Balint Zsako

Balint Zsako was born in Hungary and grew up in Canada. He received his BFA in photography from Ryerson University in Toronto, and now lives in Los Angeles. 

        Solo Exhibitions
2023 Affinities,  Birch Contemporary, Toronto
2020 Here We Are, Birch Contemporary, Toronto; New Works, Galerie Placido, Paris
2019 Teeth Marks, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York
2017 Blood Orange, Birch Contemporary, Toronto; Foley Gallery, New York & Galerie Placido, Paris,
2014 Modern Dance, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto
2013 Selected Works by Balint Zsako, The Gladstone Gallery, Toronto
2012  Appetite, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto & Mulherin + Pollard, New York; Appetite, The Proposition, New York; Guilt & Pleasure, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo
2011 Guilt & Pleasure, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco; DeHumanun: The Collages of Balint Zsako, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago; Works on Paper, 2000-2010 Feat. Drawings from the Bernardi Collection, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo
2010  Play Dead, Look Alive, KMLA, Los Angeles
2009 Old Master Paintings, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto
2008 Works from the Bernardi Collection, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
2007 Love Stories, The Proposition Gallery, New York; Drawn Negatives, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto
2006 Love Stories, S.P.I.N Gallery, Toronto
2005 Bazsa Paradise, Economist Gallery, Fringe Club, Hong Kong
2004 Heads, S.P.I.N Gallery, Toronto
2003 Zsako vs. Photography, LEE, Ka-sing Gallery, Toronto; New Works, S.P.I.N Gallery, Toronto; Drawings, Luft Gallery, Toronto

       Group Exhibitions
2023 Touch Nature, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
2020 Slumber With A Key, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco
2019 If Bees Are Few, Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milan
2018 No Rhyme or Reason, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco; Works on Paper, Galerie Robert Poulin, Montreal
2016 On The Origin of Art, MONA, Tasmania; Something I Can Feel, Volta (Curated Section), NY; Pretty Creepy, Booth Gallery, New York
2015 Überschönheit (Excess Beauty), Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg; Garden of Eden, 68projects, Berlin; Deborah Kelly, Heather B. Swann and Balint Zsako, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne; Contes et Passions, Galerie Placido, Paris
2014 Art On Paper Biennial, Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro (North Carolina); Domesticity, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York
2012 Death: A Self Portrait, Wellcome Collection, London; Freedom of Assembly, Oakville Galleries, Oakville (Ontario); Paper Band, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York
2011 After Paradise, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York; Monanism, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, (Australia); Bodies & Politics, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto
2010 Fax, ICA Plug In, Winnipeg
2009 Fluid Boundaries, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal; The Zsako/Torma Family, Trinity Galleries, Saint John (New Brunswick); Diabolique, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina & Galerie de L’UQAM, Montreal; Anna Torma, Istvan Zsako, Balint Zsako, Wilde Gallery, Berlin; Re:In Situ, MuveszetMalom, Szentendre, (Hungary)
2008 Fables, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London; The Needle, The Paintbrush and The Knife, The Proposition Gallery, New York; Ambivalent Figuration; People, Samson Projects, Boston; The Effect of Your Body, MCV/NYC, New York; Wilde Animals, Wilde Gallery, Berlin; Dehuman, Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock (Ontario)
2007 Dehuman, WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay; Gallery Lambton, Sarnia; International Hungarian Artists, G13 Art Gallery, Budapest; Coercive Atmospherics, Dumbo Arts Center, New York
2006 Dehuman, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham; Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Definitely Superior, Thunder Bay; Hello Dolly, S.P.I.N Gallery, Toronto; Double 6, LEE, Ka-sing Gallery, Toronto
2005   Canada-Hungary Reflections, Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Montreal; Whisper Down the Lane, Esther M. Klein Art Gallery, Philadelphia; Here Everything is Still Floating, Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto; Insex 2, S.P.I.N Gallery, Toronto; Metaphase, You Me Gallery, Hamilton (Ontario)
2004 Metaphase, Struts Gallery, Sackville (New Brunswick); Just Enough to Tickle, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto; Electric Eye, Sis Boom Bah Gallery, Toronto; Book Keepers, Gallery TPW, Toronto; Monkey See, Monkey Do, S.P.I.N Gallery, Toronto; Punch 2, LEE, Ka-sing Gallery, Toronto; The Borden Street Show, Luft Gallery, Toronto
2003 Case Studies, Harbourfront Center, Toronto; World Calligraphy Biennale of Jeollabuk-Do, Jeollabuk-Do (South Korea); Book, Luft Gallery, Toronto; InSex, S.P.I.N. Gallery, Toronto; Patching History, Gallery 1313, Toronto
2002 Photography, Hamilton Artist’s Inc., Hamilton (Ontario); Punch, LEE, Ka-sing Gallery, Toronto
2001 Lux Nova, low-tech camera exhibition, Harbourfront Center, Toronto   2000 Camera Obscura, Photography Biennial of Esztergom, (Hungary); Pinhole Photography, Hamilton Artist’s Inc., Hamilton (Ontario)
2020 David Walsh, Balint Zsako: Manipulations, Monograph, Museum of Old and New Art; James D. Campbell. Avatars of Alterity: The Emphatic Art of Balint Zsako, Whitehot Magazine
2019 Eat The Problem, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania
2018 Proposals For A Monument, Topic Magazine; Taliesin Thomas, In Conversation with Balint Zsako, ArtPulse Magazine
2015 Jason Schmidt, Artists 2, Steidl
2014 Natasha Tauber. Studio Visit: Balint Zsako, Cool Hunting; Trish Boon. The World His Way, Magenta Magazine Online
2013 Robert Enright. Vitamin D2, New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon; James Gallagher. Secret Behaviour Issue 1,  D.A.P.; Emily Martin. Balint Zsako's Birds of America, Harper's Magazine Online; Balint Zsako, HB Drawing Magazine, Articule Artist Run Centre
2012 Daniel Baird, Demons and Ecstasy, Canadian Art Online, July
2011 David Walsh. Monanisms, Exhibition Catalogue, Museum of Old and New Art, Australia
2009 Jesi Khadivi. Anna Torma, Istvan Zsako, Balint Zsako, Border Crossings Magazine; Sarah Parsons. Emergence: Contemporary Canadian Photography, Gallery 44 and Ryerson University; Amanda Cacchia. Diabolique, Exhibition Catalogue, Dunlop Art Gallery; Annie Lafleur. Dans le jardin de chair, Ovni Magazine 03; Re:InSitu, Exhibition Catalogue, Canadian-Hungarian Artists Collective; Robert Enright. Balint Zsako: Drawings from the Bernardi Collection, Monograph, MOCCA Toronto
2008 MaryAnn Camilleri. Carte Blanche Vol.2: Painting, Magenta Publishing; David Jager. Mocca’s Double Dip, Now Magazine; Balint Zsako. Keeping it in the Family, NY Arts Magazine; Bill Clarke. Balint Zsako in Review: Mythic…and a Little Bit Dirty, Canadian Art Magazine Online; Irana Douer. Balint Zsako, Ruby-Mag 26,
2007 Richard Brereton. Dead Bird, Graphic 11 (Graphic Ha Ha); Balint Zsako Portfolio, Descant 136; Bird-Fish-Machine Drawing, Carousel Magazine 21; Leon V. Balint Zsako, Allmaple Magazine Online, 
2006 Jordan Timm. Through the Eyes…, Ukula Magazine, Vol 3, No. 1
2006 Robert Enright. Dehuman, Exhibtion Catalogue, Thames Art Gallery
2005 Joyce Millar. Canada-Hungary Reflections, Exhibition Catalogue, Stewart Hall Art Gallery; Balint Zsako, Milk Magazine Hong Kong; Peter Goddard. Rent boys, ho hum, as household gods, The Toronto Star; Gary Michael Dault. Art with little afterglow, The Globe and Mail; Collage, Carousel Magazine 18
2004 Laura Hollick. The Family Nest Gets a Make-Over, View; Elaine Hujer. Art is the Tie That Binds This Family, Hamilton Spectator; Kevin Temple. Zsako Spins Heads, Now Magazine; Peter Goddard. Meeting Stars on the Rise, Toronto Star; Catherine Osborne. Galleries Kick Back in Summer, The National Post; Catherine Farquharson. Books a Big Tease, Now Magazine; Between the Devil and your Cornea, Photo Pictorial Magazine Hong Kong; Gary Michael Dault. Summertime, and the Looking is Easy, Globe & Mail; Peter Goddard. Home is where the art is on Borden St. Toronto Star

        Works in Collections
MONA, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania
JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, New York
Glenbow Museum, Calgary
Seneca College, Toronto
University of Waterloo, Waterloo
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Collection, Toronto

Press (links)
Topic Magazine
Harper’s Magazine
Whitehot Magazine
Canadian Art
ArtPulse Magazine
CBC (George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight)
AM New York
Magenta Magazine
New Yorker