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  • EDUCATION
    2002
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, Ryerson University, Toronto

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2011
    Balint Zsako Works on Paper 2000-2010, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo
    De Humanum: The Collages of Balint Zsako, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago

    2010
    Play Dead, Look Alive, AUTOMAT, Los Angeles

    2009
    Old Master Paintings, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto

    2008
    Works from the Bernardi Collection, mocca (The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art), Toronto

    2007
    Love Stories, The Proposition Gallery, New York, NY
    Drawn Negatives, Drabinksy Gallery, Toronto

    2006
    Love Stories, S.P.I.N. Gallery, Toronto

    2005
    Bazsa Paradise, Economist Gallery, Fringe Gallery, 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

    2002
    books., Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, Canada

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2011
    Spring Round Up, The Proposition, New York, NY
    Salon Zürcher, The Proposition at Zürcher Studio, New York, NY
    After Paradise, Jason McCoy Inc., New York
    Bodies and Politics, Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto

    2010
    4 Eccentrics, The Proposition, New York, NY
    Diabolique, Galerie de L’UQAM, Montreal
    Fax, Plug In ICA, Winnepeg

    2009
    Fluid Boundaries, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal
    The Zsako/Torma Family, Trinity Galleries, Saint John (New Brunswick)
    Diabolique, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina
    Anna Torma, Istvan Zsako, Balint Zsako, Wilde Gallery, Berlin
    Re: In Situ, MuveszetMalom, Szentendre, Hungary

    2008
    The Needle, The Paintbrush and The Knife, The Proposition Gallery, New York
    Fables, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
    Timeless: The Art of Drawing, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
    Ambivalent Figuration: People, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
    The Effect of Your Body, MCV/NYC, New York
    Wilde Animals, Wilde Gallery, Berlin
    Dehuman, Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock (Ontario)

    2007
    Five Years (2002-2007), The Proposition, New York, NY
    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 (Ontario); 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

    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 Biannale of Jeollabuk-Do, Jeollabuk-Do, South Korea
    Proof 10, Gallery 44, Toronto
    book, Luft Gallery, Toronto
    InSex, S.P.I.N. Gallery, Toronto
    Patching History, Gallery 1313, Toronto

    2002
    3rd Toronto International Art Fair, represented by LEE, Ka-sing Gallery
    Photography, Hamilton Artist’s Inc., Hamilton
    Punch, LEE, Ka-sing Gallery, Toronto

    2001
    Lux Nova, low-tech camera group show, Harbourfront Center, Toronto

    2000
    Camera Obscura, pinhole photography travelling exhibition, Hungary & Italy
    Pinhole Photography, Hamilton Artist’s Inc., Hamilton

    PUBLICATIONS

    2010
    Marie-Eve Charron. “Oeuvres sur papier tous azimuts,” Le Devoir, January 10

    2009
    Sarah Parsons. “Emergence: Contemporary Canadian Photography,” Gallery 44 & Ryerson U.
    Amanda Cacchia. “Diabolique,” Exhibition Catalogue, Dunlop 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, April 17
    Balint Zsako, “Keeping it in the Family,” NY Arts Magazine, July/August Issue
    Bill Clarke, “Balint Zsako in Review: Mythic…and a Little Bit Dirty,” Canadian Art Magazine Online, Canadianart.ca
    Irana Douer, “Balint Zsako,” Ruby-Mag 26, Ruby-mag.com.ar

    2007
    Richard Brereton, “Dead Bird,” Graphic 11 (Graphic Ha Ha) Carousel Magazine 21
    Leon V. “Balint Zsako,” Allmaple Magazine Online, Allmaple.com
    Descant 136, portfolio of drawings, spring issue

    2006
    Jordan Timm, “Through the Eyes…,” Ukula Magazine, Vol 3, No. 1
    Dehuman, Robert Enright, Exhibition Catalogue
    “Standing Up For Janey,” Illustrations for Sarah Selecky’s Novella, Delirium Press

    2005
    Canada-Hungary Reflections, Joyce Millar, Exhibition Catalogue, Stewart Hall Art Gallery
    “Balint Zsako,” Milk Magazine Hong Kong
    Peter Goddard, “Rent boys, ho hum, as household gods,” The Toronto Star, August 11
    Gary Michael Dault, “Art with little afterglow,” The Globe and Mail, July 30
    Carousel Magazine 18

    2004
    The Family Nest Gets a Make-Over, Laura Hollick, View, November 25
    Art is the Tie That Binds This Family, Elaine Hujer, Hamilton Spectator, December 13
    Kevin Temple, “Zsako Spins Heads,” Now Magazine, October 14
    Carousel Magazine 16
    Meeting Stars on the Rise, Peter Goddard, Toronto Star, July 31
    Books a Big Tease, Catherine Farquharson, Now Magazine, July 1
    “Between the Devil and your Cornea,” Photo Pictorial Magazine Hong Kong, June 2004
    Summertime, and the Looking is Easy, Gary Michael Dault, Globe & Mail, June 26
    Home is where the art is on Borden St., Peter Goddard, Toronto Star, January 24
    Young Blood, Thomas Hirschmann, Now Magazine, January 22

    2003
    Gallery, MIX magazine, summer issue
    Wacko Zsako, Scott Anderson, Lola 15

    2002
    shotgun reviews, Lola 14
    Not Strictly by the book, Peter Goddard, Toronto Star, Feb. 28
    best bet, eye magazine, Feb. 21

    2000
    Function vol. 2, Toronto
    Camera Obscura exhibition catalogue, Hungary

    1999
    Balint Zsako at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Egon Von Barque, Lola 5
    Function vol. 1, Toronto
    White Wall Review, Ryerson Literary Society, Toronto

    AWARDS
    2005
    Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant

    2004
    Shortlisted for the Untitled Art Awards in the Emerging Artist Category

    2002
    du Maurier Arts Council, emerging artist grant

    Balint Zsako’s artworks have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Walrus, Culture + Travel magazine, Oprah Magazine, The Chicago Tribune Magazine, Poetry, Dose magazine, Macleans, The New York Times and The New Yorker.