Almin Zrno

Almin Zrno

Almin Zrno is widely recognized as one of the most influential photographers from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Born in 1966, remote from the world photography centers, Zrno early discovered his love for photography and joined the renown photo club CEDUS in Sarajevo, where he got introduced with the magical world of his future profession. He soon began exhibiting his artwork in numerous exhibitions organized in ex-Yugoslavia. At the age of 17, he received his first award for the best photograph at the state level competition.

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 the head of photo department for two local newspapers. This work resulted with 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), 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 and holds a status of independant prominent artist of Canton Sarajevo. He published his first monograph „Vijećnica- Almin Zrno“ in 2015.

 

Solo Exhebitions

 

2018
“Apology of Eros”, Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
“Pax Ante Portas: Jannis Kounellis”, City Hall, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovin
“Apology of Eros”, Gallery LIK Vienna, Austria

2017
„The Black and White World of Almin Zrno“, Gallery of Municipality of Novi Grad, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovin
„Vijećnica- Almin Zrno“, Galerie auf der Pawlatsche of University of Vienna, Austria
„Find Your Profile“, Gallery „Novi Hram“ Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovin

2016
„Moč telesa- Power of Body“, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
„Akt duše“, Gallery „Novi Hram“ Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovin

2015
„Mother of Srebrenica“, Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

2012
„I u javi i u snu / In Dreams and in Reality“, Java Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovin

2006
„Kounellis and Sarajevo“, Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina

2003
„STAGE“, Museum of City of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovin
„STAGE“, Bosnian Cultural Center Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovin
„STAGE“, Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Group Exhebition

 

2001 – 2018
6th of April Showroom- Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovin

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

2009
“Pogled iza”, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2006
Photonic Moments, Photon Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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

2001
Theater Photography, The Youth Theater, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovin
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- Photography serie „Whisper“

1983
3rd place- Photo Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina