Mirko Malle, colour conductor
Born in Klagenfurt in 1984. 2002 – finished his Matura exams in Klagenfurt. 2004 to 2008 he studied painting and graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. 2008/09 Erasmus exchange at the Faculdade de Belas Artes in Porto, Portugal. 2010 he graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana under prof. Gustav Gnamuš with a painting-music-animation project (when he also became self-proclaimed “colour conductor”). From 2011 to 2015 he was member of the AAI collective (Articulacion Artistica Internacional).
He works between Austria and Slovenia as a freelance artist, painter, illustrator and caricaturist for “Novice”, the regional weekly newspaper of the Carinthian Slovenes in Austria. He is also a mentor and facilitator of various drawing and painting courses.
2019 – The “Karlinija” Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia: “Korrroschke karikature” (Carrrrinthian Carricatures), an exhibition of caricatures from “NOVICE”, the weekly newspaper of the Carinthian Slovenes.
2019 – Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia in St. Gotthard, Hungary: “Korrroschke karikature” (Carrrrinthian Carricatures), an exhibition of caricatures from “NOVICE”, the weekly newspaper of the Carinthian Slovenes.
2019 – The “Družina” Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia: “Korrroschke karikature” (Carrrrinthian Carricatures), an exhibition of caricatures from “NOVICE”, the weekly newspaper of the Carinthian Slovenes.
2017 – The “Šikoronja” Gallery, Rosegg, Austria: “Tagebüchern/The Diary Project”, in collaboration with Barbara Ambrusch-Rapp. In conclusion, portrait drawing of the guests.
2016 – The “Srečišče” Gallery, Hostel Celica, Ljubljana, Slovenia: “Iz dnevnikov nekega miniaturista / From the diaries of a miniaturist” – exhibition of watercolour miniatures.
2015 – The “Haček” Bookstore, Klagenfurt, Austria:Exhibition on World Book Day (Watercolour miniatures).
2014 – Hostel Celica, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Extensive exhibition of the concept of “colour conducting” (color-light-music animation) in the rooms of the former isolation cells (darkrooms) of the army prison.
2014 – The “Alkatraz” Gallery, Metelkova mesto, Ljubljana, Slovenia: “Prostosti/Freedoms“. Exhibition with opening performance in the gallery as well as in front of the Ljubljana Ethnographic Museum and in the Hostel Celica.Multi-hour performance of the AAI collective with guests (Peter Ciuha and Tine Škrlj Jakomin): Music, dance, singing, masks and storytelling.
2013 – NLB Bank, Črnomelj, Slovenia:“Reciklaž kolaž/Recycling-Collage“ (Variations on the late Austrian artist Martin Esterl).
2013 – The Gornjesavski muzej Museum, Jesenice, Slovenia:“Sprevod” (The Procession). Exhibition of masks and paintings. Mask performance: AAI and youth of Jesenice and the surrounding area. The final event of a three-day mask workshop in cooperation with the “Center Mladih Jesenice” youth centre.
2013 – St. Peter’s Church, St. Jakob im Rosenthal, Austria: “Kaleidoskop/Caleidoscope”. Exhibition with mask performance for the opening of the exhibition with AAI “Forces of Nature” (in cooperation with the AAI and Tine Škrlj Jakomin).
2012 – The “Vorspann” Gallery and the “Zarja” Forum, Eisenkappel, Austria: “Am Übergang/Point of transition”. Colour conducting, light painting with poetry. Reading with music and live broadcast by Radio Agora. (In cooperation with the AAI collective)
2011 – K&K-Centre, St. Johann, Austria: “Spheric Harmonies”. First public presentation of the painting concept colour conducting (= painting with colour-light-music animation). Accompanied by reading, music and other light paintings with poetry. (In cooperation with the AAI collective)
2011 – Church of the Holy Mary of Haliaetum, Izola, Slovenia: “Interweaving Music and Image”. Live Painting Performance to the Music of the “Prokofiev Guitar Duo“ (Mak Grgić and Nejc Kuhar).
2010 – The ksššc Student Club, Klagenfurt, Austria: Invitation to an exhibition in the Club of Slovenian Students of Klagenfurt.
2008 – The ksssd Student Club, Vienna, Austria:Invitation to an exhibition in the Club of Slovenian Students in Vienna.
2007 – Auschlössl, Graz, Austria: Invitation to an exhibition in the Club of Slovenian Students in Graz.
2006 – SPÖ-Zentrale, Klagenfurt, Austria: Invitation to an exhibition by LH deputy Dr. Gaby Schaunig-Kanduth and Federal Councillor Ana Blatnik.
2006 – “((stereo)) backstage”, Klagenfurt, Austria: Opening of the exhibition room “((stereo)) backstage” of the ((stereo))-club in Klagenfurt with Albert Gunzer, who was Klagenfurt’s City Councillor at the time.
2006 – Maribor, Velenje, Klagenfurt, Slovenia/Austria: “Exhibition 360”. Exhibition in the »Object 360«. Three EU-co-financed temporary exhibition rooms for modern art in an urban environment. Travelling exhibition through three cities in Slovenia and Austria.
2005 – The “Haček” Bookstore, Klagenfurt, Austria: Together with Velibor Barišič (SLO) and Katerina Kalc (IT).
Group exhibitions (a selection):
2019 – Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia: 13. Slovenian Biennial of Illustration
2019 – “Barbo Palace”, Ljubljana, Slovenia: »Artists for artists«. Charity auction for the benefit of the “Barka” association, Slovenia.
2017 – Kunsthaus Sudhaus, Villach, Austria: Sales exhibition in aid of Amnesty International.
2017 – The “Doğan Taşdelen Çağdaş Sanatlar Merkezi” Centre of Modern Art, Ankara, Turkey: “Bosluk”. Installation with watercolour miniatures and dolls; at the invitation of the Austrian embassy in Turkey.
2014 – The “Vžigalica” Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Lightning guerrilla festival. Light painting with poetry (AAI) on the subject of “Bright New Future”.
2013 – The “Vžigalica” Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Lighting guerrilla festival. Presentation of the animation painting »Spheric Harmonies« at the opening of the festival.
2013 – Künstlerhaus, Klagenfurt, Austria: “TRANS.FORM 4”. Group exhibition in memory of deceased Carinthian visual artists. Comparison and interpretation of works by the late Austrian artist Martin Esterl (1947-2004).
2011 – K&K Centre, St. Johann, Austria: Exhibition of mentors and former participants of the International Children’s Colony (“Likovna kolonija mladih”) on its 40th anniversary.
2010 – Lonjer, Italien: “Arteden”. Exhibition of the international art symposium in Lonjer near Trieste. Collaboration with artists from Italy, Slovenia, Serbia, England, Austria and the Netherlands.
2010 – Vuzenica, Slovenia: Exhibition for the 40th anniversary of the International Children’s Colony (Likovna kolonija mladih). Slovenia, Austria, Italy and Hungary.
2010 – Črnomelj, Slovenia: “Še ena generacija” (Another Generation). Exhibition of graduates of the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts under the mentorship of Professor Gustav Gnamuš.
2009 – FBAUP, Porto, Portugal: “Estudantes de mobilidade”. International group exhibition with artists from all over Europe.
2008 – The “Galerija Velenje” Gallery, Velenje, Slovenia: XIX Colony of Graduates of the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts.
2008 – The “Srečišče” Gallery, Hostel Celica, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Selection of works by students of the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts.
2007 – OHO (Offenes Haus Oberwart), Oberwart, Austria: „Junge Kunst im OHO“. (Young Artists in OHO). International contemporary young art from Hungary, Bulgaria, Germany, Austria and Slovenia.
2006 – Sveti Lovreč, Croatia. Exhibition on the occasion of the international art symposium in Marasi, Istria. With artists from Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Austria.
Selection of exhibitions and performances with the Articulacion Artistica Internacional (“AAI”) collective:
2012 – Local T, Beljak/Villach, Austrija: Biennial of Contemporary Art “GEMMAKUN? TSCHAUN”, performance with masks “Dans macabre” on the exhibition opening night of the artist Ruth Hanko, Austria.
2012 – Likovni Salon, Celje, Slovenia: Festival of performing arts, »Vstop prost«. General dialects of a dialogue between painting, music, dance and poetry: Performance! Check it out:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pWFPbmAYU4
2011 – (May) Garden of the “Celica“ Hostel, Ljubljana, Slovenia: First presentation of the painting concept “light painting with poetry”. Accompanied by music and reading of the text of the international art society “AAI”.
2011 (July) – The “Severia” Gallery, Koper/Capodistria, Slovenia: “Preboj mladih”. (“Breakthrough of the Youth”)
2011 (September) – Garden of the “Celica” Hostel, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Presentation of further light painting with poetry. Accompanied by music and a reading of AAI texts.