OHO Group Award

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  • 10 November 2016 to 7 May 2017
    Cold Front from the Balkans, an exhibition co-curated by Alenka Gregorič (City Art Gallery Ljubljana) also featuring works by Irwin, Laibach, the OHO Group, Jasmina Cibic, and Mark Požlep, at Pera Museum in Istanbul, Turkey programme
  • 7 March to 21 May 2017
    Art in Europe 1945-1968, an exhibition featuring works by Matjaž Hanžek and the OHO Group, at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, Russia programme
Past Events
  • 10 April to 22 April 2017
    Slovenian Neo-Avantgarde Film, an exhibition featuring films by the OHO Group at French Pavillion in Zagreb, Croatia programme
  • 13 December 2016 to 28 February 2017
    The Material Body of Art, a group exhibition featuring works by Irwin, the OHO Group, Matej Stupica and Lenka Đorojević presented by Galleria A plus A, at Galleria A plus A in Venice, Italy programme
  • 10 December to 17 December 2016
    A group exhibition featuring works by Irwin, the OHO Group, Matej Stupica and Lenka Đorojević presented by Galleria A plus A, and a screening of Ron’s Story, produced by the Aksioma Institute and Video Production Kregar Studio (VPK Studio), at the Venice International Art Performance Week at European Cultural Centre Palazzo Mora in Venice, Italy programme
  • 22 October 2016 to 29 January 2017
    Art in Europe 1945-1968, an exhibition featuring works by Matjaž Hanžek and the OHO Group, at Zentrum für Kunst und Medien in Karlsruhe, Germany programme
  • 23 June to 25 September 2016
    Art in Europe 1945-1968, an exhibition featuring works by Matjaž Hanžek and the OHO Group, at Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium programme
  • 16 January to 4 March 2016
    Monuments Should Not Be Trusted, an exhibition featuring works by Avgust Černigoj, Lojze Logar, NSK (NSK State), Irwin and OHO (OHO Group Award), curated by Lina Džuverović and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia London, at Nottingham Contemporary in Nottingham, United Kingdom programme
  • 5 September 2015 to 3 January 2016
    Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980, an exhibition also featuring works by the OHO Group (OHO Group Award), at MoMA in New York, USA programme
  • 4 October 2011 to 26 February 2012
    ironapplause.net, international exhibition of Young Visual Artists Awards network with the participation of Luiza Margan, Miha Presker and Sašo Sedlaček from Slovenia and coorganised P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute that bestows the OHO Group Award, at National Gallery in Bratislava, Slovakia programme


The OHO Group Award is given annually to an individual Slovene artists or a group of Slovene artists up to 35 years of age, for works of art in the field of painting, photography, video, new media and performance. The prize was established in 2006 by the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute (Ljubljana) in cooperation with the Foundation for a Civil Society (New York). It is based on an open call, followed by the selection of the nominees and then bestowed in a ceremony at the P74 Centre and Gallery.

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The award and its international context

The aim of the OHO Group Award is to provide support to young artists and facilitate the continuation of their activities by shifting them from the marginal to a central role in the society. The award comprises a 6-week residency in the studio of the ISCP in New York (possibilities for networking and establishing contacts with curators linked up with the host institution); a solo exhibition in the P74 Centre and Gallery and the purchase of the artwork by the investment company KD Group. Other funders include the Trust for Mutual Understanding (New York), the ISCP (New York), the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), the Municipality of Ljubljana, and the Slovenian Ministry of Culture.

The OHO Group Award has been a part of the Young Visual Artists Awards international residency award programme since 2006. The YVAA was established by The Foundation for a Civil Society (FCS) in 1990 in the Czech Republic and now affiliating ten countries in Central Europe and South East Europe. It plays an important role in shaping the emerging artists' international careers.

Nominees and prize winners

The prize winners of the OHO Group Award have included Sašo Sedlaček for the artwork Žicar/The Beggar Robot (2006) selected from among the nominees Nika Oblak and Primož Novak, Lada Cerar, Aleksandra Vajd; Miha Presker and Luiza Margan (2007) selected from son:DA, Jaša Mrevlje, Matjaž Wenzel; Mladen Stropnik (2008) selected from Aleksandra Domanović, Sebastjan Leban and Staš Kleindienst, Small but Dangers (Mateja Rojc and Simon Hudolin-Salci); and Ana Čigon (2009) selected from among Vesna Bukovec, Sašo Vrabič, Tanja Vujasinović. In 2010 Maja Hodošček was bestowed, other nominees were Veli Silver, Matija Brumen, and Mito Gegič.

The recent prize winners were Beli Sladoled (2011), Tomaž Furlan (2012), Veli Silver (2013), Staš Kleindienst (2014), Lenka Đorojević and Matej Stupica (2015); and Mark Požlep (2016).

The OHO Group

The award was named by the influential Slovene avant-garde artist group OHO, active in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s. The members of the group wanted to develop a radically different relationship towards the world: instead of a humanistic position, which implies a world of objects dominated by the subject, they wanted to achieve a world of things, where there would be no hierarchical difference between people and things; the correct relationship towards such a world is not action, but observing. OHO used a number of media (and their in-between forms), drawings, photographs, film, video, music, texts, but also a way of dressing, living and behaving, to redirect the awareness of people into Reistic observing.

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