The Slovenian painter and philosopher Andraž Šalamun, was born on July 30, 1947 in Ljubljana. In 1975 he earned his degree in Comparative Literature from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. Between 1966 and 1971 he was a member of OHO. Initially he made paintings; and later on created objects, photo projects and installations constructed with "poor" materials. His objects which emphasize the tactile quality of the materials (plaster, iron, glass, etc.) and their linkage, are remarkable. During the last phase of OHO Andraz Salamun completed a series of conceptual projects. He has had solo exhibition since 1975. He lives and works in Koper.