1989, SloveniaGraduated in Photography in 2015
Aljaž Celarc was born in 1989, Ljubljana, Slovenia. He studied at Faculty of Arts in Slovenia, where he earned his bachelor degree in geography in 2013. In 2015, he accomplished his master degree in photography at AKV St. Joost in the Netherlands. He gained his artistic and geographical training throughout his studies and on diverse educational and personal travels. The centre of his artistic practice is represented by an investigation of different spatial concepts, questions about ecology, and human responses towards the current environmental crisis. At the beginning of his career, he had interest mostly for fine art photography, which earned him the Fotopub portfolio review prize and Young Slovenian Contemporary Award. Most notable exhibitions were Unseen photography festival (Amsterdam, NL), Castrum Peregrini (Amsterdam, NL), Fotopub festival (Novo mesto, SI), and Contemporary Slovenian Photography (Ljubljana, SI). In 2016 he also received the Research & Development grant awarded by the CBK Rotterdam foundation (NL) for his project In Vivo and Mondriaan fonds Yong Talent Werkbijdrage.
Currently developing environmental aesthetics as a response to the concept of Anthropocene, a bridge between the natural and human.