Mladen Bizumic

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Kodak Employed 140,000 People. Instagram 13
installation view MOSTYN I Wales
2017

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Kodak Employed 140,000 People. Instagram 13
installation view MOSTYN I Wales
2017

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KODAK (Four Dimensional Community)
chromogenic print on kodak endura gloss paper, kodak endura transparency paper, original kodak 160 vc negative
72 cm x 2016 cm x 4 cm
2016

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KODAK (Karl Marx Fountain)
chromogenic print on kodak endura gloss paper, kodak endura metallic paper, original kodak 160 vc negative
102 cm × 102 cm x 4 cm
2017

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Event Horizon Black Hole
4-screen video installation, 2-channel audio
installation view cad, vilnius
2004-ongoing

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Event Horizon Black Hole
4-screen video installation, 2-channel audio
installation view cad, vilnius
2004-ongoing

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Opening Nights
chipboard, sound
Art Forum Messe, Palais am Funkturm, Berlin
2007

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Opening Nights
chipboard, sound
Art Forum Messe, Palais am Funkturm, Berlin
2007

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Hotel Jugoslavija (Double Exposure)
silver gelatin photograph on baryte paper
100 cm x 100 cm
2012

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Hotel Jugoslavija (The Spirit is Willing but the Flesh is Weak)
decommissioned lights from hotel jugoslavija, belgrade
dimensions variable
2012
Installation view Salon of the MOCA, Belgrade

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Hotel Jugoslavija (Conversation Hall)
decommissioned mirrors from Hotel Jugoslavija, Belgrade
dimensions variable
2012
Installation view Salon of the MOCA, Belgrade

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Two for One (Mies van der Rohe #11)
collage on paper
23 x 18.5 cm
2007 - 2008

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The Picture Made After the Last Picture
c-Print on kodak endura metallic paper, Guggenheim frame
107 × 137 cm
2016

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Freud Museum (for Her)
wood, stone, paint, plexiglas, sound
dimensions variable
2007

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Sometimes Old Sometimes New
collage, vintage photographs from moderne neubauten aus süd- und mitteldeutschland
32, 2 cm x 44 cm
1894-2011

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In Transition
photo collage, paint, windows, vitrines
Installation view 53rd october salon, belgrade
2012

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In Transition
photo collage, paint, windows, vitrines
Installation view 53rd october salon, belgrade
2012

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In Transition (Holder)
b&w digital print on fuji archival paper
32,5 cm x 47,5 cm x  x 2,5 cm
2012-2013
Unique

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A Beautiful Afterlife
duratrans in light box
Installation view Auckland Art Gallery
2001

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Sister Cities of Berlin (Paris)
video installation
dimensions variable
duration 7 min 30 sec, loop

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Untitled (Three in One)
wood, glass
dimensions variable
Installation view marmorsaal stift klosterneuburg
2014

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180° (with Andreas Fogarasi)
dimensions variable
installation view neuer kunstverein wien, vienna
2012

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Coexist (Purple)
used postcards on hand-made paper, aluminium frame
65 cm x 90 cm x 2 cm
installation view neuer kunstverein wien, vienna
2012

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Die Wiener Luft
slide projection, display unit
dimensions unmeasurable
installation view neuer kunstverein wien, vienna
2012

Mladen Bizumic

Mladen Bizumic (b. 1976) lives and works in Vienna. "Mladen Bizumic’s work begins from a deceptively simple question: “What is photography?” And while not the first to ask it, Bizumic will offer an original and complex answer that unfolds itself between two oppositions; that of analogue and digital photography, and of modernist and conceptual artistic practice."*

For Bizumic, a photograph is precise, valuable and yet obsolete "image-object" in the digital era. Material properties of the photographic are explored to reveal the means of its production, distribution and reception marked by the social relations of globalisation, corporate capitalism and contemporary art.

Bizumic's work has been exhibited in the 9th Lyon Biennale; 10th Istanbul Biennale, the 2nd Moscow Biennial; MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna; Leopold Museum, Vienna; KM– Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien; Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz; Zacheta National Museum, Warsaw; Foundation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris. Among others, Bizumic has held solo exhibitions at MOSTYN, Wales; Georg Kargl BOX, Vienna; Zamek - Centre for Art, Poznan; the Salon of the MOCA Belgrade; Adam Art Gallery, Wellington; Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth; ARTSPACE, Auckland and other venues.

His works have been collected by public institutions such as MUMOK, Vienna; MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna; the George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York; Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand, Wellington; FRAC des Pays de la Loire, France; Chartwell Collection / Auckland Art Gallery; University of Wellington Art Collection; Hocken Collections, Dunedin and others.

Bizumic studied for his PhD in Art Theory and Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna; was the Artist-In-Residence at the Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; the Frances Hodgkins Fellow at the Otago University in New Zealand; received both his Masters of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts, from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland.

*Stephen Zepke, "Post-conceptual analogue: Mladen Bizumic's Kodak Photographs, Camera Austria, Issue 133, 2016, pp. 22-44


Recent Solo Shows: MOSTYN Wales (2016); Georg Kargl BOX, Vienna (2015); Zamek – Centre for Culture, Poznan (2014); Auckland Art Gallery (2013). Recent Group Shows: Leopold Museum, Vienna (2017), George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York (2017); Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2016); Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf (2016).