Universal Studio of Street Arts

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UAUU.Univerzalni Atelje Uličnih Umetnosti
Gosposvetska 7, SI-1000 Ljubljana
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At the same time a co-working studio, an art shop and a gallery, the Universal Studio of Street Arts serves as a node for various protagonists active in the the so-called creative industries. Open to a very wide range of creative expressions, UAUU (as it is also called) caters to everything from illustration, design, graffiti art and photography to architecture, computer programming and hip hop. Located in the centre of Ljubljana, it is a part of the Šiška Gallery Quarter network (though one could here argue it is not actually located in the Šiška neighbourhood).

The place was set up in 2014 by a group of designers, artists, craftsman and programmers, with a number of them coming from the Ljubljana street art scenes. These previously hadn't really had such an outlet for presenting their work, and feature strongly in UAUU's programme.


For a start, UAUU itself is a permanent exhibition, with much of its equipment being unique pieces available for sale. It is equipped with a 360 degrees rotating wall, and is adaptable for very different uses – from designer clothes exhibitions and film screenings (among them was the Težina lanaca (The Weight of Chains, 2010) documentary) to music concerts and regular drawing workshops. In 2015, the month of May was dedicated to skateboarding culture, which for example featured workshops on creating the so-called finger-skates, for which even a miniature skate-park was made.

UAUU occasionally organises guided tours around other events and venues in Ljubljana, like for example the Biennial of Graphic Arts. They cooperate with the Urbano Dejanje festival.


The programme is based upon initiatives that come from the various communities that intersect at UAUU. Its first exhibition presented the Ljubljana street arts scene, among them works by the graffiti clans 1107, ZEK Crew and Egotrip.

What followed is a dense programme of exhibitions, with the artists also offering their works for sale. UAUU mostly (but not exclusively) presents creators from the local milieu, and of them one can mention the illustrator and designer Miha Kosmač, the Croatian street artist Chez, the painter and graffiti artist Evgen Čopi Gorišek, the clothes designer Von Ludvik, the sculptor Ana Mrovlje, and students from the Department of Textiles, Graphic Arts and Design from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Ljubljana.

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