Publish Date: 11.02.2021

Category: News from the University

By bestowing commendations for important works of art, the University of Ljubljana enables artists equal access to an academic career, just as it does for scientists who have obtained the Doctor of Science title. These commendations are presented at a special ceremony, but this time due to the epidemiological conditions we are unfortunately not able to hold the ceremony. In honour of Slovenia’s cultural holiday, we therefore present this year’s 20 recipients of artistic commendations below, and congratulate them most sincerely. 

Recognition of a major artistic work is the equivalent of receiving the academic title of doctor of science, and is a condition for appointment to the title of higher education teacher for those habilitation fields in which artistic creativity is essential to the education process. “The University strives continuously to promote the development of the arts. We take pride in having as many as three arts academies, while artistic activities also take place at other member institutions, such as the Faculty of Architecture, the Biotechnical Faculty and the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering,” says Rector of the University of Ljubljana Prof. Dr Igor Papič. The University warmly congratulates all the recipients and thanks them for their contribution to development of the arts at the University and in the wider arena. 

Artistic commendations are bestowed for creations in musical creativity and interpretation, theatre and radio art, film and television art, painting, sculpture and graphics, restoration, visual communication, architecture, urban planning and landscape design, industrial design and applied arts, and video, photography and new artistic practices. 

Recipients of commendations for major artistic works at the University of Ljubljana

Commendations for major artistic work in the field of musical creativity and performance:
Vladimir Batista
Maruša Bogataj
Ambrož Čopi
Jan Gričar
Kaja Kapus
Nejc Lavrenčič
Sae Lee
Peter Ugrin
Ivan Žan 

Commendations for major artistic work in the field of video and new artistic practices:
Maja Hodošček 

Commendations for major artistic work in the field of photography:
Peter Giodani

Commendations for major artistic work in the field of visual communication:
Maja Gspan 

Commendations for major artistic work in the field of film and television art:
Nejc Gazvoda
Darko Herič
Lev Predan Kowarski

Commendations for major artistic work in the field of theatre and radio art:
Irena Tomažin Zagoričnik
Sebastian Cavazza 

Commendations for major artistic work in the field of architecture, urban planning and landscape design:
Uroš Rustja
Anja Vidic 

Commendations for major artistic work in the field of industrial design:
Nina Mihovec