Prof. Boštjan Botas Kenda

Office hours: Od ponedeljka do petka, obvezna predhodna najava po mailu, kabinet: soba 305


– Graduated in publishing design from the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Milan


Work experience and collaborations:

2017-: Full Professor of Visual Communications at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana (UL ALUO)

2009-: lecturer of the course Visual Communication at the Faculty of Architecture (UL FA)

2009- and 2018-: lecturer of the course Visual Communication at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (UL FE) or Faculty of Computer and Information Science (UL FRI)

2016-2017: led the commission for the preparation of the national document on design strategy (at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia)

2017-2019: Vice-Rector for Arts at the University of Ljubljana

2013-2017: Dean of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design

2011-2013: Head of the Department of Visual Communications at UL ALUO

2015: participation in the implementation of an artistic doctorate based on research in practice, with the help of CA²RE, ADAPT-r (PRS) programs and a doctoral program in art at the University of Ljubljana

1994: Founder and partner of studiobotas, a graphic design studio focusing on book design and labelling in public space


References, exhibitions (selection):

2011: solo exhibition Jeste li mislili studiobotas? (Did you mean studiobotas?) ULUPUH Gallery, Zagreb,

2010: exhibition All Shades of Green, studiobotas in cooperation with AKKA represented Slovenia at the 12th Venice Biennale of Architecture,

2006: solo exhibition Invisible Design in Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana



2018 IDA / International Design Awards, Los Angeles, USA

2018 Plečnik Medal, Ljubljana

2013 Best of Alpe Adria Awards, Venice, Italy

2015 ADI Compasso d’oro – Design for Food and Nutrition, Milan, Italy

2017, 2018 Zlati svinčnik (Golden Pencil), ZAPS, Ljubljana

2009, 2018, 2019: Najlepša slovenska knjiga (The most beautiful Slovenian book), Ljubljana

1997: Premio d’Arte Filatelica, Asiago, Italy


Selected bibliography:

2006: Monograph studiobotas isbn 961-238-649-8,

2010: Jeste li mislili studiobotas?

2015: studiobackstage isbn 978-961-281-853-1