Vlasta Zorko – retrospective
UGM, Strossmayerjeva 6
opening: 30 March 2018, 19:00
30 March – 17 June 2018

Vlasta Zorko is one of the most prominent Slovenian sculptors of the second half of the 20th century. She could be rightfully regarded as the first Slovenian female sculptor of the post-war period, as she was the first among the few professionally educated female artists to become established in the field of sculpture.
Zorko has imprinted herself on the minds of the Maribor citizens in many ways, by being a professor at various schools, actively participating in committees, and steering the cultural life of the city. Most visible perhaps is her contribution to the public space, as she authors the majority of the sculptural realisations in the city. On the other hand, with small-scale sculptures that usually marked special and intimate moments of their owners, she succeeded to conquer less visible, yet more emotionally charged spaces.

Vlasta Zorko (b. 27 May, 1934 in Maribor) is a Slovenian sculptor. She studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, in Ljubljana and graduated in 1959. After graduating she studied abroad and has been a freelance artist since 1972. She recieved many important scholarships and awards, amnog them Glazer prize for lifetime achievements in 2017.

curated by: Breda Kolar Sluga