Born in 1978 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Nika Zupančič graduated in painting and obtained an MA degree in graphic art from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. She received the Student Prešeren Award twice, and as a student co-edited an anthology of essays by prominent theoreticians on contemporary visual art entitled Prostori umetnosti (Spaces of Art). On scholarships awarded by Slovenian and international state institutions, Nika furthered her studies in Amsterdam (historical painting techniques), Berlin and Paris (academic drawing at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière). Some of her most noteworthy solo and group exhibitions are: 10 Essl Award Nominees (2005 at the Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana) Sosledja (Sequences, 2009 Bežigrad Gallery Ljubljana) and Les Images de la présence absente (2012 at the Cité internationale des arts, Paris). In 2013 Zupančič was a Henkel Art Award nominee. Curator René Block selected a series of her paintings entitled Fugue for the Vehbi Koç Foundation in Istanbul, while her works have been included in the contemporary art collections of the Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg bei Wien, recently transferred to prestigious Albertina museum in Vienna.