Trace is a photobook containing traces and features that bring to mind details from paintings and drawings – brushstrokes, paint splotches etc. The young artist explored such fragments through photography in the public space, where these shapes go unnoticed, as they are traces of the wear and ravages of time. By including their photographs in the book, the traces become important and we begin to ascribe them meaning through association. The photobook is also part sketchbook – the blank pages invite readers to intervene in the book.
Mia Paller (1995) graduated from Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. She attended a three-month Erasmus+ exchange in the 2017/18 study year at the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen, Netherlands, where she also finished her diploma thesis. In September 2018, she enrolled in the two-year Media Design: Lens Based M.A. programme at the Piet Zwart Institute. She is especially interested in painting, photography and animation. Her short animated films Laundry and …Smell the coffee have been featured at numerous festivals, including Animateka (Ljubljana 2016 and 2018) and the 2nd Slovenian Animated Film Revue (Celje 2018). She has participated in group exhibition at the Layer House (Kranj 2018), Equrna Gallery (Ljubljana 2018) and elsewhere, as well as held solo exhibitions at the Youth Centre Gallery (Ajdovščina 2018) and the Night Window Display Gallery Pešak (Ljubljana 2018). She currently lives and studies in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She resided at the DobraVaga Gallery Open Studio from July to August 2018.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.