Nejc Franetič – Deso (1990) is a self-taught draughtsman and painter. He has pursued painting and drawing since 2008. He put on his first exhibition in 2010, in an abandoned cultural centre (“Kutičk”) in his home village Dolenja vas pri Senožečah. He has been exhibiting his works at alternative venues in Slovenia and abroad ever since. In 2011, he participated in a woodcut, dry-point and screen-print workshop at the Pivka House of Culture. In the same year, his works were exhibited at BLUBB Bar in Kaufbeuren, Germany. His next exhibition was held in the Postojna Youth Centre in 2012. In 2013, he attended the BL-art festival in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and participated in a group exhibition at the Rog Factory in Ljubljana. In 2014, he put on solo exhibitions at Jalla Jalla in Metelkova, Ljubljana, the Ajdovščina Youth House and eMCe plac, Velenje, as well as again at the Rog Factory, where his studio is situated. In 2015, he presented his solo exhibition at Kino Šiška as part of the Young Artist Series 2.0 and participated in the series’ retrospective group exhibition, Common Space, at the Kortil Gallery in Rijeka. He also displayed his works in the retrospective exhibition of the V. Independent Biennial at Kino Šiška. In 2016, he held an exhibition at the Alkatraz Gallery in Ljubljana, together with Istanbul-based artist Mustafa, and within the framework of the TAM-TAM street gallery. His drawings have been published in Slovenian and foreign zines, as well as appeared on CD covers, T-shirts and as tattoo templates. He has created several murals. An avid skateboarder, he also helped with the construction of several ramps and skate parks.