Primož Bizjak

 

Sarajevo, Hotel Bristol, C-print, 125 x 157 cm, 2003 thumbnail
Sarajevo No. 2, C-print, 102 x 128 cm, 2004 thumbnail
Rio di San Marquola No. 4, Venezia, C-print, 158 x 125 cm, 2005 thumbnail
Forte Marghera No. 5, C-print, 157 x 125 cm, 2006 thumbnail
Forte Marghera No. 10, digital print, mounted on aluminum and plexiglas, 125 x 157 cm, 2006 thumbnail
Forte Marghera No. 11, C-print, 40 x 50 cm, 2006 thumbnail
Forte Marghera No. 47, C-print, 125 x 156 cm, 2006 thumbnail
Forte Marghera II No. 4, C-print, 125 x 157 cm, 2006 thumbnail
Calle Amparo, Madrid, C-print, 125 x 157 cm, 2007 thumbnail
Exhibition view at Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto, 2007 thumbnail
Príncipe Pío, Estación del Norte No. 2, Madrid, C-print, 157 x 250 cm, 2007 thumbnail
Calle Factor, Madrid, light box, 26 x 42 cm, 2008 thumbnail
Carabanchel No. 8, light box, two slides, 20 x 50 cm, 2008 thumbnail
Carcel de Carabanchel No. 3, Madrid, C-print, 188 x 200 cm, 2008 thumbnail
Ottagono Alberoni No. 1, Venezia, giclée print on barium sulfate paper, 125 x 156 cm, 2009 thumbnail
Forte Carpenedo No. 2, C-print, 125 x 157 cm, 2009 thumbnail
Exhibition view at the Italian Pavilion, 54th Venice Bienniale, Venice, 2011 thumbnail
Exhibition view of for
Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2014. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2014. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Sarajevo, Hotel Bristol, C-print, 125 x 157 cm, 2003

Sarajevo, Hotel Bristol, C-print, 125 x 157 cm, 2003

Sarajevo No. 2, C-print, 102 x 128 cm, 2004

Sarajevo No. 2, C-print, 102 x 128 cm, 2004

Rio di San Marquola No. 4, Venezia, C-print, 158 x 125 cm, 2005

Rio di San Marquola No. 4, Venezia, C-print, 158 x 125 cm, 2005

Forte Marghera No. 5, C-print, 157 x 125 cm, 2006

Forte Marghera No. 5, C-print, 157 x 125 cm, 2006

Forte Marghera No. 10, digital print, mounted on aluminum and plexiglas, 125 x 157 cm, 2006

Forte Marghera No. 10, digital print, mounted on aluminum and plexiglas, 125 x 157 cm, 2006

Forte Marghera No. 11, C-print, 40 x 50 cm, 2006

Forte Marghera No. 11, C-print, 40 x 50 cm, 2006

Forte Marghera No. 47, C-print, 125 x 156 cm, 2006

Forte Marghera No. 47, C-print, 125 x 156 cm, 2006

Forte Marghera II No. 4, C-print, 125 x 157 cm, 2006

Forte Marghera II No. 4, C-print, 125 x 157 cm, 2006

Calle Amparo, Madrid, C-print, 125 x 157 cm, 2007

Calle Amparo, Madrid, C-print, 125 x 157 cm, 2007

Exhibition view at Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto, 2007

Exhibition view at Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto, 2007

Príncipe Pío, Estación del Norte No. 2, Madrid, C-print, 157 x 250 cm, 2007

Príncipe Pío, Estación del Norte No. 2, Madrid, C-print, 157 x 250 cm, 2007

Calle Factor, Madrid, light box, 26 x 42 cm, 2008

Calle Factor, Madrid, light box, 26 x 42 cm, 2008

Carabanchel No. 8, light box, two slides, 20 x 50 cm, 2008

Carabanchel No. 8, light box, two slides, 20 x 50 cm, 2008

Carcel de Carabanchel No. 3, Madrid, C-print, 188 x 200 cm, 2008

Carcel de Carabanchel No. 3, Madrid, C-print, 188 x 200 cm, 2008

Ottagono Alberoni No. 1, Venezia, giclée print on barium sulfate paper, 125 x 156 cm, 2009

Ottagono Alberoni No. 1, Venezia, giclée print on barium sulfate paper, 125 x 156 cm, 2009

Forte Carpenedo No. 2, C-print, 125 x 157 cm, 2009

Forte Carpenedo No. 2, C-print, 125 x 157 cm, 2009

Exhibition view at the Italian Pavilion, 54th Venice Bienniale, Venice, 2011

Exhibition view at the Italian Pavilion, 54th Venice Bienniale, Venice, 2011

Exhibition view of for

Exhibition view of for "Il fuoco della Natura" at Salone Degli Incanti, Trieste, 2012

Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2014. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2014. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2014. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2014. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Born in 1976 in Šempeter pri Gorici, Slovenia. Lives and works in Madrid, Spain.

Nocturnal photography and colors hidden in the night are Primož’s prime interest. His photographs explore the history of places, the borders and the symbolic landmarks. Using long exposures that last several hours or even all night, Primož manages to create nocturnal images as if in daylight, gradually capturing the colors through natural, never digital means, to surprise us with what our eyes cannot see in the dark. The angle of the shot is fundamental and to achieve the right one he will defy heights and no-entry signs, exposing himself to risks.

Selected solo exhibitions

2016
MADRID. Mudanzas y reflejos, Tasman Projects, Madrid, Spain.

2015
Primož Bizjak: The Sava, The Danube, and the Drina, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2014
Hotel Bristol, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.

2013
Dos miradas sobre Venezia, Istituto Italiano de Cultura de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

2012
Second chance – Elbasan, Torre di Porta Nuova, Arsenale di Venezia, Italy.
Difesa di Venezia, curated by Riccardo Caldura, Torre Massimiliana, isola di Sant’ Erasmo, Venezia, Italy.
Difesa di Venezia, curated by Gregor Podnar, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2010
Residence Casa de Velázquez, Madrid, Spain.

2009
Focus on the Invisible, LipanjePuntin Artecontemporanea, Rome, Italy.

2008
Focus on the Invisible, curated by R. Caldura, LipanjePuntin Artecontemporanea, Trieste, Italy.

2007
Derive Infra-Ordinarie, Francesca Baboni e Stefano Taddei, Centro Internazionale Loris
Malaguzzi, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

2006
Primož Bizjak: Forte Marghera, curated by R. Caldura, Centro Culturale Candiani, Mestre, Italy.
Remains, Photoespaña 2006, Galeria Begoña Malone, Madrid, Spain.

2004
Graves, Tenzor Gallery, Ptuj, Slovenia.
Guf 001, curated by Sonda, Pekarna, Maribor, Slovenia.

2003
Hic et nunc sulla fotografia e oltre, a cura di, curated by G. Cecere, Palazzo Cecchini, Cordovado, Italy.

2002
Vedute di Spagna, Consolato Italiano, Madrid, Spain.
Vedute di Spagna, curated by L. Violla, Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice, Italy.
Un paseo nocturno, Cardamomo, Madrid, Spain.

Selected group exhibitions

2017
Habitar la Frontera, OTR. Espacio de Arte, Madrid, Spain.

LA FINE DEL NUOVO | THE END OF THE NEW, Prsten Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia.

2013
Pixxelpoint, curated by BridA, Nova Gorica, Slovenia.
Landscapes, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy.

2012
Open Studio 6.0, construct, deconstruct and destroy, Estudio Carlos Garaicoa, Madrid, Spain.
Il Fuoco dela Natura / The Flash of Nature, curated by Marco Puntin and Jonathan Turner, Salone degli Incanti – Ex Pescheria, Trieste, Italy.
Complices del Arte contemporaneo: Español contemporaneo, Fundación Canal de Isabel II, curated by Rafael Doctor, Madrid, Spain.

2011
The world as it is, Galerija Miklova hiša, Ribnica, Slovenia.
Talent Prize ʼ11, Museo Centrale Montemartini, Rome, Italy.
Oblikovanje Republike, Arhitekturni muzej Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Padiglione Italia, Arsenale tese di San Cristoforo, 54, Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Biennale di Venezia, Italy.
Dentro – Fuera, OTR espacio de arte, Madrid, Spain.

2010
Sovereign European Art Prize, Barbican Centre, London, UK.
Deshabitable, curated by Dermis Leon, Centro Cultural de España, Lima, Peru.
Sobrestructuras, OTR espacio de arte, Madrid, Spain.
Trennung / Separazione / Locevanje, curated by Werner Koroschitz and Uli Vonbank-Schelder, Medana, Slovenia.
Oh cielos!, curated by Luis Pereira, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain.

2009
Arrivals / departures, curated by Andrea Bruciati, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy.
A pari passo – la cittá, curated by Antonio Arevalo, Galleria Novalis Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy.
Des-habitable, curated by Dermis Leon, OTR espacio de arte, Madrid, Spain.
Isola Mondo, collateral event 53. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte – La Biennale di Venezia, curated by R. Caldura, Torre Massimiliana, Isola di Sant’Erasmo, Venice, Italy.

2008
Somewhen, curated by Daniele De Luigi, Jarach Gallery, Venice, Italy.
Premio Marques Valle de Tena, Madrid, Spain.
A proposito del espacio, OTR espacio de arte, Madrid, Spain.
Photonic Moments 08, curated by D. Sluga, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
D’est, giovani artisti sloveni, curated by A. Fonda, Art Verona, Verona, Italy.

2007
Marcon. Paesaggi di transizione, curated by R. Caldura, Centro Culturale Candiani, Mestre, Italy.
Close to Dark, curated by Daniele De Luigi, Jarach Gallery, Venice, Italy.
Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

2006
Forte Marghera, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
CZ_VPI2006, collateral event 10 Mostra Internazionale di Architetura, La Biennale, Centro
Espositivo Zitelle, Isola della Giudecca, Venice, Italy.
Biennale Adriatica Arti Nuove – Contagio 2, curated by A. Arevalo, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy.

2005
Work in progress, 10 Artists at Fondaco Marcello, group exhibition curated by Gloria Vallese and Paolo De Grandis with collaboration of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.
Citying pratiche creative del fare città, curated by R. Caldura, Galleria Contemporaneo, Mestre, Italy.
Selection of the collection KSF – kabineta slovenske fotografije, Gorenski Muzej, Kranj, Slovenia.
Dancing with the elements, curated by G. Vallese, Centro direzionale E 33, Verona, Italy.
Face 3 Giovani artisti a confronto, Giardini del Torso, Udine – Villa Beatrice d’Este, Padova, Italy.
Atelier aperti, collateral event 51. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte – La BiennaleAccademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, curated by G. Vallese, Venice, Italy.

Fuori biennale 2, curated by C. Segafreddo, Galleria Andrea Arte Contemporanea, Venice, Italy.

2004
Spring juice,  Galleria Andrea Arte Contemporanea, curated by G. Vallese, Vicenza, Italy.
88.ma collettiva. Mostra di giovani artisti selezionati dalla Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Galleria della Fondazione di Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy.
Gemine Muse 2004, curated by R. Caldura, Museo Naval de Venezia, Venice, Italy.
Mostra dell’Accademia di Belle Arti, curated by S. Simi de Burgis, Venice, Italy.
Face 2. Giovani artisti a confronto, Giardini del Torso, Udine, Italy.
Venice Village, 1st. exibition project of foreign artists living in Venezia, Palazzo delle Prigioni, Venice, Italy.
Vina Degli Artisti, Palazzina Uzielli. 3th edition, Vinci, Firenze, Italy.

2003
Acquarius, curated by C. Damiani, Associazione Culturale Lazzari, Treviso, Italy.
Premio Stella, curated by S. Evangelisti, Palazzo Stella, Bologna, Italy.
Face to face. Giovani artisti a confronto, Giardini del Torso, Udine, Italy.
Real presence 3, international workshop, curated by D. Denegri, B. Tomić, Muzej 25 Maja, Belgrade, Serbia.
Omuse project 1, collateral event 50. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte – La Biennale, Arsenale di Venezia, Italy.
Aqueiety, curated by L. Viola, F. Gazzarri, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Italy.

2002
Od tod do tam, Hum, Slovenia.
Città Esplorate, Villa Monza, Dueville, Vicenza, Italy.

2001
Caminos de Hierro, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.