Nevena Aleksovski

Born in 1984, Bor (SRB), lives and works in Ljubljana (SI)

Nevena Aleksovski (1984) graduated in painting in 2008 at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Novi Sad and obtained her Master’s degree in Cultural Studies in 2014 at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana. The main focus of her art production is on the mediums of painting and drawing, through which she establishes a direct and immediate process of creating without a crystalized, pre-determined image. In her work, she frequently questions and subtly comments on the universal human experience, emotional states resulting from the feeling of alienation as well as discordances and absurdities of modern times. She has presented herself at numerous shows in Slovenia and internationally, including the group exhibitions Zines! Contemporary Zine Production at the International Centre of Graphic Arts and Somethin’s Written at the Vodnik Homestead within the framework of the Institute SCCA Ljubljana. She has also held independent exhibitions at the art fairs Vienna Contemporary (2020, 2022), Positions Berlin (2022) and Art Rotterdam (2021).


MA, Cultural studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, SI

BFA, Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, SRB


Solo exhibitions (selection)

The Forest You Planted Grew Over You, RAVNIKAR GALLERY, Ljubljana, SI

We Carry Soil in Our Pockets, PrivatePrint, Skopje, MK

My Familiar Unfamiliar (Nevena Aleksovski & Maja Babič Košir): I dreamed there was an island, RAVNIKAR GALLERY, Ljubljana, SI

Call Me Series, Cukrarna Gallery, Ljubljana, SI

New Art Section, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

And Then So Clear, Ravnikar Gallery, Ljubljana, SI

Discrepancy, House of Culture, Pivka, SI

Slippery Slope, DobraVaga, Ljubljana, SI

The World is a Spell, Layer House, Kranj, SI

Infinite Scroll, P74 Gallery, Ljubljana, SI

Now You Are Yourself and Not yet Yourself, Kino Siska, Ljubljana, SI

Group Exhibitions (selection)

My Familiar Unfamiliar, Nevena Aleksovski & Maja Babič Košir @park, Edition 2, Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE

You’re here, but you’re somewhere else, ŠKUC gallery, Ljubljana, SI

Search for new images, Simulaker gallery, Novo mesto, SI

Novo, New Nouveau, Now,

Zürich Art Salon, Zürich, CH

Viennacontemporary, Vienna, AT

Positions Berlin Art Fair, Berlin, DE
Artists in Dialogue with a Collection of Poems by Anja Golob, Kresija Gallery, Ljubljana, SI


viennacontemporary, Vienna (AT)

AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

FRESH FISH: Uncharted Waters, DobraVaga, Ljubljana, SI


That is to say, everyone, Ravnikar Gallery, Ljubljana, SI

LBAL: Baby Shower, Stiege 13, Vienna, AT
Personal Outsides: book release, RAVNIKAR GALLERY, Ljubljana, SI
Art For Sale: Paper Matters, UGM Maribor, SI
EYT, Center for Contemporary Art, Celje, SI
Politics of Resistance, Racka Gallery, Celje, SI
Last Christmas I Gave You My Art, RAVNIKAR GALLERY, Ljubljana, SI

Off the Hook, ISBN books + gallery, Budapest, HU

Something Ending, Something Beginning, RAVNIKAR GALLERY, Ljubljana, SI
Something is Written, Vodnik Homestead Gallery, Ljubljana, SI
Zines! Contemporary Zine Productions, International Centre of Graphic Arts, MGLC, Ljubljana, SI
VI. Biennial of the Slovenian Independent Illustration, Kino Siska, Ljubljana, SI

Awards, Grants

Working scholarship from Ministry of Culture, SI


Working scholarship from Ministry of Culture, SI


1st prize at Zine Vitrine, DobraVaga, Ljubljana, SI


PrivatPrint Residency, Skopje, MK

Artist in Residence feat. Rijeka2020, Omisalj, Island Krk, HR


Vivisection, art book project, self-published

Cuker, published by Cukrarna gallery, SI

Personal Outsides, published by RAVNIKAR GALLERY, SI

Wear Your Heart on a Sleeve, published by Look Back And Laugh, SI

Linger On, published by P74 Gallery, SI

Ana Makuc – Roland Barthes´ Lover, illustrations for a poetry book, published by Apokalipsa, SI

Nevena Aleksovski

Tenderness Drawing Series VI, 2023

Charcoal on paper

31 x 39 cm