Ciril Horjak


dipl. akademski slikar

Selection of exhibitions

2023 Slovenian Illustration. An Unexpected Abundance, Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany

2023 Ciril Horjak: Selection, Ljubljana Castle – S Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2022 Live Drawing, DLUM Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia

2021 Ciril Horjak / Dr Horowitz: What Are NGOs, Maribor, Slovenia

2020 Coronavirus comics competition [in front of the museum], National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2019, 2020 Drawings for newspaper supplement “V soboto”, Town Hall, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2019, 2020 ComiXconnection, Museum of European Cultures, Berlin, Germany

2019 Stripburger in Print. Since 1992. Slovenian Comics Delicacies with a Distinctive International

Flavour, Neurotitan Shop & Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2018 Drawings for newspaper supplement “V soboto”, Dr. Franc Sušnik Central Carinthian Library, Ravne na Koroškem, Slovenia

2017 Drawings for newspaper supplement “V soboto”, Synagogue, Maribor, Slovenia


2023 | Prešeren Fund Award for creative activities in the field of comics

2023 | Society of Slovenian Journalists commendation for the illustration Little Teardrops

2022 | The film Wracked Piano, which he collaborated on, receives the Best Film Award from the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), Slovenia

2020 | National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia distinction for the comic Life in the Time of Coronavirus

1988, 1989 | First prize at the Original Youth Comics Competition, Novi Sad, Serbia

Selection of published illustrated works

2022 | Ciril Horjak, King Ubu or the Poles, Slovenian Theatre Institute

2006–2016 | Educational comics Kitchen

Comics in the magazine Stripburger

Comics and illustrations in the internal bulletin Highways of the Motorway Company in the Republic of Slovenia

Educational comic Endodontostrip

Refreshed image of “V soboto” with a series of new illustrations

Illustrations in the magazine Free Word of the Union of the Associations for the Values of the National Liberation Movement of Slovenia

Series of comics about the economy Striponomija, Delo

Interactive drawing in the radio show Risanka on Radio Študent (235 episodes)

Educational mobile app Luther Trubar, Goethe-Institut

Other important activities

Lecturer (Art Theory) at the High School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana

Guest lecturer (Fundamental Elements of the Comic Art Language) at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana

Illustrations for foreign newspapers – Den Politiken, The Guardian, Le Monde, Die Zeit, The Chicago Tribune

Mentoring as part of the project We Include and Activate!

Live drawing workshops for migrant workers

Regularly working with young people with autism

Accompanying conferences with drawings