Lene Lekše (1995, Ljubljana, Slovenija ); Leta 2018 je diplomirala na Akademiji za likovno umetnost v Ljubljani, smer kiparstvo. V času študija se je eno leto v okviru izmenjave šolala na Nizozemskem, na Akademiji Minerva v Groningenu. Je dobitnica dveh priznanj ALUO in štipendijstka MOL-a. V okviru društva SLON od leta 2014 vodi delavnice animiranega filma za otroke. Od leta 2018 skupaj z Laro Reichmann, Mihaelom Novakom, Nino Goropečnik in Mašo Knapič v okviru projekta Galerija 7:069, organizira študentske razstave po Sloveniji.

Lene Lekše (°1995, Ljubljana, Slovenia) makes sculptures, films and mixed media artworks. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle class values, Lekše makes works that can be seen as self-portraits. Her sculptures are saturated with obviousness, mental inertia, clichés and bad jokes. They question the coerciveness that is derived from the more profound meaning and the superficial aesthetic appearance of an image.  Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation.

Her works isolate the movements of humans and/or objects. By doing so, new sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound. By questioning the concept of movement, she finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humour that echoes our own vulnerabilities.

Her works are characterised by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middleclass mentality in which recognition plays an important role.

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  • EXHIBITIONS

    2022, Interference. Traces, Stories, and Ghosts, Curated by, Krobath gallery, Vienna, Austria

    2022, Grrrrr, Kino Šiška, Ljubljana

    2022, Info point, SCCA, Škuc gallery, Ljubljana

    2022, Likely to happen, Kula, Belgrade

    2022, Taka _____, da gredo še ptice peš, Galerija Nočna izložba Pešak, Ljubljana

    2022, Serendipitously, gallery p74, Ljubjana

    2021, VIII. Bienale slovenske neodvisne ilustracije- Bienale neodvisnih,  Kino Šiška, Ljubljana

    2021, When a crawfish whistles on the mountain, Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn NY, USA

    2021, OHO award 2021, gallery p74, Ljubljana

    2020, Whistling Strategies, gallery Alkatraz, Ljubljana

    2020, I hope it rains, Vent space gallery, Tallin

    2019/20, 9th Triennial of Contemporary Art U3, Dead and Alive, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana

    2019, Sočasje, dolgočasje in izvenčasje/A time of concurrence, a time of boredom, a time beyond temporality, Galerija ŠKUC, Ljubljana

    2019, Ekspedicija Atlantida, Galerija Simulaker, Novo mesto

    2019, Sokolovo oko/Under the Eagles Gaze, Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana

    2018, Zgodbe z Otoka, Galerija Mahlerca, Kranj

    2017, Error, II. International Student Biennial, Esseker center, Osijek (Croatia)

    2016, ALUO LXX. Past, The present, Future, Gallery Jakopič, Ljubljana

    2016, Minerva’s Next – Storage Wizards, Kunsthuis SYB , Beetsterzwaag (Netherldans)

    Awards

    2015, Award for outstanding academic achievements in year 2014-2015, Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

    2016, Award for outstanding academic achievements in year 2015-2016 , Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

    2021, nomination and winner for the award YVAA OHO

    Residency

    2021, RU Residency Unlimited artist (2 months), NYC (America)

    2018, galerija Mahlerca, Kranj