BIOGRAPHY 

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  • 1983 born in Slovenia, currently lives and works in between Vienna (Austria), New York City, and Ljubljana (Slovenia)
     

  • 2002 high level IB art program, UNIS New York City
     

  • 2005 graduated BA (cum laude) psychology, visual art, Webster University Vienna
     

  • 2010 graduated MFA new media, Transart Institute New York-Berlin/Danube University Krems 
    (mentors Lucien Clergue, 
    France, and Martina Corgnati, Italy)

     

  • Member of the Kuenstlerhaus Vienna (www.k-haus.at), Z+E+M art collective, SloveneWriters Association,
    PEN Club Austria, Slovene Fine Artists Association, Bildrecht Vienna

     

  • represented by Galerie Mourlot, New York City.


Awards and recognitions: 

  • 2019 The Best of Ten Years, United Solo Festival New York

  • 2019 selected for Cairo Biennale 2019

  • 2017 Best Performance Art Award, United Solo Festival, New York

  • 2017 Red Carpet Tribute Award 2017, Vienna, Austria

  • 2017 Grand Prix of the 6 th International Fine Arts Festival, Kranj, Slovenia

  • 2017 Beijing International Art Biennale 2017

  • 017 Grant of the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia

  • 2016 SNBA Silver Medal for Photography, Paris, France

  • 2016 award, 5th International Fine Arts Festival Kranj, Slovenia

  • 2016 Kunstlitfaßsäulen, City of Salzburg, Austria

  • 2016 finalist Eligius Schmuckpreis 2016, Salzburg, Austria

  • 2015 selected for Beijing International Art Biennale  BIAB 2015

  • 2015 selected in Display of the Centuries – Friedrich Kiesler and Contemporary Art, Austria Culture Forum New York

  • 2014 nominated for Slovenia’s presentation at the Venice Art Biennale 2015

  • 2013 finalist for Hubert Sielecki Video Preis, Kuenstlerhaus Vienna, Austria

  • 2012/13 nominated for Slovenia’s presentation at the Venice Art Biennale 2013

  • 2012 selected  for 5th Beijing International Art Biennalle BIAB 2012

  • 2012 finalist K3 International Short Film Festival 2012,Ljubljana

  • 2012 finalist Hubert Sielecki Video Preis, Kuenstlerhaus Vienna, Austria

  • 2011 Pfann Ohman Preis (1 of 4) Vienna, Austria

  • 2011 selected for IPCNY New Prints 2011 exhibition, New York

  • 2010 selected  for Queens Museum of Art, New York, Visions of death, New York,

  • 2010 nominated for the International Literary IMPAC Dublin Award 2011, Ireland

  • 2010 Grant of the Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia

  • 2010  Vordemberge-Gildenwart Foundation Grant, Switzerland

  • 2010  International poetry contest Castello di Duino finalist, Trieste, Italy

  • 2009  Yearly Limited Edition  and yearly card of the Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

  • 2009   competition part of the 1st Independent Film Festival, Domžale, Slovenia

  •  2009, Finalist (as Z+E+M) in ID-Consonni open call for public  intervention in Sondika, Spain

  • 2008, Artist of the month for June/July of the website of Art Lab, Hilger Gallery, Vienna, Austria 2008,
    Third prize  at The annual photographic show, May Gallery, St. Louis, USA 

  • 2008 Art Critics’ Selection for February 2008,  by the Association of the Slovenian Art Critics.

  • 2006 two grants from the Film Foundation of Slovenia

  • 2006  the Čižek award for the best short digital video in 2006 in Slovenia (Naj digič 2006)

  • 2002 UNIS Art Award, New York City

  • 2001-2002  Cooper Union School of Art, New York City grant for selected high-school students

    Exhibitions:

    Over 65 solo exhibitions (in Argentina, Austria, Slovenia, Macedonia and USA),
    and 115 group exhibitions (in Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark,
    Germany, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Slovenia,
    Spain, Serbia, Turkey, USA ) and at several international contemporary art fairs (Prague,
    Czech republic in 2007, Rome, Milano and Bolzano, Italy in 2008, Zurich, Switzerland 2008,
    Viennafair 2011 and 2015, Paris Photo 2010, Budapest Art Photo 2015, 2018, CODE Kopenhagen 2018).

    Presented at the Museum of Modern Art of Carinthia, Klagenfurt, Austria; International Print
    Center New York: Museum of applied Art, Vienna, Austria; Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig,
    Germany; City Art Museum Ljubljana, Slovenia; Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina;
    National Library of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia; DrugArt Museum Songzhuang, China; National
    Museum of Art of China, Beijing, China; Compound Blanc Philippines; Ciy Museum Idrija,
    Slovenia; Pilonova Regional Museum of Art, Ajdovščina, Slovenia; Butler Institute of American
    Art, Youngstown, Ohio, USA; National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Thessaloniki
    Contemporary Art Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Museum Collections:
 

  • Permanent collection the Fortress Kluže Museum, Slovenia;

  • MOYA Wien Museum of Young Art, Austria.

  • Spiritual Art collection, Artmark Gallery Vienna, Austria,

  • International Centre for Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia,

  • Salon fuer Kunstbuch, Vienna, Austria

  • Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Pilon’s State Gallery Ajdovščina, Slovenia

  • Museum Moderner Kunst Kaernten, Klagenfurt, Austria

  • Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria

  • MAK Museum for Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

  • Božidar Jakac Regional Museum, Kostanjevica, Slovenia

  • Webster University Art Collection, St. Louis, USA

  • Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, USA

  • The Goulandris Art Collection, Greece:
    “Artist to Students” 1 st educational art collection for Highschool students, Slovenia;

  • RIKO art collection, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • New Wave – contemporary art collection of Ministry for Foreign Affairs Republic of Slovenia
     

Commissioned work: 
 

  • 2011 Thermal Temple of the Atlantis Water City, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • 2013, 2015 Bergdorf Goodman, New York (Gray matter- language of shadows; Personal Universe(s))

  • 2014 GH Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Lavinia EDP)

  • 2014 GH Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Whispers at the Mirror Wall – libretto for musical)

  • 2014 Medicor, Slovenia (Evridika EDP)

  • 2014 Mayor’s gift to newly married couples, Mayor of City of Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • 2015 Hotels&Spa Moravske Toplice, Slovenia (Ajda’s Menuet)

  • 2015 EGU 2015, Vienna, Austria (Scales in Art)

  • 2016 Steklarna Hrastnik, Slovenia (Stem Cell Puzzle Potential)

  • 2016 St. Stephan’s Cathedral, Vienna, Austria (Collective Heart, Love.Belief-Hope, Eden transplanted)

  • 2016 Municipality of Idrija, Slovenia (White Dove on Alpha Waves)

  • 2017 Slovene Ethnographic Museum SEM, Ljubljana, Slovenia (No Borders, installation)

  • 2017 video and set design for ballet Once you’re not a stranger, Janis Brenner and Dancers, New York

  • 2018 set design and costumes, for Scena Theater (John Shand’s Guilt), Washington, DC

  • 2019 semi-permanent installation Stem Cell Potential, Barnabitengasse Sculpture Garden, Vienna, Austria

  • 2019 permanent installation Rubik’s Cube of Recycling Shadows&E@motions, Slovene Ethnographic
    Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • 2020 Goden – Beyond Darkness, visual presentation of LP Album
     

Books:
 

She is the author of three published novels (Box without skin, floating; They all ate sushi; Your head is full of butterflies),
translated into 6 languages, and of the poetry collection (This space is a box), published in three languages,
illustrated with her photographs, as well as of two book of the artist,
the 1015 pages limited edition book Gr@yMatter – language of shadows,
and 700 pages limited edition book Shadows& Puppets –Language of E@motion REacting.
Her photography opus is presented in a monograph Eva Petrič: TRANSapPARENT, ed. by Baria Mouraad and Lucien Clergue,
Triton, Vienna, Barcelona 2013.
Her lace installations is presented in her 300 pages art monograph WEBbing, published by
Drava Verlag, Klagenfurt, 2018.