(Clockwise from top-left Ksenija, Sergej, Nastasija, Ljuba)
We are HahoninArt, a family of lifelong artists and designers based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
All of our works are originals, created individually by either husband and wife Sergej and Ljuba, or daughters Nastasija and Ksenija.
Sergej Hahonin was born in Chernogorsk, USSR. In 1977 he graduated with honours from Art Gymnasium V.I. Surikova, Krasnoyarsk. In 1984 he graduated from the Siberian Academy of Fine Arts in Krasnoyarsk (ceramics and pottery), where his final project was made of porcelain with the theme on ‘Wind, Rocks, The Sea’. From 1985 to 1991 Sergej was employed at a Krasnoyarsk state-owned company to create folk art as a painter and as Head of the Association of Contemporary Art. Following numerous exhibitions, he became a member of the Association of Painters and Sculptors of Soviet Union. Since 1993 he lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia, making unique ceramic and original paintings, closely interwoven with the Slovenian culture and traditions. His works have been exhibited in museums and collections in Russia, Germany, Australia, Portugal, Slovenia and the United States. Sergej is also an avid coin and stamp collector, and shares his love for this on his YouTube channel.
Ljuba Hahonina was born in Abakan, USSR. In 1977 she completed her design studies at the Art Gymnasium V.I. Surikova in Krasnoyarsk. Between 1982 and 1984 she studied at the University of M.A. Gorkega, Omsk. In 1985 she continued her studies at the Art Academy in Krasnoyarsk. On the basis of numerous exhibitions she became a member of the Association of Painters and Sculptors of Soviet Union. Ever since 1979, she has actively participated in art exhibitions in local, country and international level. In 1995 she became a member of the Association of ceramist and potters of Slovenia. Her works have been exhibited in museums and collections across the world. Ljuba is an avid gardener and walker.
Nastasija Hahonina was born in Krasnoyarsk, USSR and moved with her parents to Ljubljana, Slovenia when she was 5 years old. After spending her childhood pursuing her music and art career, she moved to London, UK, in 2007. Working as a visual merchandiser, she discover her love for interiors and continued her studies at Kensington & Chelsea College, graduating in Art and Design – Interior Design. Her first solo artwork was exhibited in 2011 at the XLVI, International Painters ex-tempore in Portoroz, Slovenia, where her design of tea-bags-on-canvas was selected as one of the top 50 out of the 500 artworks displayed. After spending a year in Toronto working on the HahoninArt website, she is currently back in London pursuing her passion for art and photography. You can find her personal photography blog over at nastasija.photography.
Ksenija Hahonina was born in Malinovka, USSR and moved to Slovenia in 1993. Her first work was exhibited in 1994 at the Studio VIVO gallery, part of an exhibition celebrating the 850-year of the city of Ljubljana. From 1995 to 1996 she exhibited at the first and second annual Ceramic and Pottery Fair in Ljubljana, and the Pottery Fair in Paderborn, Germany. In 1997 she won a prize for a participant below the age of thirty on Zagreb’s Triennial Exhibition Of Small Ceramics. She participated in the International Ceramics Fair in Klagenfurt, Austria in 2002 and a Croatian exhibition ‘Vases For Flowers’. In 2003 she finished her Masters Degree in Journalism from the Faculty Of Social Science, University of Ljubljana. In 2005 the Journalists’ Association of Slovenia awarded her Consortium Veritatis Journalist Award for working in Mladina. Since 2006 she works and lives in London, UK.