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, Torre Massimiliana, Isola di Sant’ Erasmo, Venezia, Italy.
Difesa di Venezia, 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, LipanjePuntin Artecontemporanea, Trieste, Italy.

2007
Derive Infra-Ordinarie, Centro Internazionale Loris Malaguzzi, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

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

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

2003
Hicetnunc – Sulla fotografia e oltre, Palazzo Cecchini, Cordovado, Italy.

2002
Vedute di Spagna, Consolato Italiano, Madrid, Spain.
Vedute di Spagna, 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, 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, Salone degli Incanti – Ex Pescheria, Trieste, Italy.
Complices del Arte contemporaneo: Español contemporaneo, Fundación Canal de Isabel II, 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, Venice, Italy.
Dentro – Fuera, OTR. Espacio de arte, Madrid, Spain.

2010
Sovereign European Art Prize, Barbican Centre, London, UK.
Deshabitable, Centro Cultural de España, Lima, Peru.
Sobrestructuras, OTR. Espacio de arte, Madrid, Spain.
Trennung / Separazione / Ločevanje, Medana, Slovenia.
Oh cielos!, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain.

2009
Arrivals / departures, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy.
A pari passo – la cittá, Galleria Novalis Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy.
Des-habitable, OTR. Espacio de arte, Madrid, Spain.
Isola Mondo, collateral event 53. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Biennale di Venezia, Torre Massimiliana, Isola di Sant’Erasmo, Venice, Italy.

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

2007
Marcon. Paesaggi di transizione, Centro Culturale Candiani, Mestre, Italy.
Close to Dark, 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 Architettura, Centro
Espositivo Zitelle, Isola della Giudecca, Venice, Italy.
Biennale Adriatica Arti Nuove – Contagio 2, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy.

2005
Work in progress, 10 Artists at Fondaco Marcello, Fondaco Marcello, Venice, Italy.
Citying pratiche creative del fare città, Galleria Contemporaneo, Mestre, Italy.
Selection of the collection KSF – kabineta slovenske fotografije, Gorenjski Muzej, Kranj, Slovenia.
Dancing with the elements, Centro direzionale E 33, Verona, Italy.
Face 3 Giovani artisti a confronto, Giardini del Torso, Udine – Villa Beatrice d’Este, Padua, Italy.
Atelier aperti, collateral event 51. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Biennale di Venezia, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Venice, Italy.
Fuori biennale 2, Galleria Andrea Arte Contemporanea, Venice, Italy.

2004
Spring juice, Galleria Andrea Arte Contemporanea,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, Museo Naval de Venezia, Venice, Italy.
Mostra dell’Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice, Italy.
Face 2. Giovani artisti a confronto, Giardini del Torso, Udine, Italy.
Venice Village, 1st. exibition project of foreign artists living in Venice, Palazzo delle Prigioni, Venice, Italy.
Vina Degli Artisti, Palazzina Uzielli, Vinci, Firenze, Italy.

2003
Acquarius, Associazione Culturale Lazzari, Treviso, Italy.
Premio Stella, Palazzo Stella, Bologna, Italy.
Face to face. Giovani artisti a confronto, Giardini del Torso, Udine, Italy.
Real presence 3, international workshop, Belgrade, Serbia.
Omuse project 1, collateral event 50. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale, Venice, Italy.
Aqueiety, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Venice, Italy.

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

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