, Ribnica
1999    Cankarjev dom, Mala galerija, Ljubljana
2005   Galerija Herman Pečarič, Piran
2006   Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana
2007   Mestna galerija, Nova gorica
2008   Mestna galerija Ljubljana
2012    Pozabljeni pogledi, Bežigrajska galerija I, Ljubljana
2012    L’Ordre de Choses, VU Galerie Paris (France)
2016    Solve et Coagula, Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana
2017    Von Dieser Welt, Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana

 

Group Exhibitions

1982    Concorso triangulare interregionale, Gorizia (Italy); Fotoforum, Ružomberok (Czech Republic); Fotoklub OOSSO, Zagreb (Croatia)
1983    9, republiška razstava, Radovljica; FK Uljanik, Pula (Croatia)
1984    Mednarodni bienale kombinirane fotografije, Galerije Loža, Koper; Foto treh dežel, Atrij magistrata, Ljubljana
1990    150 let fotografije na Slovenskem, Mestna galerija Ljubljana; Fotoforum, Pecs (Hungary)
1991    Postavitve in posegi, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana
1992    Galeria fotografica comunale, Foljano/Fogliano Redipuglia (Italy)
1993    City Visons . European Month of Culture, Retzhof (Austria)
1995    City Visions, NIcosia (Cyprus)
1996    Atelje Počivavšek, Ljubljana
1997    Zimski salon, Mestna galerija, Ljubljana; Podstreha Janeza Pirnata, Ljubljana (Zelenko, Pirnat, Gaberščik)
1998    Tihožitje danes, Palazzo Constanzi, Trieste (Italy)
1999    Muzej Ernst, Budimpešta/Budapest (Hungary); Teatro Sam Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Likovno razstavišče Riharda Jakopiča, Ljubljana (Pirnat, Jakša, Gaberščik)
2000    Likovna kolonija, Bistra, Vrhnika, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana
2002    Likovna kolonija Talum, Miheličeva galerija Ptuj
2005    Genius loci, Sečoveljske soline, Obalne galerije Piran; Photonic moments, Galerija Photon, Ljubljana; Kabinet slovenske fotografije, Gorenjski muzej Kranj
2007    Fotocastrum, Pilonova galerija, Ajdovščina; Triestefotografia, Trieste (Italy)
2011     Photography calling (Schürmann Collection); Sprengel Museum, Hannover (Germany)
2012    Photomed Festival
2013    Zu Gast (3) East (4 Räume aus dem Sammlung Schürmann); Kunstsaele Berlin, Germany; After Nature (Collection Schürmann), Collector’s House, Heerlen, Netherlands
2014    La Magia dell’ Arte – Slovenska sodobna umetnost 1968 – 2013, Villa Manin, Passariano di Codroipo, Italy
2015    Magija umjetnosti – Slovenska umjetnost 1968 – 2013, Gliptoteka Zagreb (Croatia); Die Magie der Kunst  – Protagonisten der slowenischen Gegenwartskunst 1968 – 2013, Künstlerhaus, Wien, Austria
2018 Still Life, Društvo likovnih umetnikov Ljubljana – Galerija DLUL, Ljubljana (Pinter, Gaberščik)

 

Awards

1982    Honorary Plaque, Ružomberok, Fotoforum, Czech Republic
1983    Silver Medal, Experimental Photography, Zagreb, Croatia; Prize and citation, Foto-klub Uljanik, Pula, Croatia
1984    Silver Medal, Experimental Photography, Belgrade, Serbia; Gold Medal, International Biennial of Combined Photography, Galerija Loža, Koper
2007   Plaque, Exhibition of the Year 2007, for his exhibition at the Mestna galerija Nova gorica (Month of Photography)
2008   Priznanje, razstava leta 2008, za razstavo v Mestni galeriji Ljubljana / Ordo ab Chao (Mesec fotografije / Month  of photography)
2008   Župančič Award, the highest award granted by the City of Ljubljana for outstanding creation in the field of art and culture
2018    Prešeren Foundation Award, the highest Slovenian award in the field of art and culture

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