PhD Petja Grafenauer

PhD Petja Grafenauer
no.: 51219 source: ARIS

researcher – active in research organisation
E-mail petja.grafenauerat signaluo.uni-lj.si
Foreign language skills
Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.09.00  Humanities  Art history   
7.02.00  Interdisciplinary research  Interdisciplinary research   
art history, modernism, contemporary art, painting, Slovene and regional art history after 1945, pop art, the theory of contemporary art
Data for the last 5 years (citations for the last 10 years) on May 29, 2024; A3 for period 2018-2022 (update for tender in 2023: NO)
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Database Linked records Citations Pure citations Average pure citations
WoS 53  53  13.25 
Scopus 62  62  20.67 
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Type of employment Research org. Research group
Full time employment (120%, RD:30%)  University of Ljubljana, Academy of Fine Arts  Research Institut of the Academy of Fine Arts 
Research projects Legend
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Assist. prof. Petja Grafenauer, PhD (1976) is a curator, writer and assistant professor at the Department for Theory of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana. She is a Doctor of Science and a specialist in the local and regional art created after World War II, primarily painting. Since 2012 she has also been researching possible cross-sections of economy and art. Since 2017 she has run the Più Institute for Visual Art. In 2015–2017 she ran the Vodnik Homestead Gallery in Šiška, a non-profit organisation. In 2016–2017 she was the head of the Department for Photography at the Higher School of Applied Sciences (VIST), Ljubljana. In 2009–2015 she was a co-editor of the Slovenian visual-arts magazine called Art Words. In 2005–2016 she lectured on the history of contemporary art at the Arts Academy of the University of Nova Gorica. In 2013–2014 she was a curator at the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana (MGML), working at the City Gallery of Ljubljana. In 2006–2009 she was a curator at the Ganes Pratt Gallery, exhibiting and selling works of art. In 2001–2008 she worked as a journalist for Radio Študent, and in 2005–2006 also as the editor of its Section for Culture and Humanities. Since 2010 she has been writing for the Mladina Magazine; she has contributed her texts to Radio Študent; the newspapers Dnevnik (2005-2007), Delo and Večer; magazines Borec, ISH Monitor, Maska, Art Words, Ekran, Fotografija, Zarez, Život umjetnosti, Manifesta Journal, Art on Paper and others. She wrote or edited several books and catalogues about visual art, i.e., An Authentic Interest by Zdenka Badovinac (2010) and Aleksij Kobal (2008). She organised the following exhibitions: Non-Aligned Pop (2016-2017); the December Illustration Fair (2016, 2015); the Ciciban Magazine: its first 70 years (2015); Made in China (2012–2015); the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, with you since 1955 (the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts, 2013); We Want to be Free as our Fathers (2010, with Božidar Zrinski); An Unstable Reality: 6 monkeys, 300 envelopes and 1 love: Imperfect as Always (the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts, 2009); Stereo Exhibition (2009); Down the Rabbit Hole (2007). She curated solo exhibitions by Žiga Kariž, Viktor Bernik, Dejan Kaludjerović (AT), Urša Vidic, Gorazd Krnc, Aleksij Kobal, Dušica Dražić (SR), Sašo Sedlaček, Ksenija Čerče, Adrijan Praznik, Ivan Fijolić (CR), Jasmina Cibic, Jaša, Luiza Margan, Arjan Pregel, Igor Eškinja (CR), Mark Požlep, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Beli sladoled, Nina Slejko, Maja Smrekar, Conny Blom (SWE), Ibro Hasanović (BE), Ignacio Uriarte (GE), Zvonka Simčič, Meta Grgurevič, Sanela Jahić, Sašo Vrabič, Miha Štrukelj and other artists.
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