Matjaž Geder

BIOGRAPHY

Matjaž Geder was born in Murska Sobota in 1976. He attended elementary school in Gornja Radgona. After graduating from the Secondary School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana, he went on to study at the University of Maribor, enrolling in the Department of Fine Arts of the Faculty of Education. He graduated in 2002. He is currently employed at OŠ II Murska Sobota, an elementary school, as an art teacher and mentor of the theatre club. As a member of the theatre group Ars Altera Pars, he has appeared in theatrical performances, short films and puppet shows. As an artist he is active in the fields of printmaking, painting and illustration. He lives and works in Gornja Radgona, Slovenia.

Solo exhibitions

  • 2003 – Šentilj Library, “Avtoportreti” [“Self-Portraits”]
  • 2004 – Dom Kulture Gornja Radgona, “Risbe in slike” [“Drawings and Paintings”]
  • 2010 – Dom Kulture Gornja Radgona, Ars Altera Pars “Narcis in Eho, lutkovna pravljica za male in velike otroke” [“Narcissus and Echo, A puppet fairy tale for small and tall children”], illustrations and puppets,
  • 2011 – Galerija Media Nox, Maribor, Ars Altera Pars “Narcis in Eho, lutkovna pravljica za male in velike otroke” [“Narcissus and Echo, A puppet fairy tale for small and tall children”], illustrations and puppets
  • 2012 – PISK Murska Sobota, “Enkratne stiske” [“Once Upon a Pressure”], prints and paintings
  • 2013 – Dom Kulture Gornja Radgona “Monoprinti / Enkratne stiske” [“Monoprints / Once Upon a Pressure”] (with Eva Žula), prints
  • 2013 – Media Nox, Maribor “Enkratne stiske / Priprave na improvizacijo” [“Once Upon a Pressure / Preparations for an Improvisation”], prints and paintings
  • 2015 – Mini Mu, Trieste, Italy, “Grafike” [“Prints”]
  • 2016 – Galerija Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota, “Enkratne stiske” [“Once Upon a Pressure”]
  • 2016 – Miheličeva Galerija, Ptuj, “Navadno življenje – Handling” [“An Ordinary Life – Handling” (with Eva Žula), prints
  • 2018 – MGLC, Mednarodni grafični likovni center, Ljubljana, »Priprave na improvizacijo«, (»Preparations for an Improvisation«), prints

Group exhibitions (selection)

  • 2000 – 4th International Student Biennial of Fine Arts, Skopje, Macedonia
  • 2006 – Umetnostna Galerija Maribor, “Portret in avtoportret danes” [“Portrait and Self-Portrait Today”]
  • 2007 – Fernsehturm, “Naokrog-Rundherum” [“Round and Round]”, Berlin, Germany
  • 2010 – Dom Kulture Gornja Radgona, “Dokument in podoba” [“Document and Image”]
  • 2011 – DLUM, “Vabljeni mladi” [“Invited Young Artists”], Maribor
  • 2011 – Galerija Murska Sobota, “Mladi umetniki Pomurja” [“Young Artists of Pomurje”]
  • 2012 – Monošter, Hotel Lipa, Hungary
  • 2012 – MGLC, Ljubljana, “Odtisi in vtisi” [“Prints and Impressions”]
  • 2014 – Brežice Castle and Snežnik Castle “Parafraze” [“Paraphrases”] JSKD national exhibition
  • 2014 – Galerija Murska Sobota, “Naključja 3” [“Coincidences 3”]
  • 2014 – 7th International Print Art Triennial, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2015 – Galerija Murska Sobota, “lzbor iz stalne zbirke GMS” [Selection from the Permanent Collection of the GMS”]
  • 2016 – Galerija Murska Sobota,”Dela pomurskih umetnikov iz stalne zbirke Galerije Murska Sobota” [“Works by Pomurje Artists in the Permanent Collection of the GMS”]
  • 2016 – Koroška Galerija Likovnih Umetnosti, Slovenj Gradec, “Zbirke v gibanju: Galerija Murska Sobota” [“Collections in Movement: Galerija Murska Sobota”]
  • 2016 – Bogenšperk Castle, 3rd Valvasor International Graphic Arts Days
  • 2017 – Grad, Goričko, Castle, International Group Exhibition
  • 2017 – 3rd Enter Into Art, Cologne, Germany
  • 2017 – 3 Global Print Douro, Douro, Portugal
  • 2018 – Bogenšperk Castle, Valvasor International Graphic Arts Days
  • 2018 – 9 International Printmaking Biennial Douro, Douro, Portugal
  • 2018 – Royal academy of Arts, London, UK, QSPA – “ The Queen Sonja Print Award, presentation with catalogue of Winner and Nominees

Published works

  • 2001–2003 – drawings published in Sodobnost, Revija za književnost in kulturo.
  • 2010 – illustrations in the Ars Altera Par book Narcis in Eho, lutkovna pravljica za male in velike otroke [“Narcissus and Echo, A puppet fairy tale for small and tall children”]
  • 2018 – frontcover for the book »Participation, Culture and Democracy, Perspectives on Public Engagement and Social Communication«, Edited by Tadej Pirc

Awards and prizes

  • 2005– Painting prize at the art competition “Beži čopič, kurent gre”, Lions Club, Ptuj
  • 2009 – Original project by Ars Altera Pars “Narcis in Eho, lutkovna pravljica za male in velike otroke” [“Narcissus and Echo, A puppet fairy tale for small and tall children”], national meeting of the best puppet groups in Slovenia, JSKD, Šentjakob Theatre, Ljubljana
  • 2017 – Nomination for QSPA , “ The Queen Sonja Print Award, Royal cademy of Arts, London, UK
  • 2018 – The Golden Award for Mentorship of Children’s Art Collection »50. Likovni svet otrok«, Šoštanj
  • 2019 – The Golden Award for Mentorship of Children’s Art Collection »51. Likovni svet otrok«, Šoštanj

Works in permanent collections

  • MGLC, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana
  • Galerija Murska Sobota
  • Bogenšperk Castle
  • Radgona Bridges, Špital Musem, Gornja Radgona
  • Murska Sobota Regional Museum
  • Douro, 3 Global Print Collection, Portugal
  • Douro, 9 International Printmaking Biennial Douro Collection, Portugal