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.

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Solo Exhibitions
  • B-Sides Brodac Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegoviana (forthcoming)
  • Don’t Play with GunsGallery of Contemporary Fine Arts, Nis, Serbia. Travelling to Nadezda Petrovic Gallery, Cacak, Serbia (July)
  • Fruits of Garden, be contemporary art gallery, Innisfil, Ontario
  • City Gallery of Bihac, Bosnia, Arcadia Redux show will travel to Tuzla, and Novi, Bosnia
  • Orillia Museum of Art and History, Orillia Ontario
  • Carpe DiemCultural Centre Vrsac, Serbia (online exhibition)
  • Galerie R3 UQTR, Trois-Rivieres Quebec, essay by Martin Pearce

  • Night Watch, You Me Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Gradska Galleria, Kraljveo, Serbia
  • Carpe DiemCultural Centre Vrsac, Serbia (online exhibition)
  • Center for Lecturing Activities with gallery, Beograd Serbia, BeeBoy movie installation
  • National Gallery of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Sarajevo
  • Ulrich Underground, Ulrich Museum of Art Wichita, Kansas, Hunter Games
  • Contemporary Gallery, Zrenjanin, Serbia
  • Gallery of Town, Bihac, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Akcija, Dry point etchings
  • Gradska Galleria, Kraljveo, Serbia
  • Outremont Art Gallery, Montreal. With Bernard Gamoy
  • Art Gallery, Kraljeveo, Serbia, catalouge
  • Young Romi, Gallery of Cultural Centar, Belgrade
  • New Paintings, with Bernard Gamoy, Espace Robert Poulin, Montreal
  • In Roma Village, Campus Gallery of Georgian College, Barrie
  • Les Voyages de Gulliver, with essay by Hugues Brouillet, Espace Robert Poulin , Montreal
  • 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
  • I Am Cuba, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • Self-Kunst (new monotypes), Print Studio, Hamilton
  • Drawallpaper, Outremont, Montreal
  • Drawallpaper, Sagamie, Alma, Quebec with 60 page catalogue
  • Gradska Galerija,Bihac, Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo
  • Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
  • Kunsthaus, Miami, Florida
  • Remont, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Graphic Art Centre, Belgrade, Serbia (with catalogue)
  • Grunt, Vancouver, BC
  • What is Wonderful World?, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • Best of Sadko, Kunsthaus Santa Fe, Mexico
  • Cultural Centre, Beograd, Serbia (catalogue)
  • Beyond Western New York, Buffalo, New York
  • Icons, Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • VU Photo,Quebec, QC
  • Espace Virtuel, Chicoutimi, QC
  • 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.
  • Observatoire 4 de Montreal, Montreal, QC
  • Twins, Atelier d’estampe Sagamie, Alma QC
  • Modern Life, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 50 Most Beautiful Guys in the Universe, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ont. (catalogue, essay by Stuart Reid)
  • A Space, Victor Comas Vitrines, Toronto, Ont.
  • A Dream of Adoration, Red Head Gallery ,Toronto ,Ont. (catalogue, essay by John Massier)
  • Hannibal Ante Portas, Windows,Toronto, Ont. (essay by John Massier)
  • Windows, Toronto, Ont.
  • Big Reliefs, Museum of the XIV Olympic Games ,Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • Works On Paper, Bezigrad Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Recent Paintings, Art Gallery of Bosnia, Sarajevo, Bosnia
Group Exhibitions
  • Portrait of Resiliance, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Digital show
  • Flux Identity, Yu Center of Contemporary Art, Podgorica , Montenegro, group show of 10 Canadian Artists curated by Svetlana Mladenov
  • On the horizon, Open Studio, Toronto, two person show with Libby Hague, curated by Rebecca Travis
  • Facing It, Tom Thompson Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
  • International Biennial of Dry Points, Kraljevo, Serbia
  • Flux Identity, National Gallery of North Macedonia, Skoplje, curated by Svetlana Mladenov
  • Rusted Sky, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • Canaries in a Coal Mine, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • Cultural Center Gallery Tivat, Montenegro
  • Covid-19 Portraits,1313 Gallery, Toronto
  • Portraits from the Permanent Collection, MacLaren Art Center, Barrie
  • Identity in Flux, exhibition of 10 Canadian artists, curated by Svetlana Mladenov, Rajko Mamuzic Gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia

  • Week-end de l’art contemporainen, Collectif 0, 100, Bordeaux, France
  • November Saloon, Contemporary Gallery Kraljevo, Serbia
  • Papier 18, Montreal
  • 13th International Graphic Art Biennial, Uzice Serbia
  • 150 Orillia Collection, Orillia Museum of Art and History, Orillia, Ontario
  • Open Book of Balkan International show of countries from Balkan, National Gallery of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Sarajevo
  • Biennial of Miniature Art, Contemporary Gallery Kralljevo, Serbia
  • International digital art miniprint 11, Voix Visuelle, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Forty Years of Contemporary Gallery, Pancevo Serbia
  • Graphics of Belgrade Circle, Gallery of Grafichs Collective, Belgrade
  • Fourth International Salon of Graphics, Kraljevo , Serbia
  • Biennial of Miniature Art, Gornji Milanovac Cultural Centre (Modern Gallery), Serbia
  • November Salon, Modern Gallery of Cultural Centre, Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
  • INTERBIFEP, Tuzla, Bosnia, and Hercegovina
  • 16 INTERBIFEP, International Biennial of Portraits, Tuzla , Bosnia And Hercegovina
  • Celebrating Print 2015, KADS NY, New York
  • Summer Show, International Print Center, New York
  • Passion and Trepidation, Centre 3, Hamilton, Curated by Ingrid Myrhofer
  • On Your Marks, Open Studio Print Sales Gallery, Toronto
  • A Print Salon, Birch Contemporary, Toronto
  • Print Process - Drypoint, Open Studio, Toronto
  • Art Turning Left, How Values Changed Making: 1789-2013 - With Zvono, Sarajevo, Imago Mundi, Suitcase of Mr. Benetton (collection of works from former Yugoslavia), Querini Stampalia Foundation,Venice, Italy, Tate Liverpool, UK
  • Wiki Show, Station Gallery, Whitby Not, Curated by O. Wlasenko
  • Student and Faculty International, Gallery of Faculty of Fine Art, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Exchange: Works on Paper, Georgian College, Barrie
  • Group Show of International Artists in Residence, Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Expo Rouge Sanguin, Espace Robert Poulin, Montreal
  • The Print Process: Monotypes on paper, Open Studio, Toronto
  • International Biennial of Miniature Art, Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gallery Verticale, Montreal, Quebec
  • 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
  • AAF Contemporary Art, New York with Kunsthaus Santa Fe, Mexico
  • Valeurs, Espace Culturale Francois Mitterand, Perigueux, France
  • 11th Visual Arts Biennial-Values, Pancevo, Serbia (curated by Igor Antic)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Multiples Project by gallery artists, The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
  • Wasteland, Obdam, Netherland (curated by Tania Karreman)
  • Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ont.
  • Canadian Clay Currents, Pyramid Art Center, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Emerging Artist Showcase, Gallery 101,Ottawa ,Ont.
  • 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)
  • Biennal of the Youth'91, Museum of Modern Art , Rijeka, Croatia
  • International Biennal of Sculpture, Art Gallery, Murska Subota, Slovenia
  • Exhibition of Group Zvono, Anushka Gallery, San Diego, California
  • 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
  • Trick Chicken, Animated movie, 1 minute 20 seconds
  • Beeboy, Animated movie, 44 seconds
  • Animateka Program Estern Europ Panorame , Ljubljana , Slovenia
  • Beeboy Miniature Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada
  • Beeboy Mister Vorky, Ruma, Serbia
  • Beeboy Tuzla International Film Festival, Tuzla, Bosnia and Hercegovina
  • Beeboy Banja Luka International Animated Festival 2016, Bosnia and Hercegovina
  • Beeboy Monthly International Film Festival 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Beeboy Animateka, International festival of Animation, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Grants and Awards
  • The Kingston Prize, Royal Ontario Museum Institute for Contemporary Culture
  • Ontario Art Council, grant for established artists
  • Toronto Art Council, Grant for visual Artists
  • Paris Studio, Canada Council for the Arts
  • Visual Grants, Canada Council for the Arts
  • Travel Grant, Canada council for Arts
  • Visual Grant for Mid-carrier Artists, Canada Art Council ($12000)
  • Toronto Art Council, Grant for Visual Art ($5000)
  • Paris Studio, Canada Art Council
  • Award for Best Drawing on Exhibition of Association of Artists of Bosnia
  • Visual Grant for Mid-career Artists, Canada Council
  • Visual Arts Grant, Ontario Art Council
  • Travel Grant, Canada Council
  • Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Art Council
  • Travel Grant, Canada Council
  • Exhibition Assistance Grant ,Ontario Art Council
  • Travel Grant, Canada Council
  • Visual Arts Grant, Ontario Arts Council
  • Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
  • Valenart Award:Image 95, OSA# 121Annual Juried Exhibition
  • 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
  • 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
  • M..F.A. University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • B. F.A. Academy of Fine Arts ,Sarajevo, Bosnia