Branko Cvetkovič (1951, Slovenia) is mostly recognized as an architectural photographer in Slovenia, professionally mainly in the field of industrial architecture. His photographs are characterized by rigorous objectivity of the depicted, based on the postulates of “The Düsseldorf School of Photography”. His architectural photographs are predominantly minimalistic in their structure and shot with a large-format camera.
Cvetkovič is known for a conceptual approach to photography. He is particularly interested in unveiling the symbolic meaning behind the buildings concerning their urban history, whilst the selection of motifs reflects his preoccupation with issues of urban architecture. In recent years his main focus has been the phenomenon of light and space, from a more formalistically abstract and conceptually universal starting point.
Selected solo exhibitions:
2019: Into the Square, Atelje Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2019: Beyond Perspective, Atelje Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2018: NON-SPACE│ZeroSPACE, Gallery Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki, Slovenia.
2010: NON-SPACE/ZeroSPACE, Prom-Galerie, Munich, Germany.
2005: En Face, National Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2005: Backstage, Cankar Cultural Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2004: deKons (Deconstruction of Light – Sequential Constructions of the Space Planes: the Spaces of Spaces), City Museum of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
1998: Light of Shadow – Drawing of Form, Cankar Cultural Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Selected group exhibitions:
2019: Concrete Dreams: Photographing Industrial Heritage, Photon Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2017: All Kinds of Surprises – Viewing the Carmen Würth Collection, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Gaisbach, Germany.
2015: The Protagonists of Slovenian Contemporary Art 1968 – 2013, Gliptoteka, Zagreb, Croatia.
2015: The Protagonists of Slovenian Contemporary Art 1968 – 2013, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria.
2014: The Protagonists of Slovenian Contemporary Art 1968 – 2013, Villa Manin, Italy.
2014: City Perspectives, Photon Gallery Vienna, Austria.
2011: Slovenian Photography 1991 – 2011, MAO, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2011: One Season Show, by Prom-Galerie, Munich, Germany.