MgA. Aldin Popaja

Born 11.1.1971 in Jajce. Resident in Prague, Czech Republic

1995-2000 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, painting studio, Prague, Czech Republic

1990-1995 Academy of fine Arts, painting studio, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
 

Solo exhibitions:

2020 Symbols, Gallery Tower, Prague, Czech Republic

2019 Aldin Popaja – Pictures, Gallery Prostor 228, Liberec, Czech Republic
Aldin Popaja – Stone Sleepers, Gallery Vaclav Spala, Prague, Czech Republic, curated by Martina Vitkova
Party i Jajce, Sundsvalls museum, Sundsvall, Sweden, curated by Petter Öseterlund 

2017. Language of the place, (with Oldřich Tichý), Nová galerie, Prague, Czech Republic, curated by Ivan Neuman

2016. Aldin Popaja – Pictures, Gallery Felixa Jeneweina, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic, curated by Ales Rezler
Aldin Popaja – Stone sleepers, Gallery Nativ, Prague, Czech Republic, curated by Stanislav Divis
Aldin Popaja, City museum  Rýmařov, Gallery Octopus, Czech Republic

2013. Aldin Popaja – Pictures, Folckets hus, Vaggeryd, Sweden

2012 Symbols and Stone Sleepers, Gallery Borgen, Gislaved, Sweden

2010 80th years, Galerie na půdě, Vrchlabí, Czech Republic, curated by Stanislav Diviš 

2008 Balkan People, Česka pojištovna Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, curated by Richard Drury

2007 Vančurova and Popaja, Prague, Gallery Aventin, Czech Republic, organized by Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Czech Republic

2006 Picture,(with Ivan Komárek) Gallery Collegium Artististcum, Bosnia and Herzegovina, / curated by Izet Sarajlic                                      Urbicide, Jajce, Dom kulture Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jajce, Klatovy, Gallery Klatovy-Klenova, Czech Republic, Curated by Marcel Fisher
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Curated by Richard Drury, organized by Czech Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Picture,(with Ivan Komárek)) , International Portrait Gallery Tuzla, Bosnia and
Herzegovina / Curated by Richard Drury, organized by Czech Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Picture,(with Ivan Komárek), City Gallery Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Curated by Richard Drury, organized by Czech Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Picture,(with Ivan Komárek) National theatre Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Curated by Richard Drury, organized by Czech Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2005 Happy Bosnian Family, International Portrait Gallery Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2004 Party in Jajce, Gallery 1 AAAD, Prague, Czech Republic / Curated by Jiří Machalický

2002 Prints, Gallery Kaleidoskop, Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Curated by Enes Škrgo

2001 Drawings, Prints, Objects, Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Curated by Adin Ljuca
Party in Jajce, Klicpera Gallery, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic / Curated by Martina Vítková

 
1998 Urbicide / A story of Jajce, Zenica, Bosnian National Theater Bosnia and Herzegovina

                                                                         
1991 Searching, Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Group exhibitions:

2019 Palaestra 20. Gallery Tower, Prague, Czech Republic

2018 Direkt, Gallery Tower, Prague, Czech Republic, curated by Petr Volf

2017 Landscape 2017, Nová galerie, Prag, Czech Republic
Full contact, Gallery Tower, Prague, Czech Republic, curated by Tomas Koudela
Clan, GalleryOctopus, City museum  Rýmařov, Czech Republic

2016 Clan, Gallery Holice, Czech Republic
P.S. Prčice art symposium, Prčice, Czech Republic
Clan, Gallery Morozin, Vrchlabí, Czech Republic

2014 An Odd Year, 21st Mikulov art symposium "dílna" 2014, Mikulov, Czech Republic curated by Stanislav Divis
XII Bienal internacional de Lalin " Pintor Laxerio", Lalin, Spain

2013 Bredaryd kultur dag, Bredaryd, Sweden
Konstfabriken, Joonkoping, Sweden

2011 Clan Gallery Medium, Bratislava, Slovakia, curated by Martin Dostal
Clan 4D Gallery, Galanta, Slovakia, curated by Martin Dostal
X Xuntanza obradoiro internacional das artes plasticas, Jose Casal, Vila de 
Cruces, Spain

2010 X Xuntanza obradoiro internacional das artes plasticas Fondacion Casa museo,
A Solaina de Pilono, Spain, curatd by Paco Lareo
10th symposium of contemporary art, Gallery of Felixe Jeneweina, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic, curated by Aleš Rezler
Clan Gallery Chrudim, Chrudim, Czech Republic, curated by Kateřina Tučková

2008 Captives of Art, Gallery kraljice Katarine Kosače, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Czech Pattern, ASA Art gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina , organized by Czech Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Self-portrait in the Czech Art of the 20-th and 21-th century, The Aleš South-
Bohemian Gallery, Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, curated by Vlastimil Tetiva
Jantarová cesta, City Gallery Hradec nad Moravici, Czech Republic, curated by Petr Pavlinak
Captives of Art, Museum of Republika Srpska, Banja Luka, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, organized by Czech and Slovakian Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Self-portrait in the Czech Art of the 20-th and 21-th century, Gallery of Modern
Art, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, curated by Vlastimil Tetiva

2007 Amaro jilo, Brno, Czech Republic
Colonization of Jajce, Dom kulture Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Colonization of Jajce, Gallery IPC, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2006 Lila Europa, bienninal Orebro, Hallsberg, Sweden
Interbifep, international portrait biennale, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, curated by Izet Sarajlić

2005 Contacts 2005, 6-th international Symposium of Art Academies, Klenova, Czech Republic, curated by Marcel Fisher
Boxovna Palaestra 2005, Prague, Czech Republic, curated by Richard Drury
A Damnably Czech Season, Klicpers Gallery, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Greetings from the summer, Tram no 17, Prague, Czech Republic, curated by Jan Chovanec

2004 Acquaintances, Art Factory Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, curator by Iva Junkova and Jan Slovenčík
Lila Europa, biennial Orebro, Hallsberg, Sweden

2003 Hyperrealism, Západočeská Gallery, Plzeň, Czech Republic, curated by Martina Vítková

2002 Lila Europa, bienninal Orebro, Hallsberg, Sweden
Hyperrealism, Gallery of Modern Art, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, curated by Martina Vítková

2001 Portrait of 2000, Gallery Klatovy-Klenová, Czech Republic, curated by Helena Hrdličková

2000 Stories, Prague, Czech Republic, curated by Martina Pachmanová

1999 Urbicide, Archa Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic

1997 Sarajevo Mission, Ledeč nad Sázavou, Czech Republic, curated by Jiří Kotalik
Open Dialogue, Litoměřice, Czech Republic, curated by Jiří Kotalik
Art in Extreme situations, Brussels, Belgium, curated by Jiří Kotalik

1996 Victims of Fairy Tales and Myths, Prague, Czech Republic, curated by Jana Brabcová-Orlíková
Witnesses and Victims, Terezín, Czech Republic, curated by Jana Brabcová-Orlíková
Homage to Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

1995 Why, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, curated by Sadudin Musabegović


















 

2004 price for painting on biennial Lilla Europe, Sweden
From 2010 member of art group Clan.
From 2014 member of art group Divna parta

Collections:

Klicpera Gallery, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
International Gallery of portrait, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
City Gallery, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Colonization of Jajce, Museum of Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina
City Gallery, Hrdec nad Moravici, Czech Republic
Fondacion Casa museo, A Solaina de Pilono, Spain
Gallery of Felixe Jeneweina, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic
Gisaleved Konst hall, Gislaved, Sweden
City Vaggeryd, Sweden
City Gallery Mikulov, Czech Republic
The Pudil Family Foundation, Prague, Czech Republic

Catalogues (selection):

Witnesses and Victims, 1996, published by Symposion, Czech Republic
Portrait of the year 2000, published by Gallery Klatovy/Klenová, Czech Republic, ISBN 80-85628-56-2
Stories, 2000, published by Academy of Art, Architecture and Design Prague, ISBN 80-901982-3-6
Aldin Popaja – Drawings, graphics, objects, Jajce, 2001, published by Jajce Council, BiH 
Hyperrealism 2002, published by Gallery of modern Art, Hradec Králove, Czech Republic,
ISBN 80-85025-29-9
Happy Bosnian family, Tuzla, 2004, published by International Portrait Gallery Tuzla, BiH 
Contacts 2005, published by Gallery Klatovy/ Klenová, ISBN 80-85628-96-1
Lilla Europa 2006, published by Orebro lan, Sweden
Picture, Sarajevo 2006, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Balkan People, Prague 2008, published by Česká pojištovna Gallery
Czech pattern, 2008, published by ASA Gallery and Czech embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
VII international symposium Jantarová cesta, 2008, published by Hradec nad Moravicí Council
Ars Totum Requirit Hominem, 2008, published by Czech embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovakian embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
X symposium of contemporary Art 2010, published by Gallery of Felix Jenewein, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic, ISBN 978-80-904518-1-0
Self portrait in Czech Art 20th and 21th century, published by Alšová jihočeská galerie, Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czech Republic 2008, ISBN 978-80-86952-78-9
X Xuntanza obradoiro internacional das artes plasticas 2010, published by Funacion Casa Museo “ A Solaina” ISBN 978-84-15045-03-8
An Odd Year, published by City Mikulov, ISBN 978-80-905424-2-6
Absinthe 20, Spotlight on Bosnia, published by Dzanc Books and Absinthe Arts 21, ISBN 1543-8449
Aldin Popaja, pictures, published by City gallery Felix Janewein, Kutna Hora, ISBN 978-80-905328-7-8
Full Contact, published by Tera, ISBN 978-80-270-2584-8

Bibliography (selection):

Jana A. Brabcová-Orlíková: Mezinárodní sympozium Svědkove a oběti, Ateliér 19/1996. Czech Republic
„Velké“ a „malé“ dějiny, Lidové noviny, 25.5.2000, Czech Republic
Martina Pachmanová: Malé velké příběhy (kat.) 2000. Czech Republic
M. Zlatović: Urbicid-Priča o Jajcu, Slobodna Dalmacija, 5.9.2000, Croatia
Adin Ljuca: Povratak domu (kat.) 2001. Bosnia and Herzegovina
N. Dimitrijević: Obnova urbanog identiteta, Slobodna Dalmacija, 11.8.2001, Craotia
Jerzy Olek: Zaposredniczone pseudo, Arteon, 2/2003, Poland
Jan Kuneš: Mejdan vJajci Rozhovor s Aldinem Popajom, Literární noviny 2004., č 13, st. 15, Czech Republic
Meho Baraković: Nagradjeni likovni stvaraoci Aldin Popaja i Elmar Peintner, Most,časopis za obrazovanje, nauku i kulturu 2004, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Goranka Oljača: Cizinci v Česku, Czech radio 6, 2004, Czech Republic
Tomáš Kučera: Malíř z Bosny: Balkán není divoký, MF DNES, 19.5.2004, Czech Republic
Marek Dušák: Velký vůz, Portret: Aldin Popaja video 11 min., Czech TV 2, 2004, Czech Republic,
Goranka Oljača: My a oni, Czech radio 3, 2004, Czech Republic
Jiří Machalický: Mejdan, Ateliér 2004, 9,st.5, Rozjetý mejdan, Atelér 2005, 22, st. 3, Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Goranka Oljača: My a oni-Válka v umělecké tvorbě, Czech radio 3, 2005, Czech Republic
Jan Kuneš: Vytetované obrazy z Bosny, Literární noviny, 2005, 40, st. 13, Czech Republic
M. Sekulić: Obraz izmedju dva svijeta, Oslobodjenje, 8.6.2006, Bosna i Hercegovina
Marek Dušák: Babilon, Popajovo Jajce, Česká televize, 1.9.2006, Czech Republic
Izložbe djela Komareka, Popaje i Vančurove, Oslobodjenje, 5.6.2006, Bosna i Hercegovina
M. Lingo: Zajednička postavka Komareka i Popaje, Nezavisne novine, 6.6.2006, Bosna i Hercegovina
Petr Wolf: Dílo týdne, Reflex, 2007, 18, st. 28-29, Czech Republic
Goranka Oljača: Ztráty a nálezy Aldina Popaji, Český rozhlas 3, 2007¸ Czech Republic
Petr Holec: Pořád stejně hloupí, Reflex 2007. 11, st. 58, Czech Republic
Magdalena Čechlovská: Trauma překrité malbou, Hospodářské nviny, 27.02.2008, st.11, Czech Republic
Obraz – umjetnost izmdju dva svijeta, Oslobodjenje 08.06.2008. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ilustrations:

Vytetované obrazy, Adin Ljuca, Arbor vitae 2005, a series of 4 offset prints Party in Jajce
Plechovkový svět, Alena Svozilová, Akropolis 2004
Magazine Economy, Prague portrait illustration, from 2001 to 2003

Teaching positions:

Between 1997 and 1998 he taught at the Secondary and higher Schools of Applied Arts in Prague, and he has been teacher of Figural drawing, Sculpture and Machine art.
In 2000 he began teaching at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design,, and has been an assistant in the painting studio there from 2001 to 2010. From 2005 to 2010 he was teacher of Technology of painting techniques and Basic of oil painting at Masters and Bachelor level.

Teaching Internship and Symposiums:

2004 International Symposium of Art Academies, Florence, Italy
Teaching internship at the Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2005 Teaching internship at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Valencia, Spain
International Symposium of Art Academies, Klenová, Czech Republic
2006 Teaching internship at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Valencia, Spain
2007 Teaching internship at the Academy of Fine Arts, Marseille, France
International Painting Symposium Colonization of Jajce, Jajce, Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Teaching internship at the Academy of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece
2008 International Painting Symposium Jantarová cesta, Hradec nad Moravici, Czech
Republic
Teaching internship at the Baskent University, Faculty of Art, Design and
Architecture, Ankara, Turkey
2009 Teaching internship at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Valencia, Spain
2009 Teaching internship at the School of Design and Crafts, Goteborg University,
Sweden
2010 Teaching internship at the Collage of Art, Edinburg, Scotland