MGLC Švicarija is the central art residency point in Ljubljana. International artists, cultural workers (critics, curators, theoreticians, publicists, producers), humanities scholars and social scientists have three residential studios at their disposal, where we usually accommodate them for a month.
We have been running our residency programme since 2017. In terms of development, we focus on: a) supporting the Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts; b) providing printmaking and reproducible media residencies; c) offering residencies for critics, and; d) managing the MGLC Academy educational platform residencies. We are updating the programme guidelines with new emphases in response to current trends in artistic mobility.
Residents are selected through invitations, residency exchanges and public calls for submissions. We are developing permanent partnerships between similar residency centres abroad, such as Nordic Artists' Centre Dale (Dale, Norway), Szolnok Artist Village (Szolnok, Hungary) ... We also organise residencies in co-production with Slovenian producers: Igor Zabel Society for Culture and Theory, Kino Šiška & DobraVaga Gallery, Ljubljana: City of Literature & Divja misel Institute ...
Residential apartment. Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.
A pop-up exhibition presentation of the production at the end of the Prague & Ljubljana international residency.
Wednesday, 3 August 2022, at 5 pm
MGLC Grad Tivoli, Print Studio
In 2022, International Centre of Graphic Arts and the international residency center MeetFactory from Prague started a long-term collaboration of resident artist exchanges. After a two-month residency (June–July), Timur Aloev presents works created in the MGLC Print Studio.
Each residency will host an artist for two months and give them the opportunity to create new works. The first artist to visit Ljubljana was Timur Aloev (1990), a Russian-Czech illustrator and painter who lives and works in Prague. He also works in drawing and ceramics. His work has its origins in Slavic mythology, heroic stories, legends and fairy tales. The narrative character of his artworks also stems from the artist's primary interest in book illustration and comics, whereas pictorially he combines elements of Romanticism, Renaissance landscapes, Art Nouveau décor, Japanese anime and kitsch. During his two-month residency, he explored printmaking techniques in the MGLC Print studio and will present his working process and new prints at the culmination of his residency.
Timur Aloev: Still Life with Peony and Eggs, 2022, collage.
Prints and Impressions 2
5. 7.–2. 10. 2022
MGLC Grad Tivoli
The exhibition is the result of a public call for submissions to Slovenian artists of all generations actively working in the field of fine art printing and printmaking. It serves as a starting point for further research into Slovenian graphic production and its involvement in the contemporary visual art practices.
An international expert jury consisting of Barbora Kundračíková (CZ), Mario Čaušić (HR) and Miloš Đorđević (RS) selected the works of 43 artists from the 114 submissions.
Contemporary Equals Fresh
26. 7.–27. 8. 2022
A travelling exhibition of contemporary Slovenian printmaking is currently on display at the International Art Studio "Radovan Trnavac Mića" in Valjevo.
The exhibition presents the following artists Vesna Drnovšek, Miha Erič, Črtomir Frelih, Matjaž Geder, Nataša Mirtič, Svetlana Jakimovska - Rodić, Oliver Pilić, Zora Stančič, Helena Tahir and Sonja Vulpes, as selected by mag. Breda Škrjanec.