Ištvan Išt Huzjan

Born on June 1st 1981 in Ljubljana, Slovenia / Lives and works in Brussels.

Ištvan Išt Huzjan was born on June 1st 1981 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2005 he graduated from the Accademia di belle arti di Venezia in Italy. He registered his own book-publishing house 21st Century Books in 2006. In 2009 he finished the artist in residency program Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam and finished several other residencies between 2010 and 2015, amongst them the National Art Studio in Changdong in Seoul and Apartment of the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia in New York. In 2010 he cofounded the artist collective Project Goleb in Amsterdam. In 2011 and 2014 he was twice nominated for the OHO award in Slovenia and in 2013 he was awarded the Fernand Baudin prijs in Belgium. In 2015 he was awarded the Grand Prize of the 31. Biennial of Graphic Arts - Over You You at MGLC in Ljubljana. His recent solo exhibitions include Lesorez / Woodcut at Galerija Gregor Podnar in Ljubljana, You & Me, We & You at Ricou Gallery in Brussels and Subterranen Walks at Eastwards Prospectus Gallery in Bucharest. His recent group exhibitions include the NSK State Art: The Impossible Return at CUNY Graduate Center James Gallery in New York and Beyond the Globe” 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art - U3 at MG+MSUM in Ljubljana. In 2012 he joined the Simplon Express / The Return a group exhibition set in a train traveling from Zagreb to Paris, Taxi Avant Minuit a project for La Galerie Des Locataires involving a happening in a Taxi at FIAC in Paris. That year he also traveled from Seoul to Ljubljana by land using only public transport as an artistic performance. Since 2012 he is running an exhibition space in Brussels called Coffre Fort together with Gregoire Motte and Thibaut Espiau as the Artists Club. Ištvan Išt Huzjan lives and works between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Brussels, Belgium.

Education

2005 
Accademia di belle arti di Venezia, Venice(IT)

Solo Shows

2019 
“Unnamed spacial concept”, Apoteka,Vodnjan(HR) 
“Fontana Huzjan Delvaux Derycke”, Galerija Rigo, Novigrad(HR) 
“Debris”, GAEP, Buchares

2018 
“Naplavine”, MGNG, Nova Gorica(SI) 
“Night Swimmers”, Haaaauch Quer, Klagenfurt,(AU), with Katarína Poliačiková 
‘de Metrico a Imperial’, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City(MX)

2017 
“MERE”, Contemporary Art Gallery of Ljubljana(SI)

2016 
‘Nuclei’, Reaktor Podgorica IJS, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘Subterranean Walks’, EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS, Bucharest(RO) 
‘Rue des Fabriques 43’, MGML Tobačna 001, Ljubljana(SI)

2015 
‘Prčkata’, One night Stand, Sofia(BG) 
‘Window’, DeHors, Brussels(BE) with Julien Daffe 
‘An Exhibition with Marko Tadić, Marko Tadić didn’t write about.’, Super Deals, Brussels(BE) 
‘Vezi / Ties’, Ambasada Republicii Slovene, Washington D.C.(USA)

2014 
‘Lesorez / Woodcut’, Gregor Podnar Gallery Projec space, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘OD TU DO TU performance’, Blum & Poe Gallery , Los Angeles CA(USA) 
‘OD TU DO TU performance’, MoMA PS1, New York(USA) 
‘OD TU DO TU performance’, Center for Contemporary art, Geneva(CH) 
‘Nova dela I.I.H.’, private apartment Grohar, Ljubljana(SI)

2013 
‘Mer. Station – Ištvan Išt Huzjan’, Gallery Emergent, Veurne(BE) 
‘You & Me, We & You’, Ricou Gallery, Brussels(BE) 
‘E6’ SIZ Gallery, Rijeka(HR) 
‘OD TU DO TU / From Here To There’, ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana(SI)

2012 
‘Migration of the common Europen Beech’, Lokaal 01, Antwerpen(BE)

2011 
‘Revisiting the 1st m2’, Gallery Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana(SI) 
Revisiting the 1st m2’, Ricou Gallery, Brussels(BE) 
‘O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!...’, GaleriaMirko Mayer, Köln(DE) 
‘Fraud, Absence, Impossibility’, Wiels project space, Brussels(BE) with Aukje Koks

2010 
‘Simsalabim’, Mala Gallery, MG + MSUM, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘Vaterland’, Piętro Wyżej Gallery, Katowice(PL) with Zdenko Huzjan 
‘The De Bruin-Heijns’, Mirko Mayer Gallery, Köln(DE) 
‘Preview/Review’, Ganes Pratt Gallery, Ljubljana(SI) with Aukje Koks

2008 
‘No Means No’, Ganes Pratt Gallery, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘Don't forget anything!’, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam(NL) with Tudor Bratu 
‘Speech Organ’, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam(NL) with Tudor Bratu 
‘Jaz sem tisti večni otrok…’, Meduza Gallery, Koper(SI)

2007 
‘Preview/Review’, Gallery Ganes Pratt, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘Duty of memory beyond splendour of oblivion’, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodine, Novi Sad(RS) with Arna Hadžialjević 
‘Huzjan’, Gallery Domžale, Domžale(SI) with Zdenko Huzjan

2006 
‘The Big Blue’, Gallery Ganes Pratt, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘The tree branch’, Korotan Gallery, Wiena(AT)

2005 
‘The Calm’, Gallery A+A, Venice(IT)

2004 
‘A Lot of Silence’, Finžgarjeva Gallery, Ljubljana(SI)

2003 
‘Pro-To-Type’, Gallery A+A, Venice(IT) with Bojan Fajfrić

Group Shows

2019 
“Presque Rien”, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp(BE)

2018 
“Hušman Huzjan Tadić”, Francuski paviljon, Zagreb(HR) 
“Le Cabaret Py & Verde”, Le Lac, Brussels(BE) 
“A Performance Affair - Panopticon Edition”, Brussels(BE) 
“All That We Have In Common”, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Skopje(MK)

2017 
‘La Norme Ideale’, Levy delval Gallery, Brussels(BE) 
‘Loin Avec Moi’, LMAK Gallery, New York (US) 
‘Seeing Ourselves Sensing’, EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS, Bucharest(RO) 
“NSK State Art: The Impossible Return”, James Gallery – CUNY Graduate Center, New York(US)

2016 
“Pssst, there is still space in outer space” Pavel Haus, Laafeld, (AT) 
‘Beyond the Globe’ 8 th Triennial of Contemporary Art - U3, MG+MSUM, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘MGLC Collection new Acquisitions’ International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana – MGLC, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘Repetition’, Villa Empain, Boghossian Fundation, Brussels(BE)

2015 
‘2005 – 2015’, MG+MSUM, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘ACAW Field Meeting – Take 3: Thinking Performance’, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York(USA) 
‘A New Spirit in Booking’, MER Station 17, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek(BE) 
‘Samoupravna Interesna Zajednica u Kulturnom Centru Beograd’, Gallery Podroom, Beograd(RS) 
‘31. Biennial of Graphic Arts - Over You You’, MGLC, Ljubljan(SI) 
‘Le Cabaret – Salon Geraldine Py and Roberto Verde’, Mund Art, Marseille(FR) 
‘South by Southeast’, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, (HK)

2014 
‘A Simple plan’, Villa T.D., Kruiskerke(BE) 
‘Superposition’, Momart, Amsterdam(NL) 
‘Prečenja / Crossings’, MGLC, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘Nominiranci nagrade OHO 2014’, Gallery P74, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘Chance Holds Sway’, Gallery Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam(NL)

2013 
‘Im & Explicit’, Gallery Tatiana Pieters, Gent(BE) 
‘Perpetual Travellers’, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin(DE) 
‘Published by MER. Paperkunsthalle’, De Kabinetten van de Vleeshal, Middelburg(NL) 
‘U3’, Moderna Gallery, Ljubljan, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘Transnational Pavilion’, 55th International Exhibition of Art, La Biennale di Venezia(IT) 
‘Odtisi družbenega’, Gallery Simulaker, Novo Mesto(SI) 
‘Brussels Cologne Contemporaries’, MAD, Brussels(BE)

2012 
‘Ich habe kein atelier’, Gallery Mirko Mayer, Köln(DE) 
‘Skoraj pomlad / 100 let slovenske umetnosti’, UGM, Maribor(SI) 
‘Trace Back’, National Art Studio, Changdong(KR) 
‘Taxi Avant Minuit’, Gallery Des Locataires, FIAC, Paris(FR) 
‘Pride of Place’, YIAF - Yeosu International Art festival, Yeosu(KR) 
‘Studio Verwey’, Museum de Hallen, Haarlem(NL) 
‘Simplon Express/The Return’, Gallery Des Locataires, Ljubljana(SI) Paris(FR) 
‘EU’, Museum Tongerlohuys , Roosendaal(NL) 
‘Artist Book on Tour’, MGLC, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘It Was The Worst Year Of My Life.’, Ganes Pratt - Mala Gallery, Ljubljana(SI)

2011 
‘Likovna zbirka RIKO’, Gallery Miklova hiša, Ribnica(SI) 
‘Sedanjost in prisotnost’, Moderna Gallery Ljubljana MG + MSUM, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘Homework’, The Ister, Brusel(BE) 
‘Mladi umetniki Pomurja’, Gallery Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota(SI) 
‘Mapping My Mind’, Mirko Mayer Gallery, Köln(DE) 
‘Nominiranci nagrade OHO 2011’, Gallery Vžigalica, Ljubljana(SI)

2010 
‘Knjige/Books’, Bežigrajska gallery 2, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘Construct/Constructed’, Gruppenausstellung bei “Richtung Kunst”, Grosser Herbstrundgang der Spinnerei Gallery, Leipzig(DE) 
‘U3’, Moderna gallery Ljubljan, Ljubljan(SI) 
‘What’s happening?’, Mestna Gallery, Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica(SI)

2009 
‘Research-Innerconnection’, Reinier van Ewijk Projects, Amsterdam(NL) 
‘Rijksakademie Open’, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam(NL) 
‘Fetiš’, Gallery ZDSLU, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘28. Grafični bienale’, MGLC, Ljubljana(SI)

2008 
‘Rijksakademie Open’, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam(NL) 
‘Muzej na cesti’, Modern Gallery Ljubljana, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘Spaport’, Univerzitetni kampus - zgradba Tereza, Banjaluka(BIH) 
‘Tretji pogled’, MGLC, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘Down The Rabbit Hole’, Gallery Ganes Pratt, Ljubljana(SI)

2007 
‘Intimate’, Gradska gallery Labin, Labin(HR) 
‘Bad Girls & Bad Boys’, Mestna Gallery, Ljubljan, Ljubljana(SI)

2006 
‘Bad Girls & Bad Boys’, Gallery Ganes Pratt, Ljubljana(SI)

2005 
‘Kagawa Sakaide Grand Prix’, Gallery Space, Sakaide(JP) 
‘Slovene Young Artists’, Gallery Space, Sakaide,(JP) 
‘Giovani Generazioni a Confronto’, Spazio 27 - Associazione Culturale, Trento(IT) 
‘Sub-li-men’, Gallery Primopiano, Vicenza(IT) 
‘Atelier Aperti’, 51 esposizione internazionale d'arte la Biennale di Venezia, Venice(IT)

2003 
‘Atelier F’, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Venice(IT) 
‘Ljubljančani v Benetkah’, Finžgarjeva Gallery, Ljubljana(SI) 
‘8 Painters Dreams’, Slowenisches wissenschaftliches Institut, Vienna(AT) 
‘Ulysses, Irish Embassy, Rome(IT) 
‘Il Bersaglio/The target’, Gallery Primopiano, ‘Inventario’, Gallery Primopiano, Vicenza(IT)

2001 
‘Group Trstika’, Private apartment Gabrijelčič, Ljubljana(SI)

2000 
‘Art in the end of century’, The Sharjah Arts Musem, Sharjah(AE)

Text/Press

Art Viewer / de Métrico a Imperial / Exhibition review / April / 2018

Ifema / Premio Opening Arco / February / 2018

2016 IŠTVAN IŠT HUZJAN - SUBTERRANEAN WALKS
2016 IŠTVAN IŠT HUZJAN - SUBTERRANEAN WALKS