Jaka Vatovec (1989) graduated in 2016 from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana with a degree in painting. He creates in various media. In 2012, he participated in the Vstop/Enter group exhibition at the Alkatraz Gallery and the Transform 2012: Pandora’s Box group exhibition at the Teloglion Foundation of Art in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is also active in the field of zine production, with the Beli sladoled art duo publishing his zine, Altruistic Nihilistic, in 2013. In 2014, he participated in THE NEW WAVE: Watch out for children! group exhibition at the P74 Gallery. That same year, he presented his solo exhibition, Tetradotoxin, at the Pivka House of Culture. In Udine, he participated in the Reasons for Family group exhibition at the Villa Di Toppo Florio, and in Sweden, in the group Exhibition Nr. 23 at CAC Landskrona. 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. His work was also featured in the retrospective exhibition of the V. Independent Biennial at Kino Šiška. He also participated in the Off the Hook group exhibition at UGM Studio in cooperation with the DobraVaga gallery, and the Neki piše exhibition at the Vodnik Homestead gallery within the framework of the Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts. He lives and creates in Leipzig.