Borut Popenko was born in Maribor, Slovenia in 1969. He has been studying fine art pedagogy at the Pedagogical Faculty in Maribor 1987 - 1993. He has specialized in painting at the Hochschule fuer Kunst und Design Halle. Since the 1990s, the artist Borut Popenko has worked as a painter, video artist, and a creator of public and gallery interventions. His work examines the interaction between the language of art, that which is visible, and the manner in which his artistic pieces are a response to the real world.