aljaz (at)aljazcelarc.org, +31619993981
I was born in 1989, Ljubljana, Slovenia. I studied at Faculty of Arts in Slovenia, where I earned his bachelor degree in geography in 2013. In 2015, I recieved a master degree in photography at AKV St. Joost in the Netherlands. I gained my artistic and geographical trainging throughout his studies and on various educational and personal travels. The center of my research is represented by an investigation of different spatial concepts, questions about ecology, and human responses towards the current environmental crisis.
Currently I am developing environmental aesthetics as a response to the concept of Anthropocene, a bridge between the natural and human.
At the beginning of my career, I had interest mostly for fine art photography that erned me Fotopub portfolio review prize and Young Slovenian Contemporary Award. Most notable exhibitions were Unseen photography festival (Amsterdam, NL), Castrum Peregrini (Amsterdam, NL), Museum for Architecture and Design (Ljubljana, SI), and Contemporary Slovenian Photography (Ljubljana, SI). In 2016 I received the Research & Development grant awarded by the CBK Rotterdam foundation (NL). In 2017 I was awarded a Young talent grant of Mondriaan foundation (NL) and nominated for TESLA award (with PLATEAURESIDUE).