LJUDJE (EMIL KOZOLE, MIHA ARTNAK ...)
Ljudje is a strategic design studio based in Ljubljana. Their focus is on the use of graphic design as an agent for change in the fields of technology, art and education. They work with organizations such as the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Central Saint Martins and Museum of Architecture and Design Ljubljana. They have also co-initiated many projects like Kucha and Ljudje Academy. In 2015 and 2019, they won a Grand Prix award at the Brumen Biennial of Slovenian Design.
After finishing her studies at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Mina Arko continued her studies at the Aalto University in Helsinki and Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. In her master's thesis, for which she won first prize of Bioart Society Finland, she discussed invisible information in cities. The CityBeat Project, a tactile public installation, was exhibited in central Helsinki and in central Riga, Latvia. She completed her internship at the renowned studio Art+Com in Berlin, one of the few companies active in the niche of commercial use of contemporary art. There she designed user interfaces for museum items and custom-made media installations. After her return to Ljubljana she began her own design practice. In recent years she has worked in the fields of design, branding and counselling, especially for technology companies, which she helps to develop recognisable identities. This year she became a member of the board of Brumen Foundation.
PRIMOŽ ZORKO* (cancelled due to mandatory quarantine)
Primož Zorko is an independent artist, photographer and designer, active in the fields of commercial and art projects. Last year he received Slovenian Ministry of Culture's Arts and Culture Residency in New York and has been awarded the Brumen Prize and TDC65 Type Directors Club Prize for his work. He exhibited individually and at collective shows at home and worldwide, in Barcelona (MACBA, DHUB, Mutuo Centro de Arte etc.), Venice (Venice Biennial - Fondazione Querini Stampalia), Moscow (Central House of Artists), Hamburg (Affenfaust Galerie), New York (The Cooper Union, OTS3), Toyama (The Museum of Modern Art), London (Doomed Gallery Dalston etc.), Vienna (Künstlerhaus Vienna), Basel (Museum Tinguely), Athens (E.Δ.Ω.), Belgrade (October Salon, CZKD, Street Art Gallery etc.), Bilbao (Bellaza Gallery), Rome (001 Gallery), Portland (Disjecta Gallery), Amsterdam (Waag Society), Zagreb (MUO etc.), to name just a few. Currently, he is living and working in Ljubljana.
A+A (ANJA DELBELLO & ALJAŽ VESEL)
Anja Delbello & Aljaž Vesel (AA) are a design duo from Ljubljana, Slovenia. The studio focuses on content-based approach which considers the end-user/reader/viewer. The output of their work usually (but not exclusively) consists of publications, posters, visual identities and infographics for festivals, theatres, galleries, museums, publishers and media. Their project were awarded both nationally (Brumen Biennial of Slovenian Design, Slovenian Book Fair) and internationally (Type Directors Club, Communications Arts, Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards).