Vanja Bućan was born in 1973 in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. She originally studied Sociology at the University of Ljubljana but almost a decade later went on to study photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Hague, Netherlands. During her education she produced and exhibited completed photographic series that fluctuate between documentary and staged art photography, exploring the narrative of social margins. Her surreal photography raises personal and collective questions characterized by emotional representations of the reality and the unconscious mind. Vanja’s work has been shown in exhibitions in Slovenia, UK, France, Switzerland, Bosnia Herzegovina, Germany, Serbia, Netherlands and Turkey. After having spent a period between Amsterdam and South East Balkans, she currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
All images © Vanja Bućan