Almin Zrno

Almin Zrno

Almin Zrno is widely recognized as one of the most influential photographers from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Born in 1966, away from the world photography centers, Zrno discovered his love for photography early and joined the renowned photo club CEDUS in Sarajevo, where he was introduced to his future profession. He soon began exhibiting his artwork in numerous exhibitions organized in ex-Yugoslavia.

Turbulent teenage years and the Bosnian war in the early 1990’s kept him away from photography for a period of ten years. In 1996, he continued to pursue his career, working mainly in the field of journalistic photography as head of the photo department for two local newspapers. This work resulted in two awards for best published photograph, awarded to Zrno by the Association of Journalists of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In 2000, he became a member of Association of Applied Artists and Designers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ULUPUBiH), over which he currently presides. In 2003, he organized his first solo exhibition titled „STAGE“ at the Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Until today, he organized 17 solo exhibitions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad. Zrno was awarded with six prestigious awards Collegium Artisticum for best photograph. He published his first monograph „Vijećnica- Almin Zrno“ in 2015.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Apology of Eros, Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana, Slovenija
Pax Ante Portas: Jannis Kounellis, Mestna hiša, Sarajevo, Bosna in Hercegovina
Apology of Eros, Galerija LIK, Dunaj, Avstria

2017
The Black and White World of Almin Zrno, Gallery of Municipality of Novi Grad, Sarajevo, Bosna in Hercegovina
Vijećnica- Almin Zrno, Galerie auf der Pawlatsche of University of Vienna, Avstria
Find Your Profile, Galerija „Novi Hram“ Sarajevo, Bosna in Hercegovina

2016
Power of Body, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Akt duše, Galerija „Novi Hram“ Sarajevo, Bosna in Hercegovina

2015
Mother of Srebrenica, Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina

2013
Architecture of the Body, Atelier Figure, Sarajevo, Bosna in Hercegovina
Winter/ Nedžad Ibrišimović In Memoriam- Photography of sculptures, Atelier Figure, Sarajevo, Bosna in Hercegovina
Ponjava, Zvono Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosna in Hercegovina
Ako hoćeš, možeš /Kaj mange, šaj / If you want, you can, Java Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosna in Hercegovina

2012
I u javi i u snu / In Dreams and in Reality, Java Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosna in Hercegovina

2006
Kounellis and Sarajevo, Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina

2003
Stage, Muzej mesta Zenica, Bosna in Hercegovina
Stage, Bosnian Cultural Center Tuzla, Bosna in Hercegovina
Stage, Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina

GROUP EXHEBITIONS

2001 – 2018
6th of April Showroom- Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosna in Hercegovina

2014
Biennale of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground- Tito’s bunker Konjic

2009
Pogled iza, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenija

2006
Photonic Moments, Photon Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenija

2005
Remembering Srebrenica: Bruxelles, Belgrade, Strassbourg, Washington, Berlin, Athens, New York and Sarajevo

2001
Theater Photography, The Youth Theater, Sarajevo, Bosna in Hercegovina
Jazz Fest, Travnik
Jazz Fest, Sarajevo

1983
Republican exhibition of photo/movie clubs

AWARDS

2019
Collegium Artisticum ULUPUBiH – Best Photograph – Wild Life

2012
Collegium Artisticum ULUPUBiH – Best Photograph – Lustful Obsession

2010
Collegium Artisticum ULUPUBiH – Best Photograph – 1945- 1995

2009
Collegium Artisticum ULUPUBiH – Best Photograph – Couple 08

2007
Collegium Artisticum ULUPUBiH – Best Photograph – Portrait of Jannis Kounellis

2005
Collegium Artisticum ULUPUBiH – Best Photograph – Nude Photography

2003
Association of Journalists B&H – Best Published Photograph

2002
Association of Journalists B&H – Best Published Photograph

2001
ULUPUBiH, Best Photograph – for series Whisper

1983
3rd place – Photo Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina