Sadko Hadzihasanovic

Sadko studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia, earned his MFA at the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1984) and arrived in Canada in 1993. Since his arrival from Bosnia, Sadko has participated in over sixty exhibitions in public galleries and artist-run centres across Canada. He is the recipient of visual arts grants from Toronto Art Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Sadko continues to explore identity, and its cultural and social implications, with an extensive portraiture-based body of work using mixed media and collage, and an array of references to popular culture.

Selected Works
Sadko Hadzihasanovic's Website

Solo Exhibitions
2012
  • Savage Garden, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • Who is Afraid of Decoration, City Gallery, Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Who is Afraid of Decoration, Gallery Roman Petrović, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2011
  • I Am Cuba, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • Self-Kunst (new monotypes), Print Studio, Hamilton
2010
2009
2008
  • Drawallpaper, Outremont, Montreal
 
  • Drawallpaper, Sagamie, Alma, Quebec with 60 page catalogue
 
2007
  • Gradska Galerija,Bihac, Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo
  • Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
  • Kunsthaus, Miami, Florida
  • Remont, Belgrade, Serbia
2006
  • Graphic Art Centre, Belgrade, Serbia (with catalogue)
  • Grunt, Vancouver, BC
  • What is Wonderful World?, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2005
  • Best of Sadko, Kunsthaus Santa Fe, Mexico
  • Cultural Centre, Beograd, Serbia (catalogue)
  • Beyond Western New York, Buffalo, New York
  • Icons, Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2004
  • VU Photo,Quebec, QC
  • Espace Virtuel, Chicoutimi, QC
2003
  • Gallery Roman Petrovic, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina
  • Center for Contemporary Art Conkordija, Vrsac, Srbija (catalogue, text by Stuart Reid)
  • Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, Newfounland
  • Lining, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto ,Ont.
2002
  • Observatoire 4 de Montreal, Montreal, QC
  • Twins, Atelier d’estampe Sagamie, Alma QC
  • Modern Life, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2001
  • Langage Plus, Alma, QC
  • American and Bosnian Folk Songs, Zsa,zsa, Toronto, Ont.
  • Papier Peint, Paul Petro Contemporary Art,Toronto, Ont.
  • Papier Peint, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
2000
  • Greatist Hitz, The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery , University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
  • We are Smokin, XXX, Toronto, Ont.
  • Bookstore Buybook, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina
  • Portraitizm, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ont. (essay by Corinna Ghaznavi)
1999
  • Sampling, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ont.(essay by Catherine Osborne)
  • People, Neutral Ground, Regina, Sask.(essay by Oliver Girling)
  • Everything Must Go, Struts Gallery, Sackville, N.B.
  • Stupidity is Kool, Artcite, Windsor, Ont.
1997
  • 50 Most Beautiful Guys in the Universe, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ont. (catalogue, essay by Stuart Reid)
  • A Space, Victor Comas Vitrines, Toronto, Ont.
1996
  • A Dream of Adoration, Red Head Gallery ,Toronto ,Ont. (catalogue, essay by John Massier)
  • Hannibal Ante Portas, Windows,Toronto, Ont. (essay by John Massier)
1994
  • Windows, Toronto, Ont.
1991
  • Big Reliefs, Museum of the XIV Olympic Games ,Sarajevo, Bosnia
1986
  • Works On Paper, Bezigrad Gallery ,Ljubljana, Slovenia
1984
  • Recent Paintings, Art Gallery of Bosnia, Sarajevo, Bosnia
Group Exhibitions
2012
  • Papier 12, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • Who is Afraid of Decoration - Works on Fabric, City of Town, Bihac, Bosnia and Hercagovina, touring show Sarajevo and Tuzla
  • Monotypes, Open Studio, Toronto, ON
  • 100 Prints Open Studio, Toronto, ON
2011
  • Celebrity Still Life, Living Art Center, Mississauga, Curated by Cole Swanson
  • Papier 11, Montreal, with Paul Petro and Robert Poulin Espace
  • 100 Prints, Open Studio, Toronto
2010
  • When We Grow Up, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • La Peinture Dans la Peau, 15 ans de collection, Maison de la Culture, Frontenac, QC
  • Art Toronto, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2009
  • Fluide-Boundaries, Pierre Francois Oullette Art Contemporaine, Montreal, QC
  • Art Toronto, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • Art and Terrorism, art in Bihac after September 11th, Art Gallery of Bihac, Bosnia, curated by Irfan Hosic, catalogue 140 pages.
  • Work, Detroit Gallery, Detroit, MI
  • Remix 2nd Phase, Hamilton Inc, Hamilton, ON
  • Remix, Centro provincial da art y Cienfuegos, Habana, Cuba, curated by Ingrid Mayrhofer
2008
  • Gallery Verticale, Montreal, Quebec
2007
  • Art Miami, Miami, Florida with Kunsthous Santa Fe
  • Life and Death of ID, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, curated by S.Frater
  • Arco, Madrid, Spain, with Kunsthaus Santa Fe
2006
  • AAF Contemporary Art, New York with Kunsthaus Santa Fe, Mexico
2005
  • Valeurs, Espace Culturale Francois Mitterand, Perigueux, France
2004
  • 11th Visual Arts Biennial-Values, Pancevo, Serbia (curated by Igor Antic)
2003
  • 4th Toronto International Art Fair,Toronto (with Paul Petro Contemporary Art)
  • Chasing Mirages, 8th Havana Biennial, Cuba, (curated by Yuneikys Villalonga)
  • Intervals, Kabat/Wrobel Gallery, Toronto, Ont. (curated Carly Butler/Anna Yuschuk)
  • Les Centres D’art et D’exposition, Baie St. Paul, Vous etes Ici (curated by Gaston St-Pirre)
  • Srbia Place Not Visible on Map, Centar for Contemporary Art Concordia, Vrsac (curated by David Somers)
  • The Chile Exchange, A-space, Toronto, On. (curated by Ingrid Maynhofer)
  • The Chile Exchange, Art gallery of Algoma
  • Book on Fence, Epicentro, Mexico City, Mexico (Red Tree Collective) Exhibition will travel to to Art Gallery of San Miguel Allende and Museum of Santa Kruse
2002
  • Balkan Art, 3rd Internatioal Trieniel Of Contemporary Art, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia,
  • 20External v1.0, Artcte Inc., Windsor, Ont.
  • Matucana100, Cultural Centre Calbuco, Chille, Santiago (organized by A-Space)
  • Memories Et Temoignages, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal QC (Curated by Lorna Lerner) travel to Hart House, University of Toronto, 2003,
  • XXX Testimonial, Mercer Union, Toronto ,Ont.(curated by Dierdre Logue)
2001
  • One Century In Art in Bosnia, Art Gallery of Bosnia , Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina
  • 20 Artists from Brooklyn/20 Artists from Toronto, Artist & Project, Toronto, Ont.
  • Breakfast of Champeens, Paul Petro Contemporary Art,Toronto, Ont.
  • Rock, Paper,Scissors, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ont. (curated by Patrick Macaulay)
  • Urgent Witness/Drawn Remains, YYZ, Toronto, On. (curated by Rebecca Diederich and Kym Pruesse)
2000
  • Reading the Face, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ont. (curated by Carol Barbour)
  • Real Man, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ont.
  • RedroSpective, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
1999
  • Exhibition of Association of Artists of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Art Gallery Collegium Artisticum , Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina,
  • GLO, Archive Inc., Toronto, Ont.
  • Art With Heart, Casey House, Toronto, Ont.
  • Niagara Artists’ Company, St. Catharines, Ont. (with David Grenier)
  • Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario, with (John Amstrong)
  • War Panel, Postmasters Gallery, New York, New York
  • Ways to Remember, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ont.
  • Art Rental And Sales Gallery, AGO, Toronto, Ont.
1998
  • The Edge of Everything, Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Ont. (curated by John Massier)
  • GLO, Archive Inc. Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
  • Manifest Destiny, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ont. (curated by Stuart Reid)
  • Wonderland, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Montreal, QC.
  • ARTIFICE 98, Gallery of Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, QC
  • Contemporary Visul Art of Montreal (curated David Liss)
  • Drug Show, Toronto, Ont.
  • Open Studio,Toronto, Ont. (with Paul Wong)
1997
  • Multiples Project by gallery artists, The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
  • Wasteland, Obdam, Netherland (curated by Tania Karreman)
  • Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ont.
1996
  • Canadian Clay Currents, Pyramid Art Center, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Emerging Artist Showcase, Gallery 101,Ottawa ,Ont.
1995
  • Juice Fruit, The Koffler Gallery, Toronto,Ont. (curated by John Massier)
  • Velvet Fever and Other Kitsch Inclination, Artcite, Windsor, Ont.(curated by Allen Bukoff, Suzanne Konuha)
  • Away, The OO Gallery, Halifax, N.S. (group show of Red Head Gallery)
1991
  • Biennal of the Youth'91, Museum of Modern Art , Rijeka, Croatia
1989
  • International Biennal of Sculpture, Art Gallery, Murska Subota, Slovenia
1987
  • Exhibition of Group Zvono, Anushka Gallery, San Diego, California
1984
  • The Contemporary Art In Bosnia 1974-84 On Occasion of the Olympic Winter Games, Art Gallery of Bosnia, Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • Contemporary Yugoslav Painting, Art Gallery of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Grants Awards
2009
  • Ontario Art Council, grant for established artists
  • Toronto Art Council, Grant for visual Artists
2008
  • Paris Studio, Canada Council for the Arts
2005
  • Visual Grants, Canada Council for the Arts
2002
  • Travel Grant, Canada council for Arts
2001
  • Visual Grant for Mid-carrier Artists, Canada Art Council ($12000)
  • Toronto Art Council, Grant for Visual Art ($5000)
2000
  • Paris Studio, Canada Art Council
  • Award for Best Drawing on Exhibition of Association of Artists of Bosnia
1999
  • Visual Grant for Mid-career Artists, Canada Council
  • Visual Arts Grant, Ontario Art Council
  • Travel Grant, Canada Council
  • Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Art Council
1998
  • Travel Grant, Canada Council
1997
  • Exhibition Assistance Grant ,Ontario Art Council
  • Travel Grant, Canada Council
1996
  • Visual Arts Grant, Ontario Arts Council
  • Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
1995
  • Valenart Award:Image 95, OSA# 121Annual Juried Exhibition
Bibliography
  • Meliha Husedzinovic: Aspekte und Positionen der Kunst aus Bosnia 1949-99, 50 Jahre Kunst Aus Mitteleuropa 1949-1999, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
  • Meliha Husedzinovic: BodyArt v Bosni in Hercegovina, Body and the East, Museum of Modern Art ,Ljublana, Slovenia
Collections
  • Art Gallery of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Sarajevo
  • Art Gallery of Town, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina
  • Gallery of Portrait, Tuzla , Bosnia and Hercegovina
  • Natioanal Museum, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Museum of Town, Sombor, Yugoslavia
  • Art Gallery , Pancevo, Yugoslavia
  • Modern Gallery, Pancevo, Yugoslavia
  • Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Ontario
  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt , Toronto, Ontario
  • MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
  • Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario
  • Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario
  • Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
  • MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
Education
1984
  • M..F.A. University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1982
  • B. F.A. Academy of Fine Arts ,Sarajevo, Bosnia