NINA SLEJKO BLOM

 

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Nina Slejko Blom (1982) is an internationally active contemporary artist based in Sweden. She is a post studio artist, often examining the art world, its institutions and power structures in her work. Working both separately and in a team, she has made over 250 exhibitions at relevant institutions around the world.

Member of artist collectives Pektin and Klara Sax.

Parallel with her artistic practice she runs (together with C. Blom) Conceptual Art Centre Bukovje/Landskrona, a budgetless non profit exhibition platform whose program includes both up and coming artists as well as established names like Gillian Wearing, Jeremy Deller, Roni Horn and Trevor Paglen. In 2017 they published CAB - Conceptual Art Book with financial help from conceptual art legend Joseph Kosuth.

Slejko Blom teaches at the Umeå Art Academy and is one of the jurors as well as a mentor for the Landskrona foto residency program.

Education:
- Valand School of Fine Art, Gothenburg, Sweden (Master of Fine Arts)
- Academy of Fine Arts, painting dept., Ljubljana, Slovenia (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Selected exhibitions:
- Bucharest Biennale 8, Bucharest (Romania)
- +MSUM, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana (Slovenia, SOLO)
- III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (MMoMA, Moscow)
- 7th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia (Ljubljana)
- Landskrona konsthall (Sweden, SOLO)
- UGM – Maribor Art Gallery (Slovenia, SOLO)

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Exhibitions

SOLO

upcoming:
2019:
- Pektin, CAC Bukovje/Landskrona, Landskrona, Sweden. With PEKTIN
- Hiša kulture Pivka (Slovenia) As Klara Sax.
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2017
- Klara Sax. Božidar Jakac Art Museum, Kostanjevica na Krki (Slovenia)
- MSUM - Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana (Slovenia). Collaboration with Conny Blom.
- Klippans Konsthall, Klippan (Sweden). Collaboration with Conny Blom
2016
- Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana (Slovenia) Collaboration With Conny Blom and Klara Sax.
- Eslövs KONSTHALL #2, c/o Eslövs stadsbibliotek(Sweden) With Conny Blom and Klara Sax.
- Alkatraz Ljubljana (Slovenia) Collaboration With Conny Blom and Klara Sax.
2015
- Landskrona Konsthall, Landskrona (Sweden) Collaboration with Conny Blom.
2014
- On the Shoulders of Giants, UGM - Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor (Slovenia) Collaboration with Conny Blom.
- Almost Like Primož, But Not Quite, Hiša kulture, Pivka (Slovenia).
- Giveupheus (One of the Lesser Known Greek Myths), Galerija Domžale (Slovenia).
2013
- Bulls and Roosters, solo show. Equrna gallery, Ljubljana (Slovenia).
2012
- A Very Pale Show (One Wonders Who This Exhibition Is Even Meant For), part II, Galerija Miklova hiša, Ribnica (Slovenia).
- A Very Pale Show (One Wonders Who This Exhibition Is Even Meant For), part I, Gallery Rostrum, Malmö (Sweden)
2009 - Salable Paintings, Schwarz Gallery, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
- So Happy Together, Collaboration with Conny Blom, Tobačna, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
- I´ve Wasted My Time This Morning and I Am Deeply Ashamed, Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg (Sweden)
2008
- 144 Attempts to Paint a White Monochrome, solo exhibition, Galerija Ganes Pratt, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
2007
- solo exhibition, Gallery Triglav, Postojna (Slovenia)
2006
- Don`t Count On It, solo exhibition, MVC gallery, Velenje (Slovenia)
- Painting show by Nina Slejko & Leon Zuodar, Predjama Castle (Slovenia)

GROUP

upcoming:
2018:
- BB8 after BB8. CAC Landskrona. With Jesse Darling, Yara Flores, Pektin & Klara Sax
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-2018
- Changes, Hiša kulture, Pivka (Slovenia)
- Changes, Hiša kulture, Pivka (Slovenia)
- Join the Dots/Connect the distances, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste (Italy)
- Made in China: Authentic Slovenian Art in Belgium at WARP, Sint-Niklaas (Belgium) 
- Bucharest Biennale 8, Bucharest (Romania)
-2017
- Fake, Galerie BOHAI e. V., Hannover (Germany)
- The international Festival of Fine Arts, Kranj (Slovenia)
- Art Market Budapest (with GalerijaGallery), Budapest (Hungary)
- En utställning med MANIFEST för här och nu och eventuellt framöver, Undantaget, Köpingsvik (Sweden). With Klara Sax.
- MAD, Multiple Art Days Fair, Paris (France) With Made In China/GalerijaGallery.
- Face to Face, Bosanski Kulturni Centar (Bosnian Culture Centre) Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo, ZAC - Zisa Zona Arti Contemporanee, Palermo (Italy) Exhibition: Mediterranean Routes.
- OHO Young Visual Artist Award 2017, UGM Maribor (Slovenia)
- Working Drawings And Other Visible Things On Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed As Art (After Bochner), CAC Bukovje/Landskrona, Landskrona (Sweden)
-2016
- Working Drawings And Other Visible Things On Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed As Art (After Bochner), Škuc gallery Ljubljana (Slovenia)
- Pogled VIII, Slovene Contemporary Art Biennial, Lamutov Salon, Kostanjevica (Slovenia)
- IX Shiryaevo Biennale - CASH, Samara Art Museum (Russia)
- Landskrona fotofestival (Sweden)
- Dolar, Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, Black Mass / Black Matter, LSTW-69, Made in China and more..., Umetnički prostor U10 Art Space, Belgrade (Serbia)
- Decentralizacija sodobnih umetnosti, Tovarna ROG - Zelenica, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
- Pomlad. Galerija Equrna, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
- The Collection as Will and Representation. Collections of Mladen Stropnik and Roman Uranjek (IRWIN). Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
- konnektor #49 “Schöne Grüße”, konnektor - Forum für Künste, Hannover (Germany)
2015
- Ester Almqvists minnesfond Award Exhibition, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö (Sweden)
- Dann ist das Bauen eine wüste Sache - Jeremias Gotthelfs ‘Die schwarze Spinne’, Oberwelt e.V., Stuttgart, (Germany) With Klara Sax.
- Working Drawings And Other Visible Things On Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed As Art (After Bochner), Special Project for Km of Sculpture, Võru, Estonia.
- Small Good Things (Artworks We Like That Fitted In Our Suitcases), Special Project for Km of Sculpture, Võru, Estonia. With Klara Sax.
- Dold konst/Hidden Art, Kungsparken and Slottsparken, Malmö, Sweden.
2014
- 24th Biennial of Design. Exhibition : Money Talks, 1001dar, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
- Bus Stop, NCCA, National Center for Contemporary Arts (Middle Volga branch) Samara, Russia
2013
- Within the World, Landskrona konsthall (Sweden)
- Überbleibsel, konnektor - Forum für Künste, Hannover (Germany).
- U3 - 7th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana (Slovenia). Curator: Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez
2012
- Under A Tinsel Sun, The III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow (Russia). Exhibition: Inconclusive Analysis. Collaboration with Conny Blom. Curatated by Elena Selina. 2011
- Gallery Vžigalica, Mestni Muzej, Ljubljana (Slovenia). With CAC Bukovje. Curator: Saša Nabergoj.
- Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena (Italy).
- It’s Already Been Shown, Conceptual Art Centre Bukovje, Postojna (Slovenia). Curator: Conny Blom
- A Complicated Relation, Part 2. Collaboration with Conny Blom and CAC Bukovje. Curator: Martin
Schibli. Kalmar Konstmuseum (Sweden)
- Vår Salong 2011, Helsingborgs Dagblad. Curator: Fredrik Svensk. Helsingborg (Sweden). http://hd.se/kultur/ 2011/05/29/var-salong-2011/
- Fiction project, Hyde Park Art Center. Travelling group exhibition. Chicago, Illinois (USA)
- Elin Bruun-Nystedt, Angelica Olsson & Nina Slejko, Group exhibition, Conceptual Art Centre Bukovje. Postojna (Slovenia) Curator: Conny Blom.
- An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, Cabinet, Brooklyn, New York / MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts (USA). With: Luis Camnitzer, Pedro Reyes, Fia Backström and more. Curator: Regine Basha.
2010
- Alternative Economy - Works from the Collection, Conceptual Art Centre Bukovje, With Donald Baechler, Gilbert & George, IRWIN, Serkan Özkaya and more. Postojna (Slovenia)
- Qui Vive?, 2. International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow.. Exhibition: »Is there any Hope for an Optimistic Art?«. With Gardar Eide Einarsson, Carlos Motta, Olivier Babin and more. Curated by Martin Schibli. (Russia)
- We Want to be Free as the Fathers Were, International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Ljubljana (Slovenia) With Bojan Gorenc, Miha Štrukelj, Viktor Bernik, Žiga Kariž and more. Curators: Petja Grafenauer, Božidar Zrinski.
2009
- Pam Venda och lille Dolgan, in collaboration with Conny Blom, NEON, Brösarp, (Sweden)
- Seven Chapters, Konsthallen, Gothenburg (Sweden)
- SIK - spridd isolerad konst, Kalmar Konstmuseum (Sweden). With Lawrence Wiener, Jimmie Durham, Daniel Pflumm and more.
2008
- Down the Rabbit Hole - Contemporary Painting in Slovenia After the Year 2000, Likovni salon Celje (Slovenia). With Janez Janša (Žiga Kariž), Miha Štrukelj, Sašo Vrabič and more. Curated by Nadja Grnamuš & Petja Grafenauer
- Down the Rabbit Hole - Contemporary Painting in Slovenia After the Year 2000, Galerija Ganes Pratt, Ljubljana (Slovenia) With Janez Janša (Žiga Kariž), Miha Štrukelj, Sašo Vrabič and more. Curated by Nadja Grnamuš & Petja Grafenauer
- Spring Show, Gallery Rotor, Gothenburg (Sweden)
- Unknown Places, City Hall Museum, Gothenburg (Sweden)
2007
- Vsak človek je kustos / Jeder Mensch ist ein Kurator!, Modern Gallery, Ljubljana (Slovenia). With Marjetica Potrč, IRWIN, Davide Grassi, Žiga Kariž and more.
- Essl award exhibition, National gallery, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
2006
- Strategies of Revealing, Konsthallen Röda Sten, Gothenburg (Sweden) With Sofi Lardner-Häggström, Conny Blom, and more.
- Real Presence - Floating Sites, Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Venice (Italy) Parallel event within official program of 51° Venice Biennial
2005
- Slovenskae Splietanija, Bratislava City Center (Slovakia)
- 11. International Festival of Computer Arts, Maribor (Slovenia)
- AL-U4, Ljubljana Castle, (Slovenia)
2004
- Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst, group exhibition, Salzburg (Austria)
- Kunigunda festival, MVC, Velenje (Slovenia)
- 10. International Festival of Computer Arts, Maribor (Slovenia)
- Razstava slik študentov 4. letnika ALU, Mladinski center Velenje (Slovenia)
- 9th festival of independent film, Kinodvor, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

EDUCATION
- Valand School of Fine Art, Gothenburg, Sweden (Master of Fine Arts)
- Academy of Fine Arts, painting dept., Ljubljana, Slovenia (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
- Erasmus Exchange - Valand School of Fine Art, Gothenburg, Sweden
- Salzburg Summeracademy, Hallein, Austria
- Participated at Venice Biennial project Real Presence - Floating Sites with Dobrila Denegri and Biljana Tomic

AWARDS, GRANTS
2018: Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden
2018: Aase o Richard Björklunds fond, bidrag
2017: IASPIS Cultural Exchange
2016: IASPIS Cultural Exchange
2016: Sparbanksstiftelsen Skånes kulturstipendium
2015: Ester Almqvists minnesfond
2015: Swedish Arts & Grants Commitee, 2 year Work Gran
2015: Nordic Culture Point
2014: IASPIS Cultural Exchange
2013: IASPIS Cultural Exchange
2012: IASPIS Cultural Exchange
2012: Landskrona stads kulturstipendium
2012: Swedish Arts & Grants Commitee, Assistant Grant
2010: Swedish Arts & Grants Commitee, Work Grant
2010: Slovene Cultural Ministry studio grant, Berlin
2009: Eric Ericsons stiftelse
2009: Eva och Hugo Bergmans Minnesfond
2009: Valands Elevers Stipendiefond
2008: Arnulfska Foundation
2008: Charlotte & Otto Mannheimer Foundation
2008: Anders Sandrew Foundation award
2007: Slovene Cultural Ministry study grant
2005: Acknowledgement for special artistic achievements by the Academy of Fine Arts Ljubljana
2004: Award for special artistic achievements by the Academy of Fine Arts Ljubljana
2004: Kulturkontakt Austria grant
1995: Žiga Zois grant

REPRESENTED
- CAC Bukovje Landskrona - Conceptual Art Centre, Postojna, Slovenia / Landskrona, Sweden

COLLECTIONS
- Moderna Galerija +MSUM - Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Imago Mundi, Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, Treviso, Italy
- Landskrona Museum, Landskrona, Sweden
- CAC Bukovje Landskrona, Postojna, Slovenia / Landskrona, Sweden
- Tobačna, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2015: Landskronaposten (Sweden), 5 June. Author: Petra Olsson. Page B1.
2015: Helsingborgs Dagblad (Sweden), 2 May. Author: Linda Fagerström. (p. C1, C4)
2015: Sydsvenskan (Sweden) 24 April. Author: Jenny Petersson. (p. A1, C4-C5)
2015: Helsingborgs Dagblad (Sweden) 24 April. Author Jenny Petersson. (p. A1, C1, C4-C5)
2015: Lokaltidningen Landskrona (Sweden) 22 April. Author: Per Eeg-Olofsson. (p. 4)
2014: Vecer (Slovenia), 12 November. Author: kr. (p. 10)
2011: Nina Slejko: It’s Already Been Shown, exhibition catalogue. CAC Bukovje 2011, #004
2011: Vår Salong 2011, Helsingborgs Dagblad. Curator: Fredrik Svensk. Helsingborg (Sweden). http://hd.se/kultur/ 2011/05/29/var-salong-2011/
2011: An Exchange With Sol LeWitt, A curatorial project by Regine Basha. Published by Cabinet Books and MASS MoCA. ISBN # 978-1-932698-52-7
2010: Slikarska tišina v beli barvi, Dnevnik, Pop/Kultura - torek, 12.10.2010. Author: Ida Hiršenfelder
2010: Young Talents. Gloss, March issue. Author: Agata Rakovec
2009: Saleable Paintings, exhibition catalogue. Schwarz 2009
2009: Seven Chapters, exhibition catalogue (p. 8, 48 – 53, 56)
2009: Navihanka. Obrazi, 14 May. Author: Ajda Janovsky
2009: Tako srečni. Stop, 20 May
2009: v Tobačnem muzeju. Obrazi, 21 May. Author: C.C.
2009: Valandsstudenter visar upp sig i sju kapitel. Göteborgs-posten, 8 May. Author: Mikael Olofsson
2009: Handlösa kast mellan konsten och design. Barometern, 27 February. Author: Gunilla Petri
2009: Konst utan Konstnärer. Ölandsbladet, 28 February. Author: Erich Schwandt
2008: O sliki (Za Niko in druge, ki slikajo). Likovne besede 83, 84. ZDSLU 2008. (p. 68, 70.) Author: Petja Grafenauer Krnc
2008: Odprtje v Ganesu in premiera v Gleju. inDirekt, 18 September. Author: Neža Mravlje
2007: Mlade moči. Polet, 26 April. (p. 35). Author: Matjaž Brulc
2007: Sproščeno. Polet, 28 June. (p. 34). Author: Matjaž Brulc
2007: Kulturni paket brez besed. Primorske novice, 15 February. Author: SZ
2007: Močne barve in naslovi, ki šokirajo. Notranjsko-kraške novice, 9 March. Author: Darja Premrl

OTHER
- house curator at CAC Bukovje
- curator for side programme Landskrona Foto Festival
- curator for side programme KoS Estonia
- assistant to Danish artist Tal R