Polona Petek

Polona Petek, 1970, Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany .She studied in Slovenia, where she attended II. gimnazija Maribor. In 1994 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana under Prof Janez Bernik and Prof Tomaž Brejc. In 2009 she earned her master's degree in painting under Prof Nadja Zgonik and Prof Metka Krašovec and in drawing under Prof Gustav Gnamuš. She works as an independent cultural worker, but had suspended her status between 2012 and 2016 when she lived in Salzburg. After returning to Slovenia, she re-joined DLUM Maribor, where she has been the president of the Arts Council since 2019. She has received several awards, and her works are included in public and private collections in Slovenia and abroad.

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