Škuc Gallery

Stari trg 21

1000 Ljubljana, SI


T:+386 1 251 6540

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday

12 pm – 7 pm



Entry to the exhibition and all accompanying events is free of charge. Škuc Gallery is equipped with a ramp for persons with reduced mobility at the entrance (width 150 cm) and in the space (width 106 cm). The inner courtyard and the toilets of the gallery are not accessible to wheelchair users. Accessible toilets are available in the restaurant Druga Violina next door. Please contact the restaurant staff for assistance. The toilet in the gallery is gender-neutral. Free tap water is available. The reading room, which is part of the exhibition, has comfortable seats with backrests. The gallery is generally a quiet space and the sounds of the artworks are limited to headphones. The gallery is not equipped with a hearing loop. The exhibition text is available in Braille and in print for people with visual impairments (both in Slovenian). A magnifying glass is also available for people with visual impairments. As we want to make the visit to the exhibition safe also for people with compromised immune systems, we recommend the use of protective masks. Dogs are welcome. The staff can provide a bowl of water for them.


The nearest bus stop to the gallery is Gornji trg (180 m), where bus lines 2, 3, 11, 19 and 27 stop. More information is available on the LPP website or by calling LPP (+386 1 582 2425, +386 51 449 992). Most buses are equipped with a ramp, but we still recommend that you call LPP to inquire about the accessibility of the bus during your time slot. The gallery is in the pedestrian zone in the centre of Ljubljana. The nearest driveway for cars is 50 m away. The streets in the immediate vicinity are paved. You can catch a ride with the free Kavalir vehicle service in the pedestrian zone, which can be ordered from 6 am to 10 pm by phone (open vehicles: +386 31 666 331, +386 31 666 332; closed vehicles: +386 31 666 299). Vehicles are not accessible for wheelchair users. The nearest payable car park with disabled parking (8) is NUK II. near Emonska cesta (500 m), the nearest disabled car park (1) for short-term parking is at Levstikov trg (100 m). For more information, contact JP LPT (+386 1 300 1200). A map of the accessibility of locations in the centre of Ljubljana and other useful information is also available on the website of the Slovenian Paraplegic Association.

Accessibility information was prepared by Lara Plavčak and Urška Aplinc in the context of the exhibition Sick.


Škuc Gallery has been operating on the premises at 21 Stari trg in Ljubljana since 1978 as part of the ŠKUC Cultural Centre, one of the pillars of non-governmental culture in Slovenia for 40 years now. In these years of operation, Škuc Gallery has become a prominent international art centre for exhibitions, different art events, publishing and documentation.

At the end of the 70s, the foundation of Škuc Gallery was meant as a counterpart to the dominant exhibition policy of the established national galleries and institutions in Slovenia. Its first artistic director was the art historian and curator Taja Vidmar Brejc and it opened with a retrospective presentation of the conceptual art group OHO.

In the eighties, under new artistic directors (Dušan Mandić, Marina Gržinić, Barbara Borčić), Škuc Gallery became the centre of (sub)culture in Slovenia, and thus even aggravated its relationship with governmental institutional culture. The characteristics of this period were multi-media projects, presentations of conceptual art movements in Zagreb and Belgrade (Raša Todosijević, Mladen Stilinović, Goran Djordjević, for instance), and the first projects of now established Slovene artists including IRWIN, V.S.S.D., Bojan Gorenec and Marjetica Potrč.

At the turn of the last decade, Tomislav Vignjević and Alenka Pirman as artistic directors were confronted with the history of Škuc Gallery and its indisputable reputation as an elitist alternative space. The selection of annual programmes was opened to various artistic positions, and based on the following areas: first solo exhibitions of young Slovene artists; solo exhibitions (or projects outside the Gallery) by established Slovene artists; solo exhibitions (or projects outside the Gallery) by international artists; thematic and group exhibitions of guest curators, and socio-cultural documentary exhibitions. From 1996 till 2003, Gregor Podnar was the artistic director of the Gallery, and in June 2003 Alenka Gregorič was appointed to this position. In October 2009, Tevž Logar was appointed as the artistic director responsible for the programme, and he partly continued with the established programme guidelines, while introducing innovations. The directorship of the gallery was then taken over by Vladimir Vidmar in January 2014. From January 2020 the artistic director of Škuc Gallery is Tia Čiček.

Over the last couple of decades, Škuc Gallery has become one of the most visited exhibition premises in Slovenia, with approximately 1,000 visitors per exhibition on average. The focus on regional and local developments represents a significant segment of the Gallery’s programme, but at the same time the involvement in the international cultural industry has become a growing part of the daily routine. We have decided to establish a closer co-operation with institutions and individuals working in the region including art centres in Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Italy, which provides a wider theoretical framework for our curatorial work. Škuc Gallery has developed into an art production centre and since 2000 it has also started to represent its artists at international art fairs.

During the last few years, the following internationally working artists were presented in the Gallery: Bas Jan Ader, Ingold Airlines, Rasheed Araeen, Jože Barši, Raimond Chaves, Attila Csörgő, Tacita Dean, Leif Elggren, Olafur Eliasson, Vadim Fishkin, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, IRWIN, Žiga Kariž, Antal Lakner, Juri Leiderman, Maja Licul, M+M, Olaf Nicolai, Cesare Pietroiusti, Tadej Pogačar, Marko Peljhan, Goran Petercol, Marjetica Potrč, Société Réaliste, Mladen Stilinović, Nebojša Šerič-Šoba, Nika Špan, Apolonija Šušteršič, Ulay, Elulalia Valldosera, Sislej Xhafa, Becky Beasly, Harun Farocki and others.


Joško Pajer

Tia Čiček
Artistic Director

Atila Boštjančič
Head Technician

Ana Marija Kanc
Head of the information desk, technical assistant

Nevena Aleksovski
Education Programmes

Matjaž Končina
Information desk

Lea Jelenko

The Škuc Gallery programme is supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Ljubljana.