Biographical data - Igor Benca

1958 – born in Topoľčany
1981 – 1987 –
Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, Department of the Graphic Art 
            and Book Illustration under Prof. Albín Brunovský
1995 – 2003 – senior lecturer at Faculty of Pedagogy in Nitra, Department of 
           Visual Culture
from July 2003 –dean at the Academy of Fine Arts in Banská Bystrica

He deals with graphic art, painting and post stamp art.

Exhibitions (selection)

1990 – Center Frans Masereel, Kasterlee (Belgium)
         – Municipal Gallery, Sint Niklaas (Belgium)
1991 – Grand Palais, Fondation Taylor, Paris (France)
1992 – Sofia (Bulgaria)
1995 – Gallery U Prstenu, Prague (Czech republic)
         – M-Art Gallery, Nitra (Slovakia)
1997 – E A Gallery, Antwerp (Belgium)
         – Gallery at Square, Topoľčny (Slovakia)
      – Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg (Germany)
1998 – Galéria Nova, Bratislava (Slovakia)
         – Slovak Institute, Prague (Czech republic)
         – Slovakische Institut, Berlin (Germany)
         – International Monetary Fund Society, Washington D. C. (USA)
2001 – Danubiana (G-bod), Bratislava (Slovakia)
2002 – Gallery Michalský dvor, Bratislava (Slovakia)

Awards and Prizes (Selection)

1995 – 1st prize Inter-Kontakt-Graphik ’95, Prague (Czech Republic)
1996 – Medall for the Best Collection of Ex Libris, Malbork (Poland)
         – Award of Excellence, The Space Group of Korea, Soul (South Kórea)
1997 – Honourable Mention on the VII International Biennial of Small Graphic 
            Forms and Ex Libris, Ostrów Wielkopolski (Poland)
1998 – Special prize of the jury on the International Triennial of Ex Libris, 
            Bratislava (Slovakia)
         – Silver medal on the 1st World Small Prints, Bejing (China)
2000 – Honourable Mention on the Triennial of Small Forms, Chameliers (France)

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