Janez Bogataj

Janez Bogataj was born in 1961. He started to work in photography in the second half of the 1970s as a student of Vlastja Simončič. He began creating his recently exhibited series Early Works between 1978 and 1979. In 1979, he started working as a photographer for the magazine Mladina, where he continued until 1988. In 1981 he was awarded the Golden Bird for photographic achievements. Throughout his photojournalistic career, he created more artistic, personal works as well, and published them in a photobook Pastorala, together with quotes from classic literature. After 1988, he focussed solely on artistic photography. He spent 1989 in Paris, where 40 of his photographs were included in the collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale and one was published in the journal Revue de la Bibliothèque Nationale in 1992. In 2012 he published the photobook Sonata for Sun and Fog. His works are included in museum and private collections.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2019
Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana

2017
Museo d´Arte Moderna Ugo Cara, Muggia, Italy

2016
Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana
National Museum of Contemporary History, Ljubljana

2014
Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana

2008
Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana

2006
Fotogalerija Photon, Ljubljana

1993
Ivan Grohar Gallery, Škofja Loka

1992
Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana

1988
Fotogalerija, Novo mesto

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2007
Pankrti, 30 years, National Museum of Contemporary History, Ljubljana

1996
Five years of photography collecting, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana

1993
Sestante: Jože Barši, Janez Bogataj, Milan Erič, Gustav Gnamuš, Saba Skabarne, Lujo Vodopivec, Trieste

1991
Slovene Photography 1988-1990, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana

1989
Evgen Bavčar, Janez Bogataj, Tone Stojko; Club Sunset, Paris

1984
Development of Slovene photography 1945-1983, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana
La Jeunesse dans les annees 80, Paris, France

1983
Exhibition Six Lands, Szombathely, Hungary

1982
69. international Salon of Photography, Southampton Camera Club, England
17. Korea International Salon of Photography, Seoul, Korea

1980
international Salon of Artistic Photography, Macon, France
2. Trofeo Biennale Internazionale dArte Fotografica “La Ciucchina“, Sarono, Italy
13. Salon International de Arta Fotografica Romania, Bukarest, Romania
7. International exhibition Woman, Strakonice, Czech Republic

PERMANENT MUSEUM AND GALLERY COLLECTIONS

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana
Cabinet of Slovenian Photography, Kranj
Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana
National Museum of Contemporary History, Ljubljana

AWARDS

1993
Grohar fund scholarship, Škofja Loka

1986
Republic exhibition of young photography; praise for collection

1983
10. place at list of best exhibitors in 1982, Foto savez Jugoslavije
Recognition at 20. years of Fotogrupa Šolt
Recognition for participation in Pionir magazine at their 40 year anniversary
9. Šestoaprilski salon umetničke fotografije, Sarajevo; 2. prize for collection
Izložba fotografije Fotoklub Oko, Zagreb; 3. prize for collection
1. Photoclub Architecture Exhibition, Ljubljana; 3. prize

1982
9. place at list of best exhibitors in 1981, Foto savez Jugoslavije
23. National exhibition of photography, Nova Gorica; 2. prize for collection

1981
Golden bird award

1980
National exhibition of photography, Ljubljana; gold plaque

PUBLICATIONS

2019
Bagatelles (self-published)
Early Works (self-published)
Impressions (self-published)

2012
Sonata for Sun and Fog (self-published)

2004
Pastorala (Karantanija, 2004)