| Born in Rogatica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 5, 1943,lives in Venice, Italy |

School – Printmaker and painter. Studied at the School of Applied Art, Sarajevo (1958-1963); He moved at Belgrade and studied at Art Academy of Belgrade in the class of Prof. Nedeljko Gvozdenovic, and postgraduate course under Prof. Ljubica Sokic (1964-1969). From 1992 he moved permanently in Italy (Venice) when he lives and works today.


Documentation on the artist and detailed biographical data are published in the monograph SAFET ZEC, text by Guido Giuffre, published in Italian, French and English by Sol Intercontinental, Ljubljana , Slovenia, in December 1998.

EXHIBITIONS (1970-2000):

In all important galleries and museums in former Yugoslavia, Italy, France, Germany, Spain and other Europeans countries; in 1973 he presented his art at Museum of art of Rabat (Morocco), organized by Ministry of Culture of Morocco; Safet Zec was present in USA several times: 1981 – The Baak Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts; 1981 and 1988 Yugoslavian Cultural Center in New York; etc…

1968 1st prize, Juvenile Artists Colony, Ivanjica
1969 Academy Teachers Prize, Art Students Show, Belgrade
1970 Purchase Prize, Art Students Show, Belgrade
1971 Risto and Beta Vukanovic Grand Prix, Art Academy, Belgrade
Purchase Prize, 2nd Exhibition of Yugoslav Portrait, Tuzla
October Prize for Young Artists, Belgrade
Public’s Prize, 12th October Salon, Belgrade
1972 Artist’s Association Prize for Painting, Belgrade
1973 Public’s Prize, 14th October Salon, Belgrade
1975 Award, 5th Triennials of Contemporary Drawing, Sombor
Award for Painting, 6th Exhibition of the Yugoslav Artist’s Association
Public’s Prize, 9th Nadezda Petrovic Memorial Exhibition, Cacak
1977 Purchase Prize, 17th Artistic Summer, Sombor
1978 First Prize, 1st Biennial of Yugoslav Art, New York
3rd Prize for Painting, 12th Mediterranean Biennials, Alexandria (Egypt)
1980 Purchase Prize, 7th International Exhibition of Drawings, Rijeka
Purchase Prize, 1st International Biennials of Portraiture, Tuzla
1985 Purchase Prize, 16th International Biennials of Graphic Art, Ljubljana
1996 Prize, 4th Grand Prix of Drawing Alps-Adria Exhibition, Ljubljana
1998 Special Prize, International Triennials of Print, Kanagawa (Japan).

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