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Staš Kleindienst (born 1979) finished his BA in painting in 2007 and MA in fine art in 2009 at the Academy of Fine Art and Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2014 he won the OHO Group Award, the main national visual arts award for young visual artists. He lives and works in Vipava, Slovenia.

EDUCATION:

2009 – MA in Fine Art, Academy of Fine Art and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

2007 – BA in Painting, Academy of Fine Art and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2017 – Everything OK!, Kresija Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017 – The Lost Space, MMC KIBLA / KiBela, Maribor, Slovenia

2017 – Electric Sky, Atelier Home Gallery, Trieste, Italy

2016 – Unknown / Unrecognized, Idrija Municipal Museum, Idrija, Slovenia

2015 – Unknown / Unrecognized, Center and Gallery P74, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2015 – The In-betweens, Gallery Alkatraz, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2014 – State of Exception, Miklova House, Ribnica, Slovenia

2013 – Other Side of a Painting, Idrija City Library Gallery, Idrija, Slovenia

2012 – Structures of Valorization / Colonization, Residency Unlimited, New York, USA

2011 – Band of Outsiders, Hilton New York, The Center for Book Arts, Public Plaza, New York, USA

2010 – Newborn, Kiberpipa, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2010 – Newborn: Ideologies, Kapsula Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2010 – Buy Your Own Art Experience, AC Institute, New York, USA

2007 – Buy Your Own Art Experience, APT, Novo mesto, Slovenia

2006 – Mixed Media, Center and Gallery P74, Ljubljana, Slovenia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2019 – Low Tones of Earth Song, Galženica Gallery, Velika Gorica, Croatia

2019 – AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2019 – Selection from the Collections of Moderna galerija | Arteast 2000+ and National Collections, +MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2019 – Time Without Innocence. Recent Painting in Slovenia, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2018 – All Our Secrets, Celje Gallery of Contemporary Art, Celje, Slovenia

2018 – AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2018 – Futurology - What Can Art Tomorrow do for You?, City Gallery Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

2017 – GLITCH, Gallery Zelenica, Rog Factory, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017 – Selection from the Collections Arteast 2000+ and National Collections, +MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2016 – Preseki- Izseki (Riko Art Collection), Miklova hiša, Ribnica, Slovenia

2016 – Kulturnih 6 za boljši svet, City Gallery Slovenj Gradec, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

2016 – Beyond the Globe | 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art – U3, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2016 – Low-Budget Utopias, +MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2015 – Crises and New Beginnings - Art in Slovenia 2005 - 2015, +MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2015 – Shame on You!, Centre for Contemporary Arts Celje, Celje, Slovenia

2015 – The 10th Annual OHO Group Award “Don’t eat yellow snow!”, Center and Gallery P74, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2014 – OHO Award Final Exhibition, Center and Galery P74, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2013 – U3, Triennial of Contemporary Slovenian Art, +MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2012 – ID / Identities, Koza Visual Culture and Arts Association and Avantgarde Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

2011 – Not So Distant Memory, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, USA

2011 – Cyberfest, National Center of Contemporary Art Saint-Petersburg branch, Russia

2011 – Pawnshop, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

2011 – Spaceship Yugoslavia, NGBK, Berlin, Germany

2011 – Cross Border Experience, ŠKUC, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2011 – Pawnshop ArtBasel, Basel, Switzerland

2009 – The Law of Capital: Histories of Oppression, Mestni muzej, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2009 – Quoting Contemporariness, Universal Cube, Leipzig, Germany

2009 – Artout New York, Bridge Art Fair, New York, USA

2009 – The State of Things, Marino Cettina Gallery, Umag, Croatia

2009 – transmediale 09, DEEP NORTH, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany

2008 – Politics of Contemporary Art: Workshop, Stacion, Prishtina, Kosovo

2008 – Manifesto d’artista, State of Exception, Trieste, Italy

2008 – Third look, MGLC, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2008 – NO! Against Racism, Exploitation, and Colonization!, Pavelhaus, Laafeld, Austria

2008 – Thematic Project Series: Skype Meetings - Work to do! Self-organisation in Precarious Working Conditions, part 3, Shedhalle, Zurich, Swiss

2007 – Toposcapes: Interventions into Socio-cultural and Political Spaces, Pavelhaus, Laafeld, Austria

2006 – 10th Cairo Biennial, Cairo, Egypt

2006 – Not-quite/Not-right, Histories, Bodies and Concepts in Contemporary Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

2018 – Idrijski razgledi LXIII - 1, Idrija, Slovenia

2018 – Artwords 108, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2016 – Imago Mundi: Voices of Transition, Contemporary Artists from Slovenia, Antiga Edizioni, Italy

2016 – Beyond the Globe | 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art – U3, Catalogue, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2010 – Reartikulacija no. 10, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2009 – Reartikulacija no. 9, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2008 – e-flux no. 1, december, New York, USA

2008 – Zarez no. 223, Zagreb, Croatia

2007 – Borec 639 – 643, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2007 – MALMOE no. 38,Vienna, Austria

2007 – Contemporary Art Collection Marino Cettina, Umag, Croatia

SELECTED LECTURES, SYMPOSIUM, CONFERENCES:

2016 – Museum of the Moment, artist talk with Asta Vrečko, +MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2008 – Politics of Contemporary Art: Workshop, Stacion Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Prishtina, Kosovo

2008 – Principles and Methodologies of Auto-education, Tanzquartier, Vienna, Austria

2008 – Reartikulacija, Center of Contemporary Art, Celje, City Gallery Nova Gorica, Slovenia

2007 – Break 2.4 – Life with Art, Infoshop nad Menzo, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2007 – Symposium on Art, Ideology and Politics, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

OTHER:

2019 – curator of the exhibition Transform:action at +MSUM and National  Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2018 – curator of the exhibition 12 Reasons to Paint at ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2016 – OHO Group Award jury member, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2015 – residency at ISCP, New York, USA

2014 – OHO Group Award winner, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2012 – residency at Residency Unlimited, New York, USA

2007 – Student Prešeren Award, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljulbjana, Slovenia

2006 – Student Award, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljulbjana, Slovenia