BIO // MATJAZ KRIVIC

Matjaz Krivic is a documentary photographer capturing long-term stories of people and places. For 25 years he has covered the face of the earth in his intense, personal and aesthetically moving style, portraying poor parts of the world characterised by traditions, social unrest and religious devotion. In recent years he has been focusing on environmental issues and acting as an advocate for a greener future through his work.

His work and multimedia projects were exhibited in galleries, museums, open-air exhibitions in Slovenia and across the world, at international photo festivals like La Gacilly Photo, Les Rencontres d’Arles and Visa pour l’image, and were widely published around the world by numerous national and international media outlets including Wired, Boston Globe, Geo, Guardian, Stern, Spiegel, Le Figaro, Le Monde, Newsweek, GQ, Internationale, D-La Repubblica, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and many others. Krivic has won several prestigious awards, including World Press Photo, Picture of the Year International, and Lens Culture.

PRIZES

2020 | BOOK OF THE YEAR Award, 1st prize Winner, SLO
2020 | ALEXIA Fellowship Grant, Finalist, USA
2020 | LANGE – TAYLOR PRIZE, Semifinalist, USA
2020 | IMAGELY Fund Grant »Environment Category, 2nd prize Winner«, USA
2020 | MIPA, »Storytelling Category, 3rd prize Winner«, MT
2020 | WORLD REPORT AWARD, Documenting humanity, finalist, IT
2019 | FELIX SCHOELLER Photo Awards, »Finalist«, DE
2019 | LENSCULTURE VISUAL STORYTELLING AWARD, 1st prize winner, NL
2019 | POYi, Picture of the year International, Environmental vision award, USA
2019 | DIRECT LOOK PHOTO AWARDS, Documentary category 1st prize winner, RU
2019 | MALTA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD, 1st prize winner, MT
2019 | TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, Portfolio series, 1st prize winner, UK
2018 | ISTANBUL PHOTO AWARDS, Environmental series, 2nd prize winner, TR
2017 | HIPA, Series, 4th prize winner, UAE
2017 | SLOVENIA PRESS PHOTO, Environmental series, 1st prize winner, SLO
2016 | WORLD PRESS PHOTO, Portrait single, 2nd prize winner, NL
2016 | PALM SPRINGS PHOTO FESTIVAL, Slide show, 1st prize winner, USA
2016 | SIENA INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS, Travel category, 2nd place, IT
2016 | THE OTHER HUNDRED, Winner, USA
2014 | SLOVENIA PRESS PHOTO, People series, 1st prize winner, SLO
2010 | SLOVENIA PRESS PHOTO, Culture & Entertainment, 1st prize winner, SLO
2010 | TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, Amazing places, 1st prize winner, UK
2003 | GEOGRAPHICAL Photographer of the year, Nature single, 1st prize winner, UK
2003 | TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, Judges Favourite Award, UK
2002 | GEOGRAPHICAL Photographer of the year, Overall 1st prize winner, UK
2001 | GEA Photographer of the year 2001, Overall, 1st prize winner, SLO

SOLO EXHIBITION

2020 | Hat Nieuwe Institute, “LITHIUM ROAD”, Roterdam, NL
2019 | UsImages – Diaphane Photo Festival, “LITHIUM ROAD”, FR
2019 | Apreture Gallery, Lens Culture, “LITHIUM ROAD”, NYC, USA
2019 | City of Le Mans Festival, “LITHIUM ROAD”, Open Air Exhibition, Le Mans, FR
2019 | La Gacilly Baden – “LITHIUM ROAD”, Open Air Exhibition, Baden, AT
2019 | Ljubljana castle, “LITHIUM ROAD”, Open Air Exhibition, Ljubljana, SLO
2019 | Athens Photo Festival, “LITHIUM ROAD”, Athens, GR
2019 | Zoom Photo Festival, “LITHIUM ROAD”, Quebec, Saguenay, CA
2019 | f2 Photo Festival, “JUSTICE – LITHIUM ROAD”, Dortmund, GE
2018 | FotoDok – Why Work?, “LITHIUM ROAD”, Utrecht, NL
2018 | La Gacilly Photo Festival, “LITHIUM”, Gacilly, FR
2015 | Head On Photo Festival, “DIGGING THE FUTURE”, Sydney, AU
2015 | Le Quatrieme Image, “URBANISTAN”, Paris, FR
2015 | Kibla Portal, “RETROSPECTIVE WELCOME THE FUTURE”, SI
2014 | Ljubljana Outdoor exhibition, “ANONYMOUS FRIENDS”, SI
2013 | SEM Museum Outdor exhibition, “URBANISTAN”, SI
2011 | Sevnica Castle, “URBANISTAN”, SI
2007 | Muu Gallery, Helsinki, FI
2006 | Park Tivoli Outdor exhibition, “EARTH TEMPLES”, SI
2006 | City Park Outdor exhibition, “EARTH TEMPLES”, SI
2005 | Kibla Gallery “TRIBE”, SI
2005 | Gallery Atelje “RADICAL SYMPLICITY”, SI
2005 | Muzej Hvarske Bastine “SILENT SPACES”, CRO
2004 | Open Center Gallery, “HIMALAYA”, Moscow, RU
2004 | Sichuan Exh Center “SILENT SPACES”, Chengdu PRC
2004 | GanglaMedo “HIMALAYA” Tibet, Lhasa, PRC
2004 | Mons Gallery “TIBET”, SI
2004 | Plocnik Art “ALTIPLANO”, SI
2004 | Fotografija Gallery “SILENT SPACES”, SI
2001 | Cankarjev Dom “KALIYUGA”, SI

REPRESENTED BY

GALERIJA FOTOGRAFIJA
Levstikov trg 7, Ljubljana, Slo
mail: info[at]galerijafotografija.si
http://www.galerijafotografija.si

INSTITUTE
Matt Shonfeld, Executive Director (Bath, UK)
mail: matt[at]instituteartist.com
http://www.instituteartist.com