3/12/2016 – 17/12/2016
126 Artist-Run Gallery, in partnership with Sheila Flannagan, ARTFarm, Co. Galway, invited a European artist to take part the second phase of the Rare Exports exchange program: Rare Exports #2, a two week paid residency in ARTFarm, IRELAND. The residency was funded by the Arts Council Ireland Visual Arts Project Award 2016 and the selected artist was Gašper Jemec (Slovenia).
Gašper Jemec was born on 25th of October 1975 in Kranj, Republic of Slovenia, former SFR Yugoslavia. He enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, where he studied painting and new medias both as an undergraduate and as a graduate student. Jemec also did graduate work in painting at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in America. As a Herder scholarship winner of Alfred Toepfer Stiftung FVS from Hamburg, he further trained in sculpture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. His work has been widely exhibited in solo and group shows all over the world, from Slovenia to America, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. He has resided and worked in Indiana, Los Angeles, New York, Vienna, Hamburg, Sakaide, Valencia, Moscow and London.
Below are some of the works completed during Gašper Jemec’s 2 week residency at ARTFarm in December 2016.