Žiga Okorn

Get to know the ASEF Podcast guests [Episode 9]

July 21, 2022

Žiga Okorn, painter and designer, is the guest of episode 9. He discussed his work, the art scene in Slovenia and the importance of art class in schools on the podcast.

Žiga  graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Ljubljana with an exhibition in the Tivoli Park’s old Boat House in 1991 with prof. Gustav Gnamuš and prof. Tomaž Brejc. He co-authored the renovation of the former military prison, now known as the Celica Youth Hostel, where he also designed and painted one of the cells. 

Together with the Sestava group, he received the City of Ljubljana Distinction and was awarded the Golden pencil award by the Chamber of Architects of Slovenia, for the renovation of the former military prison. Since 1994 he has worked as a freelance artist, regularly exhibiting paintings, watercolors, drawings, and sculptures in Slovenia and abroad. 

Episode 9 is available to stream via this link.

This project is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana.

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