Rok Oblak completed his undergraduate studies of Industrial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana and later obtained his MA in Applied Arts program at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Rok now works in Ljubljana, Slovenia, as a freelance creative in experimental design, ceramic and wood craft, product development, design for print, visual arts, video and sound editing.

He co-founded a multidisciplinary Studio Levo and collaborates with well-established local initiatives Kulturno Društvo Prostorož and Društvo Trajna.






Contact / rok.obk@gmail.com / #orodendrum

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Work & exhibitions

2020 Made in: crafts-design narratives, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia
2019 Made in, international workshop in ceramics, MAO + Manufaktura, Radovljica, Slovenia
2019 Public workshop, invasive plant species briquette making, Društvo Trajna, Teren, Ljubljana
2019 πr kvadrat, contemporary ceramics exhibition, Layer house, Kranj, Slovenia
2018 Permanent ceramics exhibition, Museum of Šenčur, Slovenia
2018 13th symposium of ceramics, V-oglje, Šenčur, Slovenia
2016-2018 Full-time work on Skadi, geospatial navigation system, MA, Vilnius, LT
2015 Mednarodni videofestival Narave 12, Bežigrajska galerija II, Ljubljana
2015 Isola Cinema, video installation, Izola, Slovenia
2014 Past Future Perfect, Volkskundemuseum Wien, Vienna
2014 30 Years of ALUO (Academy for Arts and Design), Ljubljana
2014 Pop-Up Dom, Venice
2013 Pop-Up Dom, Ljubljana
2013 Mednarodni videofestival Narave 10, Bežigrajska galerija II, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2012 PechaKucha, Ribnica, Slovenia
2012 Eco-Centric Philosophy in the creative process, ALUO, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2012 Silent Revolutions, London, Eindhoven, Moscow, Milano, Ljubljana, Maribor
2010 Altered States. Little Mountain Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2009 Always, Almost. Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2009 Governor gold medal award, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada
2009 A4. 1612 Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2008 Grant for research and development, Kampala, Uganda
2008 Grant for research and development, Eugene, OR, US
2006 BIO20, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2006 Creating for 3rd world countries, KLIK, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2005 Slovene Design Presentation, Design Simposium, Budapest, Hungary
2005 Territories, Identities, Nets – Slovene Art 1995 – 2005, Modern Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2004 BIO19, Gold medal award, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2003 ZONE, Intellectual Property Workshop Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
2003 Silversmith Workshop Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
2002 BIO18, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2002 ALUO Final Exhibition, Jakopičeva galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2001 Glass Workshop, Rogaška, Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2000 BIO17, Ljubljana, Slovenia