Ištvan Išt Huzjan

Works

Ištvan Išt Huzjan

“On one hand, my work results in atmospheric, temporary site-specific installations, and on the other, by dealing with the format of a book, I create more permanent objects. 

My essential themes are appropriation of my own childhood and the transitional time of the recent European history. In my practice I have moved from representation to re-enactment, which represents itself in moving away from creating an illusion on two-dimensional surface towards combining different media. I combine disappearance of the image, working with actors, music, burning and other means of temporality to re-enact situations like transition, growing up, separation from the loved ones and fading of memory. 

As a young artist moving across Europe in the search of possibilities to create, I understand my studies as a research in public fetishes and archetypes, a research in our desires and incapability. The question I confront myself within my work is: Under what circumstances have our paths collided and where are my traces leading me?”

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Born in 1981, Ljubljana. Lives and works between Ljubljana (SI) and Brussels (BE)

STUDIES

2005  

Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Venice (IT)

AWARDS

2019 

In Sesto Prize/Palinsesti 2019, nominee, San Vito al Tagliamento (IT) 

2015

Grand Prix, 31. Biennial of Graphic Arts – Over You You, MGLC, Ljubljana (SI)

2014

Fernand Baudin prijs, Brussels (BE)

OHO Award 2014, nominee, Ljubljana (SI)

2011

Henkel Art Award 2011, nominee, Vienna (AT)

OHO Award 2011, nominee, Ljubljana (SI)

Since 2012, Ištvan Išt Huzjan is running an exhibition space in Brussels called Coffre Fort together with Gregoire Motte and Thibaut Espiau.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo shows

2019

‘Fontana Huzjan Delvaux Derycke’, Apoteka, Vodnjan (HR)

‘Debris’, Gaep, Bucharest (RO)

2018

‘Naplavine’, Mestna Galerija Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica (SI) 

‘Hušman Huzjan Tadić’ (with Ana Hušman & Marko Tadić), SC Zagreb / Francuski paviljon, Zagreb (HR)

‘Night Swimmers’ (with Katarína Poliadiková), Kunstraum haaaauch-quer, Klagenfurt (AT) 

‘de Métrico a Imperial’, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City (MX)

2017

‘MERE’, Contemporary Art Gallery of Ljubljana (SI)

2016

‘Nuclei’, Reaktor Podgorica IJS, Ljubljana (SI)

‘Subterranean Walks’, Gaep (formerly EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS), Bucharest (RO)

2014

‘OD TU DO TU performance’, Blum & Poe Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

‘OD TU DO TU performance’, MoMA PS1, New York (USA)

‘OD TU DO TU performance’, Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva (CH)

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Group shows

2019

9th Triennial of Contemporary Art U3: Dead and Alive, MG+MSUM, Ljubljana (SI)

‘Happening: 20 years S.M.A.K’, S.M.A.K, Gent (BE)

2018

‘A Performance Affair – Panopticon Edition’, Brussels (BE)

‘All That We Have in Common’, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Skopje (MK)

2017

‘La Norme Idéale’, Levy.Delval Gallery, Brussels (BE)

‘Loin Avec Moi’, LMAK Gallery, New York (USA)

‘Seeing Ourselves Sensing’, Gaep (formerly EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS), Bucharest (RO)

‘NSK State Art: The Impossible Return’, James Gallery – CUNY Graduate Center, New York (USA)

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)

2013

‘U3’, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana (SI)

‘Transnational Pavilion’, 55th International Exhibition of Art, Venice Biennale (IT)

Exhibitions