LEON
ZAKRAJŠEK

Born in 1962 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

He lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.

Education 

1981

High School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana.

1986

Academy of Fine Arts, BA in Graphic Arts, Ljubljana.

Training

1988

Centre Internacional de Recerca Grafica-Calella, Spain.

1997 –
1998

Attended the Tama Art University in Tokyo on a scholarship from the Japanese government, training in the private graphics studios of Hang Kobo-Seya-ku (mentor Harumi Sonoyama) and with woodcut masters (Fumio Kitaoka, Yuki Rei and Seiko Kawachi).

Solo Exhibitions

2013

Dulčić Masle Pulitika Gallery, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Đuro Pulitika Atelier, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Adnosix Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

Zilik Gallery, Karlovac, Croatia.

M.A.D.A. Gallery, Shanghai, China.

Akademija Jurka Zoroja Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2012

Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing, China.

2011

Atelje Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Institut Francais, Zagreb, Croatia.

2010

Atelje Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Art Channel Gallery, Beijing, China.

Hotel Le Meridien, Split, Croatia.

Sv.

Dimitrija Gallery, Zadar, Croatia.

University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia.

Arcadia Lightwear, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2009

Oton Župančič Library, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Trogir Museum, Trogir, Croatia.

2008

Gallery 14, Bled, Slovenia.

2007

Mimara Museum, Zagreb, Croatia.

Gallery Gora, Montreal, Canada.

Atelje Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Moj Salon, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Maksa Samsa Library, Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia.

2006

Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2005

Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Lipa Hotel, Šempeter, Slovenia.

Luvigana Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Kresija Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Municipal Gallery of Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia.

Castra Art Center, Haifa, Israel.

2004

Castra Art Center, Haifa, Israel.

Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Likovni Krug Petrovaradin Gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia.

2003

Tenzor Gallery, Ptuj, Slovenia.

La Medusa Centro di Cultura, Este, Italy.

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Casa Sperlari, Cremona, Italy.

Permanent Collection of the City Art Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Kato Gallery-Hiroo, Tokyo, Japan.

2002

Fara Gallery, Škofja Loka, Slovenia.

Feniks Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

AMZS Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Chamber of Craft of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2001

Insula Gallery, Izola, Slovenia.

Saletta Rosa Spina, Ascoli Piceno, Italy.

Avla Iskra Sistemi, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Grand Hotel Emona, Portorož, Slovenia.

Imperial Hotel-Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Arteum Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2000

Medvode Library, Medvode, Slovenia.

Kato Gallery-Hiroo, Tokyo, Japan.

Mixcafe Salon de the, Paris, France.

Biološko središče, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

1999

Permanent Collection of the City Art Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Loterija Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Ante Trstenjak Gallery, Ljutomer, Slovenia.

Gaberi Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia.

1998

Crest Terace- Ichigaya, Tokyo, Japan.

Kokusai Gallery - Ginza Salon, Tokyo, Japan.

Kato Gallery – Hiroo, Tokyo, Japan.

TMC- Minato – ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Kolar Gallery, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia.

Ljubljana, TR3 Ljubljana, Podstreha pri J. Pirnatu

1997

Meduza Gallery, Koper, Slovenia.

Employment Service of Slovenia, Celje, Slovenia.

Electa Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The Friends Gallery, Yokohama, Japan.

1996

Technical Museum, Bistra, Slovenia.

Kos Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Ivan Napotnik Gallery, Velenje, Slovenia.

1994

Space Sakaide Gallery, Sakaide, Japan.

Gea College WTC, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Ars Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

1993

PEN Klub, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Zmajski Most Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

1992

Insula Gallery, Izola, Slovenia.

1991

Kulturbeisl Bierjokl, Klagenfurt, Slovenia.

1990

Kalvan, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Domžale Health Care Centre, Slovenia.

Concert Atelier of the Society of Slovenian Composers, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

1989

Kulturbeisl Bierjokl, Klagenfurt, Slovenia

1987

Ars Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Krka Hotel, Šmarješke Toplice, Slovenia.

Dolenjske Toplice Hotel, Slovenia.

Nama Tromostovje Exhibition Area, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

1986

Polje Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

1985

Jože Mazovec Library – Fužine, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Kavka Gallery, Kranj, Slovenia.

Reading Room of the Ljubljana City Library, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Donit Exhibition Area, Medvode, Slovenia.

1984

Jože Mazovec Library – Moste, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Veterinary Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

1980

DUZU, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

1978

Polje Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

1977

Polje Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Group Exhibitions

2012

11th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria.

International Centre of Graphic Arts, Prints and Impressions, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2011

Stančić Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia.

CIGE, China World Trade Center, Art Channel, Beijing, China.

Art Beijing China Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing, China.

Budapest Gallery, The Challenge of the Cravat, Budapest, Hungary.

3rd NBC Tokyo International screen Print Biennial, Tokyo, Japan.

2010

Instituto Cultural de Providencia, Santiago, Chile.

Kerqin Art Museum, Selected works from Guanlan Print Base, Keerqin, 9th Lessedra World Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Artist in residence Guanlan selection, Government Building of Shenzen, Shenzen, China.

Djura Jaksic House, XIV međunarodna izložba široka Staza, Belgrade, Serbia.

Elle Decor Sajam Stanovanja, Zagreb, Croatia.

2009

2nd NBC Tokyo International Screen Print Biennial, Tokyo, Japan.

Artist in residence Guanlan selection, Jin Bi Culture Center, Macao.

Artist in residence Guanlan selection, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong, China.

2008

3rd Beijing Biennale, Beijing, China.

Sv. Donat, Back to heritage, Zadar, Croatia.

2007

1st International Contemporay Art Biennial of Adana, Adana, Turkey.

6th Lessedra World Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria.

M.I.C.R.O. In Cartis, Rome, Italy.

2006

Banski Dvor, Balkan bez granica, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2005

Museo Civico, 4a Rassegna Internazionale dell'incisione di piccolo formato, Cremona, Italy.

Galerija NUBS, Izložba udruženja široka Staza, Belgrade, Serbia.

Art Sac Gallery, ICU Collection Exhibition, Haifa, Israel.

2004

Space TAA - Meguro, Reflection 21 Shoku-Hatsu, Tokyo, Japan.

2003

Tenzor Gallery, 1st International Ex-tempore, Ptuj, Slovenia.

Museo Civico, 3a Rasegna Internazionale di picolo formato, Cremona, Italy.

Galeria Credec, Balkani bez granici, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2002

Galeria Verde, Grabado Bianco & Nero, Cancun, Mexico.

2001

Museo civico, 2a Rasegna Internazionale di piccolo formato, Cremona, Italy.

Praetorian Palace, 5th International workshop Abitanti, Koper, Slovenia.

Vallmer Gallery, International Art Exhibition, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2000

Chung Cheng Art Gallery, National Taiwan Arts Education Institute, Y2K International Exhibition of Prints, Taipei, Thailand.

Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, Iwasaki Art Museum, Y2K-Millennium Grafica International Print Exhibition, Yokohama, Japan.

1999

Casa Sperlari, 1a Rassegna Internazionale dell` incisione di picolo formato, Cremona, Italy.

Pescheria Vecchia, Rasegna Internazionale d Incisione Contemporanea, Este, Italy.

1998

Pias Gallery, Hanshin Awaji - Kobe Art Aid Slovenian artists donation by Leon Zakrajsek, Osaka, Japan.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Ueno, 66th Exhibition of the Japan Print Association, Tokyo, Japan.

1997

Zaprice Castle, International Biennale of Water Colour, Kamnik, Slovenia.

Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, The 19th International Independent Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa, Yokohama, Japan.

1995

2a Biennale Internazionale d' Arte Moderna Contemporanea, Europa UNITA 1994/95, Sassari, Italy.

Gallery of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, 1st International Triennial of Graphic Arts Sofia '95, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Mediterranean Conference Centre, 1st International Art Biennale, Valletta, Malta.

Tama Art University, 1st Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial Tokyo, Japan.

Gran Premio Centro Congressuale, 100 Nominations green & white, Sassari.

1994

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Ueno, 62nd Exhibition of the Japan Print Association, Tokyo, Japan.

Cloister, XXIX International Ex-tempore, Piran, Slovenia.

Muse'e d'Art Contemporain, 3e Triennale Mondiale D'Estampes Petit Format, Chamalieres, France.

1993

Paper Museum, The 2nd Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Ino-cho, Japan.

Taller Galeria Fort, The 13th Mini Print International, Cadaques, Spain.

Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, AAF 3rd Fair for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, MECC, le Internationale Grafick Biennale, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Art Gallery – Rotovž Gallery, 1st Mini Print Slovenia, Maribor, Gallery 788, 7th, 8th International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Toronto, 1st Egyptian International Print Triennial, Cairo, Egypt.

1992

Honolulu University in Hawaii, The 11th MPIC, Honolulu, U.

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A.

Centro Friulano Arti Plastiche-Galleria del Centro, Internazionale di Grafica - Carta Colore, Udine, Italy.

Botschaft der Republik Slowenien, Die Slowenische Bildende Kunst Heute, Bonn, Germany.

Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, AAF 2nd Fair for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Taller Galeria Fort, The 12th Mini Print International, Cadaques, Spain.

Busan Cultural Center, The 6th Busan Biennial, Busan, Korea.

Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, The 17th International Independent Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa, Yokohama, Japan.

Yurinodo Stationery House Gallery, Yokohama International Print Auction '92, Yokohama, Japan.

1991

Likovni Susret Gallery, Slovenačka Grafika, Subotica, Yugoslavia.

Majdanek State Museum, The 3rd International Triennial of Art Against War, Majdanek, Poland.

Museo De Gava, The 10th MPIC, Barcelona, Spain.

Taller Galeria Fort, The 11th Mini Print International, Cadaques, Spain.

Galeria M.

Salvat, The 11th MPIC, Barcelona, Spain.

Portorož Auditorium, Umetnost proti vojni - L'arte contro la guerra, Portorož, Slovenia.

1990

Trade Art Gallery, The 9th MPIC, Barcelona, Spain.

Galerie Edition Universelles, The 9th MPIC, Toulouse, France.

Paper Museum, The 1st Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Ino-cho, Japan.

Tatranska Galeria Poprad, KOMPLOT International Exhibition of Prints, Horny Smokovec, Slovakia.

Prešov City Gallery, KOMPLOT International Exhibition of Prints, Prešov, Slovakia.

Taller Galeria Fort, The 10th Mini Print International, Cadaques, Spain.

Kulturbeisl Bierjokl, Aukcija ABCD, Klagenfurt, Austria.

Galerija na Savremena Grafika vo YU, 7.

Trienale na Savremena Grafika vo Jugoslavija, Bitola, Macedonia.

Likovni Salon Tribine Mladih, Internacionalna Izložba 4+2+1, Novi Sad, Metro Convention Centre, Del Bello Gallery, The 5th Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Toronto, Canada.

Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, The 16th International Independent Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa, Yokohama, Japan.

1989

Taller Galeria Fort, The 9th Mini Print International, Cadaques, Spain.

Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, The 15th International Independent Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa, Yokohama, Japan.

1988

Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, The 14th International Independent Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa, Yokohama, Japan.

1987

Hotel Lav, Aukcija Jugoplastika, Split, Croatia.

1985

Collegium Artisticum, ZAJEDNO '85, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Galerija Studentski grad, ZAJEDNO '85, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

Ceremonial Hall of Turkish Grand National Assembly, Tütav, International Exhibition of Students Prints, Ankara, Turkey.

Galerija Studentski grad, 3.

Bienale YU studentskog crteža, Belgrade, Galerija Studentski grad, Exhibition of ALU Ljubljana students, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

1979

Veronika Gallery, International Ex-Libris Exhibition - 750 let Kamnika 1229-1979, Kamnik, Slovenia.

Collections

 

Pilon Gallery, Ajdovščina, Slovenia.

 

The Embassies of the Republic of Slovenia: Beijing, Cairo, Tehran, Boon, Brussels, Washington, Tokyo.

 

Turkish Grand National Assembly, Ankara, Turkey.

 

Saletta Rosa Spina, Ascoli Piceno, Italy.

 

Museum of Modern Art, Cairo, Egypt.

 

Civic Museum, Cremona, Italy.

 

Sakima Art Museum, Ginowan, Japan.

 

Josip Bepo Benkovič Gallery, Herceg Novi, Montenegro.

 

Castra Art Gallery, Haifa, Israel.

 

Dom Kulture, Ivanjica, Serbia.

 

The Kamakura Print Collection, Kamakura, Japan.

 

Fundacja Maszachaba, Krakow, Poland.

 

Society of Slovenian Composers, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

 

City Art Gallery, the Drawings Permanent Collection, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

 

Musée national d’histoire et d’art de Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

 

Juniper Gallery, Napa Valley, US.

 

Space Sakaide Gallery, Sakaide, Japan.

 

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea.

 

Jugoplastika, Split, Croatia.

 

City Gallery, Subotica, Serbia.

 

Museo di Arte Contemporanea Dino Formaggio, Teolo, Italy.

 

Kato Gallery-Hiroo, Tokyo, Japan.

 

Kokusai Gallery, Ginza Salon, Tokyo, Japan.

 

Royal Embassy of Cambodia, Tokyo, Japan.

 

Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan.

 

Zokei Art University, Tokyo, Japan.

 

Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Malta.

 

Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama, Japan.

 

The Friends Gallery, Yokohama, Japan.

Awards

 

1997 Bunka-cho Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan.

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Cavaliere Del Arte, Sassari, Italy.

1995

Diploma D'onore 2a biennale Internazionale d'arte moderna Contemporanea, Europa unita 94/95, Sassari, Italy.

Distinction Award, 1st International Art Biennale Malta, Malta.

Sudeto Premio, Grand Premio 100 Nominations, Sassari, Italy.

1994

Parchemin D'honneur 3e Triennale Mondiale D'estampes petit format Chamalieres, France.

1990

Purchase Prize, 1st Kochi Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Japan.

1986

Grand Prix for Graphics, Ivanjica, Yugoslavia.